Principal's Update

August 13, 2021 (summer edition)

Spoiler Alert: Meet and Greet, Community Care Day, Jumpstart and Reopening Information...

Greetings da Vinci Families,

We are getting so close to the opening of in person school! We hope this summer break has been a good one for you and your family. Our administration team has had a lovely summer and now getting back into the swing of things. You will now begin receiving weekly updates. You are also welcome to check our website for updates. We will send a Welcome Back letter closer to the start of school with additional information and specifics about the upcoming school year. For the time being, please see the updates below.

Thank you,

Ms. Davis

Opportunities to Connect

da Vinci Administration Team and PTSA Meet and Greet

Please join us next Thursday, August 19th, at 6:00 PM - 7 PM for a meet and greet session with our administration team and PTSA president, Elena Rotondi.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will host this session virtually, via Zoom.

Community Care Day

Come one, come all!

Please join us in beautifying the grounds at da Vinci. We are excited to be able to bring this community building activity back this school year and we have lots of work to do! Community Care Day is a great opportunity to volunteer your time, while connecting and meeting other students and families. This year, Community Care Day is on: Saturday, August 28th, 9 am to 12 noon. We have some gardening tools, but if possible, please bring your own garden tools (if you can), gloves and plenty water to keep yourself hydrated.

Jumpstart Day for 6th and 7th graders

School starts on September 1st for all students; however, 8th graders will join us 2 hours later at 10:45a. Incoming 6th and 7th grade students will join us at 8:45a for an opportunity to begin to learn the lay of the land, learn their lockers and meet their teachers and fellow peers, while engaging in community building activities.

We will also have a coffee chat for families. More details to follow soon.

Additional Updates

School Supply List Here is the recommended list of supplies.

Student Schedules Student schedules will be available on StudentVue/ParentVue about a week before school starts. We are still making a few adjustments.

Carpool List and Family Directory If you want to be added to the directory, fill out this form. The sheet is only shared with those families that opt-in.

COVID- 19 Updates

While we will be back to school 5 days a week, PPS has introduced some guidelines for the upcoming school year. Please note, as the state of our county's health changes, the guidance and expectations may change as well. At current, students and staff are expected to wear face masks (unless there is a medical reason that prohibits them from doing so) and remain a physical distance of 3 ft. apart. You can find answers to many of your questions about the reopening of school on the PPS Back-to-School Portal.