Willett Updates: 12/1/2023
Posted on 12/01/2023
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Lost And Found

Unfortunately, we have been collecting an average of 5-10 jackets per day that are left on the blacktop. If your child is missing a jacket, please have them check lost and found so that warm clothing is not lost to donation.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Time Change Was A Success

We have heard from staff and families that the adjustment to the school day schedule made a huge impact on the ability for teachers and parents to meet to discuss academic progress. Ending the day at 12:10 gave room for teachers and parents to meet and have candid conversations about their students. Thank you to the district and DTA for making this adjustment happen.

Overdue Book Notices Coming Out

The library will be emailing overdue book notices for books that are overdue by a month or more. If you receive a notice, please help your student find the book. Books can be returned to the Big Blue Book Bin near the bike racks and Old MPR at any time. Thank you.

 Strategic Fencing

Below you will see an announcement about the next fencing outreach meeting on December 11th. I ask that you consider attending this meeting to give your feedback on fencing for Willett. As a community, we urge you to share your thoughts so that we can make inclusive decisions about how we support the Willett community. 

Public Outreach for Strategic Fencing at Willett Elementary

The Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) is committed to providing safe and supportive learning environments consistent with the district’s mission and goals. As part of the Bond Program funding from Measure M, approved by voters in February 2019, the Board of Trustees have prioritized funding for strategic fencing to improve access control on campuses. 

The project will take place in phases, with the first phase slated to take place at three campuses: Davis Senior High, North Davis Elementary and Willett Elementary. We value your input and invite school and local community members to engage in open discussions about the purpose of this project and proposed strategic fencing locations. Your feedback is essential in making an informed decision that reflects the best interests of our students and the community. To facilitate this dialogue, we will be holding two public outreach opportunities on December 11, to share information and renderings of the strategic fencing proposal at your neighborhood school site. Families, staff, neighbors and friends are all invited.


When:             Monday, December 11, 2023

Start Times:    First Meeting @ 3:30 p.m. 

Second Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

Where:            Willett Elementary, Library, 1207 Sycamore Ln., Davis, CA 95616 

Public comment, questions or concerns about this project are welcomed and encouraged. We will be reviewing feedback emailed to [email protected] until the end of the public comment period on Friday, January 5, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.  

Learn More about Parcel Tax Renewal 2024

You may know that Davis schools have benefited from voter-approved parcel taxes for over 40 years.  Without the current Measure H, DJUSD schools would lose nearly $12 million annually, which could lead to teacher layoffs, larger class sizes, and cuts to academic programs and services.

With Measure H parcel tax set to expire in June 2025,  the DJUSD Board of Trustees has been engaged in  discussions about placing a measure on the ballot in 2024 to renew this source of funding. 

While no final decisions have been made, the measure would not be a new tax, but would instead renew the existing Measure H parcel tax at the current rate of $768 per year, raising approximately $11.7 million per year, ongoing until ended by voters. If renewed, this source of funding would continue to:

  • Attract and retain high-performing teachers and educational staff;
  • Protect art, music, world language, career technical education, AP courses and other electives;
  • Promote student safety and physical and mental health;
  • Continue outstanding academics in science, technology, engineering, math, science, reading, and writing;
  • Sustain athletics and co-curricular programs and more!

Learn more at www.djusd.net/parceltax.


Submit Hootie cover art for the 2023-24 Willett Yearbook. Pick a form up in the front office, or head here for more info. Questions? [email protected]

Read and subscribe to the Willett PTA Newsletter: https://www.willettpta.org/newsletter

Upcoming Dates:

12/5                 Sly Park Parent Meeting         New MPR at 5:30 p.m.

12/11               Strategic Fencing Meeting      Library at 3:30 & 5:30 p.m.

12/20               Willett Book Club                    Library at 6:45 p.m.

12/25-1/5         Winter Break (No School)

1/15                 Martin Luther King Day (No School)