Health Alert

Los Angeles County and Da Vinci Schools are experiencing extremely high respiratory infections among students and staff including Flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV and COVID-19. Please test for COVID if your student is experiencing respiratory symptoms. 

Please do not send children to school if they are sick with acute symptoms (fever, productive or new cough, diarrhea/vomiting). Some of the cold and respiratory symptoms can linger for some time unfortunately. We encourage students to stay home when acutely ill and for those who are on the mend, who are able to get good sleep and have a typical appetite and energy level to return to school. Please continue to report all absences to the school office via phone or email. 

Please continue to report all positive COVID cases, including during Thanksgiving break to school nurse Emily Green egreen@davincischools.org. We will then provide return guidance. General isolation instructions are to isolate for a minimum of 5 days from positive test or symptom onset and then return to school after a negative test on day 6-10. No student needs to be isolated for longer than 10 days. 

COVID tests are available in all health offices, please encourage students to pick up a COVID test prior to break to support any holiday testing needs as holiday breaks approach

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is strongly encouraging the following preventive measures:

  • Frequent hand washing including before meals, after restroom use, after handling tissues
  • Consider the use of masks indoors, with holiday gatherings or when in a group setting
  • Coughs and sneezes should be covered with a tissue or sleeve, not hands
  • Tissues should be properly disposed of in trash receptacles
  • Avoid physical contact and sharing utensils with anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of an illness
  • Get Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations if eligible

Families should seek medical attention immediately if:

  • Their child is having difficulty breathing
  • Their child is showing signs of dehydration (no urine in 8 hours, no tears when crying)
  • Their child has a persistently high fever, or is looking/acting very sick or lethargic

Take good care! 

Dr. Emily Green, Director of Health Services

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El Camino College Dual Enrollment Information Session

Interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses during the school year and/or summer?

El Camino College is offering a Dual Enrollment Information Session for parents and students to learn more about the application process and requirements. This session is highly encouraged for students that have not registered for a Dual Enrollment class before.

Dual Enrollment Information Session (Da Vinci Schools)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

5:00-6:00 p.m.

This 1-hour workshop is for prospective high school students and parents to receive an overview of Dual Enrollment in traditional El Camino College classes as well as in classes offered in partnership with your high school.

No registration necessary – join via link below at 5:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Join Information Session

or

https://elcamino-edu.zoom.us/j/85331702670

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Attention Juniors! The Coolidge Scholarship is now open to apply to!

The 2022-23 Coolidge Scholarship application is now live.

A quick refresher: the Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.

Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered by the Coolidge Scholarship. Secondary criteria include an interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed. Successful candidates will also demonstrate humility and have a record of genuine service to their communities. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here.

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Connect Game Night

 

All DV Connect High School students are invited to participate in Game Night, Wednesday, November 16th from 3:45pm – 5:45pm on the Connect 550 campus. We will be playing board games, enjoying food and snacks along with other entertainment. Everyone can participate and bring a game from home!

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/ZWdMpdxMd2kBSqYX8

Thank you so much!

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Announcements from Real World Learning Director (11.8.2022)

For students interested in leadership:
The California Department of Rehabilitation is holding an annual week-long leadership program called the Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF). The program is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Applications are now available for the 2023 program, tentatively scheduled for July 13–19, 2023. If you have any questions regarding this subject, please get in touch with the Youth Leadership Forum by email at YLF@dor.ca.gov.

For students who want to volunteer:
The Rooted Friends Project is seeking volunteers to support a food pantry event, a Friendsgiving event, and a Hawthorne Toy Giveaway. For more details and to sign up, please visit their volunteer webpage.

For students interested in the tech industry:
Brothers Code 2022 is an event hosted by the Hidden Genius Project meant to introduce youth and adults of color to the tech industry as part of National Computer Science Education Week. Participants will practice coding, programming skills, explore career opportunities in the tech sector, network, and find ways to leverage technology to strengthen their communities and reach their goals. This event will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 8 am – 2 pm. The location is to be determined. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.

Applications are now open for the 2023 Hidden Genius Project Intensive Immersion Program. High school students (Hidden Geniuses) participate in 15 months of intensive technical and entrepreneurial training through two 7-week summer sessions and one year of after-school programming. The Deadline to apply is February 19, 2023. Geniuses:

– Create innovative solutions to community challenges and problems
– Hone leadership and entrepreneurial skills and pitch business ideas
– Design their own websites, software, and other technical projects
– Establish healthy relationships and build trust with peers and mentors

Program Eligibility

– Black males of African descent
– Rising 9th – 11th graders
– No programming skills required

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Athletic Director Update for the Week

11/7-11/8 Men’s V and JV Soccer Practice Canceled.
11/7-11/11 Women’s V & JV Practice Canceled. Resume practice 11/14.

Wednesday 11/9: Winter Sport Parents/Guardians/Athletes Meeting in the Blackbox Theater at 201 N. Douglas from 5:30-6:30pm. Brief overview, updates from AD, followed by time for questions.

Wednesday 11/9: Women’s Soccer Team Meeting with Coaches in the Blackbox Theater at 201 N. Douglas from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Students and Parents/Guardians asked to attend.

Wednesday 11/9: Women’s Basketball Team Meeting with Coaches in the Multipurpose Room at 201 N. Douglas from 6:30-7:15pm. Students and Parents/Guardians asked to attend.

Congratulations to our Men and Women’s Cross Country Team this season. All levels competed in the Pioneer Cross Country League Finals last Wednesday. Some highlight performances were Nathanael Lincourt who led our varsity with a time of 17:20 and Alani Flores with a time of 20:13, which was her Personal Record. Nathanael is also now the school record holder in the 3 mile! While our teams will not move onto CIF, we wanted to recognize the JV Girls with a 1st Place finish and our JV Boys with 2nd place at Bell-Jeff Invitational earlier this season! Congratulations Team on your efforts this season in the Pioneer League.

Congratulations to our Women’s Volleyball Team debuting in the Pioneer League this fall season! We are proud that two of the Varsity girls earned a spot on the competitive Pioneer League 2nd Team and one of our athletes won a spot on the Pioneer League 1st Team. Our Division 7 team held their own against some tough D2 & D3 teams. We are hoping to learn from this year’s high level of play and earn a spot in playoffs next season. We ended our season with a close fight against El Segundo (20-25, 20-25, 25-23, 32-34).

Thank you all for supporting all of our athletes by attending and cheering at the games. Thank you for your participation and support in our Athletic Team fundraisers and donations!

Go Wolves!

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