Week 19

The schedule for Week 19 and reminders about upcoming events are posted below.

The January grade level newsletters are now available to view on the grade level google sites. These can be found on the Resources section of this website. For those of you who missed our Coffee with Veronica and Russell on Wednesday, you can find a link to the slides here.

Week 19 2021


  • 1/18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/27: School Site Council and English Language Advisory Committee Meeting
  • 2/5: Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/15: Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 2/22: Online Community Dialogue

Take care,

Veronica Rodriguez

El Camino – College Night

Hello Srs,

El Camino College presents “College Night”.  Click here to be directed to their website.


College Night
January 20, 2021

Join us for virtual College Night!

College Night at El Camino College is an open house event showcasing everything ECC has to offer! Come learn about programs and resources at our resource fair, attend workshops, enjoy donuts with the deans, chat with counselors, and take a twilight campus tour.

All prospective students, parents, adult learners, educators, and community members are invited to attend.


All activities take place online via zoom. You must register for each session that you wish to attend.

Please note that sessions starting at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM are concurrent. A recording of each of the sessions will be posted on this page after the event is over.



Registration Link

5:30 – 6:00 PM Welcome Session Sign up for this session

Workshop Session 1
6:00 – 6:50 PM Career Education Sign up for this session
  Dual Enrollment Sign up for this session
ECC Information Sessions & Campus Tour Sign up for this session

Workshop Session 2
7:00 – 7:50 PM Transfer Strategies Sign up for this session
Financial Aid 101 Sign up for this session
Special Resource Center Sign up for this session

Workshop Descriptions

Career Education

Get from Where You Are to Where You Want To Be
Career Education at El Camino College prepares students for employment (Entry Pathway) or for future education (Skilled and Professional Pathways) in a career major or concentration.

Dual Enrollment

Save Time, Money, Explore, and Get Ahead!
This workshop will teach current high school students and parents how they can successfully enroll in courses at El Camino College while still enrolled in high school for free.

Financial Aid 101

What Students and Families Need to Know
This workshop will address why it is important to apply for financial aid and how students can remain in good standing.

Transfer Strategies

This workshop will address the many transfer opportunities that students have when they enroll at El Camino College. It’s never too early to start thinking about the future.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No school on Monday

We missed our students and are glad to see them back this week!

Monday is a school holiday held in honor of civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who championed the cause of justice, racial equality, and love between people regardless of the color of their skin.

In his acceptance speech of the Nobel Prize in 1964, Dr. King said: “I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind…I refuse to accept the idea that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

Particularly in our unprecedented current historical context and the disturbing recent events in our Capitol, Dr. King’s hope and faith in a society committed to driving out the darkness of injustice and racism in our country with the light of justice and love is one we continue to reflect on, teach, and strive to embody with our students.

Spring 2021 El Camino College Dual Enrollment College Courses

Hey Designers!

Spring 2021 El Camino College Dual Enrollment College Courses

Who: Juniors and Seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS

What: College courses at Da Vinci Schools through El Camino College. Courses meet transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Why: Get a start on your college credits! It looks great on your college applications.

Cost: FREE! The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including textbook fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks from families that are able to are appreciated.

Where: Classes will be held virtually and are asynchronous on Canvas, the El Camino College student portal due to COVID-19.

To be eligible to take a dual enrollment class the student needs to pass all their academic classes, have no credit recovery for a-g classes, and be a Senior or Junior student.

If you are interested in applying, make sure you apply to El Camino College Spring 2021 term and email the completed dual enrollment form (located below) with your confirmation application number and/or ECC ID number to your school counselor by Friday, January 15, 2021 by 12:00pm. After you submit your completed form, your counselor will discuss next steps on how to register for the class; classes start on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Click here to view the classes we are offering for the Spring 2021 term. Please note, to ensure the equity of student enrollment, the maximum number of dual enrollment classes through Da Vinci Schools is 2 classes.

Applying to El Camino College

All students must complete (or have recently completed) an El Camino College application for admission.

Never applied?

Submit an application for admission for Spring 2021 to El Camino College by clicking here

Need Help?

Follow along screen-by-screen by clicking the following link:

Help to Complete the Application for Admission

After submitting, you will receive your Welcome email (with El Camino College ID #) within 1-3 business days at the personal email address given on your application.  If you do not receive your Welcome email after 3 business days, please email El Camino’s Dual Enrollment office at dualenrollment@elcamino.edu

Previously applied?

Your application is in good standing if you applied for either Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Winter 2021 – or if you dual enrolled in a Fall 2020 or Spring 2020 course.
Not Sure if you Need to Apply Again?  Click here

Your El Camino College ID # is the same as previous terms and is 7-digits (no letters)
If you do not know your El Camino College ID #, please email El Camino College’s Dual Enrollment Office at dualenrollment@elcamino.edu

Dual Enrollment Application

All students must submit a completed Dual Enrollment Application for Spring 2021 to be registered in their class(es). Students, parents, and authorized high school signers can use Fill & Sign Tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form and draw their signatures.

Download the Dual Enrollment Application PDF

Click Help to Complete the Dual Enrollment Application using Fill & Sign tools in Acrobat Reader or by printing and scanning


NOTE: El Camino College Admissions Office will not accept typed signatures. All signatures need to be drawn using the above methods, either by pen, mouse, or touchscreen. This is the most common reason why a form cannot be processed.



MyECC is El Camino College’s secure online portal where you view your registered classes, grades, unofficial transcripts, etc. Your MyECC username and password are included in your Welcome email. You will be prompted to create a new password when you log into your MyECC portal for the first time.


NOTE: El Camino College recently updated MyECC password requirements. Passwords must include at least 10 characters, 1 capital letter, and 1 number (and number cannot be at the end or beginning of password).


Log into MyECC – this link can also be found at the top of every www.elcamino.edu webpage
If you are unable to log into your MyECC portal, please email El Camino’s Dual Enrollment office at dualenrollment@elcamino.edu.


Registered students will have access to their class(es) in Canvas, our online course management system, when instructors publish them around the start of the term. You will need to use your MyECC login information to access Canvas.

Learn more about Canvas and find Canvas Login Page by clicking on El Camino College Canvas Resource Webpage

Dropping a Class

Registered students who wish to drop the class must perform this action themselves in MyECC by the drop deadlines. (If you are not sure what this means, please reach out to your DVD counselor for explanation).  How to Drop a Class webpage

El Camino College Academic Calendar with Last Day to Drop without Notation on college transcript and Last Day to Drop with a “W” that will appear on your college transcript.

Assistance is Available!

Dual Enrollment offers Drop-In Assistance via Zoom every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to assist students one-on-one with questions they may have about their application for admission or Dual Enrollment form.

Please join El Camino by using the link below for additional online help – no sign up necessary:

Link to Dual Enrollment Online Help & Events webpage or you can also email dual enrollment at dualenrollment@elcamino.edu


If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact your school counselor via email.

Thank you,

DVD Counseling Team

California Black College Expo 2021

Calling all Srs!

Black College Expo California

Virtually you can GET:
– Accepted to colleges on The Spot
– College Application Fees Waived
– Scholarships on the Spot
– Informative Seminars and Workshops


For more information:


Black College Expo


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Black College Expo will be hosted LIVE virtually until we can continue back to physical events. The Virtual California Black College Expo a 2-Day event is an ONLINE Experience for students to get access to colleges, highlighting HBCUs, historically black colleges and universities, and other educational programs.

Students can get ACCEPTED on the SPOT! College Application FEES Waived, and get SCHOLARSHIPS on the spot! It was developed due the impact COVID-19 pandemic that has affected students and families, especially when it comes to college access. This event will help high school seniors looking for a college home and college transfer students looking to transfer to a four year college.

This event also serves as a bridge to help college recruiters connect with students looking to go to college. It is also an opportunity for future high school seniors to get connected to a college and get their application fees waived.

Black College Expo is helping students with access to higher education for over 20 years. This event truly helps students connect to college, careers & beyond! The event is produced by National College Resources Foundation (NCRF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. NCRF has helped over 500,000 students get into college, and helped students connect with over 1 billion dollars in scholarships and grants.


DVD T-Shirts and Hoodies are Ready for Purchase

Greetings Families!

DVD is excited to kick off the new year with our official 2021 student designed t-shirts and hoodies! All apparel was designed by the finalists of our Fall 2020 design competition, and a winning design was chosen from each grade level.

Help us celebrate these student designers by purchasing a t-shirt or a hoodie at:

Thank you again to Mychal’s Learning Place for being our partner in this process. We are so proud to announce that all proceeds from sales this year will be going to Mychal’s Learning Place to support programming that provides support, training and opportunities to youth and young adults with developmental disabilities.

DVD T-Shirt Flyer (Updated)

UCLA Saturday Business Institute

Calling all DVD 9th and 10th grade students and parents!

The UCLA Saturday Business Institute (SBI) program provides students with college and business exposure. Many of our students have participated in SBI in the past and this is a great way to learn more about the college application process before Senior year as well as continued development of essential skills in leadership. The UCLA Saturday Business Institute will meet 4 Saturdays during the Spring semester. This year the program will be offered virtually only in webinar style.

The UCLA Saturday Business Institute will be hosting an informative presentation for students and parents on Tuesday, January 12th at 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada).

To register for this meeting click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To sign up to for UCLA Saturday Business Institute, please click this link.

If you have questions, please contact your counselors.


Riordan Business Inst flyer Spring 2021

2nd Semester Begins on Monday, January 11th

Greetings DVD Families,

We have been preparing for the 2nd semester this week and are looking forward to welcoming back our students on Monday, January 11th. Here is the distance learning schedule for next week.

Week 18 2021

On Wednesday, January 13th at 8 am, we will be hosting our monthly Coffee with Veronica and Russell. All parents are welcome to attend. Click here for the link to the meeting.

Thank you,

Veronica Rodriguez

Winter Break Begins Tomorrow!

Greetings DVD Community!

We would like to acknowledge all our families and staff members that have worked so hard to keep our students engaged in their learning throughout this semester. We appreciate you all and hope you take some time to rest and enjoy the holidays!

Report cards will be mailed to your home next week and our second semester is set to start on Monday, January 11th.

Take care,

Veronica & Russell

UCLA Riordan Saturday Business Institute

Calling all DVD 9th and 10th grade students!

The UCLA Saturday Business Institute program provides students with college and business exposure.  Many of our Designers have participated in the past and this is a great way to learn more about the college application process before Senior year as well as developing essential skills in leadership.  The UCLA Saturday Business Institute will meet 4 Saturdays during the Spring semester.  This year the program will be offered virtually only in webinar style.


Riordan Business Inst flyer Spring 2021

To sign up, please click this link

If you have questions, please contact your counselors.

Thank you.

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