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When the snow piles deep

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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.

The decision to close schools actually occurs in the early-morning hours when district snow plow drivers are out attempting to clear parking lots before students arrive at school. When plow drivers think conditions are bad, they make calls to the district's maintenance director, transportation director and facilities administrator, who then contact an assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools. That group then reviews road and weather reports provided by the local media, law enforcement and state highway representatives, and take into account student and employee safety, busing and security.

If the superintendent decides to close schools, that decision will be made as early as possible and before school buses hit the roadways.

In the event of a closure, the district will post information on Twitter and Facebook. Parents and guardians will also be notified through a call out and email. Parents who opted in to receive text messages will also receive a text.

Additionally, the information will posted to all school webpages. Area radio and TV stations will be notified to spread the word that schools are closed. The stations will only be notified when schools close. They will not be contacted when schools remain open.

If school closes because of weather, the school day, by state law, must be made up. Parents are also reminded that they may keep their student at home anytime they feel it is unsafe for their student to travel to school. Arrangements will then need to be made with the teacher for makeup work.

I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good.President George H. W. Bush

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Superintendency Message

Personalized learning prepares students for future

By Superintendent Reid Newey

“Personalized Learning,” is a term used frequently by educators to describe a method of student and adult learning.

It is instruction that considers every individual student’s learning pace, place that learning will occur and gives some degree of student choice of curriculum. In Davis District we have made a deliberate effort to establish a more personalized approach to student learning.  There are several key areas of focus:

  1. One-to-One resources — The decision was made two years ago to put into place a three-year plan of making sure that every student had computer access at all times during their learning experience. We will complete that plan by the 2019-20 school year. Some schools may opt for a “take home” model, but that model will be a school-based decision. 

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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey

Davis By The Numbers

72,264 students enrolled in 92 district schools

95% graduation rate

$67M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2018

33,250 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment

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