Davis A&M Family Newsletter

March 14, 2021

Principal's Message

Davis Families,

We are looking forward to having our students and faculty together again in the building, and will use the next two weeks to prepare for this transition. Morning Remote classes via Zoom will continue for ALL Davis A&M students until 3/26. There will be no in-person classes until 4/12.

Any student planning to return for Hybrid instruction will have an in-person Orientation one March afternoon at Davis A&M. Students will report to the school from 1:00 - 3:15PM on the following day based upon their Crew Advisor:

  • Monday, 3/15 SENIORS: Mr. Reynolds & Mr. Boxler
  • Tuesday, 3/16 SENIORS: Ms. Bowen & Mr. Haggard
  • Thursday, 3/18 FRESHMEN: Ms. Jeter, Mr. Klauss, & Mr. Bell
  • Friday, 3/19 FRESHMEN: Ms. Rorapaugh & Mrs. Santos
  • Monday, 3/22 SOPHOMORES: Mr. Shaheen, Ms. Giusto, Mr. Germaine, & Ms.Hendrix
  • Tuesday, 3/23 SOPHOMORES: Ms.Courey, Mrs. Pier, & Mrs. Morrison
  • Thursday, 3/25 JUNIORS: Mr. Kestel & Mrs. Pangrace
  • Friday, 3/26 JUNIORS: Mrs. Price & Mr. Durban

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

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • Video Recording & Materials from Parent Meeting about Hybrid Learning
  • Hybrid Learning Opt-Out Form: Submit by March 19th
  • Two More Weeks Left in Quarter 3
  • Message from PHASTAR re Activities & Safe Space
  • College Now Update: Senior To-Do List
  • Parent/Guardian Book Club
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M
  • Help Davis: Recommend us to 8th graders

Video Recording: & Resources: Parent/Guardian Meeting about Hybrid-Learning

If you missed the Parent/Guardian meeting on March 10th in which Mr. Jones explained hybrid learning and addressed questions, below are some resources from the meeting:

- Video of Zoom Parent Meeting [Password: y8qm8M1&]

- Powerpoint of Presentation

- Scheduling Details:

  1. Zoom morning classes will continue for the duration of 3rd quarter
  2. Hybrid instruction begins 4th quarter after Spring Break (Spring Break is 3/29 - 4/11)
  3. Sample schedules are below
  4. The Hybrid Opt-Out Form is below and must be completed by March 19th


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Hybrid Opt-Out/Assignment Change

Please complete this form if you want to opt-out of your child's hybrid learning assignment (and choose a fully remote option) or request an assignment change. If you do not want to change your child's assignment you do not need to complete this form.

THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 19th. You must complete a separate form for each child.

Review your child's learning options and learn more about the District's plans for transitioning to Hybrid Learning, visit https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/Hybrid


Quarter 3 ends on March 26th. To support student success, we have extended online tutoring hours and tailored after-school teacher and community time to best fit the needs of each grade level.
  • Academic Support is available Monday-Thursday from 12:30 - 9:00 PM and on Friday from 12:30 - 3:30.
  • To access the links for academic support, grade-level study halls, or teacher office hours, click here.

A Message from PHASTAR

PHASTAR's Safe Space will still be available for students who have already been attending. Unfortunately, city buses are no longer available to provide transportation. We can provide RTA passes to students who need them.

Clubs like Boat Building, Aviation, and Fab Lab, and more have been continuing to meet in limited capacity at PHASTAR throughout this school year. As we look forward to returning to the school building, more opportunities will be available to get involved in these clubs. Reach out to Mr. Smith for more details at dsmith@davisam.org

Pictured here is one of our freshmen, James, using a flight simulators during our weekly Aviation Club.

From Mr. Markusic, our College Now Advisor


  • Fill out the career goals survey. CMSD is asking seniors to complete a survey regarding your plans after high school. It is super important that you complete this survey, as it will help Mr. McCain, your Crew teachers, the rest of your teachers, and I, in helping you. You can complete that survey here. (I know you're all surveyed-out, but this will really help!)
  • Register for the SWAG Virtual Industry Fair. CMSD is hosting an industry fair that will provide you with information on a number of different career options, as well as in-demand jobs in Cleveland. This is not only for students interested in going into the trades. You must register and you can do so here.
  • Review award letters. If you applied to college and submitted your FAFSA last semester, you should begin to receive financial aid award letters. These will outline the money you have and the money you need. Schedule a time with Mr. Markusic to better understand what your award letter means.
  • Apply for scholarships. Mr. Markusic and Mr. McCain have put together a spreadsheet with links to several scholarships. As more scholarships open, they will be added to the spreadsheet. You can access the spreadsheet here.
  • Research trade & workforce opportunities. If you are not interested in a two- or four-year degree and are instead interested in trade programs, talk to Mr. Markusic.
    • First Energy hosts a Power Systems Institute, during which students can take courses to become a lineworker or substation electrician. Information is in the attached flyer.

Students and/or parents should email Mr. Markusic (mmarkusic@collegenowgc.org) or email or call him (216-507-1768). If any student or parent would like to schedule a time to meet with Mr. Markusic to talk about their student's post-secondary path, they can do so here: www.tinyurl.com/MarkusicDavisAppointments.


Join our Parent & Guardian Book Club

Each week, we email thoughts and suggest readings for the week; you can certainly read at your own pace though.

Parents of 9th -11th Graders are reading The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents, and will come together through Zoom on March 18th for a full book discussion. If you would like to follow the weekly pacing guide, click here.

Parents of 12th Graders are reading Your Freshman Is Off to College and will come together through Zoom on March 16h for the group book discussion. If you would like to follow the weekly pacing guide, click here.

Community Resources & Announcements

Stay Connected With Davis

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

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

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

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


Help us spread the word about Davis!

If you feel comfortable, please recommend Davis A&M HS to anyone you know with an 8th grade student! They can call the school at: 838.2500 or email us at: info@davisam.org. Thank you.

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


  • March 26th - End of Third marking period
  • March 29-April 11th - Spring Break


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