DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Eagles Report - September, 2021

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Greetings,


What a great start to the school year it has been! After a school year where school spirit and the fun aspects associated with high school were in hibernation, this year I’m seeing a level of positive energy and school spirit like never before. Though we are all still dealing with numerous COVID-related restrictions, the students and staff at Davies High School are not letting them dampen our spirit. With Homecoming right around the corner, I’m more excited than ever to see what the week has to offer.


Homecoming week will kick off with Coronation Monday, September 20, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium and will conclude with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 25, from 8:30-10:30 pm. Between these days we will have a week full of activities here at Davies. If you have not had an opportunity to cheer and support our student athletes, I encourage you to find an activity this week to come support our kids.


One of the many things that makes Davies High School such a great place for kids to learn and grow is the many different activities students can be a part of. Involvement in school activities has endless benefits ranging from leadership development, organization, communication, to simply having fun. On top of the many opportunities students have in athletics and theater arts, there are about 50 different clubs, groups, and organizations for kids here at Davies High School. With Davies clubs and activities ranging from Science Olympiad, Art, World Languages, FCCLA, DECA, Philanthropy and Youth, and Clay Target to name a few, I have no doubt there is something out there for everyone. If you or your child has any interest or questions about joining these clubs, have them start by checking the message board or visiting with a club advisor, administrator, or counselor.


The first round of parent teacher conferences this fall will be held the evenings of September 29 and October 4 from 4:30-7:30 pm. On Wednesday the 29th conferences will be held in-person inside the Davies gymnasium; conferences on October 4th will be held virtually. Please find a format that works best for you and make an arrangement to meet your child’s teachers.


Eagle Hour is open for all students every day at 8:00 am. Eagle Hour is simply a block of time each morning from 8-8:40 am where students can meet individually with their teacher to get academic help for anything they need. Fargo Public Schools is currently running early bus runs for the purpose of providing kids opportunities to arrive early and take part in Eagle Hour. If parents have any questions about this please call Davies High School and someone will be glad to help.


Thank you and have a great September.


Go Eagles!


Sean Safranski

Davies High School Assistant 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

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

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

CONNECT & SUPPORT COUNSELING

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is committed to our mission: Educating and Empowering All Students to Succeed. While school counseling services are always available in the buildings, additional clinical counseling is available to support the mental wellbeing of students and staff through the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. In partnership with Together Counseling, the Connect and Support Program provides counseling services for coping skills, wellness strategies, time management, family conflict, and stress reduction.


The Connect and Support Program is available to any K - 12 student or district employee and offers 30-minute tele-health sessions with a professional counselor before or after school or during an off-period. Sessions are customized to the needs of each client and are intended to be short-term, not exceeding ten sessions annually. The sessions are completely confidential and free of charge to Fargo Public Schools students and employees.


To set up an appointment, contact Tina, the Together Counseling Provider Relations Coordinator, at 701.404.0997 or tinaj@togethercounselinggroup.com.


Educating and empowering all students to succeed includes supporting and enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of Fargo Public Schools students and staff. We are grateful to partner with Together Counseling to provide these services to our school family.

Fargo Davies, South football teams honor late classmate, bring awareness to suicide prevention with decals

The Fargo Davies and Fargo South football teams are wearing decals this season that honor Liam Medd, a Davies student who died by suicide in February, and spread awareness of suicide prevention.


A decal bearing Liam Medd’s initials, a Fargo Davies student who died by suicide in February, and the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) is on the back of every South and Davies football player's helmet this year.


The stickers — black with white writing — honor the memory of Medd, who was 15, and spread awareness of the suicide prevention hotline.


Liam’s parents, Todd and Elizabeth Medd, are happy two local teams are honoring their son, but it’s bigger than that for them.


“It’s an honor for him to be memorialized that way, but just as important, if not more important, is making sure that we had the phone number for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline on there so that it was more than just a memorial,” Todd said. “It was a very action-oriented step by both schools and coaches and teams to do that.”


Davies head football coach Wayne Werremeyer, in his second year at the helm, contacted the Medds about the decals. The idea came after he was approached by some players in the program last school year after Liam’s death.


“We had a group of kids, football players, that decided mental health was an issue and suicide for young males was an issue that we just don’t talk enough about,” Werremeyer said. “So they got some petitions going to get some resources here at the school, and this was pretty much a piggyback off of that. What can we do to get this issue in front of these kids? And what can we do to maybe help one or two kids?”


Werremeyer reached out to South’s head coach Tyler Kosel ahead of an Aug. 20 scrimmage between the two teams. Kosel was on board with the decals and a post-scrimmage talk. Around 200 Bruins and Eagles players gathered in the Davies gymnasium for a discussion on mental health and suicide prevention after the scrimmage.

WRITTEN NOTICE OF SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT

Written Notification of School Accountability Report

Dear Parent/Guardian,

North Dakota’s Insights dashboard provides important information about K-12 districts and schools. Insights features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including:


· Test Scores

· Graduation Rates

· English Learner Progress

· Student Engagement

· State Accountability


Transparency to the Public

North Dakota is committed to informing communities about how well our schools are doing. North Dakota’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students so that they graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful. State education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every public school in the state. The school accountability reports outline how schools are performing on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.


How is our School Doing?

To find out more information about our School Accountability Report, visit the dashboard at https://insights.nd.gov/, select “Find My School”, and search alphabetically for our school. The school accountability report is posted under the Dashboard heading. Please note, the data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with 10 or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students. Therefore, if data is not available to less than 10 students, it will say “no data available”.

Family Engagement

We have strong plans for working to improve the educational programs at our school. We would like you and your child(ren) to continue to be active participants in our educational system. Please help support our high expectations for student achievement by participating in the school educational initiatives, offering input and support in our endeavors to raise student achievement, or volunteering at the school. Meeting our school’s goals will take a united effort, and I look forward to working with our families to ensure success for each student.


Continuous Improvement

All schools engage in continuous improvement for general support; therefore, our school has completed a continuous improvement plan through Cognia (formerly AdvancED). As part of the overall school improvement plan, a strategy map is generated for each school. Our strategy map, outlining our key school improvement initiatives, is available on the Insights Dashboard.


Davies High has a student membership count of 1355, and it is not a participating Title I school.


If you have any questions regarding the information in the memorandum, please contact the school at 7150 25th Street S, 446-5600, and/or codyt@fargo.k12.nd.us

Sincerely,


Troy A. Cody

Building Principal

DAVIES NEWS

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:


  • Drew Bade - Business Education
  • Desiree Brisonet - Special Education
  • Hannah Brower - Language Arts
  • Phil Campbell - Technical Education
  • McKayle Carter - World Languages (German)
  • Amy Dahl - Special Education
  • Kelsey Gumke - Health Sciences
  • Edward Hentges - Social Studies
  • Kari Kapitan - Speech-language Pathology
  • Jody Jahner - Career Resource Specialist
  • Rob Jacobson - Science
  • Jill Melby - FACS
  • Leif Rue - Math
  • Danielle Solberg - Special Education
  • Justin Undem - Math
  • Angela Williams - Physical Education/Health


The Davies Staff welcomes you to the Davies family!

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


  • September 20-25 - Homecoming Week
  • September 20 - Homecoming Coronation 7:00 pm
  • September 24 - Homecoming Game vs Bismarck - 7:00 pm
  • September 25 - Homecoming Dance - 8:30 to 10:30 pm
  • September 27 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
  • September 29 - P/T Conferences 4:30 - 8:30 pm
  • October 4 - P/T Conferences 4:30 - 8:30

HOMECOMING

The week of September 20th through the 24th is homecoming at Davies High School. Homecoming week will kick off on Monday the 20th with the crowning of our homecoming king and queen. The homecoming king and queen will be crowned on Monday evening during a coronation ceremony. Coronation will begin at 7:30 pm and will be held in the Davies football stadium. In case of inclement weather, the coronation ceremony will be moved to the Davies Theater.


The following students were nominated as members of the homecoming royalty:


Girls

Lauren Lamp

Natalie Anderson

Marthaline Monnangninon

Lily Andrews

Marissa Burian

Olivia Jahner

Ayla Hovland

Saida Noel

Julia Libner

Taylor Safranski

Mara Olson

Olivia Campbell

Abigail Becher

Ava Wild


Boys

Taiton Axtman

Nicholas (Nick) Nyquist

Joshua (Josh) Wold

Ryan Drummond

Kah (Andy) Tao

Dylan Feldner

Mason Kiland

Pascal Bahoza

Marcus Hart

Scott Mulbah

Bennett Hefta

Regan Bosch

Keaton Walter

Levi Olson


Thursday, September 23rd an all-school homecoming pep fest will take place. The pep fest celebrates EAGLE SPIRIT as well as recognizes fall sports teams.


During homecoming week students are encouraged to participate in themed spirit days. This year students have two options to choose from each day. The spirit days for this year are as follows:


Monday: Mathletes vs Athletes

Tuesday: Surfers vs Bikers

Wednesday: Camo vs Groovy (60’s)

Thursday: Country vs Country Club

Friday: Eagle Spirit Day


Homecoming t-shirts will be distributed from the concession stand during lunch on Monday through Thursday. If your student pre-ordered at t-shirt, please remind them to pick it up. There will also be additional shirts for sale during that time. Shirts cost $12.00.


The Homecoming dance will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 25 from 8:30 -10:30 pm. Doors will open at 8:00 pm. The dance is semi-formal, and tickets will be sold in the commons Tuesday thru Thursday during lunch runs the week of homecoming. Tickets cost $5.00 per person. Students must have made up all detentions before they can purchase a dance ticket. If students are planning to bring non-Davies guests, they need to register those guests when they buy their dance tickets. Guests must be in high school or 20 years of age or younger and must bring an ID the night of the dance. Students may only bring one guest.

NURSES CORNER

The Benefits of Breakfast


Breakfast is perhaps the most important meal of the day. Since this is the time to refuel your brain. Think about it, you sleep anywhere from eight to 12 hours each night and during that time your body is without food. Yet, your body is still working and burning small amounts of energy. When you wake the next morning, your body and especially your brain need more glucose, also known as blood sugar. This is the main source of energy for your brain. Breakfast enables us to have more strength and endurance, better concentration, improved memory and sharper problem solving abilities. Not only that, we don’t have to see doctors as often. In addition, the American Heart Association found that eating breakfast reduces your risk of developing obesity, diabetes and heart disease.


So let’s get every day off to a good start be eating BREAKFAST.

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

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Science Olympiad

Davies Science Olympiad is gearing up for the 2021-2022 season. We will be having our informational meeting on Friday (9/17) at 8:30AM in A107. We are a STEM-based team that competes in hand-on, lab-based, and test-based events. Our season runs from early October until mid-April pending on Regional and State results. Please come if you are interested. If you can’t make it, please reach out to our coaches.


David Schultz – schultd@fargoschools.org

Ryan Wenaas – wenaasr@fargoschools.org

MUSIC

ORCHESTRA

The Davies Orchestras are proud to be a part of the Fargo Marathon’s “Bands on the Run”. We will be performing for runners along the marathon course on the morning of Saturday, September 25th. Location TBA.


Congratulations to the following Davies Orchestra students who auditioned and were chosen for Chamber Orchestra this year:


VIOLIN:

Zachary Catalan

Jessica Chen

Melody Jiang

Amanda Li

Bruce Lin

Rick Peng

Lauren Standifer

Elisabeth Starosta


VIOLA:

Brigitte Byankuba

Benjamin Fercho

Steya Tian

Denise Marsh


CELLO:

Sameer Colbert

Josef Starosta

Colton Tomanek


BASS:

Alaynah Otremba

Michal Lang, Director

DAVIES DRUMLINE PERFORMS AT DISCOVER

The Davies Drumline visited Discovery on Sept. 3 to perform for the students as they walked into school. The drumline members are Owen Beller, Maria Ramstad, Matthew Holtz, Ethan Blesie, Evie Gieger, Teegan Lee, Ben Hektner, Adam Brachman, Aidan Hansen, Aidon Huck, Lauren Diers, Jacob Hansen, Isabelle Sunderlin, Lexi Ballinger, Landon Picotte, Zach Peterson, Kieran Huck, Aaron Andreachi, and Reed Wilke. They are directed by Darcy Brandenburg and Kristine Strege.

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EAGLE LANDING

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


Homecoming Promotion:

Buy $100 or more and receive a Eagles T-shirt! Sale runs from Sept. 20-23rd and we are open from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

DECA

Congratulations to the following students elected by their peers to the Davies DECA leadership team for 2021-2022:


Chapter President – Lars Soforenko

VP of Leadership – Esteban Nunez

VP of Hospitality – Mackenzie Rivard

VP of Marketing – Eli Mulinga

VP of Finance – Patrick Lawrence


All 1st year Marketing students and our leadership team will be invited to attend the Fall Leadership Conference at the Holiday Inn – Fargo on Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st.

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 – Sept, 2021

To our members…Thank you for your continued support of Davies High School activities and athletics. Your membership makes more possible!


Make sure you check out our new website that allows us to better serve the Davies community.

www.DaviesBooster.com


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


  • Academic Awards Ceremony – Funding provided to help support this event that recognizes the academic achievements of our Davies students § Benefits all students who attend this event


  • Davies Softball – Funding provided to update bat bags for the JV and Varsity programs


§ Benefits 30 Davies Softball athletes


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.

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.

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