DaVinci Connection-June 26, 2020Holly Fischer
(subject to change-see online calendar)
7/16 Annual Board Retreat, 4:00-7:00 pm
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
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
- 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.
To the left, you will find helpful links to important pages on our website.
Need to Know
Planning for the 2020-21 School Year
Dear DaVinci Community:
I hope your summer is going well! We are busy planning at DaVinci for the start of school on August 11. We are reaching out to share with you what our planning process looks like for this summer.
The Minnesota Department of Education has tasked us with developing three plans for the 20-21 school year, with the understanding that it’s possible we will be asked to utilize all three formats at different times throughout the year.
- An In-Person Learning Model with limited social distancing
- A Hybrid Learning Model with strict social distancing (half our students would attend in person on Monday/Wednesday and half our students would attend in person on Tuesday/Thursday, the other days of the week they would participate in distance learning)
- A strictly Distance Learning Model
We will receive guidance from the Department of Education regarding which format we will start the year with no later than July 27, and then notify families immediately. We are also waiting on guidance from the state about how busing transportation will be handled in each of the scenarios. There is a potential that seats on the buses will be limited, so it will be important for families to consider whether busing will be used on a consistent basis or not.
At the end of July, we will be asking you to let us know what your needs would be in each format with regards to transportation, technology, meals and other resources, as well as to find out whether you plan to have your child return to onsite learning during the 20-21 school year. Families that choose not to send their children back to school for pandemic related concerns may choose to participate in a distance learning format. There will be more information to come as guidance is shared and plans are finalized, so watch your email.
Also, thank you for all of your well wishes as we welcomed a baby girl into our family, Aliyah Silkey Jones, on April 22.