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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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Big Campus Improvements Coming for Da Vinci Charter High School
Community Information Meetings February 26
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Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Black History Month has been celebrated since the beginning of the 20th century starting in 1926.
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1929 Night
Don’t miss Da Vinci’s annual 1929 Night on Friday, February 21st between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Da Vinci High School.
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See It, Be It
A Night Celebrating Women in Stem - Tuesday, January 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Da Vinci High School.
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Happy Holidays From DVCA
Everyone at Da Vinci Charter Academy would like to wish you a very happy winter break!
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District News

Weekly Update from Superintendent Bowes - May 22
In this week’s update, Superintendent Bowes shares information about the DJUSD budget outlook and more.
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Classified School Employees Week
This week we celebrate our classified staff (office staff, groundskeepers, custodians, para educators, student nutrition staff and many more)!
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Weekly Update from Superintendent Bowes - May 15
Graduations and end-of-year celebrations are always a highlight of the school year and mark the culmination of grade level achievement or, in the case of our seniors, an entire school career.
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Pandemic EBT
Due to COVID 19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits through a State program called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits.
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Social Emotional Support and Well-being
DJUSD launches new referral process to support student wellness during Distane Learning.
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DJUSD Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts Now Open
Consistent with smart sheltering in place, tennis courts and basketball courts operated by Davis Joint School District have been reopened to the public this week. Play structures remain closed at this time.
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Weekly Update from Superintendent Bowes - May 8
As we establish a steady rhythm in Distance Learning, Superintendent Bowes would like to be sure we continue to provide weekly updates on the progress we are making in determining how DJUSD will operate in the months ahead.
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Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week!
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School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week
Help us celebrate our School Nutrition Employees!
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Happy School Principals' Day
Thank you to all of our wonderful Principals!
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To the Class of 2020
This is meant to be your time to shine...We will listen to you and look for ways to support your ideas because you, Class of 2020, have our hearts.
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What We Have Learned - A Look Ahead
Superintendent Bowes shares his thoughts on the first 3 weeks of Distance Learning and looks at what may be on the horizon for DJUSD.
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