Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccines
Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5+
Takes place on the 9th and 13th of December.
Both events are at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Parents or caregivers must be present for minors to receive their vaccines.
This is NOT a school event, it is a joint effort by Public Health and the Open Door Clinic.
Social-Emotional Strategies for Parents and Caregivers
When: Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM until Feb 8
This is a FREE 6-week course for parents to learn:
-How to stop behaviours before they begin
-Create a deeper positive relationship with your children
-Positive acknowledgements that will help your children feel good about themselves
-Understand why behaviours are happening
-Strategies to support difficult emotions and behaviours
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Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-29-2021
Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.
Dates to Remember
We hope you had a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving break. Speaking of breaks, make sure and mark the Winter Break on your calendars, there will be no school between December 20th to December 31st.
Heroes in Education - Nominations STILL Open!
Don't forget to nominate a Hero in Education! It is often the case in education that staff work tirelessly to have a positive impact on the lives of students, but in the end, they still wonder if they made a real difference in someone's life. That is why it is SO important to share your story of the positive impact a staff member had on YOU by nominating a hero in education! A hero may be any staff member that works for the school district in any capacity and has positively impacted the life of a student, staff member, or community member. You can find the nomination form on the front page of DNUSD.org.
Last Friday the DNHS Warriors Football Varsity team played against San Marin High in the Division finals but were not victorious. Even though we lost the division, the Warriors had a 10-2 record and took the H-DNL Big 4 crown. Great job Warriors.
Crescent Elk Auditorium Renovation Grand Opening
Also last Friday, many from around the community attended the Crescent Elk Renovation Grand Opening and enjoyed a variety of performances from our students, a local Jazz Quintet, and the saxophone prodigy, Jacob Scesney, from the popular band Postmodern Jukebox. During that event the development of a brand new performing arts center for our community was announced. You will definitely be hearing more about this as time goes on, and we are all very excited to watch this unfold.
Bi-Weekly Wednesday Webinar
Our next webinar will be on Wednesday, December 8th. You can, though, download all of our past webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.
For our COVID-19 update, last week the Del Norte Public Health Officer, issued modified masking orders that allow for weekly testing in place of masking, when actively participating in indoor sporting events. You can find the entire order on the front page of DNUSD.org. CDPH also issued additional updates to indoor sports and music just before Thanksgiving, and we’ll be getting clarification on those mandates in the upcoming days.
In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID. To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.
That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.
Citizens Oversight Committee Vacancy
The Del Norte Unified School District is accepting applications from residents within the county to fill a vacancy on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The vacancy must be filled by a parent of a student that attends a school within the district.
For an application please visit dnusd.org/coc. Applications are due to the Business Services department located at 301 W Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531
If you have any questions, please contact the Business Services Department at (707) 464-0202.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM DNUSD Weekly Webinar
December 10, 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Citizens Oversight Committee Public Session
December 14, 2021
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM County Board Meeting
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM District Board Meeting - Open Session
December 16, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM District Board Meeting - Closed Session
Equipping Students for Success
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.