Davis Principal's Welcome Letter

August 2, 2021

Davis Intermediate School

Mrs. Ginelyn Kudsi, Principal

Mrs. Karisa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

Dear Davis Families,

I hope you all have had a restful summer. We are excited to welcome back our students to our school campus for full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year which begins on August 11, 2021.

As we prepare for the new school year, the continued health and safety of all continues to be our main priority. Protocols such as face coverings, self-check health screenings, and hygienic procedures will continue to be in effect for the new school year. Additionally, these enhanced health and safety protocols will be implemented in our extra-curricular activities such as athletics, visual and performing arts and after school programs. Our commitment to high levels of learning, community engagement, and safety at Davis remain the same. I know that we will have an amazing year!


Virtual Parent Orientation/Meet & Greets

We welcome all our new Davis Raiders! We are excited to meet you all! We will have a new parent orientation video posted on Parent Square and www.davis.ogsd.net by Wednesday, August 4. Please look over the slides and videos as a welcome and introduction to our school and use the Google Form link on the last presentation slide for any additional questions. Mrs. Karisa Gonzales (Assistant Principal) and I will answer these questions live in a Virtual Meet & Greet and Q&A session. 7th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Nellie Guerrero and 8th Grade Counselor, Mrs. Erika Alvarez will also be present at these meetings. You can choose to attend one of two opportunities to meet on Thursday, August 5.


Morning times:

For 7th grade families: 10:00-10:25 A.M. Join Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/xoi-urmr-zcn

For 8th grade families: 10:30-10:55 A.M. Join Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/rxj-jqmi-uiz

Evening times:

For 7th grade families: 5:00-5:25 P.M. Join Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/iia-wzgd-gzy

For 8th grade families: 5:30-5:55 P.M. Join Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/gcn-ykgk-bzv


Student Schedules:

Student schedules will be viewable live on the Infinite Campus website https://infinitecampus.ogsd.k12.ca.us/campus/portal/parents/oakgrove.jsp or app. If you are unable to access student schedules online, students will be able to pick up a copy of their schedule on Friday, August 6. Students will be able to pick up their schedule at Davis and walk around the campus to familiarize themselves with their classroom locations. Please understand that the assigned windows of time are for the student only. Parents should wait outside campus gates or in their cars. Students should wear a mask when coming on to campus.


Friday, August 6 Schedule Pick Up

Grades 7 & 8 Last Names beginning with:


10:00-10:30 AM----A,B,C


10:30-11:00 AM----D,E,F,G


11:00-11:30 AM----H, I, J, K, L


11:30-12:00 PM----M,N,O


12:00-12:30 PM----P, Q, R


12:30-1:00 PM-----S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z



If students are unable to pick up their schedule on Friday, August 6, schedule pick up will be available on Monday (August 9) from 1:00-2:30 and Tuesday (August 10) from 8:00-2:30.

Please note that student schedules may be preliminary. Depending on student enrollments, there may be a need to reorganize and balance classes. We make every effort to minimize changes and truly appreciate your understanding if a schedule change is necessary.


Daily Bell Schedule & First Day of School:

The daily bell schedule is enclosed. School begins at 8:10 AM and dismissal is at 2:30 PM daily, with the exception of Wednesdays, which are teacher collaboration and morning meeting days. On Wednesdays, school begins at 9:10 AM.


First Day of School Schedule:

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

9:10-9:57 Period 1

10:00-10:42 Period 4

10:42-10:55 Break

10:58-11:40 Period 5

11:43-12:25 Period 6

12:25-1:00 Lunch

1:03-1:45 Period 2

1:48-2:30 Period 3


This school year, we are implementing a rotating schedule and incorporating an Advisory period/check-in for all students. This advisory will serve as a morning homeroom and has many benefits. Advisory supports strong academics, helps students navigate the social and emotional issues unique to middle school, create a positive school culture, creates a proactive safety net and support structure, and facilitates easier communication. Due to the pandemic, many of our students have not been to school in-person in a year and a half. This transition to a bell schedule that stresses the importance of peer and teacher relationships will be a welcome addition to our strong Davis community.


Other Upcoming Dates:

1st Day of School: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Back-to-School Night: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Picture Day: Tuesday, September 7, 2021


Grading periods:

Semester 1 Semester 2

Term 1: 8/12-9/25 Grades distributed: 10/9

Term 2: 10/5-11/13 Grades distributed: 11/20

Term 3: 11/16-1/15 Grades mailed: 1/29

Term 4: 1/20-3/5 Grades distributed: 3/12

Term 5: 3/8-4/23 Grades distributed: 4/30

Term 6: 4/26- 6/5 Grades mailed: 6/16


In addition, please refer to the enclosed District Calendar for additional dates.


Materials and Supplies:

Necessary class materials and supply lists will be provided by teachers in the first week of school. More information will be coming your way.


Lunches:

Meals at no cost for all students

All Oak Grove schools will provide breakfast and lunch every school day at no cost to all in-person TK-8th grade students. Families do not need to qualify for free and reduced-price meals for the 2021-2022 school year to receive meals at no cost. Menus will continue to be available on our district website.

Household Income Information

Oak Grove School District needs household income information to maintain eligibility for supplemental state and federal funding. Our schools qualify for approximately $7.5 million in supplemental funding based on household income information. We request that all families complete the household income information form by August 31, 2021, to ensure we continue to receive our full funding allocation from the California Department of Education and the United States Department of Education. Forms will be available on our district website the first week of August and will be sent home the first week of school.

Communications:

Please periodically visit www.davis.ogsd.net to view the school calendar and additional school events and information. Please make sure your contact information is updated with the school. If you need additional assistance in updating your contact information or if there have been changes please call the school office at (408) 227-0616.


Follow Davis on the following social media platforms:

Facebook.com/davisogsd

Instagram @davisogsd

Twitter @davisogsd

youtube.com/mrskudsi


If you haven't already downloaded the ParentSquare app, we would like you to do so as it is the best way to stay connected with our school and district.

There will be opportunities for parent involvement and student leadership throughout the year. I plan to hold frequent Virtual Coffee Chats with the community so that I can greet you, answer questions, and stay as connected as possible. On behalf of the entire Davis staff, I am excited to welcome you to Davis this 2021-2022 school year!


Sincerely,

Ginelyn Kudsi, Principal

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