DHS Insider

November

A Letter From the Principal

Dear Cardinal families,


November is here! I am proud to announce that we have successfully completed another month back at school. Our students have been doing exceptionally well and rising to the challenges of being back after the long break because of COVID-19. When I think of this school year a few words come to mind, unpredictable, unexpected, and perseverance. This pandemic has taught me over and over again about the importance of perseverance. Lily Tomlin once said, "The road to success is always under construction." Yes, it hasn’t been without struggle this year and students and teachers are learning the “new way” of school. We have worked hard, solved problems, asked questions, and have taken extra precautions. We could have quit or took the easy way out by not bringing students back to their classroom, but we as a district decided long ago that our kids come first. We are far from perfect and the process has not been easy, however, the lessons we have learned this year will make us better people, students, and educators in the future. I could not be more proud of the work our students, parents, teachers, and all staff have put in during this time of uncertainty. While we have not reached the finish line yet, we are building that road everyday to success.


Speaking of perseverance, I am happy to say that we were able to hold a Homecoming celebration this year. While we were not able to have a football game or do all of the traditional activities, we were able to persevere. Our seniors participated in one more Homecoming parade, shared a Senior night activity with their friends and families, and watched one more halftime performance at Cardinal Stadium.


Furthermore, I would like to take a moment to remind parents and students of our upcoming Parent - Teacher Conferences on November 5 and 6, 2020. As like everything this year, P/T Conferences will be a little different. Our teachers will have 10 minute time slots where parents can sign up for a Zoom or telephone conference with their student’s teacher. Parents and/or students can sign up for conference times using the “My Conference Time” link, https://www.myconferencetime.com/dhs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the High School at 810.591.3531.


Take advantage of everyday and lead a life with a positive growth mindset!


Be well, stay safe, and Go Cards!


Ron J. Jacobs


Davison High School - Principal

Student Council and their Donation

During spirit week, students donated a dollar to wear pajamas. This money was then donated to a Cancer Research Organization. Thanks to the hard work of our Student Council members and all students who gave money, we were able to raise $200 for cancer research! We are very proud of the work they put in to make this happen!
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Hail Scholarship

The month of October is an important month for our Seniors. It is the month Seniors will start their 4 year college applications, as well as, begin searching for college scholarships to reduce their financial costs. Furthermore, each year the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers the Hail Scholarship to deserving students. It is absolutely one of my top 5 favorite days of the year. The University sends high school principals a letter announcing the names of students who have been awarded the Hail Scholarship. This year, the Hail Scholarship is a $66K scholarship to the University. The students do need to apply and be accepted within their guidelines.


This year we have EIGHT Cardinals who have received the Hail Scholarship: Samira Chetta, Brendan DeLay, Caleb Eicher, Emily Lamb, Joshua Lamb, Emma Lewandowski, Bailey Saffron, and Dominick Woughter. When we told the scholarship recipients about the offer, some cried, some cheered, and some were in shock. These scholarships and others like them are the result of the tireless efforts of students, parents, and our DHS staff. We together made this day possible! Great work team!

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Important Dates

5- Virtual PT Conferences from 4:30 P.M to 7:30 P.M.

6- NO SCHOOL/Virtual PT Conferences 10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M and 1:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M

9- Competitive Cheer Try Outs—MUST have physical on file—Central Gym 4:00-7:00pm, contact ktallman423@gmail.com with questions

10- Picture Day for Grades 9 and 12 (Virtual Students 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.)

11- Picture Day for Grades 10 and 11 (Virtual Students 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.)

12- Athletic Signing Day 5:00 P.M.

13- Orders for Senior Caps/Gowns and Sophomore Class Rings Due

13- Sign up for Test outs in the Guidance Office Due. Virtual students should email their request to dswain@davisonschools.org

23- Senior Yearbook Headshots Due

26-27- Thanksgiving, NO SCHOOL

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please use this link below to sign up for a conference time with a teacher: https://www.myconferencetime.com/dhs. The My Conference Time website is designed for parents and students to sign up for a time slot to meet with their teacher(s) virtually or via telephone.


This fall we will be using zoom and telephone calls for DHS Parent Teacher Conferences. To join a Zoom meeting use the link: https://zoom.us/ and click join a meeting in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You will need the Meeting ID and Password in order to join the Zoom meet with a teacher. When you signed up for a conference time you will receive an email with this important information for a Zoom or telephone call conference.


Parent Teacher Conferences will be on November 5 starting at 4:30 and will end at 7:30 P.M. Conferences will also be on November 6 starting at 10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. then, teachers will have a break for lunch, and will resume conferences at 1:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M.

Yearbook Spirit picture weeks

Week of October 26th- October 30th: Please send us pictures of your favorite video games/ computer games that you play/played over quarantine! Also, send us pictures of your favorite "Zoom" looks, for example, wearing a nice shirt but sweatpants as well!


Week of November 2nd- November 6th: Please send us pictures of some of your favorite foods that you have either learned to make, or tried new over quarantine. Also, send us pictures of your favorite TV show that you binge watch/watched over quarantine!


Week of November 9- November 13 : Please send us pictures of your "at home school desks" or your set up for online classes at home. Also, if you have a baby picture, please send us a copy of that for a fun quiz we will be doing in the yearbook!


Please send photos to dhsyearbook@davisonschools.org

Please be sure to indicate your name and grade! Thank you!

Important Information

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS WHO PARK ON CAMPUS!!


PLEASE make sure you are parking in the parking spot which has been assigned to you! If someone is in your spot, please do not shift to the next spot as that is also someone’s parking spot. If this happens, park in the front drop off area and come to the Main Office to get a temporary parking permit for the day and inform the office staff someone parked in your spot. Also, please take a picture of the car's license plate and/or permit number so that we can track down who is parked in your spot.

Technical Issues?

If you are experiencing problems with your Chromebook such as: a broken screen, keys coming off, water damage, etc. then you need to email the technology help desk at helpdesk@davisonschools.org or see the Tech Team at the help desk in the Media Center.


However, if you are experiencing issues such as: you cannot get logged in, forgot your username/password, or cannot find your virtual classes, those are questions for teachers. The help desk will not be able to help you with these kinds of problems.

U of M Flint Admissions

U of M Flint is going to hold on the spot admissions on November 3rd - sign up in the career center!

It's going to be virtual meetings with an admission representative - where they will admit students on the spot. Students need their Chromebook to connect to the meeting and students will be given a transcript to use during the meeting. Meetings will be in the career center from 10:00am- 2:00pm.

Judge Marable Student of the Month

Any 10th grade student in good standing attending school in Genesee County may apply for the Judge Marable Student of the Month/Year Award.

The purpose of the award is to encourage Flint area high school students to focus on academic achievement and career goals. Each month a student is recognized and awarded a certificate and $75 cash. The award is based on completion of an application and essay. Awardees will be invited to visit the 67th District Court and shadow Judge Marable for a day.

Please visit the attached link for application and details. http://judgemarable.net/Students%20Of%20the%20Month%20Year.htm

Progress Reports

On Friday, October 23, 2020, all teachers will be emailing progress reports to students and parents. Also, all teachers will print a progress report for their third hour face to face students to be handed out to them on Friday, October 23, 2020. If you haven't received a progress report for your student, please email the teacher and/or call 810.591.3531.

Looking to Test Out?

You may sign up in the Guidance Office from

October 12th—November 13, 2020 for test out.


ATTENTION DHS VIRTUAL STUDENTS: Please email your test out request to dswain@davisonschools.org

Test Outs will be administered the week of January 4, 2021.


NO LATE REGISTRATION ALLOWED!

Cool to Care

The Cool to Care Holiday Canned Food Drive starts on Monday, November 2, 2020, and runs through Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

This year the food drive will be a little different than in years past. Students will be able to drop off their donated cans and non-perishable food items to the Security Desk in front of the Main Office and/or donate money through E-funds on the District Website. For every two food items or $1 donated on E-funds, the student’s name will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a gift card. If you or your family are able, please donate to this great local charity.

Parking Permits

All students MUST have a current parking permit to park on campus!! Pick up a DHS Vehicle Registration form at the front office, complete it, and have a parent sign it. Provide your drivers license and vehicle registration. Pay $20 online at the Davison schools e-Funds site, you can pay cash, or check at the front office. If you have more than one vehicle to register than a separate form must be filled, along with the car's registration, and the payment of one dollar. Once all of the above items have been completed, you will be assigned the next available parking spot.

Attention all Seniors

Please do not forget about filling out your FASFA! It is an important tool in receiving financial aid for college. The application opened October 1, 2020 and is due in June of 2021. If you need help, stop into the guidance office to meet with your counselor!

Google Classroom

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!

Please make sure you are checking your class google classroom daily. There will be important updates posted there for you!

Packet Distribution

Attention all Sophomores and Seniors! On November 2nd to November 13th packets from Jostens will be available. Seniors will be receiving cap and gown information. Sophomores will be receiving class ring information. The packets will be passed out in English classes, however, if you're an online student you can pick one up in the main office. Please make orders through the Jostens website. If you cannot purchase your order through the website, you may drop off your order to the main office.

Free Food

Breakfasts and lunches are available to all 100% online K-12th grade students during each school week. These meals are FREE to all students. Meals ordered by noon on Tuesday can be picked up from 3:30—4:30pm each Wednesday at Davison High School unless otherwise noted. Food Services staff will serve the pre-packaged meals near the cafeteria doors behind the school. Please complete an online form for each student. You can pre-order at this link: https://forms.gle/dRvfLxk3Pvv92GEj8. By ordering, you agree to pick up meals for five breakfasts and five lunches during the meal distribution time at DHS. If you are unable to pre-order your meal before you arrive to the distribution site, please be prepared to give your child’s student ID number to the staff.

Free Health Care Enrollment Assistance

Are you a resident of Flint or Genesee county?

Do you need help signing yourself or child up for Medicaid?

Do you have questions about your current plan?

Have you lost your health coverage recently?

Do you need help with health coverage renewal?

You are your family may be eligible for free or low cost health care coverage.

Contact your GISD enrollment coordinator to get started.


Alexis Sharpe

(810) 244 - 7178

CKC@geneseeisd.org

Community Service Oppotunities

Care Team Hospice Opportunities:

The Care Team Hospice is currently looking for volunteers for two programs.

The first is a pen-pal program with current patients in hospice care. This opportunity requires student consent agreeing to not share any patient information as well as a parent consent if they are under 18.

The second opportunity is for in-person volunteering with hospice patients providing companionship/caregiver respite. To volunteer for this position, you must be 16 years old and have a valid state ID/driver’s license for a background check. You must also have a negative TB test and attend training. This opportunity is mainly on hold due to COVID restrictions, however, they are still contacting interested volunteers to create their file with the intent to continue onboarding them as restrictions are lifted.

For any questions, please contact Ashley Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator at The Care Team Hospice at 833-483-2272 or 810-407-4001.

For any questions about current Community Service opportunities or your hours, please contact Mrs. Valliere in the Career Center.

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Looking to Purchase a Yearbook?

Order online by going to the Jostens yearbook website at jostensyearbooks.com,

call 1-877-767-5217, or fill out an order form and return to the main office at the high school.

Need Extra Help?

DHS is offering student help time every school day, Monday through Friday, from 2:11pm to 2:41pm. During this help time, DHS teachers will be supporting and tutoring our students in either Google Meet/Zoom meeting, or in a face to face meeting. Please contact your teacher(s) for support or tutoring.

Want to Watch Football at home?

You can watch two ways:

1. Youtube live stream at http://www.youtube.com/use/DavisonDTV/live (Be sure to subscribe to the channel so you are always updated with live streaming.)

2. Watch on Charter Cable Channel 191

Upcoming Athletic Events

Cross Country:

Cross Country Finals Saturday, November 7 TBA


Girl's Swim:

Girl's Swim vs. Lapeer Thursday, November 5 at 6:00pm


Football:

Varsity Football MHSAA Districts Friday, November 6 to Saturday, November 7

Varsity Football MHSAA District Championship Friday, November 13 to Saturday November 14

Varsity Football MHSAA Semi-Finals Saturday, November 21

Varsity Football MHSAA Finals Friday, November 27 to Saturday, November 28

Dress Code Reminders

Please refer to the 2020-2021 Parent Student Handbook, Administrative Policies, page 17 –18, for all Dress Code policies. This is a reminder of a few of the following inappropriate apparel:

- Jeans/slacks MUST NOT have holes that expose skin in areas more than 7” above the crease behind the knee.

-Shirts/tops/dresses showing midriff or are cut too low.

-Hats, bandanas, hoods or headgear (including headbands & sunglasses) must be removed upon entering the building.

-Sleeveless shirts/tops/dresses without collars or crew necks (shoulder straps less than 2 inches in width.)

-Shorts, skirts, and dresses more than 7” above the crease behind the knee.

**See the Parent Student Handbook for a complete list of Dress Code policies**

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