Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

da Vinci Logo imageda Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

Structure of the Day

Our school day runs from 8:30 - 3:00. Students are expected to arrive before that time so that when the bell rings at 8:30 they are in their 1st period class, ready to focus. (Students arriving before 8:15 am are welcome to be in the cafeteria. The back doors off the parking lot are open from 7:30 on. At 8:15 am they can move about the building.)

Da Vinci is on a modified block schedule. This means 3 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) the day is divided into 8 sections -- 7 learning periods and a 30 minute period for lunch / recess.  On these days three periods are devoted to LA/SS core, one to math, one to science and two periods each day are spent in arts classes.

A sample student schedule looks like this:

8:30-9:20         1st period       Math 3

9:24- 10:11       2nd period    LA/SS (core)

10:15-11:02      3rd period     LA/SS (core)

11:06-11:53    4th period       LA/SS (core)

11:57-12:27    Lunch & Recess

12:31-1:18      5th period    Textiles

1:21-2:09       6th period      Earth Science

2:13-3:00       7th period      Drama Explore

On Wednesdays & Thursday students are in block classes.
On Wednesdays it's EVEN period block (2, 4 & 6 + FLEX);
On Thursdays is ODD period block (1,3,5,7). 

Wednesday's Schedule                 Thursday's Schedule
2nd p 8:30-9:58                                  1st 8:30-9:58
4th p 10:02-11:27                                3rd 10:02-11:27
Lunch/ Recess 11:31-12:01              Lunch/ Recess 11:31-12:01
6th 12:06-1:31                                     5th 12:06-1:31
FLEX: 1:34-3:00                                 7th 1:34-3:00

FLEX Curriculum: For 6th & 7th graders, FLEX time is spent in either academic support or enrichment classes. 8th graders are working on their Arts Capstone.

The third Wednesdays of most months is a late opening day. On those days class starts at 10:30 and there is no FLEX period. We start with 2nd period, followed by lunch/recess and then periods 4 and 6.