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Notes: Superintendent's Office

Superintendent’s End of Year Message
Posted by: Maddie Shumway Published: 6/7/18
This week we gather for numerous graduation ceremonies, as we watch DJUSD graduates celebrate the beginning of a new chapter.  This year 691 students earned diplomas and certificates from our school district. Each student has a unique story a... Read full story

Student Activities Planned for April 20
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 4/18/18
Dear Davis Community:

 

Students and adults in Davis and across the country continue to look for constructive ways to respond to and to process the recurring incidents of gun violence on school campuses in this country. On April 20... Read full story

DJUSD Invites Community Participation in Safety Task Force Work
Posted by: Maddie Shumway Published: 3/23/18
Dear Davis Community:

 

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, I shared with our school community a Safety Communication message detailing ways Davis Joint Unified keeps students, staff and campuses secure. 

 

We h... Read full story

Superintendent Comments to Board of Education re Student Walkout March 14
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 3/16/18
Excerpt from Superintendent Comments

March 15, 2018

 

On Wednesday, students across our school district took part in the student-led walkouts. The students were orderly, calm, peaceful and respectful.  Leadership staff from the ... Read full story

Guidance on Student Walkouts
Posted by: Maddie Shumway Published: 3/13/18
Dear Davis Joint Unified School District Students, Staff, Families and Community:

 

Our schools are aware of and prepared for possible student walkouts protesting school violence and advocating for school safety and gun control that are... Read full story

Harper JH Open Monday- No Threat to Campus Found
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 3/4/18
 



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 ident... Read full story

Harper Junior High will be closed on Monday, March 5.
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 3/3/18
Harper Junior High will be closed on Monday, March 5.

 

We made this decision to close Harper out of an abundance of caution and in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and other recent tragedies. Staff, students, pa... Read full story

Important Safety Announcement about Harper Junior High
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 3/2/18
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. A... Read full story

School Safety and Student Walkouts
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 3/1/18
(Superintendent comments made at the Board of Education meeting on March 1, 2018)

 

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the recent tragic shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. There were... Read full story

Florida School Tragedy: Message from the Superintendent
Posted by: Maddie Shumway Published: 2/15/18
There are no words to describe the sadness and tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida yesterday. Unfortunately, incidents involving gun violence in schools is becoming all too common with over a dozen reporte... Read full story

Holiday Message From The Superintendent
Posted by: Maddie Shumway Published: 12/21/17
As the year 2017 draws to a close, I want to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and Happy New Year. This has been a special year in Davis Joint Unified on all our campuses. We continue to make a difference in students' lives, expand oppor... Read full story

Reaffirming Our Schools As A Place Where Everyone Belongs
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 11/30/17
(Published in the Davis Enterprise on Friday, December 1) 

 

By Barbara Archer, Tom Adams, Alan Fernandes, Bob Poppenga, Madhavi Sunder and John Bowes. 

 

In 1958, as part of a commencement speech in Baltimore, Mary... Read full story

Important Information: Safe Schools Welcome Back
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 11/24/17
 

 

Dear DJUSD Parent/Guardians:

 

On Friday, November 17, Holmes Junior High School was closed after we received a very specific and targeted anonymous threat of gun violence against that campus. Many parents across our... Read full story

Note of Thanks: Holmes JH Closure Response
Posted by: Maddie Shumway Published: 11/17/17
Dear DJUSD Parents/Guardians, 

As your holiday break approaches, I would like to extend a special thanks to the Holmes Junior High staff and our partners in the Davis Police Department for all of their support and hard work as we continue ... Read full story

Holmes Junior High School Closed Nov 17 for Safety
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 11/16/17
Dear DJUSD Parent/Guardian,

 

I want to inform you that Holmes Junior High School will be closed tomorrow, November 17.  There has been a targeted and anonymous threat that a gun would be brought and used at Holmes Junior High... Read full story

Recent Hate Incidents Have No Place in Our School
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 11/3/17
 

As many in our school community have heard, there have been a series of incidents of graffiti perpetrated at Davis Senior High school including swastikas, anti-Semitic slogans, racial and other slurs including the “N”-word&rd... Read full story

Superintendent Bowes addresses We All Belong and Suspension of DACA
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 9/7/17
Excerpt from Superintendent Comments at the September 7, 2017, Board of Education Meeting

 

As I start my second year here in Davis, I think the greatest long-term reward our schools and community will reap is our commitment to inclusiv... Read full story

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar del 2017-18!
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 8/22/17
 

Estimadas familias y amigos del Distrito Escolar Unificado Davis,

Me complace darles la bienvenida de vuelta a la escuela a estudiantes y familias para el nuevo año escolar. Estoy muy entusiasmado de conducir el equipo del Dist... Read full story

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 8/22/17
Dear DJUSD Family and Friends,

It is my pleasure to welcome students and families back to campus for the new school year. I am very excited to lead the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) team for my second year as your superintendent. ... Read full story

End of the School Year Message: Core Challenges for Our Schools
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 6/7/17
This week we are gathering for a number of graduation ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of our graduates, and to honor them as well as the teachers, staff, family and friends who have partnered in their accomplishments. As our graduates ope... Read full story

Presentation on AIM to the Board of Education April 6, 2017
Posted by: Maria Clayton Published: 4/7/17
 

 

AIM Presentation to the Davis Board of Education

April 6, 2017

 

John A. Bowes, Ed.D. 
Superintendent

 

(Slides and Text are available for download at the end of this document)

 

The fo... Read full story

Holiday Message
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 12/21/16
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We are one DJUSD family

 

The holiday season brings an occasion for giving as well as time to enjoy the company of family and friends.  For so many of us, this time of year brings rest, reflection and good cheer.  There ... Read full story

DJUSD in the wake of the nation's elections...
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 12/15/16
The recent national election has left our country and community divided on many fronts. This dissension has caused a myriad of emotional responses among members of our school community.  Of particular concern to many is the possibility of any... Read full story

A Moment for Giving Thanks 
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 11/21/16
For those of us who hail from Southern California, the changes in the trees, the temperature and roaming turkeys are real and poignant reminders of the season. Schools are winding down as students and staff prepare for the holiday break. For me, T... Read full story

Election - November 2016
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 11/14/16
Dear DJUSD Parents/Guardians:
 

In recent days, the presidential election has excited emotions across our country, our state, our community and within our schools. It has caused dissension among students and even a student demonstration o... Read full story

Our Schools Should Be Places Where All Students can Flourish - October 2016
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 10/3/16
[Link to Davis Enterprise Op-Ed]

 

This is a tumultuous period in our country and in our world. As leaders struggle with the crises of the times, educators are preparing future leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.

Public education... Read full story

Welcome Back Letter - July 2016
Posted by: Bill Storm Published: 7/11/16
I feel honored to greet you as the new superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District to say welcome back to the new school year! I look forward to meeting you and hope you will introduce yourself if you see me out and about at school s... Read full story