From the Principal


Davis Junior High Families,

Thank you to all of our families this week that have reached out with positive messages of support to staff and the main office.  We appreciate the phone calls and emails and I know that this has been a tough week for parents, students and staff.  I would also like to thank you for talking to your children about social media and the responsibility that comes along with that.  I know in my own house I have spoken with my own children numerous times this week and I do appreciate all of the work that you are doing with your children behind the scenes.  It does make a difference and together we will all move forward and be at a better place soon as a school and community. 

Sincerely,
Mr. Shepard


Read below for important school reminders:

SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
The newsletter is archived week to week each month.  The most current information is at the top of the newsletter and the reason everything is left in for the month is so that you can go back in and find the information that may have been in an earlier edition.  This way you can review one document and not have to sift through previous weeks.   
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for this week's Raider Review.

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Davis Junior High Locker Rollout Plan
Lockers are being assigned to students per the rollout plan. We anticipate that this rollout will end prior to exams at the end of December and all students will have a locker to keep their personal belongings in. Backpacks, coats, large items should be kept in the locker.
The Rollout Timeline: 
• Week of November 15 – 19 (9th grade lockers assigned)
• Week of November 22 – 26 (Short week – two days as a result of Thanksgiving Break)
• Week of November 29 – December 3 (8th grade lockers assigned)
• Week of December 6 – 10 (7th grade lockers assigned)
• Week of December 13 – 17 (All students assigned lockers) 

Davis Junior High is Hiring
Ever thought of joining the team at Davis Junior High? Our school has a variety of positions now open for parents who may be interested in working here with a family-friendly calendar. It is an opportunity for you to be even more involved in your child’s school and have a direct impact on the students in this community.

Positions we have available at our school include:
Paraprofessionals, Custodians, Substitute Teachers, Food Services

Openings across the district for positions that provide an important service to Davis Junior High include:
Food Services, Transportation, Child Care, Skilled Trades

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. More information is available at: https://uticak12.org/ucsjobs 

Davis Junior High Student ID Policy (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.

Wearing of ID badges is required as part of many workplace environments, as well as post high school education, college and university campuses. Furthermore, the wearing of student IDs provides easy identification of students for teachers, substitutes, district staff personnel, and law enforcement if ever needed.

Laptop Use Reminder... 

Students are NOT be using their school issued laptop for personal use. 
It is for student use only.  
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. 
Students are not to add any additional apps or extensions unless authorized by a staff member.
Please feel free to check your student's laptops to be sure they are using the laptops accordingly,


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

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.