Last month, counselors presented on various topics in all 11th grade English classes. Students, take time this summer to think about your future plans. There are many options for post-secondary plans, including community college, 4-year universities, trade schools, work, and/or military. Below are the links to the presentations that counselors presented.
Next week is the last week of the 2021-2022 school year – and summer break is right around the corner! Congrats to students for all of their hard work this week on their POLs. From presenting analysis on their student-created poetry in English 9 to completing dissections in their Biology class, students have been working hard to “show what they know” in a variety of ways.
See the schedule for next week here:
Happy LGBTQ Pride Month! Da Vinci Schools is proud to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ community this month, and the many ways LGBTQ folx have contributed to our world. Pride was originally focused on securing basic rights and later confronting the AIDS epidemic. Pride continues to be about creating and affirming spaces where LGBTQIA+ people can exist freely, without persecution.
We are also proud to share this summer program hosted by local non-profit Rainbow Labs.
One Bold Summer – A Rainbow Labs Summer Program for LGBTQ Youth
Rainbow Labs, a local organization that works with LGBTQ+ youth, is offering a freeLGBTQ+ youth mentoring program this summer for six weeks. Their “One Bold Summer” mentoring program pairs LGBTQ+ youth in groups with two mentors for their Storytelling Lab and Accelerator Lab. Applications have been extend are due this Sunday, June 5th.
Program Dates: June 20 – July 31
Program Days/Times: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Mondays (In Person) & Wednesdays (Virtual.) You must attend both days.
In Person Location: Heart Of Los Angeles, 2701 Wilshire Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Overview: LGBTQ+ Youth will have the opportunity to meet other LGBTQ+ youth across Los Angeles in six weeks of fun and engaging content. Youth will learn how to tell their personal stories through our Storytelling Lab. In our Accelerator Lab, youth will team up to come up with their own business ideas to pitch to major companies such as Disney, Hilton, American and more. Throughout the whole six weeks youth will be in groups of 3-7 with two mentors
June 6th + June 7th: POL Schedules (minimum days – school ends at 1:55pm)
June 8th, Wednesday: Last Day of School (minimum day – school ends at 1:55pm)
June 9th: Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm – at 201 N. Douglas St. Campus; must have ticket to attend, and graduating Seniors should arrive at 4pm
June 14th: Summer Session 1 begins (by referral from counselors) Summer school forms were distributed to students this week. Click here for additional information on summer school. If your student received a summer school form, you must register for summer school. Click here for the summer school registration form.
This summer, Da Vinci Design will offer summer school courses for Da Vinci students. All students with any missing credits (grades of “I/F” in a course, or missing a course due to transferring into DVD) are encouraged to take a course this summer, and some students with multiple incomplete grades are required to take summer school in order to move onto the next grade level.
Summer school forms were distributed to students this week. Click here for additional information on summer school. If your student received a summer school form, you must register for summer school. Click here for the summer school registration form.
All summer school will be held in-person at 201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo, CA 90245 All summer school credit recovery is facilitated by a DVD staff member and offered through EdGenuity curriculum. Summer school will be offered over two sessions. Students will work at their own pace, but must complete courses by the end of each session to receive credit; each course completed will count for one semester of course credit.
If you have any questions, please contact your student’s counselor.
We’ve almost made it! We are in the final stretch of the semester, and POLs are around the corner. POL Schedules means that we followminimum day schedules May 31st – June 8th – school begins at 8:55am and school ends at 1:55pm every day.
See the Week 37 and 38 POL schedule here:
We hope you have a terrific Memorial Day Weekend and wish to extend a special word of gratitude to all those who have served or are currently serving in our country’s armed forces. Thank you for your service!
Next week is the beginning of Presentations of Learning! POLs give students the opportunity to develop their speaking and presentation skills and are an opportunity for students to reflect publicly on their learning. Because these are formal presentations, students are expected to wear formal attire. Any student in need of formal attire, please contact the front office and we will do our best to accommodate.
For specific details and schedules regarding POLs, please reach out to your student’s grade level teachers.
10th Grade Design Pathways Selection Resources
10th grade students and parents: After CD today, Sophomores received a presentation about the Design Pathways Selection Process. Please look at the resource posted here so that you can help discuss this important decision as a family:
Additionally, DVD will host a Pathways “Open House” on Tuesday, May 31st, from 2pm-3pm in Pathways Classrooms (4th floor). ALL Sophomore should attend! Parents/Families are welcome to attend provided that they follow Covid protocols and procedures.
The final decision will be made in their Sophomore art classes as part of their POLs. ALL Sophomores must complete the Pathways Selection Survey in order to have their preference considered for their 11th grade courses.
For questions, please reach out to your counselor.
Key Events & Upcoming Dates:
May 30th, Monday: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday
May 31st – June 7th: POL Schedules (minimum days – school ends at 1:55pm)
June 8th, Wednesday: Last Day of School (minimum day – school ends at 1:55pm)
June 9th: Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm *Time Corrected* – at 201 N. Douglas St. Campus (must have ticket to attend)
June 14th: Summer Session 1 begins (by referral from counselors)
Students who are interested in receiving 5 academic credits for summer internships/volunteer opportunities, must fill out the Unpaid Internship Agreement and submit a timesheet that demonstrates the completion of 60 hours of service. The Agreement must be turned in before the start of the internship/volunteer opportunity. The timesheet is due August 6, 2022. Please email all documents to Ms. Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the medical field? Learn more about the Da Vinci Schools + Stepful Certified Medical Assistant program. The program begins on July 25th. To learn more, contact Val Green (email@example.com) or see this flyer.
> Be job ready in 5 months
> Program includes coursework, an internship, and coaching support
> Earn a CMA certificate
Loyola Marymount University is offering a free Financial Literacy program from June 20th to August 5th. This program is ideal for students who want to learn how to make healthy financial decisions. To register, please click here.
This is a final reminder if you haven’t yet enrolled for my Costa Rica’s Natural Wonder’s trip! Our trip with EF Educational Tours will take place next Spring 2023. There has been an overwhelming amount of interest and excitement around this destination. We’ve been blown away by the response and wanted to give everyone one final chance to enroll. We have filled 35 spots and only have 5 spots available!
Make sure to enroll by the deadline of Tuesday, May 31st to reserve your spot risk-free*. Enroll and see our trip website at www.eftours.com/2485599JW
Enroll by 5/31 to receive a $100 discount!
If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. Ada Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Frank Solis (email@example.com), or call EF traveler support at 1-800-665-5364.
*EF is offering a Risk-Free Enrollment Period – Travelers who enroll now can cancel for any reason 30 days after enrollment for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF.
Da Vinci schools partners with Parchment: Digital Credential Services.
Parchment provides you with the ability to request your final official transcripts online and have them sent electronically and securely to the colleges, universities, or scholarship programs that you select. An email with your registration code and instructions on how to create your online account with Parchment has already been sent to your DVD email. Once you create your account, you will have the opportunity to request your official high school transcript be sent to the college you select. After you make your request, your official (and final) high school transcript will be processed once your final semester grades have been added into PowerSchool. When your request has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation.
Please click here for more information on ordering through Parchment. Ordering transcripts is FREE of charge until August 1st.
If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.
Da Vinci Schools is pleased to announce that Kirk Takeyama has been selected to serve as the next Assistant Principal of Da Vinci Design, effective July 1, 2022.
Kirk is an experienced school administrator. During the last six years, he has served as Assistant Principal of Culture and Climate at Bert Corona Charter School. He is experienced in positive behavior interventions and support strategies, and in coaching and supporting new teachers.
Kirk received his B.S. from Cal State Northridge and a M.A. in Education from National University.
We are excited to welcome Kirk to our Da Vinci family!
This week we celebrated the diversity on our campus with our Multi-Cultural Exhibition Fair hosted by the Diversity Council in partnership with BSU leaders, LatinX leaders and Pride Club leaders. Thank you to our students and staff who brought items to display that represent their culture. Great way to end the year! We are better together for sure!