Senior Family College Info Night slidedeck

Thank you for attending Senior Family College Info Night on Tuesday with Erin! CLICK HERE for the slidedeck. Please email Erin with any questions and don’t forget to sign up for your 1:1 meeting with Erin to discuss your student’s post secondary plans!



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A Message from DV Connect Lit Club!

✨ Get ready to ignite your creativity! DV Connect Lit Highschool Literary Arts Magazine is gearing up for Club Day ✨

🗓️ Join us this Thursday, September 14th, on campus to prepare for the club day! Here are the details:

📍 Location: Learning Space 2 🕒 Time: 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Club Day is our chance to showcase the literary and artistic talents within our school community.. Here’s what you need to know:

1️⃣ Creative Minds Unite: Bring your imaginative ideas to the table as we brainstorm ways to make our Club Day booth stand out. From interactive displays to captivating visuals, your input matters!

2️⃣ Artistic Flair: If you have any artistic skills or materials, please bring them along! We’ll be working on some eye-catching decorations to bring our booth to life.

And guess what? We’ve got SNACKS on deck! 🍪🥤 Spread the word, tag your fellow literary artists, and let’s make this Club Day a celebration of creativity and expression! 📖🎨

#DVConnectLit #HighschoolMagazine #ClubDayPrep #LiteraryArtistsUnite

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Connect HS Updates

The Connect HS  DV Student Board Member Application deadline has been extended to September 18th.  Please CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

For Connect HS Teachers Office Hours CLICK HERE.

Connect HS Newsletter for this week CLICK HERE.

Another DV Student opportunity with Lolita Go from DV Communications (see below)
(The Connect HS Newsletter has additional student offerings)

Dear families,

Your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to National Parks in Summer 2024! All details will be covered at our informational meeting.

Meeting details:
Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 6PM
Location: Zoom! Please RSVP for link
Information covered: itinerary, activities, dates, academic opportunities, cost, and EF’s risk-free enrollment period.

It is mandatory to register for the meeting. Please register here: https://bit.ly/3Pq4OP9

There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Ms. Lolita Go

Please note this is a non-school sponsored trip.


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Attention 11th Grade Families!

Connect High School will be hosting the PSAT on Wednesday, October 25th at 8:30am. 

There will be a Google Form link emailed out to 11th grade students and their parents/guardians this afternoon – Thursday, September 14th.  If you would like to be eligible to take the PSAT, you will have to submit your request on the Google Form no later than Thursday, September 29th.

Before you submit your response, please note that:

  1. The PSAT test will take place on Wednesday, October 25th – this is an asynchronous day for Connect HS, so you will need to arrange for transportation to the Da Vinci Connect HS campus.
  2. Students will need to arrive no later than 8:30am. Late arrivals will not be admitted to the test.

Once you are registered for the PSAT, your counselor will reach out to you with more information on specifics for the test date.

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Senior Family College Info Night tonight on Zoom!


Tuesday September 12th 5pm-6pm on Erin’s zoom link below:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 870 034 0873

In addition to the Tuesday 9/12 Senior College Info Night with Erin (info and link found below) she is hosting individual Senior Family post secondary planning meetings to talk specifically about your Senior’s after high school plans. Click on this link to sign up for your day and time:


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Attention Seniors! FAFSA and CA Dream Act info below!



From CSAC Executive Director:

As we start the 2023-24 academic year, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) continues to prepare for the opening of the 2024-25 federal and state financial aid applications.  After many years of waiting for the simplification of the FAFSA, we are excited that we are in the final stages before FAFSA and CA Dream Act Applications launch in December 2023.

What Do We Know?

The redesign of the application, known as the “Better FAFSA” will make the form much easier to complete by removing several questions, importing tax information from the IRS, and enhancing the user experience.  Not only will we have a “Better FAFSA”, but enhancements to the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) also known as “Better CA Dream Act Application” will open up at the same time.

We know there are changes that simplify the application but may also raise some questions from those who have previously applied for financial aid.  As with any substantial change, there will be a transition period to become familiar with the new format, sequence of questions, and new terminology.  We are all in this new transition together and CSAC is here to support you and the families you work with to make it easier for students to get financial aid.  This huge step in simplifying these financial aid applications will make a positive difference in helping more students get to the finish line and receive federal and state aid.

Key Application Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • This year the Better FAFSA, Better CA Dream Act Application opening is delayed from the traditional October 1 to December 2023. The exact date will be communicated once it has been determined, but more than likely it will be the latter part of December.
  • The March 2nd priority deadline has been extended to April 2, 2024, due to the delayed application opening.

September Action Item:

All students, parents, and legal guardians contributing to the FAFSA will be required to have or register for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. Encourage students and their contributors to create an FSA ID as early as possible in October to be ready for the December opening of the FAFSA and CADAA.

Keep in mind:

  • New FAFSA filers will need to create an FSA ID account.
  • Renewal FAFSA filers can continue to use their existing FSA ID.
  • Be sure students login to ensure FSA IDs still work before the FAFSA opens in December.

In the Spotlight:

FSA provided a live Better FAFSA Demonstration on August 17, 2023.  After much anticipation and only having read about the changes previously, it was exciting to see the actual Better FAFSA in action and on screen.  The demo walked through the student applicant and parent contributor sections from the perspective of a typical dependent student with married parents.  For those students who don’t fall into this category, there will be ongoing training opportunities to help you help students and their families navigate how to address unique circumstances in completing the FAFSA or the CA Dream Act Application. Viewing the demo prior to the opening of the application would be extremely helpful to have familiarity with the new format, layout, and flow.

Watch the Better FAFSA Demo


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You’re invited! Virtual Families Connected Parent Chat

Please join SBFC tomorrow, September 12, at 10:00 a.m. for the virtual Families Connected Parent Chat, a free monthly support group open to all South Bay parents and caregivers. We thank our community partners Beach Cities Health District and the Thelma McMillen Recovery Center for making the Parent Chat possible.



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