DaVinci Connection-August 28, 2020Nicole Hartfield
(subject to change-see online calendar)
8/31 Color Fun Run Registration Deadline
8/31 Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
9/4 No School
9/7 No School, School Office Closed
9/8 Supply Pick Up Day
9/9 School Development Committee Meeting, 3:30 pm
9/9 Finance Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm
9/14 First Day of Hybrid Learning Format
9/19 Color Fun Run, 10:00 am
9/28 No School, Teacher Workshop Day
10/7 School Development Committee Meeting, 3:30 pm
10/7 Finance Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm
10/12 Parent Teacher Conferences, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
10/13 Parent Teacher Conferences, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
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
Dear DaVinci Families:
I hope this message finds you well! Thank you for all of your hard work as we are entering our third week of distance learning. A reminder that next week we have a board meeting on Monday, August 31 at 6 pm. Families can attend this open meeting using this link Meeting ID: 847 4341 2829 & Password: 92tL68. Following the board meeting on Tuesday, September 1, we will share updated guidance with you regarding our hybrid re-opening plans.
Also, per our DaVinci Academy school calendar, next Friday (September 4) and the following Monday (September 7) are non-school days, meaning there will be no live classes or assignments on those days.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me or any of our team below.
Technology: Brandee Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care: Julie Kresh email@example.com
Busing and Transportation: Holly Fischer firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades K-5: Andrea Halverson email@example.com
Grades 6-8: Jack Shields firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Program: Terry Moffatt email@example.com
As we prepare for students to eat in their classroom, we want to be mindful of our students with severe peanut allergies. DaVinci Academy is now a peanut free school. This means no sandwiches, granola bars, treats or other food that contain peanuts.We understand that this change may be hard on some, but know that we will come together as a community to help keep all students safe.
Extra Curriculars Registration Ends Soon
The last day to register for trimester 1 activities is Thursday, September 3. Please tell your DaVinci Academy friends! We have some activities that only have a few students registered and are at risk of being cancelled.
- Books and Cooks
- Boot Camp Workout
- Clay Club
- Future City
- Nerd Club
There has been a nation wide issue with Google these past couple of weeks and your student has likely felt the frustration of being kicked off a Google Meet session. Although this may have seemed like a technical issue with a school issued Chromebook, we have found that, more likely than not, the problems are occurring because of Google. Please believe that the teachers and staff are doing everything that they can to support a successful learning experience for all.
Also, students should be powering down their Chromebooks every time that they are through with it. Just closing the lid of the computer is not sufficient, and we are finding that many issues can be avoided by regularly powering down the system.
If you continue to have technology concerns, please contact Brandee Palmer for support.
These are some great articles about how parents can support student success this year. We encourage you to review them.
The state of Minnesota requires children enrolled in school to be immunized against certain diseases depending
on age OR to provide documentation of conscientious objection or medical exemption. Here are the
Age 5-11 years (Entering grades K-6):
DTaP/DT: 5 doses
Polio (IPV/OPV): 4 doses
Hep B: 3 doses
MMR: 2 doses
Varicella (Chicken Pox): 2 doses
Age 12+ (Entering 7 th and 8 th grade):
All of the above vaccinations
Immunization/Exemption forms can be found on the school website under the health forms tab in the Students
& Parents section.
Please make sure your student is current on immunizations and that the updated immunization record or
exemption form is given to the school as soon as possible so that enrollment status is not affected.
If your child will need to take any medications while at school, please fill out the proper form(s) for the
medication required. The forms can be found on the DaVinci website as you follow the Student/Parents
tab>>Forms and Information tab>>Health Forms.
Medications must be brought to the school by a parent and delivered to the nurse. Only medications with the
proper forms and signatures will be accepted.
*Over-the-counter medication forms need only a parent/guardian date and signature.
*Prescription medication forms must have BOTH a doctor's date and signature and a parent/guardian date and
For any child with asthma or anaphylaxis, the action plan forms can be used in lieu of the prescription
medication forms if all the necessary medications can be listed on the plans.
Medication brought to the school must be in its original container and not expired. Medication will not be
accepted if it is expired, not in its original packaging, or is not accompanied with the correct forms.
If you have any questions, you may contact Nurse Julie at the school.