National Performing Arts College Fair

Hello Seniors!

We’re excited to let you know about an opportunity for music, dance and theatre students to connect with admission representatives from colleges across the country, including from the USC Thornton School of Music, Kaufman School of Dance, and School of Dramatic Arts.  The National Performing Arts College Fairs presented by the Music Admissions Roundtable is a series of five virtual college fairs (beginning on September 21) open to any prospective undergraduate student.  The fairs will be hosted virtually via Zoom on 5 different dates and times.  Registration is required to connect with schools but it’s free for students to attend!  Below are the 5 fair dates and attached is a flyer with more information.

  • Monday, September 21 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, October 8 | 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. EST
  • Sunday, October 25 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, November 12 | 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. EST
  • Monday, November 23 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST


Performing Arts Virtual College Fairs (Music Admission Roundtable)

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


  • 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

Take care,

Veronica Rodriguez

Reminder of Resources – mental health, food banks, homelessness, self-care

We understand that our Da Vinci community continues to push through these very trying times and we’d like to remind you that there are available resources to help those in need of additional support services:

Los Angeles Homeless Services link

Community Mental Health Resources link

Collection of free resources link

@Home Resources link

Emergency Resources link



Upcoming Virtual College Visits

Hello designers! This is a quick announcement to let you all know that we already have some virtual college rep visits lined up for Design!

Who: Seniors and Juniors


Please look below for a quick glance at some of the colleges and universities that will be visiting Design virtually! Students should be able to register for these visits via their Naviance homepage, on the day of the event students must then go back into their Naviance to find the appropriate Zoom link.


Virtual College Visits

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA, Wednesday September 9 11:40-12:10pm
Hult International Business School San Francisco, San Francisco CA, September 9 3:00-3:30pm
Dominican University of California, San Rafael CA, September 15 3:00-3:30pm
Smith College, North Hampton MA, Wednesday September 16 11:40-12:10pm ( women’s college)
University of California-Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara CA, Wednesday September 16 3:00-3:30pm
University of California-San Diego, San Diego CA, Thursday September 17 11:40-12:10pm
University of Redlands, Redlands CA, Thursday September 17 3:00-3:30pm
Chapman University, Orange CA, Monday September 21 11:40-12:10pm
Hawaii Pacific University. Honolulu HI. Monday September 21 12:30-1:00pm
Students! Please continue to check your Naviance accounts regularly as more colleges and universities will be added to the list as the weeks progress. Some of these visits are as soon as this coming week so don’t forget to sign up!

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


  • 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

Update: Student DV Emails Required to Log In to Meetings via Zoom (Now w/ Student Guide)

Greetings DVD families and students,

We are writing to share important information about our students’ participation in Zoom classes. Da Vinci Schools has activated Zoom accounts for every student through his/her school email address. This allows only “authenticated” accounts to access virtual classes. Therefore, all students are required to log in for all meetings via Zoom using their assigned Da Vinci Schools email address. Please follow the directions below to create your Zoom account. This action is only required once and must be completed before your child’s next class.

  • Go to
  • Click “Sign In”
  • Instead of entering student’s school email, click “Sign in with Google”
  • Select student’s account
  • When signed in, student can click on Zoom class links or enter the meeting ID within their Zoom account

*Please click here for a student guide (PDF) released by the DV IT Dept. on 9/2/20*

That Da Vinci Schools provides an email address to each and every one of our students is a huge asset in terms of access and security for our school community. Having students access their online classrooms using their school-issued email will greatly help in preventing disruptions and concerns of unauthorized users attending classes. Teachers and staff will continue to remind students that they should be using their DV emails for all school-related work and activity.

Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to develop and fine-tune our practices in this virtual world!

DVD Admin

(HBCU) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Night: Virtual College Fair



HBCU Night: Virtual College Fair: Sept. 7- Sept. 10
Download the app “HBCU Hub App” and register for HBCU Night

Join to listen and learn about 61 HBCUs!

Each night begins at 5pm, and will host colleges and universities such as: Clark Atlanta, Howard, Hampton, Xavier of LA, Fisk, and many, many more!  Go to this link to see what colleges & universities are attending on what days, to register to attend, and for more info.
Must download the HBCU Hub App.

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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