Archive for October 28, 2018

Week 12 Update

Week 12 is Spirit Week! See below for each day’s theme.

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*No masks and/or weapons/weapon-like props permitted at school. Dress code is still in effect; all costumes and theme day apparel must be school appropriate*

November 1 @ 4:15 pm – DVD School Site Council meeting in Room 4303.

Fall Semi-Formal Dance – November 1

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No School on Friday 11/2 (staff development day)

Week 12 Bell Schedule

PD Week Bell Schedule

ATHLETICS Update for Week 12 HERE

For information and key facts regarding the flu from our School Nurse…

2018 Influenza letter (English + Español)


Dear Da Vincians,
We just learned from the El Segundo Police Department that Douglas St. is being closed down in the North to South direction due to a suspicious explosive device at the LA Times building, located at 2300 E. Imperial Highway.
Our students are safe and are not in danger.
Pick-up procedures will be altered this afternoon due to the partial Douglas closure. Pick up will be permitted by driving North on Douglas St. and turning left into our parking lot.
Please exercise patience during pick-up. Thank you.
Dr. Matthew Wunder
Da Vinci Schools

Week 11 Update

Week 11 Bell Schedule

Regular Week Bell Schedule 18-19

DVD Parent Survey

Parents, please take 5-10 minutes to complete the Da Vinci Design Parent Survey.

Your feedback is important to us as we continuously look to improve our schools.

Grade Level Newsletters

Starting this November 2018, our grade-level teams will be issuing monthly newsletters. Some of you may have already seen these on the team webpages or Google Classrooms for September or October. Moving forward, we will release the newsletters at the start of each month. Here are samples of what you may see in upcoming months:

9th Grade Newsletter

10th Grade Newsletter

11th Grade Newsletter

12th Grade Newsletter


For any interested senior families, this coming Thursday 10/25 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on the first floor in the MPR.

Swim Info Meeting – 10/22

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Spirit Week 

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*On Halloween, masks and weapon-like props are prohibited

Halloween Semi-Formal – November 1

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College-Going and Career Opportunities

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10th & 11th graders: Go on a trip for science!

Want to:

  • volunteer?
  • contribute to research?
  • go somewhere in nature for 2 weeks?
  • not pay for it?

Then Earthwatch is for you! Apply by Dec. 2

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Explore Occidental College

Hello Senior Families!

Occidental College would like to invite you to “Explore Occidental” on Friday, November 9, 2018. Students and families are invited to visit the campus on Occidental’s fall preview day. To register please visit and for further information please see flyer below:

Explore Occidental


Thank you!

Counseling Team

Week 10 Update

DVD families, thank you for attending Student Led Conferences this week. We appreciate you taking the time to engage with your student about their academic progress and goals.


Week 10 (Oct 15-19) Bell Schedule

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  • The Great CA Shakeout Earthquake Drill will take place on Thursday 10/18 at 10:18 am. Students will review drill protocols in class.

Upcoming Events and Dates

  • FAFSA Workshop – 10/25 @ 5:30 pm
    • 12th Grade Parents: Da Vinci Schools will be hosting a FAFSA workshop on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm facilitated by El Camino College. The guest speaker will give you specific instructions on how to complete the FAFSA application and you will complete a paper application to transfer the information online. Keep in mind that the application opens on October 1 and is due on March 2nd.
  • Spirit Week – Oct 29-Nov 1
  • No School on Friday, Nov 2 – Staff Development Day
  • Exhibition – Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm
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