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  • Smart Jr. High School
    Principal: Chad Jones
    Associate Principal: Nicole Talbot
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Book Delivery for 100% Online Students


    Mrs. Smithson has started book delivery for 100% Online students!  She and Mrs. Heskett delivered over 20 books to students on Friday.  If you would like to have your books delivered and are a 100% Online student, you can email Mrs. Smithson for details.  She will also pick up the books in two weeks and deliver more!
    Remember, Smart Readers SOAR!

    You can email Mrs. Smithson at smithsonl@davenportschools.org, or you can find her information and much more about the great books in our library by joining the Smart Virtual Library google classroom.  The join code is: zmxlzec Read more

    November No-School Reminders

    November presents a number of days off from school and we want to be sure that everyone is “in the know.”

    Per usual, no students report to the building on a “No School Day.” Hybrid – At Home and Online Only Students are not required to check in on Infinite Campus.

    • 11/5 & 11/6 – Elementary School Conferences
    • 11/11 – Veteran’s Day 
    • 11/26 & 11/27 – Fall Break
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    Safety in Practice

    Taking a moment to brag about our students.

    As part of our safety efforts, we continue to discuss A.L.I.C.E. procedures (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). At the end of the day Tuesday/Wednesday, students practiced “Evacuate” by walking routes to our meetup point at Monroe Elementary.

    The students were attentive and respectful throughout. Way to S.O.A.R


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    Student Project Out Of This World


    We love to see our students go above and beyond.

    Today, Aliya Wilson brought in a model of the solar system to show Mrs. Stubbs. This wasn’t an assignment or class project, just something that Aliya wanted to create and share!

    Nicely done.

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    Updated Face Covering Guidelines for DCSD Students and Staff

    Updated Face Covering Guidelines: Students and Staff DCSD

            DCSD has revised its face covering policy.  Effective Monday, October 26, 2020, staff and students will be required to wear a face mask that fits snugly over the nose and mouth when within six feet of others.  Gaiters and face shields (when worn without a mask) will no longer meet the requirement, as the CDC cautions that the effectiveness of gaiters and face shields is unknown at this time.


     ***Instructors may wear a face shield in certain situations where instruction requires an unobstructed view of faces and in situations requiring student accommodations. In these instances, instructors will need to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from those they are instructing.***

    The Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC have made an adjustment to the guidelines for quarantining persons who are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID 19. 

    •         If both the positive case and the close contact are wearing face masks that fit snugly over the nose and mouthquarantine will not be required for the individual who was exposed.
    •         In addition, close contact is now defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
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    Cold Weather Needs?


    Colder weather is upon us and we now that some students may be in need of warmer clothing for the season. If you have a student in need of anything please let us know by filling out this google form or by sending me an email to our Tier 3 Family Involvement Liaison, Brandy Huesmann (huesmannb@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us). Read more

    2020 Flu Shot Drive-Up Clinic

    Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program is offering a Flu Shot Drive-Up Clinic for your family. The clinic will be held October 28th from 3-6pm for DCSD families. The following attachment includes directions on where to find the online consent form.

    DCSD Family Flu Clinic 2020 Read more

    Switching Between Learning Platforms

    DCSD Families:

    Reminder, deadline for changing learning platforms is approaching.  While the information below was shared by individual schools, sent as part of a previous email and posted on our website, we are taking another opportunity to remind you of this option.  Please note that you should contact your student’s school to make a change.

    As we near the end of the first term, students and families have the ability to again switch learning models should they choose. Please follow the directions below for how to change your student’s learning model, and when the deadlines for change are according to grade level.

    All High School families choosing to change their student(s) learning platforms, either from Hybrid to 100% Online OR 100% Online to Hybrid, should request this change by Friday, October 16, 2020 at 3:30PM. Please contact your student’s school to make this request. 

    All K – 8 families choosing to change their student(s) learning platforms, either from Hybrid to 100% Online OR 100% Online to Hybrid, should request this change between Wednesday, October 28, and Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 3:30PM. During this week, no appeal process is required to change your student’s learning model. Please contact your student’s school during that week to make this request. 

    Here is a comparison between the Hybrid Model and 100% Online Model:

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    Second Step Lessons 1-5

    As we approach midterms, we’d like to take a moment to highlight the lessons our students have been learning with Second Step during their advisory period:

    7th – Starting Middle School and identifying challenges that come with that; Creating New Pathways in the Brain; Learning from Mistakes and Failure; Identifying Roadblocks; Learn Strategies to Overcome Roadblocks

    8th – Who Am I? My Identity; My Interests and Strengths; Harnessing My Strengths, Pursuing My Interests

    We encourage you to discuss these topics and concepts at home with your child! Read more

    Girls BBall and Wrestling Are Starting Up


    Anyone interesting in Wrestling or any girls interested in playing basketball this year, please e-mail Mrs. Heskett to sign-up – tell which sport and what grade!



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