Del Norte Unified School District

"Equipping Students for Success"


  • DNUSD Podcast Coffee and Conversation Episode #29 - Introducing the IT Department Part 1

    This week we get the chance to meet three members of the DNUSD and DNCOE IT Department. We will talk about the challenges they face on a day to day basis during COVID-19 and distance learning.


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  • Simple Tools for Creating Calm at Home

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    DNUSD Parent Webinar - October 20th @ 6:00 PM

    Cheryl Simons, MA, MFT is a California-licensed marriage, family, and child therapist who has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Crescent City, California for the past 25 years.  Cheryl began her career with a focus on Jungian therapy and a passion for working with children and families.  Her discovery of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in 1998, added to a growing realization that having the ability to work with one’s emotions was a key to a good life and to good mental health.  DBT’s “skills deficit” model, which posits that, at the root of many mental health issues, is a simple lack of skills, helped Cheryl more clearly conceptualize and articulate her own thinking developed through years of experience.  Using the DBT model, Cheryl created and led Emotion Education Groups for boys aged 6 – 12 years.  Many of the techniques Cheryl teaches were tested and developed during these groups.  Cheryl has given talks on various topics in the field of psychotherapy for 18 years and on Emotion Education since 2009.


    Goals of the workshop:

    1. Describe the nature of current stressors for parents, children, schools
    2. Learn about anxiety and the brain
    3. Learn simple calming techniques based on brain science
    4. Address parents’ concerns, frustrations, questions

    Structure of this workshop:

    1. Present Information – 12 min.
    2. Teach Calming Techniques: Movement and Oxygen- 3 min.
    3. Discussion re: parent concerns – 35 min.
    4. Optional: Teach more Calming Techniques: The Five Senses
    5. Optional: More discussion
    6. Reflections on the Workshop – 10 min.


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    US: +16699006833,,95297003881# or +13462487799,,95297003881#

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    US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799

    Webinar ID: 952 9700 3881
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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar @ 1 pm 10-21-2020 - COVID19, Food Services, and Social-Emotional Supports for Parents

    Join us at 1 PM on Wednesday where we discuss how in-person schooling is going at Smith River and Crescent Elk. We will also be joined by Director of Nutrition Services Deborah Kravitz and she will provide an update on food services.

    Cheryl Simons will also be on the webinar to let us know how her recent parent workshop "Creating Calm in the Home" went. Learn more at


    Jeff Harris - Superintendent

    Paige Swan - Crescent Elk Principal

    Nicole Cochran - Smith River Principal

    Deborah Kravitz - Director of Nutrition Services

    Cheryl Simons - Professional Psychotherapist


    Link to the webinar:

    Join by phone:
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            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193


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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 10-22-2020

    This Thursday is the DNUSD board meeting at 4:30 pm, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    This event will NOT be live-streamed on Facebook this week, you can still watch the board meeting live by joining via zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions:

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at:

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    Equipping Students for Success


    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.