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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




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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




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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




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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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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: Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Assistant Principals, 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




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Friday, May 25: There is break in the water line on Valley Oak campus. Maintenance teams will be to turning off the water. Students at the Children's Center and Da Vinci High are being sent home and afternoon preschool will not be held.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/25/18




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

Yesterday evening, Da Vinci High students and parents reported a concerning message posted to social media threatening a school shooting today. The Da Vinci administration received copies of this post and worked through the night with DJUSD Administration and the Davis Police Department to address the matter. While this investigation is ongoing we can confirm that the student that posted the message has been identified and will not be present on campus today. All schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District, including Da Vinci High School and the Valley Oak Preschool Programs are open today.

 

DJUSD Administrative personnel and Davis Police Department will be present on the Da Vinci High campus today to ensure student and staff well-being safety and address any questions they have. If you have information that might be helpful to the investigation, please contact Davis Police directly at 530-747-5400 and press "0" to reach Dispatch.

 

We understand that there are many students and families across our district that may share concerns about this matter. If you feel that your child needs support, please contact your school principal.

 

Student safety and the security of our schools is our top priority. We thank you for your support of students, staff and schools.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/22/18




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

Happy Classified School Employees Week! Classified employees do the critical work that keeps our schools safe, clean and efficient. We are grateful to each one of them as they work to students every day. Classified employees include our food service workers, groundskeepers, custodians, maintenance and operations team, office and technical staff, paraeducators, and more.   #Love4DJUSDstaff

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/21/18




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6th Annual Parent Engagement Night 

Wednesday, April 25 at Emerson Junior High, 6:00-8:00pm

 

Parents, community members, district teachers, staff and principals are invited for an evening of presentations and keynote speakers, including Mayor Rob Davis. Together we will learn about wellness and health coping skills for students, social media and internet safety, how to promote inclusion through school climate committees, and how our newly ratified Graduate Profile will drive innovation in DJUSD classrooms. Join us for a very full evening of collective learning. This is a no cost event, child care and Spanish translation services are provided. More information and registration can be found on the Parent Engagement Website.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/17/18




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Davis Police Department reported that they have located Isaiah Turner, a 4th grade student at Pioneer Elementary who was reported missing this morning, safely at the home of a relative. We are thankful for the support of our community and the work of the Davis Police Department. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/3/18




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Today Pioneer Elementary 4th grader Isaiah Turner did not arrive at school. The Davis Police were contacted by the child’s family member and is asking for any information that might help lead to Isaiah’s location.  This is extremely distressful to our school and we encourage any member of our community who may have information to contact the police to help with this search.  The  police have shared the following information:

 

** URGENT**
DPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating a child. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and lime green pajama pants with dragons on them. He left his house on foot this morning heading towards Pioneer Elementary at 8:25 am and didn't arrive at school. He is 10 years old, tan complexion, wavy long brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information, please contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/3/18




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Announcing the Safety Task Force

Davis Joint Unified recognizes that the issue of student safety is not something we face alone, nor something we can fully address in isolation. To strengthen our safety net, we need our community’s support to identify risks and find ways to implement improvements in a timely manner.

 

The Davis Joint Unified School District cordially invites you to participate in a Safety Task Force. The Safety Task Force is designed to provide the Davis Joint Unified District with community input on a spectrum of safety-related considerations, challenges and solutions. The Safety Task Force process will also serve to direct feedback to a variety of school safety-related plans, including our Facilities Master Plan, scheduled to be finalized in May for Board of Education consideration.

 

All Safety Task Force meetings will take place in April 2018, and please see the schedule here. The Task Force meetings are open to the public and will include Spanish language interpretation.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/23/18




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Wednesday, March 14 marks a day of national interest around gun control activism. Our schools, depending on the level of interest from students, are prepared to engage students in discourse and activities that model civic engagement.  We also know some students will want to be part of the walkouts that are occurring nationally. As a school district we support student First Amendment rights, but must ensure student safety and uphold district policies and administrative regulations.  We share with you the following guidance so our community is clear on how Davis Joint Unified will be approaching any student walkouts.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/13/18




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Dear DJUSD Parent/Guardian,

 

Harper Junior High School will be open on Monday, March 5, 2018.   

 

Today Davis Police officers, working with the Davis Joint Unified School District, were able to identify the source of the threat made against Harper Jr. High on Friday, a male student in his early teens.  Further investigation revealed the threat was a prank.  Any legal or school disciplinary measures related to this matter are being handled by the appropriate entity.

 

Harper Junior High School will be in session for a regular school day on Monday, March 5.  We are thankful for the assistance of the Davis Police Department for their thorough investigation and dedication the safety of Davis students.  In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and other recent tragedies effective partnerships with the Davis Police Department are more important than ever.

 

At this point in time, all DJUSD schools are open on Monday, March 5, 2018.  There are no known threats to any campuses.

 

We understand that events like this can cause fear and stress. If you have questions or need support for your student, please contact your child’s principal or counselor.

 

Sincerely,

John A. Bowes, Superintendent

 

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Estimado/a padre/guardian de Harper

 

La escuela Harper Junior High estará abierta el lunes, 5 de marzo de 2018.

 

Hoy los oficiales de la policía de Davis, trabajando con el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Davis, han identificado la fuente de la amenaza contra Harper Jr. High el viernes, un estudiante masculino en su adolescencia. Investigaciones posteriores revelaron que la amenaza era una broma. Cualquier medida disciplinaria legal o escolar relacionada con este asunto está siendo manejada por la entidad apropiada.

 

Harper Junior High School estará en sesión para un día escolar regular el lunes, 5 de marzo. Estamos agradecidos por la asistencia del Departamento de Policía de Davis por su exhaustiva investigación y dedicación a la seguridad de los estudiantes de Davis. A la luz de los reciente tiroteo escolar en Parkland, Florida y otras tragedias recientes, las a efectivas con el Departamento de Policía de Davis son más importantes que nunca.

En este momento, todas las escuelas de DJUSD están abiertas el lunes, 5 de marzo de 2018. No se conocen amenazas a ningún campus.

 

Entendemos que eventos como este pueden causar miedo y estrés. Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda para su estudiante, por favor, póngase en contacto con el director o consejero de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

John A. Bowes, Superintendente

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/4/18




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DJUSD/Parent Guardians:

This message is to inform you that Harper has received a targeted and anonymous threat via the StopIt App. The threat claimed that there would be a school shooting at Harper Junior High School on Monday, March 5, 2018. As safety is the Davis Joint Unified School District’s number one priority, the Davis Police were contacted and, in conjunction with school staff, are conducting an investigation into the threat. Harper Junior High School and district administration are in close communication with the police as we continue to investigate over the weekend. If you have any information regarding this threat, contact the Davis Police Department- 911 for Emergencies and (530) 747-5400 Non-emergency line.  We will be communicating again with our school community no later than Saturday at 5pm about whether Harper will be closed on Monday.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/2/18




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We need your feedback! 
DJUSD is asking for parent/guardian and staff feedback that will help with our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP helps the district connect the funding we receive with the goals we have established, and parent/guardian input, as well as staff input, plays a critical role in identifying these goals. There are separate 10 minute surveys for staff members, parents of elementary students, parents of middle school students, and parents of high school students. If you have children in multiple levels please take each survey that applies. 
Thank you so much for your time and feedback. It is greatly appreciated! 

 

Staff Survey: 

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/ch06R1

Elementary Parent Survey: 

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/QLsUBA 

Middle School Parent Survey: 

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/pD7yvd

High School Parent Survey:

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/IAxnx8

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




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The Yolo County Bomb Squad will be conducting an operation Tuesday, Feb. 20, to destroy old evidence. This operation will take place at the old police firing range along Pole Line Road just north of Davis.
Residents may be able to hear several small explosions between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please make sure to safeguard your pets during this time. The operation is not open to the public.

 

www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/bomb-squad-operation-may-get-noisy/

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




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

During construction bicyclists and pedestrians, traveling east and west who used the Davis Little League Path will need to change their route

Route Changes Include:

  • When leaving Davis High School or North Davis Elementary and traveling eastbound:

Follow the detour signs through Community Park to the intersection of F Street and 14th Street.  At F Street and 14th Street, enter into the bike lane and ride until you reach F Street and 11th Street.  At F Street and 11th Street, a crossing guard will assist you with crossing F Street.  Then travel to H Street and follow the detour signs to the H Street tunnel. 

  • When traveling from Holmes Jr. High and traveling westbound:

Go through the H Street tunnel.  Follow the detour signs on H Street headed south towards 11th Street.  At 11th Street, continue to F Street where the crossing guard will assist you across the street.  Then travel to B Street.  At B Street turn north towards 14th Street.  There is a crossing guard at B and 14th.

  • Do not cut-through the apartment parking lots between F Street and H Street.  
  • Do not ride your bike the wrong way on the road.

 

A map of the detour can be found here. 

 

More information on the project can be found here.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/5/17




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

From November 29-early January, there will be construction affecting the H to F street pathway, on the south side of the little league fields.  During construction, students, pedestrians, and cyclists traveling between H street and F street can use 11th street to safely cross F. A temporary crosswalk with a crossing guard will be located at 11th Street.  Find below links to more information.  We want to make sure that students are taking the safest routes possible to school.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




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

Please join us for the second annual Davis Joint Unified School District’s We All Belong Community Forum. This event is open to students, staff, parents and community members interested in providing a school climate of peace, respect and openness to diverse perspectives where all students, staff and families belong.  

Spanish translation and childcare will be available.

 

Where: North Davis Elementary Multipurpose Room

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




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Applications are due December 15th!

Are you interested in making a difference and contributing to the future development of World Language programs in the Davis Joint Unified School District? The World Language Task Force will examine current barriers to student participation, current and predicted funding support needed for committee-proposed options as well as future funding opportunities, cost-neutral opportunities, and additional immersion opportunities.  With the potential collaboration between community groups, local community colleges, and UC Davis, the district is seeking to further examine program in light of high school graduation requirements along with UC and CSU language requirements and study innovative programs offered by other school districts.  Download the World Language Task Force Application– applications are due December 15th. Please email the applications to Director Ricardo Perez at rperez@djusd.net.   
 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




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Posted by: Lisa Mayfield
Published: 10/31/17




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October 12- Air Quality Update

Air quality in Davis has improved over the last 18 hours, but wildfires continue in our region. District and school leaders will continue to monitor conditions throughout the day and modify outside activities accordingly.  We will post any updates to Facebook and the DJUSD website news at www.djusd.net

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/12/17




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

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Today, October 11, experts have determined the air quality in Davis is unhealthy for all groups. The smoke from wildfires in our region continues to impact our city and county.

School remains in session but we continue to monitor the situation and the communications from the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District and the County of Yolo.  Safety remains a top priority for our school community.  Individuals are encouraged to stay indoors with windows closed.   Students arriving at school this morning will be directed inside to multipurpose rooms or classrooms.  Students will remain indoors during recess, lunch and PE.  Athletic activities are being reviewed and updates will be available on the District and Davis website and Facebook throughout the day.  

If you have a student with health concerns, please contact your school office.

Further questions about smoke conditions can be sent to Maria Clayton,  DJUSD Public Information Officer at mclayton@djusd.net.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17