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FAFSA Workshop: Wednesday, October 27th at 5pm

Hello Seniors and Families,

Wednesday, October 27th, 5pm – 6pm the Da Vinci Counselors from Communications, Design, and Science and Connect will be hosting a FAFSA Workshop Night. For those unable to attend, the webinar and the presentation slides will be available this week.

All College applicants must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for financial aid (ex. grants, loans, scholarships). The FAFSA opened on October 1st and is due March 2nd for CSUs, UCs, and Community Colleges in California. FAFSA deadlines for private and out-of-state universities vary. So please check those school’s financial aid websites and apply early!

Here is the link to the FAFSA. The FAFSA requires an FSA ID, which is the electronic signature needed from both student and parent. Here is a helpful video that will walk you through the steps to apply for your FSA ID

This ZOOM webinar event will allow counselors to present the application step by step on how to fill out the FAFSA application. There will be a Q&A in the chat feature on ZOOM. Please join the webinar here:

 

We hope to see you there!

The DV Counseling Team

 

Week 10 Roundup & Week 11 Preview

We hope you have enjoyed listening to your sons and daughters share the reflections on their learning with you in Student-Led Conferences this week! Next week we are back to our regular schedule and with Spirit Week, with a different dress-up theme for each day of the week. We also have college guest visitors every day at lunch, and we encourage students from all grade levels to attend those!

Our Zoom parent office hours have been moved to Mondays from 4:30-5:30pm. The link is the same as before, http://tinyurl.com/DVSParentOfficeHours, and all are welcome to drop in to the Zoom to share your questions, feedback and ideas with us.

Enjoy your weekend!

Parent Office Hours moved to Monday evenings

Dear DVS Parents and Guardians, I hope you have enjoyed listening to your sons and daughters share the reflections on their learning with you in Student-Led Conferences this week!

Grace and I will not be holding parent office hours this week, but beginning next week our Zoom parent office hours are moved to Mondays from 4:30-5:30pm. The link is the same as before, http://tinyurl.com/DVSParentOfficeHours, and all are welcome to drop in to the Zoom to share your questions, feedback and ideas with us!

21-22 Wellness Screener: Opt Out Form

In an effort to be more proactive in supporting students’ mental health, a wellness screener will be given to all students at Da Vinci Science HS. Results from the screener will be used by the counselors to create interventions such as coping skills groups, counselor check ins, and referrals for therapy. Scores will not be shared with students or parents. Parents will be notified, and parent consent is required if a student is referred to receive counseling services delivered by Antioch or Pepperdine therapists. If you would like your child to OPT-OUT and NOT PARTICIPATE in the screener, please fill out this form by Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Be well-DVS Counselors

Wellness Screener: Opt Out Form

Save the Date! Bike Safety Class on October 13th

bike safety class

Mark your calendars for the Bike Safety Class that will be hosted on our 201 campus on October 13th at 5:30 pm! Guests will learn rules for biking, bike safety skills, review laws for motorists interacting with bikes & more.

October 13, 2021 @ 5:30PM

Da Vinci Schools – West Plaza (outdoors near basketball courts)
201 N. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Register now at bit.ly/bikesafe2021

Thank you to HPD & ESPD for their commitment to keeping our students safe. And a BIG thank you to Liza Somilleda, the Wiseburn Education Foundation & Big 5 for your support!

For questions email: somilledala@gmail.com