Please join us tonight, April 9th from 6-7:30 pm for the Spring DVC Exhibition! Everyone is welcome!
There will be no office hours tomorrow morning, Wednesday the 10th.
See you tonight!
Keeping Sick Children Home
(Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home from School)
Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick children at home or send them to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one.
The following guidelines should be considered when making the decision:
Fever: The child should remain home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
Strep Throat: Following diagnosis by rapid strep test or culture, the child may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment and 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol/Motrin)
Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Following a diagnosis of conjunctivitis, the child may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication.
Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child’s return to school.
Flu Symptoms/Colds: A student with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home. Very few younger children can effectively blow their noses and wash their hands afterward. A productive cough is a reason to stay home. A student with the above symptoms will quickly spread the illness to other children.
Head Lice/Pediculosis: Student must be free from live lice and louse eggs before returning to school. Any child who has been treated for head lice must be cleared by the School Nurse or front office manager before returning to school.
A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child the opportunity to rest and recover.
Happy Earth Month! Let’s celebrate the beautiful place we call home by giving back together. Beach cleanups are a great experience for you and your family, friends, and co-workers to get involved in the community and environment. All you need to do is show up… and bring reusable supplies, if possible! We provide the supplies, all you need to do is register, sign a waiver, and show up! Plus, this cleanup will feature a raffle giveaway of a Paddle Board donated by Golden Road Brewing.
Volunteers are needed for the seventh annual Tour de Pier on May 19 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. The stationary bike event will benefit Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and The Uncle Kory Foundation for Brain Cancer. To sign up for the event or to work as a volunteer, visit tourdepier.com. Volunteers are needed for various tasks on May 18 and May 19.
DVC students have multiple tests quickly approaching. Below is a list of tests pertaining to each grade level. Please read carefully, as there are very important information and dates.
9th Grade Physical Fitness Test: Thursday, April 11
This is a required test for charter schools, as physical education is not a required course. Students will be participating in a mile run, push-ups, trunk lifts, and curl-ups (crunches). Students’ height and weight will also be recorded. Although not required, it is recommended that students come to school with exercise clothing.
11th Grade SAT Pre-Administration: Wednesday, April 10th
All 11th graders will be participating in the SAT School Day on April 23rd, free of charge. Although this test will be administered on April 23rd, students will be participating in the pre-administration process this Wednesday, April 10th. Attendance on this day is required for all 11th graders to ensure they have all materials ready for the day of the SAT Test.
12th Grade California Science Test (CAST): Friday, April 12
California requires that all high school students complete the California Science Test prior to graduating. 12th graders will take the test and then participate in Senior Day which includes games and food.