DaVinci Update-July 31, 2020

School Links


Important Dates

(subject to change-see online calendar)

8/6  Back to School Open House

8/11  First Day of School, Grades 1-8

8/13  First Day of School, KG

9/4  No School

9/7  No School

9/25  Picture Day – POSTPONED

9/28  No School, Teacher Workshop Day


Food Service Program

Current Lunch prices – including milk

Hot, Alt. or Emergency Lunch:

  • Full Pay = $3.50;
  • Free/Reduced = $0.00

Vegetarian Lunch:

  • Full-pay = $4.50;
  • Reduced-price = $0.00;
  • Free = $0.00

A La Carte Items -charged to ALL students:

  • Milk-only = $0.50;
  • Emergency meals = $3.50
  • Extra Entree (Grade 6-8 only) = $1.50

Current Breakfast Price:

  • Full-pay = $1.75
  • Kindergarten = $0.00
  • Reduced-price = $0.00
  • Free = $0.00

Go here to apply for free or reduced-price meals or to find out more about the food service program.


Attendance Line: 763-252-6130

Parents should call the attendance line at 763-252-6130 before 9:00 a.m. of the day your child will be absent. This phone number is available 24 hours a day to leave a message. Please leave the following information on the recording:

  • Date your child will be absent
  • First and last name of your child
  • Reason for the absence
  • Name of the parent/guardian who is calling

If you know your child(ren) will be gone more than three consecutive days, you will need to fill out an extended absence form four to six weeks in advance. Please send the Extended Absence Form to Ms. Moffatt.

Greetings!

To the left, you will find helpful links to important pages on our website.


Need to Know


Planning for the 2020-21 School Year

Ms. Silkey-Jones

Dear DaVinci Community:

Yesterday Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-82 and shared Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 school year. This is a localized, data-driven plan that prioritizes the safety of students and staff. The goal of this plan is to get students back into classrooms full time as soon as it is safe to do so. To view a video summary of our updates for today please click here.

The guidance for how we determine whether we are in a distance, hybrid, or in-person learning model is based on the rate of COVID-19 cases in our county over a 14-day period as well as our school’s ability to meet the requirements of each model based on space, staffing, and COVID mitigation strategies.  

We are starting the first two weeks of our school year in a Distance Learning Model. We will be hosting a virtual open house on August 6. Please see below for the open house schedule. You will receive a video link from your classroom teacher prior to open house.

Virtual Open House – Thursday, August 6

Kindergarten 3:30-4 pm

1st Grade 4-4:30 pm

2nd Grade 4:30-5 pm

3rd Grade 5-5:30 pm

4th Grade 5:30-6 pm

5th Grade 6-6:30 pm

6th Grade 6:30-7 pm

7th Grade 7-7:30 pm

8th Grade 7:30-8 pm

We anticipate that based on the current data that we will be able to start in a Hybrid Learning Model on August 24 for grades K-8.  We will notify you officially prior to August 11, 2020. Childcare for children of essential workers will also be available starting August 24. More details regarding childcare will be coming soon.  Please note that families always have the option of choosing a full-time distance learning program for the year. If your decision has changed regarding the model of learning you are choosing for the fall since you filled out the family survey please email Terry Moffatt at tmoffatt@davincicharterschool.org. Please note that we will have one day per month in which students may transition from full-time distance learning to hybrid or in-person learning.  We are in the process of making updates to our hybrid and distance learning plans based on the updated guidance released by the Department of Education yesterday and will share those updated plans with you early next week.

With Care, 

Ahava Silkey-Jones

Executive Director 

 

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