Week 27 Preview

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

In honor of NCAA March Madness, Da Vinci Design is hosting March TECH Madness this month! This is a friendly competition where all students and teachers will track their screen time every week during the month of March. The advisory classes which has the lowest screen time each week will move forward in a tournament bracket, until we have one advisory that is our grand champion! Today we celebrated with a Sports Jersey spirit day. See photos from our March Madness spirit day below! 

Next week is SLC week! Every student is expected to participate in leading an SLC this semester with a parent / guardian present. SLCs happen in-person and on campus. Having a family member present is an important part of the process. Thank you for doing your part and showing up for your child for their SLC! See grade level resources below.

This week, Da Vinci Schools administration also focused on outreach to our DV parent/guardian community regarding some concerning trends in how our teens engage on social media. We sent out a letter regarding social media to all DV families with resources for parents. At DVD this week, we also made social media the focus of our monthly “Coffee with Admin” Q&A session. Click here for the March Coffee with Admin slides, or use the DVD Parent Info Sessions & Coffee with Admin Slides link under the “Resources” column on the blog to find more information.

Here is the Bell Schedule for Week 27: DVD SLC Week:

Student Led Conferences (SLCs): Grade Level Resources

Please see the letter to families here for more details about SLCs. This letter was sent home with progress reports, and has helpful reminders about SLCs for parents/guardians.

Schedule reminder: We have minimum days Mon-Thurs (3/11-3/14) during SLC week. Students will be released at 1:45pm. Friday (3/15) will be a Professional Development day for teachers and school will not be in session.

Upcoming Events and Other Key Dates:

  • Mon, Mar. 11th – Thurs, Mar. 14th: Student Led Conferences (SLCs)
  • Fri, Mar. 15th – Professional Development Day (No School)
  • Wed, March 20th: Parent Advisory Committee Meeting #3:
    • 8am or 5pm, via Zoom (in person not available this month)
    • Agenda: 1) Public Comment, 2) WASC Introduction, 3) LCAP: Goal 3 + 4 Review, 4) Meeting Reflections
    • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8331212069
  • Thursday, Mar. 21st: Exhibition Night! (9th/10th/11th Grades)

Week 26 Campus Highlight: Sports Jersey Spirit Day