• Smith River School Bus Incident 9/25/23


    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Today, a bus from Smith River Elementary school had a minor incident on Hwy 197 between Smith River and Hiouchi when it struck a tree branch, causing minor damages to the bus’s door. None of the 8 students on board were injured. The Highway Patrol is in the process of responding to the event. Again, everyone is safe, and we will provide more information once we know more. For questions please contact your child’s school office.


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  • Back To School Information 2023-2024

    Information regarding your child's classes, teachers, important dates and times.

    In English

    Eng 2023 - 2024 Wildcat Welcome Back Letter to Families

    In Spanish

    Span 2023 - 2024 Wildcat Welcome Back Letter to Families

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  • Smith River 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Photos

    You can find all the pictures from the ceremony at the following link:


    If you are unable to find the photos you are looking for, please contact us directly at or  707-464-6143.


    Thank you!

    DNCOE Communications Team

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  • Smith River 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Date/Time: June 13th @ 6:00 PM
    Livestreamed at


    Smith River Elementary School
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  • Preschool & TK Community Survey

    The Del Norte Unified School District (DNUSD) requests information concerning preschool and Transitional Kindergarten enrollment. To make informed decisions on Transitional Kindergarten and preschool programs for the 23-24 school year, DNUSD must collect this information.  Thank you for completing this survey!

    Click here to take the survey.


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  • Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration


    This year the State of California is implementing new staffing requirements for transitional kindergarten classes the upcoming school year. If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten next school year, I’d encourage you to begin the school registration process. To prepare for next year's changes and to ensure that your child has the best educational experience, we need to know how many students we’ll have for the upcoming school year in our TK and K programs. Registration packets for next year will be available at all of our district schools. Remember, the registration packets must be submitted to your child’s home school. For more information on registration or to find which school your child may attend, call us at 707-464-6141.


    Click here to visit the DNCOE Enrollment page...



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  • DNUSD App

    Download the DNUSD mobile app for instant updates and information on what's happening in our district.


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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.


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