DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Eagles Report - MAY 2021

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Dear Davies Parents/Guardians:


I will admit, it is CrAzY to think that I am drafting the final newsletter for the 2020-21 school year. Even crazier than the Winter we all experienced this year and the Spring we currently are experiencing. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was crafting our August newsletter’s opening page. Truth be told, we have just over four weeks to go until the doors close on this school year. Many of our senior parents are putting the final touches on plans for graduation parties and our seniors themselves are finalizing their plans after high school for next fall. We have so much work yet to do in such a short period of time; yet as I reflect on the past eight months, our school has accomplished so much. There is no doubt in my mind that Davies High School is an Amazing place, because of our students, staff, and parents!


Even beyond our strong academic record at Davies High School, I need to draw attention to the volume of talent our students have. From their athleticism, to their musical and theatrical talents, to the different leadership or community service roles our students have participated in. One does not have to look too far as you will always find our Davies kids’ names at the top of the list. Our school has enjoyed so much success this past school year despite the COVID pandemic and I could not be prouder to be serving as building Principal. I would match our kids against any other in this great state and nation knowing full well we would be represented very well.


Our students deserve our very effort and we will continue to work to meeting their every need.

Some final dates to be aware of and include on your calendar are:


  • May 3-21 AP Testing (see the schedule inside this newsletter)
  • May 26 Academic Awards Ceremony – SENIORS Only (by invitation only)

** Also, the Davies ChalkFest & Activity Day

  • June 4 Graduation practice **Required for Seniors** - 8:30am @ Fargodome
  • June 6 Davies HS Graduation – 3pm @ Fargodome



Please call the high school office @ 446-5600 with any of your questions/concerns or if we can assist you in any other way as it relates to your child’s involvement here at Davies High School.

It is a constant goal of ours at Davies High School to develop strong partnerships with parents and/or guardians. The strength of our partnership is directly related to the ability we have to influence our young people today. Your unconditional support, strong communication, and involvement in our school has assisted us in accomplishing our mission of: Honor, Integrity, and the Pursuit of Excellence. We hope to build upon our existing relationship as we move forward into the coming school years with your child.


I trust that each and every one of you will have a strong finish to our school year and an even better summer!


Warm regards,

Troy A. Cody

Principal

GRADUATION INFORMATION

Dear Parents of the Senior Class,


I bet most of you are putting the final touches on your son/daughter’s graduation plans. Perhaps some of you work best under pressure and will complete those plans over the next few weeks.


Whatever the case may be for you individually, the below timeline is something applicable to us all.


Yes, that is right, we are all planning and excited for our upcoming Graduation Ceremony.


The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on Sunday, June 6, 3 pm at the Fargodome. Prior to graduation, several items need to be completed.


The following is a checklist of all obligations to be met by each student before a Fargo Public School’s diploma will be presented.



  • All course work, tests, and detention time must be completed before Thursday, June 3, 2021.


  • All independent study, Virtual Academy, NDCDE and any other on-line correspondence course work must be completed by Friday, May 21, 2021.


  • All bills must be paid (media center, athletic equipment, lab equipment, book damages, etc.) by Friday, June 4, 2021. You may call Lana Steffen, Davies Bookkeeper at 446-5619 to make payment.


  • Graduation practice will be held on Friday, June 4th at 8:30 a.m. at the Fargodome.


All graduating seniors must attend the practice session.

This is required for any senior planning on participating in the Graduation Ceremony.


  • All students who participate in the commencement ceremony are expected to dress in an appropriate manner. Cap, gown, tassel, and honor stole, and shoes are required.


No other personal additions will be allowed to be worn without Admin permission.


Only students who have completed their graduation requirements will participate in the graduation ceremony. The list of students who will be participating in the ceremony will be finalized on Friday, June 4, 2021.


We are proud of our students and are looking forward the Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, June 6. Please give us a call at 446-5600 if you need any of your questions answered.


Sincerely,

Troy A. Cody

Principal

AP EXAMS

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 05 - H101

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM AP English Literature Test


  • MONDAY, MAY 10 - H101

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM AP Macro Test


  • TUESDAY, MAY 11 - H101

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM AP Psych Test


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - H101

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM AP English Language Test


  • FRIDAY, MAY 14 - H101

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM AP Bio Test


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM AP Euro Test- H201
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM AP U S History Test - H101


  • MONDAY, MAY 24 - H101
  • 8:00 -12:00 PM AP Calculus
  • 12:00 - 4:00 PM AP Physics


  • TUESDAY, MAY 25 - H101
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 pm AP Chemistry
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 pm AP Statistics


  • FRIDAY, May 28 - H101
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Human Geography

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

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School registration for high school classes and all sports camps will open Tuesday, March 2nd. We will also have the Summer School Booklet available on the summer school website by March 2nd. Families are able to pay fees for Middle School Music Camps, Highway Safety, Summer Leadership School, and some sports camps as part of the on-line registration:

  • www.fargosummerschool.com (Opens March 2nd)
    • Semester 1: June 8 – 30
    • Semester 2; July 6 – 28
  • Face to Face Hybrid on-campus M-Th or 100% Virtual M-F with a required daily Zoom class meeting


EL Summer School Registration

  • Elementary EL will also use a google link that will be completed with help from the students’ EL teacher.
  • Middle school EL will use the regular middle school link that will be sent to families by March 2nd.
  • High School EL will use the regular registration line www.fargosummerschool.com
  • Semester 1: June 8 – 30 (EL K – 12)
  • Semester 2; July 6 – 28 (EL Grade 6 – 12 Only)
    • Face to Face on-campus M-Th or 100% Virtual with required daily Zoom class meeting
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Trollwood Performing Arts School 2021 Summer Registration Open

Get ready to Color Your Summer! Trollwood Performing Arts School is excited to welcome students back to the stage with a full array of 2021 summer performing arts educational opportunities. 2020 was a difficult year for those who are passionate about performing arts. Many classes and performances were canceled due to COVID-19. Upcoming summer arts programming will help students rekindle their affection for the arts, boost their creativity, and pave the way for their future, whether they aspire to pursue a career in the arts or any other professional opportunities. Click this link to register. Click this link to view the full programming brochure.

NDHSAA SPORTS PHISICALS FOR 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.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation administers scholarships on behalf of community businesses, families, and organizations. Scholarships are made available through annual donations and investment income from endowed funds. Scholarships are established by people just like you who wish to honor loved ones or recognize someone who has made a difference in their lives. Click here for access to all scholarships that are available.

Graduating seniors from Davies, North, South, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools may select their school below to see which scholarships are available:


Davies High School

North High School

South High School

Woodrow Wilson High School



The Foundation also administers the Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars program and awards an average of 50 scholarships annually to deserving graduates from Davies, North, South, Woodrow Wilson, and other area high schools. Click here to access Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars.

NEW TEACHING STAFF FOR FALL 2021

As our student body grows so does our teaching staff. We have the following new hires for the fall of 2021:



  • Desiree Bisonet - Special Education
  • Amy Dahl - Special Education
  • Kari Kapitan - Speech-language Pathology
  • Rob Jacobson - Science
  • Justin Undem - Math
  • Leif Rue - Math
  • Kelsey Gumke - Health Careers
  • Ed Hentges - Social Studies
  • Jody Jahner - Career Resource Specialist



The Davies Staff welcomes you to the Davies family!

CURRENT SCHOOL SCHEDULE SEMESTER TWO

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DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


  • May 26 - Academic Awards Ceremony
  • June 4 - Graduation Practice - 8:30 AM - Fargodome
  • June 6 - Graduation - 3:00 PM - Fargodome

ACACDEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY

Davies High School will be having an Awards Ceremony, by invitation only, on May 26 at 7:30 AM. This ceremony will recognize seniors that are receiving scholarships and those that have an academic GPA of 3.5 or above.


In the past we have included undergraduates in this program; but because of COVID restrictions it will be the seniors only that will be recognized.


The doors will open at 7:15 with the ceremony beginning at 7:30 am. Seniors will be seated at tables on the gym floor and guests will be seated in the North - South bleachers. No food or beverages will be served. Masks are required.

NEWSMAKERS

Ohlhauser Honored with District Level Speech and Debate Administrator Award


Davies High School Assistant Principal and Activities Coordinator Lenny Ohlhauser has been named the 2020-21 North Dakota Roughrider District of the National Speech and Debate Association Administrator of the Year. He was nominated because of his support of speech and debate activities over the last several years. Ohlhauser has supported Davies in hosting extra events, allowing students to maintain their debate season and stay safe.

SKILLS USA

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.


Davies Skills USA team competed in Bismarck on April 19. They competed with 20 other teams from across the state. The team competed in team works, carpentry, electrical wiring, cabinet making and plumbing. Below are the results of the competition. Way to go team Davies!!


Congratulations to Skills USA!

Ben Shook – Carpentry – 1st Place

Simon Bleick – Plumbing – 1st Place

Grover Bundy – Electrical Wiring – 2nd Place

Tavian Nelson – Cabinet Making - 2nd Place

Taiton Axtman, Bennett Hefta and John O’Neil – Team Works – 2nd Place

DAVIES THEATRE PRESENTS:

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY


A Musical by Andrew Lippa


Performance Dates:

  • May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 23 at 2:00 p.m.


Location: Davies High School Theatre, 7150 South 25th Street, Fargo


Ticket Prices: $8 Adults, $6 Students. All seats reserved. Limited Seating Available


Ticket Reservations and Purchasing: Available Now

Online tickets may be purchased and reserved at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/BoxOffice

For questions call - 701-446-5768.


Synopsis: The Addams family is back in musical form. All the beloved characters, just a little older and more modern. Daughter Wednesday, now eighteen years old, has found herself experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her family: she has fallen in love. Lucas Beineke, the object of her affections, comes from a seemingly normal family. Tonight the families will meet to become better acquainted . Brother Pugsley, who has been largely ignored since Wednesday’s involvement with Lucas, begins to miss the attention his sister previously paid to him and pleads with her to torture him once more. Meanwhile, mother Morticia finds herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughter’s newfound feelings, while oblivious father Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were. As they learn to relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain: the Addams family will never be the same.

MUSIC

BAND


Fargo Public School Outstanding Performance Winners

This year, the FPS band festival went virtual. Students competed for a State Star, Regional Star, I, II, and III rating. Judges were allowed to give one Outstanding Performance per room. This is equivalent to a state championship in other activities. Congratulations to the following students for receiving an Outstanding Performance Award: Ben Diers, Leah Laqua, Jacob Hansen, and Connor Cross. Also congratulations to those students who received an Honorable Mention Outstanding Performance Award: Luke Nelson, Ethan Blesie, Kaden Kerzman, Laszlo Leeaphon, Isabelle Sunderlin, Emily Huber, Owen Beller, Kate Laqua, and Seema Tian.


University of Mary Outstanding Solo Awards

Congratulations to the following students for participating in our virtual University of Mary Jazz Festival. The following students received special recognition from the judges for their solo at the jazz festival.


  • Owen Beller, bass guitar
  • Emily Gao, piano
  • Ben Diers, alto saxophone
  • Marcus Hart, alto saxophone
  • Matthew Holtz, guitar



Band Concert
We have a band concert on May 25th. Due to Covid restrictions, this event will be split into 3 mini concerts. Concert band will perform at 6:15pm (call time 5:55), Symphonic band will perform at 7 (call time 6:45), and Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:45 (call time 7:30). We will honor the seniors at these concerts.


Jazz Band Concert
The Jazz Band concert will be on June 1st at 7:30pm (call time 7). Due to the smaller size of the ensembles, this will be one event and will not have to be split.


Band at Graduation
All band members will have a rehearsal on Friday, June 4th at 7:30am at the FargoDome. Students may wear any school-appropriate clothing to this rehearsal. The graduation ceremony will be on Sunday, June 6th. If a student cannot make it to the rehearsal or graduation, they are asked to let either Mrs. Strege or Mr. Brandenburg know via email by May 14th. A make-up assignment will be provided.

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ORCHESTRA

ORCHESTRA

Join the Davies Orchestras as we celebrate our graduating seniors of 2021 at our final in-person concert of the year on Thursday, May 27th in the Davies Theater. Times TBA depending on COVID precaution levels. Featured senior soloists include: Nicholas Sholy (violin), James Lin (violin), Danielle Bach (cello), Juliana Conlin (cello), Therese Byankuba (cello), Elise Tobosa (violin), and Wyatt Kleinjan (conducting).

NURSES CORNER

IMMUNIZATION UPDATE: GRADES 11 AND 12


For the school year 2021-2022, a second dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) is required for students entering eleventh or twelfth grade. This means your student will need proof of two doses of MCV4 before returning to school in the fall. This rule went into effect for the school year 2018-2019, so many of the seniors (Class of 2022) should have already received this vaccine last year.


Ideally, children should receive one dose of MCV4 when they are eleven to twelve years old and a booster dose on or after their sixteenth birthday. Please schedule with your child’s health care provider or your local public health. Please have your child receive this booster prior to the start of the school year. Also, remember to bring in proof of the immunization documentation to the school.

WEARING MASKS THE CORRECT WAY:

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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

DAVIES LATIN STUDENTS AWARDS

Davies Latin Student Awards

In March students across the nation and in several other countries in the world took the National Latin Exam. Here is a list of the awards given:


  • Gold medal and a summa cum laude certificate awarded to top scorers
  • Silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate to second place winners
  • Magna cum laude certificate to third place winners
  • Cum laude certificate to fourth place winners



The following Davies students have been recognized as winners in the National Latin Exam:

Gold Summa Cum Laude

Latin 3- Aidan Hansen

Latin 1- Kaitlyn Foote, Sophia Keller


Silver Maxima Cum Laude

Latin 3- Owen Beller

Latin 1- Samuel Li

Magna Cum Laude


Latin 4- Victor Cyr

Latin 2- Rena Weintraub, Anna Alm

Latin 1- Dai Goebel, Noelle Mund

Cum Laude

Latin 4- Joshua Batesole

Latin 2- Nashten Jochim

Latin 1- Cadence Modin


In April, Junior Classical League held their annual State Convention, which was hosted virtually by Mandan High School. Students competed in various team and individual academic events, attended colloquia sessions (lectures by college professors or other experts in the Classics field), and joined in fellowship events with other Latin students across the state.


The following Davies students earned awards at the ND State JCL Convention:

Latin I

Xavier Honer - 1st Roman Culture, 1st Grammar, 1st Derivation, 3rd History,

2nd Certamen (group), 2nd Dramatic Interpretation


Dai Goebel - 3rd Roman Culture, 2nd Certamen (group)


Kaitlyn Foote - 2nd Mythology, 2nd Certamen (group), 1st Dramatic Interpretation

Sophia Keller 1st History, 2nd Grammar, 2nd Certamen (group)


Latin II

Rena Weintraub - 1st Grammar, 2nd Roman Culture, 2nd Mythology, 2nd History,

2nd Derivation, 1st Certamen


Latin III

Owen Beller - 3rd Derivation, 1st Dramatic Interpretation

Aidan Hansen - 2nd Roman Culture, 2nd Mythology, 2nd Dramatic Interpretation

MUSIC

EAGLE LANDING

The Eagle Landing is open for business from 8:35 – 3:30 (Mon.-Fri).


We still have lots of inventory with a huge selection to choose from. We would love to meet your needs for the winter and upcoming spring sports seasons!

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update – April, 2021


Thank you for your continued support of Davies High School activities and athletics! Good luck to all the Davies students participating in Spring sports and activities as we head into the final stretch. Fly high Eagles! The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in April, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.


Prom Committee – Funding provided to thank the videographer for his work that allowed the Grand March to be streamed and to reimburse the photographer for the rental of the loveseat used for Prom photos.

o Benefitted all prom attendees and those watching Grand March remotely

It is never too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit our Membership Page for more information.

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


Advertising

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


Sincerely,

Fargo Davies Booster Club

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.

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.

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

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 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