DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Eagles Report - February 2021

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Dear Davies Parents/Guardians,

Hello and hope you are all well and having a great start to your 2021. The transition from our hybrid learning model to full instruction for all students every day has gone better than we could have ever imagined. It’s been so rewarding to see all the kids back in the building at the same time and all the energy and excitement that comes with having everyone in school together. The transition has not been without some challenges, but our students have responded with tremendous resilience and have energetically started to get back into a normal routine here at Davies High School.


Inside this crazy Covid school year we find ourselves already planning for next year and beginning the registration process. Students will be getting all the registration information starting January 27 with the students completing the selection process in mid-February. Verification sheets will be mailed home to all students at the beginning of March. These verification sheets will confirm student selections and include directions explaining how to proceed if any changes need to be made.


This winter we will be changing the format of our Parent Teacher Conferences with the first day of conferences being a virtual conference on the evening of February 17. Parents will have the opportunity to connect with teachers during this time via Zoom. We will then be planning a second night of conferences on the evening of March 31. We heard a lot of positive feedback about the virtual conferences held last fall and hope this arrangement will make accessing teachers easier for parents.


I want to thank you all for the continued support of your child’s education through these challenging times. I’ve been extremely proud of our kids and the way they have managed the situation these past few months and look forward to having a great second half of the school year.


Thank you and Go Eagles!!

Sean Safranski

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

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

VIRTUAL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Davies High School has scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 17th and March 31st from 4:30-7:30 PM.


These conferences will be conducted virtually - the same way they were done in the Fall. We invite you to register for the February 17th date at https://ptcfast.com/schools/Fargo_Davies_High_School. Registration will close on Monday Feb. 15th for the February 17 conferences.


We will have a separate registration for the March 31 date as it gets closer.


If you need assistance, please see this video with instructions or this visual aid.

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE

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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.

PICTURES

We have had a LOT of changes this school year and because of those changes not everyone has had the opportunity to have their school picture taken.


There will be an additional picture session on February 9, in H101 from 7:30am - 11:30 am. If you are interested in purchasing a picture package, the order forms are at attendance. Please

pick-up the form and bring it with you when you have your picture taken.

9th GRADE MAP TESTING

On Tuesday, February 2nd, we will be planning to MAP test all 9th grade students. Testing will run from 8:45-11:30 with make-up tests for students absent from school scheduled for later that week. A more detailed schedule of where students will test and instructions for completing the test will be coming as we get closer to our testing date. It will be important that students and parents/guardians do their absolute best to make sure students arrive to school early so we can start testing at exactly 8:45 am. Any questions regarding MAP testing should be directed to Mr. Safranski at 701-446-5606.

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.

NEWSMAKERS

SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDS

Congratulations to Bridgette Byankuba, Poetry and Olivia Drake, Writing Portfolio & Shor Story, for being awarded the ND Scholastic Arts & Writing Gold Key Award from the Alliance your Young Artists and Writers. Below are both the Gold Key and Silver Key award winner.

FARGO DAVIES FRESHMAN WINS USTA TOURNAMENT

Jake McCormick, a freshman at Davies won the Boys 16 Singles championship at the USTA Sanford Health Level 6 Blizzard Classic played January 22-24 at Huether Match Pointe Fitness in Sioux Falls, SD.

McCormick won his championship match 7-5, 6-4. McCormick was the only North Dakotan to compete,

ART STUDENTS' WORK - AWARDS WON MSUM'S ART-A-FAIR


CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for their Art Awards received from the MSUM Art-A-Fair High School Tri-Sate Exhibit!


Categories:


Drawing: Emma Stueve - Honorable Mention


Printmaking: Jordan Bullinger - Best in Printmaking


Photography: Jude Dill - Best in Photography

Isabelle Sunderlin - Honorable Mention

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY

Due to the weather-related school cancellation on December 23, Fargo Public Schools will use the storm make up day built into the school calendar. Fargo Public Schools will hold classes on Friday, April 30, 2021. This is now a day that students and staff are expected to be at school. To see the full 2020-21 school calendar, click this link.
Graphic of Smart Restart Headline 20-21 Snow Day Procedures

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION

The season of winter storms is upon us, and we want to reaffirm our mutual commitment to the safety of our students. FPS maintains close communication with the U.S. Weather Service. When storm conditions develop, we must make the decision as to whether school will be held or not. This decision is based on the general conditions which exist for the majority of Fargo students. Weather conditions and distance to school will vary however, and parents should use their own judgment in determining if the weather is suitable for their children to make the journey to school on any particular day. If school is in session and it is your decision that your child should remain at home, that decision will be respected by the school.


If school is called off, the local radio and television stations will be notified as early as possible. School closing notices will also be posted on the internet via FPS and the weather section of In-Forum. In addition, you should receive a connect ed phone call from the district office with the information. If storm conditions develop during the day and it is determined that an early dismissal is in the best interest of the students, the media will be notified and principals will proceed with an orderly dismissal. Elementary principals will dismiss students consistent with the instructions provided by parents on the emergency/weather school closing form.


Fargo Public Schools will do the following if our weather prevents us from having school:


  • School will be cancelled for the first one to two snow days that fall Monday through Thursday. If there is a snow day on a preplanned Friday distance learning day, distance learning will occur. If one to two snow days occur, we will make up the days on either April 30 and or May 17.

  • Any additional snow days after two days will either be a distance learning day at home or will be cancelled and the makeup requirement waived.


This school year has been anything but normal. Fargo Public Schools values in-person instruction. If the weather prevents us from having school in-person, we want our students and staff to be able to make up that time in-person in the spring on the scheduled days in our calendar.


If it is announced that school will be starting late, we will begin the school day with period 2 at 9:30.


We appreciate your continued cooperation and understanding in this important matter. Be assured that the well-being of your children is of utmost importance to us.

WEARING YOUR MASK PROPERLY

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.
Graphic of the right and wrong way to wear face masks
Graphic of systems of COVID 19 - Stay at home if you have these systems  Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Sore throat, Loss of smell OR taste, Muscle pain

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


  • February 5. . . . . . . . Map Testing
  • February 9. . . . . . . . School Pictures 7:30-11:30 am
  • February 17. . . . . . . Virtual P/T Conferences
  • March 31. . . . . . . . . Virtual P/T Conference

CURRENT SCHOOL SCHEDULE SEMESTER TWO

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NURSES CORNER

School Avoidance vs. Illness

With school, brings new experiences and challenges for teenage children. It’s a time where pressures in the classroom and relationships with other students/teachers can be quite stressful. When faced with situations they fear or which they cannot cope, a student may try to keep from returning to school= School Avoidance. School avoidance occurs in 5% of the school population. A lot of times, these students will outright refuse to attend school or create reasons why they should not go. These students miss a lot of school, complain of not feeling well, with unexplained symptoms. Frequent complaints of headache, stomach ache, hyperventilation, nausea or dizziness are common where more clear cut symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, temperature greater than 101, bad cough or congestion, which are likely to have a physical basis are uncommon. Symptoms occur often on school days and are usually absent on weekends.


A parent needs to be sympathetic, supportive and understanding of your child’s anxiety. You need to acknowledge your child’s concerns but insist on his/her immediate return to school. It has been found the longer a child stays home, the more difficult it is for them to return.


If these signs are being noted in a son/daughter or student, the first step is having the child examined by a physician to rule out any physical conditions. While a parent may try to manage school refusal on their own, it the student is missing school 1x/week or more, further professional assistance may be needed.


If this is a concern in your home and you have further questions of School Avoidance, contact your physician or feel free to contact your school nurse or counselor

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

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!

DECA

The State DECA conference will look a little different this year in Bismarck. There will be a qualifying round of tests that will help limit attendance. Our students will take a test at Davies prior to the State DECA conference to help determine who the top 8 are in their competition area throughout the state. Those students will compete against each other in role-play’s on-site in Bismarck if they qualify. Students will stay overnight on March 14th and return after competition on March 15th. A virtual awards ceremony will be ran on March 16th. The International Career and Development Conference that was scheduled for State qualifiers in Anaheim, CA will be conducted virtually this year. Davies DECA student, Linnea Axtman, will be running for a state officer position. Her introduction, speech, interview and campaign will start on Sunday evening. Good luck to Linnea and all of our DECA students!

ORCHESTRA

The Davies Orchestras are going viral! Davies Orchestras are creating social media content as part of our February performance project. Connect with us on social media to get in on the newest creations from our classes. Look for “Davies Orchestras” on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

PaY - PHILANTHROPY AND YOUTH

All site visits requested have been approved, so committee leaders will be setting up the virtual visits to these 13 organization: A Place for Hope: Wellness and Recovery Center, Community Health, Inc., Face It Together, Fargo Union Mission Inc. (New Life Center), FirstLink, Gigi’s Playhouse, Haley’s Hope, Inc., Imagine Thriving, Motherland Health, North Dakota Autism Center, Sharehouse, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals, and TNT Kids Fitness and Gymnastics Academy. Also, Ms. Seelig accepted a new position with Fargo Public Schools as the K-12 Literacy Coordinator so she will be stepping down from advising PaY. However, Mrs. Yarber will be joining Mrs. Nordmeyer as co-advisor. Mrs. Yarber is an English teacher at Davies and we welcome her to the team!

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

Activity Update – February 1, 2021

Thank you for your continued support of Davies High School activities and athletics! The Davies Booster Club wishes all student participants good luck as they finish out their seasons and events. Go Eagles!


It isn’t 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:


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


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 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