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
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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;
*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 by 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 are influenced by 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 to a successful and rewarding year for yourself and our school.
Tony Fabricius, Principal
Sunset High School