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No More! Not Here!

These videos feature student voices inviting peers to become more positive, inclusive, and caring at school and in their community. The videos are part of a larger enhanced partnership the district recently established with Hill Air Force Base, Davis County commissioners and Utah First Lady Abby Cox to help Utah become an even better place to live.

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Superintendent announces retirement

Davis School District Superintendent Reid Newey announced to district and school administrators today his intent to retire effective at the end of the school year.

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Enhanced partnership

The Davis School District announced an enhanced partnership with key groups — 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base Col. Janise Carroll, Utah First Lady Abby Cox, and Davis County Commissioner Bob Stevenson  to address inclusivity, discrimination, and community-wide racism. Installation Commander of the were introduced to the school board during the regular Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

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New teen center

Davis School District and the Davis Education Foundation participate in a groundbreaking for the Woods Cross High School Teen Center.

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Weather reminder

As forecasts call for snow, the Davis School District reminds parents about procedures the district will use when it considers closing school for inclement weather.

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Welcome to Davis School District

The Davis School District was established more than 100 years ago in 1911. It operates 62 elementary schools, 17 junior high schools and nine high schools.

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What's Happening at Davis

Boundary permit early enrollment window now open

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Parents considering enrolling their student in a school other than their boundary school will want to make note of two upcoming dates.

The boundary permit early enrollment window opens Wednesday, Dec. 1 and closes on the third Friday in February (Feb. 18, 2022). The application will be accessible online through a parent’s myDSD account. 

Parents can apply for one of three open enrollment permits — K-6, 7-9 and 9-12. The purpose of the 9-12 permit, said Casey Layton, District Responsive Services Director, is to accommodate those wishing to participate in extracurricular activities at the high school they desire to attend. 

Recent policy changes approved by a 6-1 vote of the Board of Education of the Davis School District established the new permit process. Also altered was the ninth-grade participation policy which now allows an eighth-grade student to apply for a 9-12 permit and try out for extracurricular activities, such as athletics, in ninth grade at the high school they intend to attend. 

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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.

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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. 

COVID-19 Testing

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. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Davis County Health Department is holding community-based COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics throughout the county.

Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled online at: https://go.usa.gov/xAZFD.

The drive-thru clinic at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington is open for booster vaccines by appointment. Check days and times of openings at 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

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Superintendency Message

Students give voice
to shared message

By John Zurbuchen
Assistant Superintendent

“No More, Not Here.” This is a phrase you will be seeing and hearing often around our school district as well as our community.

“No More, Not Here” refers to our commitment to bring attention to and an end to hurtful speech of any kind. “No More, Not Here” is a means to hold each other accountable for the development of a community that cares about how we treat each other, a community that intends to include all.

“No More, Not Here” is a five-part video series produced by the district in collaboration with students at the elementary and secondary level. Working with the students, we are able to craft a video series that will be relevant to and in the voice of our students.  The first set of videos, released on Monday, January 10, provide an overview of the types of speech we will work to have “No More, Not Here.”  

View the elementary video here.
View the secondary video here.

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Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.Albert Einstein

Davis By The Numbers

72,540 students enrolled in 92 district schools

94.2% graduation rate

$63M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2021

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