El Camino College Class Book Pick-Up Opportunity

This message is for the families of 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in POLI 1: Governments of the United States and California and BIO 15: Environmental Aspects of Biology through El Camino College. 

You are welcome and encouraged to pick up your books for these classes today (Monday, 3/1) between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. There will be a tent set up in the parking lot for book distribution. Please note that the textbooks for BUS 15: Introduction to Business have not yet arrived. We will notify you when they have arrived. If you are unable to pick up your books at this time, please contact Nancy Banuelos at nbanuelos@davincischools.org to arrange an alternate time.

Week 25 Schedule and Upcoming Events

Hello DVD families!

Thank you to our Black Student Union for coordinating and facilitating our Community Dialogue honoring Black History Month this week. Here are a few pieces of beautiful artwork that were created by students in our African-American Studies course and shared during our CD.

BSU artwork

We will be hosting our Spring Student Led Conferences (SLCs) during Week 26 (March 8-11). All conferences will be held online.  Information for each grade level is listed below, as well the schedules for Weeks 25-26.

Week 25 2021 Week 26 2021

Reminders/Upcoming Events

  • 3/1: Diversity Council Webinar
  • 3/2: Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Parents/Community @ 6:30 pm (click link here)
  • 3/8-3/11: SLC Week
  • 3/12: Professional Development day – NO SCHOOL; Make-up Picture Day
  • 3/12: Counselor Meetings for 9th/10th grade families. RSVP here (English 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and Spanish 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Take care,

Veronica Rodriguez

You’re Invited: Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Families on March 2nd

We invite Da Vinci parents/guardians and community members to attend a Virtual Town Hall meeting on March 2nd at 6:30PM to solicit your feedback on the steps being taken for a phased-in return to campus between April 12th-June 9th. Join us!

Virtual Town Hall for Families
March 2, 2021 | 6:30PM

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95743052884

Meeting ID: 957 4305 2884
1 (669) 900 6833

Speaking at the Virtual Town Hall on March 2nd will be Dr. Matthew Wunder, CEO/Superintendent; Dr. Jennifer Hawn, Chief Operating Officer; Dr. Emily Green, School Nurse; and Vicente Bravo, Chief Administrative Officer.

We will provide an update on our COVID-19 safety plan, discuss timelines, solicit feedback from families, and answer as many questions as we can. The Town Hall will be recorded and posted on our website. Because a Town Hall via Zoom may make it challenging to respond to everyone’s questions, we will also provide a Padlet to capture your thoughts, and request that you complete a survey that will be sent out on March 3.

(Please note: The Town Hall can only accommodate 1,000 participants. If for some reason you are not able to get onto the call, you will have access to the recording, Padlet and survey to provide feedback. Thanks for your understanding.)

Athletics Update & Information Meeting Tonight @ 5:30pm!

Please join us for a virtual Athletics Update & Information Meeting tonight (Thursday, February 25) at 5:30PM at this Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96739097320 !

This meeting will include updated information, including:

+ Area Placement Change, Impact of Re-leaguing
+ What Spring 2021 (Season 2) will look like
+ Current CIF and L.A. County Department of Public Health Guidelines for Practices, Conditioning and Competition
+ Q&A

All students, families and community members are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

This update will be recorded for future access. 

9th & 10th Grade Info-session / Sesión de Información Familiar de los Grados 9 y 10

Dear Parents,

DVD counselors will be hosting a 9th and 10th grade family info session on Friday, March 12th from 11:30am – 12:30pm and again from 3:00pm – 4:00pm for our Spanish speaking parents. This info session will allow us to share important information on maintaining good grades, high school to career pathways, what colleges are looking for, college options and  planning for the college application process.  It’s never too early to begin preparing.  Please use the link below to sign up for this informative session.

RSVP here!

Thank you,

Your Da Vinci Design Counseling Team


Queridos padres,

Los consejeros de DVD estarán presentando una sesión de información familiar de los grados 9 y 10 el viernes 12 de Marzo de 11:30 am a 12:30 pm en ingles y nuevamente de 3:00 pm a 4:00 pm para nuestros hispanohablantes. Esta sesión de información nos permitirá compartir información importante sobre cómo mantener buenas calificaciones, desde la escuela secundaria hasta las trayectorias profesionales, lo que las universidades están buscando, las opciones universitarias y la planificación del proceso de solicitud de la universidad. Nunca es demasiado pronto para comenzar a prepararse. Utilice el enlace a continuación para registrarse en esta sesión informativa.

¡RSVP aqui!


Su equipo de consejería de Da Vinci Design


Da Vinci Freshman UCLA Presentation

Hello DVD 9th grade families!

Conner Ching, UCLA Ambassador, will be giving a presentation on UCLA next week in which he will introduce students and families to opportunities available at a university such as UCLA (majors, study abroad, research, etc.) 9th graders! It’s never too early to start learning about and exploring post-secondary options, before you know it you’ll be a senior applying to college!

See the details below:

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 2nd, 5-6pm PT

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97943892873

Presentation Description: ” In this presentation, I’ll introduce freshmen students to what life looks like at UCLA, including classes, clubs, and residential life. I’ll also provide a basic overview of the UC Application and the qualities UCLA looks for in applicants. Throughout the presentation, I’ll share my personal experience applying to UCLA and being a student at UCLA, and answer any questions students have about UCLA, the UCs, or the college application process in general.”

Use this opportunity to learn a bit about UCLA from someone who actually attended and now currently works for UCLA!

Student-Led Conferences

Greetings DVD families!

We will be hosting our Spring Student-Led Conferences (SLCs) during Week 26 (March 8-11). All conferences will be held online. Information for each grade level is listed below, as well as the schedules for Weeks 24-26.

Reminders/Upcoming Events:

  • 2/22: Black History Month Community Dialogue
  • 3/1: Diversity Council Webinar
  • 3/3: (Virtual) Coffee with Veronica and Russell at 8 am
  • 3/8-3/11: SLC Week
  • 3/12: Professional Development day – NO SCHOOL; Make-up Picture Day

Week 24 2021 Week 25 2021 Week 26 2021

Take care,

Veronica Rodriguez

Student Makeup Photo Opportunity – 3/12

For any student who missed the opportunity to have their school photo taken last fall or who wish to have their photo re-taken, there will be an opportunity for make-up photos on Friday, March 12th. Here’s the link to sign up for an appointment: DV Student Photos Makeup Appointments

The appointment to take the photos is free of charge, and families will have several options to purchase digital or printed images. As a safety measure due to the COVID pandemic, Da Vinci asks that you be wearing a mask when you arrive to campus.

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