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.
We are planning on opening school tomorrow, calmer winds, and shifting weather patterns may move the fire away from Gasquet as well as reduce smoke and particles in Del Norte. If there is any change in school opening tomorrow, we will send an all call, post on our website, and on our additional communication channels.
Any students that are displaced and unable to attend school tomorrow, their absence will be excused.
Mountain Elementary School will remain closed, students at Moutain school that are not displaced can still do school work through Seesaw, Google Classroom, and email.
An Important Message from DNUSD 9/9/2020
Due to the evacuations in Gasquet and the standby situation in Hiouchi due to smoke and wildfires, many of our students and staff are being affected, and school will be canceled for all students today.
We will let you know more soon, please continue to check dnusd.org for more information.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Denise Harnden
Welcome to Joe Hamilton Elementary School. I am proud to say that I am currently in my 36th year as an educator in Del Norte Schools. I was a teacher for 26 years teaching in all grades from Kindergarten through high school. This will be the start of my tenth year as a Principal. Nine of these years have been spent at Joe Hamilton School. It is my pleasure to work with the staff, students, and families at Joe Hamilton and I am looking forward to another great year.
At Joe Hamilton School we implement PBIS(Positive Behaviors and Supports). We are always mindful of Safe, Respectful, and Responsible choices. The staff continues to dedicate themselves to developing both academic and social/emotional curriculum for all students.
Communication is key to a successful education at any level. Our team believes that home and school working together can produce excellent results. We appreciate that you have entrusted your child(ren) to our care and we look forward to serving you. In fact, research has shown that the higher the level of parental involvement the higher the achievement level of the child. Attendance is also key to your child's success in school. We believe students need to be in school All day, every day!
We provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. We are able to provide a healthy morning snack to all of our students three days a week and we have an After School Program that is available each day until 6:00 pm.
We look forward to serving you at Joe Hamilton School whether you are new to the district or a returning family. I am proud of our school's warm welcoming environment, our goal is to treat your child(ren) with the love and respect that we treat our own children.
Please remember we have an open-door policy, and I look forward to getting to know you and your student(s).
Denise Harnden, Principal