Family Update

Davis Middle School

Friday, January 14, 2022

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Friday Davis Families,


I hope you all have had a great week. There is quite a bit of information below so I will keep my message short. I know that you have received a lot of communication this week, and at times it has changed by the day. For now, much of that communication pertains to Covid and protocols.

I just want to thank you all for your patience, your understanding, and your support. As always, it is my plan to be transparent and open in sharing information as I receive it. We will continue to work together to do all that we can for our students and keep them safe.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Go Irish!


Jaime

Davis MS Updates

Join 6th Grade Dance Club! (Sponsored by PTO)

See the flyer below for more information.

Register online @ Davis Dance Club: https://forms.gle/GzFZ6mTjnL7SQv1E6

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Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students :

The World Language Clubs will be visiting our school on Monday, January 24th from 3:15-4:15pm for a celebration of language and culture! You are invited to participate in activities such as games, trivia, music, dance and more, and you may even win a prize! No prior knowledge required. Come and have fun! Please watch your school announcements for more information about the location on the day of the event.

DMS Book Fair

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Dear Davis Families,


We’re excited to invite Davis Middle School students to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! This event is an opportunity for Davis students to build their home libraries and to further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.


Our Book Fair will be a familiar and welcome event for our students, and we're very excited to bring it back to Davis. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from January 24th to January 28th during school hours (we hope to host a second Book Fair with a family shopping evening event later this year!):


Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute, too! The Fair also accepts cash, credit card, and check.


If your student can’t make it to the Fair, you can shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dublindavis) to learn more and to get started with eWallet and online shopping.


We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair - we look forward to seeing our Davis students there! Happy reading!


Meggan Aston, Davis MS library media specialist

Linda Geise, Davis MS library aide

Middle School Scheduling for 2022-23 School Year

Scheduling for next year will start soon. More information will be coming from our counseling team and in this newsletter. For now, you can start looking at information in our Middle School Handbook.


DCS Middle School Course Handbook

High School Scheduling for 2022-23 School Year

It is almost time to begin scheduling your high school courses for the 2022-23 school year. Dublin City Schools offers many wonderful options to personalize each students’ learning. Below is information that will help you consider all options the District has to offer.

In addition, this video will be shared with 8th grade students next week.


  • DCS has a HS Course and Career Planning Website that outlines the many opportunities, programs and resources available in our high schools. A PDF of the 2022-23 HS Course and Career Planning Handbook can be found at this link as well.

  • DCS Virtual courses are asynchronous, self-guided courses that provide flexibility with schedules. Students can select virtual courses as a part of their 7-period day. All courses are created and facilitated by DCS teachers. DCSV courses are outlined in the above links.

  • Emerald Campus programs are available for all students. Below are some dates and events to learn more about these opportunities outlined on this flyer:

    • January 12-14 - Emerald Campus Administrators will be at your building during lunches to answer questions you may have. Please feel free to stop by!

    • January 19 - Emerald Campus will hold an Open House & College Credit Plus (CCP) Informational Night


To support you throughout the process, consider watching this video that explains the 4 steps and 4 skills needed for future success.


Next week you will receive additional information about the scheduling process. Good luck on your scheduling journey!

Emerald Campus Open House

Emerald Campus will hold an Open House on January 19, 2022, from 5-7PM. The Open House will provide an opportunity for Dublin students and parents to learn more about available high school scheduling options. Both in-person and online sessions will be available. To learn more about the Emerald Campus Open House, check out the informational site for details and RSVP information.

Featured programs include:

Emerald Campus

12 Experiential Learning Academies

25 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Courses

College Credit Plus

DSC Virtual

Tolles Technical and Career Center

Alternative Learning Programs: Bridge, WorkForce Ready, and PATHS

College Credit Plus Information

College Credit Plus is a program available to students in the state of Ohio to earn free college credit while earning high school credits. To learn more about College Credit Plus and opportunities available to Dublin City Schools students, watch the required counseling Information video. Interested in hearing from partner colleges about College Credit Plus? As part of the Emerald Campus Open House on January 19, 2022, from 5-7PM, partner colleges will be offering online info sessions and Q & As. Check out other opportunities for session details with Columbus State, Ohio State, Ashland, and Franklin.

8th Grade Class Trip

8th Grade Washington, DC Trip Information

This link has been updated to include financial assistance information.

Davis Food Pantry

If your family needs assistance with food, please let us know by filling out this form. We are happy to be able to provide this service to our families.

Davis MS PTO Updates

If your student made Honor or Merit Roll for the first quarter, be on the lookout for an order form coming home. You have the opportunity to celebrate your student’s achievement by purchasing a Davis Irish Scholar sign.

All proceeds benefit programs supported by Davis PTO. Any questions, please contact Amy Starnes at ahstarnes@yahoo.com

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Dublin City Schools Updates

COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.


2022 Community Champion Award Nominations

This spring, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Schools are partnering to honor the best in volunteerism, giving back, and selflessness with the 2022 Community Champion Awards. Please take a moment to nominate deserving students and staff at this link.


The Dublin City Schools Zone Podcast

Join Supt. Dr. Marschhausen and his guests by downloading the DCS School Zone podcasts throughout the school year. Emerald Campus Administrator Julie Blevins joined Dr. Marschhausen to talk about the first semester and their feelings toward the second semester.


Anticipated changes to public participation at Board of Education meetings

It is anticipated that changes to public participation procedures at Dublin City Schools Board of Education meetings will be implemented on a trial basis for the first two months of 2022 in an effort to increase dialogue opportunities between board members and the public. Click here for more information.

Upcoming PERC Events

Teens and Technology - Free Virtual Workshop for Adults

Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Center for Family Safety and Healing is hosting a free virtual workshop, Teens and Technology: Dating in a Digital World, for adults and caregivers on Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn about popular teen social media apps and websites, and how they can be misused for control in relationships. Resources will be shared for setting boundaries and empowering teens to use technology for prevention. Register here or contact Judy Mathis.

New Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

Homework Help Center

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No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 17th, 8am-3:15pm

2400 Sutter Parkway

Dublin, OH

ELA MAP Testing

Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 9am

2400 Sutter Parkway

Dublin, OH

All students will be taking the English MAP test during the week of Jan. 18.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 3:30-7pm

This is an online event.

Conferences will be held virtually. More information to come from teachers. Don't hesitate to reach out to any teacher that you would like to meet or talk with.

PSAT 8/9 Virtual Parent Informational Night

Tuesday, Feb. 1st, 6pm

This is an online event.

Zoom information listed below:

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https://collegeboard.zoom.us/j/96987417216

Meeting ID: 969 8741 7216

Passcode: V0K9XAtDLL

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