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Board of Education schedules special business meeting

The Board of Education will convene for a special business meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, in the district auditorium at 45 E. State Street, Farmington. To facilitate physical distancing, a limited number of seats will be available in the auditorium. Limited overflow seating will be available on the second floor of the Kendell Building, 70 E. 100 North. The Board meeting will be viewable on screens in that location. The state health department requires participants to wear face coverings while on school property. The meeting also will be streamed live on YouTube at https://youtu.be/UyAc1VFEVuU on the Davis School District YouTube Channel 

The full agenda of the meeting is available here or under the School Board menu.

The Board of Education will follow its policy, which has established an 18-minute comment period at the beginning of the meeting. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and participants must sign their name to the list prior to the start of the meeting. Board policy and Utah administrative code have established that the presiding Board member may hear public comments in any order or sequence and is not limited by arrangement shown on the sign-up sheets. When recognized by the presiding Board member the participant will proceed to the podium. Those participants recognized and invited to provide comment by the presiding Board member will be limited to 3 minutes. 

The board accepts public input through a variety of sources, including email to boardmtg@dsdmail.net, public comment at meetings, and written comments placed in the suggestion box.  All feedback is shared with the entire board. 

District announces change to fall opening schedule

The Davis School District announced today that school will open with an alternative schedule for all students due to the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in our community.  

The alternate-day, hybrid (in person/remote) learning model will be as follows:

  • Students whose last name begins with A-K will attend school in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays with remote at-home learning on Tuesdays and Thursdays .
  • Students whose last name begins with L-Z will attend school in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays with remote at-home learning on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Fridays will be at-home remote learning days for all students with teachers working from the school site to provide remote instruction.
  • In junior highs and high schools on a block (A/B Day) schedule, A-day classes will be repeated on Monday and Tuesday for the two groups of students. B-day classes will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday for the two groups of students on subsequent days. Fridays will be combined A/B days.
  • If students in the same household have different last names, a group assignment will be applied to all students based on last name of the oldest student in the household.

In a related note, the school district will continue to share information with you as it comes available and utilize the COVID-19 webpage as a way to provide additional resources.

Read the letter from Superintendent Newey here.

Read the follow-up letter from Superintendent Newey here. 

View a video of how this model works here.

Frequently Asked Questions will be addressed here.

Results of the parent and staff surveys sent in May are available here.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela

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Superintendency Message

Safely reconnecting students with teachers

By Craig Carter, Business Administrator

As we turn to August, we say good-bye to the hot summer months and hello to a new year, new beginning and a new adventure.  And this year will be an adventure.

The 2019-20 school year ended with an unexpected twist in the middle of March, with classes finishing online.  Seniors experienced virtual graduations, which were truly amazing.  Everyone ended the month of May with the hope that 2020 would start with a very normal school year.

To EVERYONE’s disappointment, 2020 will start in a very creative way — a hybrid system with students in school two days and remote two days.  Fridays will a flexible day for collaborative group and/or individual work with teachers.

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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.

Davis By The Numbers

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