Davis A&M Family Newsletter
December 6, 2021
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
- FAFSA DAY: THIS WEDNESDAY
- 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
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
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.
SENIOR PARENTS: 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 (email@example.com) 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
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
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
CAPTAIN'S LOG: PHASTAR Updates
PHASTAR Welcomes New Team Member
Family Survey - Let Us Know How We're Doing
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
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