Meal Program Updates!

Da Vinci Families, we have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:

You may pick up FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under at Dana Middle School, located at 5504 W. 135th Street in Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end on Dec. 31, 2020.

Second, please complete a meal application to ensure your child receives free or reduced price meals for the entire school year. Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors! If you have already submitted an application or have been directly certified you will automatically entered in the raffle.  We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify.  Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students!  

Apply online at www.mymealtime.com, download an application from the Da Vinci website at www.davincischools.org/meals, or pick up a meal application from Dana Middle School or at the high school campus at 201 N. Douglas Street. 

We thank you!

Colleges that Change Lives Virtual Exploration

Hello DVD Senior families,

This upcoming week Colleges That Change Lives will be hosting 4 days of presentations and information sessions with 42 Colleges That Change Lives. This is free for students and their parents. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these schools and attend information sessions on the college application process.

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of every student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.

Students should register for each session that they want to attend. Once they register, they’ll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar.

The dates for these presentations are September 27-30, 2020.

The website with the registration links and the schedule can be found here. 

 

UCLA Virtual Fall Open House

Hello DVD families,

Here is some information on UCLA’s annual Fall Open House for prospective freshman and transfer students!

Virtually explore UCLA via social media and a series of live interactive events to include:

  • Freshman, Transfer & International Admission Sessions
  • Live Virtual Campus Tours (English & Spanish)
  • Financial Aid & Housing Presentations
  • Academic Departments & Progrms
  • Support Services & Live Student Panels

Recorded sessions will also be available to all registrants. Registration is required, so please secure your reservation using the link below:

For registration link click HERE

When: Monday-Saturday October 5-10, 2020

Monday-Friday: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Flyer: UCLA Virtual Fall Open House

Opportunity to Provide Input on the Draft Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

DVD is seeking input from students, staff, families, and community members on the initial draft of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.  The purpose of this plan is to describe how DVD will address the impacts of COVID-19 and maintain continuity of student learning in the coming year.  The final document will include our plans for:

  • Providing distance learning and, when public health conditions allow, in-person instruction
  • Measuring student progress and participation and address learning loss
  • Providing supports for English Learners, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, Students with Unique Needs, and Low-income students
  • Ensuring access to devices and connectivity
  • Providing resources and supports to address student and staff mental health and social emotional well-being
  • Student and family engagement and outreach to reengage students who are absent, unengaged, or at risk of learning loss
  • Providing school meals for students during distance learning and in-person instruction
  • Increasing/improving services for English Learners, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, and Low-Income students

DVD values stakeholder voice and input. This input will be used to guide revisions.  A draft will be presented in a public hearing on Friday September 25, 2020 8:00-9:00 a.m. via zoom link https://zoom.us/j/91367888850  and the final draft will be presented for adoption at the September 30, 2020 6:00 p.m. board meeting.

All stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments on the Draft Plan.  The Draft Plan and comment forms can be accessed at the links below.

REVIEW THE DRAFT PLAN LINKED HERE

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

Comments can be submitted using one of the following google forms

English Comment Form  LINKED HERE

Spanish Comment Form (Formulario de comentarios en español) HAGA CLIC AQUI

Si tiene preguntas sobre el Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia de DVD o del formualario de comentarios, favor de comunicarse con Veronica Rodriguez, directora de Da Vinci Design (vrodriguez@davincischools.org).

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Hello DVD families and students,

Here is some information on a website called TeensVolunteer.org, which helps California teens find volunteer opportunities. TeensVolunteer.org is a free service that lists more than 400 opportunities, including ones conducted in-person in the Los Angeles area and ones conducted virtually.

For more info please feel free to visit their website at teensvolunteer.org.

 

 

Laguna College of Art Design National Portfolio Day

Hello Designers!

100% free, online portfolio reviews!

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the National Portfolio Day Association has made the decision to move all events online into a virtual event for the upcoming season.

Please feel free to visit the virtual Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) booth on November 15, 2020 from 9am-1pm (Pacific Time). 

All virtual NPDA events will be online at www.nationalportfolioday.live. For more information about National Portfolio Day please visit www.nationalportfolioday.org.

 

 

Important Meal Program Updates

Dear Da Vinci Families,

We have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:

  1. Our Meal Pick-Up Location has changed. As of Monday, Sept. 14, FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under may be picked up at Dana Middle School, 5504 W. 135th Street, Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end Dec. 31, 2020.
  2. Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications are now available. Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to win some great prizes that will come in handy during distance learning! We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify.  We urge you to complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students. 

As you may have heard, California and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture have extended FREE meals for all children 18 & under through December 31, 2020 due to COVID-19. So, you may ask yourself:

Why Should I Fill Out a Meal Application?

  • Free/Reduced Price Meals for the Entire 2020-21 School Year – Free meals end on December 31, 2020. Apply by Oct. 1 to receive free or reduced price meals for the remainder of the school year and to be entered into the raffle. Please apply even if you’re unsure if you’re eligible. Help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students! 
  • College Application and SAT/ACT Fee Waivers – Students receiving free or reduced price meals receive Common App and SAT/ACT fee waivers, saving your family potentially hundreds of dollars!
  • The Chance to Win Prizes! – Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 and you will be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors. Families who have already submitted their application or have been directly certified will be automatically entered.
  • Grant Eligibility – Many funders determine eligibility based on the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced price meals. Help us qualify for more grants by completing an application today!

There are several ways to complete a meal application (choose one):

  1. Apply online at www.mymealtime.com. Here is a YouTube video to help guide you: https://youtu.be/PoDQUcJfAos
  2. Download a print application from www.davincischools.org/meals, fill it out, take a clear photo, then email it to meals@davincischools.org or drop it off at our new meal service site at Dana Middle School or at 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
  3. You can also pick up an application at Dana or at 201. N. Douglas Street. El Segundo, CA 90245.

Questions? Please visit www.davincischools.org/meals or email us at meals@davincischools.org

Don’t forget to apply by Oct. 1st to be entered into the raffle!

Professional Development Day & Make-Up Picture/Supply Day – 9/18

On Friday, September 18th, there is no school for students, but students are encouraged to take advantage of make-up picture day in the event that they missed the opportunity to get a school photo in August. Students in grades 9 and 10 who were not able to stop by to pick up supplies may do so on this day between 10 am and 12 pm.

Please click on the following links to pre-register and include the student name when registering:

  • Pictures (all grade levels): 8:30 am – 12 pm (RSVP here)
  • Supplies (9th and 10th grades): 10 am – 12 pm (RSVP here)

Thank you,

Veronica Rodriguez

Important Meal Program Updates

Da Vinci Families, we have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:

First, our meal pick-up location has changed. As of Monday, Sept. 14, you may pick up FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under at Dana Middle School, located at 5504 W. 135th Street in Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end on Dec. 31, 2020.

Second, please complete a meal application to ensure your child receives free or reduced price meals for the entire school year. Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors! If you have already submitted an application or have been directly certified you will automatically entered in the raffle.  We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify.  Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students!  

Apply online at www.mymealtime.com, download an application from the Da Vinci website at www.davincischools.org/meals, or pick up a meal application from Dana Middle School or at the high school campus at 201 N. Douglas Street. 

We thank you!

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