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Da Vinci High School holds Virtual Graduation
On June 11, 2020 Da Vinci High School held a virtual ceremony to honor our Graduating Seniors of the Class of 2020. You can view the ceremony at the following link:
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Summer Office Hours
The DVHS and DVJH offices will be open with limited staff and limited hours through Friday, June 26th and then will close for the summer. Each office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Textbook and Laptop Returns
The school year is rapidly coming to a close and DVHS needs to collect textbooks, novels, DVCA-issued Dell laptops and chargers, DVCA or DJUSD-issued Chromebooks and chargers, and district-issued Wi-Fi hotspots Friday, June 12th.
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Fundraiser Thank You
Dear Da Vinci Families, Friends and Supporters, First, a huge thank you to all of you that participated in our annual fundraiser this year. What an amazing show of support during these difficult times.
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Da Vinci High School Virtual Graduation
Da Vinci High School's virtual graduation is Thursday, June 11th. While this information is primarily directed to our seniors and their families, we welcome students and families across the Da Vinci Community to view the ceremony online.
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Welcome to Dinos' Nest 2020!
We invite you to participate in our online senior signature event competition. This year we did a project redesign of Dragons' Den and renamed it Dinos' Nest. Browse each student team's web page, their commercials, and advertisements to cast your votes on what you think are the best student products and most viable options for a new business in Davis.
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2020 Directing Change Honorable Mentions
For the third year in a row, Da Vinci Psychology students have been honored by the California Directing Change Program and Film Contest!
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Da Vinci Senior Families Update
Da Vinci Seniors and families, this is certainly not the second semester any of us expected or wanted. Throughout this crisis, you and your families have continued to demonstrate the kindness, flexibility, and general positivity for which your class is known. While words in a letter are not nearly sufficient for the gravity of what you are enduring, we still want to share that we care for each of you deeply and are incredibly proud to call you our beloved Da Vinci Senior Class of 2020. Below are some important updates about end-of-year events and how we are currently planning to address them.
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Distance Learning Begins April 13
Visit the DJUSD website for our Family Guide to Distance Learning.
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DJUSD School Closure: March 16 - April 12
DJUSD has closed all schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 until April 12.
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Students Shared Voices, Experiences, Passion at Parent Engagement Night
Last week, several students from the DJUSD Distinguished Speakers Group, made up of Da Vinci and DSHS students, shared their voices, experiences and passion at the DJUSD Parent Engagement Night.
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DVCA Annual Spring Fling is Now Online
The Da Vinci Charter Academy’s Boosters Club will hold its annual fundraiser May 2, 2020 in the lower hall of Odd Fellows Hall at 415 2nd St, Davis, CA from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
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District News

August 7 - Online Re-Enrollment, Student Schedule Preview, Canvas
Read Superintendent Bowes' weekly message for more info on our upcoming Restart DJUSD Guide for Families, a preview of student schedules and more.
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Online Re-Enrollment Now Open for the 2020-21 School Year
Online Re-enrollment for all returning DJUSD students opened this week.
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Computer and Internet Access for Distance Learning
As we begin the 2020-21 school year in a full Distance Learning model, every DJUSD student will need access to a computer and dependable internet.
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DJUSD Childcare Survey - Deadline August 5
Given DJUSD’s plans to reopen in a 100% Distance Learning format, please let us know if you anticipate needing childcare during this time.
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July 24 - DJUSD to Open 100% Distance Learning with Phased Return to Campus
Read Superintendent Bowes' latest message for more info on the approval of a 100% Distance Learning model for the start of the 2020-21 school year and DJUSD’s phased return to campus plan.
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Board of Education Meeting, July 23
On July 23, Superintendent Bowes and DJUSD staff will present information to the Board of Education about the DJUSD Fall Reopening Plan.
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Bond Program Virtual Community Outreach Presentations
Virtual Community Outreach Presentation Available- Community feedback period open until July 26, 2020.
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DJUSD recommendation to open 100% Distance Learning, with students assigned to virtual classrooms at the school they regularly attend
Important announcement recommending that all DJUSD Schools will begin the Fall 2020-2021 School Year with a 100% Distance Learning model on August 26.
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July 17 - Special Board of Education Meeting
On July 17, Superintendent Bowes and DJUSD staff will present information to the Board of Education about the start of school.
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July 9 - New Superintendent’s Message
Read Superintendent Bowes' weekly message for more info on our new Restart DJUSD website, Fall 2020 planning and more.
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DJUSD Restart Family Survey - Deadline July 13
As we develop details of our school reopening, we want to hear from our community about our plans to date.
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Summer Meal Service
As an essential service, DJUSD will continue to serve meals to children, 18 and under, through the full summer break.
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