DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

DECEMBER 2021

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Greetings to our entire Davies HS community,


I trust that you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving Break taking time to reflect on the many blessings that we all have. Reflection is such an important part of our educational system. To me, Thanksgiving is an excellent reminder of that truth.


Our Fall Activities have all recently wrapped up their seasons with so many student-athletes experiencing much success. Whether that was on the field, court, pool, golf or cross-country course. Our students continue to represent our school community in competition that we all can be very proud of. Our Student Congress and Musicians demonstrate what hard work and dedication result in. Our fine arts folks are putting the final touches on our Musical “GREASE” that will be held in our Theatre beginning Dec. 9-12th.


With our Winter activities now all in full swing, attending those competitions are a way we can all support one another and cheer on our student-athletes. As you may or may not have heard, our school district recently updated its’ masking policy for all of our afterschool activities. At the conclusion of our instructional day, masks are no longer required, yet they are still “strongly recommended” for all visitors regardless of vaccination status.


As we turn the calendar to December, it allows us to think about finishing our 1st semester in a strong academic way. 26 days remain to demonstrate proficiency and growth progress for our students. It also is another great reminder to all of our families that our EAGLE HOUR period (8:05am – 8:40am) is designed each and every day for students to get that extra help needed in a class, to retake a test, to meet individually with a teacher, or to collaborate with peers on classroom projects. We began collecting data from our participation numbers the end of October as it relates to EAGLE HOUR, to date, over 1254 students have taken advantage of that time to increase their proficiency levels. It is a goal of ours to continue growing that number and helping students understand the significance of what EAGLE HOUR can do to help in their learning.


I’d like to call your attention to the below dates and ask you to add them to your calendar.


  • Winter vacation will start on Thursday, December 23rd and students will return to school on Monday, January 3rd
  • 8th Grade Orientation and Activity Fair will be held on Jan. 10th from 4:30-7pm
  • The end of our 1st Semester is Jan. 14th
  • NO School on Jan. 17th. Teacher PD day
  • Feb. 23rd Final Parent-Teacher Conference Night 4:30pm-8:30pm


We look forward to continue serving you and your family this school year. Please do not hesitate to give us a call here at the school if we can assist you in anyway throughout the year. Strong communication with families is very important to us and is something we will continue to strive towards.


Troy Cody, 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

Angela Bartsh, 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

Jody Jahner, Career Center............................. 446-5625


ATTENDANCE

Kim Martin (A-J)............................................. 446-5611

Tabitha Janke(K-Z).......................................... 446-5610

Beth Kobbervig, School Nurse.........................446-5621

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE

VIRTUAL ACADMEMY OPEN SECOND SEMESTER

Hello, FPS families!


As we approach the second semester, Virtual Academy wants you to be aware of our learning platform available to all students. Second semester begins Tuesday, January 18, 2022. If you’d like more information about Virtual Academy, please click here.


If you believe this would be a good fit for your student, the survey to request registration information is here. Requests should be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 22, 2021.


For additional information, please contact:


Lori Nappe, Virtual Academy Elementary Dean (K-5) (701) 446-1601 nappel@fargo.k12.nd.us


Holly Fiechtner, Virtual Academy Secondary Dean (6-12) (701) 446-1602 fiechth@fargo.k12.nd.us



BUS DELAYS

Bus Route Adjustments if Valley Bus experiences a Bus Driver Shortage:


In the rare event that Valley Bus does not have enough staff to cover all the school bus routes for Fargo Public Schools, Valley Bus would implement a “delayed bus route plan” rather than canceling routes. This plan could be used in either a morning route or an afternoon route.


Delayed Bus Route Plan– The “delayed bus route plan” would have the drivers cover for the missing driver after they have completed their assigned route. This would cause the identified route to be delayed by 15 to 30 minutes. Families would be notified the day of the delay by email, text, and voice messaging. Morning route delay notifications will occur between 5:30-6:30 am and after-school delay notifications will occur by 1:00 pm if a driver shortage occurs. This means students may be standing at their bus stop for additional time or they may be returning home up to 30 minutes later than normal. Each route affected would cause a delay for both the elementary and secondary students riding that bus.


The Bus Delay message will only be sent to the affected route and it will say the following:

“Attention FPS families of Bus Route ###. Today, [Monday, October 9, 2021], your morning route will be 15-30 minutes later than normal. Your principal has been notified of your late arrival. “


Or


“Attention FPS families of Bus Route ###: Today, [Monday, October 20, 2021], your after-school route will arrive home 15-30 minutes later than normal. Students will be supervised at their home building until the bus is available.”


Since communication with families is based on what was entered into the FPS PowerSchool System, we asked that each family review their listed emails and cell phone numbers in the Parent PowerSchool Portal. Please update if needed by calling your child’s main office. This type of communication may be used for other situations that cause significant bussing delays.


Students will be excused in the morning if they arrive late to school due to the delayed busing. The buildings will implement a supervision plan for students if the after-school bus is delayed.


Please remember if you decide to drop your student off at their building more than 15 minutes before school the students will wait outside. Please make sure they have dressed appropriately for the weather.


Parents can check their child’s pick-up time using the “bus route by address” options on the FPS Website at https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/Page/165.


Although the 2021-22 school year has been challenging, the transportation department and staff at Valley Bus are responding to these challenges and working hard to keep students safe. We thank families for their patience and trust as we navigate staffing challenges.


Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions.


Dr. Grosz & Mrs. Eidsness

Associate Superintendent of Fargo Public Schools

State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group


Fargo Public Schools will hold the 2022 State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. at South High School, 1840 South 15th Avenue, Fargo in the theater. Parents, staff and community members are invited to participate and are encouraged to pre-register by 4:00 p.m. on December 17, 2021 by signing up online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/focusgroup or calling 701.446.1005. Questions posed in the focus groups will concentrate on the District’s Strategic Plan. Pre-registered attendees will receive reading materials electronically in advance of the event. For more information, including the questions to be discussed in the focus groups, visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/focusgroup.

Cover of the FPS 2020-2021 Annual Report

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.

FPS Launches COVID-19 Testing Program

Fargo Public Schools is pleased to offer a COVID-19 testing site to its families as part of it’s testing program. FPS will test students and staff members who are deemed a close contact in the school setting in order for the individuals to remain in school. To remain in school, individuals who have been deemed an unmasked or unvaccinated close contact must submit to COVID-19 testing at least every other day, test negative, and remain symptom free.


The COVID testing program is launching on Monday, October 4 with one testing location. More locations will be added in the future. Please see below for more information. Testing registration with the ND Department of Health must be completed prior to tests being administered. Use the link posted below or snap a photo of the QR code above to register. An individual needs to register using the provided link or QR code upon their first time at the FPS testing site, regardless of the number of tests issued. Additionally, parent/guardian consent is required at the time of the test administration. Parents/guardians can provide consent using the FPS testing consent form in PowerSchool.


Testing Location: South High School

Room C11, 1840 South 15th Avenue, Fargo

Park on the north side of the school and enter through Door 4

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


ND Dept. of Health COVID Testing Registration: https://testreg.nd.gov/?eventid=c7725ef9-2711-ec11-b6e6-001dd8308015

BUS ROUTES

Fargo Public Schools 2021-2022 “Energy Saver” bus route schedules are available on the Fargo Publics schools website www.fargo.k12.nd.us/transportation.

WHAT'S COOK'N IN DAVIES KITCHEN

You might be reading a lot in the media about product shortages or like me, go to your local store to find the items I need not in stock then faced with longer checkout lines due to staffing shortages. Our nutrition service department is not immune, and we are experiencing the same challenges as everyone else. So, what can we do? Get creative and look at it as the perfect opportunity to try something new! Labor shortages have created opportunities for student workers. Food shortages have given us the chance to try new products and develop new recipes. I’m super excited to have 10 new menu items on our January menu and the opportunity to work alongside our student workers. All created because of challenges. So next time you’re at the store and can’t find your go to product, try something new. Chances are, you just might like it. Happy Holidays

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Mark your calendar to try these new items:


  • January 6th- Pepperoni Pizza Pocket
  • January 11th- Club Sandwich or Beef/Bean Burrito w/ hot cheese sauce
  • January 12th- Hot Hamburger Beef Gravy on Mashed Potatoes or Turkey, Bacon, Cheese Wrap
  • January 13th- Taco Grinder on fresh baked bun
  • January 14th- Teriyaki Chicken Dumpling
  • January 18th- Beefy Mac N Cheese
  • January 24th- Cheesy White Chicken Chili
  • January 27th- Beef Taco Casserole



Shannon Nowak

Davies Kitchen Manager

701-446-5630

JOSTENS

Tuesday, December 14th at 2:15pm: JOSTENS will be here to conduct a presentation to our Seniors about ordering their Cap and Gown for Graduation. The presentation will take place in the theater and JOSTENS will be distributing order forms.


Seniors: Report to the theater after period 6, at 2:15pm on Tuesday, December 14th.


Friday, December 17th 10am-1:15pm: JOSTENS will be set up at the concession stand over lunch runs to collect order forms and answer any questions.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • December 14 - Jostens will be visiting with Seniors about graduation
  • December 23-January 2 - Winter Holiday Break

DAVIES STUDENTS IN THE NEWS

BELL RINGERS

On November 23, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cades spent five hours ringing bells to support the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at two different locations inside the West Acres Mall. This is the ninth year the AFJROTC cadets have participated in bell ringing.
AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC group picture

VOLUNTEERING

The Davies High School Tri-M Music Honor Society volunteered at the Emergency Food Bank on November 17. Students From the Davies band, orchestra and choir plus advisors made bags of potatoes, stamped mailers and prepared bags of food for the community.
Picture Tri-M Music packaging food

STATE STUDENT CONGRESS

The following students placed at State Student Congress in November.

Anusha Yadav - 8th Senate

Cady Wang - 5th House 1

Amanda Li - 8th House 3

Ariel Bahn - 3rd House 4

Pranav Shaik - 7th House 4

Sophia Lin - 2nd House 6


Cay Wang - National Qualifier in House


CONGRATULATIONS to all participants.

SIGNING DAY

Seven athletes from Davies High School signed National Letters of Intent to compete in college athletics on signing day on November 10. Ava Olson signed to play golf for Minnesota State-Mankato. Lauren Lamp signed to play golf at Concordia. Jensen Seidel will play soccer with MSUM. Ian Motschenbacher signed to play basketball at Northern State inAberdeen. Ava Wild sighed with St. Thomas to play volleyball. Madison Hischer signed to dive at Eall State, Indiana. Easton Rerick signed to play baseball at Northern State University in Aberdeen.
Picture of athletes on Signing Day

CONGRESS COACH OF THE YEAR

Davies High School Student Congress coach Denise Raeder-Johnson was named the North Dakota Student Congress Coach of the Year.
Picture of Denise Johnson

NURSES CORNER

NURSES CORNER: FROSTBITE


Frostbite can result in the same type of tissue damage as a burn. It can be a serious condition and may require medical attention. Exposure to extreme cold environments, even for a short period of time, can result in hypothermia and frostbite; particularly on fingers, toes, nose and ears.


Frostbitten skin may look discolored, feel cold to the touch and feel numb to the person. Symptoms with deeply frostbitten skin may include skin that looks white or waxy and skin that feels firm or hard.


Treatment of frostbite includes: taking the person to a warm place; removing cold or wet clothing and replacing with warm and dry clothes; protecting the cold skin from further injury. DO NOT rub or massage the cold part or apply heat such as a water bottle, heating pad or hot running water. Cover the skin loosely with a nonstick, sterile dressing or dry blanket. If the skin that looks discolored-grayish, white or waxy, feels firm or hard and has a loss of sensation, further evaluation should be done by a health care provider and possibly may need to call 911.


11-2021 Reference ND Department of Health

Graph showing overlapping symtoms of flu vs. Covid

*Seasonal allergies do not usually cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unless a person has a respiratory condition such as asthma that can be triggered by exposure to pollen.

This is not a complete list of all possible symptoms of COVID-19 or seasonal allergies. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. You can have symptoms of both COVID-19 and seasonal allergies at the same time.

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.

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

MUSIC

ORCHESTRA

Join the Davies Orchestras for our “Celebration of the Season” Concert on Monday, December 20th at 7:30pm in the Davies Theater. This concert features the Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra.

BAND

“Please join us for the Davies Holiday Special on December 16th at 7:30. Many ensembles will perform and you’ll be able to buy snacks and treats at intermission.”

Big picture

FARGO SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB

Any students who may be interested in the reboot of the Fargo Ski and Snowboard Club are invited to a meeting on Monday November 8th at 6pm in room HL101 at Davies. Trip dates, prices, policies and covid issues will all be discussed. Please have a parent or guardian come along as there will be some information that they need to hear. Email Mr. Taragos (taragom@fargo.k12.nd.us) at South if you have any questions. Remember to THINK SNOW!

Sincerely,

Mitch Taragos

DRAMA

Davies High School will presenting "Grease" December 9-11, at 7:30 pm in the Davies Theatre.

A Sunday, December 12th performance will be held at 2:00 pm. Admission is $8.00 per ticket for adults; students and Seniors $6.00.

Poster of upcoming musical "Grease'

EAGLE LANDING

We have received a new shipment of Hoodies, Crew Necks, Long-Sleeved, and Short-Sleeved T-shirts. They showed up just in time for the Holidays and would make a great gift. Swing by every weekday that the school is open from 8:50 to 3:30. We look forward to serving you!

DECA

DECA students Linnea Axtman, Mackenzie Rivard, and Brenna Barnick are working alongside Chic-Fil-A to help teach our Management students about servant leadership. They are working on delivering monthly curriculum to our students on how to be a servant leader within our community!

YEARBOOK

Fargo Davies High School

If you ordered a 2020-2021 Davies Yearbook and did not pick it up during registration, you can pick it up in the main office during the school day. A limited number of yearbooks are available for purchase. The cost is $60 per book and can be paid by cash or check only. Email daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org with any questions.


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. Senior photos due are 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)

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update –December 2021




Good luck to all students, coaches, directors, and advisors participating in a Winter activity!


The Davies Booster website is the place to go for all your booster-related needs. Have you checked it out yet?

www.DaviesBooster.com


Join the Club! It is never too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit www.DaviesBooster.com for more information.


Leave a legacy! Buy a paver for the Davies outdoor concession area and save $50 on your Booster Club Membership. Only a limited number are available so act now. Visit https://daviesbooster.com/become-a-member for more information.


As a reminder, here are some of the ways to engage with and support the Davies Booster Club:

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


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 in person and virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Our next meeting is December 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Davies H101

Advertising

Want to get your business in front of the Davies community? Please contact Tom Nelson for current advertising opportunities at indigo1622@icloud.com.

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 pruchase 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Click here to download the NDHSAA Approved Physical Form


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.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

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).

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