Parent Resources Below:

The Parent Portal is a tool that parents may use to monitor their child's assignments and grades. Teachers update student assignments and grades on a periodic basis, so, the grade you may see within the portal may not be accurate. If you suspect there is a problem with your child's grades, please contact their teacher. Grades for report cards are finalized the Monday after the end of each six weeks grading period and semester.

If you need help please call the campus secretaries (432-426-4440, X400 for elementary) (432-426-4440, X308 for the junior-senior high).

Fort Davis Higher Education Foundation

The Fort Davis Higher Education Foundation was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in October 2002. It provides financial assistance to all graduates of Fort Davis High School who have attended the high school for a minimum of four semesters, including the entire senior year, and who enroll in college or a trade school. (Should a graduate choose to enter the U.S. military immediately after graduation and subsequently receive an honorable discharge, the graduate remains eligible for the aid for 6 years from the date of his/her graduation).

The current scholarship is $1,000 for the first semester, and an additional $1,000 for the second semester, provided the student maintains a minimum grade point average.

The foundation would like to insure the program's continuation, so it is seeking tax-deductible donations to increase the size of its endowment. Such donations may be made payable to the foundation and sent to:

Fort Davis Higher Education Foundation
P.O. Box 335
Fort Davis, TX 79734

Possession and Use of Personal Telecommunications Devices, Including Mobile Telephones

Students are issued, or allowed access to, school computers for instructional purposes; therefore, there is no instructional need for students to possess personal electronic devices, such as tablets, laptop computers, or MP3 players at school. The district understands that many parents feel their children need to carry cell phones (smart phones) to school for emergency communication purposes; however, there is no instructional need for students to use cell phones during the school day.

In order to minimize distractions to instruction and to protect our students from obscene, violent, or other inappropriate media and content, the district will no longer allow these personal devices to be brought to school (tablets, laptops, Nooks, etc.). The district cannot effectively control and monitor personal devices for such inappropriate content, and there is no instructional need for these personal devices. Phones may be brought to school, but may not be used during the school day on school grounds, including the lunch period.

Cell phones may not be openly visible, used, or turned on during the school day on school grounds. Any personal devices being used at school during the school day (other than school issued laptops) will be confiscated by staff and given to the principal. The first confiscation/violation will result in the device being held until the end of the school day and may be picked up by an authorized adult (not the student). The second confiscation/violation will result in the device being held for a minimum of 1 week and may be picked up by an authorized adult (not the student). The third confiscation/violation will result in the device being held until the end of the semester and may be picked up by an authorized adult (not the student).

Beginning January 6, 2015, any confiscated electronics will be assessed a fine of $15. The equipment will be available for pick up as described above after the first, second, and third offenses, but a fine will be collected prior to the device being released.

Immunizations

Texas law requires students to be immunized for various illnesses prior to enrollment and attendance. There are a few exceptions to this law, and parents are encouraged to seek more information by contacting the campus secretaries.

Parent and Student Handbook

School districts are subject to the Texas Education Code and Administrative Code. Each district must also adopt, annually, a Student Code of Conduct and Student and Parent Handbook. Each of these are superseded by the TEC when there are discrepancies, or differences, noted.

FDISD also has an athletic and extra-curricular handbook that governs student participation in those activities. Student participation here is a privilege, not a right, and generally is not governed by the TEC. Participation in these extra-curricular activities is also contingent upon a student passing required drug screenings at the beginning of each semester, followed by random screenings during each semester.

Also on this page is a listing of the academic courses that are offered in the current school year for the junior and senior high school students.

Please call the counselor's office at 432-426-4440, X319, for more information.

The Texas Education Code is part of the Texas statutes and can be found online.  The link below will take you to Texas Constitution and Statutes Online.  The drop down menu for "Code" will allow you to select "Education Code," followed by the various titles, chapters, and sections.

Texas Constitution and Statutes Online

The Texas Administrative Code, Title 19 Education, deals with all the public education administrative regulations in Texas for primary, secondary, and higher education.  The link below takes you to this.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 19 Education

Within the Texas Administrative Code you will find the specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which detail the specific objectives and goals to be taught for each class and subject.  The link below will take you to the main page, with the TEKS beginning at Chapter 110.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 2 Texas Education Agency