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
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!
Spirit With a Style
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
23- Senior Yearbook Headshots Due
26-27- Thanksgiving, NO SCHOOL
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 email@example.com
Please be sure to indicate your name and grade! Thank you!
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Attention all Seniors
Please make sure you are checking your class google classroom daily. There will be important updates posted there for you!
Free Health Care Enrollment Assistance
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.
(810) 244 - 7178
Community Service Oppotunities
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.
Looking to Purchase a Yearbook?
call 1-877-767-5217, or fill out an order form and return to the main office at the high school.
Need Extra Help?
Want to Watch Football at home?
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 Finals Saturday, November 7 TBA
Girl's Swim vs. Lapeer Thursday, November 5 at 6:00pm
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
- 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**