DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL
Eagles Report - February 2020
Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence
Dear Davies Parents,
Hello and hope you are well. The early stages of semester two are well underway, and the month of February brings us the important task of registration for 2020-21 classes and parent teacher conferences.
Registration for 2020-21 classes will take place in February. The registration window for all students grade 10-12 will be open until it closes on February 14th. All freshman will be registering with counselors inside their English classes on February 12th. The registration window allows students and families the opportunity to have conversations about classes for next year.
As students make course selections for next year, it is critically important to consider the following:
- Parents should partner with your son/daughter to select those classes that fit best.
- The master schedule is determined by student requests. From these requests, teacher contracts and placements are made. This information also plays a large role in determining class sizes and the number of sections for each class. The master schedule is built with the goal of maintaining appropriate class sizes to maximize room efficiencies and be fiscally responsible with our limited resources. To avoid the disappointment of not being able to add or drop a class later, it is imperative students make accurate course selections. Once the master schedule is built, opportunities to make changes to class schedules becomes very limited. Requests to drop or add classes next year are considered in the fall, but often we are unable to make those schedule changes and students are forced to stick with their original schedule.
- Students or parents who have questions about classes are encouraged to visit with counselors, teachers, or administrators to get answers to the questions they have. Also, students should review course information in the Program of Studies booklet, which can be found on the Davies website under the “Academics” tab.
We appreciate your attention and assistance as you talk to your son/daughter about his/her course selections for next year.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held February 12 and 20 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Conferences will again be held in the main gym of Davies High School. Parent Teacher Conferences provide a great opportunity for parents to gather first-hand information about their child’s academic progress and we are excited to offer this opportunity for parents. We look forward to seeing you one of these evenings.
Davies High School Assistant 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
Cathy Pauly, Activities Secretary.................... 446-5609
Lana Steffen, Bookkeeper............................... 446-5619
Joshua Andres, Counselor (A-D)................... 446-5612
Jennifer Toso-Kenna, Counselor (E-J).......... 446-5614
Debbi Osowski, Counselor (K-Q)................... 446-5613
Anita Mahnke Counselor (R-Z)...................... 446-5615
Dona Sabby, Registrar.................................... 446-5616
Sylvia Gonzalez, Career Center...................... 446-5617
Kim Martin (A-J)............................................. 446-5611
Toni Nelson (K-Z)............................................ 446-5610
District Annual Report
District Annual Report
As evidence of Fargo Public Schools’ commitment to our patrons, the FPS 2018-19 Annual Report is now available, and it showcases the qualities and services of our school district. The publication provides a wide array of information to familiarize families and the community with Fargo Public Schools. Report details include enrollment, staffing, and budget numbers, and overviews student services and student assessment data. Thank you for your continued support as we serve the citizens of Fargo by providing its students an excellent educational experience. Access the full document at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/AnnualReport.
Fargo Public Schools Kindergarten Registration [OR attached Photo Graphic]
Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2020 opens online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2020. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2020 to attend school in the fall.
Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.
STEP ONE: Registration can be completed at home online anytime or at computer kiosks in the office at each Fargo Public elementary school building on the following dates with extended office hours:
- February 24, 26, and 28 – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- February 25, 27, and March 2 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school their child will attend to finalize their child’s registration:
- Child’s certified birth certificate
- Child’s current immunization record
- Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and address to verify the correct neighborhood school
If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.
Questions? Call the school office or Betsy Beaton at 701-446-1043.
Casey Behm - Choir
- February 12 only
Laura Christensen - Lang. Arts
- February 12 4:30-7:30
- February 20 5:30-6:00
Jace Duffield - Math
- February 12 only
Kara Grygiel - French
- February 12 4:30-7:30
- February 20 4:30-6:00
Kendra Hansen - Latin
- February 20 only 4:30-7:30
Courtney Johnson - Social Studies
- February 12 only 4:30 - 6:00
Toby Kindem - German
- February 12 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Bambi Lambert - DHH
- February 12 only
Ashley Mikkelson - Spanish
- February 12 -4:30-7:30; February 20 4:30-6:15
Sean Ritchie - Social Studies
- Unavailable - Active Duty
Kristine Strege - Band
- February 12 4:30-7:30; February 20 4:30-6:30
Kelsey Williams - Art
- February 12 & February 20: 4:30-6:45
STANDARDS BASED GRADING
SENIOR FINALS EXEMPTION POLICIES - SEMESTER 1 & 2
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.
You may now pay for your school lunches on line, through School Pay, just as you paid for them at registration. Following the same procedure by clicking here or clicking the PowerSchool icon on this icon at the Davies website or the FPS website.
Using this program, you can see the dollar amounts you have put into your student’s lunch account as well as how much is used each day, and there are NO transaction fees.
Breakfast will be served from 7:15 – 10:30 am.
Students will be assigned to one of three lunch runs.
- Lunch 4A - 10:52 - 11:20
- Lunch 5A: 11:47 - 12:05
- Lunch 5B: 12:42 0 1:00
WHAT'S COOK'N IN THE DAVIES KITCHEN
What’s Cookin’ In Davies Kitchen……….
Each school kitchen has their unique challenges, but we all have the same challenge of, What do our customers want. Through out the school year the Davies kitchen staff is continuously brainstorming to see if we can come up with ideas that you would like for your breakfast and lunch programs. One of my favorite Facebook pages is, Tips for School Meals That Rock. It’s a place where schools from all the country are sharing what works, what doesn’t work, and the neat things that they are doing in their school kitchens.
I attend conferences, vendor shows, and visit other school sites to see what I can bring back to our kitchen to better serve you. Even with that the number one thing we need is your feedback. Our kitchen staff ears are open and always willing to hear what you’d like or dislike in the kitchen.
Thank you for joining up every day.
Mark your calendar:
- February 19th *New* Barbecue Meatballs
- February 21st Tachos (Tator Tot Nacho) will be back
- February 24th *New* Hamburger Noodle Hot-dish
Davies Kitchen Manager
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
- February 12 - P/T Conferences 4:30 - 7:30 pm
- February 17 - NO SCHOOL, VACATION DAY
- February 18 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Professional Development
- February 20 - P/T Conferences 4:30 7:30 pm
- March 3 - ACT for Juniors
- March 18 - END of 3rd Quarter
- March 19-20 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
- March 24 - ACT Make-up testing date
- March 24 - NDSA SCIENCE Period 1 & 2
- April 6 - North Dakota Association of Honor Society Induction
- April 10 - NO SCHOOL Good Friday
- April 25 - PROM
NURSES’ CORNER: DRINKING WATER IS HEALTHY
The human body is made up of 70 % water. The human brain is 85% water. This water is required for 99% of all chemical reactions in the body. A lack of water in the human body is linked to poor learning. This is because when the water concentration in the blood drops, the salt concentration in the blood rises which causes an elevation in blood pressure and the stress response kicks in. The stress response inhibits the learning capacity. Stress researchers have found that within minutes of drinking water the stress level is reduced or absent and then the brain begins to function better.
Water has no calories, no caffeine and no fat. The recommendations on the amount of water to drink daily vary, but on the average it is wise to drink 6 to 8 eight ounce glasses of water every day. Drinking soft drinks/pop only deplete your body’s water supply. Therefore drink water as your primary thirst quencher. Water is the best fluid replacement for the human body!
Here are some easy cleaning steps to follow if you use a reusable water bottle:
- Wash the water bottle daily with soap and warm water. Rinse with clear water and drain thoroughly
- Allow the water bottle to dry thoroughly overnight
- If you don’t have a sink handy, store the water bottle in a refrigerator at the end of the day so that germs won’t grow overnight
For further information please contact your school nurse
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.
GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES
Davies High School now has a Tutoring Club that will offer tutoring services for all students in need of academic support. The goal of the club is to help students succeed, whether it is bringing their grade from an F to a C or a B to an A. The services are offered and organized by Davies students and are completely free.
The club has two options available for tutoring.
- The first is “open house tutoring,” where students can come to scheduled sessions with multiple tutors that have expertise on a specific subject. These sessions will have a designated subject (such as science, math, social studies, etc.) and will be held on a regular basis, which will be posted on the Tutoring Club website.
- The second option is one-on-one tutoring where a student will be matched with a tutor based on subject and availability. It will be guaranteed that the tutor will have an appropriate level of understanding of a subject before they are assigned to a student. This individual tutoring method will allow for a personal connection between tutor and student, which can dramatically increase the quality of help a tutor can provide. Teachers can’t always establish this connection with each student because they don’t have enough time.
Since English courses are difficult to tutor, the Tutoring Club will also be offering a peer-review process. Students are able to submit their essays through a Google form on the Tutoring Club website which will then be peer-reviewed by a tutor with an appropriate level of English expertise. The tutors will only be allowed to comment on the students’ essays, not directly edit. This process does not guarantee a perfect score, but the goal is to help the students better their English writing skills through peer-reviewing and self-reflection.
The Davies’ Math Club will be hosting some ACT Math Review Sessions in the coming weeks. They are open to anyone to attend, but we encourage Juniors since they will be taking the ACT soon. Each session will be led by club members and they will go through old ACT questions, solve them, and give review tips for the students. Each session is held before school and will cover different topics/questions each week. Students can come to as many as they want. The dates will be: Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 18, and Feb 25. Each session will be held in Room A221 from 7:15-7:45 am. Please ask your student’s math teacher if you have questions.
NDACDA Mid-Level Honor Choirs
Congratulations to Amelia Lech and Colton Younggren who auditioned and were selected to perform in the North Dakota American Choral Directors Association mid-level honor choirs. This honor choir festival concludes with a concert on February 8th at 3:00 pm at Red River High School in Grand Forks.
Join the Davies Orchestras for a night of nerdy fun! Monday, February 24th the Davies Orchestras present their “We Love Nerds” concert featuring music from all fandoms including: Pokemon, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, Minecraft, Harry Potter and more! Concert begins at 7:30 pm and is free.
Eagle Strings presents the 5-12th grade orchestras in concert on Monday, March 16th at 7:00 pm in the Davies Gym. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s day early with us!
Congratulations to the 10 Davies Orchestra students who were chosen for the 2020 All-State Orchestra
- Jessica Chen
- Allen Wu
- James Lin
- Hanson Chen
- Nicholas Sholy
- Zachary Catalan
- Hannah Khan
- Marvin Tian
- Therese Byankuba
- Danielle Bach
These Davies Orchestra students were chosen to be alternates or a part of another 2020 All-State Ensemble:
- Denise Marsh
- Eva Heller
- Lizzie Starosta
- Tessa Brandt
- Isabella Zimprich
- Victoria Zimprich
DECA will be participating in the Emerging Leaders Competition at Valley City on January 29th. Students will get a chance to compete against local schools in Business Role-Play situations. This will be a required competition for DECA students if they would like to attend the State DECA Competition in Bismarck on March 15-17th.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students need to be enrolled in a Marketing/Management/School Store class to be able to participate in DECA.
EAGLE LANDING - School Store
NEW TO THE STORE – Before the Christmas break we received in a shipment of “Big Cotton Hoodies and Crews” ($35-$39). These are nice warm options for our frigid January weather! 701-446-5753 is our phone number. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Search for ‘The Eagle Landing.’ We are open from 8:00-3:30 p.m. M-Tue-Thurs-Fri. We open at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
PaY - PHILANTHROPY AND YOUTH
PaY has received confirmation of the organizations we will be conducting site visits for. They are the following: F5 Project, Center, Inc., Cullen Foundation, Diamond in the Ruff, Homeward Bound, Hope, Inc., Jail Chaplains, Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society, PATH North Dakota, Inc., Perry Center, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, Red River Children’s Advocacy Center, River Keepers, Ronald McDonald House, and Youthworks. Groups will begin meeting to start the communication process with these organizations, conduct research on these organizations, and plan site visits to these organizations.
Senior Pictures are due March 1, 2020. 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. Requirements can be found on the attached page.
- 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, 2020.
- Senior pictures will not be accepted after April 1, 2020.
Thank you for your cooperation; we are working hard to make sure that all seniors are included in the 2020 Yearbook.
Grad Ads for the 2020 Yearbook will be sold only March 1-31, 2020 (no exceptions). There will be a limited number of ads available (once they are sold out, no more ads will be sold). More information will be available in January 2020.
If you have any questions about Senior Pictures or Grad Ads, please feel free to call Jenna Johnson Uphoff at 701-446-5751.
First Day of School Pictures
Did you take a 2019 First Day of School picture? If so, send your picture to the Davies Yearbook staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list names and grades of students include in the picture.
Send your Davies Homecoming pictures from the week to the Davies Yearbook staff at email@example.com. Please list names and grades of students included in pictures.
SENIOR PICTURES for the YEARBOOK
Fargo Davies High School
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.
- 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.
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)
Spring Cleaning? – Are you cleaning out your closets? Will you be doing any Spring Cleaning? Perhaps getting ready for a graduation party? Set aside your unwanted items that can be donated. The Senior All Night Party committee will be coordinating a donation FUNDrive for Savers. We’ll have collection dates beforehand, but the final date will be 4/4 at 4pm. And the benefits are 4-fold:
- De-clutter your home! It feels great to clear out unwanted stuff! We all have TOO much stuff!
- Prizes for the Senior All Night Party! The committee will receive money for collecting and delivering the donations. That means more awesome prizes on graduation night! Students who donate will have their names put in a special prize drawing too. Can you spell TV?!?
- Helping our community! Many people in our community appreciate the great inventory and the affordable shopping that Savers has to offer.
- Save the Planet! It is unbelievable how many tons of unwanted stuff go to the landfill every year. Recycle and re-use! The 50th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated in April! Earth Day is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. Be a part of it, and let’s take care of our planet for generations to come!
Check out the March newsletter for drop-off information. Just start setting aside your items for now. For example: clothing, shoes, accessories, hats, mittens, blankets, sheets, towels, toys, games, dishes, electrical items, knick-knacks, housewares, sporting goods, etc. Thank you!!
Parent-Teacher Conferences Meal - We are providing a meal for the teachers on Thursday, February 20th. Teachers work long hours during conferences and don’t have much time to eat between classes and conferences. The PTSA will be purchasing the main course. We are asking for parents to help with desserts, sides, salads, or beverages. Items can be dropped off anytime BEFORE 3:15pm. If you could help, please send an email to DaviesPTSA@gmail.com with a subject of Conferences, along with your name and food item. Or click on the following Sign-Up link:
We appreciate your help and the teachers are always so grateful for the good food! Thank you!!
Our next PTSA meeting is on Tuesday, February 11th, at 7pm at Davies in room H101. Hope you can join us. Thank you to all who helped with concessions on January 28th.
Dear Davies Community,
In a growing community and school district we need to continue to find opportunities to provide safe educational and athletic experiences for our children. Our vision for the future is to install a new multipurpose artificial turf field at Davies High School. The installation of artificial turf has numerous positive outcomes including the proven ability to reduce the number of concussions by 44% in our children.
Last fall a group of Davies parents began the journey of exploring the opportunity to privately fundraiser for purchase and installation of artificial turf. The Davies Turf committee was formed with parents, Davies Principal, Troy Cody and Activities Director Lenny Ohlhauser.
Davies High School is the only school in the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo Metro that does not have artificial turf. Fargo South High School installed turf after an anonymous donor graciously donated all needed funds. Fargo North High School installed turf last year after three entities contributed to their field.
To date, Davies has received in gifts and pledges $762,000 leaving us with $638,000 left to raise of our $1.4 million dollar goal. Currently we are visiting with parents and local businesses to raise the necessary funds to make this project a reality. Every dollar raised makes an impact towards our goal. We’ve had donations ranging from $50 to $300,000 and each one is greatly appreciated.
Our goal is to begin the digging and installation of turf as soon as the 2019-2020 school year ends in May. For us to do this, we must have pledges for the remaining $638,000 by the end of March. This will enable us to sign contracts and move forward with the project. If for some reason we don’t reach our goal, the project will be put on hold until our funds are raised.
If you would like additional information, please check out our website at FargoDaviesTurf or on Facebook @fargodaviesturffund.
We have the ability to continue the success of the Davies Community. No one can achieve this alone; we can only achieve it together. Please consider joining your fellow Davies Community Members and become a Davies Turf Builder.
Davies Turf Committee,
Steve Barnick, Chad Maloy ,Lenny Ohlhauser,
Troy Cody, Steve Martodam, Kristi Ulrich,
Jon Forknell, Dustin Mitzel, Terry Waltz,
and Rick Lawrence
Fargo Davies Booster Club Members:
On behalf of the Fargo Davies Booster Club, thank you for your support of Davies High School activities!
Last month your generous contributions helped the Booster Club fund:
- Phy Ed Dept for Community Ed, protective helmets for broomball, impact 60 students
- Discovery Middle School, 8th Grade Transition Day at Davies, impact 340 students
- Davies Post Prom Committee, Post-Prom Party for food, prizes,and game rentals and equipment
- Dance Team, new pom-poms, impact 16 students
A FREE and easy 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
Want to get your business in front of the Davies audience? Please contact Tom for current advertising opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to post scores, pictures, and positive articles you want to share with the Davies Booster community on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/156775478239912/
2019-2020 School Year-To-Date Booster Funding:
- Senior All Night Party. Prizes and food for 342 students
- Eagles Helping Eagles Club
- Soccer Warm-Ups. Impact 50 varsity members between boys and girls
- Environmental Club funding for plants in classrooms
- Davies Administration funding for Academic Awards Ceremony
- Davies Administration funding for 8 additional TV's to highlight student information around the building
- Tailgating funding for Boys Tennis
- Band funding for a district-wide grant project that will impact 1273 students
- Dance show permit for Davies Dance Team
- Achievement plaques for summer running for the Boys Cross Country Team
- Senior Retreat that will occur in November
- Davies logo on Football warming capes
- Band Dept to use as stimulus to increase pep band attendance at school events
- A variety of year-end celebrations (May 2019)
- A Girls' Cross Country and Track team tent (available to other activities via request)
- A ticketing office update
- Soil sample/boring at the Davies football field
Booster meeting - Join us!
You don't have to be a member of the board to attend our monthly meetings! We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Davies H101 unless otherwise noted.
February 12th @ 6:30 pm
We look forward to seeing you at one of the meetings!
Fargo Davies Booster Club
STUDENT DRESS – AP6325
The purpose of this policy is to enhance the education of Fargo Public School K-12 students by establishing expectations of dress and grooming that are related to educational goals.
The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any protected group.
The following is expected at all times:
- Clothing with opaque fabric that covers the student’s chest, sides of body, midriff, and their entire undergarments must be worn.
- Pants/Jeans or the equivalent (i.e., skirt, sweatpants, leggings, dress, or shorts) long enough to cover the student’s private areas must be worn.
- Pants/Jeans or the equivalent should be secured not to reveal undergarments.
- Shoes must be worn.
- Clothing advertising or promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, guns, weapons or depiction of violence may not be worn.
- Vulgar clothing of any kind may not be worn.
- Vulgar is defined as pictures, images, words, silhouettes of individuals, or sayings that depict sexually suggestive expressions or actions, profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or which degrade the integrity of individual groups.
- Hats, hoods, or head coverings may not be worn in the building with the exception of a religious purpose, documented medical need, or with special approval by the administrator for special school events/celebrations/circumstance.
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.
Students must have an FPS parking permit ($40) to park in the lot for the entire year. Permits may be purchased on line (School Pay) and picked up during orientation. During the school year the permits are available to pick up in the main office. STUDENT PERMITS TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE REAR WINDOW, LOWER LEFT CORNER.
DAVIES PARKING LOT & PERMIT GUIDELINES:
- All parking lots on the Davies campus require a permit for access. A Student Permit will allow the holder to park in the designated STUDENT parking areas on campus only. Students are not allowed to park in visitor, staff, handicap or other designated areas.
- Permits must be clearly displayed in the rear LEFT window.
- ALL motorized vehicles require a parking permit, including motorcycles, mopeds etc.
- Vehicles advertising violence, insensitive material or ridicules a person or group of people will be asked to remove the material or remove the vehicle from the property.
- All vehicles parked on campus without a parking permit will be issued a parking ticket payable to the City of Fargo. Parking tickets are $20 for each offense.
- All parking ticket appeals must be made within two days of the ticket date.
- Parking permits are pro-rated throughout the year and can be purchased online through SchoolPay or in the Main Office. If you purchase online, your student will need to pick up the permit in the Main Office. You will need to have your license plate information when purchasing.
- $20 3rd Quarter
- $10 4th Quarter
- If you have a vehicle that is in for repair and you are temporarily using another vehicle, you will need to sign in at the Security Desk. You will be allowed to sign in for 3 days, if it will be longer than that, your student will need to receive approval from a Principal.
- Vehicles parked in areas designated for faculty, staff, administrators, handicapped, and/or visitors will be ticketed.
- Loitering in parked cars or the parking lot will not be allowed.
- If your student receives a new vehicle throughout the year, they will need to transfer the parking permit sticker to the new vehicle. They will also need to let the Main Office know the new license plate information so that records can be updated. If the parking permit sticker rips or is not sticking, bring it into the Main Office (even if in pieces) for a replacement.
- If your student has two (2) vehicles that they use to drive to school, they will either need to transfer their parking permit between the 2 vehicles OR if more convenient, purchase another parking permit for the second vehicle. If the parking permit rips or is not sticking well, bring it to the Main Office for a replacement.
- Drivers should not exceed ten (10) miles per hour on school property.
- The Fargo Police K-9 units, under the direction of the Davies High School Administration, will randomly check the parking lots and vehicles parked within it.
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.
The School Board (Policy #6220) recognizes that regular attendance is necessary to achieve consistent educational progress. In addition, North Dakota state law requires all children between the ages of seven and sixteen to be in attendance every day school is in session, with exceptions for illness and certain other in-capacities. Class attendance is imperative for students to achieve consistent educational progress. The Fargo Public School’s senior high attendance regulations are based on the premise that full participation in class activities is very important in the total learning process.
Students will be excused for the absences listed below if the parent/guardian calls the attendance secretary prior to the absence or sends a note or a doctor’s excuse. The attendance secretaries may be reached at 446-5611 (A-J) or 446-5610 (K-Z). Students leaving for appointments during the school day are required to check out with the attendance secretaries prior to their departure and check in when they return. Arrangements for make-up work will be made directly with the teachers of classes that have been missed.
- Personal Illness
- Illness or death in the family
- Weddings of relatives and participation in
- Family emergencies
- School sponsored activities
- Religious activities approved by an administrator
- Trips requested by parents and approved by an administrator
- Funerals of family, relatives, or friends
- Required court appearances
- Medical & dental appointments
- 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.
- Transportation problems
- Removal from class for disciplinary reasons (administration ordered suspension will not count as an unexcused absence)
- Unverified appointments
- Failure to check out with the attendance office when leaving school for an appointment.
Students are expected to be in class on time. The following procedures will be followed.
- Any three (3) tardy/late marks in a single class will equal an unexcused absence.
- Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will have their tardy marked as LATE.
- 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.
A detention will be assigned for each period of truancy and for every third tardy. Detention times will be held on Wednesday 8:00 – 8:45 am and 3:00 – 3:45 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-3:45, and on Saturdays from 9:00 – 12:00 am. Students who have assigned detentions to serve may NOT participate in selected school sponsored functions until detentions are completed.