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Short Term Independent Study

Please click HERE to fill out the request sheet for Short Term Independent Study (STIS).  Please click HERE for more information on the Short Term Independent Study program (formerly known as travel study).

Please note that the Short Term Independent Study program starts on September 10th and ends on May 29th.  Students must return from STIS by May 31st.  Any absences beyond May 31st be coordinated with the student's school and teachers. 



DJUSD Secondary School Schedules

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New Student Registration at DSIS

The first step in enrolling in grades 7 to 12th at DSIS is for the parent and student to attend in information meeting. At this mandatory meeting, parents and students will learn about DSIS, how teacher meetings and the class schedule works. 
If you are interested in enrolling for the 2018-19 school year, please click the word register to register for the next information meeting. If you have trouble accessing the form you can also call the office at 530.757.5333, or email cmartell@djusd.net to register for the meeting. 

The Information Meeting Schedule for the second semester is: 
December 10th at 4:45 p.m. 
December 18th at 11:00 a.m. 
Jan. 7th at 4:45 p.m. 
Jan. 15th at 11:00 a.m. 
Jan. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. 
Jan. 28th at 4:45 p.m. 
Feb. 12th at 11:00 a.m. 
Feb. 25th at 4:45 p.m. 
March 12th at 11:00 a.m. 
March 18th at 4:45 p.m. 
May 13th at 4:45 p.m.  For the next school year
May 28th at 11:00 a.m. For the next school year

For students in grades K-6 we have an elementary homeschool program where the parent is the primary teacher. Please call the school counselor at 530.757.5333, ext. 370 to make an appointment to learn more about this program.
Please note that If the student is currently on an IEP or 504, meetings will need to be held before enrollment in DSIS to make sure that DSIS is an appropriate option for the student.

DSIS Student of the Month for Davis Sunrise Rotary

When Nick Wohglemuth began at DSIS in the 9th grade, he was reserved and reluctant to engage with peers and staff.  It took a while for his true personality to reveal itself.  We now know that underneath that quiet exterior, lies a witty, intelligent, creative and thoughtful individual.  Nick possesses great intellectual curiosity and a passion for understanding the world around him.  He is a natural-born scientist.  Nick thinks critically and analyzes well beyond the textbook information.  For example, this young man knows more about designing spacecraft than all of the science teachers in the Davis Joint School District put together.  His science teacher, Lori McKee, states, “Nick is probably one of the most naturally brilliant students that I’ve ever had the pleasure to teach.”  Everyone at DSIS will miss Nick as he graduates this June.  How fulfilling it is as teachers to see a student respond to our efforts and grow so beautifully. We have seen Nick develop into a confident and delightful member of our community. We are very proud to count him as a DSIS graduate!




Air Quality Update: Schools Remain Open Thursday, November 15

The air quality forecast in our region continues to predict poor air quality levels for the remainder of the week. 

Davis schools will remain open and the restrictions on all outdoor activities will remain throughout the week so as to limit exposure to poor air quality. 

  • Restrictions on outside activities continue:
    All students shall remain indoors - this includes recess, lunch period and physical education class.
  • Doors to classrooms will be kept closed to limit exposure to poor air quality.
  • Outside activities, field trips and sports are suspended until further notice.
  • All athletic programs through Davis Senior High School have been postponed or moved indoors. Keep updated on athletics at Davis Senior High Athletics. 

Parents are advised to contact their school office directly for the latest information regarding school-specific plans about physical education classes, lunch schedules, or other questions and concerns. 

DJUSD continues to monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI) and will keep our school community updated with any changes. We recognize that individuals may have questions about their individual student or personal needs and these can be directed to school offices or the Public Information Office at communications@djusd.net.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How are decisions made to cancel school?
DJUSD is carefully monitoring the air quality reports and forecasts. Staff continues to consult and confer with Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County Health Department and the Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District (Y/S AQMD) to help inform decisions about whether schools will remain open. 

DJUSD is using the guidance from EPA Air Quality Guide for Particulate Pollution (image below) and Yolo/ Solano Air Quality Management District to determine what activities are safe for students and staff to do during the course of the day. We have imposed restrictions and are limiting activities based on the guidelines.

It is important to note that DJUSD has taken an even more precautionary approach by restricting all outdoor activities, even further than the EPA guidance provides given air quality levels this week, so as to limit outdoor exposure during the school day as much as possible. 

If my child stays home because of air quality, is this an excused absence?
Yes. If you report an absence because of health concerns related to air quality, it will be counted as an excused absence.

Do classrooms and school buildings have filters in air systems to block smoke? 
We have filtrations systems on all HVAC systems throughout the District that filter particulates down to three microns in size. 

What if my child has asthma or doesn’t feel well?
Students and staff who have asthma or other health concerns should consult with their health care provider. If students become ill at school they should report to the school nurse or office and a parent will be contacted.

Are there plans to cancel school later this week, since the air quality forecast does not suggest improvements in the next couple of days?
DJUSD is carefully monitoring the air quality reports and forecasts. Staff continues to consult and confer with Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County Health Department and the Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District to help inform decisions about whether schools will remain open. We will let our school community know of any updates or changes.



Dear DJUSD Parents and Guardians,


We continue to experience smoky conditions in Davis from the ash blown from the Camp Fire in Butte County.  Throughout this weekend and all through today we have been monitoring the Air Quality Index (AQI) as it has changed.  Today all DJUSD students remained indoors for lunch and physical education class, and doors to classrooms were kept closed to limit exposure to poor air quality.  Forecasts suggest that while winds may cause fluctuations in particulate matter, the air quality will likely remain unhealthy for several days.


All schools in DJUSD will remain open tomorrow; we will continue to monitor the air quality index to ensure safety of students and staff throughout the week.


DJUSD, in consultation with the Yolo County of Education and Yolo Health Department, recognizes the  EPA and Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) guidelines available at EPA Air Quality Guide for Particulate Pollution. It is important to note that DJUSD has taken an even more precautionary approach by restricting all outdoor activities, even further than the guidance provides, so as to limit outdoor exposure during the school day as much as possible.


Please know that DJUSD staff at every school site are working hard to monitor student needs and to put student health and safety first.  Considerations to protect children and sensitive groups from smoke, ash and poor air quality include:

  • Keeping children indoors with the doors and windows closed.

  • Suspending athletics and any outdoor school activities during or after school.

  • Monitoring students with medical conditions. Students with asthma, allergies, or a chronic health condition are at high risk from health effects related to wildfire smoke and ash.  Please consult your physician if you have concerns.


If you have concerns for your child’s health or they have medical conditions that may be aggravated by poor air quality, please keep your child home or contact your school office.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school office.  





Dear DJUSD Families,


On this Veterans Day as we honor the many men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Military, we also recognize the heroic efforts of countless firefighters as well as the tireless efforts of many dedicated citizens in our community who are working to support the victims of the wildfires raging in our region as well as in the southern part of our state. Many in our school community have friends and loved ones who have been affected by the devastation.  DJUSD is partnering with the Davis Police Department to support relief efforts; the DJUSD District Office at 526 B Street will be a drop off point for supplies and donations for fire victims this week.


Air Quality in Davis

The fires also sending smoke and ash causing very poor air quality in and around our community.  While school will continue as scheduled, school administrators and staff will be monitoring the local Air Quality Index (AQI) regularly to determine safe levels of student activity each day.  In general, the next two days are predicted to be unhealthy for all groups, and so we anticipate the following protocols for schools:

  • All outside activity will be cancelled or moved indoors until air quality improves

  • After school athletic practices and games at our junior high schools and Davis Senior High will be rescheduled or moved inside

  • During the school day, classroom doors will remain closed to ensure safe air quality


Reminders for Parents

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the air quality and make decisions to keep student health our priority.  We also recognize that many students may choose not to commute to school by bike or on foot, so there may be more vehicle traffic at drop off or pick up.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.


Finally, if your student has allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions that are aggravated by the poor air quality, please be sure to contact your school office so our staff can help to monitor student health and well-being.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school office.



John A. Bowes, Ed.D. | Superintendent

Davis Joint Unified School District

526 B Street | Davis, CA 95616

jbowes@djusd.net  | djusd.net

530-757-5300 x 142


Transcript Request

Please click HERE to request a transcript.  The transcript will be mailed to the address that you provide.  

2018-19 Class Schedule

Click HERE for the 18-19 DSIS Class Schedule

Click HERE for the Elementary Workshop Schedule

Davis Senior High School Schedule

Junior High School Schedules


DSIS Student Handbook

Please click here to view the DSIS Student Handbook.

2018-19 DSIS Course Catalog

DSIS School Hours

Monday & Tuesday 8:00-4:00

Wednesday 10:00-4:00

Thursday 8:00-4:00

Friday 8:00-3:30


Dropping Students off at DSIS

The parking lot at DSIS/District Office is a very busy place.  There is constant traffic with staff and visitors coming and going. We understand the frustrations of trying to find a parking spot or a place to drop or pick up your student.  In order to keep your students safe, we are asking parents/guardians to drop your children off for DSIS classes in front of the building along B Street.  This will help to keep your children safe as they will not have to walk in the parking lot.  There is two hour parking in front of DSIS/District Office on B street where you can pull over to drop your child off or wait for your child.  Two hour parking is also available along C street.  The driving areas of the parking lot should not be used as a parking and/or waiting spot as we need this spot for emergency vehicles. 

CAASPP and CAST Practice Tests

Click here to access the CAASPP practice tests.  

Click on the Student Interface, Practice and Training Tests

In the Sign In area, keep all values as guest

Click Sign In

Select the grade level

Select which practice test you would like your child to take.