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Week 20 Schedule and Newsletters

Greetings DVD Families!

Week 20 schedule is posted below, along with the January newsletter from each grade level team and reminders about upcoming events.

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Grade 9 January Newsletter

Grade 10 January Newsletter

Grade 11 January Newsletter

Grade 12 January Newsletter



  • 1/31: All-School Community Dialogue
  • 2/4 and 2/6: Dana Middle School Visits
  • 2/7: PD Day – NO SCHOOL

Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

School Site Council meeting tomorrow

Hello DVD families,
We will be hosting our second School Site Council meeting tomorrow @ 4:15 pm. It is important that we have representation of various stakeholders as we all have valuable insight and feedback to provide. Please send me an email at if you are planning to attend.
For reference, here is the SSC meeting schedule for the rest of the year:
  • Wednesday, 4/15
  • Wednesday, 5/20
Thank you,
Veronica Rodriguez

Week 19 Schedule

Hello DVD families!

Students have signed up for seminars, which will begin next week after the holiday on Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below is the schedule for Week 19, along with reminders about upcoming events. All families are welcome to join us at our School Site Council Meeting next Wednesday at 4 pm, where we will be reviewing our Comprehensive School Safety Plan.

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  • 1/20: NO SCHOOL
  • 1/21: Seminars begin
  • 1/22: RACC College Fair (students only); SSC meeting @ 4 pm; FAFSA Night @ 5 pm in the MPR
  • 1/25: UCLA SBI session

Have a wonderful three-day weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

Welcome back Designers!

Greetings DVD Families!

Happy New Year! We have been preparing for the 2nd semester this week and are looking forward to welcoming back our students on Monday, January 13th.

Below is the schedule for next week. We will begin our Spring seminar sign-ups on Wednesday. Please click on the following link to learn more about the seminars being offered this semester: Spring 2020 Seminar Course Descriptions. Students will have the opportunity to sign up on the following days:

  • Wednesday, January 15th – 11th and 12th grades
  • Thursday, January 16th – 10th grade
  • Friday, January 17th – 9th grade

Enjoy your weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

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Save the Date – Screening of “Autism Goes to College”

Save the Date! Through a connection made by one of our teachers at DVC, Da Vinci has obtained the rights to screen the movie “Autism Goes to College” here at Da Vinci. We would like to invite our Da Vinci and Wiseburn Families to attend this event on Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm in the Black Box Theater. After the movie, there will be a Q&A session with Director Erik Linthorst. We hope that our families will feel engaged, inspired, and connected through this event. Please RSVP using the following link:

Happy Holidays!

Hello Designers!

What a wonderful 1st semester! Congratulations to all students for working towards mastery and completing their POLs. Report cards were mailed out on Friday, December 20th, and access to Powerschool has now been re-enabled.

Have a great break, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at DVD on Monday, January 13th.

-Veronica Rodriguez

December Newsletters

Hello DVD families,

Attached are the December newsletters from each grade level. As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday (12/20) as our staff will be participating in Professional Development.

We have disabled access to Powerschool while teachers are finalizing students’ grades. Report Cards will be mailed out on Friday 12/20.

Grade 9 December Newsletter

Grade 10 December Newsletter

Grade 11 December Newsletter

Grade 12 December Newsletter

Have a great day!

Veronica Rodriguez

Week 17

Greetings DVD families,

1st semester POLs continue this week from Monday through Thursday. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday 12/20 as our staff will be participating in a PD Day. Please see the schedule below. Winter Break runs from December 20th – January 12th. The first day of the second semester is Monday, January 13th.

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Report cards will be mailed out on Saturday, December 21st. Please allow 2-3 business days for those to arrive.

Thank you to all the parents who donated coffee and treats for our teachers during POLs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Have a wonderful winter break!

Veronica Rodriguez

Week 16 and POL Schedule

Hello DVD families,

There are only two weeks left in the first semester! POLs begin next Thursday. The schedule for the week and POL grade level schedules are posted below. Please take a few minutes to read the following letter regarding POLs: POL info Letter for Families DVD Fall 2019

One way that we show appreciation for our teachers during POLs is keeping them fed and caffeinated. And we would love your help! If you would like to donate snacks, treats, and coffee to our teachers, please click on the following link to sign-up: Fall 2019 POL Snacks. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

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POL Schedules by Grade Level

9th grade: 9th POL Schedule F2019

10th grade: 10th POL Schedule F2019

11th grade: 11th POL Schedule F201911th POL Student Cohorts F2019

12th grade: 12th POL Schedule Fall 2019


  • 12/7: 9th MakerFaire Exhibition @ DTLA
  • 12/12-12/19: POLs
  • 12/20: PD Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 12/20 – 1/12: Winter Break
  • 12/21: Semester 1 Report Cards mailed out
  • 1/13: Classes resume


Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

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