Navigator News

January 28-31, 2020


All Schools of Choice applications must be turned in to any VUSD school office by 4pm on Friday, January 31, 2020!

Message from Assistant Principal Spevak

Dear DATA Students, Families, Staff, and Friends,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your assistant principal. It is with mixed emotions that I announce I have accepted a position at a job closer to my family and where I can continue to pursue my passion of supporting Arts students. This is my last month in Ventura Unified after 10+ years of growth and experiences with you. I am forever grateful for this time and I continue to be a proud cheerleader of DATA and VUSD.


New Cell Phone Policy EFFECTIVE AS OF 1/28/2020

At the beginning of Semester 2 (effective January 28, 2020), students will not be allowed to use their cell phones during nutrition and lunch in alignment with all other middle schools within our district. Cell phone use in the classroom will continue to be permitted with teacher granted permission for educational purposes.

DATA will continue to support the use of student issued technology (Chromebook) during nutrition and lunch in approved designated areas.

All students participated in an assembly regarding Middle School and High School expectations and also received details about the new device policy starting Semester 2 (1/27/20). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s aligned School Counselor: Mr. Gonzales (A-L) or Mrs. Durkee (M-Z).

Please see the presentation about the expectations below:
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Spelling Bee at DATA

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 9am

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

Spelling Bee will take place in our Cafeteria.

Upcoming Events at DATA

Mariachi Music Program coming to DATA

Mariachi is coming to DATA. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Join us to learn more about this Semester 2 evening music program that will be held at DATA school. No experience required to learn.

Save the date for our Saturday School

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 8am-12:30pm

Cameron Court

Ventura, CA

If your child has one or more absences we highly encourage your child to attend our Saturday School so that one of their absences may be cleared. The focus of this Saturday School is community service. There is limited space so make sure your child signs up now.

Saturday School Forms were sent home with your student on 1/24/2020. You can also download and print with the pdf file below.
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8th Graders that need extra help with assignments and homework completion in Language Arts and U.S. History can come to Room A5 Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:00. See Mr. Robinson if you have any questions.

Tutoring available in DATA Library on Mondays

Mondays from 3:30-5:00 we will have a VHS AVID student in the DIZ who will be available for tutoring and homework help.
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Ventura Unified School District Mental Health Resource Fair

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 4-7pm

100 South Mills Road

Ventura, CA

VUSD parents will be able to gain knowledge and access to various mental health resources provided throughout Ventura County as well through the school district for their children. This event will also include agencies that look at the physical health of students. Parents will be able to come and go as they please throughout the night.

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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.