Delay of New Campus Opening

Good Afternoon, DVS Families!

As you may have read in the letter from Dr. Wunder today, our new campus won’t be 100% ready for us to move in before opening day on August 22nd (you can read the letter by clicking on this link:

Because of this, we’ll need to start the school year on our current campus and then move in to the new one sometime during first semester when it’s all ready to go.

While this is certainly a disappointing inconvenience, it’s nothing we can’t handle together as a school family. We will be working hard to get our current campus ready to kick off the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, August 22nd. We can’t wait to welcome our students back!

This historic year will certainly be an adventure and there will never be another one like it – and there’s no other group of staff, students and families I would rather be with on this journey.

If you have any questions, please email me at and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.




*Note: We will begin the school year with our NEW schedule, which is shifted 20 minutes earlier. Classes begin at 8:40am and end at 3:35pm on Mondays-Thursdays, and go from 9:40-3:35 on Fridays.

Police Activity near Campus – Update for Families

Dear parents & families, an incident involving police activity occurred on Aviation Blvd. between El Segundo Blvd. and Rosecrans Blvd. near the 360 housing development around 10:00 am this morning. Upon hearing this, we immediately went into a soft lock down and contacted the police.  They shared with us that the suspect was already in custody and that we were cleared from lock down.  We will ensure there is additional staff presence at the dismissal of summer school today at DVD/DVC at noon.

Thank you

On behalf of all the adults here at DVS, thank you once again for trusting us with your children this year. They are a truly wonderful group of young men and women whom we enjoy, admire and respect, and who it was our pleasure leading, serving, and taking care of as best we could.

Our teachers will be completing students’ final grades and report card comments over the next 2 days, and we will mail out the report cards on Monday. Though the teachers and counselors will not be answering emails over the summer break, you are always welcome to email me with any questions you have.

I will be keeping you up to date with details about our move into the new campus as I learn them :)

Again, thank you. 2016-2017 (or as we call it here, “DVS Season 8″) has been our best year yet.


PSAT 9 & PSAT 10 Results are In

Hi 9th and 10th grade families,

Today students will begin receiving the score reports for the PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 tests they took in April. Please ask your son or daughter to show you the report when they receive it. I’ve included information about how to understand the score report below. Please click on the links to access the information. If you have any questions, please contact me at Thank you!

PSAT 10 Parent Guide

PSAT 9 Parent Tutorial

Presentation of Learning Policies

Hi DVS Families! Here are some of the policies regarding POLs at DVS:

Missed presentations: There will not be any POL makeups allowed. Students who miss a POL with a valid reason* will be excused from the POL. * Valid reasons include urgent doctor’s appointments with doctor’s note and parent confirmation, hospitalization with appropriate documentation, and deaths in the family with appropriate documentation.

Students arriving late to their POL presentation: The timer for each student’s POL will begin at their scheduled time. If a student arrives late, they will be allowed to give their presentation but will only have the time remaining on the timer to do so.

Students not in professional dress and/or missing a script or evidence: Students who are not dressed professionally or who are demonstrating a lack of preparedness will be permitted to present, but will be awarded a presentation preparedness score that reflects their lack of preparedness.

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