When the snow piles deep
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
Holiday gifts of learning — by the numbers
By Assistant Superintendent Logan Toone
During the course of gift giving in the well-known song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” the generous (albeit repetitive) “true love” gave the recipient a grand total of 364 gifts.
As our holiday thoughts turn to family, friends, neighbors, and those less-fortunate than ourselves, the gifts we give and receive naturally take a prominent place in our minds.
Each day teachers, staff, and students in Davis School District engage in acts of education. Each of these acts is a gift given to students, their families, and their future communities.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey
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