Davis A&M Family Newsletter

October 18, 2020

Principal's Message

Davis Families,

Our CEO announced last Friday that we will continue with remote learning through the 2nd quarter. The Davis teachers and staff have learned a lot over the first quarter and are prepared to move into the second quarter to continue what I believe to be a strong year. One major change we will be making is to move from Google Classroom to a new system called Schoology. Schoology will allow parents and guardians to easily access their child's grades and assignments, and will allow teachers to more easily include things like instructional videos and additional supports directly into their lessons. Parents will be invited to learn more once the quarter begins. And students will be taught how to use the new platform. However, I think we all agree they will be the fastest to pick up the new technology!

This is the final week of the first quarter. Please check Google Classroom with your child and help them find assignments that have not been handed in yet. These assignments can still be completed, even if they are late.

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • Free virtual tutoring from Cleveland State U. students
  • Teacher Tips & Announcements
  • PHASTAR Student Opportunities
  • Virtual Senior Parent Night Zoom Recording
  • Mandatory Wednesday morning Community Meeting times
  • FAFSA message from Mr. Markusic, our College Now Advisor
  • 5 minute Parent feedback survey
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • CMSD news on graduation rate

Quarter 1 Ends this Friday, Oct 23rd

CSU Tutors Available Remotely to ALL STUDENTS

CSU Tutors are available to students during asynchronous time.

  • WHEN: M, T, Th, and F from 12:30 - 3:30
  • WHERE: Through this Zoom link

**Students can come into the Zoom meeting and hangout, asking questions when they need it, or they can join and leave the meeting as needed. They do not have to stay for the whole time**

With any class, CSU Tutors are available to help students: understand assignments, complete assignments, read, write and proofread, organize your assignments and manage your time, study for upcoming tests

Take advantage of this awesome opportunity.


From Our Teachers:

Miss Senior Parent/Guardian Night?

If you were unable to attend the Virtual Senior Parent/Guardian Night on October 14th, the meeting was recorded and can be viewed by clicking here. Access Passcode: Xd5U%@b? __________________________________________________________________

Sign Up for PHASTAR Student Programs

Is your Davis student interested in participating in Aviation Club, Boat Building Club, or utilizing the 3D printers in the Fabrication Lab? For more information on these activities and others, fill out the Thematic Opportunities Interest form.


Weekly Grade Level Community Meetings with Mr. Pink are Mandatory

Students must attend the Community Meeting beginning Oct 7th. Meetings are mandatory, student attendance for that day depends on them showing up.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 -10 am 9th Grade
  • 10 -10:30 am 10th Grade
  • 10:30 - 11 am 11th & 12th Grade


Parent Survey - How is Virtual Learning Going?

We need your feedback! Please take 5 minutes and tell us how Virtual Learning is going for your child using these links. Please take the survey only once:

Survey In English

Encuesta En español


From Mr. Markusic, our College Now Advisor

One of the most important things for seniors to do is to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a form that you and your student fill out to determine whether your student is eligible for any financial aid from the government. You must submit your FAFSA to receive any money for after high school, and it is a required step for receiving the Say Yes to Education Scholarship.

College Now is hosting several events on financial aid, college admissions testing, and applying to college. These events are full of really great information, and we strongly encourage you to attend whatever events you can with your student!

If you or your student have any questions, contact by email: mmarkusic@collegenowgc.org)or by phone (216-507-1768).

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


  • 26th - Fall Break Begins


  • 9th - School resumes for students
  • 11th - Veterans Day - No School
  • 16th - 20th OST Retakes
  • 25th - 27th Thanksgiving Break


  • 21st - Winter Break Begins


  • 11th - School resumes for students


Community Resources & Announcements

A Word from CMSD: Graduation rate reaches new record high

CMSD’s four-year graduation rate has reached 80.1 percent, yet another in a series of record highs for the District.

The graduation rate appeared on the District’s new state report card, which was released Sept. 15. Graduation data lags a year behind other report card measurements, so it is for the Class of 2019.

CMSD’s graduation rate has ranked among the fastest growing in the state. The rate has soared 27.9 points since 2011, the year before The Cleveland Plan, a customized blueprint for education reform in the city, took effect.



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