Week 22 Preview

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Happy February! We are kicking this month off with multiple celebrations.

First, we started this week celebrating Black History Month! Students from our BSU started a month long celebration by decorating the atrium staircase at DVD. They are also working on a collaborative mural that will be displayed on the first floor. And, they are hard at work preparing for our annual Black History Month community dialogue assembly. We look forward to recognizing the achievements of Black Americans this month in our classes and curriculum, too.

Next week, we are celebrating National School Counseling Week! Not only is this an opportunity for us to celebrate our amazing school counseling team, but it is also an opportunity to engage our students in a week of activities focused on promoting mental health, college readiness, and socioemotional learning. Take advantage of the spirit of recognizing the importance of school counseling this week, and consider sending a message of support or gratitude to our great team of counselors!

See the Week 22 Bell Schedule below, as well as a progress report update, important Senior updates, and upcoming events:

Academic Progress Report: Grades Updated Today via PowerSchool

Parent/Guardians: Friday, 2/3 is the first “Progress Report” grade update for semester 2. What that means is that during staff development today, teachers for all core classes have updated the “Final Grade” for students in both Canvas and PowerSchool. We encourage all parents/guardians to log in to PowerSchool to see your student’s current academic progress. If there are questions about your student’s progress, please encourage your student to connect with their teachers before/after classes, or you may always reach out directly to teachers with an email.

To log in to PowerSchool: See the link under the Resources section on the blog. And, if you have trouble accessing PowerSchool or Canvas, please reach out to the Front Office at DVD.

Senior Activities Updates:

Attention 12th Grade Students and Families: As we near the end of your final semester with us at Da Vinci Design, we look forward to celebrating you with so many great events! Dates for Graduation ceremony, Prom, and Disneyland Grad Nite can be found at the link below!

In the past week, the Senior teaching team has handed out both a Senior Activities overview, as well as a Senior Contract which reiterates important academic and behavior reminders for Seniors.

Seniors should have shared both the contract and the info sheet with you – see here for a digital copy of the activities sheet.

Do you have questions about any of these events? Please reach out to the contact person listed for each Senior activity or event on the Senior Activities info page.

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Week 23 (2/13 – 2/17): !Spirit Week! *Details coming soon*
  • Friday, February 17th: Black History Month Community Dialogue
  • Monday, February 20th: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day Holiday
  • Week 27 (3/13 – 3/16): Student Led Conferences (minimum days)
  • Friday, March 17th: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development