DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Eagles Report - APRIL 2021

Honor - Integrity – Pursuit of Excellence

ADMINISTRATION

Happy spring - Davies Community,


Winter activities have ended, and spring activities are or will be going strong. Spring weather is off to a good start and hoping that our spring schedules will go as planned.


This has been an unusual activity year with COVID protocols and guidelines. All our activity programs have adjusted well and made the best of the opportunities given. This year, just like others, has been fast, successful, and enjoyable for all our athletic and non-athletic programs. We have had many things to celebrate at Davies this school year, as we had state individual champs, team championships, many student honors / recognitions, and successful events throughout our programs. Congratulations to all students for their involvement in making our programs successful, and thank you to those who attend, volunteer, and support our Davies programs.


With many activities going on and possible changes in schedules, I would encourage you to stay updated through FPS and Davies websites. For a current calendar update, please use Rschool located on Davies website or go to: http://www.easterndakotaconference.org


Below are some dates of spring events that may be of interest to many:

  • April 7 Parent Teacher Virtual Conference (parents pre-register thru PTCfast.com)
  • April 10 Please look for information on grand march and post prom
  • June 4 Mandatory Graduation Practice for all Seniors @ 8:30 –Fargodome
  • June 6 Davies HS Graduation Ceremony @ 3:00PM – Fargodome
  • June 6 Senior All Night Party @ Davies High School (look for more information from committee)


Thank you for your continued support to our staff and students.

Sincerely,


Lenny Ohlhauser

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

Debbie Clapp, Admin. Assistant..................... 446-5605

Cathy Pauly, Activities Secretary.................... 446-5609

Lana Steffen, 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............................... 446-5616

Kathryn Query, Registrar...................................446-5617

Sylvia Gonzalez, Career Center...................... 446-5625


ATTENDANCE

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

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

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

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School registration for high school classes and all sports camps will open Tuesday, March 2nd. We will also have the Summer School Booklet available on the summer school website by March 2nd. Families are able to pay fees for Middle School Music Camps, Highway Safety, Summer Leadership School, and some sports camps as part of the on-line registration:

  • www.fargosummerschool.com (Opens March 2nd)
    • Semester 1: June 8 – 30
    • Semester 2; July 6 – 28
  • Face to Face Hybrid on-campus M-Th or 100% Virtual M-F with a required daily Zoom class meeting


EL Summer School Registration

  • Elementary EL will also use a google link that will be completed with help from the students’ EL teacher.
  • Middle school EL will use the regular middle school link that will be sent to families by March 2nd.
  • High School EL will use the regular registration line www.fargosummerschool.com
  • Semester 1: June 8 – 30 (EL K – 12)
  • Semester 2; July 6 – 28 (EL Grade 6 – 12 Only)
    • Face to Face on-campus M-Th or 100% Virtual with required daily Zoom class meeting
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Trollwood Performing Arts School 2021 Summer Registration Open

Get ready to Color Your Summer! Trollwood Performing Arts School is excited to welcome students back to the stage with a full array of 2021 summer performing arts educational opportunities. 2020 was a difficult year for those who are passionate about performing arts. Many classes and performances were canceled due to COVID-19. Upcoming summer arts programming will help students rekindle their affection for the arts, boost their creativity, and pave the way for their future, whether they aspire to pursue a career in the arts or any other professional opportunities. Click this link to register. Click this link to view the full programming brochure.

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 Woodrow Wilson High Schools may select their school below to see which scholarships are available:


Davies High School

North High School

South High School

Woodrow Wilson High School



The Foundation also administers the Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars program and awards an average of 50 scholarships annually to deserving graduates from Davies, North, South, Woodrow Wilson, and other area high schools. Click here to access Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars.

CURRENT SCHOOL SCHEDULE SEMESTER TWO

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The North Dakota Association Honor Society

The Induction Ceremony for new junior inductees and current senior Davies NDAHS members will be held on Monday evening, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the Davies theater. Each student will receive one guest voucher for this event.


The ceremony will also be livestreamed from the theater. Family and friends can watch the ceremony on the Davies Student Activities webpage or the Davies YouTube channel.

NEWSMAKERS

PERFECT ACT SCORES

Congratulations to Davies students Kareem Kamel and Max Pritchard for earning perfect ACT scores. On average, only 3700 students out of the 1.9 million students taking the exam every year achieve the a perfect score of 36, according to ACT statistics.

DECA CONFERENCE

Congratulations to the following Students in their accomplishments at the State DECA Conference in Bismarck on March 14-15:


Linnea Axtman - 3rd place in Human Resource Management Event and 2nd Place in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling.


Yannick Vetter – 2nd Place in Accounting Applications and 2nd Place in Financial Consulting Professional Selling.


Linnea Axtman was also elected to the ND State DECA State Officer Team as a Vice-President!

GIRLS BASKEBALL SECOND PLACE AT STATE

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BOYS SWIM SECOND PLACE AT STATE

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COACH OF THE YEAR

BOYS SWIM & DIVE COACH OF THE YEAR

Jennifer Johnson has been named the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Boys Swimming and Diving. She received this honor at the state swim an dive meet on Saturday, March 6 in Bismarck and Mandan. Johnson is in her 10th season as head coach of the Davies High School boys swimming and diving program.

FARGO SCHOOLS AFJROTC

The Fargo Schools Air Force Junior Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) competed in the 16th Annual Sioux Falls Invitational Drill Competition on March 27th, 2021. This competition was held at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Fargo AFJROTC team placed second overall in the competition out of five participating schools.


The Fargo teams took first place in the Unarmed Regulation and Unarmed Exhibition categories. They took second place in the Armed Regulation, Armed Exhibition and First-Year Color Guard categories. Third place finishes where in Inspection, First-Year Unarmed Regulation and First-Year Armed Regulation teams. Additionally, they took fourth place in Varsity Color Guard.


The Drill Competition is an opportunity for Air Force, Army and Marine Corps JROTC teams from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa to demonstrate their abilities in performing marching drill routines. The Regulation and Color Guard routines must be performed to a set order of commands. The Exhibition routines allow the teams to get creative in their marching demonstration.

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NURSES CORNER


COLLEGE BOUND?

Are you aware that many colleges have immunization requirements for incoming freshman? They also have some immunizations that are recommended. Now is the time to review your immunization records and determine which immunizations you might need to receive.


Generally all colleges will require the following:


Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) two doses


Various other immunizations are required and/or recommended depending on the degree of study. These could include the following:


Tetanus Diphtheria acellular Pertussis (TDaP) booster within the last 10 years

Hepatitis B series especially for students in a health related field

Tuberculosis testing for students in a health related field

Meningococcal meningitis for students living in residence halls


All of the vaccines should be available at your local health care facility, college student health or public health office.


If you would like further information please check the Center for Disease Control web site ”Vaccines for Teenagers” at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/teen-schedule.htm#vacc

WEARING MASKS THE CORRECT WAY:

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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.

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY

Due to the weather-related school cancellation on December 23, Fargo Public Schools will use the storm make up day built into the school calendar. Fargo Public Schools will hold classes on Friday, April 30, 2021. This is now a day that students and staff are expected to be at school. To see the full 2020-21 school calendar, click this link.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


  • March 31. . . . . . . . . Virtual P/T Conference
  • April 10 . . . . . . . . . . Prom

GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

MUSIC

Congratulations to the Davies Students who made it into the UND Honor Band.

Evie Gieger

Ryleigh Wacha

Emily Huber

Ethan Blesie

Matthew Holtz

Jade Biewer

Benjamin Diers

Marcus Hart

Aidan Hansen

Luke Nelson

Reagan Greff

Elijah Heyer

Connor Huffman

Samuel Lucht

Aidon Huck

Ryan Zimmel, alt.

Lucas Menke, alt.

Allison Rudnick, alt.

Jacob Hansen, alt.


Congratulations to the students who received an outstanding soloist award at the University of Mary Jazz Festival

Owen Beller, bass guitar

Emily Gao, piano

Ben Diers, alto saxophone

Matthew Holtz, guitar

Marcus Hart, alto saxophone


Congratulations to the Eagle band members who made it into the all-state band and jazz band! These students had to prepare an audition and were selected from over 1,200 auditionees. Congratulations!

Owen Beller, trombone

Aidan Hansen, jazz saxophone

Kieran Huck, jazz bass

Seema Tian, flute

Evie Gieger, flute

Leah Laqua, clarinet

Elisabeth Starosta, jazz piano

Adam Brachmann, jazz piano (alt.)

Emily Huber, oboe (alt.)

Sam Lucht, trombone (alt.)

EAGLE LANDING

The Eagle Landing is open for business from 8:35 – 3:30 (Mon.-Fri).


We still have lots of inventory with a huge selection to choose from. We would love to meet your needs for the winter and upcoming spring sports seasons!

DECA

Congratulations to the following Students in their accomplishments at the State DECA Conference in Bismarck on March 14-15:

Linnea Axtman - 3rd place in Human Resource Management Event and 2nd Place in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling.


Yannick Vetter – 2nd Place in Accounting Applications and 2nd Place in Financial Consulting Professional Selling.


Linnea Axtman was also elected to the ND State DECA State Officer Team as a Vice-President!

PaY - PHILANTHROPY AND YOUTH

All site visits requested have been approved, so committee leaders will be setting up the virtual visits to these 13 organization: A Place for Hope: Wellness and Recovery Center, Community Health, Inc., Face It Together, Fargo Union Mission Inc. (New Life Center), FirstLink, Gigi’s Playhouse, Haley’s Hope, Inc., Imagine Thriving, Motherland Health, North Dakota Autism Center, Sharehouse, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals, and TNT Kids Fitness and Gymnastics Academy. Also, Ms. Seelig accepted a new position with Fargo Public Schools as the K-12 Literacy Coordinator so she will be stepping down from advising PaY. However, Mrs. Yarber will be joining Mrs. Nordmeyer as co-advisor. Mrs. Yarber is an English teacher at Davies and we welcome her to the team!

FBLA

LOCAL STUDENTS ATTEND NORTH DAKOTA FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


Members of the Fargo Davies Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the 54th annual North Dakota FBLA State Leadership Conference March 29 – April 1, 2021. With respect to COVID-19 guidelines and all of ND FBLA’s stakeholders, organization leaders decided to hold the 2021 conference online, marking the state’s second virtual FBLA state leadership conference. Over 60 FBLA chapters from across the state participated in this conference, connecting approximately 750 middle and high school students to test business skills against their peers from around the state.


The most exciting aspect of the conference is the competitive events program. Using online resources, students showcased the business skills they’ve learned in the classroom in a variety of individual, team, and chapter events. Students entered events such as accounting, computer applications, public speaking, job interview, website design, or business ethics. The culmination of the competitive events program is the awards ceremony where winners are recognized for their accomplishments and we find out who will represent North Dakota at the National Leadership Conference this summer. In addition to the competitive events program, students had the opportunity to attend workshops, vote for the 2021-22 state officer team, and network with members from around the state. This year, members also had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Anne Bonney, with her keynote “Get Over It’ about managing change and the unknown.


Fargo Davies chapter place 3rd in American Heart Association Fundraising. Below are the individual placements:


  • Ethan Alm placed 1st in Advertising and 1st in Securities & Investments.
  • Trevor Dahl and McKenzie Tindall placed 5th in Graphic Design.
  • Emily Gao placed 2nd in Business Communication and 2nd in Impromptu Speaking.
  • Melody Jiang placed 1st in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure.
  • Kendall Johnson placed 10th in Securities & Investments.
  • Aaliyah Livingstone placed 4th in Journalism and 9th in Securities & Investments.
  • Jordan McLagan and Melody Jiang placed 5th in Introduction to Business Presentation.
  • Patrick Shen placed 1st in Computer Game & Simulation Programming and 10th in Journalism.
  • Emily Gao, Ethan Alm, and McKenzie Tindall were Who’s Who recipients.
  • Emily Gao, Trevor Dahl, and McKenzie Tindall placed 3rd in Project Awareness.



FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year’s theme of “Aspire” reflects the goals of FBLA members, some of the best and brightest of today’s young people. The mission of FBLA-PBL is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. To learn more, visit FBLA’s website at www.fbla-pbl.org, ND FBLA’s website at www.nd-fbla.org or visit us on Facebook at ND FBLA or Instagram at northdakotafbla.


Advisor

Jenna Johnson Uphoff

DRAMA

Davies Theatre department will present a one-night only performance of David & Lisa by James Reach. It retells the strange, appealing, and utterly fascinating story of two mentally challenged adolescents: David, the only son of wealthy parents, who is tortured by his mania against being touched, and Lisa, the waif with a split personality. The play follows their progress and heartrending defeats during one term at the Berkeley School, where they have come under the sympathetic guidance of psychiatrist Dr. Swinford and her staff. The content is for mature audiences. Please consider supporting Davies Theatre as they present this dramatic work on APRIL 16th at 7:30 pm.

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PROM

PROM 2021

Prom at Davies High School is being held on April 10, 2021. The theme for this year’s prom is “A City of Stars.” The junior class hosts prom. All members of the junior and senior classes are invited to attend. Underclassmen are only able to attend if escorted by a member of the junior or senior class. Middle school students are not able to attend.

Things for parents to remember:


  • Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Spectators should enter through Door 4.
  • Grand March will be held in the main gym.
  • Spectators will be limited. Each student attending prom will be given one spectator voucher for Grand March. Vouchers will be needed to purchase a ticket at the door for the Grand March.
  • Cost for Grand March is $5.00 per person. All proceeds support the post prom party.
  • Tickets for Grand March will only be sold at the door the night of prom.
  • Doors to the gym will close right at 7:30 pm so that Grand March can promptly begin.
  • Grand March will kick off with the crowning of Prom King and Queen.
  • All parents and guests are required to remain seated for the duration of Grand March due to Covid-19 safety protocols. In addition, it is disruptive to the participants as well as other guests when spectators are up and moving during the march.
  • Parents and guests just leave the building immediately following the Grand March due to Covid-19 safety protocols.
  • The dance begins immediately following Grand March, approximately 9:30 pm.
  • The Grand March will be broadcasted live via a YouTube link on our Davies High School webpage.
  • There is a photographer available during prom for pictures of couples, individuals or groups. A digital photo gallery link will be emailed to students and photos will be available for purchase through that link.
  • Masks will need to be worn by all spectators while in the school building.



Things for students to remember:


  • Tickets will be sold Monday, April 5th – Thursday, 8th and will be available in the commons during 4th and 5th periods and 8th period. Tickets are not available at the door.
  • Tickets are $15/person or $25/couple.
  • All detentions must be served prior to buying tickets.
  • Doors to the school open at 6:30 pm. Students should enter the building through Door 10 (the pool door) at their assigned time according to ticket number.


Ticket numbers 1-150 arrive no later than 6:45 pm

Ticket numbers 151-300 arrive no later than at 7:00 pm

Ticket numbers 300 and up arrive no later than 7:15 pm



  • Line up for Grand March will take place in gym 2.
  • Grand March starts promptly at 7:30 pm and should conclude by 9:00 pm.
  • If you are bringing an outside guest to prom, they must be under 21 years of age or in high school and will be required to show an ID when admitted. If they are from another high school, they must be in academic good standing at their school. No middle school students are allowed.
  • All students will need to have their IDs and prom tickets for admission on Prom night.
  • All students must wear a mask the entire evening except for when they are on the “runway” during Grand March.
  • Following Grand March, doors to the building are locked. If you leave the building, you will not be allowed to reenter.
  • Post-prom is being held at the NDSU Memorial Union from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM. Your ticket for prom allows you to get into post-prom. For students NOT attending prom, but still wanting to go to post-prom, tickets will be available the week of Prom for $5/person.



Thanks for your attention to all the details. Please note that these plans and guidelines could change as we need to follow Covid-19 guidelines.

PTSA

POST PROM

If you would like to volunteer to work at the After Prom Party on April 10th, please reach out to Stephanie Andersen by sending an email to Stephanie.Andersen@zulafly.com.

SENIOR NIGHT PARTY


2021 SENIOR NIGHT PARTY

DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL

Sunday, June 6th 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

For all Davies Seniors!


We as parents always worry about our children when they attend a special event. We want to keep our kids safe but, yet we want them to have fun. Therefore, the Fargo Davies PTSA and Senior Class Students and Parents are coordinating the Senior All Night Party. We have a great night planned for the kids. There will be casino games, food, music & many other exciting activities. Also, there will be PRIZES given away throughout the event!


Donations/Volunteers Needed

We depend on funds through donations from Senior Class Parents, a generous donation from the Davies Booster Club along with other businesses wishing to donate. Therefore, we are asking you to please consider making a cash donation to the Senior Party.

If you know of a business that would like to donate, either monetary or otherwise, please send it to the address below or to arrange for pick up using the cell number below. In addition, remember to consider a gift from your business or employer. The Davies PTSA is a non-profit 501(c) organization. A donation receipt will be provided upon request.

This event requires many volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time to help at the Senior All Night Party. For parents, it is enjoyable to attend to watch the kids have fun.

Contact Cindy at bloom2708@yahoo.com or 701.238.1336 if you would like to help.

There are many ways that you can donate:



  • Checks can be payable to Davies PTSA and mailed to:Alyssa Paustian (Chair of Senior Party) 4709 Woodhaven St S Fargo ND 58104 (701) 261-3375(cell)
  • SchoolPay - Click on Non Profit Groups (left hand side of screen), scroll down to Davies PTSA Senior Night
  • Venmo – Sara Heller @saraalison Please note Senior Party
  • If you have a donation that needs to be picked up or dropped off, contact Sara Heller at saraalison@gmail.com or 701.388.4794 2517 38th Ave S Fargo ND 58104



We thank you for your support!

BOOSTER CLUB

Activity Update – April, 2021


Thank you for your continued support of Davies High School activities and athletics! The following is an update regarding the recent funding requests the Booster Club was able to grant in March, helping Davies students and the overall Davies community.


Senior All Night Party – Funding provided for games, prizes, food and music to celebrate the Class of 2021.

  • Expected to benefit the Davies Senior Class


Post Prom– Funding provided for food, entertainment, venue, and prizes.

  • Expected to benefit 500+ students


Student Subsidy for EDC basketball – Funding provided to subsidize student attendance at EDC basketball.

  • Benefit was available to all Davies students


Davies Baseball– Funding provided for 2 bullpen tarps.

  • Expected to benefit baseball players and spectators


It isn’t too late to become a member of the Davies Booster Club or to donate to support the Davies community. Visit our Membership Page for more information.

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.


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 virtually on Microsoft “Teams.” Email Misty Dietz at MistyLDietz@gmail.com for the invitation.


Advertising

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


Sincerely,

Fargo Davies Booster Club

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.

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.

Student Dress

STUDENT DRESS – AP6325

The purpose of this policy is to enhance the education of Fargo Public School K-12 students by establishing expectations of dress and grooming that are related to educational goals.


GENERAL STATEMENT

The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any protected group.


The following is expected at all times:


  • Clothing with opaque fabric that covers the student’s chest, sides of body, midriff, and their entire undergarments must be worn.
  • Pants/Jeans or the equivalent (i.e., skirt, sweatpants, leggings, dress, or shorts) long enough to cover the student’s private areas must be worn.
  • Pants/Jeans or the equivalent should be secured not to reveal undergarments.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Clothing advertising or promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, guns, weapons or depiction of violence may not be worn.
  • Vulgar clothing of any kind may not be worn.
  • Vulgar is defined as pictures, images, words, silhouettes of individuals, or sayings that depict sexually suggestive expressions or actions, profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or which degrade the integrity of individual groups.
  • Hats, hoods, or head coverings may not be worn in the building with the exception of a religious purpose, documented medical need, or with special approval by the administrator for special school events/celebrations/circumstance.

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.

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

The School Board (Policy #6220) recognizes that regular attendance is necessary to achieve consistent educational progress. In addition, North Dakota state law requires all children between the ages of seven and sixteen to be in attendance every day school is in session, with exceptions for illness and certain other in-capacities. Class attendance is imperative for students to achieve consistent educational progress. The Fargo Public School’s senior high attendance regulations are based on the premise that full participation in class activities is very important in the total learning process.

Students will be excused for the absences listed below if the parent/guardian calls the attendance secretary prior to the absence or sends a note or a doctor’s excuse. The attendance secretaries may be reached at 446-5611 (A-J) or 446-5610 (K-Z). Students leaving for appointments during the school day are required to check out with the attendance secretaries prior to their departure and check in when they return. Arrangements for make-up work will be made directly with the teachers of classes that have been missed.

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