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Meal Program Updates!

Da Vinci Families, we have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:

You may pick up FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under at Dana Middle School, located at 5504 W. 135th Street in Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end on Dec. 31, 2020.

Second, please complete a meal application to ensure your child receives free or reduced price meals for the entire school year. Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors! If you have already submitted an application or have been directly certified you will automatically entered in the raffle.  We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify.  Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students!  

Apply online at www.mymealtime.com, download an application from the Da Vinci website at www.davincischools.org/meals, or pick up a meal application from Dana Middle School or at the high school campus at 201 N. Douglas Street. 

We thank you!

Opportunity to Provide Input on the Draft Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

DVD is seeking input from students, staff, families, and community members on the initial draft of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.  The purpose of this plan is to describe how DVD will address the impacts of COVID-19 and maintain continuity of student learning in the coming year.  The final document will include our plans for:

  • Providing distance learning and, when public health conditions allow, in-person instruction
  • Measuring student progress and participation and address learning loss
  • Providing supports for English Learners, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, Students with Unique Needs, and Low-income students
  • Ensuring access to devices and connectivity
  • Providing resources and supports to address student and staff mental health and social emotional well-being
  • Student and family engagement and outreach to reengage students who are absent, unengaged, or at risk of learning loss
  • Providing school meals for students during distance learning and in-person instruction
  • Increasing/improving services for English Learners, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, and Low-Income students

DVD values stakeholder voice and input. This input will be used to guide revisions.  A draft will be presented in a public hearing on Friday September 25, 2020 8:00-9:00 a.m. via zoom link https://zoom.us/j/91367888850  and the final draft will be presented for adoption at the September 30, 2020 6:00 p.m. board meeting.

All stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments on the Draft Plan.  The Draft Plan and comment forms can be accessed at the links below.

REVIEW THE DRAFT PLAN LINKED HERE

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

Comments can be submitted using one of the following google forms

English Comment Form  LINKED HERE

Spanish Comment Form (Formulario de comentarios en español) HAGA CLIC AQUI

Si tiene preguntas sobre el Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia de DVD o del formualario de comentarios, favor de comunicarse con Veronica Rodriguez, directora de Da Vinci Design (vrodriguez@davincischools.org).

 

 

Important Meal Program Updates

Dear Da Vinci Families,

We have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:

  1. Our Meal Pick-Up Location has changed. As of Monday, Sept. 14, FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under may be picked up at Dana Middle School, 5504 W. 135th Street, Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end Dec. 31, 2020.
  2. Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications are now available. Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to win some great prizes that will come in handy during distance learning! We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify.  We urge you to complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students. 

As you may have heard, California and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture have extended FREE meals for all children 18 & under through December 31, 2020 due to COVID-19. So, you may ask yourself:

Why Should I Fill Out a Meal Application?

  • Free/Reduced Price Meals for the Entire 2020-21 School Year – Free meals end on December 31, 2020. Apply by Oct. 1 to receive free or reduced price meals for the remainder of the school year and to be entered into the raffle. Please apply even if you’re unsure if you’re eligible. Help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students! 
  • College Application and SAT/ACT Fee Waivers – Students receiving free or reduced price meals receive Common App and SAT/ACT fee waivers, saving your family potentially hundreds of dollars!
  • The Chance to Win Prizes! – Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 and you will be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors. Families who have already submitted their application or have been directly certified will be automatically entered.
  • Grant Eligibility – Many funders determine eligibility based on the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced price meals. Help us qualify for more grants by completing an application today!

There are several ways to complete a meal application (choose one):

  1. Apply online at www.mymealtime.com. Here is a YouTube video to help guide you: https://youtu.be/PoDQUcJfAos
  2. Download a print application from www.davincischools.org/meals, fill it out, take a clear photo, then email it to meals@davincischools.org or drop it off at our new meal service site at Dana Middle School or at 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
  3. You can also pick up an application at Dana or at 201. N. Douglas Street. El Segundo, CA 90245.

Questions? Please visit www.davincischools.org/meals or email us at meals@davincischools.org

Don’t forget to apply by Oct. 1st to be entered into the raffle!

Professional Development Day & Make-Up Picture/Supply Day – 9/18

On Friday, September 18th, there is no school for students, but students are encouraged to take advantage of make-up picture day in the event that they missed the opportunity to get a school photo in August. Students in grades 9 and 10 who were not able to stop by to pick up supplies may do so on this day between 10 am and 12 pm.

Please click on the following links to pre-register and include the student name when registering:

  • Pictures (all grade levels): 8:30 am – 12 pm (RSVP here)
  • Supplies (9th and 10th grades): 10 am – 12 pm (RSVP here)

Thank you,

Veronica Rodriguez

Important Meal Program Updates

Da Vinci Families, we have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:

First, our meal pick-up location has changed. As of Monday, Sept. 14, you may pick up FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under at Dana Middle School, located at 5504 W. 135th Street in Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end on Dec. 31, 2020.

Second, please complete a meal application to ensure your child receives free or reduced price meals for the entire school year. Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors! If you have already submitted an application or have been directly certified you will automatically entered in the raffle.  We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify.  Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students!  

Apply online at www.mymealtime.com, download an application from the Da Vinci website at www.davincischools.org/meals, or pick up a meal application from Dana Middle School or at the high school campus at 201 N. Douglas Street. 

We thank you!

Week 5 Schedule & Student Pictures Available for Purchase

Greetings DVD Families,

Our DVD staff will be participating in a Professional Development Day on Friday, September 18th. There will be no school on this day. Here is the schedule for Week 5 and reminders about upcoming events.

Week 5 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Monday 9/14: Virtual Student Club Fair
  • Friday 9/18: Professional Development Day – No School
  • Friday 9/18: Make-up Picture and Supply Day (details coming soon)

School pictures are ready and can be purchased online at the following link: DVD 2020-21 School Pictures. You can find your student’s photo by clicking on the last name of their advisory teacher. After selecting an image, you can pay for the digital download or printed copies. If you have any questions, please click on this informational flyer or contact Stacee Lianna (DV Photographer) at stacee@staceelianna.com

Take care,

Veronica Rodriguez

Week 4 Schedule and Announcements – No School on Monday

Greetings DVD Families!

Here is the schedule for next week. Due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, we will be starting off with Asynchronous learning time on Tuesday morning. Students are expected to login to their Google Classrooms and attend their Advisory class at 12:30 pm.

week 4 REVISED 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Wednesday 9/9: School Site Council Meeting from 4-5 pm. All families are welcome to attend. (Click on the following zoom link: SSC Meeting)
  • Monday 9/14: Virtual Student Club Fair
  • Friday 9/18: Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Friday 9/18: Make-up Picture and Supply Day (details coming soon)

Have a wonderful three-day weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

Week 3 Schedule and Announcements

Greetings DVD Community!

Here is the schedule for the week and announcements about upcoming events.

Week 3 DL

Monday, 8/31

We will be hosting a 9th grade supplies and yearbook pick-up day from 9 am-12 pm. In order to help us better prepare for this event, please click on the link provided here to pre-register, indicating that you will be coming to the campus on this date.

There are also a few yearbooks left for sale. If you would like to purchase one, the cost is $65. Only exact payments in cash will be accepted.

Wednesday 9/2

We will begin our monthly “(Virtual) Coffee with Veronica and Russell” this Wednesday from 8-9 am. Parents are welcome to join using this link. Each month we will discuss topics related to student success and well-being, provide updates and share ideas.

Our DV coaches are going to host a Season Launch Webinar for XC on Wed 9/2 from 5-5:45pm. All interested students are welcome! You can attend by clicking on this link (password = xc2020). We will also be recording it for sharing afterwards.

Parents, please click on the following link (DVD SSC 2020-21 Elections) to vote for this year’s School Site Council members by 5 pm on Wednesday, 9/2.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

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