I wanted to inform you that this Thursday, October 1 at 6pm, we will be hosting an information session for students and parents that are interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses at El Camino College. As a reminder, through Dual Enrollment students can enroll in El Camino College classes while still in high school to earn high school and college credit at the same time.
Our Week 7 Schedule is posted here, along with information about our first ELAC meeting.
Please join us for our first meeting of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) on Monday, September 28, at 3:00 pm. All schools with 21 or more ELs must have an active ELAC per state law. ELAC is a parent advisory committee that is responsible for advising the principal and School Site Council on our school’s EL programs and provides feedback on our school’s plan–the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)–through recommendations regarding the needs of our EL students. Click here for the ELAC agenda and zoom meetinglink:ELAC 2020 Meeting
Nuestra primera reunión del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC) se iniciará el lunes 28 de septiembre, a las 3:00 pm. Todas las escuelas con 21 o más alumnos EL es requerida de tener un Comité asesor sobre los aprendices de inglés (ELAC) activo. ELAC es un comité responsable de aconsejar a la directora y al Concilio Escolar sobre los servicios que ofrecemos a los alumnos EL y brindar recomendaciones acerca de las necesidades de todo alumno EL de la escuela que serán parte de nuestro Plan Escolar (SPSA) de este año. Aqui esta el agenda y el linc para entrar a la junta: ELAC 2020 Meeting
Da Vinci Families, we have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:
You may pick up FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under at Dana Middle School, located at 5504 W. 135th Street in Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end on Dec. 31, 2020.
Second, please complete a meal application to ensure your child receives free or reduced price meals for the entire school year. Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors!If you have already submitted an application or have been directly certified you will automatically entered in the raffle. We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify. Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students!
This upcoming week Colleges That Change Lives will be hosting 4 days of presentations and information sessions with 42 Colleges That Change Lives. This is free for students and their parents. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these schools and attend information sessions on the college application process.
Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of every student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.
Students should register for each session that they want to attend. Once they register, they’ll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar.
The dates for these presentations are September 27-30, 2020.
The website with the registration links and the schedule can be found here.
DVD is seeking input from students, staff, families, and community members on the initial draft of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. The purpose of this plan is to describe how DVD will address the impacts of COVID-19 and maintain continuity of student learning in the coming year. The final document will include our plans for:
Providing distance learning and, when public health conditions allow, in-person instruction
Measuring student progress and participation and address learning loss
Providing supports for English Learners, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, Students with Unique Needs, and Low-income students
Ensuring access to devices and connectivity
Providing resources and supports to address student and staff mental health and social emotional well-being
Student and family engagement and outreach to reengage students who are absent, unengaged, or at risk of learning loss
Providing school meals for students during distance learning and in-person instruction
Increasing/improving services for English Learners, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, and Low-Income students
DVD values stakeholder voice and input. This input will be used to guide revisions. A draft will be presented in a public hearing on Friday September 25, 2020 8:00-9:00 a.m. via zoom link https://zoom.us/j/91367888850 and the final draft will be presented for adoption at the September 30, 2020 6:00 p.m. board meeting.
All stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments on the Draft Plan. The Draft Plan and comment forms can be accessed at the links below.
Spanish Comment Form (Formulario de comentarios en español) HAGA CLIC AQUI
Si tiene preguntas sobre el Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia de DVD o del formualario de comentarios, favor de comunicarse con Veronica Rodriguez, directora de Da Vinci Design (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here is some information on a website called TeensVolunteer.org, which helps California teens find volunteer opportunities. TeensVolunteer.org is a free service that lists more than 400 opportunities, including ones conducted in-person in the Los Angeles area and ones conducted virtually.
For more info please feel free to visit their website at teensvolunteer.org.
We have two important Meal Program updates to share with you:
Our Meal Pick-Up Location has changed. As of Monday, Sept. 14, FREE “grab-and-go” meals for ALL children 18 & under may be picked up at Dana Middle School, 5504 W. 135th Street, Hawthorne, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Da Vinci is now partnering with Wiseburn Unified to provide meals for all of our students. Free meals end Dec. 31, 2020.
Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications are now available.Apply by Oct. 1 to be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors, provided by our generous donors. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to win some great prizes that will come in handy during distance learning! We are collecting meal applications from every single family regardless of whether you think you may qualify. We urge you to complete a meal application by Oct. 1 to help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students.
As you may have heard, California and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture have extended FREE meals for all children 18 & under through December 31, 2020 due to COVID-19. So, you may ask yourself:
Why Should I Fill Out a Meal Application?
Free/Reduced Price Meals for the Entire 2020-21 School Year – Free meals end on December 31, 2020. Apply by Oct. 1 to receive free or reduced price meals for the remainder of the school year and to be entered into the raffle. Please apply even if you’re unsure if you’re eligible. Help us maximize funding for all Da Vinci students!
College Application and SAT/ACT Fee Waivers – Students receiving free or reduced price meals receive Common App and SAT/ACT fee waivers, saving your family potentially hundreds of dollars!
The Chance to Win Prizes! – Complete a meal application by Oct. 1 and you will be entered into a raffle to win one of 7 Portable Bluetooth Speakers and 7 24” Gaming Monitors. Families who have already submitted their application or have been directly certified will be automatically entered.
Grant Eligibility – Many funders determine eligibility based on the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced price meals. Help us qualify for more grants by completing an application today!
There are several ways to complete a meal application(choose one):