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Blood and Convalescent Plasma Drive: June 23rd

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Make an Appointment to Donate Blood Today! 

Da Vinci Schools and Rotary District 5280 are hosting a one-day Blood and Convalescent Plasma Drive at our 201 N. campus!

When: Tuesday, June 23rd from 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

To ensure appropriate social distancing, we encourage donors to make an appointment in the following ways:   

  • Scan the QR code above 
  • Call (310) 825-0888, select option 2

To donate Convalescent Plasma, please contact Noelle Lai at nlai@mednet.ucla.edu

 

Important Coronavirus Update: Virtual Learning for the Rest of the School Year (April 2, 2020)

Dear Da Vinci Families and Friends,

As information continues to emerge regarding campus closures during the global coronavirus outbreak, I want to share the latest information.  Last night, Governor Newsom shared in a press conference that students in California will not physically return to school campuses for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  LACOE Superintendent Dr. Debra Duardo also has recommended that all districts and schools in Los Angeles County plan to provide virtual learning to students through the end of the school year.

Both Da Vinci Schools and the Wiseburn Unified School District will follow the direction of our state and county leaders and will adhere to a continuation of virtual learning through the end of this school year, unless new circumstances emerge requiring a change.

While our physical school campuses are closed, our schools are open. Virtual instruction will continue for all of our students through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Our teachers, counselors, school leaders, IT team and classified staff have done exceptional work to keep our students engaged, learning and connected during this challenging time. We continue to implement best practices in distance learning while tapping into some of the country’s exemplary learning networks of which we are members, as well as to learn from our internal experts at Da Vinci Connect, DVX, and RISE who have been highly successful in blending in-person and remote learning for years.

As noted in an earlier update, we have decided to convert Monday, 4/13 and Tuesday, 4/14 (the two days following Spring Break) into Professional Development days to plan and collaborate in order to meet the needs of all of our students and families.

We understand there are many questions left unanswered and many details are still to be worked out. Over the next few weeks your school leaders will provide additional information about grading, graduations, senior activities, and more. We are committed to holding promotion and graduation ceremonies on campus/in person when it is safe to do so.

Our priority remains to do our part to protect the health and well-being of our students, staff, and the greater community. Please check our Coronavirus Updates web page for the latest information.

We also remind you that we are providing FREE breakfast and lunch for ALL Da Vinci students. Meals can be picked up daily M-F from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Dana Middle School, located at 5504 W. 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA. During Spring Break (April 6-10), meal service at Dana will be closed. Meals during Spring Break may be picked up at any Centinela Valley High School campus. For more information, please visit https://www.centinela.k12.ca.us/.

We are deeply grateful for your partnership, and for all of the ways that our Da Vinci family is coming together to support one another.

Please stay safe and be well,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

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Importante actualización del coronavirus: aprendizaje virtual durante el resto del año escolar (2 de abril de 2020)

Estimadas familias y amigos de Da Vinci:

A medida que continúa surgiendo información sobre el cierre de los sitios escolares durante el brote mundial de coronavirus, quiero compartir la información más reciente. Anoche, el gobernador Newsom compartió en una conferencia de prensa que los estudiantes en California no regresarán físicamente a los sitios escolares durante el resto del año escolar 2019-2020. La Superintendente de LACOE, Dra. Debra Duardo, también recomendó que todos los distritos y escuelas del Condado de Los Ángeles planeen proporcionar aprendizaje virtual a los estudiantes hasta el final del año escolar.

Tanto las Escuelas Da Vinci como el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Wiseburn seguirán la dirección de nuestros líderes estatales y del condado y se adherirán a una continuación del aprendizaje virtual hasta el final de este año escolar, a menos que surjan nuevas circunstancias que requieran un cambio.

Mientras nuestros sitios escolares están cerrados físicamente, nuestras escuelas están abiertas. La instrucción virtual continuará para todos nuestros estudiantes hasta el final del año escolar 2019-20. Nuestros maestros, consejeros, líderes escolares, equipo de tecnología y personal clasificado han hecho un trabajo excepcional para mantener a nuestros estudiantes comprometidos, aprendiendo y conectados durante este momento desafiante. Continuamos implementando las mejores prácticas en el aprendizaje a distancia mientras aprovechamos algunas de las redes de aprendizaje ejemplares del país de las cuales somos miembros, así como también aprendemos de nuestros expertos internos en Da Vinci Connect, DVX y RISE que han tenido un gran éxito en la combinación Aprendizaje presencial y remoto durante los años.

Como les mencionamos en una actualización anterior, hemos decidido convertir el lunes 4/13 y el martes 4/14 (los dos días posteriores a las vacaciones de primavera) en días de desarrollo profesional para planificar y colaborar a fin de satisfacer las necesidades de todos nuestros estudiantes y familias.

Entendemos que quedan muchas preguntas sin responder y que aún quedan muchos detalles por resolver. Durante las próximas semanas, los líderes de su escuela proporcionarán información adicional sobre calificaciones, graduaciones, actividades para los estudiantes del grado 12 (seniors) y más. Estamos comprometidos a realizar ceremonias de promoción y graduación en el campus / en persona cuando sea seguro hacerlo.

Nuestra prioridad sigue siendo hacer nuestra parte para proteger la salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad en general. Consulte nuestra página web de actualizaciones de Coronavirus para obtener la información más reciente.

También le recordamos que ofrecemos desayuno y almuerzo GRATUITOS para TODOS los estudiantes de Da Vinci. Las comidas se pueden recoger diariamente de lunes a viernes de 10:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. en la Escuela Intermedia Dana, ubicada en 5504 W. 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA. Durante las vacaciones de primavera (del 6 al 10 de abril), el servicio de comidas en Dana estará cerrado. Comidas durante las vacaciones de primavera se pueden recoger en cualquier campus de Centinela Valley. Para obtener más información, visite https://www.centinela.k12.ca.us/.

Estamos profundamente agradecidos por su asociación y por todas las formas en que nuestra familia Da Vinci se une para apoyarse mutuamente.

Por favor manténgase seguro y esté bien,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
CEO

Accepting Medical Equipment Donations – April 4th

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Support our local medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Da Vinci’s Biomedical Pathway Lead Teacher, Saya Wai, has organized a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drop-off for this Saturday, April 4.

Donate any unused masks, safety goggles, face shields, gloves, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer.

Where: 13500 Aviation Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250
When: Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Curbside drop-off in the parking lot at W. 135th Street & Aviation Blvd.

More info: https://tinyurl.com/ppe-donations

Contact: Saya Wai | swai@davincischools.org

 

Coronavirus Update: Meal Service, Spring Break and Health Guidance (March 31, 2020)

Dear Da Vincians,

First and foremost, we want to acknowledge what an incredible community we have at Da Vinci Schools! Our campuses may be closed, but our schools are open with caring and compassionate educators delivering high quality virtual learning. We are here for you. 

As we are in our third week of virtual instruction, we have some important updates to share with you about scheduling, health guidance, meal service and Spring Break. Please read this announcement in its entirety. 

Virtual Instruction
We want to remind everyone that virtual learning will continue through at least May 4, 2020. However, we will be on Spring Break from April 6-10 and have PD days on April 13-14 (more info below). On-campus instruction at all Da Vinci Schools is tentatively scheduled to resume on May 5, 2020. Please check our Coronavirus Updates webpage for the latest information. 

Meal Service
According to new state and federal guidelines, we are now able to offer FREE grab-and-go meals for ALL Da Vinci students during the coronavirus-related campus closures, regardless of whether your child/ren qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

It is expected that the student will be present to pick up the meals. However, in the event that the student is unavailable, a parent/guardian may pick up the meals on behalf of the student. Please try to have your student’s ID number available. 

Students/families may pick up both breakfast and lunch M-F from 10:30am-12:30pm at:

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

We will NOT be providing meals during Spring Break (April 6-10). Instead, Da Vinci students/families may pick up meals from Hawthorne, Lawndale or Leuzinger High Schools in the Centinela Valley Union High School District on M-F from 10:30am – 1:00pm. For more information, please visit https://www.centinela.k12.ca.us/.  

Spring Break Schedule & PD Days

We want to remind all of our students, families and staff that we will be observing Spring Break (April 6-10). There will be no virtual instruction during this time. We ask everyone to take a well-needed break from school. 

In addition, in order to provide our staff an opportunity to collaborate on best practices for virtual instruction and plan for the next few weeks, we have decided to make Monday, April 13th and Tuesday, April 14th Professional Development days. This means that students would not have any scheduled classes meeting during these first two days following Spring Break. This would also ensure that all students could take a full week off from school if they wish, using Monday and Tuesday after the break to catch up on school work if needed, as assignments would not be due until Wednesday, April 15th at the earliest.

Health Guidance

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.

At Da Vinci, we want to continue to provide health care updates as they become available through our local public health agencies. Please adhere to the following guidelines recommended by the Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control.

The COVID-19 virus has an incubation period of 2-14 days which means that anyone in close contact (close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of distance to another person for 10 minutes or longer) with an individual who has tested positive or has symptoms would need to self-quarantine for 14 days.  If you are not feeling well (symptoms of COVID-19 include fever above 100.4, cough and shortness of breath), contact your physician to evaluate your symptoms and determine next steps. If you need assistance finding a medical provider or mental health services, please call 2-1-1. If your symptoms get worse (breathing, dehydration, confusion), seek prompt medical care in an emergency room. Otherwise, the treatment advice is to stay home and take self-care measures such as rest and increasing fluids. 

We are deeply grateful for all of the ways that our Da Vinci family is coming together to support one another.

Stay safe and be well,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

**

Actualización de Coronavirus: Servicio de comidas, vacaciones de primavera y orientación sobre salud (31 de marzo de 2020)

Estimadas familias y personal de Da Vinci:

Primero y ante todo, ¡queremos reconocer la increíble comunidad que tenemos en las Escuelas Da Vinci! Nuestros campus pueden estar cerrados, pero nuestras escuelas están abiertas con educadores solidarios y compasivos que ofrecen un aprendizaje virtual de alta calidad. Estamos aquí para ustedes. 

A medida que ingresamos a nuestra tercera semana de instrucción virtual, tenemos algunas actualizaciones importantes para compartir con ustedes sobre la programación, orientación de salud, servicio de comidas y vacaciones de primavera. Por favor lea este anuncio en su totalidad.

Instrucción virtual

Queremos recordarles a todos que el aprendizaje virtual continuará al menos hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020. Sin embargo, estaremos en vacaciones de primavera del 6 al 10 de abril (más información a continuación). La instrucción en el campus de todas las escuelas de Da Vinci está programada tentativamente para reanudarse el 5 de mayo de 2020. Consulte nuestra página web de actualizaciones de Coronavirus para obtener la información más reciente.

Servicio de comidas

De acuerdo con las nuevas pautas estatales y federales, ahora podemos ofrecer comidas GRATUITAS para TODOS los estudiantes de Da Vinci durante el cierre del campus relacionado con el coronavirus, sin importar si su hijo / a reúne los requisitos para recibir comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido.

 Se espera que el estudiante esté presente para recoger las comidas. Sin embargo, en el caso de que el estudiante no esté disponible, un padre / tutor puede recoger las comidas en nombre del estudiante. Intente tener el número de identificación de su estudiante disponible.

Los estudiantes / familias pueden recoger el desayuno y el almuerzo de lunes a viernes de 10:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. en: 

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

NO proporcionaremos comidas durante las vacaciones de primavera (del 6 al 10 de abril). En cambio, los estudiantes / familias de Da Vinci pueden recoger comidas de las escuelas secundarias Hawthorne, Lawndale o Leuzinger en el Distrito Escolar Centinela Valley Union High School de lunes a viernes de 10:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Para mas información por favor visite https://www.centinela.k12.ca.us/.

Horario de vacaciones de primavera y días de Desarrollo Profesional (PD)

Queremos recordar a todos nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal que nos adheriremos a las vacaciones de primavera (6-10 de abril). No habrá instrucciones virtuales durante este tiempo. Les pedimos a todos que tomen un merecido descanso de la escuela.

Además, con el fin de proporcionar a nuestro personal la oportunidad de colaborar en las mejores prácticas para la instrucción virtual y el plan para las próximas semanas, hemos decidido hacer los días de Desarrollo Profesional el lunes 13 de abril y el martes 14 de abril. Esto significa que los estudiantes no tendrían clases programadas durante los primeros dos días después de las vacaciones de primavera. Esto también aseguraría que todos los estudiantes puedan tomarse una semana libre de la escuela si lo desean, utilizando los lunes y martes después del receso para ponerse al día con el trabajo escolar si es necesario, ya que las tareas no se entregarán hasta el miércoles 15 de abril a más tardar.

Orientación de salud

El Oficial de Salud Pública del Estado de California y Director del Departamento de Salud Pública de California está ordenando a todas las personas que viven en el Estado de California que permanezcan en sus hogares, excepto para obtener alimentos, cuidar a un pariente o amigo, obtener atención médica necesaria o ir a un trabajo esencial. Si sale, mantenga al menos 6 pies de distancia.

En Da Vinci, queremos continuar brindando actualizaciones de atención médica a medida que estén disponibles a través de nuestras agencias locales de salud pública. Siga las siguientes pautas recomendadas por el Departamento de Salud Pública y los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades.

El virus COVID-19 tiene un período de incubación de 2 a 14 días, lo que significa que cualquier persona que esté en contacto cercano  (el contacto cercano se define como estar a 6 pies de distancia de otra persona durante 10 minutos o más) con una persona que haya dado positivo o tenga síntomas necesitará auto-cuarentena durante 14 días. Si no se siente bien (los síntomas de COVID-19 incluyen fiebre por encima de 100.4, tos y falta de aire), comuníquese con su médico para evaluar sus síntomas y determinar los próximos pasos. Si necesita ayuda para encontrar un proveedor médico o servicios de salud mental, llame al 2-1-1. Si sus síntomas empeoran (respiración, deshidratación, confusión), busque atención médica inmediata en una sala de emergencias. De otra manera, el consejo del tratamiento es quedarse en casa y tomar medidas de autocuidado, como descansar y aumentar los líquidos.

Estamos profundamente agradecidos por todas las formas en que nuestra familia Da Vinci se une para apoyarse mutuamente.


Manténgase seguro y esté bien,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
CEO

Coronavirus Update: Campus Closures Extended Through at Least May 4, 2020, Virtual Instruction Continues

Dear Da Vinci Families and Staff,

As we begin our second week of virtual learning, we want to provide you with another update to ensure you have the latest information.

The closure of all Da Vinci campuses will extend through at least May 4, 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. As of now, we will plan to reopen on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, but an additional extension of the closure beyond that date is possible. Virtual instruction will continue at all Da Vinci Schools. Our amazing teachers, counselors and school leaders will continue to share curriculum and resources directly with students/families.

Da Vinci Schools leadership made the decision to extend the closure following CA Governor Newsom’s announcement on Thursday of a new public health order for people to stay at home to increase social distancing, and LA County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo’s recommendation to close all schools in Los Angeles County through May 4, 2020. This decision was made in consultation with school district superintendents from across the state.

We understand how challenging these times are and we appreciate your support. We are deeply proud of all of our teachers and staff who are working hard to support our students and families. The health and safety of our Da Vinci family and beyond is our highest priority.

Meal Pick-Up (NEW TIME and LOCATION)
As of Monday, March 23rd, 2020 ALL Da Vinci students from all our six sites can pick up breakfast to go and lunch to go at Dana Middle School in the Wiseburn USD. Students can pick up the two meals, breakfast and lunch, at the same time. It is expected that the student be present to pick up the meals. However, in the event that the student is unavailable, a parent/guardian may pick up the meals on behalf of the student.

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90245

Monday through Friday
Between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Check out the Menus here. Please be aware that, due to the unusual circumstances, every meal item listed on the menu may not be available during the duration of the meal distribution. Thank you for your understanding.

Technology
For those who do not have a device at home for virtual learning, we will be open again this Wednesday (3/25) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to pick-up a school-issued Chromebook. Tech pick-up for all six Da Vinci Schools will take place at the 201 N. Douglas St. campus. (DVC, DVD, DVS students may pick up on their school floor; DV Connect, RISE and DVX, please pick-up in the multi-purpose room). If you need Internet/WiFi access at home, Charter is offering FREE access to Spectrum for 60 days. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish). Installation fees will be waived for new student households. > MORE INFO

Please watch for updated information on the Da Vinci Schools website at www.davincischools.org. Find additional resources, including an archive of updates, on Da Vinci Schools’ Coronavirus Updates web page at https://www.davincischools.org/coronavirus-updates/. Communication also will continue via individual school websites, blogs, email, text, and social media in the coming days and weeks.

We are deeply grateful for all of the ways that our Da Vinci family is coming together to support one another. Our transition to virtual learning has been exemplary thanks to the enormous talent and commitment of our incredible team. Our school campuses may be closed, but we continue to be here for you.

Stay safe and be well,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

**

Actualización del coronavirus ((23 de marzo de 2020): cierres escolares extendidos al menos el 4 de mayo de 2020, continúa la instrucción virtual en las escuelas de Da Vinci

Estimadas familias y personal de Da Vinci:

Al comenzar nuestra segunda semana de aprendizaje virtual, queremos darles otra actualización para asegurarnos de que tenga la información más reciente.

El cierre de todas las escuelas de Da Vinci se extenderá al menos hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020 debido a la situación actual de coronavirus. A partir de ahora, planearemos reabrir el martes 5 de mayo de 2020, pero es posible que haiga una extensión adicional del cierre más allá de esa fecha. La instrucción virtual continuará en todas las escuelas de Da Vinci. Nuestros maestros asombrosos, consejeros y líderes escolares continuarán compartiendo el plan de estudios y los recursos directamente con los estudiantes / familias.

El liderazgo de las Escuelas Da Vinci tomó la decisión de extender el cierre después del anuncio del gobernador de California Newsom el jueves de una nueva orden de salud pública para que las personas se queden en sus hogares para aumentar el distanciamiento social, y la recomendación de la Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Los Ángeles, Debra Duardo, de cerrar todas las escuelas en el Condado de Los Ángeles. hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020. Esta decisión se tomó en consulta con los superintendentes del distrito escolar de todo el estado.

Entendemos que desafiantes son estos tiempos y apreciamos su apoyo. Estamos profundamente orgullosos de todos nuestros maestros y personal que están trabajando arduamente para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y familias. La salud y la seguridad de nuestra familia Da Vinci es nuestra máxima prioridad.

Recogida de comidas (NUEVO TIEMPO y UBICACIÓN)

A partir del lunes 23 de marzo de 2020, TODOS los estudiantes de Da Vinci de nuestros seis sitios pueden recoger y llevarse el desayuno y el almuerzo para en la segundaria Dana. Los estudiantes pueden recoger las dos comidas, desayuno y almuerzo, al mismo tiempo. Se espera que el estudiante esté presente para recoger las comidas. Sin embargo, en el caso de que el estudiante no esté disponible, un padre / tutor puede recoger las comidas en nombre del estudiante.

Dana Middle School
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90245

de lunes a viernes
Entre las 10:30 a.m. y las 12:30 p.m.

Haga clic aquí para ver el menú. Tenga en cuenta que, debido a las circunstancias inusuales, es posible que todos los artículos de comida que figuran en el menú no estén disponibles durante la distribución de la comida. Gracias por su comprensión.

Tecnología

Para aquellos que no tienen un dispositivo en casa para el aprendizaje virtual, estaremos abiertos nuevamente este miércoles (25 de marzo) de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m. para recoger un Chromebook emitido por la escuela. La recolección de tecnología para las seis escuelas Da Vinci se llevará a cabo en el campus 201 N. Douglas St. (Los estudiantes de DVC, DVD, DVS pueden recoger en el piso de su escuela; DV Connect, RISE y DVX, por favor recoja en el salón de usos múltiples). Si necesita acceso a Internet / WiFi en casa, Charter ofrece acceso GRATUITO a Spectrum durante 60 días. Para inscribirse en el programa, llame al 1-844-488-8395 (inglés) o al 855-765-6995 (español). Las tarifas de instalación no se aplicarán a los nuevos hogares de estudiantes. > MÁS INFORMACIÓN

Esté atento a la información actualizada en el sitio web de las Escuelas Da Vinci en www.davincischools.org. Encuentre recursos adicionales, incluido un archivo de actualizaciones, en la página web de actualizaciones de coronavirus de las escuelas de Da Vinci en https://www.davincischools.org/coronavirus-updates/. La comunicación también continuará a través de sitios web de escuelas individuales, blogs, correo electrónico, mensajes de texto y redes sociales en los próximos días y semanas.

Estamos profundamente agradecidos por todas las formas en que nuestra familia Da Vinci se une para apoyarse mutuamente. Nuestra transición al aprendizaje virtual ha sido ejemplar gracias al enorme talento y compromiso de nuestro increíble equipo. Nuestros sitios escolares pueden estar cerrados, pero seguimos estando aquí para usted.

Manténgase seguro y esté bien,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
CEO

Coronavirus Update: School Status & Tech Pick-Up Announcements (March 17, 2020)

Dear Da Vinci Families and Staff,

As of today, March 17, there are still no known cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within Da Vinci or Wiseburn schools.

School Status (pertains to DV Connect, Communications, Design, Science, DVX)

Da Vinci Schools will continue with virtual instruction through Friday, April 3, 2020. Da Vinci Schools will remain closed from April 6-10, 2020 for Spring Break. It is our hope that we will resume on-campus instruction on Monday, April 13. However, we will remain flexible and will do what is best for the health and safety of our students and staff, in consultation with local and state authorities.

RISE Status

Da Vinci RISE High will continue with virtual instruction this week (March 16-20). Classes and programming will be canceled during Intersession (March 23-April 3). RISE will resume virtual instruction on April 6. It is our hope that we will return to our learning center campuses on Monday, April 13. However, we will remain flexible and will do what is best for the health and safety of our students and staff, in consultation with local and state authorities.

Technology

For those who do not have a device at home for virtual learning, we will be open again tomorrow (March 18) from 10am-12pm at DV Connect, DVC, DVD, DVS and DVX for students/families to pick up school-issued Chromebooks. 

RISE-Hawthorne students may pick up their tech/resources and meals at the 201 N. Douglas campus from 12:00-1:30pm daily.  RISE-APCH students may pick up their tech/resources and meals at APCH from 12:00-1:00pm M-F.

Internet and WiFi Access

If you do not currently have Wi-Fi access at home, Charter is offering FREE access to Spectrum for 60 days. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish). Installation fees will be waived for new student households. > MORE INFO

Virtual Instruction
Your teachers, counselors and school leaders will continue to share curriculum and resources directly with students/families. 

Meal Pick-Up

Students and families from all six of our Da Vinci Schools may pick up “grab-and-go” meals M-F in the Multipurpose Room at Da Vinci’s home campus, located at 201 N. Douglas Street. Meals are for students only.

Breakfast:  8:00-9:00am
Lunch: 12:00-1:30pm

Check out the Menus here. Please be aware that, due to the unusual circumstances, every meal item listed on the menu may not be available during the duration of the meal distribution. Thank you for your understanding.

I am deeply proud of all of our Da Vincians — our students, families, teachers and staff — who are all pulling together and rising to meet these challenges with optimism, flexibility, creativity, and determination. I encourage all of us to look out for each other as we take care of ourselves. I am confident that our Da Vinci and Wiseburn communities will meet this challenge. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your school leader or reply to this email. We also want to direct you to our Coronavirus webpage for regular updates.

With gratitude,

Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Free SAT/ACT Tests Postponed Until Further Notice

Da Vinci Students and Families,

The Princeton Review SAT/ACT practice tests will now be postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you all updated as soon as we have another date scheduled. If you have any questions feel free to email one of our school counselors. Thank you for your understanding.

– Da Vinci Counselor Team

12th Grade Scholarship Opportunity – Johnstone Scholarship

Hello Da Vinci students,

Here is a scholarship opportunity for you all to look into.

The Johnstone Scholarship was created in 2018 in honor of Tom Johnstone, retiring Superintendent of Wiseburn Unified School District. Tom and his wife Terry, a retired WUSD teacher from Anza Elementary, dedicated their careers to delivering quality public education.

Three $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to graduating Seniors from Da Vinci Schools. All applicants must be currently enrolled at Da Vinci Communications, Da Vinci Design, Da Vinci RISE, or Da Vinci Science.

The application deadline is April 5, 2020. No late entries will be accepted. The online application cannot be saved and must be completed in one sitting. Please prepare and save your question responses and essays in a word document for your records.

Application questions can be emailed to johnstonescholarship@wiseburnedfoundation.org.

Application: www.memberplanet.com/s/wef/johnstonescholarshipapplication_1

Eat dinner at Chipotle tonight!

Eat dinner at Chipotle tonight (March 10) and support Boys Volleyball!! 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Wiseburn Da Vinci Boys Volleyball. Bring in this flyer, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause. The fundraiser is taking place between 5:00pm through 9:00pm. Take one for the team!

Chipotle
5330 Rosecrans Avenue
Hawthorne, CA

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You’re Invited: Da Vinci Schools To Host 20th Annual L.A. FIRST Robotics Competition, March 7-8

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After a very busy build season, the Da Vinci Schools world champion Robotics Team 4201: The Vitruvian Bots will be competing in the 20th Annual Los Angeles FIRST Robotics Competition — hosted at our very own campus at 201 N. Douglas Street in El Segundo this weekend, March 7-8, 2020. More than 1,100 high school students and their mentors representing 44 teams from Los Angeles, Nevada, Chile, Mexico, France, Brazil and Turkey will face off in intense competition vying for regional awards and a spot at the FIRST World Championship in April in Houston, Texas.

Team 4201 invites Da Vinci and Wiseburn students, families, staff and the local community to attend and catch the excitement of this intense competition, tour the pits to visit with teams and robots, and cheer on their favorite teams. Admission is free. Closed toe shoes are required in the pits.

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