Students & Families

Frequently Used Phone Numbers
Key Personnel
Academics & Homework
Preparing for College
Student Code of Conduct
Policies & Procedures
Sports Giving to Stivers
Helpful Links

As part of the Stivers community, there are many things you need to know and information you need access to.  Below you will find, hopefully, all you need to know.  If you are unable to find it, please contact the webmaster at

Frequently Used Numbers

Main Office  542-7380
Attendance  542-7380
Arts Magnet Office 542-7448

Key Personnel

Principal  Gerry Griffith
Assistant Principal Rachael Murdock
Assistant Principal Adrienne Jackson
Arts Magnet Director Liz Whipps
Athletic Director  Randall Risner

Academics and Homework

The new online grade and homework resource program is called the Home Access Center.  You can sign up HERE on the Dayton Public Schools website.
Each student is required to take and pass the Ohio Graduation Tests.  Below are some helpful links.

OGT test preparation
OGT practice tests
OGT test dates
Achievement test samples

Preparing for College

Please see our Senior's Page for in-depth information on the specific activities, costs, and timeline for seniors. 
In their junior year, college-bound students should be planning on taking either the SAT or ACT.  

SAT Dates  
SAT Test Preparation
ACT Dates
ACT Test Preparation

You can also find information on colleges and universities at

Student code of conduct

Student Information can be found in the Student Code of Conduct.  This book will be sent home with each student at the beginning of the year.  Please read and review the contents.  You will need to sign the back page and return it to the school.

Policies and Procedures

If you need to report that your child will be absent, please call the main office at 937-542-7380.  Also, please send in a note with your student the day they return to school.

Early dismissals
Students who need to leave school before the end of the school day must be signed out by a parent or guardian in the Main Office. 

Students incur a yearly fee for their Magnet.  They also may incur other fees, such as lab fees, instrument rental fees, etc.  A letter will be mailed home alerting you to these fees.  Please make every effort to pay these fees on-time.  If you have any questions, please contact the school to make arrangements.


Many students participate in extra-curricular sports.
Each student must have a yearly physical prior to participating.  The physical form and athletic handbook can be found here.

Giving to Stivers

Stivers is a School for the Arts.  As such, the cost to provide these extra art services is covered primarily by the Magnet Fees each student pays.  However, there are many additional items, including adjunct instruction, that are not covered.  If you or someone you know would like to support Stivers financially, please contact The seedling Foundation at

Stivers also participates in Box Tops for Education.


Families are encouraged to participate in all that goes on at Stivers.  If you would like to volunteer, please see our Parent Association page. 

Helpful Links 

Dayton Public Schools 
Ohio School Report Cards 
School Lunch Menu