US 101 Last Chance Grade Open to One-Way Traffic
Road closure: Today at 10:15 AM, US 101 at Last Chance Grade was blocked to both lanes due to a slide. As of 11:20 AM this morning, the road has been cleared and is open to one-way controlled traffic.
If the situation changes, we'll make sure to update you as soon as we get information.
*UPDATE 1/5/2023 @ 5:45 AM - High Wind Warning*
All schools and bus routes will operate as usual this morning. Families will be notified if transportation services are unavailable for any of our routes. If the power goes out for a significant amount of time this morning, and we cannot provide lunch, the District will be forced to dismiss school early. Please know that due to road conditions, individual schools may be affected.
Communication with families will be sent by call, text, app, email, and through our website at dnusd.org. If you do not have power or access to the internet this morning, please listen to 97.9 KPOD FM or 94.3 KCRE FM radio for up-to-date information.
High Wind Warning Issued for Del Norte County 1/4/2023
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind warning for Del Norte County over the next 24 hours. The forecast is for wind gusts of 40-60 mph, with the possibility of gusts exceeding 70 mph. The NWS warning includes the possibility of downed trees and numerous power outages throughout the county.
At this time, all schools are scheduled to be open tomorrow, Thursday, January 5th. If road conditions permit, bus services will be available. If transportation services are unavailable for one or more routes, an announcement will be made on 97.9 KPOD FM or 94.3 KCRE FM. Families at specific locations throughout the county may also receive a phone call if their normal pickup is not accessible. In the event that power is and remains out for a significant amount of time, and we are unable to provide lunch, the District will be forced to dismiss school early. Please know that due to road conditions, individual schools may be affected.
Communication with families will be sent by call, text, the app, email, and through our website at dnusd.org. If you do not have power or access to the internet tomorrow morning, please listen to 97.9 KPOD FM or 94.3 KCRE FM radio for up-to-date information.
To download the district app for Apple and Android devices, please visit dnusd.org/app.
For local emergency information, please sign up for the community emergency alert system at preparedelnorte.com.
The Family Readiness Guide provided by the California Office of Emergency Services can be found at: https://www.caloes.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/Preparedness/Documents/Cal_OES_Family_Readiness_GuideENG.pdf
SAEBRS Screener Information for Families
DNUSD is committed to supporting every student’s academic and social, emotional, and behavioral growth. Part of our shared goals for Del Norte students is to be able to regulate their emotions, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. As part of this process, all students in 2nd-12th grade will complete a screener this winter and spring called the SAEBRS, or Social, Academic, Emotional, Behaviors Risk Screener. The screener will ask students a total of 20 questions. The student’s teacher will also complete the screener based on their observations of the students in their classrooms. The information is confidential and will only be used by your child’s teacher, principal, school counselor, and designated district staff to determine instructional needs in the classroom and at the individual student level. All information will remain confidential in keeping with the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.
SAEBRS Questions being asked:
Don't hesitate to contact Lisa Howard, program specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the school district at 464-0240 with any questions you may have. For more information on SAEBRS visit: https://www.illuminateed.com/products/fastbridge/social-emotional-behavior-assessment/SAEBRS/
Degrees and Certifications:
Reading Certificate B.A. Liberal Studies w/Minor in ESL M.S. Ed. Educational Leadership
Mrs. Nicole Cochran
Welcome, Bienvenido, Daa-naa∼-yash to Smith River Elementary School,
First, I would like to say that it is a privilege to be the principal of this school. I am currently in my 14th year as an educator at Del Norte Schools. I have appreciatively worked as a teacher and administrator at Smith River Elementary School and at Crescent Elk Middle School. Before my career in education, I proudly served 10 years in the Armed Forces. I am a mother of three children, one of whom graduated 8th grade from Smith River. Therefore, I can truly say that this school is filled with amazing staff, students, and family members, who work hard to support student learning through excitement, curiosity, exploration, and growth.
The Smith River community is truly a special place to raise a child. We welcome parent involvement in educating their children. Children are more successful if parents and the school work as a team to support student learning. We offer a variety of ways for you to be involved in your child’s education. Please come in to find out how you can become a volunteer at Smith River.
As a staff, we are warm and welcoming to all and provide children with the love and respect that you would give your own children. I look forward to getting to know all of you and if ever you need help with your child’s education, I want to remind you that I am here to serve you and I have an open-door policy when needed.
Smith River Elementary