General School Information & Resources

Below is a compilation of resources, forms and downloads families will find helpful throughout the year.

Reporting Absences
Parents are expected to call or email the school daily by 9:00 AM to report and explain the reason for the absence. The attendance line is available 24 hours a day by calling (763) 754-6648.  To read more about our attendance policy find it here.

 

An extended absence is considered to be three or more consecutive days. The Extended Absence Request Form must be completed at least four to six weeks prior to extended absence of more than three consecutive days.

 

Should you wish to permanently withdraw your child from DaVinci Academy, please complete and submit this form to the main office.

REQUIRED STUDENT HEALTH FORMS:
The following forms are required for ALL students.

For more information about immunizations, please refer to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Immunization Form Guidelines.

ADDITIONAL HEALTH FORMS:
The following forms are to be completed on an as needed basis as determined by either the school and/or a parent or guardian.

For information about infectious diseases, please refer to the Infectious Diseases in Childcare Settings section on Hennepin County’s website.

Please refer to the Food Service page for all information related to school meals.

Print and complete this form to apply for free or reduced-price meals.

Print and complete to apply for special diet meals through the school lunch program. This version of the Special Diet Statement is ONLY for a participant with a disability that affects the diet.

Print and complete to apply for special diet meals through the school lunch program. This version of the Special Diet Statement is ONLY for a participant without a disability who is medically certified as having a special dietary need.

Print and complete to request lactose free milk for students who are lactose intolerant. This form must be completed by a parent/guardian and returned to the main office.

Change of Pick-up or Bus
Effective March 21, 2016, DaVinci Academy has implemented new dismissal procedures with the installation of new technology called “Silent Dismissal”. This new program enables parents to make changes to their child’s dismissal plans through an online portal. Additionally, Parents’ cars will be equipped with a rear view mirror tag which will help facilitate end of the day communications with teachers and staff.
Parent can access this online portal via the web at http://davinci.sdcs28.com/, or download the Android or iPhone app for $1.99.

From either the site or the app, you may make changes to your child’s dismissal method for the current day until 2:45 p.m. After that time, changes will not be accepted into the system.
For more information about the roll-out and process, please see the news post on Silent Dismissal.

Transportation Services
DaVinci Academy provides bus service to meet the needs of students and families in the communities surrounding our school. Routes and stops are coordinated in central locations throughout the school’s bus service area, and are designed to provide the highest level of convenience possible for those families using this service.

At the present time, our bus service area includes the following communities:

  • Andover
  • Anoka
  • Blaine
  • Coon Rapids
  • East Bethel
  • Ham Lake
  • Lino Lakes

We require a parent or designated adult to be at the stop with their child or children at both pick-up and drop-off times. For security purposes, we only provide detailed route stops and stop-time information to families with students enrolled at DaVinci Academy.

If you want more information on the bus service DaVinci Academy offers, including specifics on whether the bussing option might work for you and your child, please send us a message or call the office at (763) 754-6577.

Uniforms
The purpose of the Uniform Policy is to minimize distraction and focus students’ attention on their work at school rather than their attire, and to project a unified school image, which is proper and neat in appearance, reflecting the important work of the school.

The dress code is also a means to support and promote the mission and vision of the school.

For more information please review the Uniform Policy and Guidelines (Policy 504).

DaVinci’s School Calendar includes important academic dates such as holiday and release days, as well as community meetings and events. The calendar is maintained throughout the year, and you can subscribe to the Google version below to have all events import into your own personal Google calendar. Printable versions of the calendar are also available below.

Subscribe to DaVinci Academy’s Google Calendar

2015-16
174 Days Total Grades 1-8
172 Days Total Kindergarten Students

2016-17
174 Days Total Grades 1-8
172 Days Total Kindergarten Students
12 Staff Development Days

Please see the Back To School information page for additional details.

Click this link to submit a fee reduction waiver request. Fee Reduction Waiver Request Form