World War 1 Museum Night and High School Open House Update


Dear DVCA Community,

It has been a pleasure to see our sophomore students investigate, collaborate and design their WWI Museum Night Projects, one of our oldest and most recognized signature events. The energy and enthusiasm of our 10th graders has been tremendous and we are so proud of the learning and camaraderie that they have shown over these past five weeks. As you may be aware, the Yolo County Department of Public Health provided guidance regarding COVID-19 and large gatherings yesterday. As a result of this guidance, in consultation with the District, and out of an abundance of caution, we will be changing the format of Da Vinci High School’s World War I Museum Night Event and High School Open House  in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Details for these events are as follows:

  • The DVHS Open House aspect of the evening may be rescheduled to a later date. 
  • WWI Night in its traditional format on March 12th (from 6 - 8:30 pm) has been cancelled. Our staff has developed an alternative opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning and for our school community to celebrate their accomplishments.
  • The alternative demonstration of learning will occur during the school day on Friday, March 13th. The DVCA staff has developed a schedule that will allow for the student body to take turns viewing the sophomore museum exhibits during the morning class periods. DVCA Staff teams will conduct the assessment during the afternoon class periods. Sharing of food will not be allowed as part of the demonstration of learning and, unfortunately, the event will not be open to the public. Clean-up and a brief celebration will follow at the conclusion of the school day. 
  • All students still travel to their DHS classes on Thursday. Sophomore students will not travel to their DSHS classes on Friday.

We know how disappointing this news may be - World War I Museum Night and Open House is an event that our community looks forward to and is a great celebration of the DVCA Program. However, these circumstances are unprecedented, and we are doing the best we can to foster our student’s learning, but above all, keep them and our community safe and healthy.  We appreciate your understanding and your continued support. 


Tyler Millsap 

Scott Stephen Bell and Kait Sangster
The World Studies Teaching Team