Bess Maxwell Elementary

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  • 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 lhoward@dnusd.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/

     

     

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  • Tsunami Evacuation Exercise 10/27/2022 @ 10 AM

    This morning at 10 AM, the Del Norte County Office of Emergency Services will conduct a tsunami evacuation exercise throughout the county. The school district will be participating in that event, as well. For more information, please visit the Del Norte OES website at preparedelnorte.com/exercise.

     

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  • Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

     

    If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten in August, we would like to encourage you to enroll them as soon as possible.  We are creating new TK spaces, arranging kindergarten rooms, and working to staff kindergarten classes next year, and we want to make sure that we are planning the best programs possible.  To register your child, you can contact any of our schools or the district office for more information.

     

    For contact information on all of our schools, please visit dnusd.org/schools

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Phone: 707-464-0310

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Liberal Studies, Minor in ESL Reading Certificate M.Ed. Educational Administration

Mrs. Diane Wiese

Welcome to Bess Maxwell School!

I am very excited to be a part of the Bess Maxwell team!

This is my 26th year in education and 11th year as an administrator.  I have been a teacher/administrator at Joe Hamilton School, Margaret Keating School, Mountain School, Smith River School and now Bess Maxwell.  

I was born and raised here in Crescent City and am very proud to call our community home.  After graduating from Del Norte High School, I served for three years on active duty in the Army and six years in the Air National Guard.  

We here at Bess Maxwell want families to be involved in the education of their children.  

The Bess Maxwell staff are a warm and welcoming group of people and I look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 464-0310.

Diane Wiese, Principal

707-464-0310

dwiese@dnusd.org

 

 

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