Del Norte Unified School District

"Equipping Students for Success"


  • Update to DNHS Safety Precautions 4/19/24

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    We'd like to clarify the message sent out from Del Norte High School this morning about the safety measures that were taken to avoid potential conflicts between students.

    There were no physical altercations among our students, and there were no confirmed threats of such incidents; we were responding to potential conflicts submitted to our anonymous tip line. The initial message was sent out of an abundance of caution and a commitment to ensure the safety of all students and staff at all times.

    Our school staff took precautionary measures as a routine part of our commitment to maintaining a secure environment. We understand the importance of precise communication and will be sure to redouble our efforts to ensure clarity in the future.

    Please rest assured that the safety and well-being of our students are always our top priority.

    Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support of our school community.

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  • CCPD Investigate Inappropriate Remarks 4/16/24


    Dear Joe Hamilton Families,


    We want to inform you about a recent incident involving a preschool student who made an inappropriate remark to a staff member. Due to the nature of the comment, we immediately contacted the Crescent City Police Department, exercising an abundance of caution.


    After a thorough investigation, law enforcement confirmed that the remark posed no threat. We assure you that the safety of everyone involved was never compromised.


    The safety of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority. We are grateful for the swift and thorough response from the Crescent City Police Department in resolving this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CCPD at (707) 464-2133.


    Thank you for your understanding and support.


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  • Mission Statement:

    Equipping Students for Success


  • The DNCUSD is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment where each student is provided with high-quality instruction that meets them where they are and leads them to content mastery in each grade level. In addition, students benefit from access to counselors and other programs that coach them in life skills, high school and college readiness, and career awareness. To these ends, students will be offered meaningful learning experiences to enable them to access and critically analyze information, pose substantive questions, to communicate and collaborate effectively, and to build lasting and profound connections to the community. 

  • Vision Statement:

    "Del Norte Schools are safe and welcoming environments where each student is provided with high-quality instruction to prepare them for career, college, and life."


    DNCUSD aspires to be a community of students, classified and certificated educators, and families that provides students with the knowledge, skills, inspiration, and confidence to succeed in career and college and to fully engage in civic life within the community. In our schools, every child is inspired, challenged, engaged, and cared for. Every family is welcome into our schools and offices, respected, and valued by our staff, and our community is united, strengthened, and enriched by students prepared to lead Del Norte County through the 21st century. Finally, the DNCUSD staff, both certificated and classified, are valued contributors to and owners of the success of each student, driving a culture and sense of family and community.