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SUMMER SCHOOL AT KING

For the first time ever-King High school is holding a summer school session for King High students at the school beginning June 16. There will be two sessions and the sessions will end on July 30. Please reference the summer school documents below! 

 

Hope to see you there! 

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW COUNSELOR: Michele Andrew

Update from the Principal

 

Hello King Family,

 

              It is hard to believe that we are into the fourth quarter of the school year. What a great year it has been thus far! I wanted to ask that you note the following important dates as we will blink, and the school year will be over!

 

  • TODAY, April 12th: The Wellness Center is officially open. It will be free to students and will provide the following services:
    • Basic first aid
    • Care for minor illnesses
    • Reproductive health services: birth control, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment
    • Educational resources
    • Referrals
    • Open Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • CAASPP testing will be April 18-21st and April 25-26th. If you have questions, please contact us.
  • Day on the Green is May 26th!
  • Graduation meeting will be mid-May (more info to come.)
  • Graduation is June 7th at 6:30 at the Performing Arts building at DSHS.

 

Please encourage your student to work hard for these final weeks! Thank you again for sharing your student with us.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully,

Michelle Flowers

How to register at King High School

King High school accepts students on a case by case basis at the beginning of each quarter. An exception to the rule are those students who move into Davis that have been attending a continuation school in another district in California. To enroll at King a student must: 

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Live in Davis
  • Have a referral from their school counselor
  • OR 
  • Have been attending a continuation school

Students who do not currently reside in Davis must contact their home school district office to apply for an IDA (intradistrict transfer). The home district office will contact our district office if it is approved.

Additionally, new students to our district must provide proof of residency if they have moved into Davis, current immunization records, birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other proof of birth-date, a current high school transcript, attendance history, behavior history, and indicate if they are receiving special education services through an IEP or 504 plan.

Students who have been expelled must contact our school district office at (530) 757-5300. 

King High 2016 Graduates!

Graduation Information

          

The graduation ceremony is Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm at the Richard Brunelle Performing Arts Theatre located on the northeast corner of Davis High School campus (next to the parking lot between DHS and the Vet’s Memorial building). You may bring as many guests as you like.  Graduates need to arrive at the site no later than 6:00 P.M.   A reception for graduates and guests will be held immediately following the ceremony.  

 

A mandatory rehearsal will be held at the Performing Arts Building at 9:00 A.M. on the morning of graduation day. Students may meet at King and travel together or meet us at the Performing Arts Building.

 

We would like all of our seniors to attend a senior meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:30- regardless if they have graduated already. A group photograph of our graduates will be taken for display in this year’s program.  At this meeting we will distribute caps and gowns, and answer any questions that they may have.

 

We have ordered a cap and gown for all our graduating seniors that can be borrowed for free or kept for a suggested donation of $35. If possible, payments should be received by June 1 with checks made out to King High School. The tassels and caps will be given to each graduate and are at no charge to the families.  All borrowed gowns must be returned to the school by 6/9/17.  Please keep the cap and tassels for your graduate.

 

The local television station, DCTV, will be taping the ceremony and will show it on Channel 17 following graduation on dates to be determined.  If you do not want your student to be taped, you must notify us by Monday, June 1.  Copies of the ceremony can be purchased by calling DCTV at 757-2419. 

 

 

To recap some important dates:

 

 * Group photo/Senior Meeting May 9 at 11:30

 * Rehearsal at 9:00 A.M. on June 7th

 * Graduates arrive at the Performing Arts Building on June 7th at 6:00 P.M.

 * Graduation ceremony – June 7th at 6:30 at Performing Arts Building 

 

Congratulations to all of you!

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News

5/25/17

 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.

 

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5/19/17

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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5/12/17

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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King High School History

King High School was established in 1970 by two teachers, Jim O'Keefe and Sharon Reynolds, a secretary; Barbara Martin, and principal, Jack Reinwand. The building was in two trailers on what is now ...more

Today: 5/26/17

Each week students meet for Garden/Cooking club to plan seasonal gardens and learn how to grow their own foods.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW COUNSELOR: Michele Andrew

Grad Night Information

A call out to moms, dads, and community members!

Please lend a hand to help make grad night a success! There are numerous volunteer positions that need to be filled. Check them out here and signup:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444a9a923a75-garden

 

Note that there are a lot of tabs across the top of the sign-up – something for everyone! Also, there are policies regarding who can volunteer, as follows: Students graduating during the current academic year may not volunteer for event setup or cleanup.  Anyone else who can provide assistance may volunteer to assist with setup and cleanup for the event.  Only adults over 22 years old may volunteer during the event (9:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m.).

 

We’re looking for your donations too!

We need items for the Grad Night raffles and games. Sign up via the link below:

DONATIONS: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4aaeaa2d6-davis1

RAFFLE PRIZES: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054dadae2ba13-davis

 

The decorating committee is looking for some specific donations and loans:

·       Loan of 2-3 park benches

·       Maps of any kind

·       Rolls of silver duct tape (partial or full)

·       Loan of old suitcases, classic look

·       Donation of printing services: oversized black & white prints

 

Email gnightmail@gmail.com, if you can assist with any of these requests.

 

Cash sponsorships are welcome too!

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the 2017 Grad Night, please contact Ahna Heller (ahnakrishna@yahoo.com) for information about sponsorship benefits.

 

Don’t forget - Davis Grad Night is now on Instagram and Twitter!  Follow to keep up with Grad Night news:             Instagram: davisgradnight                Twitter: davis_grad

 

Other questions?  Please contact info@davisgradnight.org

Need a copy of your school records?

School transcripts are an official record of your high school career and they can be requested from the last school of attendance. King High School has all transcripts for students who have attended King. You can request your transcripts: 

  • Call the school at (530) 757-5425 
  • Email the school registrar- kspivey@djusd.net 
  • Stop by the school office during business hours

Transcripts are free and can be mailed, faxed or emailed. Diplomas are not an official school document and are not able to be duplicated. 

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BIKE SHOP

The King High Bike shop is closed for the summer! We will reopen after August 24, 2016. In the meantime, please like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/King-High-Bike-Shop-1482188598702146/?fref=ts Untitled1.png

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Common Core

DJUSD provides resources to parents about the Common Core Standard state tests that will be implemented soon at the DJUSD website: http://www.djusd.net/ccss

 

 

King High School in the NEWS:

The following is from The Davis Enterprise: 

 

 

For King High grads, a diploma’s all the sweeter

By Jeff HudsonFrom page A1 | June 10, 2016

 

Twenty-two graduates crossed the stage in caps and gowns at Wednesday’s commencement ceremony for Martin Luther King High School, held at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High.

Graduation ceremonies are always celebrations, and the annual rites at King High, a continuation school, are particularly so. Students who graduate from King High typically have an academic “turnaround” story — improving their attendance, doing well in a course that had given them problems in the past, and completing all the required coursework in order to graduate.

Receiving a diploma is that much sweeter as a result.

Teacher Theo Buckendorf — himself a graduate of King High several decades ago, and now a long-serving teacher at the school — told the audience, “There was a time when King High didn’t exist … but I don’t think there was ever a time when the need for King High didn’t exist.” 

 

Buckendorf — along with fellow teachers Blair Howard, Dianna Huculak, Sharon McCorkell and Wes Ruff,  plus counselor Uta Russell, school secretary Karey Spivey and Principal Michelle Flowers — called the graduates forward, one by one, greeting each with a personal message before presenting a diploma.

 

Many of the teachers praised the students for working hard, enrolling in college or finding a job.  Hugs, handshakes and high-fives were exchanged. Flowers also presented a fresh red rose to each graduate; Carlos Islas, walking with the assistance of crutches, smiled broadly and held his rose between his teeth like a tango dancer.

Barbara Archer, vice president of the Davis school board, greeted the new graduates on behalf of the trustees. Turning at the podium so she could face the grads, rather than the audience, Archer said, “We are proud of you and we celebrate you as you go on to your next step. We believe with all our hearts that you are the future of this country. We are rooting for you to achieve your dreams.”

Several scholarships were awarded. Angeles Rubio received the Soroptimist Scholarship, Evelyn Wang and Manuel Ramos received Odd Fellows scholarships and Roberto Garcia received the Davis Waste Removal/Rotary Club of Davis Scholarship.

Manuel Ramos received the Davis Sunrise Rotary Scholarship. Mario Chavez, Mirna Engkabo and Roberto Garcia received Concilio of Yolo County scholarships, and Karen Espitia received the Rosie Gonzales Scholarship.

Mario Chavez received the Hardenbrook/Davis Teachers Association Scholarship, Maxwell Landy received the Jack Reinwand Memorial Scholarship and King High School scholarships went to Anthony Brewer, Scott Garcia and Amber Basinger.

The ceremony featured music by the King High School Band: Mario Aguilera, James Kinter, Carson Lavalee, Mackenzie Ray, Eric Torres, Isabel Rueda, Elijah Arispe and Sam Read, with director McCorkell.

Members of the King High Class of 2016 are: Asher Allen, Amber Basinger, Anthony Brewer, Mario Chavez, Alona Chess, Peter Curlis, Mirna Engkabo, Karen Espitia, Scott Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Jeremy Gibbs, Emilio Gonzales, Syche Hackett, Carlos Islas, Liz Jimenez, Maxwell Landy, Gabriel McKinney, Manuel Ramos, Jonah Ridgley, Angeles Rubio, Ziyun Wang and Zoe Woo.

Reach Jeff Hudson at jhudson@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8055. 

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