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

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




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

The Davis Senior High School Madrigal Choir is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and will have a concert of about 150 past and current Madrigals on Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento.  See attached flyer.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/7/17




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

SCHOOL

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

Adult School

 

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Brunelle Theatre, DSHS Campus

King High

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Brunelle Theatre, DSHS Campus

DaVinci High

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm

North Gym, DSHS Campus

Davis School for Independent Study (DSIS)

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Brunelle Theater, DSHS Campus

Davis Senior  High (DSHS)

 

Friday, June 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Halden Field in the Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, Davis Senior High School Campus

 

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/2/17




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

 Davis Joint Unified School District, in partnership with the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, announces that the Valley Oak Preschools (including Headstart), and the Adult Living Skills Program will be closed for one day on Friday, May 26, 2017, due to the outbreak of Norovirus.

 

Norovirus can cause stomach pain, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and more than 3,000 students have been ill for the last three weeks in Yolo County. Our school has worked hard to prevent Norovirus from spreading; however, our school continues to see an increase in sick students at a higher percentage than most schools in the county.  The decision to close our specific school site for this one date was made because of the percentage of students and staff in our programs that have reported symptoms over the last three weeks.

 

To prevent spread of the virus and to perform further deep cleaning/disinfection of our site, the school will be closed on Friday, May 26, 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 30.  We apologize for the short notice and understand how this can affect families, but we need to take a more aggressive approach to end the outbreak.

 

See Attached Letter

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/25/17




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

The following update is for all DJUSD employees and DJUSD parents/guardians.

 

                                                NOROVIRUS UPDATE

May 19, 2017  

 

 

The following is updated information about the recent outbreak of the Norovirus in our region and school district.

 

What is the Norovirus?

According to County Health officials, Norovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus. Symptoms may include stomach cramps, fever, nauseau, vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is passed through touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, close contact with an infected person or eating contaminated food or drink.  County Health experts report that the spread of virus is continuing and encourage the public to take extra precautions to curb the spread. Visit Yolo County Norovirus website and Press Releases.

 

What should I do to protect myself and others from the virus?

There are three key actions you can take to help prevent the spread of Norovirus:

  1. Report absences related to stomach illness symptoms to your school office.
  2. Encourage the practice of regular hand washing, especially before meals.
  3. Stay home an additional 48 hours after symptoms resolve. (Health experts warn that individuals are still highly contagious in this timeframe.)

Has the Norovirus affected Davis schools?

Norovirus cases have been confirmed in our schools. Over the last two weeks, the numbers of new cases do not appear to be growing rapidly.  We continue to see reported absences across the district, but the attendance rates are generally remaining steady.  That said, because this virus outbreak is highly contagious and the County Health experts have told us the spread has not peaked, we anticipate we will continue to see Norovirus absences throughout the end of the school year.  Certain school campuses have reported more staff or student cases than others, but, at this time, the virus is not disrupting normal school operations at any campus.

 

What is DJUSD doing to protect schools and students?

DJUSD is taking a three-pronged approach to addressing the current health situation:

  1. Daily Monitoring of Possible Cases and Regional Coordination

Over the last two weeks, our schools have have been tracking absences of students and employees with symptoms that may be caused by the Norovirus. Lead district adminstrators have been monitoring the numbers and trends as well as particpating in regular teleconferences led by Yolo County officials to talk about regional trends, cleaning recommendations, health updates and recommendations.

  1. Disinfecting and Deep Cleaning Efforts across Campuses and in Targeted Areas

Ensuring that we keep students and school learning environments safe and clean is a top priority.  DJUSD is diligently deploying extra resources to combat the spread of the Norovirus in our schools with the use of proper disinfecting agents. By tracking new cases on a daily basis and coordinating with county and federal entities about proper chemical use, we are able to target additional resources appropriately and effectively.  Custodians are working throughout the day to respond to calls as well as to cleanse and disinfect high contact point surfaces (doorknobs, restrooms, water fountains, keypads, etc.)  Additionally, our maintenance team is deploying crews to schools for evening and weekend deep cleaning.

  1. Education and Communication to Employees and the School Community

Keeping the community up to date on the current situation is a priority. DJUSD has issued a series of updates for employees and school site leaders. In addition to this communication, an update went out to all DJUSD parents/guardians early last week.   Updates, press releases and information from County Health continue to be shared on the DJUSD website, School Loop News and on the Davis Joint Unified School District Facebook Page. The school district continues to respond to inquiries from local news media almost daily.  If you have specific questions about the  Norovirus and what is happening in our school district, please contact your school principal or our Public Information Officer, Maria Clayton at mclayton@djusd.net.

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




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

The following Student Health and Safety information about the spread of Norovirus  is provided to Parents and Guardians from the Davis Joint Unified School District:

Yolo County Gastrointestinal (GI) Outbreak 
According to the Yolo County Health Department hundreds of students, teachers, and school staff are sick with stomach cramps, vomiting, and/or diarrhea in schools throughout Yolo County and the number is increasing each day. In Davis schools we have limited cases, but are seeing more students and staff having to stay home with symptoms each day.

Facts from County Health experts:

  • The outbreak is most likely caused by the Norovirus which is highly contagious.
  • Norovirus commonly spreads through touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, close contact with someone who is infected, or eating contaminated food or drink.  
  • Symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.
  • Symptoms last for 1-3 days.  However, after symptoms go away, people are still highly infectious, especially the first 48 hours.  There is no treatment for Norovirus.    

More information about Norovirus, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/Norovirus  Information about Norovirus and templates for letters and guidance is also available by clicking on “Communicable Disease Investigation and Control” on the Yolo County website.
 
The Yolo County Public Health Officer states the following actions be taken to prevent further spread of the infection: 

  •  Students, Teachers, and School Staff should stay home if there is any sign of illness such as stomach pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
  • Stay home for an additional 48 hours after symptoms are gone.  Even though you feel better, you still carry the virus and can infect other people.
  • Wash your hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water.
  • Clean contaminated surfaces regularly with appropriate disinfectant.
  •  Do not prepare food and drink for others if you are sick.
  • Report to school front office if your student has fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or stomach pain.
  • Questions related to symptoms and treatment should be directed to your primary care provider or clinic.  
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Administrative Leadership Team 2014-15, All Principals 2014-15, Strategic Planning Professional Development Action Team, Student Support Services Department, Webmasters - School Loop, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID

Take Notice- Health Update


A new stomach virus has been on the rise in our county and currently affecting UC Davis and Woodland schools as well as schools in Sacramento.   At this time it is not affecting Davis school operations, but cases have been identified across our district.  As the situation changes, DJUSD will keep our community posted. 
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The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency is investigating a gastrointestinal illness (GI) outbreak throughout the county. The most common cause of widespread GI illness is Norovirus, more commonly called the stomach flu. The organism causing the present outbreak is unknown at this time but Public Health is working to identify the organism.  Please read the press release for information about the situation.
http://www.yolocounty.org/Home/Components/News/News/4974/

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/10/17




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

Willett Elementary celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To recognize this milestone, the school invites all alumni to join current staff and students at a presentation on Mr. Willett and a history of the school during the Willett Annual Open House, April 13th at 6PM.

 

Please email Pam Porter at peachyp18@yahoo.com if you’re interested in attending or if you have memorabilia to share. 

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/24/17




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

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Davis’ Holmes Junior High School! Holmes was founded in 1966, and has been one of Davis’ Junior High schools, teaching thousands of children and contributing to our community. Its mascot is the Patriot. The namesake of the school is Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., a well-known American poet and author.

 

To celebrate, Holmes is holding our 50th Anniversary Open House on April 27th, 2017. We are also collecting artifacts to be placed in a time capsule that will be buried in the grounds of Holmes. If you have any items that you feel could be put in it, bring them to the front office of Holmes. We are also creating a Display Case in the library. The theme of this is “50 years of faces”. Feel free to bring anything that you feel will represent this subject, prior to the event. The deadline for these items is April 21st.

 

The Open House Celebration begins at 6:00pm, and ends at 8pm. It will be at Holmes. The address is 1220 Drexel Drive, Davis CA. All families are welcome! We would especially like to invite any Holmes alumni from years past or former Holmes students currently attending district schools. Wear any Holmes memorabilia that you own and come ready to have a good time! There will be food vendors, music performances, and activities around campus, so bring your family and get food and sit in the grass to watch students perform. We hope to see you soon!

 

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17




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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Administrative Leadership Team 2014-15, All Principals 2014-15, Strategic Planning Professional Development Action Team, Student Support Services Department, Webmasters - School Loop and Homepage


 

We All Belong: Safe and Welcoming Schools for All

Davis Schools Community Forum

Brunelle Theatre, Davis Senior High School

Monday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 pm

 

Over the last month, the Davis Joint Unified School District has communicated with parents, staff and the community our commitment to ensuring that school remains a safe place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression.  In order to reaffirm our values, DJUSD is crafting a resolution for adoption at the Board of Education meeting scheduled for February 2.  In addition to the variety of ways we have been gathering input (community events, visiting school sites, and learning from your phone calls and emails as part of our usual process to maintain a positive school climate) we would like to invite you to attend a DJUSD-led community forum about safe schools to share your experience and perspectives.  To read recent communications from our Superintendent on this topic,  visit www.djusd.net and click on Superintendent Communication.

 

Spanish interpretation will be available at the event.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/7/16