da Vinci Weekly Updates4/2/2021
Here are some details for our Hybrid learning that will start on April 19th. If your student will not be participating please note the new weekly schedule as there is a slight change in that the asynchronous learning day is now Wednesday and the usual Wednesday/Thursday schedule is pushed to Thursday/Friday. This affects all da Vinci students. All students will continue with Distance Learning in the mornings. Students participating in Hybrid will come for two afternoons on a rotation. HERE is the new schedule with the color-coded Hybrid Cohort rotation schedule. HERE is a video with Ms. Kitchens explaining how this will work.
“Cohort House” Assignments
Participating students have been assigned to one of three groups. The assignment is viewable in ParentVue/StudentVue under the “Student Info” tab, in the “Hybrid Cohort” field. The groups are A, B, and C (e.g., CHA is for Cohort House A). Once you see the group assignment, follow the rotation schedule to see when your student will be coming for their days. Again, with three groups, students come either Monday/Tuesday, Thursday/Friday or skip a week. If you have problems with access to Parentvue, let me know. You may need to complete the Yearly Verification if you have not done that yet or you are locked out.
These assignments are final and we are not able to make any changes. There are precise numbers involved in every classroom and period to fit within our safety parameters.
Upcoming Calendar Dates
Friday, April 9th- No school for students, this is a grading day for the end of Q3
Monday, April 12- Start of Q4- new quarter-term classes start. These are viewable on ParentVue/StudentVue.
Monday and Tuesday, April 12 and 13- CDL classes continue.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 14, 15, and 16, No live online class meetings- asynchronous lessons only. Professional development for teachers for Hybrid preparation.
Monday, April 19- Cohort A starts in the afternoon, 1:30 - 4 pm, see the schedule in the link for the rotation of cohort days for the rest of the year.
More information will come regarding Hybrid sessions but this will allow you to mark your calendars.
With Quarter 3 ending next Thursday, thank you in advance for supporting your student(s) to finish the quarter with their best effort. We appreciate all your hard work!
April 8th, End of Quarter 3
April 8th, PTSA Meeting, 7 PM, Zoom, the link will be posted on the website
April 9th, No School for students, grading/planning day for teachers
April 14, 15, and 16, Hybrid Planning days for teachers, Asynchronous schedule for students
April 19, Hybrid instructional afternoons start at da Vinci
Starting the week of April 19th, Wednesdays will be our asynchronous learning day instead of Fridays. As shared before the break, the hours for hybrid sessions will be 1:30 to 4:00 PM. Students will meet with three teachers one day and the other three the next and the morning distance learning schedule will remain the same, except for the Wednesday/Friday switch. All students will continue with distance learning in the mornings. Specific cohort assignments and more detailed scheduled information will be shared next week.
Required State Testing Notice
Each year we are required to provide information about state testing and the opportunity to opt-out of the tests if a family so desires. At this time, it has not yet been decided if PPS will be required to administer the tests. Current updates are posted HERE on the PPS website. That site holds the Annual Notice and links to the Opt-Out forms.
If you wish to Opt-out at this point, in case we are asked to do testing, please do so using This Link so your response is accurately and securely recorded. This is preferred to paper forms at this time.
PTSA PLANT SALE - ORDER ONLINE NOW
As a spring fundraiser, the PTSA is offering plants from New Leaf Greenhouse in Cornelius, OR. Orders are due by April 21st and will be delivered on Wednesday, May 12th. Order here now!
Stay safe and enjoy your weekend!
da Vinci Admin Team3/19/21
Hybrid Updates (Hybrid learning begins Monday, April, 19th)
Here are some important updates regarding our Hybrid planning:
-- Our planning is still contingent on the number of students participating but we hope to share a more detailed schedule the week of April 5;
-- We still need about 20% of the surveys returned to determine the number of cohorts (please let us know if you still need a link);
-- Cohorts are limited due to distancing requirements and space available;
-- We are not able to accommodate cohort requests beyond keeping siblings in the same group and special education needs;
-- Likely, students will attend in the afternoon for two days every other week;
-- Students will come either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. Each day, from 1:30 to 4 PM students will attend three classes. The days of the week may rotate depending on the number of cohorts;
-- Again, as there is not usually district-provided transportation for da Vinci students, there is not transportation for Hybrid instruction;
-- CDL will continue as it is now for all students in the morning through the end of the year. Hybrid instruction will primarily be for academic support and peer/teacher connection by period. There will not be new or additional content provided. Students not participating in Hybrid will not miss out on new academic content;
-- The Asynchronous day will shift from Friday to Wednesday.
Please visit the PPS website for more information on Hybrid planning.
6th-Grade Outdoor School, Anywhere Reminder!
If you have not yet picked up the supply kit for your 6th-grader, put it on your calendar to do so after the break!