Del Norte Unified School District

"Equipping Students for Success"




    Dear parents, guardians, and community members,


    We want to keep you informed about an incident that took place today at Mary Peacock School, similar to the event that took place last week.


    Today, at approximately 2:30 PM, shortly after school was out, noises resembling loud bangs were reported in the forest behind Mary Peacock, off school grounds. As a result, Mary Peacock initiated a voluntary shelter-in-place procedure.


    Local law enforcement, specifically the Sheriff's Department, was promptly notified and took charge of investigating the situation. Law enforcement reported back that there was no credible threat.


    Once the situation was deemed safe, the shelter-in-place procedure was lifted, and the regular after-school activities continued.


    We recognize that having two incidents in close succession can be concerning. Please rest assured that the safety and well-being of our students and staff are always our highest priority. We will continue to take every measure to ensure their protection and keep you informed promptly.


    If you have any further questions or need clarification on either event, please don't hesitate to contact the school administration.

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  • Special DNCOE and DNUSD Board Meetings 9-28-2023

    The board meeting may be attended virtually on Zoom by accessing the following link:

    In-person Attendance:

    The public may attend the meetings in-person at the District Office located at 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531.

    Meeting Schedule:

    DNCOE Special Board Meeting Open Session:
    3:00 PM
    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    3:30 PM
    DNUSD Board Meeting Open Session:
    4:30 PM

    Remote Public Comment:

    To participate in public comment remotely, please refer to the instructions provided in this document:


    For the board meeting agenda, visit

    Thank you!

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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.