Crescent Elk Middle

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  • Crescent Elk Promotion Ceremony Photos and Recording

    Congratulations 8th Graders! Your promotion ceremony pictures can be found at the link below:

    Crescent Elk 2022 Promotion Ceremony Photos

     

    Below are the links for the Promotion Ceremony recorded livestream.

     

    1st Cermony - Students (A-J)

     

    2nd Ceremony - Students (K-Z)

     

    If you have any issues accessing your photos or the video, please email communications@dnusd.org.

    Thanks!

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  • Joe Hamilton and Crescent Elk Lockdown Final Update - 3:58 PM 6/10/2022

     
    Good afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.
     
    As you know, today we had lockdowns at Crescent Elk and Joe Hamilton. The lockdowns were called by our school resource officer, Officer Sanders, in response to a call to dispatch. Given the information, at the time, the lockdowns were put into place as a precautionary measure. Within two minutes of calling the precautionary lockdown, the staff at both schools had completely secured the campuses, and law enforcement had taken full command at both sites. The Crescent Elk and Joe Hamilton staff did an amazing job responding quickly and ensuring the safety of our students.
    The incident that led to the lockdown was ultimately found to have stemmed from an altercation in the community between youth earlier this week, which led to the posting of threats on social media. Both youths were located and questioned by law enforcement, and no substantiated threats were found against either school. Reports of an active shooter, shots being fired, or students with guns are not accurate.
     
    As always in situations like this, conversations travel on social media more quickly than facts can be accurately relayed. When a situation like this occurs, the most accurate and up-to-date information can be found first on law enforcement pages and through school district communications. School information is released as quickly as it is verified and allowed to be released by law enforcement.
     
    I’d like to thank all of our law enforcement partners for their quick responses and support for students and staff. I’d especially like to thank our school resource officer, Officer Sanders, who initiated the lockdown, and Chief Griffin, who led command of the situation. Both stayed throughout the situation and remained after the lockdown to talk to parents, students, and families about what actually happened.
     
    I’d also like to thank the families who heard from their children or through social media about the situation and came to the school to make sure that their child was safe. Every person who came was respectful and allowed law enforcement and school officials to ensure that processes and protocols were followed to keep our students and staff safe.
     
    While some may wonder why the decision was made to lock down a school over a threat, the choice of law enforcement and the district will always be to place the safety of students and staff first.
     
    Thank you

     

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  • Joe Hamilton and Crescent Elk Lockdown Final Update - 3:58 PM 6/10/2022

     
    Good afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.
     
    As you know, today we had lockdowns at Crescent Elk and Joe Hamilton. The lockdowns were called by our school resource officer, Officer Sanders, in response to a call to dispatch. Given the information, at the time, the lockdowns were put into place as a precautionary measure. Within two minutes of calling the precautionary lockdown, the staff at both schools had completely secured the campuses, and law enforcement had taken full command at both sites. The Crescent Elk and Joe Hamilton staff did an amazing job responding quickly and ensuring the safety of our students.
    The incident that led to the lockdown was ultimately found to have stemmed from an altercation in the community between youth earlier this week, which led to the posting of threats on social media. Both youths were located and questioned by law enforcement, and no substantiated threats were found against either school. Reports of an active shooter, shots being fired, or students with guns are not accurate.
     
    As always in situations like this, conversations travel on social media more quickly than facts can be accurately relayed. When a situation like this occurs, the most accurate and up-to-date information can be found first on law enforcement pages and through school district communications. School information is released as quickly as it is verified and allowed to be released by law enforcement.
     
    I’d like to thank all of our law enforcement partners for their quick responses and support for students and staff. I’d especially like to thank our school resource officer, Officer Sanders, who initiated the lockdown, and Chief Griffin, who led command of the situation. Both stayed throughout the situation and remained after the lockdown to talk to parents, students, and families about what actually happened.
     
    I’d also like to thank the families who heard from their children or through social media about the situation and came to the school to make sure that their child was safe. Every person who came was respectful and allowed law enforcement and school officials to ensure that processes and protocols were followed to keep our students and staff safe.
     
    While some may wonder why the decision was made to lock down a school over a threat, the choice of law enforcement and the district will always be to place the safety of students and staff first.
     
    Thank you

     

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  • 6-10-2022 @ 11:25 AM - Crescent Elk & Joe Hamilton Lockdown

     

    The incident has been resolved, and the lockdown has been lifted. At no point was there an active threat at or near Crescent Elk. These steps were taken as a precaution under the guidance of law enforcement. 

     

    This afternoon and Monday there will be additional staff and resources available for students who would like to speak to counselors.

     

    The health and safety of students is our top priority. We would like to thank law enforcement for their quick response and for ensuring student safety across the county.

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  • 6/10/2022 - Crescent Elk Lockdown

     

    This morning, at approximately 10:35 AM, Crescent Elk Middle School was placed on lockdown by law enforcement as a precautionary measure in response to a possible threat.

     

    While this incident is still under investigation, please know that law enforcement has secured the school, and students are safe.

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School News

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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! 

Sincerely,

Paige Swan

Principal

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