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Board votes to transition to four days of in-person instruction
Elementary school students in the Davis School District will transition from two-days-a-week face-to-face instruction to four days a week beginning Monday, Sept. 28.
Junior high and high school students will make a similar transition beginning Monday, Oct. 5.
That transition is the result of a recent unanimous vote by the Board of Education to increase the amount of time students are in the classroom.
That face-to-face instruction will take place Monday through Thursday, with Fridays being a remote learning day for all students.
School board members, along with the district superintendency, recognize the significant efforts made by all to begin the school year in the district’s current hybrid model and realize the continued strain of the COVID-19 health crisis on students, families and school and district personnel. They also remain committed to the health and well-being of our staff and students.
Phase 2 of the recently adopted plan targets a return to a five-day-a-week normal schedule school at the beginning of second semester on Jan. 20, 2021.
District opens two new schools
The district celebrated the opening of two new elementary schools this fall. Sunburst Elementary, located at 2504 West Sunburst Drive in Layton, was built to accommodate continued growth in the west Layton area. Sunburst Elementary is the last school built using funds from the 2015 voter-approved building improvement and construction bond.
The new building includes 32 classrooms, a multi-purpose room, dining room/commons area, media center and a maker space. It also contains a training room to support the Teacher Academy program at the school, allowing student teachers to participate in classroom learning and training on site.
West Bountiful Elementary, located at 500 N. 800 West in West Bountiful, has been part of the Davis School District since 1955, but the older building had issues with rusted wall panels, leaky windows and inadequate mechanical systems. The old school was demolished and the new school rebuilt on the same site, thanks to funds from the 2015 voter-approved building improvement and construction bond.
Classroom spaces are clustered around multi-grade learning communities. Each opens onto a flexible, central collaboration space that will be used for larger group activities. Each community has its own unique branding and color scheme.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
District educators will
'Still Be the One' for students
By Reid Newey, Superintendent
Welcome Back to School! In an oft-used term, we are living in “unprecedented times.” It has been something to reflect on — ALL that has changed over the past year.
We started last school year with the theme of “Be the One.” Each and every person really absorbed that notion of making a difference in the lives of others and we were astounded to see the great impact made in the lives of students and adults in Davis School District by genuine care for others.
This school year we are amid a global pandemic, witnessing extreme social and civil unrest, including the examination of what racial and social justice should mean for all, as well as economic challenges. Never has the need for educators (and we are ALL educators in DSD) to be the rock that our students and staff can anchor to been more critical than now!
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
72,897 students enrolled in 90 district schools
96% 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