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You’re Invited: Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Families on March 2nd

We invite Da Vinci parents/guardians and community members to attend a Virtual Town Hall meeting on March 2nd at 6:30PM to solicit your feedback on the steps being taken for a phased-in return to campus between April 12th-June 9th. Join us!

Virtual Town Hall for Families
March 2, 2021 | 6:30PM

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95743052884

Meeting ID: 957 4305 2884
1 (669) 900 6833

Speaking at the Virtual Town Hall on March 2nd will be Dr. Matthew Wunder, CEO/Superintendent; Dr. Jennifer Hawn, Chief Operating Officer; Dr. Emily Green, School Nurse; and Vicente Bravo, Chief Administrative Officer.

We will provide an update on our COVID-19 safety plan, discuss timelines, solicit feedback from families, and answer as many questions as we can. The Town Hall will be recorded and posted on our website. Because a Town Hall via Zoom may make it challenging to respond to everyone’s questions, we will also provide a Padlet to capture your thoughts, and request that you complete a survey that will be sent out on March 3.

(Please note: The Town Hall can only accommodate 1,000 participants. If for some reason you are not able to get onto the call, you will have access to the recording, Padlet and survey to provide feedback. Thanks for your understanding.)

National School Counseling Week

Hello Designers,

This week is National School Counseling Week.  To celebrate, your DVD counselors have recorded PSAs (Public Service Announcements) for students.  The PSAs will be played in designated classes throughout the week.  The focus for the week is on PERSERVERANCE.  Parents, if you would like to view the recordings or if your student misses out on seeing the recordings, the links will be added daily for each PSA below:

 

PSA – Monday, February 1st – click here

PSA – Tuesday, February 2nd – click here

PSA – Wednesday, February 3rd – click here

PSA – Thursday, February 4th – click here

Friday, February 5th – no school

From Miss Pam, Nicole and Mr. G — Happy National School Counseling Week!

 

 

Circle image for Natl School Counseling wk

L.A. Film School Virtual Tour

Hello Students!

The Los Angeles Film School is bringing their All-Access Studio Tour to you! Experience their virtual, 360-degree campus tour and get a sneak peek at their Hollywood studios. You’ll get a chance to meet with Program Directors and Admissions Representatives while getting a better idea of what their school can offer you. Their Financial Aid team will be standing by to help answer any tuition questions you have along the way. Did you know L.A.Film School is more than just a film school? In addition to their top-ranking Film Program, they offer degrees in Animation, Entertainment Business, Music and Audio!

The tour will be hosted on Saturday January 23, 2021 at 10:30AM. RSVP here!

California Black College Expo 2021

Calling all Srs!

Black College Expo California

Virtually you can GET:
– Accepted to colleges on The Spot
– College Application Fees Waived
– Scholarships on the Spot
– Informative Seminars and Workshops

MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR MOST RECENT TRANSCRIPT

For more information:

https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/black-college-expo-california-westcoast

Black College Expo

 

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Black College Expo will be hosted LIVE virtually until we can continue back to physical events. The Virtual California Black College Expo a 2-Day event is an ONLINE Experience for students to get access to colleges, highlighting HBCUs, historically black colleges and universities, and other educational programs.

Students can get ACCEPTED on the SPOT! College Application FEES Waived, and get SCHOLARSHIPS on the spot! It was developed due the impact COVID-19 pandemic that has affected students and families, especially when it comes to college access. This event will help high school seniors looking for a college home and college transfer students looking to transfer to a four year college.

This event also serves as a bridge to help college recruiters connect with students looking to go to college. It is also an opportunity for future high school seniors to get connected to a college and get their application fees waived.

Black College Expo is helping students with access to higher education for over 20 years. This event truly helps students connect to college, careers & beyond! The event is produced by National College Resources Foundation (NCRF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. NCRF has helped over 500,000 students get into college, and helped students connect with over 1 billion dollars in scholarships and grants.

 

El Camino College Free 5-Week Winter Courses for High School Students

Hello DVD Students and Families!

El Camino is offering high school students dual-enrollment classes to take this winter and spring! The Winter 2021 registration appointments begin Thursday, November 19, 2020, for dual enrolled students. The winter term is 5 weeks, January 4–February 4, 2021. (Note: dual enrolled students are limited to 1 course during the winter term).

This is a great opportunity for students to strengthen their skills, explore college readiness, or want to get a head start on their UC or CSU general education requirements. El Camino is offering online help and events for students who are interested in dual-enrollment with no registration necessary.

If you need any help enrolling, El Camino dual-enrollment staff are offering drop-in assistance every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00PM via Zoom. 

Here are links to help assist students in browsing for classes and assistance when applying:

 

West LA Free College Classes for High School Students

Hello DVD Families!

West Los Angeles College is offering FREE 5-week college classes for high school students! The Winter 2021 semester begins January 4, 2020. These classes are for students who want to strengthen their skills in English, Math, and Science, explore college and career readiness or get a head start on their UC or CSU general education requirements.

Check out the WLAC HS Winter 2021 Flyer for a list of over 50 sections available this Winter term! Below is just a small snapshot of classes students can enroll in.

Students must have an active LACCD ID# and a processed K-12 Form in order to enroll. West LA College is hosting info sessions, application, and enrollment workshops to help students through this process!

  • Info Sessions – Mondays 3:30-4:30pm. Students can sign up here.
  • Application Workshops/Digital K-12 Form Support – Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm. Students can sign-up here.
  • Enrollment Workshops – Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm. Students can sign-up here.

For more information and a full list of available classes please visit this link.

UC Santa Cruz Virtual Open House

Hello DVD Families,

UC Santa Cruz will be hosting a virtual open house on Saturday, November 7! To register please click here. 

Agenda (all times are Pacific Time)
Note: Q&A available with Undergraduate Admissions Representatives from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Welcome from Director of Undergraduate Admissions Blia Yang
9:00-10:00 a.m.Designing Video Games in UCSC’s Game Design Programs(+ )
10:30-11:30 a.m.Creating Communities through Reading, Remembering and Re-imagining (+ )
12:00-1:00 p.m.Student Life Panel (+ )
1:30-2:30 p.m.On the Margins: Monsters and Microcosmic Worlds in the Arts(+ )
3:00-4:00 p.m.Students in Research and Bonding Across Boundaries (+ )

FAFSA Workshop Tomorrow 11/5

Hi Da Vinci Families,

Just a friendly reminder that there will be another FAFSA workshop tomorrow November 5 from 4:30PM-6:00PM. This workshop contains the same information as the previous one hosted last month, but please feel free to attend if you need clarification or a refresher. In this workshop, we will provide a step-by-step explanation of the federal student financial aid process along with grants, federal loans and scholarships.

There will be one more FAFSA workshop on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 4:30-6:00PM.

Here are some important reminders and resources:

• The FAFSA opened on October 1st and is due March 2nd for CSUs, UCs, and California Community Colleges. The FAFSA deadlines for private and out-of-state universities vary. Please check their respective websites for financial aid deadlines We encourage you to apply early!

• To complete and sign a FAFSA electronically, both the student and the parent need an FSA ID.

• If you are applying to a private college, you many need to complete the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. The CSS Profile is used to assess the student for institutional aid, which may include merit-based aid. Here is a list of colleges that requires the CSS Profile.

• If you are an undocumented student, you may be eligible for the state aid and institutional aid. Please complete the DREAM Act Application to apply for these funds. Please connect with your counselor if you need support with this process.

• If you are or were a foster youth, you may qualify for the CHAFEE Grant. Please connect with your counselor if you need support with this process.

As always, please reach out to your respective counselor if you have any questions.

Have a great rest of the week!

DVD T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

Design Families!

Please join us in extending a congratulations to the grade level finalists and winners of our DVD T-Shirt Design Contest!

Blog Snap Shot (T-Shirt Contest 2020) Resize

These four designs will be printed via the print shop at Mychal’s Learning Place, and sold online for $12. Pre-sale coming soon!

If you’d like to see all of the semi-finalists designs, please watch the announcement video shared in Advisory today from our Design pathways teachers: T-Shirt Contest Winners Announcement Video 2020.

Finally: thank you to Mychal’s Learning Place for partnering with us on this contest! Mychal’s Learning Place is a local organization that provides support, training and opportunities to youth and young adults with developmental disabilities in order to build their independence and to help them pursue their goals and dreams. In addition to providing after-school programs and day classes, Mychal’s also has a student operated mobile coffee truck and a print shop. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will go directly to Mychal’s Learning Place. Learn more here.

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