Vaccination clinics signal school year near
Four back-to-school vaccination clinics will help busy parents get their children up to date on required vaccinations.
“The clinics are a great avenue for parents to ensure everything is in place for the start of the school year,” says Scott Zigich, Davis School District director of Nursing Services.
Kindergarten students are due for boosters of DTaP, chickenpox, MMR and polio. Seventh-graders are due for Tdap, HPV, and MCV vaccines.
The clinics, sponsored by the Davis County Health Department (DCHD), are scheduled as follows:
Summer signals rest and relaxation for some, but for construction and maintenance crews in the Davis School District, it’s a season of dynamic activity.
Two of the largest projects under way are new elementary schools. Elementary No. 61, at about 700 South and 1250 West in Farmington, is scheduled to open August 2016. Elementary No. 62, at 200 N. Bonneville Lane in Kaysville, also is scheduled to open August 2016.
Other projects include:
• Elementary schools
Bountiful: building controls upgrade.
Burton: partial roof replacement.
Doxey: activity center addition.
Kaysville: building controls upgrade.
Lincoln: building controls upgrade.
Oak Hills: boiler and building controls upgrade.
Orchard: boiler and building controls upgrade.
Syracuse: partial roof replacement.
Valley View: boiler and building controls upgrade.
• Junior high schools
Centerville: waterline replacement.
Central Davis: windows replacement.
Farmington: building controls upgrade.
Millcreek: addition and renovation ongoing.
North Layton: parking lot renovation.
South Davis: partial roof replacement.
• High schools
Bountiful: parking lot remodel phase 2; fieldhouse boiler and building controls upgrade.
Clearfield: partial roof replacement.
Layton: partial roof replacement.
Mountain: roof replacement on portable.
Viewmont: sports turf replacement.
Wood Cross: partial roof replacement.
Water conservation a priority in DSD
The Davis School District is doing its part to stay on top of water conservation efforts in a number of ways.
All sprinkler control clocks have been adjusted to reduce watering by 25 percent as a minimum throughout the district, said John Swain, director of Environmental Maintenance Services. It is anticipated that this will continue throughout the summer.
This measure has been in effect since 2013, Swain said, and water savings are significant, as the district’s grounds cover 1,855 acres.
Closely monitoring weather reports, district officials instruct school custodians to put sprinkler controllers in rain delay mode when storms are anticipated.