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Dear DJUSD Community,

Please join me in congratulating the students graduating as part of the class of 2019! 

To the students, we want you to know that your time in DJUSD has brought us joy as we have watched your growth, contributions and accomplishments. We wish you well in your future endeavors. May your experiences in Davis schools be the foundation and launching pad to pursue your life’s dreams, and the friendships and connections you made in our community be long-lasting and steadfast supports. 

 

View the rest of Superintendent Bowes' end of the year message. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/12/19




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Online re-enrollment will open on July 22, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Please watch your email the week of July 15, 2019 for details and instructions for getting your personal PIN and password

You must complete online re-enrollment each year for each student by logging into the Parent Portal.
We have worked hard to improve and update the process to make it simpler and more straightforward for you.

Have Questions / Need Assistance?
Please Review our Online Re-Enrollment FAQ in English and Spanish.
If you need assistance with completing your online re-enrollment, or do not have computer or internet access, there will be several options:
 

  • Stop by the DJUSD Technology Department (M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and use a Chromebook to complete your Online Re-Enrollment or get your PIN/password (please bring a photo ID, medical and insurance information). The DJUSD Technology Department is located at 526 B Street in Davis.
  • Attend one of the following events and get help in English/Spanish (please bring a photo ID, medical and insurance information): 
    • Marguerite Montgomery Library: July 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    • DSHS Library: July 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    • Harper Library: August 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    • Marguerite Montgomery Library: August 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Call the Online Re-Enrollment HELP DESK at (530) 757-5300 x117 during business hours this summer, or your school office after August 15, 2019.

For more information, visit the Online Re-Enrollment website or call the help desk at (530) 757-5300 x117. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/11/19




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Starting June 17, 2019 through August 16, 2019, all children under the age of 18 eat for free at the following sites:

Windmere 
3100 5th Street – Lunch from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Heather Glen
2324 Shasta Drive – Lunch from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Solano Park Circle
2500 Solano Park Circle – Lunch from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Montgomery Elementary 
1441 Danbury Drive

Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come and join us for a free meal. All the sites listed are open to any child under the age of 18. At some of these sites, lunch may be accompanied with an activity.
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A partir del 17 de junio hasta el 16 de agosto de 2019 Todos los niños menores de 18 años comen gratis en los siguientes sitios:

Windmere – 3100 5th Street, Davis – Almuerzo de 12:30 p. m. a 1:00 p. m.

Heather Glen – 2324 Shasta Drive Davis – Almuerzo de 12:30 p. m. a 1:00 p. m.

Solano Park Circle – 2500 Solano Park Circle Davis – Almuerzo de 12:30 p. m. a 1:00 p. m.

Del 17 de junio al 16 de agosto de 2019
Escuela Primaria Montgomery

1441 Danbury Drive, Davis 

Desayuno de 8:00 a. m. a 10:15 a. m.
Almuerzo de 11:30 a. m. a 1:00 p. m.

Ven y únete a nosotros para almorzar gratis. Todos los sitios mencionados están abiertos para cualquier menor de 18 años. En algunos de estos sitios, el almuerzo puede estar acompañado de alguna actividad.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/6/19




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Note from the City of Davis: Last Four Days of Slurry Seal!

The slurry seal process begins in various neighborhoods (West Davis, North Davis, Wildhorse and Mace Ranch) on 5/30, 5/31, 6/3 and 6/4, and then the project will be complete.

 

Please check out the maps to see how this affects your travel. Click on “Slurry Seal Road Closure” and scroll down to see maps.

 

There is no parking on the affected streets during the process, and the roads will be closed. Sidewalks will be open.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/30/19




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DJUSD is joining with school districts across the State to call on the California Legislature to raise school funding to the national average by 2020. Watch the DJUSD Full and Fair Funding Video to see how the leadership of the Davis Teacher’s Association (DTA) and the Davis Classified Employee Association (CSEA), our Davis Board of Education and our District administration are joining together on this important message for our community. Visit www.fullandfairfunding.org for more information.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/17/19




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Davis Joint School District says no make-up days required for any schools for smoke-related cancellation or the recent power outage at Davis Senior High.

Davis, CA— Students, teachers and staff in Davis Joint Unified will not be required to make up the one day lost due to smoke-related school cancellation (November 16, 2018); additionally Davis Senior High students, teachers and staff will not be required to make up the one lost day for the complete power outage (April 8, 2019), according to the Davis Joint School District.

The last day of school for DJUSD students will remain Thursday, June 13, 2019. The following graduation ceremonies are in place:
 

  • Davis Senior High graduation will remain as scheduled Friday, June 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ron and Mary Brown Stadium located on the campus.
  • Da Vinci Charter Academy graduation will also remain as scheduled Thursday,, June 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Davis Senior High School North Gym.
  • King High graduation will also remain as scheduled Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Brunelle Theatre located at Davis Senior High School.
  • Davis School for Independent Study graduation will be Thursday, June 13, at 4:00 p.m. in Brunelle Theatre.
  • Davis Adult and Community Education graduation will be Monday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m. in Brunelle Theatre.
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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/10/19




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Davis Senior High ranked 534th nationally and 75th among California schools in the 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools ranking that were released on April 30, 2019.  More than 17,000 schools are ranked by the publication, an increase from 2,700 last year.  Find more information at U.S. News Best High Schools.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/3/19




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Davis Senior High will open tomorrow Tuesday, April 9 as normally scheduled.  Power has been restored to campus through auxiliary systems. All classes, events, athletics and all activities will occur as normally scheduled.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/8/19




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DAVIS SENIOR HIGH TO TEST GENERATORS

 

Davis Senior High is closed today because our school is experiencing a total power failure due to an outage in our power infrastructure. Classes and on-campus events are canceled. However, any athletic games and practices that were scheduled at off site locations will continue as planned.

 

DJUSD has been working with PG&E since late Sunday evening to find a resolution to this power outage. As the regular power infrastructure cannot be repaired today, the school has brought in generators to power lighting, phones, fire alarms, safety systems and other necessary systems to enable us to open campus. Testing of this auxiliary power shall occur later this evening.

 

Look for further updates from me before 8:00 p.m. with more information. Updates are available on the Davis Senior High website, the DJUSD website, District’s Facebook and other social media.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/8/19




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Due to a failure of key power infrastructure, Davis Senior High School will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2019. We do not expect a substantive update about the duration of this outage until midday Monday. The phone system is down at the campus; if you need assistance please email DSHS staff directly or contact the District office at 530-757-5300. Additional information will be posted to the District’s Facebook page and website as it is available.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/8/19




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DJUSD is re-imagining career tech education programs to help students become better prepared for college and career in the 21st century. We are looking for students, staff members, parents, business partners and community members who would like to be a part of this conversation to provide insights and expertise on a district recommendation. We anticipate three meetings between April and September 2019. If you are interested, please visit our Career Tech Education website to submit a CTE Advisory Committee form before April 10, 2019.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/5/19




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You Are Invited!

Emerson Open House 2019!

Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

2121 Calaveras Ave.  Davis, CA 95616

 

Parents, Guardians, & Students welcome!

 

Come see outstanding student work and get a sneak peek at classes for next year!

 

Special Treat: Kona Ice will be on campus for some tasty treats!

 

Questions? Call our office at (530) 757-5430.

See you there!

 

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Posted by: Scott Thomsen
Published: 4/3/19




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High school juniors and seniors are invited to attend the Career Exploration Fair, hosted by the Davis Chamber of Commerce in partnership with DJUSD, on April 10 in the All Student Center. Students will have the opportunity to explore their options in higher education, vocational, and entrepreneurship avenues. For more information, including registration, please visit the Davis Chamber website. 
 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/20/19




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On Thursday, March 14th, Emerson students will be completing the California Healthy Kids Survey, an online survey to help improve school culture and climate.  The survey will be conducted for 7th and 9th grade students, during PE classes.  The purpose of this survey is to obtain information from the students about their knowledge, attitudes and behavior about things that affect learning.  It deals with issues such as truancy, safety, harassment, substance use, school connectedness and learning supports.  Student participation is voluntary and anonymous.  It is also very important.  The information provided will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.  The survey is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  Students do not have to respond to any questions that they feel could be used identify them and can simply skip those questions.  All questions apply to Emerson Jr. High only.  If you have any questions, please contact Emerson at 530-757-5430.

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Posted by: Deziree Sutliff
Published: 3/12/19




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Secondary Articulation is March 14, 2019. School will end for students at 12:30 pm. 

1st Period 8:30-9am

2nd Period 9:05-9:35am

3rd Period 9:40-10:10am

4th Period 10:15-10:45am

5th Period 10:50-11:20am

6th Period 11:25-11:55am

7th Period 12:00-12:30pm

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Posted by: Deziree Sutliff
Published: 3/11/19




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Save the Music in Paradise Festival - March 16 

Davis High School Band Director Thomas Slabaugh II and the DJUSD Music Program invite the community to a festival of music benefiting the Paradise Unified School District (PUSD) music program on Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Richard Brunelle Performance Hall. The festival, featuring over 350 student musicians, is free to the public with 100% of donations being given to the PUSD music program. For more information please visit www.djusd.net/paradise.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/4/19




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7th and 8th Grade Families:

 

If you missed our Parent info night for 2019-2020, please find the presentation in pdf format below. Call our office with any questions - we're eager to help!

 

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Posted by: Scott Thomsen
Published: 2/27/19




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Emerson, Harper, Holmes and Da Vinci Junior High Schools will be holding parent/guardian information meetings for incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade course planning for the 2019-20 school year on the following dates:

Emerson Junior High
2121 Calaveras Ave.
Meetings are in the Indoor Commons from 6:30-8:00 pm

Incoming 7th grade: Wednesday, March 6
(Spanish Immersion Information follows from 8:00-8:30 p.m. in Indoor Commons Room 1)
Incoming 8th grade: Wednesday, February 27
Incoming 9th grade: Wednesday, February 27


Harper Junior High
4000 East Covell Blvd.

Incoming 7th grade: Wednesday, March 20, 6-6:45 p.m. in the MPR (prior to Open House)
Incoming 8th grade: Wednesday, March 13, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Incoming 9th grade: Wednesday, March 13, 6:45-8:00 p.m.


Holmes Junior High
1220 Drexel Drive

Incoming 7th grade: Tuesday, April 2, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Incoming 8th grade: Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Incoming 9th grade: Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 

Da Vinci Junior High School New Parent Info Night
2121 Calaveras Ave

Monday, February 25 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This presentation will provide an overview of our program and offer an opportunity to ask questions about Da Vinci.

Please sign up to attend here: https://davincicharteracademyjh.net/enrollment/apply

 

All families are invited to attend the schools’ Open Houses:



Harper Junior High: Wednesday, March 20, 6:45-8:00 pm
Emerson Junior High: Tuesday, April 16, 5:30-7:00 pm
Holmes Junior High: Thursday, April 25, 6:30-7:30 pm
Da Vinci Junior High School - New Student Preview Days: Thursday, March 7, 8-10 a.m; Friday, March 8, 8-10 a.m or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please sign up here to reserve a spot: https://davincicharteracademyjh.net/enrollment/apply

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/15/19




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Parent Driver Forms are now online!

It's just a few easy steps:

1. Click the link and log in with your name and email address

2. Fill out all of the highlighted areas on page 1 (include all your students in the district)

3. Electronically sign page 2 by typing your name

4. Scroll to the end of the form, click on 'Add Attachments' and upload a copy of your CA Driver's License and current auto insurance card.

5. Hit submit. Easy!

 

Parent Driver Form:

https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/parent-driver-form-djusd-electronic-form?token=uguafiCt3eRRJoauPL88aUJ7

 

*If your auto insurance expires before the end of the sport season or end of school year, you will need to provide updated copies directly to the School Secretary (put in identified secretary’s email) who will upload the copy for you. You will not be able to re-access your form once it has been submitted. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/14/19




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Beginning today through February 12, the Unitrans T and A/Z lines will be altered due to road construction. This temporary change may affect students attending Harper and Davis Senior High. For more information and updates please visit the Unitrans website.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/7/19




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The Yolo Careers in Education Forum is tomorrow, February 6! Come learn about careers and job openings in local school districts. This event is from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Yolo Solano Center for Teacher Credentialing. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/5/19




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TK + Kindergarten information nights begin February 5! Please visit our TK/Kindergarten website for exact dates for each school. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/30/19




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Celebrate women in STEM! Tonight, January 29, the AAUW, Davis Explorit Science Center, and Da Vinci Charter Academy High School invite all students and their families to meet women in STEM careers. More information, including registration, can be found on Da Vinci's website

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/29/19




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Dear Emerson Families:

Your student is safe. Out of an abundance of caution, we locked down our campus briefly for about 10 minutes today due to an individual wandering on to campus. Davis Police responded immediately and the individual has been removed from campus. There is no threat to campus at this time, and all students and staff are safe. We recognize the alarm that is caused by these kinds of situations. We are ready to assist any student who needs support. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 530.757.5430.

Sincerely,

Scott Thomsen, Principal

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Posted by: Scott Thomsen
Published: 1/15/19




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Deadline to Apply to the Committee to Honor Dr. Mary Ellen Dolcini Extended until January 31

The Board of Education is seeking interested individuals to be part of a committee charged with identifying ways to best honor recently deceased Dr. Mary Ellen Dolcini, a long-time DJUSD educator and Davis community member. Dr. Dolcini had a distinguished career as a teacher, principal and associated superintendent for instruction in Davis and the Board is seeking to honor her memory and many contributions.

Individuals interested in serving on this committee should complete the Committee Application by Thursday, January 31.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/11/19




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DJUSD Schools Open as Regularly Scheduled- Police Have Lifted Shelter In Place Order Friday, January 11

 

In the early hours of this morning, Davis Police located the suspected gunman deceased with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Downtown Davis area. Police have lifted the shelter in place order and given the all clear for schools to open as regular scheduled.

 

Schools that were closed temporarily last night for security are open today and all classes and activities are taking place as scheduled.  As a school community we are deeply saddened by the report that Davis Police Department Officer Natalie Corona died last night after sustaining fatal gunshot wounds. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family and to fellow police officers.  We also extend our sincere gratitude to all public safety personnel for their bravery and commitment to keeping our children, our schools and our community safe each day.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/11/19




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January 10, 8:00 pm

This evening, it has been reported that a police officer was shot in Downtown Davis.  DJUSD has closed the District Office, Davis School for Independent Study (DSIS), King High School, North Davis Elementary and Davis Senior High School. All school personnel, students and visiting public have evacuated the sites and these buildings will be closed for the evening. More information will be posted as it is available. According to information posted from law enforcement agencies, community members have been asked to avoid Downtown Davis until further notice.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/10/19




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There are still a few days left to apply for the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee! More information on requirements and the application can be found on our website.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/9/19




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Update: 

Power has been restored at Emerson and Da Vinci JH. 

 

 

Dear Emerson/Da Vinci Junior High families,

 

Due to the rain and wind, the Emerson/Da Vinci campus is currently experiencing a power outage.  All classes are still in session and pick up is scheduled as normal.  At this time, school staff members are not able to take phone calls or receive emails.   We have been informed that PG&E is working on restoring power at the campus and in other parts of West Davis.  We will send updates later today if there are changes to after school activities. 

 

If you have questions, you may contact the Public Information Office at 530-757-5300 x149.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/29/18




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Happy Thanksgiving from Davis Joint Unified School District.

DJUSD wishes you a restful and relaxing holiday break. The rain that has fallen this week has led to improved air quality and schools will reopen as regularly scheduled on Monday, November 26. If some unforeseen circumstances causes a change in plan, we will notify families by email, phone and text message (if you have opted into emergency text alerts.) Updates will also be posted to www.djusd.net and DJUSD Facebook and Twitter.

May the remainder of your holiday be filled with those things that bring you and your family joy. We look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, November 26. 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/23/18




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Due to to worsening air quality, and out of an abundance of caution, Davis Joint Unified School District, along with all other school districts in Yolo County, is closing all schools and offices on Friday, November 16. 

Over the last few days, DJUSD has been regularly monitoring worsening the air quality and conferring with the Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County Health Department and the Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District. The decision to close schools due to air quality is not taken lightly and is unprecedented. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. 

We anticipate the conditions to improve significantly over the next week and look forward to a return to normal school routines, outdoor activities and athletics after Thanksgiving Break. Any updates over Thanksgiving Break will be shared as quickly as possible with our school community by email and available here on the DJUSD website as well as on DJUSD Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your partnership and understanding. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/15/18




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Air Quality Update: Schools Remain Open Thursday, November 15


The air quality forecast in our region continues to predict poor air quality levels for the remainder of the week. 

Davis schools will remain open and the restrictions on all outdoor activities will remain throughout the week so as to limit exposure to poor air quality. 
 

  • Restrictions on outside activities continue:
    All students shall remain indoors - this includes recess, lunch period and physical education class.
  • Doors to classrooms will be kept closed to limit exposure to poor air quality.
  • Outside activities, field trips and sports are suspended until further notice.
  • All athletic programs through Davis Senior High School have been postponed or moved indoors. Keep updated on athletics at Davis Senior High Athletics. 

Parents are advised to contact their school office directly for the latest information regarding school-specific plans about physical education classes, lunch schedules, or other questions and concerns. 

DJUSD continues to monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI) and will keep our school community updated with any changes. We recognize that individuals may have questions about their individual student or personal needs and these can be directed to school offices or the Public Information Office at communications@djusd.net.
 

Frequently Asked Questions:



How are decisions made to cancel school?
DJUSD is carefully monitoring the air quality reports and forecasts. Staff continues to consult and confer with Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County Health Department and the Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District (Y/S AQMD) to help inform decisions about whether schools will remain open. 

DJUSD is using the guidance from EPA Air Quality Guide for Particulate Pollution (image below) and Yolo/ Solano Air Quality Management District to determine what activities are safe for students and staff to do during the course of the day. We have imposed restrictions and are limiting activities based on the guidelines.

It is important to note that DJUSD has taken an even more precautionary approach by restricting all outdoor activities, even further than the EPA guidance provides given air quality levels this week, so as to limit outdoor exposure during the school day as much as possible. 



If my child stays home because of air quality, is this an excused absence?
Yes. If you report an absence because of health concerns related to air quality, it will be counted as an excused absence.

Do classrooms and school buildings have filters in air systems to block smoke? 
We have filtrations systems on all HVAC systems throughout the District that filter particulates down to three microns in size. 

What if my child has asthma or doesn’t feel well?
Students and staff who have asthma or other health concerns should consult with their health care provider. If students become ill at school they should report to the school nurse or office and a parent will be contacted.

Are there plans to cancel school later this week, since the air quality forecast does not suggest improvements in the next couple of days?
DJUSD is carefully monitoring the air quality reports and forecasts. Staff continues to consult and confer with Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County Health Department and the Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District to help inform decisions about whether schools will remain open. We will let our school community know of any updates or changes.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/14/18




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Dear DJUSD Parents and Guardians,

 

We continue to experience smoky conditions in Davis from the ash blown from the Camp Fire in Butte County.  Throughout this weekend and all through today we have been monitoring the Air Quality Index (AQI) as it has changed.  Today all DJUSD students remained indoors for lunch and physical education class, and doors to classrooms were kept closed to limit exposure to poor air quality.  Forecasts suggest that while winds may cause fluctuations in particulate matter, the air quality will likely remain unhealthy for several days.

 

All schools in DJUSD will remain open tomorrow; we will continue to monitor the air quality index to ensure safety of students and staff throughout the week.

 

DJUSD, in consultation with the Yolo County of Education and Yolo Health Department, recognizes the  EPA and Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) guidelines available at EPA Air Quality Guide for Particulate Pollution. It is important to note that DJUSD has taken an even more precautionary approach by restricting all outdoor activities, even further than the guidance provides, so as to limit outdoor exposure during the school day as much as possible.

 

Please know that DJUSD staff at every school site are working hard to monitor student needs and to put student health and safety first.  Considerations to protect children and sensitive groups from smoke, ash and poor air quality include:

  • Keeping children indoors with the doors and windows closed.

  • Suspending athletics and any outdoor school activities during or after school.

  • Monitoring students with medical conditions. Students with asthma, allergies, or a chronic health condition are at high risk from health effects related to wildfire smoke and ash.  Please consult your physician if you have concerns.

 

If you have concerns for your child’s health or they have medical conditions that may be aggravated by poor air quality, please keep your child home or contact your school office.

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school office.  

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/13/18




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11/12/2018

Dear DJUSD Families,

 

On this Veterans Day as we honor the many men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Military, we also recognize the heroic efforts of countless firefighters as well as the tireless efforts of many dedicated citizens in our community who are working to support the victims of the wildfires raging in our region as well as in the southern part of our state. Many in our school community have friends and loved ones who have been affected by the devastation.  DJUSD is partnering with the Davis Police Department to support relief efforts; the DJUSD District Office at 526 B Street will be a drop off point for supplies and donations for fire victims this week.

 

Air Quality in Davis

The fires also sending smoke and ash causing very poor air quality in and around our community.  While school will continue as scheduled, school administrators and staff will be monitoring the local Air Quality Index (AQI) regularly to determine safe levels of student activity each day.  In general, the next two days are predicted to be unhealthy for all groups, and so we anticipate the following protocols for schools:

  • All outside activity will be cancelled or moved indoors until air quality improves

  • After school athletic practices and games at our junior high schools and Davis Senior High will be rescheduled or moved inside

  • During the school day, classroom doors will remain closed to ensure safe air quality

 

Reminders for Parents

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the air quality and make decisions to keep student health our priority.  We also recognize that many students may choose not to commute to school by bike or on foot, so there may be more vehicle traffic at drop off or pick up.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.

 

Finally, if your student has allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions that are aggravated by the poor air quality, please be sure to contact your school office so our staff can help to monitor student health and well-being.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school office.

 


 

John A. Bowes, Ed.D. | Superintendent

Davis Joint Unified School District

526 B Street | Davis, CA 95616

jbowes@djusd.net  | djusd.net

530-757-5300 x 142

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/12/18




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On behalf of our Board of Education and all of our students and staff, we thank Davis voters for your continued support of our schools and the passage of the Measure M school facilities bond, which will provide approximately $150 million to upgrade schools for safety and 21st century learning. Watch for more information about the Measure M Program and how we plan to update and improve our schools.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/7/18




Audience: Counseling, Emerson Integrated GATE, Fun, Parent & Student Resources, Yearbook, Gay-Straight Alliance, World Languages, Science, Homepage, Spanish Immersion, Science by Dewey Number, Social Studies, Parents, Daily Bulletin, Library Club, Digital Citizenship, Site Council, Athletics, Staff, English, Mathematics, Visual & Practical Arts, Art Club, School Climate Committee, Pathfinders, Physical Education, Main Menu, Homepage, AVID, Departments, Emerson Pages, About Emerson, Deziree Sutliff, Clubs, School Groups Menu, Parents, Music, Student Activities, The READ, Health, Reading, ELAC, Teachers, Emerson & Da Vinci Library, School Groups Pages, Academics, Special Education and Science Bowl

Emerson/Da Vinci Winter Band Concert

Wednesday December 5, 7:00 PM
 

All-DJUSD Winter Jazz Extravaganza

Wednesday December 12, 7:30 PM

 

E/DV & Harper Winter Orchestra Concert

Wednesday December 19, 7:00 PM

 

All-JHS Winter Choral Concert

Thursday December 20, 7:00 PM

 

All performances take place at the
Richard Brunelle Performance Hall at
Davis Senior High School

 

 

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Posted by: Deziree Sutliff
Published: 11/2/18




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Please click below for a link to information for the Compassion Project. This series of workshops are available to all parents & guardians of students grades 7-12. 

 

Past participants have said extremely positive things about this workshop. Download the pdf for more information!

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Posted by: Scott Thomsen
Published: 11/1/18




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  • This Thursday October 11, 2018 is Articulation Day.  The schedule will be as follows:

    • Period 1 - 8:30-9:00

    • Period 2 - 9:05 - 9:35

    • Period 3 - 9:40 - 10:10

    • Period 4 - 10:15 - 10:45

    • Period 5 - 10:50 - 11:20

    • Period 6 - 11:25 - 11:55

    • Period 7 - 12:00 - 12:30

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Posted by: Deziree Sutliff
Published: 10/8/18




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Back To School Night for Emerson and Da Vinci is tonight from 6 - 8:30pm. Parents and guardians will have a chance to meet teachers and hear about specific classes!

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Posted by: Deziree Sutliff
Published: 9/13/18




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Update: The smoke has cleared and the fire is under control. All games and practices are set to resume at 4:00 p.m. 

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All outdoor practices and games are delayed or cancelled due to a local fire near Highway 80. Athletes should contact their coaches for more info. Updates and information can be found on the DSHS Athletics website

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/11/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

Superintendent John Bowes would like to welcome everyone in the DJUSD community to the 2018-19 school year. View his full Welcome Back Message

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/28/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Below is the presentation given to 7th grade parents at WEB Orientation! (pdf format)

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Scott Thomsen
Published: 8/28/18




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7th Grade WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Orientation

Tuesday, August 28

8:00am – 12:30pm

Emerson/Da Vinci Gymnasium

 

All Emerson and Da Vinci 7th Graders should attend this orientation! This will be a fun, light-hearted morning designed to ease your student into junior high! 7th graders will participate in activities, see all of the campus, get their locker assignments and their schedules. 8th and 9th grade leaders will assist 7th graders in finding their classes and opening their lockers.

This orientation is for students only! Parents/Guardians, see below!

 

 

7th Grade Parent & Guardian Junior High Orientation!

Tuesday, August 28

8:15am – 9:15am

Emerson/Da Vinci Indoor Commons

When you drop your 7th grade student off for their orientation, head to the Indoor Commons for our Parent & Guardian Orientation! This brief, one-hour session will include:

  • Introductions of office staff, administrators, and counselors
  • Attendance Procedures & Transportation
  • Da Vinci Booster & Emerson PTA meetings
  • Echo (Da Vinci) and SchoolLoop (Emerson) Overview & How to Register
  • Mental Health Resources & Safety
  • Navigating Junior High
  • Lunches
  • Tools for Academic Success
  • Communication with school (Webpage, Facebook, email, listserve, etc.)
  • Back To School Night (Thursday, September 13, 6:00pm – 8:30pm)
  • Time to meet fellow junior high parents and guardians!
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Posted by: Scott Thomsen
Published: 8/27/18




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The 2017-18 DJUSD Safety Task Force meetings identified the district's previous anonymous tip app as a concern in our schools and community. Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, DJUSD is moving to a new digital tip line called SpeakUp. SpeakUp enables junior high and high school students to easily report to school administrators concerns of bullying, student safety, threats and more by using their student DJUSD Google account. Find out more at SpeakUp.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/21/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Webmasters

 

In an effort to improve our World Language programs at Davis Joint Unified School District, the World Language Task Force is looking for feedback from parents on your student’s experience with DJUSD’s World Language Programs and how you believe the district can further improve language offerings. Please take a moment to participate in our World Language Survey. The survey is available in English and Spanish and is open until August 24, 2018.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/15/18




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2018-2019 Emerson JHS Registration and Schedule Pick-Up Information

When:  Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: Emerson JHS Indoor Commons (2121 Calaveras Ave.  Davis, CA 95616)

Who:     Students and/or parent/guardian (parent/guardian may be needed to discuss immunization or other information)

Times:

- 9th grade: 9am – 10:15am

- 8th grade: 10:30am – 11:45am

 - 7th Grade: 1:30pm – 2:45pm

(Please note – 7th graders receive their schedules on Tuesday, August 28th

at our WEB Orientation. See the flyer in this packet for details!)

 

**If you are unavailable to attend on August 23rd, we will be seeing all grade levels on Tuesday, August 28th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the Emerson front office.

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Posted by: Scott Thomsen
Published: 8/6/18




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Don't forget! Online Re-enrollment for all returning DJUSD students opens Monday, July 23 at 8am and must be completed before receiving teacher assignments and schedules. Visit the new District website for help events and details.

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 7/22/18




Audience: Counseling, Emerson Integrated GATE, Yearbook, Science by Dewey Number, Social Studies, Daily Bulletin, Library Club, Hidden Pages, Visual & Practical Arts, Art Club, School Climate Committee, Pathfinders, Physical Education, Homepage, AVID, Emerson Pages, Clubs, School Groups Menu, Parents, Student Activities, Reading, Emerson & Da Vinci Library, School Groups Pages, Academics, Science Bowl, Fun, Parent & Student Resources, Gay-Straight Alliance, World Languages, Science, Homepage, Spanish Immersion, Parents, Digital Citizenship, Site Council, Athletics, Staff, English, Mathematics, Main Menu, Departments, About Emerson, Deziree Sutliff, Music, The READ, Health, ELAC, Teachers and Special Education

The Emerson front office will open for the 2018-2019 School Year on August 13th.

8/13/18 to 8/24/18 Office Hours M-F 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

8/27/18 to End Of School Year M-F 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Closed Holidays)

 

 

If you have questions regarding enrollment or registration processes during closure periods, please contact the District Office at 530-757-5300

http://www.djusd.k12.ca.us/

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Posted by: Deziree Sutliff
Published: 6/12/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Homepage, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Students, Associates and Parents


 

Launching in early summer is the new DJUSD website, built with an eye toward making the experience for our end users even better. Our new website will make finding school district information easy and fast, with a dynamic look, improved navigation and ADA compliant platform, all at the same domain.  This is just one more step in our efforts to providing communication improvements for our school community.  And, watch for each of our school sites to roll out new websites throughout the 2018-19 school year.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/5/18