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DVD Week 2 Schedule and Information

Greetings DVD families,

It has been a great first week! From welcoming our new students to greeting familiar faces, the DVD staff has enjoyed having our students back on campus and we hope everyone is excited and ready to begin the school year. Below is the schedule for Week 2:

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Next week, we will begin our Fall seminar sign-ups. Please click on the following link to learn more about the seminars being offered this semester: Fall 2019 Seminar Course Descriptions. Students will have the opportunity to sign-up on the following days:

  • Monday August 26th  – 12th grade
  • Tuesday, August 27th – 11th grade
  • Wednesday, August 28th – 10th grade
  • Thursday, August 29th – 9th grade
  • Friday, August 30th – 9th grade

On Monday, August 26th, our 9th graders will be departing for their overnight trip! Please review the following information (DVD Overnighter Information for Students and Parents). The forms below were given to students this week:

DVD Overnighter Permission Slip 2019

Camp Pondo Permission Form

DV Medical Authorization (requires physician signature)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at


Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

2019-20 School Year Starts Tomorrow!

Hello Designers!

The DVD team is excited to welcome everyone back!  It is highly recommended that you arrive prior to 8:30 am to avoid the traffic that comes with the first day of school. Students will meet in the West Plaza (yard area west of the building) where they will be greeted by the DVD staff and directed towards the Black Box Theater at 8:45 am. Here, they will gather with their advisory group and head up the stairs to get the new year started! Students will receive their schedules during Advisory. You can access our school calendar  at

Below is the schedule for the first two weeks of school: 

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The DVD team is looking forward to a great school year!

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Veronica Rodriguez

Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics Update

Hello DVD Families, 

Wiseburn + Da Vinci Athletics would like to invite you for our upcoming sports tryouts and information nights. Coach Tyler Mar and Chris Jackson will be hosting a Cross Country & Track Parent and Student Information night. The event is scheduled for August 21st at the multi-purpose room/black box at 6PM.

interested in participating in our winter and spring sports? stay tuned for more information. 



Information for the 2019-20 school year

Hello DVD Families!

The first day of school is Monday, August 19th. DVD students will meet in the Blackbox Theater at 8:50 am where they will be greeted by our amazing staff and join their advisory group. The students will receive their schedules in their advisory class on the first day.

As a reminder, classes begin at 8:50 am on Monday-Thursday and 9:45 am on Fridays. School ends at 3:55 every day.  Below is the bell schedule for the first week of school.

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Please join me in welcoming our new staff members:

  • Jessica D’Innocenzo (Art and Design)
  • Kautouya Dixon (Entrepreneurship)
  • Megan Fowler Mendoza (English 12)
  • Ricardo Placencia (Biology)
  • Stefanie Salino (English 11)
  • Hannah Shier (US History)
  • William Sperdute (Special Education)
  • Katy Wright (Special Education)


I am honored to be serving the DVD community as the principal for the 2019-20 school year and am looking forward to an outstanding school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at


Veronica Rodriguez

New Start Time for the 2019-20 School Year

Designers, your school day will be starting slightly earlier next school year. As we spend more time in the new building and needs of our programs change, we must be responsive. With a slightly earlier start comes two longer passing periods during the day (one between the first two blocks, to allow for a nutrition break and one before seminar, to allow more time for clothing changes for active seminars and other transition needs).

Your new start and end times are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:50 am – 3:55 pm
  • Friday: 9:45 am – 3:55 pm

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the new start times.

Looking forward to starting the new school year!