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Week 9 Update – SLC Week

Hello Designers, next week is Student Led Conference Week! Conferences run Monday through Thursday from 1:45-4:00. Classes run on a minimum day schedule.

Information regarding Student Led Conferences can be found in this POST.

Upcoming Events:

  • 10/18 – Great California Shakeout (earthquake drill)
  • 10/25 – FAFSA Night, 5:30-7:00 in the MPR (1st floor)
  • Week of 10/29 – Spirit Week
  • 11/1 – First School Site Council Meeting for DVD
  • 11/2 – PD Day for Staff
  • 11/14 – Exhibition Night, 6:00 pm

Have a wonderful weekend!


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Student Led Conference Information & School Site Council

Student Led Conferences – Next Week (Oct 8-11)

Information for each grade level and contact information of each lead SLC teacher is listed below. We look forward to seeing you all next week!

Grade 9 

  • Schedule
  • Report to Room 4206
  • Contact Ms. Cari Maconochie with questions (email:

Grade 10

Grade 11

  • Schedule
  • Report to Room 4105
  • Contact Ms. Betsy Wynn with questions (email:

Grade 12

  • RSVP Link and Schedule
  • Report to Room 4305
  • Contact Mr. Austin Anderson with questions (email:


School Site Council Vote

Please take a few minutes to participate in our vote for school site council. We have many wonderful parent, student and staff who are interested in serving this year. Let’s support them in doing so! VOTE HERE

Bios for Candidates can be found HERE

First meeting: Thursday, November 1st at 4:15 pm

Week 8 Update

Bell Schedule

PD Week Bell Schedule

Athletics Info for the Week HERE

SLCS are coming up in Week 9 (October 8-11)

Don’t forget to sign up for the Ivy Prep ACT and SAT Courses! Time is limited!

Professional Development Day on Friday, October 5 – no class in session.

School Photos are available. See POST about these for more info.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Week 7 Update

Week 7 Bell Schedule:

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Athletics Info for the week HERE

This fall, SAT/ACT Prep Classes via Ivy Prep are being offered. More info about this in previous posts (SAT and ACT). Register for this great opportunity now before spaces fill up!

On September 26th at 8:15 am in the MPR, there is an informational meeting for families about vaping with our School Resource Officers from El Segundo PD.  More information can be found in this post.

Traffic Reminders from Dr. Jones:

  • Douglas Street is a “No Stopping” zone that is enforced by El Segundo PD.  Do not drop-off or pick-up students on Douglas Street.
  • Please use the North parking lot entrance for drop-off or pick-up of students on campus.
  • It is not legal to trespass on private parking lots in the properties that surround our campus.  Please help us to be good neighbors.  Thank You!

Lastly, congratulations to all of the students who contributed to an amazing Latinx Community Dialogue this morning! A few pictures from the event are below.

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Have a wonderful weekend.

Week 6 Update

Hello Designers! We had such an awesome Week 5. Between entry events and field trips for projects and exciting advisory competitions, there was a ton of positive energy on campus. Below is your update for Week 6 and beyond.

  • Makeup Picture Day
    • Monday 9/17
    • This day is reserved for students and staff who did not get their picture taken the first time
  • Latinx CD
    • Friday, 9/21, 10:00-11:00
    • Adjusted Friday schedule below
    • There will be performances by students and a keynote speaker (a cartoonist from Cartoon Network!)
  • SAT and ACT Classes by Ivy Prep
    • See previous posts by counselors for more info
  • Athletics
    • Info for the Week HERE
    • Winter Sports Update HERE
      • Info Meeting for Boys & Girls Basketball is Monday, 9/17 at 6:00 pm in the theater
      • Info Meeting for Boys & Girls Soccer is Tuesday,  9/18 at 6:00 pm in the theater
    • Students should register for winter sports at
    • Any questions from students or families? Direct them to Rogelio Diaz, Athletic Director (
  • SLCs – Week 9
    • Friendly reminder that Fall SLCs run October 8-11
    • Stay tuned for information from your student’s grade-level team

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Letter to Families regarding Vaping + Info Meeting

Design Families, please see this letter for important information about vaping. We encourage you to discuss this with your child at home as well.

An informational meeting with a School Resource Officer from El Segundo PD and our Director of Student Services will be held at Da Vinci on September 26th at 8:15 am in the MPR for any interested Da Vinci families.

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Week 5 Update

Hello Design families,

It was wonderful to see you all at Back to School Night this week. Thank you for attending and learning more about your student’s classes.

ATLAS Program Meeting

Meeting on Wednesday 9/12 at 6:15 pm in the Black Box Theater

More information the previous POST.


Emergency Drill

Our first emergency evacuation drill will take place on Wednesday 9/12 in the morning.




Have a great weekend!

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Reminder: Back to School Night, Tomorrow 9/5


Families, this is a friendly reminder that Back to School Night is tomorrow, Wednesday 9/5 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

  • Please report to your student’s advisory class first; there you will receive a schedule, map and PowerSchool login instructions
  • Parents will attend advisory and core academic classes
  • Counselors will be available in their offices to meet with families as needed
  • Our resource teachers will also be available for families as needed
  • Please allow ample time to park as it will be crowded!

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ATLAS Program: Your child is invited to travel to Europe!


Dear Parents/Guardians,

I’m thrilled to announce that we are traveling to London, Paris, and the Alps over Summer of 2019! We already had 10 people sign up… the spots are filling quickly! Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis for this opportunity. In order to sign up, all parents must attend a mandatory informational meeting (details below).

Meeting Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 12th

Location:Black Box Theater @ 201 N. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA (1st floor)

Time: 6:15-7:15 pm

Questions? Email Korey Hlaudy at


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