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  • 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.

     

    https://watch.eventive.org/california/play/615e46beeacbbb00597d68f8

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  • 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

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Mr. Tony Fabricius

Dear Sunset Students,

Welcome to Sunset High School, a student-centered high school based on mutual respect that supports our pupils’ educational needs, fosters high expectations, and promotes academic achievement.  This is seen through the following avenues:

            *Smaller, direct instruction classes;

            *Opportunities for hands-on learning;

            *Independent Study;

            *Targeted Tutoring;

*Participation in school-wide programs such as our Experiential Learning Adventures, which includes an on-campus Redwood interpretative trail, hosting 3rd and 5th graders from around Del Norte County to discover our local wonders.

At Sunset High School, we teach students, NOT SUBJECTS.  Student learning is our main focus. We ask our students, “what are you learning?”, not “what are you doing?”  It is our priority to provide students with skills and resources that will enable you to continue your education through life, college, trade schools, or the armed services.

Sunset High School is fully accredited from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Our Motto is “Pride in School---Pride in Self”, and we have only 3 rules:  Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.  All of our actions and conduct, both for students and staff, can be addressed by those 3 rules.  Sunset High School has an incredible reputation for having pride and passion for our unique school, but more importantly, pride and passion for the people and relationships that are built here.  There is one very important factor that is essential to your whole outlook on education and life, and that one factor is YOU!  

One of the most important lessons that you will take away from here is that you are responsible for all of your decisions, actions, and behaviors.  Your true character emerges when you’re faced with adversity.  When we acknowledge that we must not point fingers, or blame others for our misfortune, but realize that our life, our decisions, and our future direction is influenced from our own initiative; only then will we have grown.  We encourage on-going communication between our students, teachers, principal, and parents regarding any decisions and actions that will affect student achievement at Sunset High School.

At Sunset High School, each student, every day will have opportunities to develop personal abilities, skills, potential, and a foundation for what is expected for future success in college, career, or when beginning a family of your own.  

On behalf of the staff at Sunset High School, we welcome you and hope you accept the accountability to contribute for a successful and rewarding year for yourself, and our school.

Sincerely,

Tony Fabricius, Principal

Sunset High School

 
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