O. W. Holmes Junior High School

News

Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Davis Schools!  

It is my great pleasure to announce to you our 2nd annual Arbor Day Art Contest!  Our theme this year is, “What do Trees Give Us?”  It is open to all Kindergarteners through 9th graders, and there will be prizes awarded at our annual Arbor Day Celebration https://cityofdavis.org/home/showdocument?id=12355 in three categories:  K-2nd graders, 3rd-5th graders, and 6th-9th graders.  In addition to prizes, we will display the winners at City Hall from 2/18/19-3/8/2019.  All entries will be displayed at our Arbor Day Celebration as well – it is such a joy to see them all together!  All entries must be submitted along with an entry form by Friday, February 1, 2019.

 

For details on the Arbor Day Art Contest, please visit:  https://cityofdavis.org/Home/Components/News/News/5275/

 

Thank you very much!!

Julia E Jones   Urban Forestry Supervisor   City of Davis

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 1/18/19




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Davis Schools!  

It is my great pleasure to announce to you our 2nd annual Arbor Day Art Contest!  Our theme this year is, “What do Trees Give Us?”  It is open to all Kindergarteners through 9th graders, and there will be prizes awarded at our annual Arbor Day Celebration https://cityofdavis.org/home/showdocument?id=12355 in three categories:  K-2nd graders, 3rd-5th graders, and 6th-9th graders.  In addition to prizes, we will display the winners at City Hall from 2/18/19-3/8/2019.  All entries will be displayed at our Arbor Day Celebration as well – it is such a joy to see them all together!  All entries must be submitted along with an entry form by Friday, February 1, 2019.

 

For details on the Arbor Day Art Contest, please visit:  https://cityofdavis.org/Home/Components/News/News/5275/

 

Thank you very much!!

Julia E Jones   Urban Forestry Supervisor   City of Davis

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 12/21/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

The Holmes Campus will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 6.

 

Please be sure to check the lost and found this week.  All items will be donated on Dec. 21 after school.

 

School resumes Jan. 7, 2019.  Happy Vacation!

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 12/14/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

8th Grade Basketball begins December 17.

 

Wrestling:  Dec 19 @ Esparto.  Dismissed at 2:45

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 12/14/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Students its the last few days you can buy your yearbook for $42. order from the Holmes website. Hurry and get it now before December 28th. 

 

Contact Mrs. Leveque if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 12/12/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Please remember that:

Entrance:  The price of the ticket is $7 or $5 with an ASB card.  You must have I.D card to attend the dance. If you don’t have your ID you must buy another one from the library for an extra $5 in order to get into the dance. 

Attendance:  You must attend school the day of the dance.  All attendance and detentions must be cleared. If you have un-served detention, you will not be allowed to attend the dance.  If you have been suspended from school and your school activity participation restriction is in place during a scheduled dance, you may not attend the dance.

These dances are for Holmes students only, and all school rules apply.  Students who are behaving inappropriately or not following dress code will be taken to the office to call home, may be asked to change clothes or leave the dance, and may potentially be excluded from future dances. 

Behavior: Running, pushing and horseplay are not allowed at Holmes dances.  Dancing must be safe and respectful; you may not contact others in a rough or sexually suggestive manner.  Freaking and mashing are not permitted.  This also applies to group dancing.

Dress Code:  There are no “formal” events at Holmes Junior High School.  The dress code that is in your planner on page 92 applies at school dances. 

On Campus:  Student visitors are never allowed at a Holmes sponsored school dance.  Parents are welcome to visit dances or help chaperone.  You are not to be on the school campus unless you are attending the dance.

The September 21 and May 10 dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.  The December 14 dance begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.  You must arrive no later than one hour after the dance start time and stay until the dance is over unless you are picked up by a parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian needs to pick you up promptly at the end of the dance.    

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 12/7/18




Audience: Bulletin, Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

Dismissals:  Students leave class at the dismissal time listed, not earlier.  Times listed include time to change into uniforms and time for transportation to DHS.  

12/17  Boys Soccer JV 2:15.  Girls Soccer JV 2:30

12/18  Girls Soccer JV 2:30

12/19  Boys Soccer FR 1:35

12/20  Boys Basketball FR and JV tba.  Girls Basketball FR 2:45.   Girls Soccer JV 12:45

12/21  Boys Basketball FR and JV tba 

 

Questions? Please contact Laurie Williams at DHS. 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 12/7/18




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 08, Grade 09, Homepage and Homepage

If you were invited to Challenge Day, the permission slip is due to the office this Friday, December 7th, by the end of the day. No exceptions.

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Posted by: Ellen Shields
Published: 12/5/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Davis Schools!  

It is my great pleasure to announce to you our 2nd annual Arbor Day Art Contest!  Our theme this year is, “What do Trees Give Us?”  It is open to all Kindergarteners through 9th graders, and there will be prizes awarded at our annual Arbor Day Celebration https://cityofdavis.org/home/showdocument?id=12355 in three categories:  K-2nd graders, 3rd-5th graders, and 6th-9th graders.  In addition to prizes, we will display the winners at City Hall from 2/18/19-3/8/2019.  All entries will be displayed at our Arbor Day Celebration as well – it is such a joy to see them all together!  All entries must be submitted along with an entry form by Friday, February 1, 2019.

 

For details on the Arbor Day Art Contest, please visit:  https://cityofdavis.org/Home/Components/News/News/5275/

 

Thank you very much!!

Julia E Jones   Urban Forestry Supervisor   City of Davis

 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 11/30/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Due to repairs in the Holmes' gym, all games are away games.

Basketball

Tues December 4th        Holmes @ Winters  dismissed 2:45

Thurs December 6th       Holmes @ Emerson dismissed 3:00

Wrestling

Wednesday December 5th @ Douglas dismissed 2:45

 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 11/30/18




Audience: Library, Parents, Teachers, Staff, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, All Grades, Homepage and Homepage

 

 

   We will be having the Book Fair

        in the library Dec. 3rd-7th

 

 

 

     This is a great time to purchase gifts for the holidays and support Holmes library in keeping our library full of current materials. We will be open:

 

Monday-Thursday at lunch and after-school until 5:00

Friday we will close at 4:00

 

You can pay with Cash, Credit or Checks (written to Holmes)

 

The online orders are open now through Dec 3rd. (Scholastic cannot guarantee holiday delivery after that) Use the link below and enter code APP19 to get $5 off orders over $25:

 

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/holmesjuniorhighschool1

 

 

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Posted by: Kristine Thiem
Published: 11/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage


 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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




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

 

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




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

 

 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage


 

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: Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

Tuesday November 13th

7th Grade Girls Basketball

Lee @ Holmes at 4pm

7th Grade Boys Basketball

Lee @ Holmes at 5pm

 

Thursday November 15th

7th Grade Girls Basketball

Esparto @ Holmes at 4pm 

7th Grade Boys Basketball

Esparto @ Holmes at 5pm

 

Friday November 16: Jamboree with all three Davis Junior High Teams:  4:-5:30 see schedule below

Time: 4:00-5:30         Boys Host                                Girls Host

November 16:                   Holmes                                                  Harper

November 30:                   Harper                                                  Emerson

December 7:                     Emerson                                                Holmes

 

November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break (non mandatory practices TBA by your coach)

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Posted by: Leigh Choate
Published: 11/7/18




Audience: Bulletin, Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

Dismissal times listed are the times that students leave the classroom and include time to change, check out and get to game.

 

7th Grade Girls Basketball:

Nov. 6   3:00   @ Emerson

Nov. 8   3:00   @ Harper

 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 11/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attached is a resource to inform Holmes parents and gaurdians about the newest trends concerning social media.  Our students comunicate fequently using multiple platforms and often have numerous accounts to conceal their communication to others.  Hopefully you find this information useful and feel free to share your thoughts.   Thanks, Mr. Dufresne

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 10/31/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/26/18




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, All Grades, Homepage and Homepage

WEB Single Lunch on Friday 11/2!

 

-Skittle Tasting

-Obstacle Course

-Peg a WEB leader

-Cake Walk

-Musical Chairs

 

Come join out on the fun at the quad!

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Posted by: Jennifer Diaz
Published: 10/26/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing costumes to school on Halloween.  Please remember that all dress code rules apply to Halloween costumes.  Students may not wear costumes that interfere with classroom instruction.  Students' faces may not be covered by masks or makeup.  No fake weapons of any sort are allowed.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/19/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Dismissals:

Oct 18 7th Girls Volleyball dismissed 3:00

 

7th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball and Wrestling begin practice next week.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/18/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Red Ribbon Week Activities

Tuesday - door decorating contest

Wednesday - scavenger hunt

Thursday - face painting

Friday - wear red

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/17/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Leadership is helping out a non-profit organization called Operation Elf during the holiday season. Operation Elf assists families that can’t afford the holidays in the Sacramento and Yolo county area. They buy food, trees, gifts, and bring hope, joy and spirit to the holidays. This year to help out, Leadership is hosting a school wide toy drive to help the organization so they can put the money towards food, and other holiday necessities. We are asking for brand new, unopened toys to donate. There will be boxes in all fifth period classrooms. The dates to donate toys will be October 19- December 15. Toys will be collected every Thursday during fifth period. 

Please contact Donald Nush or Grace Dwyer if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/15/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/12/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Monday- Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday- Tropical 

Wednesday- Pajama Day 

Thursday- Camouflage 

Friday-Rally Colors

(7th grade wears orange, 8th yellow, and 9th green.) 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/11/18




Audience: Bulletin, Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

Tuesday October 9th

7th Grade Volleyball:    

Winters @ Holmes at 4pm 

8th Grade Volleyball:

Winters @ Holmes at 5pm

 

Wednesday October 10th

Cross Country:

Holmes/Lee/Esparto/Harper @ Harper at 4pm

Dismissal Time 3:00 / Departure 3:10

 

Thursday October 11th

7th Grade Volleyball:

Emerson @ Holmes at 4pm  

8th Grade Volleyball

Emerson @ Holmes at 5pm 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/8/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/4/18




Audience: Bulletin, Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

     Let’s all work together to help

HOLMES ATHLETICS fund our programs!

To place an order online click on this link http://shop.fancloth.com/95616/431816  Fill your cart.  When you check out select Holmes Athletics for student/player.  Sale ends Oct. 26.  Estimated time of arrival is 3 weeks.  All items will be delivered to Holmes for distribution.  

 

If you have any questions contact Mrs. Choate.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/4/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

All clubs are preparing for 2018-1019 competitions!

 

MathCounts---Room B-21 Every Wednesday at Lunch---7th-8th 

STEM CLUB---Room B-19 Every Tuesday---3:30-4:30---7th-9th
Science Bowl--- Room B-19 Every Monday---3:45-4:45---7th-9th

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Posted by: Scott Grensted
Published: 9/27/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Come learn to meditate and practice mindfulness on Mondays at lunch.

In room E39, the art room.

12:15-12:35

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Posted by: Deanna Leveque
Published: 9/24/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Order your Yearbook online at www.jostens.com

Or go to the link on the homepage of Schoolloop.

Before prices go up. Personalization is still available, add your name and  icons to make your book unique.

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Posted by: Deanna Leveque
Published: 9/20/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Please remember that:

Entrance:  The price of the ticket is $7 or $5 with an ASB card.  You must have I.D card to attend the dance. If you don’t have your ID you must buy another one from the library for an extra $5 in order to get into the dance. 

Attendance:  You must attend school the day of the dance.  All attendance and detentions must be cleared. If you have un-served detention, you will not be allowed to attend the dance.  If you have been suspended from school and your school activity participation restriction is in place during a scheduled dance, you may not attend the dance.

These dances are for Holmes students only, and all school rules apply.  Students who are behaving inappropriately or not following dress code will be taken to the office to call home, may be asked to change clothes or leave the dance, and may potentially be excluded from future dances. 

Behavior: Running, pushing and horseplay are not allowed at Holmes dances.  Dancing must be safe and respectful; you may not contact others in a rough or sexually suggestive manner.  Freaking and mashing are not permitted.  This also applies to group dancing.

Dress Code:  There are no “formal” events at Holmes Junior High School.  The dress code that is in your planner on page 92 applies at school dances. 

On Campus:  Student visitors are never allowed at a Holmes sponsored school dance.  Parents are welcome to visit dances or help chaperone.  You are not to be on the school campus unless you are attending the dance.

The September 21 and May 10 dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.  The December 14 dance begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.  You must arrive no later than one hour after the dance start time and stay until the dance is over unless you are picked up by a parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian needs to pick you up promptly at the end of the dance.    

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 9/14/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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, PRIDE OF THE PATRIOTS - HONOR SOCIETY and Homepage

There will be a lunchtime meeting for students who are enrolled in or would like to learn about the "PRIDE OF THE PATRIOTS," an activity, honor and service society for Holmes Junior High School. 

 

This program is only available for 7th and 8th grade students.

 

The meeting will be at lunch on Tuesday, September 18 in room H-55.

 

Please see Mr. Bryant or Mr Dufresne for any questions.

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Posted by: Jeffrey Bryant
Published: 9/10/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 9/7/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Election forms will be in the office starting on Tuesday, September 4th. In order to be a candidate, you must fill out one of these forms. If you want to change Holmes for the better and make an impact, be sure to come by and get one early on Tuesday. Please contact me, Kiana Bagheban (ASB President) if you have any questions!

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Posted by: Kiana Bagheban-Rezvan
Published: 8/30/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

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: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage


 

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: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

 

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




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

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, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage


 

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




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

It is almost time to celebrate the end of another great school year with Day on the Green.  Please remember:

Holmes dress code will be enforced.  Please wear clothing that is appropriate for playing in the water, climbing and running around.  Girls may wear a bathing suit under a school appropriate shirt.  Shirts should not be see-through when wet.   Skirts or dresses are a bad idea; you will not be able to participate in all of the activities.  Boys must wear a shirt.  You must keep your shoes on at all times. 

No food delivery allowed! Students are never permitted to have food delivered to school from a restaurant. 

Cell phones and cameras are not permitted at Day on the Green.

Students are not allowed to leave campus before 3:25.  All students will report to their 7th period class at 3:15 for attendance.  Students who do not report to 7th period will be marked truant. 

No non-Holmes students are allowed on campus. 

Be safe! If you are rough housing, pushing or behaving in a way that could injure yourself or others you will spend the rest of DOTG in the office. 

Protect your valuables.  Do not leave backpacks with valuables lying around campus unsupervised.  Store you backpacks in your lockers or a locked classroom and leave your valuables (excess money, electronic devices, etc.) at home. 

Let’s keep this day fun and safe.  Don’t forget to thank leadership for all of their hard work. 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 6/1/18




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Published: 6/1/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Published: 6/1/18




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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/30/18




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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/30/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention all 9th graders, we will be having a 9th grade party to celebrate our three years at Holmes on Monday June 4th from 3:30-5:00 pm.  There will be free food and drinks, fun games and opportunities to sign yearbooks.  School dress code applies.  

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 5/30/18




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

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: Bulletin, Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

BLUE DEVIL BRICKS:  Build Blue Devil Pride, One Brick at a Time!  The new BLUE DEVIL ATHLETIC BOOSTERS invite you to support all of our high school athletes with the purchase of a memorial brick. Bricks will be installed at the Steve Larsen Bike Plaza (in between the stadium and gym) and will honor your future, past or present athlete, musician, scientist or artist! Visit the Booster website for more information about this new group or to purchase your brick:  http://bluedevilboosters.org/   Deadline for ordering bricks:  June 1st.

 

SAVE THE DATE! Annual Sports Physical Clinic.   Saturday, June 2nd - 8:30am-12noon.  Sutter Davis Family Practice, 2030 Sutter Pl. Suite 2000.  $20 benefits Davis High Athletics

Please bring a Sports Physical Examination Form  completed, signed by a parent/guardian  in order to participate in the clinic. Available on Athletics page, forms folder: https://dshs.djusd.net

 

Questions? Contact the Athletic Dept. 757-5400 x 125

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/25/18




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

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, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

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




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention 9th graders, the permission slips, behavioral contract and the $55 donation are all due by this Friday May 25th.

 

All students, the lost and found in the MPR will be bagged up and donated to charity soon.  If you are missing something check out the bin in the MPR.  All items will be delivered to charity on Friday June 1st.

 

All students that have earned detention time should have received a loop mail from Mr. Dufresne.  All detention must be served by June 5th in order to go on the 9th grade trip or attend Day on the Green.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 5/21/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

All students and parents are invited to submit nominations for this year’s 9th grade “Big 3” awards: Rotary, Del Bryant, and Holmes Hero.  Students receiving these awards will be recognized at a school-wide program, will have their names engraved on the plaques displayed in the office, and will receive a small gift and certificate. Nomination forms can be found in the office with further details about each award. Please return to Ellen Shields by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 22nd.

 

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 5/15/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Wednesday, May 30th  - Friday June 1st

9th grade co-enrolled:  8:15-9:05

Period 1:  8:30- 9:20

Final:  9:25 – 11:00  (95 minutes)

Break:  11:00 – 11:10

Final:  11:15- 12:50  (95 minutes)

 

Wednesday:  Finals Period 2 and 5

Thursday:  Finals Period 3 and 6

Friday:  Finals Period 4 and 7

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/14/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes won the Golden Wheel Award again for having the most bike riders at any Davis Junior High School! We had 349 bikes at Holmes on Wednesday!

 

Thanks for riding -- keep up the good work!

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/12/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Please remember that:

Entrance:  The price of the ticket is $7.  You must have I.D card to attend the dance. If you don’t have your ID you must buy another one from the library for an extra $5 in order to get into the dance. 

Attendance:  You must attend school the day of the dance.  All attendance and detentions must be cleared. If you have un-served detention, you will not be allowed to attend the dance.  If you have been suspended from school and your school activity participation restriction is in place during a scheduled dance, you may not attend the dance.

These dances are for Holmes students only, and all school rules apply.  Students who are behaving inappropriately or not following dress code will be taken to the office to call home, may be asked to change clothes or leave the dance, and may potentially be excluded from future dances. 

Behavior: Running, pushing and horseplay are not allowed at Holmes dances.  Dancing must be safe and respectful; you may not contact others in a rough or sexually suggestive manner.  Freaking and mashing are not permitted.  This also applies to group dancing.

Dress Code:  There are no “formal” events at Holmes Junior High School.  The dress code that is in your planner applies at school dances.  Outfits that show any skin in the midsection, cleavage, or buttocks and visible undergarments are not allowed. Strapless tops and dresses are not allowed, even if you are wearing a jacket or cover-up.  Gang related clothing is prohibited.  If you arrive at the dance wearing clothing that does not meet dress code you will not be allowed in the door.     

On Campus:  Student visitors are never allowed at a Holmes sponsored school dance.  Parents are welcome to visit dances or help chaperone.  You are not to be on the school campus unless you are attending the dance.

The dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.

You must arrive before 8:00 p.m. and stay until the dance is over unless you are picked up by a parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian needs to pick you up promptly at 9:30 p.m. 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/4/18




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Athletics, Grade 08, Homepage, Homepage and Parents

The Holmes Athletic Department hosts one dance per year. The proceeds will help pay for equipment, uniforms and officiating for all athletics. We need chaperones, food and drinks. If you can help chaperone or can bring food or drinks please sign up at Sign Up Genius.  The food and drinks need to be individually wrapped and preferably peanut free. No homemade items are sold at school dances. Food and drink may be dropped off at school any time prior to the dance. Set up is after school. It includes helping put up decorations. The theme is Infinity Dance - where math meets Marvel. Clean up after the dance takes about 20 minutes.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Wade.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/3/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Help us win the City of Davis GOLDEN WHEEL AWARD for the Seventh year in a row!! Will Holmes have the more bikes than any other school in Davis??!!

 

Students who bike to school may have a free muffin on May 9th. Some students will receive prizes for biking.

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

BIKE LOOPALOOZA

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018
10AM – 2PM

PRESENTED BY BIKE DAVIS AND THE CITY OF DAVIS.

FUN 4 ALL AGES!

Ride the Davis Bike Loop through parks, greenbelts, and the UC Davis campus to celebrate May is Bike Month!
Pick up your passport at any station and ride in either direction. Collect a stamp at each station you pass and collect prizes as you complete portions of the loop.
Finish the whole 12-mile loop and get a Finisher’s Certificate of Completion!

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

During the month of May we encourage students and staff to ride their bikes to school. Bicycling is good exercise, reduces car traffic and is good for the environment.

 

On Wednesdays all month, some students who ride their bikes will be randomly chosen to receive a prize, such as t-shirt, keychain or gift card. Watch for the green prize coupons. Redeem your prize in room E-34 at lunch.

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Bag Check:  For safety reasons, all 9th graders who plan on attending the GALAxy Dance at Emerson Junior High tomorrow night who bring bags or backpacks to the dance will be asked to search the bag at the door then check the bag before entering the dance floor. 

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/26/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes Ninth Graders, tomorrow is the Ninth Grade Dance! You can still buy presale tickets at the student store at lunch for $7, or at the door of the dance for $10! The GALAxy dance starts at 7pm and ends at 9:30 pm at Emerson Junior High. Please don’t arrive earlier than 6:40pm. We can’t wait to see you there! This dance will be out of this world!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/26/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Elections for the ASB Cabinet are coming up in May. If you are considering running for a position on next year's cabinet, pick up an application in the office or in room E32. The applications will be available on APril 23rd and are due to Mr. Nush or Mrs. Taylor by May 1st. All details on position descriptions and how to fill out the application are included. If you have any questions, talk to an ASB officer for more information!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/23/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Begin

End

Monday

Tuesday

Minutes

8:30

9:18

Period 1

Period 1

48

9:22

11:06

Period 2

Period 3

104

11:06

11:11

Break

Break

5

11:15

12:59

Period 4

Period 5

104

12:59

1:36

Lunch

Lunch

37

1:41

3:25

Period 6

Period 7

104

Wednesday:  Normal Late Start schedule

Begin

End

Thursday

Friday

Minutes

8:30

9:18

Period 1

Period 1

48

9:22

11:06

Period 2

Period 3

104

11:06

11:11

Break

Break

5

11:15

12:59

Period 4

Period 5

104

12:59

1:36

Lunch

Lunch

37

1:41

3:25

Period 6

Period 7

104

 

 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 4/20/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Anyone interested in running for an ASB Cabinet position for next year should pick up an application in the office or E32. The applications include full description of the positions available and calendar of when the due dates are. Talk to an ASB officer for more information!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/19/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

The DHS Math Club - Mu Alpha Theta Honor society - is excited to announce our 9th Annual Davis Math Tournament!! The event will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The contest is open to all 4th-8th graders, and will provide students with the opportunity to participate in fun individual and group math contests.

There is also a fun raffle for the students. Prizes will be awarded to high scoring individuals and groups, and the elementary and junior high schools with the highest scores will receive the Davis All-City Math Tournament championship title. Curious math students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate!! There is a $10 registration fee that may be waived for students who are unable to pay. For more information, please visit -https://sites.google.com/view/davis-math-tournament/home

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/19/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage


 

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




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Listen up, 9th Graders! The Annual Ninth Grade GALAxy Dance is fast approaching at the end of the month on April 27th, from 7-9:30 at Emerson Junior High. The theme of the dance is outer space! Tickets go on sale online and at the student store the week of April 23rd. They are $7 presale and $10 at the door. We hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

The Holmes Open House is coming up on Thursday, April 26th, from 5:30 to 7pm! There will be performances by the bands and orchestra, games on the quad, and a mini talent show and teacher showcase in the MPR! Each department will also have a display around the quad. Come ready to have a good time! Families are welcome. 

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

This week marks the end of third quarter and with this milestone comes a few reminders:

  1. Warmer weather brings a change in clothing.  Please remember the dress code when selecting clothing for school.  Any staff member may ask you to change if your dress in violation of the dress code.  (See page 91 of the Holmes planner)
  2. The new cell phone policy bans the use of cell phones anywhere on campus after the first bell rings.  All phones/headphones should be turned off and not visible. The only exception is when a staff member allows the use of a cell phone during instructional time.
  3. Lunch detentions are no longer an option.  If you are assigned an office detention, you have the option to serve the detention either before or after school.  You will be contacted to make arrangements to serve your detention.
  4. Trash left around campus has become a big problem.  Please pick up and sort your trash.  There are numerous clearly identified waste stations around campus to sort and dispose of your trash.
  5. The MPR is off limits to all students during both lunches unless the weather is bad.  Get your snack or lunch and get out.
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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/10/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

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




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage


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




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

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




Audience: Parents, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes Jr. High is joining district-wide forces with the Annual Cesar Chavez Bike Swap Fundraiser!  

Parents, family and friends of Holmes Jr. High can donate working adult or kids bikes and bike related gear to the Cesar Chavez Bike Swap and a percentage will go to our school bike program.   Bikes can also be consigned with the owner receiving 75% of the sales price. Donated bike value and 25% consignment fee are tax deductible!!  

 

The Annual Bike Swap will be held on Sunday, April 8 from 9am- 3pm.  Bike drop off times are at Cesar Chavez Elementary the day before on Saturday, April 7 from 3-6pm and the day of the Bike Swap, Sunday, April 8 from 7-9am.    

At the Bike Swap you can: 

 

Donate a Bike

Consign a Bike 

Buy a Bike -  Great deals on both adult and kids bikes and bike related gear!  Last year over 250 bikes sold!

 

Holmes parents and students can also volunteer and earn community service credit.  Go to this Sign Up Genius link and be sure to list our school when you sign up. Volunteer duties vary from data entry to bike repair. Bike knowledge is helpful but not necessary. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 3/22/18




Audience: Grade 07, Grade 08, Homepage and Homepage

Track practice starts April 2nd after school. Signups and paperwork are now available in Mr King's room (H49). Get your paperwork turned in before Spring Break. Become a part of Holmes's largest team! Practices run M-Th 3:40 to 5:15.

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Posted by: Kristopher King
Published: 3/14/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

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




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Homepage and Homepage

Come to the office during lunch Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week for drop-in help with your course request forms or logging on to StudentConnect. Remember, your blue forms are due Friday to your English teacher, and courses need to be entered on StudentConnect by Thursday night.

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Posted by: Ellen Shields
Published: 3/10/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Join us for the DHS World Language Fair on March 17 from 11-2pm.  There will be music, dancing, food and fun.  Everyone is invited and the event is free.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 3/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes Patriots! The Annual Holmes Got Talent show is this Friday, March 9th, from 7-9:30 pm. We will be selling It’s-It’s ice cream sandwiches. We have an AWESOME lineup of acts who are so excited to perform for you! Tickets are $7 at the door. Come, watch the acts, and vote for the contestant you think is the best!!! We hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 3/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention Holmes Students and Staff you may have noticed in our Holmes planner that this was a scheduled Safety Week.  The planned drills this week have been postponed because the district has been revamping some of the evacuation procedures given the recent school shooting in Florida. Information about any changes will be shared with the Holmes community and we will practice the new evacuation procedures shortly after these new procedures have been published.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 3/5/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

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

 

----

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




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

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




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage, Students, Parents and Homepage

Yearbooks are now $46 during the month of March. Personalization is NO longer available. But march over to www.jostens.com to reserve your book today. Prices go up again in April, so don't delay.

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Posted by: Deanna Leveque
Published: 3/1/18




Audience: Bulletin, Heather Wade, Homepage and Homepage

Pi day is March 14th. The math department is planning some fun for the week. On Wednesday, March 14th there will be a pi memorization contest. Any student who has memorized 25 digits of pi will get a small prize. The students who have memorized the most digits of pi will win a pie.

There will also be a Pi-idol contest. Write new math lyrics to a song or write an original math song or poem and perform these at lunch for judges Mr. Grensted and Ms. Yamamoto. The top three performances win a pie of their choice.

Time to get ready for pi. See your math teacher for more information.

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Posted by: Heather Wade
Published: 2/28/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 2/23/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

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




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

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: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

NINTH GRADERS! Come hear the candidates for Sophomore Senate speak on TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20th at lunch in room E32. Voting will take place in your english classes on Thursday, February 22nd.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/16/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

ATS ( Academic Talent Search) offers fun and challenging classes like Lego Robotics, Algebra 1, All The World's a Stage, and Video Game Development over the summer at Sac State.  The ATS Qualifying Exam will be Thursday, March 8 at 3:45 here at Holmes.  More information is available in the counseling office--please see Ms. Pedone.

 

 

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Posted by: Ellen Shields
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

February 2018:

13        DaVinci incoming 10th presentations in World Geo/Health classes

15        DHS incoming 10th presentations in English 9 classes

20-21   Incoming 9th grade presentations in 8th grade Social Studies classes

21        Holmes incoming 9th grade parent night 6:30-7:30 MPR

22        DHS Open House

23        DaVinci incoming 10th parent night 6:30 - 8pm at DVCA

 

 

March 2018:

2          Incoming 9th grade course request and 4-year plan due to English teacher

3          DaVinci Open House 6-8:30 pm

6-8       Incoming 8th grade presentations to 7th grade core classes

7          Holmes incoming 8th grade parent night 6:30 -7:30 MPR

7-8       Incoming 7th grade presentations at North Davis, Birch Lane, and Willett (Mrs. Cook’s class)

12        Q Portal closes for DHS incoming 10th at midnight

14        Incoming 7th grade parent night 6-7:30 MPR

15        Incoming 8th grade course requests due to English teacher

15        DHS incoming 10th grade course request pickup in PE classes

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Any student interested in playing Magic Cards at Lunch, please come to an informational meeting at lunch tomorrow in room P6.  If there is enough interest, we will start the process of forming a club.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Next week is fashion week! To get ready for the rally, there will be a fashion show on Wednesday, February 14th at lunch on the quad. Each of our models that day will be wearing the colors Leadership is asking YOU to wear on the day of the rally, February 16th. 

The 7th graders, wearing blue, will be represented in the fashion show by Melina Luest and Mayz Rowenbale. The 8th graders, wearing white, will be represented by Scarlett Darrah, Chloe Barr, and Jihan Moon. The 9th graders, wearing black, will be represented by Ellie Paige and Joseph Fields. This week will be awesome!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 2/9/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Big Blue Football Nation. It is time to start thinking about the greatness that awaits you if you have the courage and integrity to join the DSHS football program. It will be the greatest experience you have during your high school years and will leave you with shared memories for the rest of your life. So that your parents can share in your journey to be the best student, community member, leader, teammate and player that you can be we ask them to attend our first parent/student information night. The date is Thursday Feb. 15th . The time 7:00 pm. The place : DSHS Library. Parents will meet the coaches, learn about what we stand for, get necessary significant date and contact information and be introduced to the blue print for success as well as the parent handbook. The meeting is mandatory for parents of 2018 players.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Anyone interested in singing the National Anthem at the Leadership rally on February 14th should go to tryouts in the music room on Tuesday, 3:40-4pm, Wednesday, 9:10-9:40am, or Thursday, 3:40-4pm!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

NINTH GRADERS! Are you interested in running for Sophomore Senator to represent our school at DHS next year? If so, grab an application in RM E32, C28, or the office and library to be approved as a candidate! Applications are due to Mrs. Taylor or Mr. Nush in E32 and C28 on Tuesday, February 13th. Further details are on the application forms. Elections are coming up!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Athletics, Grade 08, Heather Wade, Homepage and Homepage

The girls soccer coach will hold informational meetings for parents and athletes on Wednesday, Feb 7 and Thursday, Feb 8 in room B20 beginning at 6:30. Come the evening that works best for your family.

 

All 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing soccer for Holmes should come to the outdoor basketball courts at 3:45 on Tuesday, Feb. 13th. Come ready to play. Practice will finish at 5:15.

 

If you have not yet turned in a physical form this year, please pick one up in the attendance office or download it from the athletic website.

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Posted by: Heather Wade
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention Holmes students there will be an informational meeting for all 8th and 9th grade students interested in the Davis Blue Devil Football program.  The meeting will be held at lunch on Wednesday Feb. 14th in room B19.  Come meet Coach Hicks and Coach Smyte and learn how you can become involved.  

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

CALLING ALL TALENTED PERFORMERS! 

 

Auditions for Holmes Got Talent, our annual talent show, are coming up! Talents of all kinds are welcome, like singing, dancing, juggling, or playing an instrument. Audition Slips are available in the office, the library, and room C28, so stop by and grab one! They are due to ROOM C28 by FEBRUARY 12th. Auditions will take place the week of February 12th. All of the necesssary information is on the audition slips. Fill out a slip and try out!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/1/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) is an award that graduating seniors can earn who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English.   

The State Seal of Biliteracy takes the form of a gold insignia which is affixed to awarded seniors’ high school diplomas and is a statement of biliteracy accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions.    

 

Attached you will find the application and a brochure of eligibility.  In the brochure you will find the eligibility requirements to receive the Seal of Biliteracy.   

 

I recognize that this award is only for graduating seniors however, it is never too early to promote in other grades. Please note, applications are due no later than March 16, 2018 via e-mail to mgonzalez@djusd.net.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

Thank you,

 

Ricardo Perez

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 2/1/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

9th grade singers! Audition applications are now open for next year’s DHS Choirs. There are 4 choirs to choose from.

 

Concert Choir is open to all students interested in singing simply by choosing it as an elective in your counseling planner for next year.

 

Advanced Treble Choir, Jazz Choir, and Madrigal Choir are open by audition. You can apply at any of the choirs’ websites. Information about application and upcoming DHS choir activities is available in the front office. See your counselor or school choir director.

 

 

Audition applications are due Monday, February 26th. Auditions will be held at Davis High March 5th through 9th.

 

DHS Choir Auditons Flyer 2018

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 1/29/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Free college and career motivational event for middle school, high school and community college students and their parents.  Learn more at ucdavis.edu/sisepuede.   Free admission and parking.  Saturday, March 10, 2018  8 am - 3 pm.  UC Davis ARC Pavilion

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

There will be an informational meeting with Choir Director Dr. Karen Gardias on January 31 at 7PM at Steve's Pizza.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 1/23/18




Audience: Staff, Homepage, Students, Homepage and Parents

Dear Holmes Parents/Guardians,

Hope your new year is off to a positive start.  I am writing to inform you that Holmes Junior High has scheduled a make-up day for our cancelled school day on November 17th. We will be holding school on Monday, January 22, 2018. This date was originally scheduled to be our Teacher Work Day, but it will now be a normal student instructional day, with the regular Monday bell schedule.

I realize that this is late notice, but it is essential that our school make up the minutes missed to meet the instructional time required by the state prior to the end of the school year.  After discussion with teachers and our District leadership, we have determined that making the day up on Monday is the least disruptive option for families and staff. 

As a reminder, January 22 will be the official last day of the semester for Holmes.  Second semester will begin Tuesday, January 23.

If your family plans cannot be changed, please remember to report your student’s absence on that day.

Thank you so much for your understanding on this important matter.

 

If you have questions, please email me at jkennedy@djusd.net.

 

Sincerely,

Principal Jean Kennedy

Vice Principal Mike Dufresne

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Time is running out to order your personalized yearbook. Personalization ends at the end of the semester, January 19th. Prices will also increase after January 19th. 

Order your book online at www.jostens.com. You can even make payments. 

 

Not sure if you ordered a book? Check the current order list on the the Art room Window. 

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Posted by: Deanna Leveque
Published: 12/11/17




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

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: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

City Construction Detours May Affect School Commute

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: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 12/1/17




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

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, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

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