Coronavirus Update: March 13, 2020
Dear Da Vinci Families and Staff,
As we continue to monitor the emerging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Da Vinci Schools and the Wiseburn Unified School District are taking proactive measures to support the health of our immediate community and the Greater Los Angeles area. After careful deliberation and in close contact with local health officials, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all Da Vinci schools will be closed to students for at least one week. Curriculum will be delivered via a virtual delivery model and other means of home study. Additional guidance about returning to campus will be provided on or before March 20, 2020.
Right now, we know nearly all districts in L.A. County have suspended their regular instructional programs and are offering online instruction. Da Vinci and Wiseburn administration have partnered on the decision to dismiss students in the hope that these extreme efforts at social distancing will support containment efforts.
Importantly, there are no known cases of Coronavirus on any Da Vinci or Wiseburn campus at this time.
Our dedicated staff have been working collaboratively over the past week to create online educational and alternate learning plans that all students will be able to access while the move to virtual learning takes place. Students and families will receive separate communication from your child’s school leader and/or teacher(s) with information on how to access these materials. Special education teachers and counselors will provide remote supports so students may access curriculum. Please communicate with your school leader for support, if needed. Given our exceptional talent and how we already leverage technology in our instructional program, we are confident in our ability to continue to offer an outstanding program.
We understand that moving to a home-based instructional model will be a hardship for many of our students and families who depend on free and reduced-cost meals that students get at school. We expect that a “grab-and-go” system will be implemented with pick-up location(s) to be finalized and communicated in the near future.
All internal and external events, activities and meetings have been canceled, including athletic games and practices.
We appreciate your understanding, patience and partnership during these ever-evolving times. Together, we will navigate with grace to overcome the challenges we face now and ahead.
Please keep referring to our Coronavirus Updates webpage on the main Da Vinci Schools website. This page is being updated regularly. As a reminder, we will send out another update on or before Friday, March 20 with information about returning to campus.
Matthew Wunder, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer