Davis A&M Family Newsletter

December 6, 2021

Principal's Message

As the semester winds down, please continue to cheer on and support your Davis student. We have 9 more days in the semester. Talk with your student about his/her grades. Because we are on block scheduling, a failing grade in a class means falling almost a year behind in those credits. To help your student, please discuss with him/her the grade report s/he received last week, review assignments in Schoology, and encourage him/her to stay after school for tutoring.

Additionally, our block schedule means that a few of our classes now have OSTs in the winter. State testing started when we returned from Thanksgiving and will continue this week. Students received testing letters indicating which tests they are scheduled to take. Keeping our attendance high during this time of year ensures that students are present on the days they are scheduled to test.

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

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • OST Testing Continues this Week
  • Parent Volunteers Needed
  • Sign Up for Family Winter Fab Lab Craft Event: THIS SATURDAY
  • After-School Academic Support
  • "Say Yes" & Family Support Update
  • Classroom Corner
  • Counseling Corner
  • Captain's Log: PHASTAR Update
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M
  • Year-Round School Calendar Dates

OST Testing

Ohio State Testing continues this week. Please make sure your students gets enough sleep and makes it to school on time.

Test Dates are:

Dec 7th - Dec 9th: Geometry, Biology, and Government OSTs

Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed

Raising children takes a village, and volunteering at Davis is a great way to connect with other parents, teachers, and school support staff who create your child's "village." Parent volunteers also offer a huge resource and support base for the school community, and show students the importance of participating in the larger community.

Davis A&M is looking for parents/guardians to volunteer during the school day as hall monitors. In this roll you will help monitor hallway traffic and offer positive words and encouragement as students travel throughout their school day.

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this volunteer opportunity, PLEASE CLICK HERE to provide your information.

Join Davis & PHASTAR for the Family Fab Lab Winter Craft Day

Davis Students and Families, please join us THIS SATURDAY, Dec 11th from 9AM to 12PM for our Family Fab Lab Winter Craft Day.

Families will decorate laser cut and 3-D printed winter decorations. See some of the examples pictured below. You will also have the opportunity to have a family photo taken and personalize your frame!

All ages are welcome. To meet COVID regulations, RSVP is required to participate. Please use this link to RSVP. If you are unable to join, but would like a reindeer kit to put together, please email LBowen@DavisAM.org

College Now Update from Mr. Markusic

Join us for FAFSA DAY on December 8th, from 11AM - 6PM at Davis in-person or virtually by appointment. Please contact Mr. McCain or Mr. Markusic or use this link to schedule an appointment.

This year's FAFSA form has officially opened! In case you didn't know, the FAFSA is a form that you can submit to find out what kind of free money your student might get for college. The FAFSA is a requirement to receive the Say Yes to Education Scholarship, and between these two sources, your student could get over $10,000 in free money for college! And who doesn't want that?

To submit the FAFSA, you will need your 2020 taxes and an FSA ID, which you can create at fsaid.ed.gov.

You can submit the FAFSA on your own or provide your taxes and login information to your student to submit it with Mr. Markusic. We will also be having a FAFSA Day when you will be able to schedule a time to complete your FAFSA, either in-person or virtually. More information is on the attached flyer.

If you have any questions about the FAFSA process, please reach out to Mr. Markusic, our College Now advisor, by email (mmarkusic@collegenowgc.org) or text (216-507-1768).

**ALSO: Students who submit their FAFSA before 1/1 will not have to pay SENIOR DUES!!**

After-School Academic Support

9 SCHOOL DAYS LEFT IN THE SEMESTER. Please make sure your student is taking advantage of our Cleveland State University tutors for after-school academic support. CSU tutors can help with current coursework or is completing credit recovery. Snacks are provided, and students are not required to stay for the full hour.

Support is available MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:15 - 4:15 in the 5th floor atrium.

Learn More About "Say Yes" and Our Davis Family Support Specialist

Interested in knowing more about what Davis being a "Say Yes" school means?

Want to learn about support services for your student and/or family?

Need to request a meeting with our Family Support Specialist?

Visit Ms. Molton's Virtual Office by clicking here.

Classroom Corner: Join us on Tuesday, 12/14

Our 9th graders have been working hard in English class learning about story elements. Come see their creative work at our 1st ever Freshmen Short Film and Short Story Festival. The winning film will likely be featured in Cleveland's Film Festival!
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Counseling Corner

If you have any questions concerning your child's progress, schedule, or grades, please contact Mr. McCain at 216.838.2500 or through email at RMcCain@DavisAM.org


PHASTAR Welcomes New Team Member

We are pleased to welcome, Tim Hatfield as the newest member of the PHASTAR team! Tim will be serving as our Work Experience Coordinator and will be joining our hard-working programming team. Tim is charged with expanding our work experience program, building out new opportunities, and increasing access to work experiences in the areas of Maritime, Aerospace, and Engineering. Tim has over 8 years of experience in youth services, developing and implementing internships, and connecting with industries to align opportunities for students. In the past eight years, he has worked with AmeriCorps, Open Doors Academy, and HealthSuccess. Tim holds a Master’s in Public Administration from South University.

Family Survey - Let Us Know How We're Doing

Davis Families,

Please take a moment to let PHASTAR know how we're doing. Complete this quick survey to provide input concerning communication about clubs and student opportunities.

Community Resources & Announcements

Class of 2022 - Apply to 66 HBCUs FOR FREE

Be sure that your college bound seniors take advantage of this opportunity. For a limited time only, all CMSD 12th Grades Scholars can complete this application at NO COST by using the Promo Code: CLE2021.
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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

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


  • 7th - 9th: Ohio State Tests (see more details above)
  • 17th: End of Second Marking Period
  • 20th: Winter Break Begins (CMSD Schools Closed)


  • 10th: Year-Round School Classes Resume


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