DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL
EAGLES REPORT - MARCH 2022
Honor – Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence
It is hard to believe it is March. The winter sports season is wrapping up and the spring activities will soon be here. To keep up to date on all the activities and events taking place, please visit the Davies High and Fargo Public Schools websites.
The Davies High counselors have finished registering students for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Parents received a verification sheet in the mail starting March 1 with their student’s course requests. Parents should review this information with their student to make sure the proper courses were selected. If you have any questions regarding your student’s selection, please review the instructions on the verification sheet or contact your Davies High counselor.
As we turn our attention to the spring, I would like to call your attention to the upcoming events and information:
- 2022-23 course verification sheets will be sent via US mail the week of March 1. Parents can review the course selections their student has chosen for the upcoming school year. Any changes should be returned to Student Services by March 14.
- Spring athletics practices have started or soon will be. Check inside the newsletter for any pertinent dates.
- March 2nd and March 23rd are the next activity eligibility checks.
- All juniors will take the ACT test on March 8.
- There will be no school March 17-18 for Spring Break.
I would like to thank you in advance for supporting Davies High School staff and students during the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Dr. Dale Miller
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
Kayla Dewey, Admin. Assistant...................... 446-5605
Angela Bartsh, Activities Secretary................ 446-5609
Mardel Hermanson, Bookkeeper.....................446-5619
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 (A-Ha)................... 446-5616
TBD, Registrar (He-Z)....................................... 446-5617
Jody Jahner, Career Center.............................. 446-5625
Kim Martin (A-J)............................................. 446-5611
Tabitha Janke (K-Z)......................................... 446-5610
Beth Kobbervig, School Nurse.........................446-5621
WHAT'S COOKING IN DAVIES KITCHEN
March is here and that means we get to celebrate National School Breakfast the week of March 7th-11th. This year we have planned a fun NEW breakfast menu item for each day.
Monday: Build your own breakfast bowl with eggs, chicken sausage, hashbrowns, and more
Tuesday: French Toast Sandwich with cream cheese and fresh strawberries/blueberries
Wednesday: Breakfast Crunch Wrap filled with eggs, cheese, sausage/bacon, and hashbrowns
Thursday: Breakfast Fried Rice with eggs and chicken sausage
Friday: Hawaiian Breakfast Egg Bake filled with pineapple, cheese, eggs, french toast and more
Did you hear…. the USDA has continued to provide funding this school year, so all students receive FREE breakfast (and lunch) so please make sure to stop by and help us celebrate National School Breakfast week.
Keep an eye out for these dates to try new items:
2/28 - Cheeseburger Pizza
3/4 - Pepperjack or Cheddar/Swiss Grilled Cheese
3/9 - Salisbury Beef Patty in Gravy w/ Mashed Potatoes
3/11 - Chicken Fajita Pizza
3/16 - Chicken Curry w/ Rice will be back- Give it a try.
3/23 - Warm Grilled Turkey Club Sandwich
3/30 - The Dakota Dog will be back
3/31- Taco Bar with Fry Bread Tacos – you choose Chips or Fry bread, Beef or Chicken
4/1 - French Toast and Scrambled Eggs
Current Menu: https://fargo.nutrislice.com/menu/davies
Davies Nutrition Service Manager
Most energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine, added sugars, and other additives. These substances can increase alertness, attention, energy, as well as blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. These drinks are often used by students to provide an extra boost in energy. But these stimulants can have a harmful effect on the nervous system.
For example, energy drinks that contain sugar may contribute to weight gain — and too much caffeine, or caffeine-like substances, can lead to:
- Heart complications such as irregular heartbeat and heart failure.
- Anxiety, feeling nervous and jittery.
- Dehydration (not enough water in your body).
- Insomnia (unable to sleep).
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that caffeine and other stimulant substances contained in energy drinks have no place in the diet of children and adolescents. In addition, coaches need to educate athletes about the difference between energy drinks and sports drinks and the potential dangers of consuming highly caffeinated beverages.
11-2021 Reference CDC
FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE
The ACT state-mandated test for all juniors is MARCH 8th. You will need to know…
- Students will receive instructions at school to set up their ACT accounts (students should consider which, if any, colleges they would like to send their scores to)
- Testing will be online this year
- Other than your PLD, electronic devices will NOT be allowed in the testing rooms, including cell phones and smart watches
- Only approved calculators will be allowed: approved calculators can be found HERE
- Students will need an ID - either a drivers license, permit, or school ID, in order to be admitted to the testing room
2022-2023 COURSE REGISTRATION
Each year, students and families have the opportunity to review, discuss and revise their 4-year academic plan for graduation. Students or parents/guardians can request a meeting with their school counselor. Course selection and registration for the 2022-2023 school year started in January. During the registration process, students will review their graduation requirements and course offerings and revise their 4-year graduation plan. Students are encouraged to discuss their choices with their families, teachers, case managers and counselors. If you or your student would like to schedule additional time with a counselor to review his/her graduation plan and course choices, please call 446-5616.
Just a reminder, if you or your family are in need of personal hygiene supplies, household products, food or clothing, the Student Services Office at Davies has a small variety of items. Students and families can access these items by contacting their school counselor. If you need additional community supports, the counselors are available to help connect you with additional supports to meet your needs.
GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES
ACADEMIC ALL STATE
Congratulations to Lily Andrews, Hailey Bjerke, Alexandra Feldner, Dylan Feldner, Lauren Haugrud, Aaron Qiu, Jensen Seidel, and Elisabeth Starosta from DHS. They were 8 of 16 student athletes from the Fargo Public Schools selected to the North Dakota Academic All-State Team! The Academic All-State Team is selected by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals (NDASSP). A total of 196 high school seniors were nominated for the honor in both Class A and Class B. Students were selected based on grade point averages, ACT or SAT scores, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and leadership. View the full Class A Academic All-State Team.
Gold, Silver, And Bronze members will receive a certificate of Merit from the NDASSP. And each member will receive a medallion from Forum Communications during the "Parade of Champions" on WDAY's broadcast of the North Dakota Class A Basketball Tournament on March 11.
2022 MLK Celebration: Umoja 53'
Students in the Umoja 53’ program at Fargo Public high schools performed spoken word, poetry, and music at the 2022 MLK Celebration at The Fargo Theatre.
Umoja, a writing workshop founded by Frederick Edwards and J’Neil Gibson and supported by YouthWorks, is open to high school students. Umoja creates a platform for student voices to address hurt, pain, and distrust in a positive manner through connectedness. Thank you to Edwards, Gibson, and YouthWorks for bringing Umoja to FPS students.
In celebration of Black History Month, enjoy the 2022 MLK Celebration video. FPS students begin at about the 36-minute mark.
- East Region Basketball: February 26, March 1, 3-4-5, 2022 https://yourliveevent.com/
- Play-in: Sat. February 26 @ High Seed
- Quarterfinal: Tues. March 1 @ High Seed
- Boys Cons/Semi: Thurs. March 3 @ SCHEELS Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex
- Girls Cons/Semi: Friday March 4 @ SCHEELS Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex
- B&G State Qual/Championship: Saturday March 5 @ SCHEELS Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex
- Tournament Bracket - Boys - 2022
- Tournament Bracket - Girls - 2022
State is March 10-12 at the Bismarck Event Center. Follow the North Dakota State High School Activities Association for televised games of the state tournament.
Both the boys and girls hockey teams played in the State Championship game on Saturday, February 26. The girls fell to Fargo North-South 2-1 in double overtime. Morgan Sauvageau (unanimous) and Olivia Opheim were selected to the NDHSAA State Girls Hockey All-Tournament Team. Morgan Sauvageau was voted NDHSCA-POWERade Senior Athlete of the Year.
The boys fell to Grand Forks Red River 4-2 in a hard fought game. Barron Stibbe was selected to the NDHSAA State Boys Hockey All-Tournament Team.
The Davies Wrestling Teams had many successes to wrap up the 2021-22 season.
The Girls Eagles finished 6th in State with Avery Mohr leading the way with a State Championship. Sanie Gayflor 3rd, Koiline Govergo 4th and Taya Laidlaw 7th placed for the girls wrestlers as well.
The Male Wrestling Team finished 3rd in the EDC and qualified for the State Team Duals for the 11th consecutive year. 5 State placers including Wyatt Kosidowski 2nd, Dylan Carlquist 2nd, Abdi Nuur 5th, Aidan DeVIne 5th and Kane Mathiason 6th, 16 wrestlers qualified for the male State Tournament.
The girls had 4 Academic All State wrestlers and the boys had 11 Academic All State wrestlers.
March 3rd - Dine to Donate at Spicy Pie in West Fargo from 4-9pm. Percentage of proceeds goes back to Davies Cheer Team when food is purchased between that time.
March 22nd and 23rd - Open practice to all interested in joining the cheer team for next year. Both days are from 4:00-6:00.
Tryouts - March 29th , 30th, and April 1st all from 4:00-6:00 mandatory to be at all three days in order to try out for the team for fall season.
The Eagles Elite dance team wrapped up their season in February with another successful year. Below are their results:NDADD State Competition:
Pom - 1st Place State Champions
Jazz - 3rd Place
Hip Hop - 2nd Place
High Kick - 2nd PlaceUDA Spirit of America Regional Championship:
Hip Hop - 5th PlaceUDA Summer Camp:
Hip Hop - Varsity Home Routine: Champions
The Davies Boys Swim and Dive team earned the EDC Championship on Saturday, February 26. Congratulations to Aiden Hoff who was a Back-2-Back EDC Champion - Diving, Ryder Myers EDC Champion - 50 Free with a new team record of 21.81, Ryder Myers with a new team record in the 100 Free - 48.75, Conner Harr Back-2-Back EDC Champion - 100 Breast, 400 Free Relay EDC Champions - Ryder Myers, Grant Ivesdal, Joe Carlson, Tavian Nelson, 24 state qualifiers adding Alex Ohe -200 Free, 100 Free, Cole Degerness 500 Free, Teegan Lee 100 Back, and Owen Shannon 100 Breast. The team also had 3 additional qualifying swims with Xavier Tovias and Lars Soforenko - 50 Free and Kyler Eichmann - 200 IM. Final team scores, Davies - 463, South - 340, North - 281, West Fargo - 274, Grand Forks - 267, Sheyenne - 235. Coach Johnson was honored as EDC Coach of the year.
The State Tournament will be held at the Hulbert Aquatics Center in West Fargo, ND on March 4-5.
The Davies High School boys swimming and diving team raised $12,542 during its annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser. The Eagles swimmers donated $8,542 to help GiGi’s Playhouse rebuild after its building burned down last May, with the rest going to team expenses. Read more about the Davies Swim-A-Thon.
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.
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.
SPRING SPORTS START DATES
The NDHSAA has outlined the starting dates for spring activities. Please check out the following information and contact the coach if you have any questions or concerns.
BOYS/GIRLS TRACK & FIELD - February 28 | Rory Beil @ 701-893-6366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BASEBALL - March 21 | Hans Anderson @ 701-446-3548 or email@example.com
SOFTBALL - March 21 | Courtney Walsh @ 701-446-2079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GIRLS SOCCER - March 28 | Nick Christianson @ 701-446-4058 or email@example.com
GIRLS TENNIS - April 4 | Paul Kolesar @ 701-446-5715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS GOLF - April 11 | Adam Gronaas at 701-446-5725 or email@example.com
This year some Davies Orchestra students are competing in the EDC Sub-Regional Solo & Ensemble Contest on March 4th at Concordia College in Moorhead. This contest is a qualifier for students to compete in the regional EDC Regional Solo & Ensemble event on March 31st at Hope Lutheran South Church. Parents are welcome to come and watch their children perform during both events free of charge. Schedules for the events will be handed out to students the week of the contest.
Monday, March 14th we welcome the 5th-8th grade orchestra students to Davies to perform at our “Eagle Strings” Concert in Davies Gym 1 at 7:00pm. Davies Orchestra students will have their soundcheck in the gym at 5:30pm. Students will be provided with a pizza dinner at a small cost in between the sound check and rehearsal. Students are to wear black bottoms (can be casual) with a Davies Orchestra shirt of their choosing (or a black top).
We are honored that the Davies Symphony Orchestra was chosen to perform at the North Dakota Music Educator’s Association state-wide convention on March 25th. This year we are the only public school ensemble performing and the first ever to be chosen from Davies for this honor. The Symphony Orchestra will travel by bus to Bismarck on Friday, March 25th to perform a 3:30pm concert for North Dakota Music Educators and the All-State Orchestra, Band, and Choir members. Parents who wish to attend this concert can travel with the orchestra on the bus or arrange for your own transportation. The concert is free and open to the public. We can’t wait to celebrate string programs across our state at the convention in Bismarck!
Davies senior Zachary Catalan performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Honors Performance Series. He auditioned and was accepted into the prestigious orchestra featuring high school students from across the globe. While there he got to work with master conductors and experience the sights and sounds of the city. Catalan plans to pursue music after he graduates from Davies.
Davies High School Presents Their Annual Dinner Theatre Production
Reserve your Dinner Theatre Ticket ASAP
Please use this link to request your tickets: https://forms.gle/khnm7A28fXTg7AgAA
Please be sure to support Davies Theatre Department by attending our many events throughout the year including play productions, student productions, Improv Shows by the Improvable Force, etc.
Come and Be Part of the Fun. All are welcome to be involved.
Any questions? Want to get involved in Davies Theatre?
Contact: Rebecca Saari at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prom at Davies High School is being held on April 9, 2022. The theme for this year’s prom is “Hollywood Nights.” The junior class hosts prom. All members of the junior and senior classes are invited to attend. Underclassmen are only able to attend if escorted by a member of the junior or senior class. Middle school students are not able to attend.
Things for parents to remember:
- Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Spectators should enter through Door 4.
- Grand March will be held in the main gym. Seating is limited, so it is recommended that you come early to assure that you have a seat in the gym.
- Cost for Grand March is $5.00 per person. All proceeds support the post prom party.
- Tickets for Grand March will only be sold at the door the night of prom.
- Doors to the gym will close right at 7:30 pm so that Grand March can promptly begin.
- Grand March will kick off with the crowning of Prom King and Queen.
- It is requested that all parents and guests remain seated for the duration of Grand March. It is disruptive to the participants as well as other guests when spectators are up and moving during the march.
- The dance begins immediately following Grand March, approximately 9:30 pm. It is requested that all parents and guests leave the building by 9:30 pm so the doors can be locked, and students can enjoy the dance. The dance will conclude at 11:30 pm.
- The Grand March will be broadcasted live via a YouTube link on our Davies High School webpage.
Things for students to remember:
- Tickets will be sold Tuesday, April 5th – Thursday, April 7th and will be available in the commons during 4th and 5th periods and in the mornings during Eagle hour. Tickets are not available at the door.
- Tickets are $20/person or $30/couple.
- All detentions must be served prior to buying tickets.
- Doors to the school open at 6:30 pm. Students should enter the building through Door 10 (the pool door) at their assigned time according to ticket number.
Ticket numbers 1-150 arrive no later than 6:45 pm
Ticket numbers 151-300 arrive no later than at 7:00 pm
Ticket numbers 300 and up arrive no later than 7:15 pm
- Line up for Grand March will take place in gym 2.
- Grand March starts promptly at 7:30 pm and should conclude by 9:00 pm.
- If you are bringing an outside guest to prom, they must be under 21 years of age or in high school and will be required to show an ID when admitted. If they are from another high school, they must be in academic good standing at their school. No middle school students are allowed.
- All students will need to have their IDs and prom tickets for admission on Prom night.
- All students will be breathalyzed before being admitted into Grand March/Prom.
- Following Grand March, doors to the building are locked. If you leave the dance and building, you will not be allowed to reenter.
- Post-prom is being held at the NDSU Memorial Union from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM. Your ticket for prom allows admission into post-prom. For students not attending prom, but still wanting to attend post-prom, tickets will be available through the main office for $5/person. Students will also be breathalyzed before being admitted into Post Prom.
Thanks for your attention to all the details. We hope that you will enjoy a fabulous evening at prom!
The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held on Sunday, May 29th @ 6pm at the Fargodome. Prior to graduation, several items need to be completed.
The following is a checklist of all obligations to be met by each student before a Fargo Public School’s diploma will be presented.
- All course work, tests, and detention time must be completed before Thursday, May 26, 2022.
- All independent study, Virtual Academy, NDCDE and any other on-line correspondence course work must be completed by Friday, May 20, 2022.
- All bills must be paid (media center, athletic equipment, lab equipment, book damages, etc.) by Friday, May 27, 2022. You may call Mardel Hermanson, Davies Bookkeeper at 446-5619 to make payment.
- Graduation practice will be held on Friday, May 27th at 8:30 a.m. at the Fargodome.
All graduating seniors must attend the practice session. This is required for any senior planning on participating in the Graduation Ceremony.
- All students who participate in the commencement ceremony are expected to dress in an appropriate manner. Cap, gown, tassel, and honor stole, and shoes are required.
- No other personal additions will be allowed to be worn without Admin permission.
Only students who have completed their graduation requirements will participate in the graduation ceremony. The list of students who will be participating in the ceremony will be finalized on Friday, May 27, 2022.
SENIOR PICTURES for the YEARBOOK
Senior Pictures are due March 1, 2022. 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. Below are the requirements:
- Pictures should be digital. Senior pictures can be emailed to email@example.com. 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, 2022.
- Senior pictures will not be accepted after April 1, 2022.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 are due 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)
YEARBOOK - GRAD ADS
Yearbook Grad Ads
Grad Ads for the 2022 Yearbook will be sold only March 1-31, 2022 (no exceptions). There will be a limited number of ads available (once they are sold out, no more ads will be sold). An ad can be a message to your senior, feature your senior in his/her younger years, showcase a group of seniors, etc.
How to order:
- Send completed order form and payment to the address below. Checks can be written to Davies High School. Order form and payment must be received to reserve your Grad Ad.
Davies High School Yearbook
7150 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104
- Use the link below to complete the online order form. After order form is submitted, you will receive a link to make your payment online. Order form and payment must be received to reserve your Grad Ad.
Grad Ad Order Form: https://forms.gle/fZD4aNP8ipAAA9tc8
Pictures can be submitted as hardcopies or digitally.
- Hardcopy Pictures:
a. Send to Davies High School Yearbook at the address above.
b. If you would like your hardcopy pictures returned, you must
provide an addressed envelope with the appropriate postage.
- Digital Pictures:
a. Submit pictures through online order form (link is above) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
b. It is best if pictures are at least 300 dpi. Screenshots of pictures
do not have the best print quality.
A pre-designed ad is an ad that is designed and completed before being submitted to the Davies Yearbook staff. The ad must be JPG file format. It must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi and match the size dimensions of the purchased ad. The pre-designed ad will be placed in the space reserved and will not be edited by yearbook staff. A 20% discount can be applied for pre-designed ads. The pre-designed ad must be submitted with payment and order form to receive the discount. Submit pre-designed ads through the online order form or email to email@example.com.
Our DECA/FBLA Students took first place at the Emerging Leaders Conference in Valley City on January 26th. Attached is a picture of our team. Davies has taken first place in the last 3 Emerging Leaders Conferences that have been held. State DECA will be held in Bismarck on March 13-15. Congratulations students!
Leave a Legacy
As a part of the Davies High School turf project, we are improving our concession area as well.
We are looking for those that would like to leave a legacy and purchase a brick paver that will be
installed in the concessions area leading up to the donor wall. For additional information or to
purchase a paver, click on the QR code below or send an email to FargoDaviesTurf@gmail.com.
NOTIFICATIONS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
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.
Students are expected to be in their classes every day, except in the case of illness, school related activities, family emergency, or religious observance. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children are in school unless a valid reason for absence exists. The Attendance Office asks that a student’s absence be reported by 9:00 a.m. If a student is not accounted for they will be recorded as truant. Please review the attendance policies found in our on-line student handbook. The Attendance Office may be reached by calling 446-5610 (A-J) or 446-5611 (K-Z).
Page 36-38 of the STUDENT HANDBOOK outlines the Davies Attendance Policy
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
- 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.
School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:
FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1
(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)
Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660
If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1
FPS COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAM
Fargo Public Schools is pleased to offer COVID-19 testing to its staff and students using the BinaxNOW rapid test. In order to participate in the testing program, parents must fill out the testing consent form for their child in PowerSchool or a test will not be administered. Testing takes place at South High School. Please see below for more information. Testing registration must be completed prior to tests being administered.
South High School Testing Location
Room C11, 1840 South 15th Avenue in Fargo
Park on the north side of the school and enter through Door 4
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
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 Dakota High Schools may select their school below to see which scholarships are available:
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 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.
FARGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2020-21 ANNUAL REPORT
As evidence of Fargo Public Schools’ commitment to our patrons, the FPS 2020-21 Annual Report is now available. It showcases the qualities and services of our school district and provides a wide array of information to familiarize families and the community with Fargo Public Schools. Report details include enrollment, staffing, and budget numbers. It also gives overviews of student services and student assessment data. Thank you for your continued support as we serve the citizens of Fargo by providing students an excellent educational experience. You can access the full document at this link.