DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

JANUARY 2022

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Happy New Year to our entire Davies family!


It is always a point of reflection for me when I read or write the January school newsletter. It reminds me our school year is just about half over. It also has allowed me the opportunity to take a quick pause and express gratitude to so many different people. This has been a Crazy year for us all. The last several months have been, well, “unbelievable” in so many ways. We have an excellent school with a dedicated staff that is focused on one thing: Helping Students Achieve. It has been very difficult building relationships with our students, yet we will continue to pursue that as we know how important relationships play in student success. I have been extremely impressed with the commitment our students and staff have made in attaining the goal of striving for that pursuit of excellence. School has certainly looked differently, yet our mission has not. We are all looking forward to the second semester when we all can begin taking steps at reshaping our staff-student relationships where we can see the smiles on students’ face and hearing that laughter inside of the classrooms.


As a school we will take on the task this coming semester to help shape our culture to be a school that will “THINK” before we speak. This acronym reminds us to ask ourselves, prior to saying something to friends or colleagues, is it TRUE, is it HELPFUL, is it INSPIRING, is it NECESSARY, and is it KIND. This is very powerful as we choose our words. This is on the heels of our school wide motto put into place earlier this year encouraging our students and staff to, “Work hard, be Yourself, and Do the right thing!” Despite how different our school system currently looks and will look in the second semester, being Kind and being Responsible will always be at the forefront of who we are.


A couple of dates to place on your calendar are as follows:


February 23 - Our 2nd Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled (More details will be sent out on the format)


No School Scheduled:

January 17 - Professional Development

February 21 - Professional Development

March 17-18 - Spring Break

April 15 - Vacation Day

April 18 - Storm Make-up Day

May 16 - Storm Make-up Day


March 8 - Statewide ACT Test for ALL Juniors @ Davies HS

April 9 - Prom


Graduation Information:

May 27 - Rehearsal (REQUIRED) - Friday @ 8:30am

May 29 - Graduation Ceremony – Sunday @ 6pm


Newsletters and our website (www.fargo.k12.nd.us) are always great ways to stay connected with our school’s activities and your child’s school schedule. Our office staff is always more than happy to help you with any question that you may have.


Thank you for your continued support of our school.

Troy Cody

Principal

CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

DAVIES MAIN OFFICE

Office Number..................... ............................ 446-5600

Troy Cody, Principal.................. ...................... 446-5604

Dr. Dale Miller, Asst. Principal (A-J)................446-5607

Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal (K-Z)..............446-5606

Lenny Ohlhauser, Activities Coordinator........ 446-5608

Debbie Clapp, Admin. Assistant..................... 446-5605

Angela Bartsh, Activities Secretary................ 446-5609

Mardel Hermanson, Bookkeeper.....................446-5619


COUNSELING SERVICES

Joshua Andres, Counselor (A-C).................... 446-5612

Jennifer Toso-Kenna, Counselor (D-Ha)......... 446-5614

Beth Weiler, Counselor (He-L)…...................... 446-5626

Sarah Nereson (M-Sa).................................... 446-5613

Anita Mahnke, Counselor (Sc-Z)..................... 446-5615

Janessa Berndt, Registrar............................... 446-5616

Kathryn Query, Registrar.................................. 446-5617

Jody Jahner, Career Center............................. 446-5625


ATTENDANCE

Kim Martin (A-J)............................................. 446-5611

Tabitha Janke(K-Z).......................................... 446-5610

Beth Kobbervig, School Nurse.........................446-5621

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2022-23

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022 is open online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2022. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2022 to attend school in the fall.


Registration is a two-step process:


STEP ONE: REGISTER ONLINE
Complete online registration forms at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. For assistance, please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment to complete in-person. Masks are required for all visitors.


STEP TWO: SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION
Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school by August 25 to finalize registration.

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record with 5-year shots
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and current address for verification

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.


f you need help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701.446.1006

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STAFF RECOGNITION

Fargo Public Schools Accepting Nominations Beginning January 17 for
Teacher, Administrator, and Support Staff of the Year Awards

Parents and community members are invited to nominate a Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member they feel serves our students with excellence for consideration of a yearly recognition award. Online instructions, forms, and the application process can be found at: www.fargo.k12.nd.us/StaffRecognitionProgram.


Nominations will be accepted online January 17 – 28, 2022.

The District will award the following this spring:

Teacher of the Year Award − awarded to a certified staff member

Administrator of the Year Award − awarded to a principal, assistant principal, director, or coordinator

Support Staff of the Year Award − awarded to an educational support staff member, custodial/maintenance department staff member, or nutrition services staff member

VIRTUAL ACADMEMY OPEN SECOND SEMESTER

Hello, FPS families!


As we approach the second semester, Virtual Academy wants you to be aware of our learning platform available to all students. Second semester begins Tuesday, January 18, 2022. If you’d like more information about Virtual Academy, please click here.


If you believe this would be a good fit for your student, the survey to request registration information is here. Requests should be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 22, 2021.


For additional information, please contact:


Lori Nappe, Virtual Academy Elementary Dean (K-5) (701) 446-1601 nappel@fargo.k12.nd.us


Holly Fiechtner, Virtual Academy Secondary Dean (6-12) (701) 446-1602 fiechth@fargo.k12.nd.us



BUS DELAYS

Bus Route Adjustments if Valley Bus experiences a Bus Driver Shortage:


In the rare event that Valley Bus does not have enough staff to cover all the school bus routes for Fargo Public Schools, Valley Bus would implement a “delayed bus route plan” rather than canceling routes. This plan could be used in either a morning route or an afternoon route.


Delayed Bus Route Plan– The “delayed bus route plan” would have the drivers cover for the missing driver after they have completed their assigned route. This would cause the identified route to be delayed by 15 to 30 minutes. Families would be notified the day of the delay by email, text, and voice messaging. Morning route delay notifications will occur between 5:30-6:30 am and after-school delay notifications will occur by 1:00 pm if a driver shortage occurs. This means students may be standing at their bus stop for additional time or they may be returning home up to 30 minutes later than normal. Each route affected would cause a delay for both the elementary and secondary students riding that bus.


The Bus Delay message will only be sent to the affected route and it will say the following:

“Attention FPS families of Bus Route ###. Today, [Monday, October 9, 2021], your morning route will be 15-30 minutes later than normal. Your principal has been notified of your late arrival. “


Or


“Attention FPS families of Bus Route ###: Today, [Monday, October 20, 2021], your after-school route will arrive home 15-30 minutes later than normal. Students will be supervised at their home building until the bus is available.”


Since communication with families is based on what was entered into the FPS PowerSchool System, we asked that each family review their listed emails and cell phone numbers in the Parent PowerSchool Portal. Please update if needed by calling your child’s main office. This type of communication may be used for other situations that cause significant bussing delays.


Students will be excused in the morning if they arrive late to school due to the delayed busing. The buildings will implement a supervision plan for students if the after-school bus is delayed.


Please remember if you decide to drop your student off at their building more than 15 minutes before school the students will wait outside. Please make sure they have dressed appropriately for the weather.


Parents can check their child’s pick-up time using the “bus route by address” options on the FPS Website at https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/Page/165.


Although the 2021-22 school year has been challenging, the transportation department and staff at Valley Bus are responding to these challenges and working hard to keep students safe. We thank families for their patience and trust as we navigate staffing challenges.


Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions.


Dr. Grosz & Mrs. Eidsness

Associate Superintendent of Fargo Public Schools

BUS ROUTES

Fargo Public Schools 2021-2022 “Energy Saver” bus route schedules are available on the Fargo Publics schools website www.fargo.k12.nd.us/transportation.

State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group


Fargo Public Schools will hold the 2022 State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. at South High School, 1840 South 15th Avenue, Fargo in the theater. Parents, staff and community members are invited to participate and are encouraged to pre-register by 4:00 p.m. on December 17, 2021 by signing up online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/focusgroup or calling 701.446.1005. Questions posed in the focus groups will concentrate on the District’s Strategic Plan. Pre-registered attendees will receive reading materials electronically in advance of the event. For more information, including the questions to be discussed in the focus groups, visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/focusgroup.

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FARGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2020-21 ANNUAL REPORT

As evidence of Fargo Public Schools’ commitment to our patrons, the FPS 2020-21 Annual Report is now available. It showcases the qualities and services of our school district and provides a wide array of information to familiarize families and the community with Fargo Public Schools. Report details include enrollment, staffing, and budget numbers. It also gives overviews of student services and student assessment data. Thank you for your continued support as we serve the citizens of Fargo by providing students an excellent educational experience. You can access the full document at this link.

AT HOME COVID TESTS

North Dakota Department of Health is now accepting the negative results of at home COVID-19 tests. This means Fargo Public Schools will now accept those results as well if an individual is testing to stay in school or is sent home with symptoms. These at home tests can be purchased at stores such as Walgreens, CVS, and other area retailers.


To accept results from individuals, they must submit a picture of the test with the first and last name of the individual tested and the date the test was conducted. This must be written on the test (pictured is a properly filled out at-home test). If the individual has a positive test result, they need to go in for a test with their healthcare provider or Fargo Cass Public Health to get the test recorded with the state.

FPS Launches COVID-19 Testing Program

Fargo Public Schools is pleased to offer a COVID-19 testing site to its families as part of it’s testing program. FPS will test students and staff members who are deemed a close contact in the school setting in order for the individuals to remain in school. To remain in school, individuals who have been deemed an unmasked or unvaccinated close contact must submit to COVID-19 testing at least every other day, test negative, and remain symptom free.


The COVID testing program is launching on Monday, October 4 with one testing location. More locations will be added in the future. Please see below for more information. Testing registration with the ND Department of Health must be completed prior to tests being administered. Use the link posted below or snap a photo of the QR code above to register. An individual needs to register using the provided link or QR code upon their first time at the FPS testing site, regardless of the number of tests issued. Additionally, parent/guardian consent is required at the time of the test administration. Parents/guardians can provide consent using the FPS testing consent form in PowerSchool.


Testing Location: South High School

Room C11, 1840 South 15th Avenue, Fargo

Park on the north side of the school and enter through Door 4

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


North High School:
Room 77, 801 North 17th Ave
Park on the south side and enter door 31
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


ND Dept. of Health COVID Testing Registration: https://testreg.nd.gov/?eventid=c7725ef9-2711-ec11-b6e6-001dd8308015

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:


FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1

(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)


Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660


If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • January 10 - Eighth Grade Course Fair
  • January 14 - END of Semester 1
  • January 17 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
  • January 25 - Sophomores/Juniors check email for picking classes for 2022-23
  • January 28 - Last Day to Drop a Class
  • February 2 - ZAPS Seminar 6:30 - 9:00 pm
  • February 3 - ZAPS Seminar 6:30 - 9:00 pm
  • February 10 - WorkKeys Session - 1-4 pm

WHAT'S COOK'N IN DAVIES KITCHEN

You might be reading a lot in the media about product shortages or like me, go to your local store to find the items I need not in stock then faced with longer checkout lines due to staffing shortages. Our nutrition service department is not immune, and we are experiencing the same challenges as everyone else. So, what can we do? Get creative and look at it as the perfect opportunity to try something new! Labor shortages have created opportunities for student workers. Food shortages have given us the chance to try new products and develop new recipes. I’m super excited to have 10 new menu items on our January menu and the opportunity to work alongside our student workers. All created because of challenges. So next time you’re at the store and can’t find your go to product, try something new. Chances are, you just might like it. Happy Holidays

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Mark your calendar to try these new items:


  • January 6th- Pepperoni Pizza Pocket
  • January 11th- Club Sandwich or Beef/Bean Burrito w/ hot cheese sauce
  • January 12th- Hot Hamburger Beef Gravy on Mashed Potatoes or Turkey, Bacon, Cheese Wrap
  • January 13th- Taco Grinder on fresh baked bun
  • January 14th- Teriyaki Chicken Dumpling
  • January 18th- Beefy Mac N Cheese
  • January 24th- Cheesy White Chicken Chili
  • January 27th- Beef Taco Casserole



Shannon Nowak

Davies Kitchen Manager

701-446-5630

DAVIES STUDENTS IN THE NEWS

EDC BAND SOLO FESTIVAL

Fargo Public Schools was well represented at the Eastern Dakota Conference (EDC) Band Solo Festival with 194 participants. Seven FPS students earned the Outstanding Performance distinction on eight different instruments and 19 students earning Honorable Mention. Below are the Davies Students that received Outstanding Performance.

National Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Davies hockey player Olivia Opheim. Olivia signed her National Letter of Intent to compete in college hockey at Minot State .

MSUM ART-A-FAIR EXHIBIT

The following students had their work chosen for the MSUM Art-A-Fair Exhibit.

Drawing Category

Printmaking Category

Media Arts Category

Sculpture Category

Painting Category

NDASC PRESIDENT

Congratulations to Davies junior Baily Scott, who was elected North Dakota Association of Student Councils President at the annual conference held in Bismarck on December 12-14

DAVIES TEACHER RECOGNIZED

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Dale Johnson, Loretta Wellentin, Ronald Freed

VFW POST 762 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Loretta Wellentin was selected by VFW Post 72 as Teacher of the Year.


Included with her recognition, Ms. Wellentin was awarded a check for $300 and will be entered in the District VFW competition.


Davies High School became the only school in North Dakota to raise the Freedom Flag on Patriot Day, September 2021.


Loretta Wellentin, Social Studies instructor at Davies High School, said, “What a feeling I had touching the World Trade Center steel. It was overwhelming, and I am so appreciative to be able to share this history, knowledge, and humanity with the students of Davies. I was very honored on behalf of Davies High School to be asked to partner with this wonderful organization's mission to teach students about the magnitude of 9/11, but most importantly, I'm grateful for the opportunity to ensure that we will never forget those who lost their lives and those who responded heroically that day.” Wellentin, along with fellow Davies Social Studies instructor Bart Manson, have organized the Davies Freedom Flag Raising Ceremony.

NURSES CORNER

NURSES CORNER: “Cover Your Cough” to Stop the Spread of Germs


  • Follow these simple procedures to stop the spread of germs – and teach your children to practice good hygiene: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue every time you cough or sneeze. Throw the used tissue in a wastebasket.
  • If you do not have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve.
  • After coughing or sneezing, always clean your hands with soap & water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Do not share eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels or other personal items.


Stay healthy by following these tips:

  • Clean your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, if possible.


11-2021 Reference Minnesota Department of Health

Graph showing overlapping symtoms of flu vs. Covid

*Seasonal allergies do not usually cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unless a person has a respiratory condition such as asthma that can be triggered by exposure to pollen.

This is not a complete list of all possible symptoms of COVID-19 or seasonal allergies. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. You can have symptoms of both COVID-19 and seasonal allergies at the same time.

MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

The school nurse will be available daily from 8:45 am - 2:30 pm to provide essential health related services such as assessing health problems, interventions with health concerns, assisting in emergency care plans for identified students, reviewing students’ immunizations, dispensing medications, assisting in health-related programs in schools, and providing advice on health-related issues.


Any medication the student may require during school hours needs to have a consent form signed by the student’s parent/legal guardian on file with the school nurse. The forms allowing the school nurse to give you student OTC (over the counter) medications are on-line. Simply identity any or all the OTC choices (Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Tums) and initial the box indicating consent. The school will provide a limited supply of these 3 OTC medications. If your student requires more than 5 doses of the OTC medications during that school year, we ask the student to bring their own supply to keep in the nurse’s office (FORM AF6720A). Any other type of OTC medication such as cough medicine, allergy or cold/flu medicine also can be administered in school as long as the parent/guardian has sent a statement of use with signed consent, a supply of the medication in the original package, and understanding that the medication will only be administered as directed on the label.


If your student needs medication prescribed by a doctor, then the school nurse must have a copy of Form AF6720C completed. This form must be completed by both the physician and the parent prior to administration of the medication at school. In order to dispense ANY prescription medications by the school nurse or associated staff the following must be in place prior to administering said medication:


  • Student’s name on the bottle
  • Specific time of administration
  • Dosage
  • Physician’s name
  • Medication container and label must match the physician’s order. Ask your pharmacist to give you a secondary school bottle so a supply can be kept both at home and at school in the proper container.
  • No more than a month’s supply should be brought to the school
  • Parent/Guardians are responsible to replenish medicine as needed
  • Unused portions of medications must be picked up at the end of the school year or when the medication is no longer needed. If medication supply is left at school, then the school nurse will destroy said supply according to policy.
  • ANY changes in medication will require a new form (AF6720C) completed with the current changes identified. A new prescription bottle will be required within 30 days of said change.
  • Please have your pharmacist split the medication if the dosage is required to have the medication split in half or quartered.


The medication policy as well as any needed forms can be found on the Fargo Public School website under the tab for Parents. Parents may substitute the AF6720 form with a copy of the prescription written by the physician along with written permission to administer said medication by the parent/guardian. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school nurse at 446-5621.

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

MUSIC

ORCHESTRA

All-State Orchestra Auditions are January 9 at West Fargo High School. Audition times vary, check the bulletin board in the orchestra room for more details.


Symphony Orchestra will attend the EDC Large Group Festival at Fargo North High School on February 2. Students will perform for judge’s comments and get to work with clinicians as a large group.


Congratulations to the following 9th graders who made it into the inaugural 9th Grade Middle Level Honors Orchestra. Students will join others from across North Dakota at Heritage Middle School in West Fargo February 11-12.

Kallie Andersen

Victor Hellner-Born

Jeffrey Mindemann

Mara Smith

Anusha Yadav

EAGLE LANDING

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., during regular scheduled school days. We still have a large selection of Hoodies, T-shirts, Long Sleeve, ¼ Zips, and Crew Necks. We would love to help gear you and your family up for winter and spring sports!

DECA

This month the DECA students will be preparing for the Emerging Leaders Competition in Valley City on January 26th. This is a pre-requisite to attending the state DECA Conference during March 13th-15th. Good luck DECA Students!

FARGO SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB

Any students who signed up for the SouthSide Ski and Snowboard Club should check their gmail account by Wednesday January, 4th for directions on how to pay for the January 22nd, trip to Spirit Mtn. If you have questions please email Mr. Taragos: taragom@fargoschools.org

YEARBOOK

Fargo Davies High School

If you ordered a 2020-2021 Davies Yearbook and did not pick it up during registration, you can pick it up in the main office during the school day. A limited number of yearbooks are available for purchase. The cost is $60 per book and can be paid by cash or check only. Email daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org with any questions.


Yearbook Senior Portrait Requirements

Every graduating senior is allowed to submit a portrait photo to be used as their picture in the Davies Yearbook. This photo must follow the guidelines and rules from school policy, dress code, and law. Not following these guidelines will result in the photo not being allowed in the yearbook and the student will be asked to submit a different photo.


  1. Subjects including promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, guns, weapons, or depiction of violence may not be worn or shown in the photo.
  2. Photos with accessories (i.e. hats, scarves, jewelry), props (i.e. sports equipment, musical instruments, cars), and domesticated pets are allowed as long as they do not promote or condone illegal activity.
  3. The subject of the photo should be the student, not the props or background. (Yearbook staff prefers head and shoulder photos.)


Photos may be edited or not published if they represent or include any of the following:

  • Violating school policies and behavior codes
  • Displays of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, or weapons of any kind
  • Inappropriate gestures, facial expressions, postures, or hand gestures
  • Revealing, suggestive, or obscene clothing


All photos submitted must conform to school standards and policies and if needed, may be subject to review or approval by, but not limited to the yearbook staff, the yearbook advisor, and the school administration. Senior photos due are March 1, 2022.


The yearbook staff reserves the right to edit or deny any submitted photo for publication and printing in the book.


The yearbook is a school publication, supervised by a student media advisor, and shall be reviewed by an administrator if the publication goes against school policy. (NDCC Ch. 15.1-19-25)


Digital Photo Requirements:

All photos must be at 300 dpi in resolution and at least 1.5 by 2 inches in size. Pictures need to be saved as a JPG file. Photos files must be named with the senior’s legal last name and then the legal first name (ex: Smith_William.jpg)

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update – January 2022

The Winter activities are well underway, and the Davies Booster Club is happy to be able to support our Eagles! Thank you for making this possible through your Davies Booster Club membership!


Join the Club! It is never too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit www.DaviesBooster.com for more information.


Leave a legacy! Buy a paver for the Davies outdoor concession area and save $50 on your Booster Club Membership. Only a limited number are available so act now. Visit https://daviesbooster.com/become-a-member for more information.


Granted Funding Requests – December 2021

The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in December, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.



  • Senior Party – Funding provided to support this event will benefit the Class of 2022


  • Post Prom Party – Funding provided to support this event will benefit the Juniors and Seniors and their guests attending Post Prom (Est. 400+ people)


  • Boys Tennis – Funding provided to support a Tailgating Night prior to a home tennis match earlier this fall benefitted all student athletes, coaches, and fans who attend this event


As a reminder, here are some of the ways to engage with and support the Davies Booster Club:


Here’s an easy—and FREE—way to raise money for Davies

Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our club when you specify Fargo Davies High School Booster Club as the Amazon Smile organization? All you have to do is click the link below and then place your order as usual:

Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2716982


Social Media

Please feel free to post scores, pictures, and positive articles you want to share with the Davies Booster community on our Facebook page.


Booster meetings – Join us!

You don’t have to be a member of the board to attend our monthly meetings! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in person and virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Our next meeting is January 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Davies H101

Advertising

Want to get your business in front of the Davies community? Please contact Tom Nelson for current advertising opportunities at indigo1622@icloud.com.


Sincerely,

Fargo Davies Booster Club

Leave a Legacy

As a part of the Davies High School turf project, we are improving our concession area as well.

We are looking for those that would like to leave a legacy and purchase a brick paver that will be

installed in the concessions area leading up to the donor wall. For additional information or to

purchase a paver, click on the QR code below or send an email to FargoDaviesTurf@gmail.com.

EVIDENCE BASED REPORTING

Some of the Davies Teachers are grading using Evidence Based Reporting. You can read about Evidence Based Reporting at the website: https://bit.ly/FPSgrading If offers videos and documents about how grades and scores are calculated as well as videos on how to better see your student’s grades. Fargo Public Schools has created this Family Guide that will better help you navigate Evidence Based Grading.

Technology Support

Fargo Public Schools understands that distance learning and additional technology can sometimes be difficult to navigate. If students and parents need help, they can call the support line at 701.446.1450 or email helpdesk@fargo.k12.nd.us. Technology support is available Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Instructional Platform Help

For extra support, email Brenda Cain at cainb@fargoschools.org to set up a Zoom meeting. Seesaw, Google Classroom, Zoom, and Dreambox are some of the tools she is happy to help with.

ADDRESS CHANGES

Address changes, like registration, can now be done ON-LINE. You will see the same format you used for registration in previous years by going into PowerSchool to access the forms, just follow the tutorial.

You may change your address, telephone number, pay your student’s fees or update contact information etc. all ON-LINE.

Cell Phones

Students can use cell phones and electronic devices BUT ONLY in the commons, hallways, and locker bays. Upon entering the library or a classroom, all cell phones and all non-school issued electronic devices will be put away unless they are deemed to be educationally appropriate by the classroom teacher. If a student is asked to turn their cell phone over after being found to be in violation they must comply. Consequences/protocol will include the following:

First violation – The device will be confiscated by the teacher and returned at the end of the class period, communication with the parent regarding the incident, communicate with student to reset expectations, and submit a log entry.

Second violation – The device will be confiscated by the teacher and given to the office and submit a log entry. Administration will visit with the student and communicate with parents about future violations. Device will be returned at the end of the school day.

Third violation – Device will be confiscated by the teacher and given to the office and submit a lot entry. At this point a parent will be required to pick up the phone in the office and student will face possible suspension from school.

Messages and photos on a cell phone are subject to viewing by administration given reasonable suspicion of a crime and/or school infraction. In the event a student must use an electronic paging device for health reasons, the student and his/her parents must petition the administration for such use.

Lockers

Lockers will be equipped with a combination padlock loaned by the school. Lockers should be kept locked and combinations not shared with other students. Lost or stolen locks will be paid for by the student. The charge for a lost lock is $5.00. Students are responsible for books and personal possessions at all times. STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME. Any graffiti appearing on the outside or inside of the locker is considered vandalism and will be the responsibility of the student. School administrators reserve the right to search lockers, but only when it is reasonable to suspect that the locker contains items or articles which may constitute a hazard or contains property that does not belong to the student.

Gym lockers and locks are available to students enrolled in physical education classes. All items placed in the locker room during class must be placed in a locked locker to ensure items are not stolen. Students must refrain from placing personal items of value in gym lockers. The school will NOT be responsible for the loss of unsecured items. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all personal items are properly secured when left in the locker room areas. Lost locks are again the responsibility of the student and a $5 fee will be assessed for a lost lock.

NDHSAA ACTIVITIES - PHYSICALS REQUIRED

Student athletes participating in NDHSAA sanctioned sports programs are required to file a pre-participation health history screening and physical examination clearance form with the school office prior to their practice & participation in any athletic program. Student athletes who plan on participating in fall sports programs need to ensure they have their physical form on file prior to the first practice. Forms can be found on the Davies website under the Activities/Student forms or click here.

NDHSAA - PHYSICALS 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Students planning to participate in athletics in the 2021-2022 school year can get their physical done and turned into their school office before the end of the school year. Any physical dated after April 15, 2021 is good for the 2021-2022 school year. All athletes will need a new physical on file before they can participate in their athletic activity.
Don't wait - get it done today!


The "Form B" option that was available this year will not be an option for 2021-2022.


Click here to download the NDHSAA Approved Physical Form


Physical Information from NDHSAA:


Prior to participation (including practice) a student participating in NDHSAA sanctioned athletic activities and representing his/her school must have on file with their school, an annual NDHSAA-approved Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination clearance form completed by a qualified health care professional (i.e. Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant under the supervision of a physician); the Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination is valid for one school year; a physical examination completed before April 15 is not valid for participation the following school year.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

Students are expected to be in their classes every day, except in the case of illness, school related activities, family emergency, or religious observance. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children are in school unless a valid reason for absence exists. The Attendance Office asks that a student’s absence be reported by 9:00 a.m. If a student is not accounted for they will be recorded as truant. Please review the attendance policies found in our on-line student handbook. The Attendance Office may be reached by calling 446-5610 (A-J) or 446-5611 (K-Z).

ABSENCES

EXCUSED
  1. Personal Illness
  2. Illness or death in the family
  3. Weddings of relatives and participation in
  4. Family emergencies
  5. School sponsored activities
  6. Religious activities approved by an administrator
  7. Trips requested by parents and approved by an administrator
  8. Funerals of family, relatives, or friends
  9. Required court appearances
  10. Medical & dental appointments


UNEXCUSED

  1. Truancy is defined as being absent from one or more classes without the consent of parent/guardians and/or school officials. Truancy is also defined by behaviors such as failure to report to the office after being sent, leaving class without a teacher’s permission, abuse of pass usage, failure to leave school after checking out with the attendance office, and failure to go to class upon returning to school.
  2. Oversleeping
  3. Transportation problems
  4. Removal from class for disciplinary reasons (administration ordered suspension will not count as an unexcused absence)
  5. Unverified appointments
  6. Failure to check out with the attendance office when leaving school for an appointment.


TARDY POLICY

Students are expected to be in class on time. The following procedures will be followed.


  1. Any three (3) tardy/late marks in a single class will equal an unexcused absence.
  2. Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will have their tardy marked as LATE.
  3. At two truancies or the accumulation of six (6) tardy/late marks in a semester for a student may result in a formal attendance review. The attendance review document will outline attendance expectations going forward and disciplinary action if attendance issues continue.

DETENTION

A detention will be assigned for each period of truancy and for every third tardy. Detention times will be held on Monday - Friday 8:00-8:40 and 3:00-3:40 in H101.

Davies High School

Troy Cody - Principal - 446-5604

Dale Miller, Asst. Principal - 446-5607

Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal - 446-5606

Lenny Ohlhauser, Activities Director - 446-5608