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Families may qualify for food assistance

Parents of children who qualified for free or reduced lunch in March of 2020 and DID NOT receive SNAP Benefits, can apply to receive $308/per child to spend on food!

Fill out the SIMPLE application at: http://Jobs.Utah.Gov/PEBT.  The application will take less than 10 minutes. 

For additional information: https://www.pebtutah.org/

If you would like assistance in completing the application, The Bountiful Food Pantry  is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. You can contact them with any questions at 801-299-8464.

Click here for instructions in English.

Click here for instructions in Spanish.

Calendar outlines first four weeks of school

On Tuesday August 25th, students will start back to school with a hybrid alternating-day attendance model. Because of the Tuesday start, the schedule for the first week is altered so that all students see their teachers in person. Scheduling information specific to Davis Connect online students will be sent directly to enrolled students and their parents.

The district will update the calendar to reflect any changes and add additional weeks as needed.

Click here to view the calendar.

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 communication about beginning the school year here. 

Review the plan submitted to the Utah State Board of Education here.

View a video of how the alternating day 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