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Good Afternoon Navigator Students and Families,

This is Principal Marissa Cervantes. The start of the new school year is tomorrow! We are all very much looking forward to seeing and working with all of you. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Students who have requested a device may pick one up on campus until 6 p.m. today. Remember, this pick-up is only for students without a district device or a home computer. If you did not request a device, please email and she will get one ready for you to pick up ASAP. At this time, we only have enough for those who requested a device through the Family Intentions Survey.
  • Student schedules will be available to view in Q at 3 pm today. Students who need changes to their schedule (course changes only - no teacher changes) must email their alpha aligned counselors A-L and M-Z with the following information: Student Name, ID Number, Reason for the change (Example: I have two PE classes, I am in the wrong level of music, etc.) Counselors will respond within 24 hours. Please attend all scheduled classes until counselor contact is made.
  • Welcome emails from teachers with Zoom codes for class will be sent beginning at 3 p.m. through the evening for all class periods.
  • Rest of the Week August 18-21: August 18th - First day of school and online class meetings (all online)
  • In Class Orientation activities in Canvas (all online) - your teachers will provide you with directions for this.
  • Students will attend live Zoom class meetings with their teachers following their class schedule. Schedule is modified for the first week.

Buenas tardes estudiantes y familias,

Soy la directora Marissa Cervantes. ¡El comienzo del nuevo año escolar es manana! Todos estamos ansiosos por verlos y trabajar con todos ustedes . Hágame saber si tiene alguna pregunta o queja.

  • Los estudiantes que hayan solicitado una computadora portatil pueden recoger una en la escuela hasta las 6 p.m. hoy. Recuerde, esta recogida es solo para estudiantes sin un dispositivo del distrito o una computadora en casa. Si no solicitó una computadora portatil, envíe un correo electrónico a y ella le preparará uno para que lo recoja lo antes posible. En este momento, solo tenemos suficiente para aquellos que solicitaron una a través de la Encuesta de intenciones familiares.
  • Los horarios de los estudiantes estarán disponibles para ver en Q a las 3 pm hoy. Los estudiantes que necesiten cambios en su horario (solo cambios de curso, sin cambios de maestro) deben enviar un correo electrónico a sus consejeros alineados A-L y M-Z con la siguiente información: Nombre del estudiante, Número de identificación, Motivo del cambio (Ejemplo: tengo dos clases de educación física, estoy en el nivel de música equivocado, etc.)
  • Los consejeros responderán dentro de las 24 horas. Por favor de asistir a todas las clases programadas hasta que se comunique con el consejero.
  • Los correos electrónicos de bienvenida de los maestros con códigos Zoom para la clase se enviarán a partir de las 3 p.m. durante la tarde para todos los períodos de clase. Resto de la semana 18-21 de agosto: 18 de agosto: primer día de clases y reuniones de clases en línea (todas en línea)
  • Actividades de orientación en Canvas (todas en línea): sus maestros le proporcionarán instrucciones para esto.
  • Los estudiantes asistirán a las reuniones de clase de Zoom en vivo con sus maestros siguiendo su horario de clases. El horario se modifica durante la primera semana.


Ms. Cervantes


Fall 2020 will be conducted through full distance learning. There will however be live teaching that will take place at scheduled times. In addition to the structured opportunities/teaching, there will be flexibility if students are unable to get on at the scheduled time.

Specific student schedules will be shared on QStudent Connect & QParent Connect.

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WEB Meeting Zoom Link will be sent out at a later date.

El enlace para la junta WEB se enviará en una fecha posterior.


Ventura Unified has created an amazing Call Center team to service all your school Technology needs as well as your Distance Learning questions.

They can be reached:

Aug. 15-Sept. 4: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am-7:30 pm

Sat. & Sun. 9 am- 3 pm

English- 805-641-5000 x1380

Espanol- 805-641-5000 x 1390

Ventura Unified ha creado un increíble equipo de centro de llamadas para atender todas las necesidades de tecnología de su escuela, así como sus preguntas de aprendizaje a distancia.

Se pueden comunicar:

15 de agosto a septiembre 4: lunes a viernes. 7:30 am-7:30pm

Sabado y Domingo De 9am a 3pm

Inglés- 805-641-5000 x1380

Español- 805-641-5000 x 1390


At the beginning of every year, school sites collect various forms and send out important information.

*These are in transit.*

Please return the completed & signed listed forms to the DATA Office as soon as possible, or during your Campus Orientation date (see below).

Forms to be turned in:

  • Emergency Card (Front and back with signature)

  • Student Residency Questionnaire
  • Family- School Compact
  • DATA Student Netbook Agreement (Light Pink Form)
  • Student Technology Acceptable Use and Responsibility Policy
  • VUSD Student Photo, Video, and Publicity Release
  • Release of Directory (6th Grade only, Blue Form)
  • VUSD Income Survey (Bright Pink Form)
  • Annual Notice Form (Annual Notice is included for your review)

8TH GRADE "Campus Orientation" & Supplies/ Material Distribution

Monday, Aug. 24th, 9am

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

6TH GRADE Campus Orientation" & Supplies/ Material Distribution

Tuesday, Aug. 25th, 9am

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

7TH GRADE Campus Orientation" & Supplies/ Material Distribution

Thursday, Aug. 27th, 9am

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

9AM-12PM & 1:30PM-4:30PM

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Mr. Cota

Hello DATA family. My name is Mr. Ricardo Cota and I am humbled to be your new Assistant Principal. I look forward to meeting and working with you. I previously taught at Isbell Middle School and was the Assistant Principal at Anacapa Middle School. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter. I'm also a die hard sports fan. Let's make it a great year Navigators!



DATA Counselors will not be available for meetings on the first day of school, they will be out of their office greeting the students and helping with their first day of school. If your child is placed in the wrong academic courses (math, science, language arts, social studies) please make an appointment online, send an email, or leave a voicemail for them to contact you.

Basilio Gonzales, School Counselor

Students with last names beginning A-L

Jenny Durkee, School Counselor

Students with last names beginning M -Z

De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts

Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts (DATA) is a high achieving and innovative magnet school where students, community, and staff collaborate in authentic learning experiences. Together, we support an inclusive environment focused on relationships in order to develop skills for a global society.