DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 2022

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Dear Davies Parents/Guardians,


As we have begun the second half of the school year, we are already making plans for next year. Currently all 9-11 grade students are having conversations with counselors and teachers regarding registration for classes next year. Registration for classes is one of the most important things a high school student does as it is critical to helping them plan their future beyond high school. Course registration also plays an important role in helping administration plan their staffing needs for the upcoming year. If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage all parents and guardians to sit down with their child and talk with them about their choices to ensure they are making the best decisions for their future.


Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on only one evening this year. Please note that conferences will be held the evening of February 23 from 4:15-8:15. All conferences this spring will be held via Zoom. A Zoom link and sign-up process will be sent out to all parents wanting to reach out to their child’s teachers. I strongly encourage parents to take advantage of this opportunity and look forward to having a great evening meeting with parents.


The month of February brings us to the end of the winter activities season and the start of the playoffs for our Eagle teams competing. This includes numerous musical performances and competitions. I want to wish them all good luck as they wrap up their seasons and I want to invite all our Eagle fans to come out and support our students taking part.


Thank you,


Sean Safranski

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

Kayla Dewey, Admin. Assistant...................... 446-5605

Angela Bartsh, Activities Secretary................ 446-5609

Mardel Hermanson, Bookkeeper.....................446-5619


COUNSELING SERVICES

Joshua Andres, Counselor (A-C).................... 446-5612

Jennifer Toso-Kenna, Counselor (D-Ha)......... 446-5614

Beth Weiler, Counselor (He-L)…...................... 446-5626

Sarah Nereson (M-Sa).................................... 446-5613

Anita Mahnke, Counselor (Sc-Z).................... 446-5615

Janessa Berndt, Registrar (A-Ha)................... 446-5616

Kathryn Query, Registrar (He-Z)...................... 446-5617

Jody Jahner, Career Center.............................. 446-5625


ATTENDANCE

Kim Martin (A-J)............................................. 446-5611

Tabitha Janke (K-Z)......................................... 446-5610

Beth Kobbervig, School Nurse.........................446-5621

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • February 2 - ZAPS Seminar 5:45 - 9:00 pm
  • February 3 - ZAPS Seminar 5:45 - 9:00 pm
  • February 10 - WorkKeys Session - 1-4 pm
  • February 16 - MAP Testing (Grade 9) - 8:50 am - 12:05 pm
  • February 21 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
  • February 23 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (ZOOM) - 4:15-8:15 pm
  • March 8 - ACT Test Date
  • March 17-18 - Spring Break
  • April 15 - Vacation Day
  • April 18 - School Make Up Day
  • May 16 - School Make Up Day

Conferences

Davies High School will hold its Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences on Feb. 23rd from 4:15-8:15 via Zoom. Please use this link to register for conferences.

Please click here for directions. Registration will be open February 8th – 22nd.

School Make Up Days

Due to the weather-related school cancellations on January 7 and January 14, Fargo Public Schools will use the storm make up days built into the school calendar. Fargo Public Schools will hold classes on Monday, April 18, 2022 and Monday, May 16, 2022. These days are now days that students and staff are expected to be at school.

Happy Retirement to Mrs. Clapp

Mrs. Debbie Clapp retired at the end of the 1st semester, on Friday, January 14th. Mrs. Clapp has been with the Fargo Public Schools for over 20 years and with Davies High School since it's beginning in 2011. The Davies Family thanks Mrs. Clapp for her many years of service and wishes her well in retirement. Mrs. Kayla Dewey was hired as the new Administrative Assistant for Davies High School.

WHAT'S COOK'N IN DAVIES KITCHEN

Pizza is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It’s so very versatile and the combinations are only limited by our imagination. We currently offer the standard cheese, pepperoni, and buffalo chicken. Now there isn’t anything wrong with these choices, but I’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming on how we can mix things up. In February you’re going to start seeing some new pizza options offered such as pepperoni and pineapple, loaded veggie pizza, tomato and spinach, one of my favorites- taco pizza, and many other combinations that the kitchen staff can get creative with. Suggestions are always welcomed! Don’t worry if you don’t want to try something new, we will still offer the standard choices.


Keep an eye out for these dates to try new items:

2/4 - Chicken Curry w/ Rice (Davies Kitchen Recipe)

2/8 - New Beef and Bean Burrito w/ warm cheese sauce

2/17 - Taco Pizza

2/18 - Grilled PBJ

2/23 - Italian Veggie & Mozzarella Salad (on the salad bar)


Current Menu: https://fargo.nutrislice.com/menu/davies



Shannon Nowak

Davies Nutrition Service Manager

701-446-5630

NURSES CORNER

NURSES CORNER: Parents Matter - Tips for raising teens


Adolescence can be confusing time of change for teens and parents alike. It can be difficult, but there’s plenty a parent can do to nurture their teen and encourage responsible behavior.


• Show your love. Positive attention is a must for teens. Spend time with your teen to show them you care. Listen to your teen and respect their feelings. Regularly eating meals together might be a good way to connect.

• Set reasonable expectations. Expect your teen to be kind, considerate, respectful, honest and generous. Support your teen when they take on more difficult tasks, encourage them to determine what they can handle.

• Set rules and consequences. Discipline is about teaching, not punishing or controlling your teen. Discuss what behavior is acceptable and unacceptable at home, at school and elsewhere. Create fair and appropriate consequences. When enforcing consequences, reprimand your teen’s behavior not your teen. Avoid lecturing about their shortcomings. Don’t be sarcastic, demeaning or disrespectful. Also do not embarrass your teen, as it can instill a sense of shame and put them in a defensive position.

Avoid ultimatums.

Be clear and concise. Instead of telling your teen to not stay out late, set a specific curfew. Keep rules short and to the point.

Make consequences immediate and linked to our teen’s choices or actions.

Explain your decisions. Your teen might comply with a rule when they understand its purpose.

Be reasonable. Avoid setting rules your teen can’t possibly follow.

Be flexible. As they demonstrate more responsibility, grant them more freedom.

• Prioritize rules. Keep consistent rules, but remember to occasionally make exceptions, such as with matters about homework habits and bedtime. Prioritizing rules will give your teen a chance to practice negotiating and compromising. But know how far you are willing to bend. Do not negotiate when it comes to restrictions imposed for your teens’ safety, such as substance abuse, sexual activity and reckless driving.

• Set a positive example. Teens learn how to behave by watching their parents. Actions generally speak louder than words. Show them how to cope with stress in positive ways and be resilient.



11-2021 Reference Mayo Clinic


Beth Kobbervig

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
  • Dosage
  • 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.

Giving Hearts Day

Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online giving event, is coming up on Thursday, February 10. The day is a large fundraising event that benefits North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota non-profits. Each organization finds a sponsor to generously match donations. Trollwood Performing Arts School and the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation are both taking part. Tax deductible donations can be scheduled now. You may also wait to give on February 10.

Click here to donate to Trollwood Performing Arts School.

Click here to donate to the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation.

BUS ROUTES

Fargo Public Schools 2021-2022 “Energy Saver” bus route schedules are available on the Fargo Publics schools website www.fargo.k12.nd.us/transportation.


Delayed Bus Route Plan: https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=192&dataid=23891&FileName=12022021_Delayed_Bus_Route.pdf

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

Davies Teacher/Staff Appreciation Night

Last Thursday, January 27, The Davies Boys Hockey Team took the opportunity to thank the teachers and staff for the time, energy and effort they invest into the lives of our youth by honoring the staff at their annual “Teacher/Staff Appreciation Night”. Earlier in the week each skater nominated a staff member to be recognized at their game versus Sheyenne between the 1st and 2nd Periods. Members of the team gave their nominee a jersey to wear to the game and had their name called to be recognized. A HUGE Thank you was given by those in attendance to all staff for their continued dedication to educating and empowering our students to succeed and for the gift of education. The Boys capped off the night with an exciting 2-1 victory over Sheyenne in OT.

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FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Davies High School had over 100 students from Student Council, Key Club and National Honor Society volunteer at the Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event held at the Scheels arena on February 3rd. During the 2-hour shift, Davies High School students, along with students from other area schools, were able to pack 508 boxes of food which provides 109,720 meals. Their efforts will feed 300 children for a full year!

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ORCHESTRA

Congratulations to the following Davies Orchestra students who were chosen for the 2022 NDMEA All-State Orchestra. The All-State Festival will be held at the Bismarck Civic Center on March 24-26.


Jessica Chen, Violin I

Rick Peng, Violin I

Bruce Lin, Violin I

Zachary Catalan, Violin II

Benjamin Fercho, Viola

Brigitte Byankuba, Viola

Steya Tian, Viola

Sameer Colbert, Cello

Victor Hellner-Born, Cello

Karina Repina, Bass

Aidon Huck, Percussion

Colton Tomanek, Alternate Cello

Elisabeth Starosta, Alternate Jazz Piano

"Back to the Past" Annual Pops Concert"

Join the Orchestra for our annual Pops Concert “Back to the Past” featuring all the Davies Orchestras performing works from our favorite eras. Concert is Thursday, February 17th at 7:30pm in the Davies Theater, admission is free.

EDC Sub-regional Solo & Ensemble Contest for Fargo Public Schools will be on March 4th at Concordia College. Parents are invited to come and watch the performances during the event. The event schedule will be sent to students the week prior to the contest.


Michal Lang, Director

THEATRE

OPEN AUDITIONS: The Davies Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the spring plays “NOISES OFF” and “An Evening with Sherlock Holmes” on February 14 and 15 at 4:00 in room F145


Please prepare a 45 second comedic monologue to perform for the Audition.


Both shows have unique comic characters to challenge actors. Auditions are open to all Davies students. Please see Mrs. Saari in room F145 with questions.

Next Show

February 18th 7:30 / Admission $2

S.O.A.P.s

(Student One Act Plays)

February 3 and 4 @ 7:30 pm

4 original shows each night

All shows written, directed, and performed by Davies Students.

Cost: $5.00 each night or $7.00 for both nights

Please be sure to support Davies Theatre Department by attending our many events throughout the year including play productions, student productions, Improv Shows by the Improvable Force, etc.


Come and Be Part of the Fun. All are welcome to be involved.


Any questions? Want to get involved in Davies Theatre?

Contact: Rebecca Saari at saarir@fargo.k12.nd.us

DECA

Congratulations to the Davies DECA and FBLA team that won 1st Place as a team at the Emerging Leaders Competition in Valley City on Wednesday. The following students were place winners in their competitions.


Linnea Axtman

Kylie Kruize

Alexa Routledge

Nick Hasbargen

Jack McLeery

Sarah Wieland

Omar Toumeh

Raj Smith

Regan Bosch

Cole Callies

Peyton Bradley

Patrick Lawrence

Drew Rempher

Isaac Harr

Noelle Lewis

Emma Lalic

Keaton Schaff

Grant Matter

Kora Bothum

Sidney Amerman

Mackenzie Rivard

James Simle-Askew

Jordan McLagen

Melody Jiang

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EAGLE LANDING

Now is the time to think about gearing up for tournament time for winter activities, and also preparing for Spring activities! We still have a wide variety of items to meet your needs! Catch us during the school day from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thanks!

FARGO SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB

If you have questions please email Mr. Taragos: taragom@fargoschools.org

SENIOR PICTURES for the YEARBOOK

Senior Pictures are due March 1, 2022. 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. Below are the requirements:


  • Pictures should be digital. Senior pictures can be emailed to daviesyearbook@fargoschools.org. 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, 2022.
  • Senior pictures will not be accepted after April 1, 2022.


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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Senior photos are due March 1, 2022.


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)

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update – February 2022


We are in the heart of the Winter season and the Davies Booster Club is happy to be able to support our Eagles. Thank you to our members for making this possible and good luck to all Davies students participating in a sport or activity!


Join the Club! It is never too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit www.DaviesBooster.com for more information.


Leave a legacy! Buy a paver for the Davies outdoor concession area and save $50 on your Booster Club Membership. Only a limited number are available so act now. Visit https://daviesbooster.com/become-a-member for more information.


The Fargo Davies Eagles Blankets are IN STOCK!

Show your Eagles spirit and stay warm at the same time! The Booster Club will be selling these awesome blankets on February 9th from 5:45-6:30 PM at Davies High School. All proceeds will support the Fargo Davies Booster Club. Stop by and purchase for $45 each.

Granted Funding Requests – January 2021


The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in January, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.


  • Boys Basketball Senior Night – Funding provided to support this event will benefit our Senior boys basketball players and their parents
  • Boys Hockey Senior Night – Funding provided to support this event will benefit our Senior boys hockey players and their parents
  • Latin Club – This covers membership to the American Classical League so that students can take the National Latin Exam this spring


As a reminder, here are some of the ways to engage with and support the Davies Booster Club:


Here’s an easy—and FREE—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


Social Media

Please feel free to post scores, pictures, and positive articles you want to share with the Davies Booster community on our Facebook page.


Advertising

Want to get your business in front of the Davies community? Please contact Tom Nelson for current advertising opportunities at indigo1622@icloud.com.


Booster meetings – Join us!

You don’t have to be a member of the board to attend our monthly meetings! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in person and virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Our next meeting is February 9th at 6:30 p.m. in Davies H101


Sincerely,

Your Fargo Davies Booster Club

Leave a Legacy

As a part of the Davies High School turf project, we are improving our concession area as well.

We are looking for those that would like to leave a legacy and purchase a brick paver that will be

installed in the concessions area leading up to the donor wall. For additional information or to

purchase a paver, click on the QR code below or send an email to FargoDaviesTurf@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:


FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1

(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)


Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660


If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1

EVIDENCE BASED REPORTING

Some of the Davies Teachers are grading using Evidence Based Reporting. You can read about Evidence Based Reporting at the website: https://bit.ly/FPSgrading If offers videos and documents about how grades and scores are calculated as well as videos on how to better see your student’s grades. Fargo Public Schools has created this Family Guide that will better help you navigate Evidence Based Grading.

FARGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2020-21 ANNUAL REPORT

As evidence of Fargo Public Schools’ commitment to our patrons, the FPS 2020-21 Annual Report is now available. It showcases the qualities and services of our school district and provides a wide array of information to familiarize families and the community with Fargo Public Schools. Report details include enrollment, staffing, and budget numbers. It also gives overviews of student services and student assessment data. Thank you for your continued support as we serve the citizens of Fargo by providing students an excellent educational experience. You can access the full document at this link.

FPS COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAM


Fargo Public Schools is pleased to offer COVID-19 testing to its staff and students using the BinaxNOW rapid test. In order to participate in the testing program, parents must fill out the testing consent form for their child in PowerSchool or a test will not be administered. Testing takes place at South High School. Please see below for more information. Testing registration must be completed prior to tests being administered.


South High School Testing Location


Room C11, 1840 South 15th Avenue in Fargo
Park on the north side of the school and enter through Door 4


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Registration: https://testreg.nd.gov/?eventid=c7725ef9-2711-ec11-b6e6-001dd8308015

9th GRADE MAP TESTING

On Wednesday, February 16th, we will be planning to MAP test all 9th grade students. Testing will run from 8:50-12:05 with make-up tests for students absent from school scheduled for later that week. A more detailed schedule of where students will test and instructions for completing the test will be coming as we get closer to our testing date. It will be important that students and parents/guardians do their absolute best to make sure students arrive to school early so we can start testing at exactly 8:50 am. Any questions regarding MAP testing should be directed to Mr. Safranski at 701-446-5606.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation administers scholarships on behalf of community businesses, families, and organizations. Scholarships are made available through annual donations and investment income from endowed funds. Scholarships are established by people just like you who wish to honor loved ones or recognize someone who has made a difference in their lives. Click here for access to all scholarships that are available.

Graduating seniors from Davies, North, South, and Dakota High Schools may select their school below to see which scholarships are available:


Davies High School

North High School

South High School

Dakota High School

Technology Support

Fargo Public Schools understands that distance learning and additional technology can sometimes be difficult to navigate. If students and parents need help, they can call the support line at 701.446.1450 or email helpdesk@fargo.k12.nd.us. Technology support is available Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Instructional Platform Help

For extra support, email Brenda Cain at cainb@fargoschools.org to set up a Zoom meeting. Seesaw, Google Classroom, Zoom, and Dreambox are some of the tools she is happy to help with.

ADDRESS CHANGES

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.

Cell Phones

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

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.

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.

NDHSAA - PHYSICALS 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Students planning to participate in athletics in the 2021-2022 school year can get their physical done and turned into their school office before the end of the school year. Any physical dated after April 15, 2021 is good for the 2021-2022 school year. All athletes will need a new physical on file before they can participate in their athletic activity.
Don't wait - get it done today!


The "Form B" option that was available this year will not be an option for 2021-2022.


Click here to download the NDHSAA Approved Physical Form


Physical Information from NDHSAA:


Prior to participation (including practice) a student participating in NDHSAA sanctioned athletic activities and representing his/her school must have on file with their school, an annual NDHSAA-approved Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination clearance form completed by a qualified health care professional (i.e. Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant under the supervision of a physician); the Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination is valid for one school year; a physical examination completed before April 15 is not valid for participation the following school year.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

Students are expected to be in their classes every day, except in the case of illness, school related activities, family emergency, or religious observance. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children are in school unless a valid reason for absence exists. The Attendance Office asks that a student’s absence be reported by 9:00 a.m. If a student is not accounted for they will be recorded as truant. Please review the attendance policies found in our on-line student handbook. The Attendance Office may be reached by calling 446-5610 (A-J) or 446-5611 (K-Z).

ABSENCES

EXCUSED
  1. Personal Illness
  2. Illness or death in the family
  3. Weddings of relatives and participation in
  4. Family emergencies
  5. School sponsored activities
  6. Religious activities approved by an administrator
  7. Trips requested by parents and approved by an administrator
  8. Funerals of family, relatives, or friends
  9. Required court appearances
  10. Medical & dental appointments


UNEXCUSED

  1. 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.
  2. Oversleeping
  3. Transportation problems
  4. Removal from class for disciplinary reasons (administration ordered suspension will not count as an unexcused absence)
  5. Unverified appointments
  6. Failure to check out with the attendance office when leaving school for an appointment.


TARDY POLICY

Students are expected to be in class on time. The following procedures will be followed.


  1. Any three (3) tardy/late marks in a single class will equal an unexcused absence.
  2. Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will have their tardy marked as LATE.
  3. 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.

DETENTION

A detention will be assigned for each period of truancy and for every third tardy. Detention times will be held on Monday - Friday 8:00-8:40 and 3:00-3:40 in H101.

Davies High School

Troy Cody - Principal - 446-5604

Dale Miller, Asst. Principal - 446-5607

Sean Safranski, Asst. Principal - 446-5606

Lenny Ohlhauser, Activities Director - 446-5608