From the Principal


Davis Families -

As we head into October, I want to thank all of our parents and students for a successful 1st month of school.  This month we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences: both In Person and Virtually.  

Davis Parent Teacher Conferences –
Thursday, October 6 and Thursday, October 13

Parents have two options for conferences this school year and can sign up for a conference either in person or virtually, similar to last year. 

Parents who would like to meet virtually should schedule their conferences during the following times and dates:

  • Virtual on October 6 is from 12:00 to 1:45 p.m.

  • Virtual on October 13 is from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Parents who would like to meet in person should schedule a time during the following times and dates:

  • In Person on October 6 is from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Appointment Only

  • In Person on October 13 is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Appointment Only

As I indicated in previous letters/emails, the Raider Review will come to you every Thursday and will contain calendar dates, Davis items, and UCS information weekly.  It is the primary communication source from the school and a great way to stay in tuned with what is happening at Davis and the school district.  The most current information will be at the top of the newsletter and items from previous weeks will be archived as you scroll through the document toward the bottom. 

The next and final date for retakes and new students is Wednesday, October 5th.  Students wishing to have retakes, MUST bring the original picture package with the to be able to get a retake.  New students and those not at the first two picture days, will need to have their picture taken and to get an updated ID. 

Mr. Shepard


Other Important Reminders!

The PowerSchool Parent Portal has been updated and as a result any existing parents need to follow Instructions (Click Here) to reset password and access their PowerSchool account.  New parents enrolling will automatically be added into the update.  The update will also require mobile app users to delete and redownload the app.  



...Will be sent at the end of each week for the following week's news via email.  Click HERE for this week's Raider Review.

Davis Junior High Student ID Policy School Year 2022-23

(All Students Must Have ID’s Visible) Davis Junior High School continues to work to ensure the safety and security for all staff and students. This is a top priority each and every day. All students at Davis will now be required to wear and have visible their school ID badges at all times.  Students need to wear their IDs to purchase lunch or snacks.

The wearing of student IDs provides easy identification of students for teachers, substitutes, district staff personnel, and law enforcement if ever needed.  Students need to have their ID's visible when in the halls and during lunch as well as any office areas throughout the school.  To avoid leaving one at home or losing their ID's, students should get into the habit of leaving them in their lockers at the end of each day.

REPLACEMENT ID COST IS $5 if lost or damaged. 

Laptop STUDENT Use Reminder... 

Students are NOT to be using their school issued laptop for personal use. 
It is for student /school use only.  Students are not allowed to download games, extensions, add vpns, etc., and are not to use their student email to create any accounts unless they have an authorization from a teacher.  This also helps to keep their email inbox free of clutter and spam as well as inadvertently downloading a virus.

The TEAMS chat and call features is available ONLY to reach out to teachers and staff and to be utilized during class meetings.  This is the same for all platforms/apps that act as a communication tool. Students can set up group chats but is limited to homework and school related content. This applies to Schoology messages as well as email.

Please feel free to check your student's laptops to be sure they are using the laptops accordingly.  Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding your student's laptop.

The Davis Junior High Mission is dedicated to creating a successful partnership of staff, parents and community to prepare our students to be positively-contributing members of society, and productive and responsible citizens.  We promote understanding and respect for all people and strive to inspire our students to become knowledgeable, caring, self-directed and productive learners who readily meet the challenges of a diverse world and global economy.

Students must have their ID card on them at all times during the school day.   All students will receive an ID at the beginning of each school year. 
Please click on the Raider Review tab for all information, consequences, and more  with regards to the school ID requirement.
Replacement ID's are $5 and can be purchased in the main office at Davis.

UCS Vision

Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.


UCS Mission

Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement. We accomplish this by:

• Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions

• Collaborating with all stakeholders

• Providing a safe and supportive environment

• Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation

• Reimagining what school can be

• Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools

• Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all