Del Norte Unified School District

"Equipping Students for Success"

Announcements

  • Schools to Remain Open if Buses Can Run - National Weather Service Weather Warning 2/28/2024

     

    Dear parents and guardians,

     

    The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING effective from Thursday, February 29, at 4 AM, until Sunday, March 3, at 4 AM. They anticipate heavy rains, snow/hail, and strong southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts to exceed 70 mph, affecting areas throughout Del Norte County.

     

    Ensuring the safety and health of our students is our utmost priority. The upcoming weather forecast predicts conditions that pose significant challenges, including the risk of downed trees and power lines, which may lead to widespread power outages. Additionally, travel might become difficult due to potential landslides and icy roads. Please review how these forecasted conditions may affect school operations on Thursday, February 29th, and Friday, March 1st:

     

    1. Schools Will Remain Open if Buses Can Run: Schools will continue operations provided buses can safely run and meals can be prepared for students. In the event of hazardous road conditions, specific bus routes may be canceled. We are closely monitoring the situation and will assess the weather and road conditions early in the morning at 5:00 AM. For students residing in Gasquet and Klamath, adverse weather may lead to sending students home earlier than scheduled to ensure their safety if weather conditions worsen throughout the day. Should the situation arise, we will inform parents promptly, and arrangements will be made for students to be dropped off at either Mountain School (for Gasquet students) or Margaret Keating School (for Klamath students), where they will remain under supervision until picked up by a parent or guardian.

    2. Communication in Case of Power Outages: In the event of a power outage, please stay informed by listening to KCRE 94.3 FM radio for up-to-date information. If necessary, we will send emails, text messages and make phone calls to provide information on the status of school operations. If school needs to be canceled, communications will go out at 5:30 AM in the morning. Please take a moment and confirm your child’s contact information is up to date by contacting the school office.

    3. Road Closures: In the morning, please drive safely and allow more time to travel. If you’re unable to take your children to their usual school due to road closures, please inform their school immediately and seek guidance from the school office on alternative arrangements. If alternative arrangements cannot be made, your children will be eligible for an excused absence due to hazardous driving conditions.

    4. Preparing for School Attendance: Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.

     

    We appreciate your understanding and support as we address the challenges presented by these weather conditions. Rest assured, we are diligently working with Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol, our local Office of Emergency Services, and the National Weather Service to assess the situation and ensure the safety and well-being of both our students and staff in all decisions made.

     

    Stay safe.

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  • DNHS Safety Concern Involving Student 2-27-24

    Yesterday, we were informed of a potential safety concern involving a student at Del Norte High School. We immediately coordinated with law enforcement, who conducted a thorough investigation. After careful examination, law enforcement determined the incident to be non-credible.

    The safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority. We strongly encourage our students and their families to use our Tip Line to report any potential safety concerns at Del Norte High. This resource is easily accessible on the front page of our website at dnusd.org/delnortehigh.

    Counseling services are available to support our students who may need assistance navigating their feelings about these safety concerns.

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in keeping our school a safe place for everyone. For questions or additional information, please contact the Crescent City Police Department (CCPD) at (707) 464-2133.

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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. 

     

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