Public Input sought on policy proposal
The Board of Education of the Davis School District is considering changes to the ninth-grade extracurricular participation policy. The changes also impact the policy which governs boundary variances.
The current policy does not allow a student to participate in athletics at a high school outside of the normal school tract without jeopardizing eligibility. Davis School District is the only district in the state that does not follow the Utah High School Activity Association’s first entry establishes athletic participation rule.
The proposed policy streamlines the process by also changing some of the processes for boundary variances. The changes allow a student to participate in an extracurricular activity at the high school if they receive a permit to attend that high school during their eighth-grade year.
If the board votes to approve the changes to the policy, it would go into effect for the 2022-23 school year.
Review the change proposals on the policy manual page and follow the instructions to make a comment.
Dashboard updated Monday through Friday
The Davis School District dashboard includes information on each of its 91 schools. The dashboard provides information regarding the school’s status, school enrollment number, and number of students and adults who have received a COVID-19 positive test during a 14-day period. The information is updated daily, Monday through Friday, when school is in session. The numbers are provided by the Davis County Health Department.
The district will partner with the health department to conduct a Test to Stay event if a school hits a COVID-19 outbreak threshold of 2 percent of students and staff for a school of more than 1,500 or 30 students and staff for a school of 1,500 or less. Those tests will be conducted for students who have a signed parent permission form as well as staff.
Rapid testing and vaccinations continue
With school underway, some may wonder when and where they or any family member may be able to be tested for COVID-19 or receive a vaccination for the virus.
There are multiple sites out there, and because of that, we've whittled the information down to two important links.
The place to find information about COVID-19 testing locations is: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/covid-testing-locations-list
Typically, during weekends, the site doesn't have all of its testing sites up-to-date, so check back frequently.
The Davis County Health Department is holding community-based COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics throughout the county. The drive-thru clinic at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington is now closed.
Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled online at: https://go.usa.gov/xAZFD.
The place to find information about vaccination clinics for COVID-19 is https://www.daviscountyutah.gov/health/covid-19/vaccine
The Davis County Health Department updates that website every morning with the schedule of community clinics where vaccines can be received.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Welcome back to
the 2021-22 school year
By Superintendent Reid Newey
Davis School District Superintendent Reid Newey welcomes students back for the 2021-22 school year.
View his message by clicking on this video.
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.Albert Einstein
70,643 students enrolled in 92 district schools
94.2% graduation rate
$62M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2020
54,451 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment and AP
7 times on the AP Honor Roll
21immersion schools offering French, Spanish or Chinese
$3M raised by Davis Education Foundation for classroom and innovative grants