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Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Signup

We are thrilled to be holding our Class of 2021 graduation in person in our gym in June! In order to meet current health and safety guidelines, the graduation will be held in six ceremonies (10am, 1pm, and 4pm) on Friday, June 4 and Monday, June 7. Each graduate will be able to invite 4 guests.

The signup for graduates to select which of the six ceremonies they wish to participate in will be posted via this blog at noon this Saturday (3/27). Parents of graduates, please talk with your child about their preferences between now and then so that you can select your spot as soon as possible.

Feel free to email me at if you have any questions!


Week 28 Schedule and Events

Greetings DVD Families!

Here is the schedule for next week along with reminders about upcoming events.

Week 28 2021

In continuing with the priority of health and safety for all students, DVD students will be invited and expected to attend two sessions of California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) Webinars provided by Da Vinci Schools medical professional, Dr. Emily Green. (Please see this letter from Dr. Green with more information: CHYA Parent Letter). These CHYA webinars will be held on Monday, March 22nd at 12:30 pm and Monday, March 29th at 12:30 pm. There will also be small group informational sessions throughout the week.

On Monday, 3/29, we will be holding a 10th grade supply pick-up today from 10:30 am – 12 pm at our campus, 201 N. Douglas Street in El Segundo. Students will be able to pick up supplies for Art Class. We will also have honor roll certificates available for students who were not able to stop by on the 10th. Please RSVP here.

Take care,

Veronica Rodriguez

Swim is returning for Spring Season!

Swim is returning for Spring Season!  

We are excited to get the swimmers into the pool with all proper COVID safety precautions put in place. The following items must be completed prior to participating in workouts:

Swim Info Form

Athletic Clearance

Consent Waiver

Physical Examination Form

Tryouts will be held for all new AND returning members of the swim team on:

Thursday, March 25, 3:00-5:00pm

First day of Practice will be:

Monday, March 29, 3:00-4:30pm

Tryout details

Minimum requirements to try out:

Swim 200 yards non-stop  

Swim all 4 strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle)

Comfortable diving into the water from deck or block 

Protocols and Items to Bring:

Enter the pool deck from the North end of the Da Vinci School parking lot. When on the pool deck, physical distancing will be required of everyone from different households. Only swimmers in the pool will be allowed to take off their masks. When standing on the pool deck, masks will be required. The restrooms are only open for restroom use and cannot be used for changing or showering so come to the pool deck already in your suit. Be prepared for being in and out of the water depending on the number of students trying out. The following materials are recommended/required during tryouts

-Swim suit


-Cap (optional but recommended if you have long hair)

-Extra clothes to stay warm

-2 towels

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hannouche

Looking forward to seeing you in the pool!

Reopening Presentation and Resources

Thank you to all of you who attended tonight’s presentation of our Phase II Re-opening Plan! We encourage all of you who were not able to join us to visit the following links:

Please contact me at if you have any questions or difficulty accessing these resources. Thank you!

Reopening Plan Presentation

On Wednesday, March 17, we will be holding our monthly Coffee with Veronica and Russell. This month, the focus will be on our plans for a phased-in return to campus between April 12-June 9. We will be sharing the programs and activities that will be available to students and there will also be time for a Q&A at the end of the presentation. This meeting will be held as a webinar which will allow participants more flexibility to view the presentation.  We have moved our meeting time to 7 pm to give an opportunity for more of our families to attend. Here is the link. The presentation will be recorded and made available for those who are not able to attend the live presentation.

Este miércoles 17 de marzo, continuaremos con nuestra junta de padres que ofrecemos cada mes. Este mes, el enfoque sera en nuestros planes para un regreso gradual a la escuela entre el 12 de abril y el 9 de junio. Compartiremos los programas y actividades que estarán disponibles para los estudiantes y también habrá tiempo para una Q&A al final de la presentación. Este junta se realizara como un webinar para permitir a los participantes una mayor flexibilidad para ver la presentación. Hemos cambiado nuestra hora de reunión a las 7 pm para que mas de nuestras familias tengan la oportunidad de asistir. Aquí está el linc.  La presentación se grabará y la pondremos a disposición de aquellos que no puedan asistir a la presentación en vivo.

Career Fair Volunteers Needed

Calling all Da Vinci Parents,

Da Vinci is looking for volunteer panel speakers to share their careers and experiences with our students.  Below you’ll find more detailed information.

To be a Career Fair presenter, please sign up here.


Career Fair 3

Exploring Careers with SpaceX!

When: Friday, March 19 11:30am-12:30pm 

(Ask your teacher if you can leave your period 8 a few minutes early)

Join us for a Lunch and Learn session with various SpaceX employees who will talk about specifics of their careers within the company.

All students are welcome to join and will be encouraged to come with questions to ask. We plan on making this an interactive session to make connections.

Below are the list of careers that will be shared during the session:

  • HR/Diversity
  • Legal
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Recruiting
  • Health/Flight Medicine
  • Systems Engineering/Reliability
  • GNC/Flight Trajectory
  • Structures
  • Propulsion
  • Supply Chain
  • Avionics
  • Launch
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Technicians

If you are interested in attending the session. Please complete this form by Wednesday, March 17 and you will get the zoom link through email.

If you have any questions, contact Tina Hannouche

Week 27 Schedule and Events

Greeting DVD Families!

On Wednesday, March 17, we will be holding our monthly Coffee with Veronica and Russell. This month, the focus will be on our plans for a phased-in return to campus between April 12-June 9. We will be sharing the programs and activities that will be available to students. Here is the link. If you have not done so already, please complete the DVD Return Preferences Survey by Monday, March 15th.

The March grade level newsletters are now available to view on the grade level google sites. These can be found on the Resources section of this website.

Week 27 2021

Reminders/Upcoming Events

  • 3/15: Honor Roll Certificates Pick-Up (10:30 am – 12 pm)
  • 4/5-4/9: Spring Break

Take care,

Veronica Rodriguez

FREE SAT/ACT Practice Testing

Hello Designers,

If you are interested in registering for the FREE full length practice SAT and practice ACT (administered by The Princeton Review) for Da Vinci Schools, please sign up in advance here for the SAT and here for the ACT.



Tuesday, March 30th SAT practice test at 3:30pm

Tuesday, April 20th SAT practice test at 3:30 pm

Tuesday, May 18th SAT practice test at 3:30pm


Thursday, April 1st ACT practice test at 3:00pm

Thursday, April 22nd ACT practice test at 3:00pm

Thursday, May 20th ACT practice test at 3:00pm


Practice exams will be scored by The Princeton Review.  They will not be official scores and will not impact college applications.  Although, many colleges/universities have opted to be Test Optional, that may change. These exams are purely for practice and exposure.

All students are invited to participate.

SAT FPT online Davinci22

ACT FPT online Da Vinci11

Comprehensive Health Education (CHYA) Parent Notification

Dear DVD Parents and Families,

Please see the attached letter entitled “Sexuality Education Parent Notification“. Under the guidance of school nurse Dr. Emily Green, and in compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act, all Da Vinci Schools will be engaging in this important curriculum during Advisory and other faculty led sessions March 22nd-April 2nd.

Questions can be directed to the School Nurse, Emily Green at



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