Davis A&M Family Newsletter

February 2, 2022

Principal's Message

Davis Students & Families,

Recently Davis has experienced two concerning incidents involving students bringing firearms to the school. We have taken a number of steps as a response to increase safety at the building.

First, we have altered our entrance procedures at the school. Beginning in January, all who enter the building must use the southeast entrance where there is an x-ray screening machine and metal detector. This includes all students throughout the school day, as well as parents and guests.

Second, we have installed alarms on the southwest door that sounds when the door is opened. This door will no longer be used by anyone, except at the Davis dismissal and in the case of an emergency. The entrance also has signs posted informing students that they are not to open the door for anyone.

Third, we have met with the student council to get input on ways to increase school safety, including developing ways to allow students to anonymously report safety concerns of any kind to the administration.

Fourth, we will be meeting with students by grade level next week to discuss school safety and to hear their perspective. Many students have questions, concerns, and ideas for how to make our community more safe. In order to ensure your child feels comfortable and safe in the building, their voice must be heard. I encourage you to speak with your child about the issue of school safety, and encourage them to participate in our grade level meetings so that we can best support them. I will be sending out communication to parents after we have the meetings with an update on student responses and any further steps we may take as a community.

As always, please encourage your child that if they are aware of any safety-related concern that they either report it to an adult at school, or to you so that you can call the school on their behalf.

If you have questions about any of the announcements, please call the school at 216.838.2500

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • TOMORROW'S Parent-Teacher Conferences ARE FULLY REMOTE
  • Remote Learning- THIS FRIDAY
  • Help Recruit New Students to Davis A&M
  • Reminder: Student Pick Up & Cold Weather
  • PHASTAR & Davis A&M Clubs
  • Davis A&M Absent / Make-Up Work Policy
  • Class of 2022 Parent Update
  • After-School Academic Support - EVERY DAY
  • Counseling Corner
  • Internships & Summer Employment Opportunities
  • Captain's Log: PHASTAR Update
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M
  • Year-Round School Calendar Dates

Parent-Teacher Conferences TOMORROW, Are Now FULLY REMOTE

We hope you can join us for Conferences, which are this Thursday from 12:30PM - 7:00PM. Conferences will be held via Zoom only due to the pending weather forecast.

Please SIGN UP for a time slot using this link. If you miss your time slot, you can still come at another time that you are free between 12:30-7PM.

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) and working with you to support your student.


Due to the large snowstorm we are expecting over the next few days, we will be holding classes remotely on Friday, February 4th. HERE are the instructions for logging in to Zoom classes. Students will attend their classes and Crew in the morning, and will have a grade level study hall in the afternoon where teachers will be available to help students in breakout rooms.

Help DAVIS A&M Recruit NEW Students

HELP US RECRUIT a new cohort of Davis students! Know anyone who might thrive at Davis A&M? Forward them this QR code to enroll and tell them to rank Davis #1!! The deadline is 2/18/22!!

REMINDER: It's cold outside our school - Arrive on time for Pick Up

BRRR It's cold outside our school If you pick up your students after school, please remember that dismissal is at 3:15PM and students must wait outside to be picked up. We appreciate you doing your best to arrive as close to 3:15PM as possible.


We are offering some old and new clubs this semester. Please see the Secretary desk for a registration form! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CLUBS FLYER.

We continue to offer: Drone Club, Fab Lab Club, and Robotics Club. New this semester are:

-ART CLUB: Tuesdays

-GAME CHANGERS CLUB (for girls): Mondays & Fridays


Making Up Work from an Absence

When students are absent, for any reason other than quarantine, they have 1 week to complete and submit their work to their teachers. After this, the student will receive a 0% for the assignment, which negatively affects their overall grade.

Teachers have their make up work posted in their classroom or on their Schoology page. It is the student's responsibility to know where to find their teacher's make up work, to actively seek out and complete the work, and to follow up with teachers if extra help is needed.

Students returning from quarantine will receive a condensed list of assignments and extended due dates upon return. The day a student returns from quarantine, he/she should report to Mr. Rivera in the planning center, and he will help them collect and organize their make up work.

Class of 2022 Parent Update

SENIORS PARENTS Now that second semester has started, your student's focus should be finding money for whatever their plans are for next year.

If you and your student have not yet completed the FAFSA, be sure to complete it ASAP. You can potentially immediately unlock over $10,000 for college, and then become eligible for even more free money. If you and/or your student needs help with the process or have any questions, please contact Mr. Markusic by email (mmarkusic@collegenowgc.org) or by phone/text (216-507-1768).

Students should also be searching for and applying for scholarships. Seniors received a scholarship list last week that is updated as Mr. McCain, Ms. Molton, and Mr. Markusic become aware of scholarships.

After-School Academic Support

Support is available on EVERYDAY 3:15 - 4:15 in the 5th floor atrium. Snacks are provided.

Encourage your student to stay after to stay on top of schoolwork, get organized, receive extra help on assignments, complete make-up work, or complete homework.

Counseling Corner

If your student is interested in learning more about Cleveland State University, please plan to attend the CSU Diversity Day on Saturday, February 26th. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FLYER to register. Email Mr. McCain (RMcCain@DavisAM.org) if you have any questions or concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your child's progress, schedule, or grades, please contact Mr. McCain at 216.838.2500 or through email at RMcCain@DavisAM.org


Y.O.U. PEEKE Internship

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is searching for high school sophomore and junior students with a 2.5 GPA or higher who are interested in gaining professional skills and hands-on career exploration experience while earning a stipend. If this sounds like you, apply to the PEEKE (Partnerships, Exploration, Experience, Knowledge, Excellence) Internship Program!

Previous internship opportunities included the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Clinic, the YMCA, and more! This is a great opportunity to explore career pathways in STEM, Health Science, Education, Cosmetology, Business Ownership, Culinary Arts, and more!

In order to apply, you must be a sophomore or junior student enrolled in high school and living in Cuyahoga County. The application is NOW OPEN! If you are interested in applying, please email Mr. Hatfield at thatfield@phastar.org or Ms. Rothbaum at mrothbaum@davisam.org for more information. Application assistance is available.

Y.O.U. Summer Youth Employment Program

Do you want to develop your professional skills and explore career pathways while earning an income? Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is looking for high school students between the ages of 14-19 years old and living in Cuyahoga County to apply to their Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)!

The SYEP is generally 6 weeks long and starts in June and will run through the end of July/beginning of August. No previous work experience is required. If you are 14 or 15 years old, you will need a work permit in order to apply. The pay rate ranges from $8.80-$10 per hour, depending on where you are placed!

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Mr. Hatfield by email at thatfield@phastar.org or visit the PHASTAR office. The Youth Opportunities Unlimited Summer Youth Employment Program application goes live on Tuesday, February 1st. Application assistance will be available.

CSU Summer IT positions

CSU has 130 paid summer IT positions for students in grades 8 through 1st year of college. Fill out this form if you are interested: https://forms.office.com/r/08GAFcxWhS


What is F.I.R.S.T. Robotics?

"For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is an international youth organization that operates the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). This year, PHASTAR has partnered with the Great Lakes Science Center and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) to support Davis A&M students in building and programming a robot to enter the FIRST Robotics Buckeye Regional Competition from March 23rd-26th at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. Every Tuesday and Thursday until March 22nd, the Davis A&M Team 8222, The RoboAviators, travel to the Great Lakes Science Center to work with mentors, coaches, programmers, and engineers, along with three other CMSD FIRST FRC teams, to strategize and build their robot.

This year's challenge is called RapidReact and is presented by the Boeing Company. The challenge is to build an operating robot that has the capabilities of scoring cargo (oversized tennis balls) into a two-level hub and climb up a hanger with four different heights. You can watch an animated video of the challenge here. Currently, Team 8222 has built the main frame of the robot and have installed the motor mounts and motors and will begin drawing up the electrical schematics. Be on the lookout for competition details if you would like to join us for the Buckeye Regi

Community Resources & Announcements


Davis will host its fresh produce market this NEXT Thursday. The market is open to all Davis A&M students, families, and community. Please spread the word.

Wear a mask and bring a bag or box to carry away your fresh goods.

When: Thursday, February 10th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Where: Davis A&M High School (1440 Lakeside Ave)
** DRIVE UP LOCATION: Front Lakeside Parking Lot

Rainey Institute Communities Program

Classes include Island Beats & Hip Hop Dance, Intro to Ballet, Origami, 3D Modeling, African American Story Quilting, World Music, Multicultural Ceramics, Indian Sutra Dance and Warli Art, Creative Movement, Storytelling, and more! Classes for Ages 3 - Adults



Includes 4 classes each Saturday (48 total)


Classes Available from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

+ Lunch & Materials

*Payment Assistance Available

1705 E. 55TH STREET - CLEVELAND, OHIO 44103 - 2 1 6 - 8 8 1 - 1 76 6


Housing Resources

Legal Aid

Due to the recent COVID-19 surge, Legal Aid's in-person first-come, first-served legal advice clinics are all virtual. In the meantime, Legal Aid is open 24/7 online - taking intake applications at this link.

Or, you can call Legal Aid for help during most business hours at 888-817-3777.

And, do you have a question about a housing issue? Call our Tenant Info Line (216-861-5955 or 440-210-4533) for answers to your quick questions. For employment questions, call our Worker Info Line (216-861-5899 or 440-210-4532).

Stay Connected With Davis

A lot of important messages from the district and the school are being announced. Make sure your contact information is updated so that you receive the latest information.

*To update your address or phone number, please call the school. 216.838.2500

*To receive our school texts, please email LBowen@DavisAM.org with your cell # and your student's name

*For the latest updates: Follow us on Instagram @therealdavisam

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


  • 3rd: High School Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for Students
  • 18th: Professional Development Day for Staff - No School for Students
  • 21st: President's Day - No School for Students


  • 14th - April 3rd: Spring Break - No School for Students


Quick Links

Davis Aerospace & Maritime High School

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