From the Principal


Davis Parents,

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year!  We are very excited to be partnering with you and your child for a successful school year!

For those parents that are new to Davis, every Thursday you will review the Davis Junior High official parent newsletter, the "Raider Review" through your email. It is also available on our school website and it contains weekly calendar events, important Davis related information, and Utica Community Schools items that need to be communicated to you. It is a great way to stay in tune with all Davis and UCS happenings!

In the event that an item needs to be communicated to you prior to the weekly newsletter coming out, it will be titled as "Parent Information" with the date. This is good to know for future reference.

The first weekly newsletter of the 2022 - 2023 school year has information about the upcoming Raider Day on Wednesday, August 24th, start of school information, and important UCS items for your review.

In addition, we have some attachments for your consideration listed below:

  • Davis Junior High Fundraising Information - A table will be available at Raider Day for much appreciated donations. Thank you for your help!
  • UCS Laptop Device Insurance Option for Parents
  • UCS Laptop Device Accept/Decline Form for Parents

Davis Junior High One Time Fundraising Request.pdf 

Optional Device Laptop Insurance Information.pdf 

Optional School Device Insurance Form.pdf 

Tips for Becoming a Super Organized Student

We look forward to seeing everyone on Raider Day and are looking forward to a great year at Davis Junior High and I appreciate your support as we partner together!

Mr. Shepard, Principal 

Important Reminders!
Our student orientation “Raider Day” will be on Wednesday, August 24th this year. This will be for both students attending in person and enrolled in the UCS Virtual Academy for the 2022 – 23 school year. All students attending “Raider Day” will report to Davis Junior High on their scheduled times listed below:

• 9th Grade - 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
• 8th Grade - 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
• 7th Grade- 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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.  

  • On a computer, log in to your PARENT PowerSchool account   
  • Click “Quick Links”
  • Click “Forms”
  • Complete the necessary forms
  • Sign electronically at the bottom
  • Click “Submit”

This should be completed before Raider Day and will ensure a quick check in allowing you to move through our stations quickly.  If you choose not to complete this step, you will be asked to complete forms at registration. 



 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 too, you can review one document and not have to sift through previous weeks.   

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.

Laptop STUDENT Use Reminder... 

Students are NOT 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