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!

Student Headphone Distribution this Saturday

Greetings Parents/Guardians:

For those of you who were unable to stop by last week to pick up a headset with microphone for your student(s), we will be having another distribution take place this weekend at our campus on Saturday, November 7th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. No RSVP is necessary.

To best expedite this process, please bring a letter-sized paper with the following information clearly written on it:  Student(s)’ school(s), Student(s)’ grade level, and Student(s)’ last and first name.  The student or parent/guardian will be asked to display that paper to the Da Vinci staff member distributing the headsets to facilitate the distribution. The headsets will be distributed under a canopy which will be set-up in Lane 1 of the parking lot, the lane closest to the gym.

Additional dates and times will be scheduled in the weeks to come in an effort to continue to provide opportunities for pickup as needed. Please feel free to contact the school’s front office if you have any questions about this.  Thank you!

DVD Wellness Screener Opt-Out Form

In an effort to be more proactive in supporting students’ mental health, a wellness screener will be given to all students at Da Vinci Design HS. Results from the screener will be used by the counselors to create interventions such as coping skills strategies, counselor check ins, and referrals for therapy.

Scores will not be shared with students or parents. Parents will be notified and parent consent is required if a student receives counseling services delivered by Antioch or Pepperdine therapists. If you would like your child to OPT-OUT and not do the screener, please fill out this form by Friday, November 6, 2020.

Be well,
DVD Counselors

Week 12

Greetings DVD Families!

We had our first CD of the year today! Thank you to the DVD Leadership team for hosting this CD. Here is the schedule for the week, along with reminders about upcoming events.

Week 12 2020

  • 11/11: Veterans’ Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/20: PD Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 11/23-11/27: Thanksgiving Break

Have a safe and restful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

 

CSU Dominguez Hills Admissions Presentations and Application Workshops

Hello DVD Parents and Students!

This fall California State University, Dominguez Hills is offering admissions presentations daily to students and parents that will explain the opportunities that CSUDH has to offer. These presentations will cover:

  • CSUDH Update Admissions Requirements
  • CSUDH Best Practices When Applying (aka How to Get Admitted)
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • CSUDH Student Support Services, Clubs, & Organizations

These meetings take place at 3:00PM daily. To view the available dates and to register for the presentations click here. 

Cal State Apply Application Workshops: CSUDH Office of Outreach & School Relations will also be hosting virtual Cal State Apply Application workshops. Whether you have a few questions or you need step by step guidance CSUDH will be going through the application process. The upcoming dates are November 2, 9, 16. 

To register click here.

Headsets for Students

Greetings Parents/Guardians:

The student headsets with microphones have finally arrived and are ready to be distributed to our students as soon as possible! In addition to several distribution events that each site has planned over the next few weeks where they will continue to distribute various instructional materials including the headsets, distribution of the headsets has been scheduled for several days this week for all DVS, DVC, DVD, Connect, Remote, Connect High and DVX students to come by on any of the following scheduled days and times.  No RSVP is necessary for these days.  Additional dates and times, including a possible weekend day, will be scheduled in the weeks to come in an effort to continue to provide opportunities for pickup for anyone who is unable to come by this week to get the headsets. This week, the headsets will be distributed on the following dates and times in the parking lot of the school campus located at 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo CA, 90045:

  • Wednesday, October 28th from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 29th from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday, October 30th from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

To best expedite this process, please bring a letter-sized paper with the following information clearly written on it:  Student(s)’ school(s), Student(s)’ grade level, and Student(s)’ last and first name.  The student or parent/guardian will be asked to display that paper to the person distributing the headsets to facilitate the distribution. The headsets will be distributed under the large black canopy which will be set-up in Lane 1 of the parking lot, the lane closest to the gym.

Please feel free to contact the school’s front office if you have any questions about this.  Thank you!

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.

Senior Portraits

Dear DVD Families of the Class of 2021,

We are excited to share with you the details of an important way to commemorate this important year: Senior Portraits! We have partnered with Stacee Lianna Photography to provide you the opportunity to get professional cap-and-gown photos to share with family and friends.

For DVD, the photos will be taken on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th from 10 am – 3:30 pm at the Da Vinci Campus (201 N. Douglas St.). Please sign up here for an appointment.

senior portraits

The appointment to take the photos is free of charge, and families will have several options to purchase digital or printed images You are able to pay for the digital images at the time of the appointment, and you are able to purchase printed packages when the photos are available online. For information about pricing, please read this flyer. All senior portraits will be available for purchase at this website: Da Vinci Schools – StaceeLianna

We want each student to receive their cap and gown prior to the appointment. As such, we have scheduled a cap-and-gown pickup for Monday, November 30th. We will be providing you with more details as the date approaches, but please mark your calendars now.

To summarize, here are the important dates and next steps:

Cap-and-Gown Pickup is Monday, November 30th (times TBD)

Senior Portraits are Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th; make an appointment at DVD Senior Portrait Sign-Up

If you have questions regarding the portraits and the packages, please contact Stacee at seniors@staceelianna.com.

Week 11 Schedule and Upcoming Events

Hello DVD Community!

Our DVD Student Leadership is excited to share details about our Spirit Week! Please see the flyer below for more information. The week will culminate with our first CD of the year, on Friday at 1:45 pm. Here is the schedule for next week: DVD Week 11

Parents, if you have not yet taken our survey (it takes less than 10 minutes!), we would really appreciate it if you would take the time to help us by completing it now! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/parent_survey_Fall2020

Have a restful weekend!

Veronica Rodriguez

Spirit Week

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