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Brown's Blog and Other Important Back to School Information

Dear DCS Families:

We are looking forward to welcoming back students for the first day of the 2022-23 school year on Tuesday, August 16.

Please click on this video for Superintendent Kevin Brown’s latest edition of “Brown’s Blog.” In his Welcome Back message, Superintendent Brown gives an update on the bond work that has taken place over the summer, including the new parent drop-off and pick-up loops at Hahn Intermediate, Davison Middle School and Siple Elementary. Work is finishing this week on the new parking lot areas at Thomson Elementary.

Also, just a few important notices and reminders as we begin the new school year:

  • Davison City Police has notified the District that all students who walk to school or need to cross M-15 will need to use the crosswalk at Clark and M-15. Do NOT use the crosswalks at South and Birch streets. Davison City Police will be in the areas of Clark/M-15 and Clark/Main streets to assist crossing guards the first couple of weeks of school and help facilitate traffic.

  • While free breakfast will still be available at each school, the federal government has decided to end funding free lunches for all students. Please be sure to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program if your family could benefit from this program.  You can do that, as well as put money on your child’s lunch account, by visiting: https://davison.familyportal.cloud/

  • You can view lunch menus here: https://davisonschools.nutrislice.com/

  • The Parent/Student Handbook for the 2022-23 school year has been updated with several new board policies and procedures. You can view the handbook here: https://www.davisonschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=22&dataid=12019&FileName=ParentHandbook20222023.pdf

  • Bus routes can be found in our latest edition of the Cardinal Caller. You can find them here: https://www.davisonschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=5211&dataid=12645&FileName=August2022CardinalCaller.pdf
  • For students in grades K-4, we are excited to be implementing a new system called Zonar, which will allow parents and school officials to pinpoint what bus a student is riding at the end of the school day. Each student will receive a card that will be attached to their backpack, much like the transportation tags now used to indicate bus number(s), if a student is parent pickup, etc. When the student enters the bus at the end of the school day, the tag will be scanned. The information is uploaded immediately so if a child does happen to get on a wrong bus, staff in the Transportation Department will be able to quickly determine where the student is right from the office. Parents will be able to download an app that will allow them to see what school bus their student is on and the location of the bus. We are excited about this additional layer of security for our students.

Thank you for sharing your students with us. We wish all of our families a successful and satisfying school year.