Davis A&M Family Newsletter

October 4, 2021

Principal's Message

The week before our fall break, Ms. Tierra met with each grade to celebrate our students’ successes first quarter, and to review our expectations for the second quarter.

One area we need parent support with is around our school dress code. We hold our students to high standards and have a number of outstanding opportunities for them. This is what makes our school strong. We therefore expect our students to dress professionally and treat school like their job.

Davis students are expected to wear collared shirts every day. Students received free shirts in the beginning of the year, so every student can meet this expectation.

Additionally, students should not wear hooded sweatshirts or jackets, or sweatshirts with large logos or writing. Please make sure that when your child returns to school after fall break, they are equipped with the appropriate warm clothing. Again, we will be distributing free sweaters to students who would like them. And again, when we invest in our students, our expectation is that they respect this investment and adhere to our dress code.

Students should wear plain blue, tan, or black pants. Sweatpants and jeans, especially ones with large tips on them, are not professional.

Finally, students must wear shoes (not sandals) to school. This is a safety issue.

Students are preparing for paid internships, presentations to our community partners, college trips and opportunities that require them to represent themselves above the typical high school student. We are teaching them the skills needed to obtain these opportunities, but

also how to present themselves when they participate in them.

All students have received these expectations, and we will be including families in the conversation when students do not meet them. Please help us set these expectations by ensuring your child has appropriate dress code clothing. And please contact the school if your child is unable to be in dress code so we can support with additional options for them.

If you have questions about any of the announcements below, please call the school at 216.838.2500

In this Newsletter, you will find information about:

  • Hello from Our New Dean of Student Engagement
  • What Have Students Been Learning?
  • After-School Academic Support
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Message from PHASTAR
  • Complete the Say Yes Cleveland Family Survey
  • PSAT Updates for 9th - 11th Graders
  • Community Resources & Announcements
  • Update Contact Information with Davis A&M
  • Year-Round School Calendar Dates

Hello from Davis A&M's New Dean of Student Engagement

Greetings Scholars, Parents & the Davis Community!

I'm Ms. Tierra and I have the honor and pleasure to be apart of Davis Aerospace & Maritime as the new Dean. My experience, education and background spans over 10 years in the field of Management, Leadership and Youth Development. My areas of concentration for Davis is to provide superior support and structure for our school and scholars in a engaging and evolving environment. Coming soon will be the rollout of our 2nd quarter focus and expectations of our scholars & parents. I look forward to continuing to provide excellence to our community. THIS IS DAVIS!

What Have Students Been Learning?

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Chromebook Broken? We Have Replacements

Chromebooks eligible for a replacement:

  • Are missing important keys
  • Have a bad camera
  • Are logging in using their CMSDk12 account and NOT a davisam.org account
  • Are Using a Windows computer

Students needing a replacement should see Mr. Rivera at lunch to schedule a pickup or exchange.

After-School Academic Support

They were with us last year online, and we are excited to have our CSU tutors back, in-person, for after-school academic support. Whether your student would like help with current coursework or is completing credit recovery, support is available EVERY DAY.

When we return from fall a break, a CSU tutor will be present in the 5th floor atrium from 3:15 - 4:15 daily.

If you have questions, please email Ms. Bowen at LBowen@DavisAM.org

Counselor's Corner

College Fair

Families are invited to attend the Cleveland Goes to College Fair on Wednesday, October 27th from 5pm-8pm at East Professional Center. This is a great opportunity for our students to explore colleges and universities.

If you would like to have a meeting with me about your child's progress towards graduation or any questions or concerns that you may have, please email me at rmccain@davisam.org.

Message from PHASTAR

Boat Building and Boating Club met on Tuesday, September 28th and will continue on Tuesdays after school from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. PHASTAR'S white bus will provide transportation to the boat shop at 1776 Columbus Road and back to Davis. PHASTAR'S White Bus will depart from the front of Davis at 3:30 PM SHARP!

Please remind students to text back YES if attending or NO if NOT attending and why in the REMIND app. If you are member of Boat Building and Boating Club and are not currently receiving text messages about the club, please the REMIND code is @28a2ed.

If your student is interested in joining Boat Building and Boating Club, please have them see a PHASTAR representative or the school secretary for details.

Complete the Say Yes Cleveland Survey

Your responses to the Say Yes Cleveland Family Survey will help our Davis A&M Family Support Specialist understand how to best support students and their families in health, academic, and social areas.

Parents/Guardians should complete the survey each year. Go to https://cleveland.sytepps.org or scan the QR code pictured to the left. You will need your child's student ID number (found on their school schedule or an old CMSD report card).

If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Taylor Molton, our Family Support Specialist, at TMolton@DavisAM.org or 216.838.2500.

Community Resources & Announcements

Weekly List of Job Openings

Step Forward compiles a list of jobs that are available in Greater Cleveland each week. The list here is arranged by industry. Each entry includes brief information about the position with a link to the job posting for more information and to apply.

Community Resource & Employment Service


(216) 651-5188

Stay Connected With Davis

A lot of important messages from the district and the school are being announced. Make sure your contact information is updated so that you receive the latest information.

*To update your address or phone number, please call the school. 216.838.2500

*To receive our school texts, please email LBowen@DavisAM.org with your cell # and your student's name

*For the latest updates: Follow us on Instagram @therealdavisam

Year-Round School Calendar Dates:


  • 4th - 15th: Fall Break
  • 18th: Classes resume
  • 26th: PSAT for 9th - 11th Graders


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