The Angst: Building Resilience program is a film-based mental health support program endorsed by educators, psychiatrists and mental health advocates. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts and parents. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources, and above all, hope. This is intended for 6th through 12th grade students.
To visit the Angst: Building Resilience site and to view the video, click the link below.
Crescent Elk Incident 3-7-2022Police review the statement released by the Crescent City Police Department earlier today regarding the events at Crescent Elk Middle School:"School Threat Investigation 3-7-22:On 3-7-2022 at about 0805 hours the Crescent City Police Department responded to Crescent Elk Middle School for a report of a student who was possibly going to bring a gun to the school. School Resource Officer D. Sanders was on scene within a few minutes of the original call and began an investigation into the source of the information. During his investigation, Officer Sanders spoke with several students who were the original source of the information. It was quickly determined to be an unfounded rumor only and stemmed from an altercation during the basketball tournament over the weekend. Officer Sanders is currently working with the Del Norte County Probation Department to continue this investigation."
DNUSD Board of Trustees Takes Action To Re-Align Masking Enforcement 2-24-2022
Over the past two years, the Board has continually sought ways to ensure that students could participate in their education in-person to the fullest extent possible. On February 24, 2022, the Board of Trustees voted 3-2 in favor of directing staff to shift the enforcement of mask mandates from exclusion to education to further ensure that students remain in class and receive instruction from their teachers. The Board continues to build on the message that they sent to state leaders in November- that goals are better served by education than compulsion.
This shift in the enforcement process is consistent with the flexibility found in K-12 guidance, which allows districts to create enforcement processes that reflect local needs and that respond to changing circumstances, such as the recent changes by the state to allow group tracing without isolation, to shorten quarantine times, and to lift outdoor mask mandates for students and staff.
The updated enforcement process will begin on Monday, February 28, and will be implemented as follows:
- Signage will be posted on all entries at each campus to remind students, staff, families, and the community of the ongoing requirement to wear face coverings indoors. This guidance will be revised as the State updates mask guidance.
- If a student arrives at school without a face covering, a mask will be offered to the student.
- If a student refuses to wear a mask indoors at a school, the school principal will notify parents/guardians, in writing, and remind them of the mandate.
- No student shall be excluded from class due to refusal to wear a mask.
- No student shall be disciplined for refusal to wear a mask.
The Board will continue to work with staff, families, and community partners as our schools, our community, and our state continue our journey back to normalcy.
To review State and Local COVID-19 guidance documentation, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources
June 2, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Spring Music Concert
June 3, 2022
2:45 PM - 8:15 PM Theatre Club
June 4, 2022
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM Theatre Club
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM Theatre Club
June 10, 2022
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM Dance Art Studio
June 11, 2022
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Dance Art Studio
June 24, 2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Alter Ego Dance
June 25, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Alter Ego Dance
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Paige Swan
Hello Crescent Elk Families,
It is my pleasure to be a part of the amazing Crescent Elk Middle School staff who are here serving your children. We are happy to be here and we look forward to a year of exciting learning, curiosity, exploration, and growth.
We would love to have parents participate in any way they can as part of their child's educational experience. Children are more successful if their parents work as a team with the school. Please get involved in any way you can. We can work together to make this a great year for your student.
We will be sending out information through newsletters, phone calls on our auto-dialer system, notes home, Twitter, Facebook, Remind App, Instagram and our school website which is cemiddle.org. It is important that we have your most recent home address and phone numbers on file in order to be sure you are kept informed. Please make sure you let the office know if there are any changes and if you need anything to ensure your child's success.
We look forward to a wonderful school year!