Archive for March 17, 2021

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

9th & 10th Grade Info-session / Sesión de Información Familiar de los Grados 9 y 10

Dear Parents,

DVD counselors will be hosting a 9th and 10th grade family info session on Friday, March 12th from 11:30am – 12:30pm and again from 3:00pm – 4:00pm for our Spanish speaking parents. This info session will allow us to share important information on maintaining good grades, high school to career pathways, what colleges are looking for, college options and  planning for the college application process.  It’s never too early to begin preparing.

ZOOM link – 9th and 10th grade English:

Thank you,

Your Da Vinci Design Counseling Team


Queridos padres,

Los consejeros de DVD estarán presentando una sesión de información familiar de los grados 9 y 10 el viernes 12 de Marzo de 11:30 am a 12:30 pm en ingles y nuevamente de 3:00 pm a 4:00 pm para nuestros hispanohablantes. Esta sesión de información nos permitirá compartir información importante sobre cómo mantener buenas calificaciones, desde la escuela secundaria hasta las trayectorias profesionales, lo que las universidades están buscando, las opciones universitarias y la planificación del proceso de solicitud de la universidad. Nunca es demasiado pronto para comenzar a prepararse.

ZOOM link  – 9th and 10th grade Spanish:



Su equipo de consejería de Da Vinci Design


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



Week 26 – SLC Week

Greetings DVD families!

We will be hosting our Spring Student Led Conferences (SLCs) this upcoming week (March 8-11). Here is the schedule for the week. Please note that this is a special schedule and Advisory will begin at 10:30 am on Monday.

On Monday, March 15th, students may stop by the 201 campus to pick up their Honor Roll certificates between 10:30 am and 12 pm.

Week 26 2021

Reminders/Upcoming Events

  • 3/12: Professional Development day – NO SCHOOL; Make-up Picture Day
  • 3/12: Counselor Meetings for 9th/10th grade families. RSVP here (English 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and Spanish 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
  • 3/15: Honor Roll Certificates Pick-Up (10:30 am – 12 pm)

Take care!

Veronica Rodriguez

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