Hands, Face, Space, and Home - Help Keep Del Norte Open
There are many perspectives on COVID-19 in our community, but we must ask that we all work together, in order to keep our schools open.
Schools in California are subject to state and local law and Public Health mandates. In order for our schools to remain open, we must meet the requirements set forth by those institutions.
That is why we also ask that you remember the following:
Hands, Face, Space, and Home
Wash your hands, wear your mask, physically distance, and stay at home if you’re sick.
If you travel out of the area or host visitors from out of the area and have children in Del Norte Schools, the District asks that you keep your children home for 14 days after you return from travel or your guests leave. We recommend that you request independent study for any school days that your child may miss.
It’s in everyone’s interest, to help #KeepDNopen.
Remember - Hands, Face, Space, and Home
This is not forever, just for now.
Congratulations to the Del Norte County Office of Ed class of 2020!
A Message from DNUSD
Just a few reminders as we prepare to welcome students back to school in-person on Monday, October 5:
All transitional kindergarten through 8th-grade schools and the Smith River preschool will begin in-person cohorts this week. You should have been contacted by your child’s school to let you know if they were attending the M/W or T/Th cohort. Students participating in distance learning should have been notified as well. Sunset High, Community School, and state preschools will continue to operate as they have this week.
DNHS will continue to offer distance learning to 9-12 grade students. DNHS is currently in the process of designing and creating afternoon, in-person learning cohorts and will communicate with students and parents when those students will begin physically attending school.
All students attending in person will be required to bring a completed self-screening form with them to enter the bus, school, or classroom. These screeners have been mailed to each student’s home. A copy of the screener can also be found at www.dnusd.org/familyresources, printed, and sent with your child. Children who do not bring a screening form will be screened at school and might be sent home if they are presenting COVID-like symptoms.
All students are required to wear a face-covering when riding the bus, walking through campus, or in any public space on campus. Students from the age of 2 through 2nd grade are not required to wear face coverings in the classroom, but wearing a face-covering is strongly encouraged and will be taught as an important way to keep the classroom healthy. Buses, schools, and classrooms will also have face coverings for students if they do not bring one with them. Face coverings include cloth face coverings, disposable, exam-style masks, and other cloth face coverings that meet the California Department of Public Health guidelines.
We are making some changes to our video conferencing tool, Zoom, in order to provide an even higher level of security for our students and staff. Effective tomorrow, Friday, September 18, all students will need to authenticate to their DNCOE Zoom account using the Single Sign-On (SSO) option with their District-provided @mydnschools.org email address. When your students attempt to join their Zoom classes they may now be prompted to log in - make sure they type in "DNCOE" for the domain, then they'll be directed to authenticate using their existing student email address and password.
As always our IT Department is here to help. Should you experience any issues please call our Family Support Hotline at 707-464-7005. We are still experiencing very high call volumes, so if we don't answer immediately please leave a clear message on how to reach you, and we'll get back to you just as soon as possible. That support number again, 707-464-7005.
Thank you so much for your support and understanding as we continue to ensure the best and most secure experience is being provided for your students.
Download the DNUSD mobile app for instant updates on the COVID-19 crisis and your student's education at https://www.dnusd.org/app
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Welcome to Del Norte Community School, Home of the Ospreys!
We believe all students are capable of success. Our goal is to identify and address the needs and strengths of each student in a safe, respectful academic environment. We encourage students to pursue their academic goals with their individual interests in mind. At Community School, daily attendance is extremely important, homework is available for all students, and good behavior is expected by everyone.
School attendance is mandatory until the age of 18, and many of our students have attendance contracts. There are direct correlations between school attendance, student performance, and success. With instructional time of only 4 hours per day, full-time attendance is very important for students to work with teachers and staff. If your student is going to miss school, please call office staff or make arrangements for independent study school work.
Students work on a variety of subjects each day, and homework assignments are available. All students work at their own pace. Assignments can and should be done outside of school hours. A student is never truly done with their work until they have a diploma.
Behavior and attendance are common reasons for students to attend Del Norte Community School. Our school is designed to provide individualized support with behavior, social and emotional skills and of course, academics. As all schools in the County and District, our three main rules are to be safe, respectful, and responsible. Additionally, this is a closed campus. An initial enrollment meeting is required to attend Community School. Individual needs concerning behavior and academics are addressed and goals are set during the initial enrollment meeting.