• May 1, 2020 updates

    Dear da Vinci Families, 

     

    We hope you are well and that this week of Distance Learning à la da Vinci went smoothly. All of the
    da Vinci teachers were excited to see students participating. Here are a few updates as we wrap up the week. 

    OUTREACH  We are working hard to make sure we have heard from every student/family.  If you have not made contact with your teachers, please do so.  We will keep trying until we know you are safe and well!


    GMAIL FOR STUDENTS!  Don’t forget you have a PPS Gmail account.  Please check it regularly to see if there is a communication from your teachers.  It is a great way to reach out to staff and get one on one questions answered.  


    HD RESOURCES AND TIPS  Be sure to bookmark and use the da Vinci HD website as a resource. This is

    the best place to find links to schedules and classroom codes. 
     
    Confused about where to find assignments? Be sure to click the “Classwork” tab at the top of the page
    in Google Classroom. 
     
    Need some help setting a daily schedule for yourself? Watch this video from Counselor Katie
    and Susan Robertson! (It’s also posted on the Library page of the da Vinci website.)
     
    Did you enjoy that? Here’s another video from Katie and Susan Robertson on coping skills
    while you’re at home.   
     
    Ready to take action for next week? Here is a sample template
    you can use to make a schedule and checklist for yourself. Feel free to make a copy then customize
    it for yourself. 

    FORECASTING REMINDER We have received forecasting from about half of next year’s students. Please complete this as soon as possible! The link to the forecasting survey is in the Course Description and Instruction document, and here. Please read through the instructions first and discuss choices as a family. 


    6th GRADERS! Some of your fellow students requested a time for 6th graders to "hang"… so we've created the 6th Grade Lunch Social on Fridays! All 6th graders are welcome, use the google meet nickname "6glunchsocial". Fridays at noon!


    8th GRADERS!  Planning for your promotion is underway. Be sure to check your email and join the Google Classroom “Class of 2024” for information and instructions. We need to hear from all of you. 


    Week 1 Dragon Challenge WINNER Video  Thanks to all of those that played!  Dragon Challenge 2 will be posted Monday, May 4th at noon!  Go HERE to play!


    Stay well and let us know if we can help! 


    Sincerely, 


    The da Vinci Admin Team