DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Eagles Report - November 2020

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Greetings,


We are halfway through this crazy semester. Most fall activities are wrapping up, virtual parent teacher conferences have been completed, and we are looking ahead to winter activities.


This fall has been like no other in my 15 years as a principal. Worrying about keeping kids distanced among other mitigation strategies has been a challenge. You can be rest assured when a student is here during the school day, students are wearing masks and socially distanced during classes. During lunch, (if you haven’t heard) we have replaced our tables with individual desks which are 6 feet apart. I want to commend our students as they have taken this in stride and have been very good about the “new” rules.


Just a quick reminder of upcoming dates:


November 11.....................Veterans Day..............No School

November 25, 26, 27.........Thanksgiving Break... No School


Thank you for your support,

Dale Miller

NEW RULES FOR MASK WEARING

We have received a revision from the ND Department Health Dept. on which masks we can wear in the in school. See the poster below. We can no longer wear 'gaiters' or 'bandanas' or the face shield without a mask.
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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

Cathy Pauly, Activities Secretary.................... 446-5609

Lana Steffen, 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

Sylvia Gonzalez, Career Center...................... 446-5625


ATTENDANCE

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

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

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

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.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


  • November 11 . . . . . . . .NO SCHOOL, Veteran's Day
  • November 25-27 . . . . .Thanksgiving Break

CURRENT SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER

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NURSES CORNER

How can I protect my child against flu?


  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine for yourself and your child to protect against seasonal flu viruses.
  • Take everyday steps to prevent the spread of all flu viruses. This includes:
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue In the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to keep your child from having close contact (at least 6 feet) with sick people, including anyone in the household who is sick.

  • Keep surfaces like bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, and kitchen counters clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.


What Can I do if my child gets sick?


If your child is healthy and gets flu-like symptoms, including a fever and /or cough, consult your doctor as needed to rule out any other illness and make sure your child gets plenty of rest and enough fluids.


When can my child go back to school after having flu?

Call or take your child to a doctor if your child of any age has:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish or gray skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Not waking up or not interacting (different than the normal teenager behavior)
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Has other conditions like heart or lung disease, diabetes, or asthma and develops flu- like symptoms including a fever and/or cough


When can my child go back to school after having the flu?


Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. (Their fever should be gone without them having taken a fever-reducing medicine.) A fever is defined as 100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C. If your child is tested for Covid, they must remain home until they receive their test results. If negative, the school will need a copy of the results upon return. If their test is positive, please call the school and inform them of the positive result and keep your child quarantined at home for the required 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.

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.

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

STUDENT CONGRESS

The Student Congress team competed in a socially distanced State Tournament. The team worked very hard this year and adapted to Congress COVID style with grace and agility.


AWARDS

The team had individual place winners:


  • Amanda Li Third Place in House 1
  • Amro Heshmat Seventh Place in House 2
  • Bruce Lin Third Place in House 4
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L to R Patrick Shen, Amro Heshmat. James Lin, Jordan McLagan, Amanda Li. Bruce Lin, and Ben Hektner

DRAMA/THEATRE

IMPROVABLE FORCE

IMPROVABLE FORCE


NEXT SHOW - November

Streaming will be made available!

DAVIES HIGH THEATER PRESENTS

TRUCKLINE CAFE by Maxwell Anderson


A streaming link will be made available for viewing the production in December. Exact dates to be determined.


Cost: FREE

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OPEN AUDITIONS - Coming soon for Winter & Spring Performances

AUDITION DATES


  • December 15-17, 4 pm 'THE ACOTOR'S NIGHTMARE '- One-Act and select scenes and dance numbers

  • January 5 & 6, 4 pm 'S.O.A.P.s '- Original One-acts written and directed by advanced theatre students.

  • January 19-26 - Davies Theatre Musical Production of 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'. Video submission auditions - more details by January 12.

MUSIC

ORCHESTRA


You can now follow the Davies Orchestras on Facebook [Davies High School Orchestras] and Instagram [daviesorchestras]. We are excited to use these social media platforms as a way to make connections with our community during a time when physical distancing is necessary.

PaY - PHILANTHROPY AND YOUTH

PaY members are finishing up registration and will be participating in the annual Inspire Conference. This year the conference was recorded and will be done virtually.


The theme this year is Passion, so the focus of the Inspire conference is Exploring What Sparks Your Passion and Transforming Your Passion Into Action.

BOYS TENNIS - THIRD IN STATE

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Congratulations to the Davies Boys' Tennis Team for taking third place in the state championship tournament. The tournament was held October 8-10 in Grand Forks. The team was led to this accomplishment by head coach Paul Kolesar and assistant coaches Alexis Konence, Emily Stenhjem, and Landon Dallman.

DAVIES GIRLS AND BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Congratulations to the Davies Girls and Boys Cross Country teams on a great season!


At the EDC Meet on October 12, both boys and girls teams placed 4th.

WINTER SPORTS

Schedules of winter sports opening days:

  • November 8 - Wrestling
  • November 9 - Hockey G/B
  • November 16 - Gymnastics
  • November 23 - Basketball G/B
  • November 30 - Boys Swim

YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due March 1, 2021. Seniors can submit either a color or black and white picture. We suggest a face shot if possible and all photos must be portrait (vertical). Senior pictures must meet the requirements to be in the Davies Yearbook. Requirements can be found on the attached page.

  • Pictures should be digital. Senior pictures can be emailed to daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. Make sure to follow the digital photo requirements found on the attached page.
  • Hardcopy photos are accepted at a $5 charge. They can be submitted to the office.
  • A late fee of $10 will be charged to any senior picture received after March 1, 2021.
  • Senior pictures will not be accepted after April 1, 2021.


Thank you for your cooperation; we are working hard to make sure that all seniors are included in the 2021 Yearbook.


Grad Ads for the 2021 Yearbook will be sold only March 1-31, 2021 (no exceptions). There will be a limited number of ads available (once they are sold out, no more ads will be sold). More information will be available in January 2021.

If you have any questions about Senior Pictures or Grad Ads, please feel free to call Jenna Johnson Uphoff at 701-446-5751.


First Day of School Pictures

Did you take a 2020 First Day of School picture? If so, send your picture to the Davies Yearbook staff at daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. Please list names and grades of students include in the picture.


Homecoming Pictures

Send your Davies Homecoming pictures from the week to the Davies Yearbook staff at daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. Please list names and grades of students included in pictures.

SENIOR PICTURES for the YEARBOOK

Fargo Davies High School

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.


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

November 3, 2020

Here is an update on how your generous support has already helped the Booster Club fund:


  • Baseball – Weather coverings for the bullpens


  • Drama
  1. Garment bags to protect costumes
  2. A new refrigerator for make-up/food/etc.


  • Boys Tennis – to purchase a 3rd place State Trophy



Advertising

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


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 virtually on Microsoft “Teams.” Email Misty Dietz at MistyLDietz@gmail.com for the invitation.


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

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any board member. Email us on our website: https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/DaviesBoosterClub

Our next meeting will be online on November 11th at 6:30.


Sincerely,

Fargo Davies Booster Club

Student Dress

STUDENT DRESS – AP6325

The purpose of this policy is to enhance the education of Fargo Public School K-12 students by establishing expectations of dress and grooming that are related to educational goals.


GENERAL STATEMENT

The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any protected group.


The following is expected at all times:


  • Clothing with opaque fabric that covers the student’s chest, sides of body, midriff, and their entire undergarments must be worn.
  • Pants/Jeans or the equivalent (i.e., skirt, sweatpants, leggings, dress, or shorts) long enough to cover the student’s private areas must be worn.
  • Pants/Jeans or the equivalent should be secured not to reveal undergarments.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Clothing advertising or promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, guns, weapons or depiction of violence may not be worn.
  • Vulgar clothing of any kind may not be worn.
  • Vulgar is defined as pictures, images, words, silhouettes of individuals, or sayings that depict sexually suggestive expressions or actions, profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or which degrade the integrity of individual groups.
  • Hats, hoods, or head coverings may not be worn in the building with the exception of a religious purpose, documented medical need, or with special approval by the administrator for special school events/celebrations/circumstance.

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.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

The School Board (Policy #6220) recognizes that regular attendance is necessary to achieve consistent educational progress. In addition, North Dakota state law requires all children between the ages of seven and sixteen to be in attendance every day school is in session, with exceptions for illness and certain other in-capacities. Class attendance is imperative for students to achieve consistent educational progress. The Fargo Public School’s senior high attendance regulations are based on the premise that full participation in class activities is very important in the total learning process.

Students will be excused for the absences listed below if the parent/guardian calls the attendance secretary prior to the absence or sends a note or a doctor’s excuse. The attendance secretaries may be reached at 446-5611 (A-J) or 446-5610 (K-Z). Students leaving for appointments during the school day are required to check out with the attendance secretaries prior to their departure and check in when they return. Arrangements for make-up work will be made directly with the teachers of classes that have been missed.

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 Wednesday 8:00 – 8:45 am and 3:00 – 3:45 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-3:45, and on Saturdays from 9:00 – 12:00 am. Students who have assigned detentions to serve may NOT participate in selected school sponsored functions until detentions are completed.

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