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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 9-22-2022

    Today's board meeting will be live-streamed on the front page of DNUSD.org. The board meeting may also be watched on Zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    If you would like to attend the board meeting in person, it will take place at 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531.

     

    Schedule:

    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    In order to participate in public comment, please follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/



    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

     

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  • Update to the Community 9-19-2022

     

    Update to the Community

    Good afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County. We have a special treat for you this week, and that is a very short update. 

     

    DNHS Sports Update

    For sports, last Friday, the Del Norte Warriors Football team faced off against West Valley High and claimed victory. The Del Norte High boys soccer team scored 3-0 in a decisive victory over Fortuna High.  Additionally, the girls' varsity volleyball team came out on top over Arcata high in what was an extremely close call. Great job Warriors!  As for the only home game this week, we have the Del Norte High Girls’ Soccer team playing this Saturday, at 1 pm, at Del Norte High School.  I do want to remind you that we no longer live stream our games to Facebook, due to issues with interruptions on that platform, but games are available to watch on the high school’s front page, which can be found at dnhigh.org. We would also like to encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or feedback on the live streams by calling our communications hotline at 707-464-6143.

     

    Career Opportunities at DNCOE & DNUSD

    We’re also still looking for people who are interested in working for the district or are curious about what opportunities are available.  For information on employment opportunities, you can visit our website at dnusd.org/jobs, by calling  464-6141 and asking to be connected with Human Resources, or by stopping by our offices and visiting with us about current job openings.

     

    That’s all for this week’s update.  If you have questions specific to your child’s school, please contact them directly or visit their website or Facebook page, but for other questions, you can visit dnusd.org or contact the district office at 464-6141.  

     

    Thank you

     

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  • Update to the Community 9-12-2022

    Good afternoon, all.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County. This is our first Monday update since the first day of school.  Sorry, I missed you last week, but I do hope that you had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.  

     

    Dates to Remember

    First of all, I’d like to let you know that a special board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow so that the Board can take action and discuss some of the items that were scheduled to be on last Thursday’s regularly scheduled board meeting.  If you were unaware, our Board meeting last Thursday had to be canceled due to a lack of quorum. Tomorrow, the County Office of Education meeting will begin at 4:00, and the District meeting will begin at 4:15 PM. If you’re interested in attending, you can join in person at the district office, virtually through zoom, or by watching the live stream.  The live stream and links to the Zoom address will all be available on the front page of dnusd.org.

     

    DNHS Sports Update

    As for sports, last week, the Del Norte Warriors Varsity Volleyball team won both their games against Gold Beach and Brookings. Our Varsity Football team lost their game on Friday, while the JV Football team was victorious, both played against South Medford. This week is full of home games, with our girls’ and boys' soccer teams playing this Tuesday at 3:30 pm and 5 pm at Del Norte High against McKinleyville and Fortuna. The boy's soccer team also plays this Thursday against McKinleyville at home at 6 pm, and the girls' volleyball team plays against Arcata at home on Thursday at 5:30 PM.   Finally, the Del Norte Warriors JV and Varsity Football teams play against West Valley High at home this Friday at 5 PM and 7 PM, respectively. Since these games will be at home, they will be live-streamed.  I do want to remind you that we no longer live stream our games to Facebook, due to issues with interruptions on that platform, but games are available to watch on the high school’s front page, which can be found at dnhigh.org. We would also like to encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or feedback on the live streams by calling our communications hotline at 707-464-6143.

     

    Career Opportunities at DNCOE & DNUSD

    One critical area that impacts almost every aspect of school functioning is the need for qualified staff.  We currently have approximately 100 open job positions in our district. If you are interested in working for the district or are curious about what opportunities are available, you can visit our website to find out more about these positions. You can find employment information at dnusd.org/jobs, by calling  464-6141 and asking to be connected with Human Resources, or by stopping by our offices and visiting with us about current job openings.

    That’s all for this week’s update.  If you have questions specific to your child’s school, please contact them directly or visit their website or Facebook page, but for other questions, you can visit dnusd.org or contact the district office at 464-6141.  

    Thank you

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  • Board Meeting Canceled Due to Lack of Quorum 9-8-2022

    The Board of Education Meetings for the County Office of Education and Del Norte Unified School District on Thursday, September 8, 2022, were canceled due to a lack of a quorum of Board Members. The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be on Thursday, September 22, 2022. 

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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 8-25-2022

    Today's board meeting will be live-streamed on the front page of DNUSD.org. The board meeting may also be watched on Zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    If you would like to attend the board meeting in person, it will take place at 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531.

     

    Schedule:

    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    In order to participate in public comment, please follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/



    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • LTIS Information Nights

     

    Are you looking for information on DNUSD's Long Term Independent Study (LTIS) program?

    Please come and join us for our in-person LTIS information Nights.

     

    These events will be held in-person at the District Office boardroom. You can also join us via Zoom by clicking the links below the event info.

     

    Del Norte High LTIS Information Night: Tuesday 8/16 at 5:30PM.

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/91917141886

     

    Del Norte TK-8th grade LTIS Information Night: Wednesday, 8/17 at 5:30PM.

     https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/91049845018 

     

    If you are interested in this program, please click the link below to fill out our survey to help us gauge parent interest.

    https://forms.gle/roFx1Xswoe5Nv2ee7

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 8-11-2022

    Today's board meetings will be live-streamed on the front page of DNUSD.org. The board meetings may also be watched on Zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    If you would like to attend the board meeting in person, it will take place at 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531.

     

    Schedule:

    DNCOE Board Meeting Open Session:
    3:30 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    In order to participate in public comment, please follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/



    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

     

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  • First Day of School Is August 29th!

    The new school year is approaching fast! Please make sure to fill out all the necessary paperwork for your child as soon as possible.

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 7-14-2022

    Today's board meetings will be live-streamed on the front page of DNUSD.org. The board meetings may also be watched on Zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    If you would like to attend the board meeting in person, it will take place at 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531.

     

    Schedule:

    DNCOE Board Meeting Open Session:
    3:30 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    In order to participate in public comment, please follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/



    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 6-30-2022

    Today's board meetings will not be live-streamed due to staffing shortages caused by COVID-19. The board meetings may still be watched on Zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    If you would like to attend the board meeting in person, it will take place at 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531.

     

    Schedule:

    DNCOE Board Meeting Open Session:
    2:30 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    3:30 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    In order to participate in public comment, please follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/



    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Monday Update to the Community 6-27-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and this is the final Monday update for this school year.

     

    Outdoor Equity Program Grant Awarded to Del Norte County

    I’d like to start with some pretty exciting news. Del Norte County has been selected to receive one of only 125 grants funded through the California State Parks Outdoor Equity program.  The Greater Outdoor Access and Learning (GOAL) grant is a partnership between the Del Norte County Office of Education, Redwoods State and National Parks, Redwoods Parks Conservancy, and the Del Norte Unified School District and was written with the input of students and community members.

    This grant will provide three years of year-round opportunities for youth, families, and senior community members to explore and experience the numerous state, national, and local parks and recreation areas throughout Del Norte County and provide opportunities that many of our community members may not otherwise experience. Other benefits brought about by the grant include a portable outdoor education classroom, connecting youth with job pathways and career and technical education, enhancing community service and engagement by youth, and developing future leaders in our community.  We anticipate beginning programs by the end of September 2022.

     

    Graduation and Promotion Ceremonies

    We had a fantastic time celebrating our students' accomplishments during our promotion and graduation ceremonies during the last week of school. If you missed an event or just wanted to see it again, all 8-12th grade end-of-year promotion ceremonies and graduations were photographed and recorded and can be found on the front page of each school’s website. You can find links to all of our school websites at dnusd.org/schools. If you have any questions, please contact our communications department by emailing communications@dnusd.org or by calling our communications help hotline at 707-464-6143.

     

    Summer Programs

    It’s almost time for our summer programs!  If you registered your child for one of our summer programs, you will receive an email from the District next week letting you know your child’s final program assignments.  You will also receive a call from your child’s summer teacher before the program begins.  Just a reminder that our first summer program starts on Monday, July 11, and the second session begins on Monday, August 1.  For more information, you can visit dnusd.org/summer for more information. 

     

    Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten in August, I’d like to encourage you to enroll them as soon as possible.  We are creating new TK spaces, arranging kindergarten rooms, and working to staff kindergarten classes next year, and we want to make sure that we are planning the best programs possible.  To register your child, you can contact any of our schools or the district office for more information. 

     

    Employee Celebration Event 2022 - Sponsors

    Finally, I know that you’re already aware of the annual employee celebration event that takes place at the end of each May, but what you may not know is that many of our local businesses sponsor this event to help recognize the outstanding achievements of our staff and celebrate those retiring.  I’d like to take a moment to personally thank each business for their donations.  If you’d like to know more about our sponsors, so that you can support them, check out the program guide and sponsor information at dnusd.org/employeecelebration.

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you are enjoying the beginning of summer, and I look forward to the first update of the new school year on Monday, August 1st.

    Thank you

     

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    Monday Update to the Community 6-13-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County. Before I do the normal weekly update, I’d like to share with you personally some information about the rumors of an active shooter at Crescent Elk.

     

    This morning, police dispatch received a call suggesting that there was a threat of a shooting, and  the lockdown at Crescent Elk and Joe Hamilton was initiated as a precautionary measure.  Contrary to what may have been posted on social media, there were no active incidents at either school, no one was found with a gun, and no shots were fired.  The incident began with an altercation between youth off campus earlier in the week, and there were some social media posts following the altercation regarding retaliation.  The youth involved, who were nowhere near either school, were located by law enforcement, prior to the lockdown being lifted, and it was determined that there was no threat to the school or students.  For more information, please visit the Crescent City Police Department website and Facebook page.

    I'd like to thank and commend the Crescent Elk and Joe Hamilton staff on their rapid response to the lockdown called by our SRO, Officer Sanders.  I'd also like to publicly thank all of our local law enforcement agencies for their quick response, as well.  Within two minutes of the initial call to dispatch both schools were secured and officers were on site, with Chief Griffin taking command.

    I would also like to thank the parents and family members who came to the schools out of concern for their children and staff but who respectfully allowed law enforcement to ensure the safety of everyone prior to lifting the lockdown.  If your child is concerned about attending school next week, please reach out to the school.  Counselors will be available.

     

    Upcoming Announcements

    Well, I can hardly believe it is already the last week of school. This week is packed with events taking place across the district, we have a few updates for you.

     

    Dates to Remember

    Just a reminder that this Thursday, June 16th, is the last day of school, and I also want to make sure you know that every day this entire week is a minimum day for all K-12 students.

     

    Graduation and Promotion Ceremonies

    If you are looking for the schedule for our upcoming K-8 promotion ceremonies and high school graduations taking place across the county, please visit each school’s website where that information is posted. We will also live-stream all-district 8th grade moving up ceremonies and high school graduation ceremonies. These live streams will only be available on each school’s website, they will not be available on Facebook or Youtube. You can find links to all of our school web pages at dnusd.org/schools. If you have any questions, please contact our communications department by emailing communications@dnusd.org or by calling our communications help hotline at 707-464-6143.

     

    Summer Programs

    Registration for our summer programs is now open.  If you have not yet registered your child for one of our summer programs take a look at the programs being offered, you can visit our home page at dnusd.org and click on the summer programs banner for more information. You can also directly access the signups form at dnusd.org/summer.

     

    Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten in August, I’d like to encourage you to enroll them as soon as possible.  We are creating new TK spaces, arranging kindergarten rooms, and working to staff kindergarten classes next year, and we want to make sure that we are planning the best programs possible.  To register your child, you can contact any of our schools or the district office for more information. 

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday for our special update on the last week of school.

    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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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 6-9-2022

    This evening's board meetings will be live-streamed on the front page of DNUSD.org. 

     

    The board meeting may also be watched on Zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    If you would like to attend the board meeting in person, it will take place at 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531.

    DNCOE Board Meeting Open Session:
    3:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Monday Update to the Community 6-6-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County. We are quickly coming up on the end of the school year and are busy preparing for the final week of school.  That being said, today’s update should be brief.

    Dates to Remember

    Just a reminder that next Thursday, June 16th, is the last day of school, and I also want to make sure you know that next Monday through Thursday, June 13-16, are minimum days for all K-12 students.

    Graduation and Promotion Ceremonies

    If you are looking for the schedule for our upcoming K-8 promotion ceremonies and high school graduations taking place across the county, please visit each school’s website where that information is posted. We will also be live-streaming all-district 8th grade moving up ceremonies and high school graduation ceremonies. These live streams will only be available on each school’s website, they will not be available on Facebook or Youtube. You can find links to all of our school web pages at dnusd.org/schools. If you have any questions, please contact our communications department by emailing communications@dnusd.org or by calling our communications help hotline at 707-464-6143.

    Summer Programs

    Registration for our summer programs is now open.  If you have not yet registered your child for one of our summer programs take a look at the programs being offered, you can visit our home page at dnusd.org and click on the summer programs banner for more information. You can also directly access the signups form at dnusd.org/summer.

    Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

    If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten in August, I’d like to encourage you to enroll them as soon as possible.  We are creating new TK spaces, arranging kindergarten rooms, and working to staff kindergarten classes next year, and we want to make sure that we are planning the best programs possible.  To register your child, you can contact any of our schools or the district office for more information. 

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday for our special update on the last week of school.

    Thank you

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #72 - Tiny Home Build and Auction

    Tune in this week as we have Del Norte High School Principal Alison Eckart and Teacher Jeff Van Pelt join us to talk about the new Construction Trades shop, and our Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs at the high school as well as the upcoming Tiny Home Auction.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests:

    Alison Eckart - Principal of Del Norte High

    Jeff Van Pelt - CTE Teacher at Del Norte High

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    If you have any questions, please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • Special Wednesday Update to the Community 6-1-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County. I hope you had a refreshing four-day weekend, and welcome to our special Wednesday update.  

     

    Dates to Remember

    Just a reminder that June 16th is the last day of school, and I also want to make sure you know that the entire last week of school will be minimum days for all students, from kindergarten through high school. 

     

    Independent Study Information Night

    If you are interested in enrolling your child in the District’s independent study program for next year, then join us tonight at 6 PM for our Independent Study Information Night. The information night will be held in person in the District Office Board Room or virtually for those unable to attend in person.  The link to attend virtually will be available at DNUSD.org/is. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact our program administrators.  For K-8, you can email Principal Angie Marshall at amarshall@dnusd.org, and for 9-12, you can contact Principal Alison Eckart at aeckart@dnusd.org.

     

    DNHS Tiny Home Live Auction - June 6 @ 3 PM

    Last week, I mentioned that our career and technical education construction class at Del Norte High will be auctioning a tiny home that they recently finished building.  It’s an amazing tiny house. If you are interested in supporting our students and purchasing the home, the auction and tour of the new tiny home workshop at Del Norte High will take place on Monday, June 6.  Doors will open at 2 PM for a shop tour and preview of the tiny house, and the live auction officially begins at 3 PM. The auction’s opening bid is only $40,000, which covers the cost of materials. All proceeds go back to the CTE program to assist in funding the next tiny home build.  If you’re interested in purchasing the tiny home, you will need to register as a bidder at the event between 2:00 and 3:00. You will be asked to confirm that you understand the contract of sale.  The successful bidder will have 24 hours after the auction to complete the purchase with a cashier’s check or money order and to take possession of the tiny home. 

     

    Coffee and Conversation Podcast

    Also, if you would like to learn more about all that went into building the Tiny Home you can tune in to our Coffee and Conversation podcast this Friday at 5 PM where we sat down with Alison Eckart, principal at Del Norte High, and Jeff Van Pelt, a teacher at Del Norte High who oversees the Tiny Home Construction class. We had a great conversation, and I encourage everyone to take some time to hear about the great plans for the future.  You can find this and all of our other podcasts at dnusd.org/podcast.

     

    Graduation and Promotion Ceremonies

    If you are looking for the schedule for our upcoming K-8 promotion ceremonies and high school graduations taking place across the county, please visit each school’s website where that information is posted.

     

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday for our regular weekly update.

     

    Thank you

     

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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 5-26-2022

    We would like to remind you that while the DNUSD (district) board meeting is still taking place this evening at 4:00 PM, the DNCOE (county) board meeting had to be canceled. This evening's district board meeting will be available to watch via zoom, and can attended in-person, but will not be live-streamed on DNUSD.org due to staffing constraints.

    The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    Location: 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531

    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM

     

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Robb Elementary School Shooting - DNUSD Statement 5-25-2022

     

    Everyone is aware of the tragic events that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, yesterday. As educators, parents, and members of a small community, it is difficult to comprehend the impact that this tragedy is having on the Uvalde community.

     

    Usually, those closest to a tragic event experience the highest levels of trauma, but in this case, social media and the news bring these events into our homes and lives.

     

    Each student will react differently to this type of trauma, and it is important that we all be supportive of children and how they respond to this event. Some children may be angry; others may be scared, and others may have no reaction at all or even be aware of what has occurred. Regardless of how a child responds at the time, the majority of students are resilient; however, some children may experience more intense short-term reactions or could take longer to process these events.

     

    If your child has been affected by yesterday’s events, please talk with them about it, and in the links below you will find tips and strategies on how you can discuss these difficult topics with your family. Please remember, too, that our school site psychologists, counselors, and counseling techs are ready to help any student who may be having a difficult time coping with this tragedy. We encourage you to reach out to your child’s school if you think your child may need extra support during this difficult time.

     

    Please know that your child’s safety is and always will be our top priority, and we will continue to work closely with all of our local law enforcement partner agencies to help ensure that our students are safe at school. 

     

    I ask you all to continue to keep the community of Uvalde and those directly affected by the tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary School in your thoughts and prayers.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Jeff Harris

    Superintendent of Schools

     

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  • Monday Update to the Community 5-23-2022

     

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and welcome to our regular Monday Update.

      

    Dates to Remember

    Just a reminder that this weekend we will be observing the Memorial Day holiday, and there will be no school on Friday the 27th or Monday the 30th. School will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

     

    Summer Programs Registration

    We know that many of you have been waiting for information on our summer programs, so I’m glad to announce that registration begins this Friday at 4 PM. Last year, these programs filled quickly and were at capacity shortly after registration opened.  Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up your child, we recommend that you do so as soon as the form is made public this Friday at 4 PM, it can be found on the front page of dnusd.org or you can access it directly by going to dnusd.org/summer.

    Registration Link (All Students, opens May 27th):
    High School Flyer Link:

     

    Employee Celebration - Retirees / Service Awards / All-Star Employees

    As part of Educator Appreciation month, we held our first in-person annual Employee Celebration in three years.  Over the course of the evening, we were able to recognize retirees and service award recipients for 20-21 and 21-22, as well as All-Star award recipients, who were nominated by their colleagues and recognized for their contributions to the students of Del Norte County. It was a great night, and it was a wonderful time to recognize the accomplishments of all our staff and to spend time with this year's honorees. 

     

    Job Openings 

    Speaking of employees, we still have over 100 open job positions in our district. If you are interested in working for the district or just curious about what opportunities are available, take time to visit our website to find out more about these currently open positions. You can find employment information by visiting dnusd.org/jobs or by calling our human resources department at 707-464-6141 and pressing the number “2” and then the number “2,” again, for human resources.

     

    DNHS Tiny Home Live Auction - June 6 @ 3 PM

    Last week, I mentioned that our CTE class at Del Norte High will be auctioning a tiny home, which they recently finished building.  It’s an amazing tiny home. If you are interested in supporting our students and purchasing a new tiny home, the auction and tour of the new tiny home workshop at Del Norte High will take place on Monday, June 6.  Doors open at 2 PM, and the live auction officially begins at 3 PM. The auction’s opening bid is only $40,000, which covers the cost of materials. All proceeds go back to the CTE program to assist in funding the next tiny home build.  If you’re interested in learning more about the home, visit Del Norte High’s Facebook page or go to dnhigh.org to see pictures and get more information.

     

    Independent Study Information Night

    If you are interested in enrolling your child in the District’s independent study program for next year, I’d like to invite you to join us on June 1st, at 6 PM for our upcoming Independent Study Information Night. The information night will be held in person in the District Office Board Room and virtually for those unable to attend in person. An interest form will be made available to all attendees during the event, and for those unable to attend, the form will be available the day following the event.  The link to attend virtually will be available at DNUSD.org/is. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact our program administrators.  For K-8, you can email Principal Angie Marshall at amarshall@delnorte.k12.ca.us, and for 9-12, you can contact Principal Alison Eckart at aeckart@delnorte.k12.ca.us.

     

    Sports Update

    As for upcoming home athletic events, this week is the NCS Division 4 Varsity Softball Semifinals against Fort Bragg at Del Norte High School. Since this is a playoff event, we are unable to live stream it, but if you would like to attend, you can buy tickets at gofan.com. For the direct link to purchase tickets please go to dnhigh.org.  You can find out more about that and all upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities''.

     

    DIstrict Live Streams

    I also want to let everyone know that our live-streamed events will no longer be broadcast on Facebook or Youtube. All events will now be live-streamed to the front page of DNUSD.org, and if it is a school event, it will also be on the front page of that school's website.

    We’re doing this for a variety of reasons, but one of the main reasons is that Facebook and Youtube routinely block or remove our live streams for reasons like playing music during football games or performances. When this happens, we have to completely recreate our streams.  This transition will provide a higher level of stability and dependability for everyone in our community.  We understand that this may initially feel inconvenient, but ultimately it is for the best.  We look forward to broadcasting many more streams in the coming days.

    If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to email communications@dnusd.org.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you on Wednesday, June 1 for a special weekly update, since Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day.

    Thank you

     

     

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  • May 26 DNCOE Board Meeting Canceled

    The May 26th county board meeting is canceled. The board meeting will be rescheduled for June 9th at 3:30 PM. The district board meeting will still take place at 4:00 PM on May 26th.

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  • DNUSD Special Board Meeting 5-18-2022

    There is a special board meeting this morning at 11:30 AM. During this meeting, the classification and compensation study will be discussed.

    This event will be live-streamed on dnusd.org and can also be attended through zoom at https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536.

     
    Special Board Meeting:
    11:30 AM
     
    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/


    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Monday Update to the Community 5-16-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and welcome to our regular Monday Update.  

     

    Dates to Remember

    Make sure and mark your calendars for Memorial Day Weekend. There will be no school on Friday the 27th or Monday the 30th.  School will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

     

    Summer Programs Registration

    Registration for our summer programs begins soon, we are in the process of finalizing our plans and aligning them with new state requirements. Once finished, we’ll send out sign-up information, so if you are interested, keep an eye on our website, or check this Monday's update next week.

     

    Classified Appreciation Week

    Our Board recently adopted a resolution naming May Educator Appreciation Month, and as part of Educator Appreciation month, this week we are celebrating Classified Appreciation week. Classified staff includes staff from food services, instructional assistants, clerical staff, bus drivers, maintenance staff, and so much more. If you would like to learn more about all of our classified staff, and the roles they play within our district, please visit dnusd.org/hr and take a look at the page titled “Classified Resources”. Thank you classified staff for all you do to provide for our students and help them get the most out of their time in school.

     

    District (LCAP) Survey for Parents and Community Members

    I want to let everyone know that we are extending the LCAP Community input survey and it will now be open until this Friday at noon.  The LCAP is the Local Control & Accountability Plan, which details how specific state funds will be spent to benefit students who are homeless, receiving foster youth services, or are English learners.  Many of the items in the LCAP, such as counseling, transportation, district preschool, and music, among others, also serve all students.

    The survey is designed to get your input, whether you are a staff member, parent, or community member, about how our district should prioritize its needs and focus its efforts over the course of the next few years. It should take less than five minutes to complete. If you are interested in taking this survey, you can find it posted below this update on our website or at dnsud.org/lcap.

     

    Early Childhood Education Steam Fair

    Last weekend, we had an amazing time at our early childhood education steam fair. Our staff and community partners hosted a variety of educational booths that gave children the opportunity to interact with technology, art, nutrition, cultural learning, and much more. Parents also were able to begin the registration process for preschool for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. If you or someone you know would like more information on how they can register their child for preschool, you can visit dnusd.org/ece or call 464-0720.  For more information on transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration, please call us at 464-6141.

     

    Sports Update

    As for upcoming home athletic events, there are no home games this week, but we do want to recognize the achievements of the Del Norte High Track and Field team. They won the HDN White Star Championship earlier this month, great job. You can find out more about all upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities''.

     

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

    Thank you

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 5-12-2022

    This evening's board meetings will be live-streamed on the front page of DNUSD.org. It will not be live-streamed to Facebook.

     

    The board meeting may also be watched on Zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    Location: 301 W. Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531

    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    3:30 PM
     
    DNCOE Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Monday Update to the Community 5-9-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and welcome to our regular Monday Update.  

     

    Educator Appreciation Month

    Our Board recently adopted a resolution naming May Educator Appreciation Month, and this Wednesday, May 11, California celebrates Day of the Teacher. This week, we’re focusing on and honoring instructional excellence in our public schools and the impact it has on our students. Thank you teachers for all that you do.  We also want to remember to thank all of our certificated staff.  From counselors and school psychologists to school nurses and other service providers, certificated staff provides services for our students to help them get the most out of their time in school.

     

    LCAP Community Input Survey

    I want to remind everyone, too, that our LCAP Community Input Survey will remain open for a few more days before it closes this Friday. The LCAP is the Local Control & Accountability Plan, which details how specific state funds will be spent to benefit students who are homeless, receiving foster youth services, or are English learners.  Many of the items in the LCAP, such as counseling, transportation, district preschool, and music, among others, also serve all students.

    The survey is designed to get your input, whether you are a staff member, parent, or community member, about how our district should prioritize its needs and focus its efforts over the course of the next few years. It should take less than five minutes to complete. If you are interested in taking this survey, you can find it posted below this update on our website or at dnsud.org/lcap.

     

    Early Childhood Education Steam Fair

    Our annual early childhood education steam fair is this weekend. Families with children ages 0-5 are invited to attend on Saturday, May 14th, between 10 AM and 2 PM in the main building of the Fairgrounds. It is free for families, and children will be able to participate in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities in a variety of booths. We encourage you to come out and participate with your child.  You can also register your child for preschool, transitional kindergarten, or kindergarten during the fair.

     

    Sports Update

    As for upcoming home athletic events, the Del Norte High Varsity Baseball team plays tomorrow, May 10, at 3 PM against Arcata. Since this is a home game, it will be live-streamed. You can find out more about all upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities''.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

     

    Thank you

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  • Monday Update to the Community 5-2-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and welcome to our regular Monday Update.  

     

    District (LCAP) Survey for  Parents, and Community Members

    It is officially LCAP season. The LCAP is the Local Control & Accountability Plan. This plan details how designated state funds will be spent to benefit, specifically, students who are homeless, receiving foster youth services, or are English learners.  Many of the items in the LCAP, such as counseling, transportation, district preschool, and music, among others, also serve all students.

    The survey is designed to get your input, whether you are a staff member, parent, or community member, about how our district should prioritize its needs and focus its efforts over the course of the next few years. The survey will be open for responses for ten days: from May 2nd, until Friday, May 13th. It should take less than five minutes to complete. If you are interested in taking this survey, you can find it below or at dnsud.org/lcap.

     

    Early Childhood Education Steam Fair

    In some fun news, our annual Steam Fair is just around the corner. Families with children ages 0-5 are invited to attend on Saturday, May 14th, between 10 AM and 2 PM in the main building of the Fairgrounds. It is free for families, and children will be able to participate in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities at a variety of booths. We encourage you to come out and to participate with your child.  You can also register your child for preschool, transitional kindergarten, or kindergarten during the fair. If you want to learn more please visit dnusd.org.

     

    Summer Programs

    Last year we had a very successful summer program and we are looking forward to doing it again this year. However, the state has changed a few of the requirements and we are in the process of developing a program that meets those requirements. If everything goes according to plan, we should be opening registration for the program very soon. If you are interested in signing up your child, please keep an eye out for that information on our website, APP, and our future Monday Updates.

     

    Sports Update

    As far as sports go, this Saturday at 11 AM the DNHS track team will compete in the White Star Championship Track Meet at Del Norte High. We are in the process of determining if we will be able to live stream this event, please check the Del Norte High website as we get closer to this weekend. You can find out more about all upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities''.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

     

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  • District (LCAP) Survey for  Parents, and Community Members

     
    It is officially LCAP season for the 2021-22 school year! The LCAP is the Local Accountability & Control Plan, this plan details how certain state-granted funds should be spent to benefit many of our underserved communities across Del Norte.
     
    This survey is designed to get your input about how our district should prioritize its needs and focus its efforts over the course of the next few years. The survey will be open for responses for ten days: from May 2nd, until Friday, May 13th. It should take less than five minutes to complete. If you are interested in taking this survey, you can find it below or at dnsud.org/lcap
     
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  • Highway 199 Re-Opens to One Way Traffic 4-28-2022 @ 3:30 PM

    We just received an update from the California Highway Patrol stating that Highway 199 is now open to one-way traffic. School buses are on their way to Gasquet to bring students home from in-town schools and after that will pick students up from Mountain School to be bused home. Traffic wait times are currently unknown, should there be excessive delays, we will let you know.  If you have any questions please feel free to call (707) 457-3211 or email communications@dnusd.org.

     

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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  • Highway 199 Collision Causes Road Closures Update #2 - 4/28/2022 @ 2:35 PM

     

    Both directions of traffic remain closed on HWY 199, and will not re-open in time for Mountain School’s usual dismissal time. Currently, there is no estimated time for the roads to open back up.

     

    The Mountain School afterschool program will remain open this afternoon for students who are unable to go home due to the collision on Highway 199. Students that remain at school will be fed and cared for until the roads open back up. After Highway 199 has re-opened, students will be transported back to town by bus.

     

    Our student's health and safety are our top priority, and if you have any questions or concerns please contact (707) 457-3211 or email communications@dnusd.org.

     

    Thank you

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  • Highway 199 Collision Causes Road Closures - 4/28/2022 @ 12:21 PM

     

    Today, at approximately 10:45 AM, a collision occurred on Highway 199 near Hardscrabble Creek causing both directions of traffic to be stopped while Caltrans clears the road. We have just received a report by the California Highway Patrol that due to the severity of the accident, there is no current estimated time for the road to be cleared. We are continuing to work with Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

     

    If at any point it becomes clear that this accident will interrupt the ability for buses and/or parents to travel to and from Mountain School by the time school is dismissed we will let you know immediately. 

     

    If you have any questions please call the Mountain school office at (707) 457-3211 or email communications@dnusd.org.

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  • Monday Update to the Community 4-25-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and welcome to our regular Monday Update.  

     

    Vaccine Updates

    First of all, following up on the update we gave last week, the state will delay the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for school attendance until after full FDA approval and after consideration of the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. State action is now expected to take place no sooner than July 1, 2023.  Since staff vaccine mandates were also tied to student vaccines, it appears that the vaccines will not be required for staff at this time, either.

     

    CTE Tiny Home Sale

    I’m also excited to announce that our CTE classes at Del Norte High have recently finished the construction of an amazing tiny home. Our students have done some great work, and the quality of the construction speaks for itself. With that, I want to officially announce our plans to auction the tiny home, tentatively, on Monday, June 6.  The opening price of the auction will be the total cost of materials only- no labor is included. We will soon post some photos and videos of the home and will let you know when we have finalized the auction schedule.  If you’re interested in purchasing a tiny home and supporting our students as they learn about construction, keep an eye on our website.

     

    Sports Update

    As far as home sports go, the Del Norte High varsity softball team plays against McKinleyville this Tuesday at 4 PM.  This Saturday at 11 AM, our varsity softball and baseball teams play against Arcata. Since all these are home games, they will be live-streamed on the dnhigh.org website as well as the Del Norte High Facebook page. You can find out more about all upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities''.

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

    Thank you

     

     

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 4-21-202

    Today, the county and district board meeting takes place at Smith River Elementary school. The county meeting public session begins at 3:30 PM, and the district board meeting public session begins at 4:00 PM.

    Tonight's board meeting will not be live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting may still be remotely attended through zoom.

    The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

    Location: 564 W First St, Smith River, CA 95567

    DNCOE Board Meeting:
    3:30 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting:
    4:00 PM


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Monday Update to the Community 4-18-2022

    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County, and this is our regular Monday Update.  I hope you had an opportunity for some relaxation and family time this break, but we are glad to have students back in class today. 

     

    Vaccine Updates

    First of all, and most importantly, I want to give you an update on the COVID vaccine mandates proposed by the California Department of Public Health and the State Legislature.  Since the FDA has not yet approved COVID vaccines for children in grades 7 through 12, the state will not move forward with the vaccine requirement in July. The state will delay the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for school attendance until after full FDA approval and after consideration of the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. State action is now expected to take place no sooner than July 1, 2023.  Since staff vaccine mandates were also tied to student vaccines, it appears that the vaccines will not be required for staff at this time, either.

    Senator Richard Pan also announced that he will not continue to pursue his legislative bill SB 871, which would have removed the personal belief exemption to opt-out of the required COVID-19 vaccine, due to low vaccine rates among children, and instead will focus on increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccine and expanding education awareness efforts for families.

     

    Del Norte Educator Newsletter

    If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so, yet, I’d encourage you to take a look at the Del Norte Educator newsletter that was posted earlier this month.  Our community has told us how much they enjoy learning more about the many things going on in our district, so on the first Monday of each month, we release the new edition of the Del Norte Educator. The Educator also gives information about upcoming events, sports, holiday announcements, and much more, so when you get a minute, take a look.  You can find the Educator at dnusd.org/newsletter. Also, if you would like to submit an article for publication, you can email us at communications@dnusd.org for submission requirements and additional details.

     

    Coffee and Conversation Podcast - Attendance

    Before spring break, on our Coffee and Conversation podcast, we were joined by Lisa Howard, our County MTSS Coordinator, and Jennifer Bartholomew, one of our new Family Engagement Liaisons, to discuss the importance of attendance for students and ways we can support families.  If you are interested in learning more about this topic you can find that podcast and all of our previous podcasts at dnusd.org/podcast, or by going to dnusd.org/families and clicking on “podcasts” under the golden section titled “Communication to Families.”  Just like our newsletter, if there’s something you’d like us to address on our weekly podcast, you can submit an idea to communications@dnusd.org.

     

    Sports Update

    As far as sports go, the Del Norte High varsity softball and baseball teams play against McKinleyville this Wednesday at 4 PM. These home games will be live-streamed on the dnhigh.org website as well as the Del Norte High Facebook page. You can find out more about all upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities''.

     

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

    Thank you

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #71 - Attendance and Family Engagement Liaisons

    Tune in this week as we are joined by Lisa Howard - MTSS Coach, Jennifer Bartholomew - Family Engagement Liaison, and Ryan Bahten - Director of Information Network Services They will be discussing new information on attendance as well as talking with one of our Family Engagement Liaisons to learn how they are supporting our students and their families throughout the district.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests:

    Lisa Howard - MTSS Coach

    Jennifer Bartholomew - Family Engagement Liaison,

    Ryan Bahten - Director of Information Network Services

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    If you have any questions, please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • Incident at DNHS 4-8-2022

    The following is a press release by the Crescent City Police Department regarding the incident that took place today at Del Norte High School. This is an ongoing investigation, please call the police department at (707) 464-2133 with any questions you may have.

     

    CCPD Press Release:

    On 4/8/22 at about 1230 hours, Officer Sanders was notified by Del Norte High School administration that an unknown person driving a truck, with a known student in the passenger seat, brandished what appeared to be a weapon, but was a “splat-gun” in the back lot of the high school.
     
    Administration showed Officer Sanders surveillance footage of the truck. Shortly after, Officer Sanders located the truck with the known student and initiated a traffic stop in the main parking lot of the high school.
     
    The driver, Ethan James (age 21), initially told Officer Sanders that there were no weapons in the vehicle. However, during a search of the truck Officer Sanders located a concealed .22 caliber rifle, .22 rim fire ammunition, a BB gun, and a “splat-ball” gun.
     
    James was arrested for 626.9 PC, possession of a firearm on school grounds, 25400 (A)(1) PC, possession of a concealed firearm, and 626.10 PC, possession of a weapon, non-firearm, on school grounds.
    The student is also subject to administrative discipline at this time. The investigation is still ongoing. James was booked at the Del Norte County Jail.
     
    Chief Richard Griffin
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  • Monday Update to the Community 4-4-2022

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Dates to Remember - Spring Break

    I want to remind you that next week is spring break and there will be no school. School will resume as normal on Monday, April 18th.

     

    DNUSD Newsletter - Del Norte Educator

    Just to let you know, this month’s Del Norte Educator will be posted today.  Our community has told us how much they enjoy learning more about the many things going on in our district, and on the first Monday of each month you can check in to see all of the great things happening in our schools and county. The Del Norte Educator also gives information about upcoming events, sports, holiday announcements, and much more, so when you get a minute, take a look at dnusd.org/newsletter.

     

    Coffee and Conversation Podcast - Attendance

    This week on our Coffee and Conversation podcast we will be joined by Lisa Howard, our County MTSS Coordinator, and Jennifer Bartholomew, one of our new Family Engagement Liaisons, to discuss the importance of attendance for students and ways we can support families.  Over the last few years, more than ever before, we have seen the impact of attendance on education. If you are interested in learning more about this topic then be sure to tune in this Friday at 4 PM when it is released. You can find that podcast and all of our previous podcasts at dnusd.org/podcast, or by going to dnusd.org/families and clicking on “podcasts” under the golden section titled “Communication to Families”.

     

    Sports Update

    As far as sports go, the Del Norte High varsity softball and baseball teams play against McKinleyville this Wednesday at 4 PM. These home games will be live-streamed on the dnhigh.org website as well as the Del Norte High Facebook page. You can find out more about all upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities”.

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

     

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  • Monday Update to the Community 3-28-2022

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Date to Remember

    First, just a reminder that spring break is coming up and there will be no school from April 11th through the 15th, so don’t forget to put it on your calendar.

     

    State Testing Podcast

    As we roll into April, we are also gearing up for State Testing. Last week, during our Coffee and Conversation podcast, we discussed state testing and what it would look like this year, and how it has changed from previous years. We had April Martin, DNUSD testing coordinator, Leslee Machado, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Rae Fearing, Director of Innovation and Special Projects, on to discuss what we can expect from the state this year. You can listen to that podcast and all our previous podcasts, including our recent podcast on the Class and Compensation Study, at dnusd.org/podcast, or by going to dnusd.org/families and clicking “podcasts” under the golden section labeled “Communication to Families”.

     

    Graduation Ceremonies

    It’s hard to believe, but we’re also quickly approaching the end of the year.  We are in the process of finalizing our graduation and moving up ceremony details across the district. Last year, all 8th graders and seniors at Del Norte High had their ceremonies at the high school football field, but this year the 8th-grade ceremonies will take place back at their home schools, while only the high school graduates on Whalen Field.   All of these events will be live-streamed, and we will be releasing our graduation schedule by the end of next week.

     

    Employee of the Year - Classified Staff

    This is also the last call to recognize outstanding classified employees.  Nominations are about to close for our Classified School Employee of the Year competition! Each spring, the California Department of Education sponsors this competition, and any staff, student, or community member may nominate one or more classified employees for this recognition.  You can nominate classified employees by going to dnusd.org and clicking on the banner on the front page. All nominations are due no later than noon tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29. 

     

    Sports Update

    For our sports update, the Del Norte High varsity softball and baseball teams play against Fortuna this Saturday at 11 AM. These home games will be live-streamed on the dnhigh.org website as well as the Del Norte High Facebook page. We also have tennis, track, and golf competitions taking place this week.  We are not able to live-stream those at this time, but you can always attend in person.  You can find out more about upcoming athletic events at dnhigh.org under “student activities”.

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

    Thank you

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #70 - State Testing

     

    Tune in this week as we are joined by Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Rae Fearing - Director of Innovations and Special Programs and April Martin - District Testing Coordinator. They will be covering what our district's state testing will look like this year as well as the changes and challenges that have occurred over the last 2 years.

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:
    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    Rae Fearing - Director of Innovations and Special Programs

    April Martin - District Testing Coordinator

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    If you have any questions, please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 3-24-2022

    Today, the district board meeting will begin with a closed session at 4:00 PM, and the open session starting at 4:30 PM. In-person participation is allowed, and the meeting can also be attended virtually through zoom.

     

    The link for the zoom webinar: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    Due to staffing shortages, there will be no Facebook live stream of the board meeting tonight.

     

    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Open Session:
    4:30 PM


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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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.

     

    https://watch.eventive.org/california/play/615e46beeacbbb00597d68f8

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #69 - Classified Staff - Classification and Compensation Study

     

    Tune in this week as we are joined by Summer Pyke, Director of Classified Personnel. She will be talking about our ongoing Classified Class and Compensation Study and what this means for classified staff throughout the district.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:
    Summer Pyke - Director of Classified Personnel

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    If you have any questions, please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • Monday Update to the Community 3-14-2022

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

    First, just a reminder to mark your calendars, beginning tomorrow, March 15th, and continuing through this Friday, March 18th, our K-8 schools will be on minimum days for parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher and have not already set a time to meet, please reach out to your child’s school as soon as possible.  Also, this coming Monday, March 21st, there will be no school because of a staff development day. 

    As you already know, state mask mandates expired at midnight on March 12 for schools, and while masks are now being strongly recommended per CDPH, they are no longer required to be worn by staff, students, volunteers or visitors at schools.  While many are excited by this move, which comes after two full years of masking, it’s important we remain respectful of those who wish to continue wearing masks.  Students, overall, are excited and happy to see each other’s faces in the classroom, and many of our teachers have told us how refreshing it is to see their students' faces during instruction once again. It’s been a long road getting to this point.

    It’s time, again, for our community to recognize outstanding classified employees.  Nominations are officially open for our Classified School Employee of the Year competition! Each spring, the California Department of Education sponsors this competition, and any staff, student, or community member may nominate one or more classified employees for this recognition.  A review panel consisting of CSEA members and county office staff will meet to select the finalists in each of the nine job classification areas identified by the CDE. You can nominate classified employees by going to dnusd.org and clicking on the banner on the front page. All nominations are due no later than Friday, March 25.  All Del Norte finalists will be considered county winners and will be entered into the State competition, along with the finalists from the 57 other counties in the state. 

    In upcoming home athletic competition, the Del Norte High JV softball and baseball teams play against the Brookings Bruins this Tuesday at 4 PM. Since these are home games, they will be live-streamed on the dnhigh.org website as well as the Del Norte High Facebook page. You can find more information on upcoming sports at dnhigh.org under “student activities”.

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next Monday.

     

     

     

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 3-10-2022

    Today, the county board meeting public session begins at 3:30 PM, and the district board meeting public session begins at 4:30 PM.

     

    Due to multiple sporting events being live-streamed, tonight's board meeting will not be live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting may still be remotely attended through zoom. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    DNCOE Board Meeting:
    3:30 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting:
    4:30 PM


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Monday Update to the Community 3-7-2022

    Welcome to the Monday Update. 

    Important Dates to Remember

    First, just a reminder to mark your calendars, March 15th-18th are parent conferences for K-8 students and the entire week will be minimum days. If you have not heard from your child’s teacher, and you want to meet with them, please reach out to your child’s school. Also, on March 21st, there will be no school because of a staff development day.

     

    COVID-19 Update

    As for COVID-19, I want to remind parents that masking becomes highly recommended on March 12th, 2022. Between now and then, students who do not have a mask will be offered one but will not be excluded from the classroom.  If the student does not wear a mask, their family will be notified as part of the state-mandated enforcement protocol. Beginning on the 14th, masking will, again, be highly recommended by the state but will become optional for staff and students at all levels, regardless of vaccination status.  Masks will continue to be available for staff and students at schools. If you have questions or concerns about your child attending school after the mask mandate is lifted, please reach out to your child’s school or contact the District Office at 707-464-6141 to discuss options. 

     

    Sports Update

    We have a lot of upcoming athletics events taking place at home, here in Crescent City.  The Del Norte High girls varsity softball team also plays against Hoopa this Thursday at 4 PM, before they play against South Fork this upcoming Saturday at 1 PM. The Del Norte High boys varsity baseball team plays this Thursday against Hoopa at 4 PM, while our boys JV baseball team plays against Arcata this Saturday at 11 AM.  Since these are home games they will be live-streamed on the dnhigh.org website as well as the Del Norte High Facebook page. You can find more information on upcoming sports at dnhigh.org under “student activities”.

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next week.

    Thank you

     

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  • Crescent Elk Incident 3-7-2022

    Police review the statement released by the Crescent City Police Department earlier today regarding the events at Crescent Elk Middle School:
     
     
    "School Threat Investigation 3-7-22:
    On 3-7-2022 at about 0805 hours the Crescent City Police Department responded to Crescent Elk Middle School for a report of a student who was possibly going to bring a gun to the school. School Resource Officer D. Sanders was on scene within a few minutes of the original call and began an investigation into the source of the information. During his investigation, Officer Sanders spoke with several students who were the original source of the information. It was quickly determined to be an unfounded rumor only and stemmed from an altercation during the basketball tournament over the weekend. Officer Sanders is currently working with the Del Norte County Probation Department to continue this investigation."
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  • Del NorteScholarship Foundation Application

    Form Link:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1foTg_94POQw8aXJSmTN1ixXbjQ8Gb8pk/view?usp=sharing

    DNSF Application

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  • Monday Update to the Community 2-28-2022

    Good afternoon, and welcome to the Monday update for Monday, February 28.

     

    I want to focus on a topic that’s driving conversations all around our state- masking.  As you may recall, our school board voted last Thursday in a 3-2 vote to change the mask enforcement policy from exclusion to education.  This action only applied to students.  For more information, you can see the announcement at dnusd.org/familyresources.

     

    February 28th Announcement

    Today, the governor made an announcement related to how much longer we can expect to wear masks at school. He announced that:

    • Masking will continue to be mandated until the end of the day Friday, March 11. (Remember that enforcement of this mandate includes education, not discipline or exclusion.)
    • The first day of in-class instruction without mandated masking will be Monday, March 14.
    • At that time, there will be no distinction made between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the state masking policy.

    He also stated that mandated masking of unvaccinated individuals ends tomorrow in all indoor spaces, except for those outlined in the order.  You can find the announcement at gov.ca.gov/newsroom.

     

    Impact

    Again, all students are still required to wear masks indoors- this is for all schools in our district. Students who do not wear a mask during instruction will be offered a mask but will remain in class.  For students who do not wear a mask, information will be sent home to their family, notifying them of their child’s refusal to wear a mask.  That will change on Monday, March 14, when masking becomes strongly recommended by CDPH and not mandated.  

     

    Options

    If you have concerns about your child attending school once the mask mandate is lifted on March 14, please reach out to your child’s school or contact the District Office at 464-6141.  If you would like additional information on independent study, you can contact the independent study administrator at amarshall@dnusd.org. Information on our independent study program is available at dnusd.org/is.

     

    Thank you, in advance, for supporting our students and our staff as we navigate this transition.  We all look forward to classrooms and interactions that help all of our students feel better connected and engaged.

     

    In other news, our baseball and golf teams kick off their seasons this week with their first competitions, with softball soon to follow.

     

    We hope you have a great week.  Thank you.

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  • DNUSD Special Board Meeting 2-28-2022

    Today, the special board meeting begins at 4:30 PM. During this meeting, three agenda items related to masking will be discussed.

     
    Special Board Meeting:
    4:30 PM
     

    Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom Session Experiences Unexpected Shut Down - 2/24/2022 @ 11 PM
     
    As part of our district's energy conservation effort, we schedule any computer system still on at 11:00 pm to be shut down. This scheduled shutdown process is what caused the Zoom Webinar that was broadcasting the DNUSD Board Meeting on Thursday, February 24, to disconnect at 11:00 pm. We recognize that this disconnection occurred prior to item 15 for comments by the public on non-agenda items.
     
    What we are doing in response:
    • We are sending this message publicly to acknowledge this issue, describe our response, and share the process for resolution.
    • We have excluded the specific systems needed to run these Zoom webinars from all future scheduled shutdowns.
    • Any member of the public is welcome to make any comments on any non-agenda items by emailing the Board directly. Those email addresses may be found at dnusd.org/board.
    • We will welcome public comments on non-agenda items at our next regularly scheduled Board Meeting, on Thursday, March 10.
    • We have sent a separate email specifically to any attendees that were still present at 11:00 pm on Thursday, February 24, to make sure they are aware of their opportunities to provide comments on non-agenda items.
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  • DNUSD Board of Trustees Takes Action To Re-Align Masking Enforcement 2-24-2022

    Over the past two years, the Board has continually sought ways to ensure that students could participate in their education in-person to the fullest extent possible. On February 24, 2022, the Board of Trustees voted 3-2 in favor of directing staff to shift the enforcement of mask mandates from exclusion to education to further ensure that students remain in class and receive instruction from their teachers.  The Board continues to build on the message that they sent to state leaders in November- that goals are better served by education than compulsion.

    This shift in the enforcement process is consistent with the flexibility found in K-12 guidance, which allows districts to create enforcement processes that reflect local needs and that respond to changing circumstances, such as the recent changes by the state to allow group tracing without isolation, to shorten quarantine times, and to lift outdoor mask mandates for students and staff. 

    The updated enforcement process will begin on Monday, February 28, and will be implemented as follows:

    • Signage will be posted on all entries at each campus to remind students, staff, families, and the community of the ongoing requirement to wear face coverings indoors.  This guidance will be revised as the State updates mask guidance.
    • If a student arrives at school without a face covering, a mask will be offered to the student.
    • If a student refuses to wear a mask indoors at a school, the school principal will notify parents/guardians, in writing, and remind them of the mandate.
    • No student shall be excluded from class due to refusal to wear a mask.
    • No student shall be disciplined for refusal to wear a mask.

    The Board will continue to work with staff, families, and community partners as our schools, our community, and our state continue our journey back to normalcy.

    To review State and Local COVID-19 guidance documentation, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #68 - LCAP

    Tune in this week as we are joined by Jeff Napier - Assistant Superintendent of Business Services and Tom Kissinger - Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. They will be talking about our school district's LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and what this means for funding in our schools.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests:
    Jeff Napier - Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

     

    Tom Kissinger - Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-hawkins-890916695/episode-68-lcap?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

    If you have any questions, please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • Board Meeting 2-24-2022 | Masking in Schools

     
    On Monday, February 14, a member of the community requested that the Board agendize a discussion regarding the elimination of masks for students in the classroom and that the Board consider a resolution formalizing their decision. This request followed a decision on February 10 by the Roseville Joint Union High School District to eliminate universal masking for students and staff.
     
    On Thursday, February 17, Board representatives met to set their agenda for the Board meeting this Thursday. As a result of the request, agenda item 14.C. was added, along with the attached sample resolution, which is based on the resolution passed by the Roseville Board of Trustees. The sample resolution calls for a shift in masking enforcement to include a reminder to students to mask, providing masks for those who want them, and no longer placing students who do not mask in an alternative setting.
     
    The Board will discuss the issue and hold public comment on continued masking of students and on the resolution on Thursday night. Currently, CDPH continues to require student and staff masking indoors in K-12 school settings, but this may change in the near future, as CDPH is set to announce updated masking guidance on Monday, February 28.
     
    To be clear, the Board is not obligated to adopt the sample resolution and may choose not to adopt it. They may, however, choose to adopt it or may choose to make changes, then adopt it. They may also choose to postpone any decision and wait for the State to announce any masking changes on Monday, February 28.
     
    I’d ask you to read the attached sample resolution and encourage you to attend the Board meeting, either in person or virtually, and to participate in public comment. If you’re not able to attend but would like to provide input to the Board, I encourage you to do so. You can find Board member contact information at dnusd.org/board.
     
    Information regarding the Board agenda can be found at boardagenda.dnusd.org.
     
    Sample Masking Resolution Link:
     
    Date: 2/24/2024
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Open Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     
    Thank you
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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #67 - COVID - 19 Updates For Schools And Sports

    Tune in this week as we are joined by Jeff Napier - Assistant Superintendent of Business Services and Bob Hadfield- Del Norte High School Dean of Students and Athletic Director. They will be talking about the latest changes to COVID-19 regulations in our schools and for our athletics programs.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests:
    Jeff Napier - Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

     

    Bob Hadfield- Del Norte High School Dean of Students and Athletic Director

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-hawkins-890916695/episode-67-covid-19-updates-for-schools-and-sports?si=cd6b365d32e148efb11e9fd762fd3b46&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • SAEBRS Screener Information for Families

    DNUSD is committed to supporting every student’s academic growth as well as their social, emotional and behavioral growth. Part of our shared goals for Del Norte students is for them to be able to regulate their emotions, develop positive relationships and make responsible decisions. As part of this process all students in 2nd-12th grade will be completing a screener in this winter and spring called the SAEBRS or Social, Academic, Emotional, Behaviors Risk Screener. The screener will ask students a total of 20 questions. The student’s teacher will also complete the screener based on their observations of the students in their classrooms.  The information is kept confidential and will only be used by your child’s teacher, principal, school counselor, and designated district staff to determine instructional needs in the classroom and at the individual student level.  All information will remain confidential in keeping with the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

     

    Here are the 20 questions being asked.

    Social Emotional Learning Questionnaire, Click the link below for more information

     

    Please contact Lisa Howard, program specialist, at lhoward@dnusd.org or call the school district at 464-0240 with any questions you may have.  You can also visit:  https://www.illuminateed.com/products/fastbridge/social-emotional-behavior-assessment/SAEBRS/

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 2-14-2022

     
    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.
     
     
    Dates to Remember
    I want to start with a reminder to mark your calendars, as President’s Day weekend is this weekend and there will be no school this Friday or this coming Monday, February 21st.
     
    Sports Update
    In upcoming sports home games, the Del Norte High boys basketball varsity team plays against Healdsburg High this Wednesday night in the North Coast Section playoffs at 7:00 PM. To attend this game in person, tickets must be purchased online through the Gofan.com website. You can access the direct link to the ticket sales webpage at dnhigh.org. Due to CIF regulations, we are unable to livestream this event like we normally do.
     
    COVID-19 Update
    In response to changing COVID guidelines, we hosted a webinar last Wednesday that provided an update on the recent changes made by CDPH. During that webinar we let families know we have transitioned to a group-tracing approach for students exposed to COVID-19 in a K-12 setting. As a result, students who are exposed to a positive case may still attend school as long as they are asymptomatic. CDPH recommends but does not require that the student test within 3-5 days after their last exposure, regardless of vaccination status. This means that whole class quarantines have basically ended. For more information, you can view the full webinar at dnusd.org/families under the golden section titled “Communication to Families”.
     
    By-Trustee Area Elections
    Finally, last Thursday, the District and County Board engaged in their final meeting to discuss and adopt a final map and election sequence to meet the requirements under the California Voter Rights Act, or CVRA. The CVRA requires that trustees are elected only by those voters living within their trustee area and not through an at-large election, as has been the case in our community since 1965. As a result of this process, the County Committee selected map option 4 to align trustee areas with the county Board of Supervisors areas. For more information on the adoption process, you can visit dnusd.org/cvra. I’d also invite you to listen to last Friday’s podcast, where we spoke with Jonathan Berry-Smith of the law firm Lozano Smith, Don McArthur, the President of the Board of Trustees, and Alissia Northrup, the Del Norte County Clerk/Registrar to discuss the CVRA districting process and the selection that was made.
     
    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a wonderful four-day weekend, and we’ll see you back on Tuesday, the 22nd.
     
    Thank you
     
     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #66 - By-Trustee Area Elections

    Tune in this week as we are joined by Alissia Northrup - County Clerk/Recorder, Registrar of Voters, Public Administrator, Don McArthur - President of the Board of Trustees, and Jonathan Berry-Smith - an associate with the Lozano Smith Law Firm. They will be talking about the by-trustee area elections and what that means for our district.

    Host: Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:

    Alissia Northrup - County Clerk/Recorder, Registrar of Voters, Public Administrator

    Don McArthur - President of the Board of Trustees

    Jonathan Berry-Smith - Associate, Lozano Smith Law Firm

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-hawkins-890916695/coffee-conversation-episode-66-cvra-by-trustee-area-elections?si=06a90a79cee0471daa566782d570d623&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings & Special Joint Board Meeting 2-10-2022

    Today, the county board meeting begins at 3:30 PM, the special joint board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the district board meeting open session begins at 5:00 PM.

    We would like to highlight that this evening, the District and County Board will engage in their last meetings to discuss and to adopt a final map and election sequence to meet the requirements under the California Voter Rights Act, or CVRA.  The CVRA requires that trustees be elected by those living in their trustee area and not at large, as has been the case in our community for decades. For more information on the adoption process, the CVRA, and to view the recommended maps, you can visit dnusd.org/cvra. We’ll also follow up on the Board action with a podcast this Friday, where we’ll speak with Jonathan Berry-Smith of the law firm Lozano Smith and members of the Board of Trustees about the CVRA districting process and map and sequencing selection.

     

    DNCOE Board Meeting Open Session:
    3:30 PM
     
    Special Joint Board Meeting Open Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    County Committee Meeting:
    4:45 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Open Session:
    5:00 PM
     

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 2/9/2022 @ 1 PM - New COVID Guidelines

    Today, at 1 PM, we will have a webinar to provide an in-depth update on the recent changes made to COVID-19 guidelines by both Del Norte Public Health and the California Department of Public Health.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Jeff Napier - Assistant Superintendent of Schools

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 2-7-2022

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Important Dates to Remember

    First, just a reminder to mark your calendars, as President’s day weekend is coming up and there will be no school on Friday, February 18th, and Monday, the 21st.

     

    Poetry Out Loud

    Last Thursday, we had our county-wide Poetry Out Loud competition.  It was a great night, and there were many excellent performances by our students. We are excited to announce this year’s Del Norte County Poetry Out Loud Champion is Kevin O’Sullivan from Sunset High School. In March, Kevin will travel to Sacramento for the Poetry Out Loud state finals, where he will compete on the Senate floor. Great job, Kevin, we wish you the best.

     

    DNHS Dance Concert

    Speaking of performances, last Friday and Saturday, Del Norte High hosted their Winter Dance Concert in the newly renovated Crescent Elk Auditorium. We have received many reports from community members who watched the show, either in-person or through our live-stream and who let us know they enjoyed the amazing arrangement of dances. If you missed the event and would like to watch it, the recording will be posted with full audio later this week on dnhigh.org.

     

    Sports Update

    In upcoming sports home games, the Del Norte High boys basketball varsity team plays against McKinleyville this Tuesday night, at 7:00 PM. The Del Norte Wrestling team also competes this upcoming Saturday in the HDN finals starting at 11:00 AM. Also, since both of these events will take place at home they will be live streamed. Streams can be viewed at dnhigh.org or at the Del Norte High Facebook page.

     

    COVID-19 Update

    You may also recall that every child was eligible to receive a free COVID test kit a couple of weeks ago.  If you did not pick up your child’s antigen test and would still like to receive one, please contact your child’s school.  We were notified last week that another round of test kits were being shipped to Del Norte, possibly as early as today.  The State has issued further clarification that these tests are for staff only.  If additional shipments of tests are sent for students, we will let you know.  

    Speaking of COVID, this Wednesday we will have a webinar at 1 PM to provide an in-depth update on the recent changes made to COVID-19 guidelines by both Del Norte Public Health and the California Department of Public Health.

     

    By-Trustee Area Elections

    Finally, this Thursday, the District and County Board will engage in their last meetings to discuss and to adopt a final map and election sequence to meet the requirements under the California Voter Rights Act, or CVRA.  The CVRA requires that trustees be elected by those living in their trustee area and not at-large, as has been the case in our community for decades.  The final public hearing and presentation of maps will occur on Thursday at 4:00, followed by the final adoption at 4:45.  For more information on the adoption process, the CVRA, and to view the recommended maps, you can visit dnusd.org/cvra. We’ll also follow up on the Board action with a podcast this Friday, where we’ll speak with Jonathan Berry-Smith of the law firm Lozano Smith and members of the Board of Trustees about the CVRA districting process and map and sequencing selection.

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next week.

    Thank you

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  • DNHS Winter Dance Performance

    To view the recorded live stream of the performance, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/DelNorteHighSchool/videos/1400239377045292

     

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  • DNUSD - Frontier Restores Phone System
     
    Frontier has just notified us that their phone outage has been resolved. Calls can now be made to and from our school sites.
     
    Should you continue to have issues contacting a school by phone, or have questions, please email communications@dnusd.org.
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  • DNUSD Phone Outage

    There is currently a district-wide phone outage. It has been reported to Frontier, but there is no ETA on a fix. For the time being all inbound and outbound phone calls to and from the district are currently unavailable.

    Frontier confirmed this outage, letting us know they have discovered similar outages across Del Norte County.

    If you need to contact a school or the district during this time, please email communications@dnusd.org

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

     

    Public Hearing Before the Del Norte County Committee on School District Organization Pursuant to Education Code Section 5019, Regarding the Del Norte County Unified School District’s Proposal to Adopt By-Trustee Area Elections

     

    Pursuant to Education Code sections 5019 and 5030, the Del Norte County Committee on School District Organization (“County Committee”), upon application from a school district’s governing board, is authorized to change the method of election in a school district under its jurisdiction.  On February 10, 2022, the Board of Education of the Del Norte County Unified School District will select a preferred trustee area boundary map and staggering sequence of elections, and adopt a resolution to submit to the County Committee for consideration and potential approval. 

     

    District board members also sit as the Del Norte County Board of Education, meaning any change to the method of election to the District Board will result in a corresponding change to the method of election for the County Board.  Therefore, the County Board of Education will also adopt a resolution to submit to the County Committee for consideration and potential approval on February 10, 2022.

     

    When considering a school district’s proposal to adopt an alternative method of electing governing board members and to establish trustee areas, Education Code section 5019, subdivision(c) requires a county committee to call and conduct at least one public hearing in the district.

     

    Notice is hereby given that the County Committee will conduct a public hearing on the proposal to establish trustee areas within Del Norte County and to establish a by-trustee area election method for the members of the Del Norte County Unified School District Board of Education, and members of the County Board of Education, as follows:

     

    Date:               Thursday, February 10, 2022

    Time:              4:45 pm

    Location:    

    Del Norte County Unified School District

    Education Center Building Boardroom

    301 W. Washington Blvd.

    Crescent City, CA 95531

     

    In the interest of public health, this meeting will take place both online and in person.  A link to the meeting can be found in advance of the meeting at the School District website: Del Norte Unified School District / Homepage (dnusd.org).

     

    For convenience, comments may be made via email in advance, and the County Committee may provide a telephonic option for verbal comments. If you wish to address the County Committee, you may email your public comment in advance to: ashaw@dnusd.org.

     

    Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call the County Superintendent’s Office at (707) 464-0200, ext. 10200. 

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  • Monday Update to the Community 1-31-2022

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Dates to Remember

    First, just a reminder to mark your calendars, as President’s day weekend is coming up and there will be no school on Friday, February 18th, and Monday, the 21st.

    Speaking of important dates, the school board has approved new school calendars for the 2022, 2023, and 2024 school years.  You may remember we collected feedback from the staff and the community on these calendars.  The feedback you provided was shared with a focus group of staff before bringing it to the Board of Trustees on December 21st when the final decision was made.  The calendars have been posted at dnusd.org/calendars.

     

    CVRA By-Trustee Area Election

    The Del Norte County Unified School District (“District”) Board of Education (“District Board”) is currently elected using a “hybrid at-large” election system, meaning that governing board members must live in defined trustee areas, but are elected by voters of the entire District.  The California Voters’ Rights Act requires that this change to election by trustee area.  On August 12, 2021, the District Board adopted Resolution # D21-22-4, declaring its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.  District Board members also sit on the Del Norte County Board of Education (“County Board”), meaning any change to the method of election to the District Board will result in a corresponding change to the method of election for the County Board. If you are interested in learning more about this process, please visit dnusd.org and click on the CVRA banner on the front page.

     

    Upcoming Student Events & Performances

    In upcoming events, we have our county Poetry Out Loud competition this Thursday at 6 PM, at Sunset High School, which will be live-streamed on our district website and Facebook page. After that, we have our Del Norte High Winter Dance Performance at Crescent Elk Auditorium, those performances are on Friday and Saturday at 7 PM. These performances will be live-streamed at the Del Norte High website and Facebook page.

     

    Sports Update

    In upcoming sports home games, the Del Norte High boys basketball teams play against Arcata this Wednesday night, at 4:30 PM.   On Thursday night, also starting at 4:30 PM, the Del Norte High girls basketball teams play against McKinleyville. Since these events are all home games, we will be live streaming the games at dnhigh.org, or on the Del Norte High Facebook page.  For information on away games, and all future games, visit dnhigh.org and click “Athletics” under the Student Activities tab.  Just a reminder, too, that the Humboldt-Del Norte league has allowed spectators back into indoor games but has placed a limit on the number of spectators.  Earlier this month, the State redefined an indoor mega event as 500 or more total people gathering.  This means that if more than 500 athletes, officials, cheer teams, etc. plus spectators are in any indoor space, the league is required to check either vaccination or negative test status.  The league wanted to avoid placing this burden on families and spectators.  As a result, DN athletes will have a minimum of 4 guaranteed seats to any indoor winter sport.  This is designed to fill ½ of the capacity, with the other half being filled by the opposing team.  For more information on tickets for in-person spectators, please contact Del Norte High.

     

    Testing Update

    We were asked by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church to let our community know that while they are no longer able to provide free COVID-19 rapid test kits to out-of-state citizens, they will continue to administer rapid test kits to anyone who brings a test kit with them and provide the person testing with documentation of the test results, if needed. 

     

    California to Provide Additional At Home Test Kits

    You may also recall that every child was eligible to receive a free COVID test kit a couple of weeks ago.  If you did not pick up your child’s antigen test and would still like to receive one, please contact your child’s school.  We were notified yesterday that another round of test kits were being shipped to Del Norte, possibly as early as today.  Once we have received these test kits, we will notify families through email, our app, on our website, on Facebook, and on the radio.  

     

    COVID-19 Dashboard

    Speaking of COVID-19, staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 quarantines and required documentation and paperwork caused by the large number of positive COVID cases are impacting our ability to update the COVID-19 Dashboard.  We will update the Dashboard as soon as we are able.  

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next week.

    Thank you

     

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  • DNUSD Policies on Isolation and Quarantine for Staff and Students Per Recent Del Norte Public Health Orders 1-25-2022

    Attached are two documents explaining our new isolation and quarantine policies for both staff and students. These documents are based on new local public health orders and go into effect today, 1-25-2022. These changes reduce the required quarantine and isolation duration in certain specific scenarios where a student or staff member has been exposed to a positive case. Public health has informed us that those placed on quarantine before today must abide by the previous guidelines and quarantine duration requirements.

     

    DNUSD Student Policy on Isolation and Quarantine -

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/16q9RgA7xIcr7k2nijBDeMr_gwr9urlhs/view?usp=sharing

     

    DNUSD Employee Policy on Isolation and Quarantine - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iXYDodoeQpu1s9xanHdBycXCoGCmxSxb/view?usp=sharing

     

    If you have any questions, please email communications@dnusd.org

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  • Del Norte Public Health Releases New Guidelines 1-25-2022

    Public Health has released the new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance. This guidance is effective today, 1/25/2022, for DNUSD and DNCOE schools. Public health has informed us that those placed on quarantine before today must abide by the previous guidelines and quarantine duration requirements.

    We will be releasing the new guidelines and what they mean for families and students moving forward later today.

    Thank you

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 1-24-2022

    There is no video update this week.

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.

    Make sure to mark your calendars, President’s Day weekend is coming up and there will be no school from February 18th through the 21st.

    Speaking of important dates, the school board has approved new school calendars for the 2022, 2023, and 2024 school years.  You may remember we collected feedback from the staff and the community on these calendars.  The feedback you provided was shared with a focus group of staff before bringing it to the Board of Trustees on December 21st when the final decision was made.  The calendars have been posted at dnusd.org/calendars.

    The Del Norte County Unified School District (“District”) Board of Education (“District Board”) is currently elected using a “hybrid at-large” election system, meaning that governing board members must live in defined trustee areas, but are elected by voters of the entire District.  On August 12, 2021, the District Board adopted Resolution # D21-22-4, declaring its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. District Board members also sit as the Del Norte County Board of Education (“County Board”), meaning any change to the method of election to the District Board will result in a corresponding change to the method of election for the County Board. If you are interested in learning more about this process, please visit dnusd.org and click on the CRVA banner on the front page.

    In upcoming sports, the Del Norte High girls basketball team begin play against St. Bernards tomorrow night at home, at 4:30 PM. On Wednesday night, also starting at 4:30 PM, the Del Norte High boys basketball team plays against St. Bernards here in Crescent City. After that, the Del Norte High girls basketball team is back at home this Thursday, at 4:30 PM, and will face off against Fortuna. Since these events are all home games, we will be live streaming the games at dnhigh.org, or on the Del Norte High Facebook page.  For information on away games, and all future games, visit dnhigh.org and click “Athletics” under the Student Activities tab.

    We were asked by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church to let our community know that while they are no longer able to provide free COVID-19 rapid test kits to out-of-state citizens, they will continue to administer rapid test kits to anyone who brings a test kit with them. 

    Speaking of COVID-19, the COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard will be updated tomorrow at noon. Also, please understand we have been dealing with a surge of COVID-19 cases and, due to the increase in paperwork, our numbers may at times be incomplete. To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

     

    That's it for this week’s update. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next week.

    Thank you

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  • DNUSD Mask Mandate Statement

    Throughout the course of the COVID pandemic, our students, families, and communities have suffered for a variety of reasons.  Recently, we have been contacted by several families and community members who are extremely concerned about the continued masking mandates required by the California Department of Public Health and the Del Norte Public Health Officer. We have clearly heard the concerns posed by those who have contacted us regarding the belief that masking is ineffective and infringes on individual rights. 

     

    The legality of requiring masks has also been questioned numerous times.  As a public entity, schools are required to follow the laws as presented to us by the California Department of Public Health, Cal OSHA, the California Department of Education, local governmental jurisdictions, and the federal government.  The following are the legal citations presented to us that establish the authority for the State to issue the mask mandate for schools.  The link in the last citation includes the letter received by all school leaders, making it very clear that the mask mandate is the law and that enforcement is not an option- it is a legal requirement. 

     

    The California Emergency Services Act (“ESA”) provides the Governor with the power to declare a state of emergency.  (Gov. Code, §§ 8550 – 8669.7.  During a state of emergency, the Governor has broad authority to issue orders and regulations to carry out the ESA, and these orders and regulations have the force of law.  (Gov. Code §§ 8567, 8627, 8627.5.)   

     

    The California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) is also authorized by law to “adopt and enforce regulations requiring strict or modified isolation, or quarantine, for any of the contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases, if in the opinion of the department the action is necessary for the protection of the public health.”  (Health & Safety Code, § 120130(c).)  State law authorizes CDPH to "take measures as are necessary to . . . prevent [the] spread" of communicable diseases such as COVID-19 (Health & Safety Code § 120140.)   Therefore, CDPH guidance and orders carry the force of law.  

     

    The CDPH issued an August 23, 2021 letter that clarified as follows:  “To be clear: failure to enforce the mask requirement breaches not only a legal duty, but also the first and foremost duty of every school leader—to protect students.”  It also stated that school officials “do not have discretion or authority to opt out from enforcing the requirement.”  (See https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Requirement-for-Universal-Masking-Indoors-at-K-12-Schools.aspx.)

     

     

    While the District is legally bound to follow these directives, we have repeatedly encouraged all who are opposed to the mask mandate in schools, as well as the upcoming vaccine mandate, to write to your congressperson, state senator, and Governor expressing your concerns. The Board also approved a letter that was sent to State leaders that called for criteria to end the mask mandate.  

     

    For your convenience, you can use the links below to contact your State representatives:

     

    Senator Mike McGuire - https://sd02.senate.ca.gov/contact

    Congressman Jared Huffman - https://huffman.house.gov/contact

    Governor Gavin Newsom - https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

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  • COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard

     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 29
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
    Covid-19 Dashboard, 29 active cases throughout district.
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  • COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard Update 1/18/2022

    We are experiencing an increased volume of reported information, in order to provide more accurate dashboard results, we will delay publishing the dashboard until tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12:00 PM.

     

    Thank you!

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Second Map Consideration Hearing for the Establishment of Trustee Areas for the Governing Board of the Del Norte County Unified School District and County Board of Education


    The Del Norte County Unified School District (“District”) Board of Education (“District Board”)
    is currently elected using a “hybrid at-large” election system, meaning that governing board
    members must live in defined trustee areas, but are elected by voters of the entire District. On
    August 12, 2021, the District Board adopted Resolution # D21-22-4, declaring its intent to
    transition to by-trustee area elections, where each Board member must reside within a designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.


    District Board members also sit as the Del Norte County Board of Education (“County Board”),
    meaning any change to the method of election to the District Board will result in a corresponding change to the method of election for the County Board. As a result, on August 12, 2021, the County Board similarly adopted Resolution # C21-22-2, declaring its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections.


    On September 9 and September 23, 2021, the District and County Boards held two joint public
    hearings to receive input from the community on the trustee-area map creation process, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(1). On January 13, 2022, the District and County Boards held the first of two statutorily required public hearings to receive community input on the draft trustee area boundary maps, which are available to view on the District’s website, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(2).


    Notice is hereby given that the District Board and County Board will conduct another joint
    Public Hearing to receive community input on these maps, pursuant to Elections Code section
    10010, subdivision (a)(2). The second of these two public hearings will occur as follows:

     

    Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: Del Norte County Unified School District
    Education Center Building Boardroom
    301 W. Washington Blvd.
    Crescent City, CA 95531

     
    In the interest of public health, this meeting will take place both online and in person. We will
    post a link to the meeting on our website in advance of the meeting: https://www.dnusd.org/.


    For convenience, comments may be made via email in advance, and the District may provide a telephonic option for verbal comments. If you wish to address the Board, you may email your
    public comment in advance to: ashaw@dnusd.org
     
    Should you have any questions regarding this notice, call the Superintendent’s Office at (707)
    464-0200, ext. 10200.

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings & Special Joint Board Meeting 1-13-2021

    Today, the county board meeting begins at 3:30 PM, the special joint board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the district board meeting open session begins at 5:00 PM.

     

    DNCOE Board Meeting Open Session:
    3:30 PM
     
    Special Joint Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Open Session:
    5:00 PM
     

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     

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  • Rapid Antigen Test Kits Sent Home

    On January 14th, district staff will distribute COVID19 antigen test kits to students to take home. In order for your child to receive their test kit by Friday, a distribution form will be sent home with your child prior to the 14th. A form must be signed and returned for each child that needs a test kit.

     

    Test kits were provided by the Governor’s office for students in our district and will not be distributed to non-DNUSD students. 

     

    These tests are for parents to use at their discretion. They are not required.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Communications department at communications@dnusd.org.

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  • COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard

     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 45
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
    COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard. Total Active cases district wide: 45
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  • School Will Remain Open

    It has come to our attention that, over the weekend, misinformation has been spread through social media regarding school closures in Del Norte County.  To be clear:  there are no immediate plans to close schools, and there is also no emergency school board meeting this afternoon.  District officials and leadership from the Del Norte Teachers' Association did meet last Tuesday and did discuss contingency plans, in the event that the State or local public health officer mandated school closures.  However, neither the State nor local public health officials have indicated that they are considering closing any school in Del Norte, at this time.  The Board, staff, and leadership of the District are committed to providing in-person learning opportunities for our students, to the fullest extent possible.  For accurate information on school issues, including closures and board meetings, information will be posted at dnusd.org.

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  • CIF Regulations Sports Update - COVID-19 Requirements

    On Wednesday, January 5, the Humboldt-Del Norte League of the CIF voted 6-4 to eliminate all spectators from indoor winter sports between Friday, January 7, and Sunday, January 23.  Del Norte Unified voted against this action.  Failure to abide by this decision will result in game cancelation, forfeiture, or other action against the team that violates the requirement.  

     

    We want to be clear that sporting events not regulated by CIF do not fall under these rules.  At this time, spectators are still allowed in middle school athletic events in Del Norte county.  Should, however, the California Department of Public Health or the Del Norte Public Health officer mandate the removal of spectators at non-CIF sporting events, we will notify athletes, their families, and the community as soon as possible.



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  • Coffee & Conversation, Episode #65 - Academic Calendars

    Tune in this week as we are joined by Human Resources Director, Coleen Parker as well as our Area 4 Board Member, Charlaine Mazzei. They will be talking about the new 2022 - 2025 academic calendars and what these new changes mean for students, staff, and families.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests:
    Coleen Parker - Human Resources Director


    Charlaine Mazzei - Area 4 Board Member, DNUSD, Del Norte County

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-hawkins-890916695/episode-65-calendars?si=42c0a3a646584dc2886961f2be8dc0fd&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • Special Citizen's Oversight Committee 1-7-2022

    Today is a special citizen's oversight committee, this meeting will only be in-person.

    When: 3:00 PM

    Where: District Office Board Room

    Address: 301 W Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA

     

    Agenda Link: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/ViewMeeting.aspx?S=36030752&MID=9789

     

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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 12
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
    COVID-19 Active cases both students and staff. 12 active cases confirmed
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 1-3-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

    First, I’d like to welcome everyone to 2022!  I hope you all had a safe time over the holidays and were able to catch up on some rest.

     

    Important Dates to Remember

    As we dive into this second semester, there are a few dates to put on your calendar.  First, there will be no school on Monday, January 17th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Second, January 21st is the last day of the semester for high school students. 

     

    New Academic Calendars

    Speaking of important dates, the school board has approved new school calendars for the 2022, 2023, and 2024 school years.  You may remember we collected feedback from the staff and the community on these calendars.  The feedback you provided was shared with a focus group of staff before bringing it to the Board of Trustees on December 21st when the final decision was made.  The calendars will be posted by this Friday.  If you would like to learn more about these calendars, we will be releasing a podcast this Friday at 5 PM. That can be found at DNUSD.org on the families page under the golden section labeled “Communications to Families”.

     

    Sports Update

    In sports, the Del Norte Warriors JV and Varsity boys basketball teams were victorious against Gold Beach over Winter Break. Great job warriors.  In upcoming sports, the Del Norte High boys basketball teams begin to play against Eureka tomorrow night, at 4:30 PM.   On Wednesday night, starting at 6:30, the Del Norte High wrestling team competes against Arcata here in Crescent City. Since these events will be at home, we will be live streaming them at dnhigh.org, or on the Del Norte High Facebook page.  For information on away games, and all future games, visit dnhigh.org and click “Athletics” under the Student Activities tab.

     

    Mental Health Support

    We also know the holidays and the time following them can be stressful.  If you need support or would like to know more about local support for you and your family, including mental health help, information on health care, jobs, etc., please visit two sites that are loaded with information, ConnectDelNorte.org or DelNorteWellnessCenter.com.  With over 250 local partners, help may only be a few clicks away.

     

    COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    We are also still dealing with COVID, and the COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard will be updated tomorrow at noon. To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

     

    Free COVID-19 Tests

    Last week, I was contacted by representatives from the State Department of Education and was notified that we would be receiving one at-home COVID antigen test for each student in our county.  Once we have received those tests, we will provide additional information on how you can pick up a test for your child or children.

     

    School Remains Open

    Finally, I’ve heard rumors that schools may be closing due to COVID.  Let me be clear, short of a major outbreak or lack of staff, there are no plans to close schools for in-person learning.  In fact, both federal and state leaders have said that schools should not plan to close, unless absolutely necessary.  At times, information is posted on social media that is incorrect or misleading.  Please know that, in the event of a school or district closure, we will always post the information on Facebook, our website, and our app, and we will call, text, and email, as well as announce any closure on local radio.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you next week.

     

     

     

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    First Map Consideration Hearing for the Establishment of Trustee Areas for the Governing Board of the Del Norte County Unified School District and County Board of Education


    The Del Norte County Unified School District (“District”) Board of Education (“District Board”)
    is currently elected using a “hybrid at-large” election system, meaning that governing board
    members must live in defined trustee areas, but are elected by voters of the entire District. On
    August 12, 2021, the District Board adopted Resolution # D21-22-4, declaring its intent to
    transition to by-trustee area elections, where each Board member must reside within a designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.

     

    District Board members also sit as the Del Norte County Board of Education (“County Board”),
    meaning any change to the method of election to the District Board will result in a corresponding change to the method of election for the County Board. As a result, on August 12, 2021, the County Board similarly adopted Resolution # C21-22-2, declaring its intent to transition to by- trustee area elections.

     

    On September 9 and September 23, 2021, the District and County Boards held two joint public
    hearings to receive input from the community on the trustee-area map creation process, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(1).

     

    Draft trustee area boundary maps will soon be published by the District’s demographers for the
    public’s consideration, and will be available to view on the District’s website. Notice is hereby
    given that the District Board and County Board will conduct a joint Public Hearing to receive
    community input on these maps, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(2). The first of these two public hearings will occur as follows:

     

    Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: Del Norte County Unified School District
    Education Center Building Boardroom
    301 W. Washington Blvd.
    Crescent City, CA 95531

     

    In the interest of public health, this meeting will take place both online and in person. We will
    post a link to the meeting on our website in advance of the meeting: https://www.dnusd.org/Page/1.


    For convenience, comments may be made via email in advance, and the District may provide a telephonic option for verbal comments. If you wish to address the Board, you may email your
    public comment in advance to: ashaw@dnusd.org.

     

    Should you have any questions regarding this notice, call the Superintendent’s Office at (707) 464-0200, ext. 10200

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Special Board Meeting 12-21-2021

    Special County Board Meeting Public Session:
    11:00 AM
     
    Special District Board Meeting Public Session Public Comment:
    11:15 AM
     

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

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  • Mental Health Resources for Employees at DNUSD

     

    list of Mental Health Resources available to employees of Del Norte Unified School District. Click link below for PDF Version

     

    Click here for the full size PDF

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  • Alarming Youth Social Media Trends

     
    The District is aware of the threats against schools throughout the nation that appeared on TicTok late yesterday.  To be clear, no threats have been found against any school in Del Norte county.  The District superintendent has been in contact with Crescent City Police Department Chief Richard Griffin, Del Norte County Sheriff Randy Waltz, Del Norte County Probation Department Chief Lonnie Reyman, and California Highway Patrol Commander Larry DePee.  All of our law enforcement partners are continuing to monitor the situation and will notify the District immediately if any threat is found.  As always, we appreciate the support of our law enforcement partners and the work that they do to keep our students, staff, and community safe.
     
    Events like this represent the ugly side of social media, meant to cause disruption, anxiety, and fear.  Fortunately, however, we have a staff dedicated to the well-being of our students and the safety of our schools, as well as a protective community.  Thank you for your support and concern.
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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 12-14-2021

    Today, public comment on closed session items for the district board meeting begins at 3:30 PM, the county board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the district board meeting public session begins at 4:30 PM.

     

    DNUSD Closed Session Public Comment:
    3:30 PM
     
    Special County Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     

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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 2
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
    COVID-19 Active Cases as of December fourteenth, 2 students, 0 teachers.
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 12-13-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Dates to Remember

    Reminder, next week starts winter break, make sure you mark your calendars, there will be no school from December 20th through December 31st. We will return to school on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. 

     

    Heroes in Education & Academic Calendar

    During last week’s webinar we talked about Heroes in Education and our Academic Calendar.  Our Heroes in Education will be recognized this week at our school board meeting and in the Triplicate. As for the calendars, there are a few possible changes proposed over the next three school years, and our school board will be discussing those calendars tomorrow night, during their board meeting.  You can download that webinar and all of our past webinars at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    Sports Update

    Last week the Del Norte Warriors Varsity basketball team was victorious against Grants Pass after Del Norte High student Wyatt Robson hit the game-winning free-throw with 3 seconds left in the game, great job Warriors!  In upcoming sports, the Del Norte High girls basketball team plays against North Medford tomorrow night, at 4:30 PM. Since this is a home game, we will be live streaming it at dnhigh.org, or on the Del Norte High Facebook page.

     

    DNHS Media Arts Calendar

    I also want to let you know that our media arts career and technical education program and Del Norte High photography classes have completed their annual calendar filled with student photography.  If you're interested in purchasing one, or several, they are available at Del Norte Office Supply or in the front office at Del Norte High School for the low price of $10.00.  All proceeds go to the Del Norte media arts and photography programs.

     

    Mental Health & Wellness

    While I know that almost everyone is looking forward to vacation and the holidays, I also know that this time of year can be stressful.  If you need support or would like to know more about local supports for you and your family, including mental health help, information on health care, jobs, etc., please visit two sites that are loaded with information, ConnectDelNorte.org or DelNorteWellnessCenter.com.  With over 250 local partners, help may only be a few clicks away.

     

    COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    The COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard will be updated tomorrow at noon. To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great week, safe vacation, and happy holidays, and we’ll see you next year.

     

     

     

     

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 12/8/2021 @ 1 PM - Heroes in Education & Academic Calendar Survey

     

    During this week's webinar, we will share a few stories submitted through our Heroes in Education nominations, and provide an update on the feedback provided by the community regarding possible changes to our Academic Calendar for the next three school years.

     

     

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Coleen Parker - Director of Human Resources

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 5
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard: 5 current active cases throughout the district
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 12-6-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Heroes in Education

    Thank you to everyone that submitted their nominations for our Heroes in Education campaign. There were so many wonderful stories submitted that highlight the great work being done by our staff to help students and the community. We look forward to sharing some of those stories with you at this week’s webinar.

     

    Wednesday Webinar

    Speaking of this week’s webinar, not only will we be talking about Heroes in Education, we will also be providing an update on the feedback provided by the community regarding possible changes to our Academic Calendar for the next three school years. Be sure to tune in, and we hope to see you there. Also, in case you can't make it, you can download all of our past webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    Sports Update

    Over the weekend the DNHS Warriors hosted the Battle at the Border wrestling tournament and our girls' team took first place. Also, the DNHS Warriors boys wrestling team took second place behind Grants Pass. Great job, Warriors!  In upcoming sports, the boys' basketball team plays against Grants Pass tomorrow night, at 5:30 PM. Since this is a home game, we will be live streaming it at dnhigh.org, or on the DNHS Facebook page.

     

    Madrigal Dinner

    This Friday and Saturday at 6 PM are the DNHS Madrigal Dinner at the Crescent City Cultural Center, tickets are on sale now at Del Norte Office Supply for $30 a piece. There are 120 tickets available per evening so get your tickets quickly before they run out.

     

    Media Arts Calendars for Sale!

    I also want to let you know that our media arts career and technical education program and Del Norte High photography classes have completed their annual calendar filled with student photography.  If you're interested in purchasing one, or several, they are available at Del Norte Office Supply or in the front office at Del Norte High School for the low price of $10.00.  All proceeds go to the Del Norte media arts and photography programs.

     

    COVID-19 Update

    For our COVID-19 update, in case you didn’t hear our update last week, the Del Norte Public Health Officer issued modified masking orders that allow for weekly testing in place of masking, when actively participating in indoor sporting events. You can find the entire order on the front page of DNUSD.org.  CDPH also issued additional updates to indoor sports and music just before Thanksgiving, and we’ve asked for clarification on several points and are waiting for a response from the state.

    Last week the COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard was on pause, but we are restarting it this week. You can look forward to that update tomorrow at noon. To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.

     

    Thank you

     

     

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  • Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccines

    Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5+

    Takes place on the 9th and 13th of December.

    Both events are at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Parents or caregivers must be present for minors to receive their vaccines.

    This is NOT a school event, it is a joint effort by Public Health and the Open Door Clinic.

    Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13dAIczvv1zxGMnlrDo4ii_vmV2mdpzrT/view?usp=sharing

     

     

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  • Social-Emotional Strategies for Parents and Caregivers

    When: Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM until Feb 8

    This is a FREE 6-week course for parents to learn:

    -How to stop behaviours before they begin

    -Create a deeper positive relationship with your children

    -Positive acknowledgements that will help your children feel good about themselves

    -Understand why behaviours are happening

    -Strategies to support difficult emotions and behaviours

    Scan the QR Code or go to 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGnvpi7mKcv01XKYp_Ty_RKw_IgMbYiYRb1SwhDYHQA7xHcg/viewform

    Social emotional strategies for Parents and Caregivers
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-29-2021

     

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Dates to Remember

    We hope you had a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving break. Speaking of breaks, make sure and mark the Winter Break on your calendars, there will be no school between December 20th to December 31st.

     

    Heroes in Education - Nominations STILL Open!

    Don't forget to nominate a Hero in Education! It is often the case in education that staff work tirelessly to have a positive impact on the lives of students, but in the end, they still wonder if they made a real difference in someone's life. That is why it is SO important to share your story of the positive impact a staff member had on YOU by nominating a hero in education! A hero may be any staff member that works for the school district in any capacity and has positively impacted the life of a student, staff member, or community member. You can find the nomination form on the front page of DNUSD.org.

     

    Sports Update

    Last Friday the DNHS Warriors Football Varsity team played against San Marin High in the Division finals but were not victorious. Even though we lost the division, the Warriors had a 10-2 record and took the H-DNL Big 4 crown. Great job Warriors.

     

    Crescent Elk Auditorium Renovation Grand Opening

    Also last Friday, many from around the community attended the Crescent Elk Renovation Grand Opening and enjoyed a variety of performances from our students, a local Jazz Quintet, and the saxophone prodigy, Jacob Scesney, from the popular band Postmodern Jukebox. During that event the development of a brand new performing arts center for our community was announced. You will definitely be hearing more about this as time goes on, and we are all very excited to watch this unfold.

     

    Bi-Weekly Wednesday Webinar

    Our next webinar will be on Wednesday, December 8th. You can, though, download all of our past webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    COVID-19 Update

    For our COVID-19 update, last week the Del Norte Public Health Officer, issued modified masking orders that allow for weekly testing in place of masking, when actively participating in indoor sporting events. You can find the entire order on the front page of DNUSD.org.  CDPH also issued additional updates to indoor sports and music just before Thanksgiving, and we’ll be getting clarification on those mandates in the upcoming days.

    In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID.  To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.

     

    Thank you

     

     

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  • Citizens Oversight Committee Vacancy

    The Del Norte Unified School District is accepting applications from residents within the county to fill a vacancy on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The vacancy must be filled by a parent of a student that attends a school within the district.

     

    For an application please visit dnusd.org/coc. Applications are due to the Business Services department located at 301 W Washington Blvd, Crescent City, CA 95531

     

    If you have any questions, please contact the Business Services Department at (707) 464-0202.

     
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  • Title VI Indian Education Annual Art & Writing Contest

     

    It's that time of year again !!!! 
    In celebration of Native American Heritage month, we're kicking off with the Annual Art & Writing Contest! 
    Please encourage your Title VI students to participate.
    Please call or email if you have any questions! 
     
    Title 6 Art and Writing Contest Entry information
    Title 6 Annual Art and Writing Contest Theme information and Rules
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-23-2021

    There will be no video update this week.

     

    Dates to Remember

    We hope you are enjoying Thanksgiving break, we hope you get an opportunity to spend it with loved ones, and we will see you back at school on Monday, November 29th. 

     

    No Webinar this Week

    There is no webinar this week due to Thanksgiving break, our next webinar will be on Wednesday, December 8th. You can, though, download all of our past webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    Heroes In Education Nominations Now Open!

    Nominations for our Heroes in Education campaign are now open! It would mean the world to us if you would tell us who YOU think is a real hero in education. A hero may be any staff member that works for the school district in any capacity and has impacted the life of a student or co-worker.

    Heroes in Education Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/uk27ZzWM9Cd4r7Dc6

    As part of our Heroes in Education campaign that highlights our classified and certificated staff. During that series, we recorded two podcasts each week focusing on different job families within our district and the county office of education. We had an amazing time hearing from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. You can listen to those podcasts by going to: https://soundcloud.com/michael-hawkins-890916695/sets/heroes-in-education

     

    COVID-19 Update - Masking & Indoor Sports

    For our COVID-19 update, Last Thursday night during the school board meeting, Dr. Aaron Stutz, DN Public Health Officer, presented the CDPH masking guidelines for indoor sports, which included the masking of all participants, regardless of activity.  Dr. Stutz fielded questions from school board members and heard comments from the public regarding the uses and impacts of masks when actively participating in indoor sports, such as basketball.  Dr. Stutz responded to the concerns discussed at the board meeting by working over the weekend to issue modified masking orders that allow for weekly testing in place of masking, when actively participating in indoor sports, and that encourage vaccinations and enhanced testing for those participating in unmasked sporting events. You can find the entire order on the front page of DNUSD.org.

     

    Sports Update - Warriors Football vs San Marin for Division V Title

    Last Friday the DNHS Warriors Football Varsity team played against Miramonte High and were victorious, with a final score of 42-13. We were unable to live stream the video of the game, due to CIF regulations. This Friday the DNHS Warriors play against San Marin High for the North Coast Section Division V crown. This away will be live-streamed on the NFHS subscription-based platform at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/san-marin-high-school-novato-ca/gam0aa3314450.

     

    COVID-19 Dashboard

    In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID.  To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.

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  • Del Norte Public Health Indoor Sports Masking Order 11-22-2021

    Last Thursday night during the school board meeting, Dr. Aaron Stutz, DN Public Health Officer, presented the CDPH masking guidelines for indoor sports, which included the masking of all participants, regardless of activity.  Dr. Stutz fielded questions from school board members and heard comments from the public regarding the uses and impacts of masks when actively participating in indoor sports, such as basketball.  Dr. Stutz responded to the concerns discussed at the board meeting by working over the weekend to issue modified masking orders that allow for weekly testing in place of masking, when actively participating in indoor sports, and that encourage vaccinations and enhanced testing for those participating in unmasked sporting events.

    The Board would like to thank Dr. Stutz for his deliberation on this issue and for his concern for our community and for issues that are unique to youth. We will begin testing basketball players, as soon as possible, so that they are able to play without masks if they choose.

    The masking order update has been attached to this post.  Thank you.

     

    Public Health Masking Order 11-22-21

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  • Crescent Elk Auditorium Renovation Grand Opening - Tonight @ 7 PM!

    We are very happy to see the wonderful work that was done at the Crescent Elk Auditorium! We hope to see you there tonight at the Grand Opening at 7 PM. Join us for a night of music and dance performances, we are so excited! Oh yeah, its free thanks to our wonderful donors!

     

    Event Details: 

     

    Celebrating our Youth with Live Music & Dance

     

    November 19th @ 7 PM

     

    994 G ST, Crescent City, CA 95531

     

    Tickets will be FREE and available at the door on a first-come-first-served basis for in-person attendees.

     

    This event will be live-streamed at DNUSD.org and Facebook.com/DNUSD

     

     WATCH THE LIVESTREAM AT:

    https://www.facebook.com/dnusd/videos/1536553120010764

     

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  • Heroes in Education Nominations Now Open!

    Nominations for our Heroes in Education campaign are now open! It would mean the world to us if you would tell us who YOU think is a real hero in education. A hero may be any staff member that works for the school district in any capacity and has impacted the life of a student or co-worker.

    Heroes in Education Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/uk27ZzWM9Cd4r7Dc6

     

    As part of our Heroes in Education campaign that highlights our classified and certificated staff. During that series, we recorded two podcasts each week focusing on different job families within our district and the county office of education. We had an amazing time hearing from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students.

     You can listen to those podcasts by going to: https://soundcloud.com/michael-hawkins-890916695/sets/heroes-in-education

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #63 - Heroes in Education - Paraprofessionals

    Over the past few weeks, we have dedicated a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we've focused on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we were joined by members of our Paraprofessionals group from throughout the district.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests: 

    Hilary Fahning - Library Tech 2, Redwood Elementary

     

    Alex Gastineau - Behavioral Intervention Assistant (BIA), Mary Peacock Elementary

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

     

     

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-hawkins-890916695/episode-63-heroes-in-education-paraprofessionals?si=24ef569afcfb473a820d64072fa239af

    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • Citizens Oversight Committee 3:00 PM

    COC Website: dnusd.org/coc

     

    When: Nov 19, 2021 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Citizens' Oversight Committee - Friday 11/19/2021 at 3:00 pm

     

    To watch the livestream on Facebook, please visit facebook.com/dnusd



    Please click the link below to join the zoom webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/96759605057
    Or One tap mobile :
        US: +16699006833,,96759605057#  or +13462487799,,96759605057#
    Or Telephone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 967 5960 5057
        International numbers available: https://dncoe.zoom.us/u/ab1UKI8fup

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 11-18-2021

    Today, public comment on closed session items for the district board meeting begins at 3:30 PM, the county board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the district board meeting public session begins at 4:30 PM.

     

    DNUSD Closed Session Public Comment:
    3:30 PM
     
    Special County Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     

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  • DNUSD Academic Calendar Planning Survey 2022-2025

    We are also in the process of putting together school calendars for the next three years.  We’re looking at ways to make the calendars better meet the needs of our families and students' education. We are requesting information concerning school days around a few different holidays. This information will be provided to a committee that will present calendar options and community recommendations to the school board at an upcoming meeting. Your input is GREATLY appreciated.

     

    Survey Link: https://forms.gle/49NP2kRCnseteVoZ9

     

    Thank you!

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-15-2021


    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Dates to Remember

    We hope you had a safe and appreciative Veterans Day. I want to remind you, too, that there will be no school for the entire week of Thanksgiving break, which is next week, November 22nd through 26th. 

     

    Crescent Elk Auditorium Renovation Grand Opening

    As you may already know, this Friday, November 19th, we are excited to invite you to the Crescent Elk Auditorium Renovation Grand Opening event.  You can join us, either in person or through our live stream, which will be available at dnusd.org or on our Facebook page. We would like to give a big thank you to Nick and Lisa Rail, for their generous donations, which have made this possible.

     

    Heroes in Education Nominations This Friday

    Heroes in Education is still moving forward, and we are at the end of our podcast series focusing on different groups of staff working throughout our schools. In last week’s podcast we spoke to several of our certificated staff, and this week we will be joined by our paraprofessionals. You can get all of our past and current podcasts at dnusd.org/families, under the gold section, labeled “Communication to Families.”  We’ll be opening our nomination form this Friday morning.  We hope that you’ll nominate a hero or several Heroes in Education now through December 10.  We will be recognizing them publicly in December.

     

    No Webinar This Week or Next Week

    I’d like to remind everyone that there is no webinar this week, or the next week due to Thanksgiving break. You can, though, download all of our past webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    Academic Calendar Planning - Community Input Survey

    We are also in the process of putting together school calendars for the next three years.  We’re looking at ways to make the calendars better meet the needs of our families and students' education. We want to hear from you about this topic.  We will be sending out a DNUSD Academic Calendar Survey to families on Wednesday to collect feedback about what changes we should, or shouldn’t, consider. We appreciate your help. The survey will be available at dnusd.org/calendars and will be emailed to families.

     

    Sports Update

    Finally, for our sports update - Last Friday the DNHS Warriors Football Varsity team played against Archie Williams High and were victorious, with a final score of 49-6. We were unable to live stream the video of the game, due to CIF regulations, but we are working on an agreement with them so that we can stream this Friday’s varsity game against the Miramonte Matadors. You can also listen to the game on KPOD 97.9 FM or buy tickets at https://gofan.co/app/events/458678?schoolId=CIFNCS, that link you can also find on dnhigh.org

     

    COVID-19 Dashboard

    In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID.  To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.

     

    Thank you

     

     

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  • Parent Connections w/Cheryl Simons - Tools for Parenting in Uncertain Times


    With Local MFT Cheryl Simons
    For Caregivers and Parents
    Tuesday 11/16 @ 6:00-7:00 PM

    Link to registration flyer:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z729q3YZLKcqRl55kknePqnE_40doypX/view

    During this 60 minute session, participants will:
    -Learn about anxiety and the brain.
    -Learn some simple calming techniques based on brain science.
    -Discuss and share caregiver/parent concerns, insights, and questions.

    Questions? Email tmusbach@dnusd.org

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #62 - Heroes in Education - Certificated Staff

    Over the past few weeks, we have dedicated a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we've focused on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we were joined by members of our Certificated Staff group from throughout the district.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests: 

    Mia Rigden - Teacher, Redwood Elementary - 7th & 8th-grade History

     

    Ron Gastineau - Teacher, Del Norte High School - Media Arts, Tech Support, Yearbook

     

    Gale Caponi - Teacher, Joe Hamilton Elementary - Special Education

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard 

     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 14
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard. 14 active cases throughout the school district.
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-8-2021

     
    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.
     
    As for some important dates to remember, this Thursday is Veterans Day and there will be no school. There is also no school for the entire week of Thanksgiving break, which is November 22nd through 26th.
     
    We also want our community to know that the Del Norte Unified School District board of trustees signed a resolution last month declaring November as Native American Heritage month for our schools. There are a number of local resources that our staff are encouraged to use and we also have lessons and resources on our website that we encourage you to take a look at.
     
    Today, I want to follow up on one of the biggest events in our community. Two incredibly generous community members, Nick and Lisa Rail, in collaboration with Del Norte Unified School District and many other groups around the community have banded together to provide a much needed renovation for the Crescent Elk Auditorium. On November 19th, we will open the doors to the public for the first time and would like to invite everyone to join us, either in person or by joining us on our live stream, which will be available at dnusd.org or on our Facebook page. We would like to give a big thank you to Nick and Lisa Rail, not only for their generous donations that have made this possible, but also for their vision and desire to bring the community together for a common goal that will benefit students and the community as a whole.
     
    Heroes in Education is still moving forward, and we are at the end of our podcast series focusing on different groups of staff working throughout our schools. In this week’s podcast I’m looking forward to talking with several of our certificated staff in this week’s podcasts, and next week we will be joined by our paraprofessionals. You can get all of our past and current podcasts at dnusd.org/families, under the gold section, labeled “Communication to Families.” After we’ve hosted representatives from all classified job families and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education mid-November and recognizing them publicly in December.
     
    I want to remind everyone that we will have a webinar this week this Wednesday, November 10, as we talk with local veterans, we will be joined by Nicole Cochran, Diane Wiese, and Bill Steven. In case you missed our last webinar, I spoke with our Human Resources and Personnel Commission departments and discussed our employment application process for those who may be interested in joining our team. In fact, if you are interested in joining our team at DNUSD, you can go to dnusd.org/jobs to see all of our current openings.
     
    You can download all of our webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.
     
    Finally, for our sports update- Last Friday the DNHS Warriors Football JV and Varsity teams played against Eureka High, and both of our teams were victorious, with the Warriors JV team being undefeated this year, and our Varsity team beating Eureka 42-0. Eureka, who has only lost two games this season, both of which being to Del Norte County. Last Wednesday, I was able to watch our boys soccer compete in San Francisco in the first round of regional playoffs at 6 pm against Bayside. While they played a great game they were outscored at 5-0. For more athletics schedules and additional information about upcoming home games, check out the Del Norte High page and click Athletics under Student Activities.
     
    In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID. To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.
     
    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.
     
    Thank you
     
     
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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 13
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard, Current Active Cases -13
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-1-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

     

    Important Dates to Remember

    We hope you had a safe and exciting time over the Halloween weekend.   As you already know, today there was no school while our staff attended a full day of professional development, but I also wanted to remind everyone that Veterans’ Day will be observed, next Thursday, November 11, and there will be no school. Remember, too, to mark your calendars that November 22 through the 26 will be Thanksgiving break.

     

    Heroes in Education - Podcast

    Last week, over two different podcasts, we talked with staff members from health, clerical, and administrative services.  This week, I’m looking forward to talking with several of our paraprofessionals in this week’s podcasts. You can get all of our past and current podcasts at dnusd.org/families, under the gold section, labeled “Communication to Families.”  After we’ve hosted representatives from all classified job families and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in mid-November and recognizing them publicly in December.

     

    Next Week's Webinar - Veteran's Day

    I want to remind everyone that we will not have a webinar this week, but I am looking forward to our webinar on Wednesday, November 10, as we talk with local veterans and those currently serving in our armed services.  In case you missed our last webinar, I spoke with our Human Resources and Personnel Commission departments and discussed our employment application process for those who may be interested in joining our team.  In fact, if you are interested in joining our team at DNUSD, you can go to dnusd.org/jobs to see all of our current openings.

    You can download all of our webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    Sports Update

    Finally, here’s our sports update.  This week is a big week for DN athletics.  On Wednesday, boys soccer competes in San Francisco in the first round of regional playoffs at 6 pm against Bayside.  On Friday, our football team plays against Eureka at home.  JV starts at 5 with Varsity starting at 7:30.  Because football is a home game, it will be live-streamed.  For more athletics schedules and additional information about upcoming home games, check out the Del Norte High page and click Athletics under Student Activities. 

     

    COVID-19 Update

    In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID.  To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.

     

    Thank you

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #61 - Heroes in Education - Health Services

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we were joined by members of our Health Services group from throughout the district.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guest:
    Amanda Cabrera - School District LVN

     

    Celeste Lovaas - School District LVN

     

    Starlene Francis - School District LVN

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • DNHS Jazz Band and Madrigal Choir National Christmas Tree Lighter Performance

     

    Check out the Jazz Band and Madrigal Choir's awesome performance in honor of the first official stop of the National Christmas Tree on it's way to Washington D.C.

    Great Job everyone!

     

     

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  • DNUSD and Special DNCOE Board Meetings 10-28-2021

    Today, public comment on closed session items for the district board meeting begins at 3:30 PM, a special county board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the district board meeting public session begins at 4:30 PM.

     

    DNUSD Closed Session Public Comment:
    3:30 PM
     
    Special County Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting Public Session:
    4:30 PM
     

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #60 - Heroes in Education - Clerical & Administrative Services

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we were joined by members of our Clerical & Administrative Services group from throughout the district.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guest:
    Caryn Larson - School Secretary, Del Norte Community School
    - Secretary, Adult Education

     

    Amy Shaw - Secretary, Nutrition Services

     

    Cori Allen - School Secretary, Sunset High School

     

    Mary Martinez - School Secretary, Redwood Elementary

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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 3
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard. 3 total cases district wide
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 10-25-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Important Dates to Remember

    I want to remind you about a few important upcoming dates.  Next Monday, November 1, there will be no school for students.  All staff will be participating in district-wide staff development training sessions. Also, Veterans’ Day will be observed on November 11, and there will be no school. Finally, the 22nd through the 26th of November will be Thanksgiving break, and there will be no school that entire week.  Please make sure and mark your calendars.

     

    Heroes in Education - Podcast

    Over the last few weeks of podcasts, we have focused on different classified job families within our district and county office of education and have heard from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students.  Last week we talked with staff members from our grounds, custodial, and skilled trades during two different podcasts.  This week, I’m looking forward to talking with staff from health services, clerical, and administrative staff families during the two podcasts we will be releasing at the end of this week.  You can get all of our past and current podcasts at dnusd.org/families, under the gold section, labeled “Communication to Families.”  After we’ve hosted representatives from all departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December.

     

    This Week's Webinar - No Webinar this Week

    We will not have a webinar this week, but I am looking forward to our webinar on Wednesday, November 10, as we talk with local veterans and those currently serving in our armed services.  In case you missed our last webinar, I spoke with our Human Resources and Personnel Commission departments and discussed our employment application process for those who may be interested in joining our team.

    You can download this week’s webinar, after it is posted, and access all of our previous webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. - Michael Mavris

    Moving on to some exciting news, we want to give a huge shout out to Michael Mavris, one of our fifth-grade students attending Mary Peacock, whose essay was selected from a nationwide competition, and as a result, Michael will be the tree-lighter for this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. As the youth tree lighter, Michael participated in the Harvest ceremony this past Sunday and will be traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in the lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S Capitol.

    Great job Michael!

     

    Sports Update

    Finally, here’s our sports update.  Over the next week, our students will compete in football and soccer. While we are continuing to live stream home games, there are no home games this week.  For more athletics schedules and additional information about upcoming home games, the Del Norte High page and click Athletics under Student Activities. 

     

    COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID.  To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.

     

    Thank you

     

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #59 - Heroes in Education - Technical Services

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we were joined by our Technical Services classification group from Information Technology.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guest:

    Dan Gustafson - Network Systems Analyst

    Jeremy Safford - Computer Support Technician 1

    Gavin Williams - Computer Support Technician 1

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  • Citizens Oversight Committee Meeting 10-22-2021 @ 3 PM

    Zoom Link:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/96759605057

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #58 - Heroes in Education - Skilled Trades

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we were joined by our skilled trades classification group from Maintenance & Grounds.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guest:
    Jimmy Diehl - Maintenance Specialist II

    Jeremy Goff - Maintenance Specialist II

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  • The Great California ShakeOut

     
    Today at 10:21am, we are participating in The Great California ShakeOut!
     
    Everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves during an earthquake! Thus, anyone can participate - ShakeOut is for everyone.
     
    Everyone, everywhere should participate, from an individual in their home (or even car!) to a school and even a major corporate office. Talk to your friends, family, and co-workers about the ShakeOut and encourage their participation.
     
    Teach your kids to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. You can also play the 'Earthquake Game’ where when anyone says “earthquake!” everyone has to pretend an earthquake is happening and practice their response. Teach your children that they should go under a table and hold on if one is near. If they are in a room without a table, crouch against an interior wall, away from windows. Find an “earthquake-safe” location in every room of the house so they don’t try to run during an earthquake.
     
    For more information, please visit https://www.shakeout.org/
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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 6
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard
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  • Vaccine Mandates
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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #57 -Heroes in Education - Custodial & Grounds

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we are joined by custodial and grounds employees!

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guest:
    Ted Johnson - Custodian

    Joshua Ezell - Groundskeeper

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 10-14-2021

    Today, public comment on closed session items for the district board meeting begins at 3:30 PM, the county board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the district board meeting public session begins at 4:30 PM.

     

    DNUSD Closed Session Public Comment:
    3:30 PM
     
    DNCOE Board Meeting:
    4:00 PM

    DNUSD Board Meeting:
    4:30 PM

    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     

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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 5
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
    COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 10-11-2021

     
    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.
     
    Important Dates to Remember
    Just a reminder, next week will be minimum days for all TK-8 students at all elementary schools. These minimum days are scheduled for our annual parent-teacher conferences. Teachers or other school staff should be reaching out to set up appointments. If you haven’t heard from your child’s school and want to make sure that you have a conference appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the school. In addition, please remember that November 1st will be a staff development day so there will be no school, make sure you mark it on your calendar.
     
    Heroes in Education
    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to continue to dedicate our podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. Last week we had a conversation with Heather Rodriguez and Paul Wenning, two outstanding bus drivers, who represented transportation. This week, I’m looking forward to talking with staff from our custodial and skilled trades families. You can get all of our past and current podcasts at dnusd.org/families, under the gold section, labeled “Communication to Families.” After we’ve hosted representatives from all departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December.
     
    This Week's Webinar - Job Openings
    During this week’s webinar, we will be joined by Coleen Parker, Director of Human Resources, and Summer Pyke, our Director of Personnel, where we will explain the application process for Classified and Certificated positions and answer any questions you may have. In case you missed our last webinar we took the opportunity to answer questions regarding home COVID tests, our modified and shortened quarantine process, and had our school nurses Luana Pennington and Amanda Cabrera join us to demonstrate how COVID-19 tests will be administered to students that choose to participate in modified quarantine when it becomes available.
    You can download this week’s webinar, after it is posted, and access all of our previous webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.
     
    Vaccinations
    I also wanted to take a moment to address some confusion around COVID vaccinations. I’m sure that everyone is aware that the Governor has mandated COVID vaccines for students and staff. It’s very important to understand that these mandates do not become effective until July 1, 2022, for staff and students in grades 7-12 and until, in all likelihood, 2023 for students in 6th grade and below. We are beginning our testing of staff very soon and will then be expanding to the testing of students who qualify for modified quarantine. Once we are ready to begin testing students, we’ll let all parents know.
     
    COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard
    To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.
     
    Northwest Marching Band Competition
    I also want to give a huge shoutout to our marching band and color guard. They competed this weekend in Pride of the Northwest Marching Band Competition in Grants Pass and took 1st in the division and 4th overall. Congratulations to all of our marching band students and staff.
     
    Sports Updates
    Finally, our sports update. Over the next week, our students will compete in volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country, football, and soccer. We are currently live streaming home games, which will be Volleyball this Tuesday at 5:30 PM, and we have completed the installation of our Soccer and Baseball live stream system, our next home games for these sports will be viewable on our Del Norte High School Facebook page.
    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.
     
    Thank you
     
     
     
     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #56 -Heroes in Education - Transportation

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we are joined by employees from the Transportation Department!

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guest:
    Heather Rodriguez - School Bus Driver

    Paul Wenning - School Bus Driver

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  • Special Board Meeting 10-8-2021

    On Friday, 10/8/2021, we have special board meetings beginning at 12:00 PM for the County and 12:30 PM for the District.

    *These board meetings were originally scheduled for Thursday, 10/7/2021, but due to unforeseen circumstances, needed to be rescheduled to Friday the 8th. Thank you for your understanding*


    DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 13
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard 10/05/2021
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 10-4-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Just a reminder, the week of October 18th will be minimum days so that we can have our annual parent-teacher conferences for our TK-8 grade students. You can expect to be contacted by your child’s teacher or school sometime between now and the 3rd week of October to set an appointment. In addition to that, November 1st will be a staff development day so there will be no school, make sure you mark it on your calendar.

     

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dedicate our podcast series to our classified and certificated staff.  Each week, we’ll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students.  After we’ve hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we’ll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December.

     

    This week, during our podcast we will be joined by Heather Rodriguez and Paul Wenning from our Transportation department. You may remember them from a previous podcast focused on transportation. Our conversation was great, and I look forward to talking with them again this week. There will not be a webinar as it is the off-week of our bi-weekly Wednesday webinar schedule. In case you missed it during last week’s webinar we took the opportunity to answer questions regarding home COVID tests, our modified and shortened quarantine process, and had our school nurses Luana Pennington and Amanda Cabrera join us to demonstrate how COVID-19 tests will be administered to students that choose to participate in modified quarantine when it becomes available. 

     

    You can download this week’s podcast after it is posted, and access all of our previous podcasts, as well as webinars, at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    If you are interested in reading about more of the great things that happen at our schools or want to stay up to date on the important issues happening in the district, then we encourage you to take a look at this month’s edition of the Del Norte Educator, which was released just a couple of days ago. The Educator will be available on the front page of DNUSD.org or you can go to dnusd.org/newsletter, which will always direct you to the most current version of The Educator.

     

    Also on our webpage is the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases.  To find this information, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

     

    Finally, our sports update.  Over the next week, our students will compete in volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country, football, and soccer. We are currently live streaming home games for several sports and are in the process of finishing the installation of a new state-of-the-art live-streaming system for our soccer and baseball fields. While the camera is installed, there are some final hardware adjustments that need to be made.  Our goal is to stream soccer today, but we may have to postpone for another day or two.  These systems will allow families to watch the games from the safety of their homes and reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19. We also understand that there have been some issues about some home games not being live-streamed, and due to changing schedules because of COVID, we are doing our best to verify home games so that they can be streamed.  All live streaming athletics events are available on the Del Norte High Facebook page. For more information on all our upcoming games, times, and locations, please visit dnusd.org/sports.

     

    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.

     

    Jeff Harris

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  • California Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Schools by July of 2022

    This morning, during a press conference, Gov. Newsom announced that all students receiving in-person instruction and all educational employees will eventually be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  It is anticipated that the first phase of this regulation will not take effect until July 1, 2022.  Based on mandatory timelines and barring any changes from the State, all 7th-12th grade students who attend school in-person and all district and county office employees will be required to be fully vaccinated, starting on July 1, 2022.  Newsom stated that K-6 student vaccine mandates would follow once FDA approval was granted for immunizations of children younger than 12.  At this time, it is anticipated that K-6 vaccines will not be mandated until January 1, 2023, at the earliest.

    Under current law, a parent/guardian on behalf of their child, a student over the age of 18, or a staff member may submit a personal belief exemption or medical exemption. 

    We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

    Thank you, all, for the work that you're doing to keep our students healthy, learning, and in school.

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 9/29/2021 @ 1 PM - COVID19 Tests, Modified Quarantine, Returning from Quarantine

     

    During today's webinar, we will go over our COVID-19 resources and how parents can learn more about our health and safety protocols. Learn more at dnusd.org/familyresources

     

    Be sure to bookmark the link for our weekly webinars because every Wednesday webinar uses the exact same recurring link, so you can re-use the same link to join for every Wednesday webinar.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard
     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 17
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard 09/28/2021
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  • Tree Lighter Essay Contest

     
    Are you a 5th grader who is interested in competing to light the National Christmas Tree?  To enter the competition, you must write an essay on what the topic "Six Rivers, Many Peoples, One Tree" means to you.  Your essay must be no more than 500 words.  Once your essay is complete, your parent or guardian must complete and sign the release form below.  The essay and release form needs to be sent to jharris@dnusd.org no later than Thursday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m.  Good luck!
     
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 9-27-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    As we move into October, we want to remind parents that the entire week of October 18th will be minimum days for parent-teacher conferences for our TK-8 grade students.

     

    Last week, during the weekly podcast we were joined by officers from the Crescent City Police department and highlighted the "passing of the torch" from our previous School Resource Officer (SRO), Officer Lo, to our new SRO, Officer Sanders. We also had the pleasure of speaking with Chief Griffin as he outlined his vision of what the role of law enforcement looks like in public schools and the community. You can download this podcast and access all of our previous webinars and podcasts at dnusd.org/families under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    We wanted to follow up, too, on a rumor that was circulating on Facebook last Friday.  I received a call from Crescent City Police Chief Griffin regarding multiple posts alleging that body searches had occurred at Del Norte High.  Neither the school resource officer nor school district employees were performing searches.  Two students were detained off-campus for shoplifting at Rite Aid and then returned to Del Norte High.  But, again, no body searches were conducted by CCPD or school administration at the high school.

     

    In case you have not heard, the Del Norte Educator is back in production and is published on the first weekday of each month, with the second publication of this year being released this Friday, October 1st. If you are interested in all the great things that happen at our schools or want to stay up to date on the important issues happening in the district, then we encourage you to take a look. The Educator will be available on the front page of DNUSD.org 

     

    During this week’s webinar, we will take the opportunity to answer questions regarding home COVID tests, modified and shortened quarantine, and the 90-day rule.  We’ll also answer questions regarding CDPH or public health guidance and how this is driving what we’re doing as a district. 


    To get the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.

     

    This week volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country, and soccer teams all have games. We are currently live streaming home games for several sports and are in the process of finishing the installation of a new state-of-the-art live-streaming system for our soccer and baseball fields. These systems will allow families to watch the games from the safety of their homes and reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19. Again, home games for soccer will be available to watch live, beginning next week, on the Del Norte High Facebook page. For more information on all our upcoming games, times, and locations, please visit dnusd.org/sports.


    That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.


    Thank you

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #55 - Crescent City Police Dept. | DNHS School Resource Officer

    Tune in this week as we are joined by law enforcement officers from the Crescent City Police department! This is a special episode highlighting the "passing of the torch" from our previous School Resource Officer(SRO), Officer Lo, to our new SRO, Officer Sanders. We also get the pleasure of speaking with Chief Griffin as he outlines his vision for law enforcement's place in public schools and the community.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guest:
    Police Chief Griffin - Crescent City Police Department


    Officer Lo - Crescent City Police Department & previous SRO


    Officer Sanders - Crescent City Police Department & SRO

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 09-23-2021

     

    Today, the public session for the special Joint District and County Board meeting begins at 3:30 pm and that is followed by the DNUSD Board meeting starting at 4:00 PM.

     

    Joint District/County Board Meeting:
    3:30 PM
     
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting:
    4:00 PM

     

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 20
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
    COVID-19 Active Dashboard 
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  • Parent Connections w/Cheryl Simons


    With Local MFT Cheryl Simons
    For Caregivers and Parents
    Tonight at 6:00-7:00 PM

    Link to registration flyer:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tVpPjPjWo470i86Sukw5_e1CtvHgktQc/view

    During this 60 minute session, participants will:
    -Learn about anxiety and the brain.
    -Learn some simple calming techniques based on brain science.
    -Discuss and share caregiver/parent concerns, insights, and questions.

    Questions? Email tmusbach@dnusd.org

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 9-20-2021

     

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.

     

    Today, I need to start with a couple of important COVID updates.  First, You may remember that, at the beginning of the current COVID surge, our local public health department initiated temporary COVID-19 surge protocols to help contain the rate of infection across the county. As a result of this protocol, home tests kits were temporarily approved by public health to be used to self-diagnose COVID-19. That means home test kit results are also being accepted by the district when parents and guardians are reporting positive cases to their child’s school. If your child tests positive, you must provide documentation, such as a photo of the test result, to their school to verify the positive case.  We know that these protocols will change again when the surge in our county ends, but for the time being, this remains an important method of identifying positive COVID-19 cases in our community.


    Second, it is more important than ever that parents and guardians screen their children for COVID-like symptoms daily.  If your child exhibits symptoms and you test your child, please keep them home until you have received the test results. If negative, keep them home until symptoms clear without medication for 24 hours or until they are cleared by a physician.  If positive, please follow the isolation instructions provided to you by public health.  Unfortunately, we have had students who have exhibited COVID symptoms and have come back to school before their test results were in.  Tests came back positive, and we have had to quarantine dozens of students, which would have been easily avoided if the students being tested had simply stayed home.  


    You can find the COVID-19 checklist for families at dnusd.org/familyresources.  We encourage families to print this out and hang it where you can see it as a reminder to screen your child every morning for symptoms prior to attending school. We appreciate your help.  We know how inconvenient this is, but please know that the health and well-being of our students is and will always be a top priority, so do your neighbor a favor and keep children with symptoms home.


    To get the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.


    As for sports, our volleyball, golf, and soccer teams all have games this week. Remember that we have made it possible for you to enjoy most of our sports live in your own home.  Due to the continuing high number of positive COVID cases in our county, we ask that you support our students by watching from the best seat in the house- your own living room.   When available, our home games will be live streaming on the Del Norte High Facebook page. For more information on all our upcoming games, times, and locations, please visit dnusd.org/sports.


    Well, that's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.


    Thank you

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #54 - Mental Health

    This week we are joined by Lisa Howard, Tom Kissinger, and Nick LaFazio as we discuss mental health and how the County Office of Education is working to bring awareness and support to our schools and community regarding this important topic.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

     

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 9/15/2021 @ 1 PM - COVID19 Resources

     

    During today's webinar, we will go over our COVID-19 resources and how parents can learn more about our health and safety protocols.

     

    Be sure to bookmark the link for our weekly webinars because every Wednesday webinar uses the exact same recurring link, so you can re-use the same link to join for every Wednesday webinar.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard
     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 29
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
    COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 9-13-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.
     
    As many of you already know, we have had an increase in COVID cases across the county over the last 2 months, and we have begun to see some of these community cases making their way into the schools. As of last Tuesday, there were 31 active cases of students with COVID-19, and since modified quarantine is currently unavailable for students, many classes across the district were forced to close. As of last Thursday, the number of positive cases had increased to 58.
     
    It is more important than ever that parents and guardians screen their children for COVID-like symptoms and keep them home until symptoms clear without medication or until they are cleared by a physician. We want to be able to keep students in school in person because we know how important it is for their overall growth and well-being. In order to keep students in school, if your child has any symptoms or if you think your child may be positive and you are waiting for test results, please do not send them to school. One child with COVID-19 can cause the closure of multiple classrooms. You can find the COVID-19 checklist for families at dnusd.org/familyresources. We encourage families to print this out and hang it where you can see it as a reminder to screen your child every morning for symptoms prior to attending school. We appreciate your help. We know how inconvenient this is, but please know that the health and well-being of our students is and will always be a top priority, so do your neighbor a favor and keep children with symptoms home.
     
    I want to let you know, too, that we are making great progress on our ability to test our unvaccinated staff and students who have been identified as close contacts. We currently have 10 staff fully trained in administering the rapid antigen Binax test and are in process of training approximately 30 more staff. We will let all families know before we begin offering testing so that you are aware of this opportunity.
     
    To get the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit covid19.dnco.org.
     
    As for sports, our volleyball, golf, soccer, football, and girls tennis teams all have games this week. Remember that we have made it possible for you to enjoy most of our sports live in your own home. Due to the continuing high number of positive COVID cases in our county, we ask that you support our students by watching from the best seat in the house- your own living room. Home games will be live streaming on the Del Norte High Facebook page. For more information on all our upcoming games, times, and locations, please visit dnusd.org/sports.
     
    Finally, our monthly newsletter, the Del Norte Educator, is back in production. If you would like to see some of the great things happening at our schools, or be kept up to date on all the important news surrounding school, we encourage you to take a look. The Educator can be found on the front page of dnusd.org.
     
    Well, that's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.
    Thank you

     

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  • DNUSD and DNCOE Board Meetings 09-09-2021

    This week in accordance with recommendations from our local public health department, we will be allowing 10 attendees to join our board meeting in person. This is on a first come first serve basis, if you would like to be put on the list please call 707-464-0200.

     

    Today, the public session for the special Joint District and County Board meeting begins a 3:00 pm, the County Board meeting begins at 4:00 pm followed by the DNUSD Board meeting starting at 4:30 PM.

     

    Joint District/County Board Meeting:
    3:00 PM
     
    County Board Meeting:
    4:00 PM
     
    DNUSD Board Meeting:
    4:30 PM

     

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard
     
    *ONLY INCLUDES ACTIVE STUDENTS & STAFF - TEACHERS THAT ARE OFF FOR THE SUMMER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED UNTIL THEY RETURN*
     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 22
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard
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  • Student Close Contacts: School Settings only

     

     

    Student Close Contacts School Settings Only

    To see the infographic full size, click the image

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 8-31-2021

     
    Our Monday update, Wednesday webinar, and weekly podcast will be put on pause until next week.
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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard
     
    *ONLY INCLUDES ACTIVE STUDENTS & STAFF - TEACHERS THAT ARE OFF FOR THE SUMMER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED UNTIL THEY RETURN*
     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 15
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
     
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard
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  • Parental Consent for Student COVID19 Testing - Primary.Health

    Due to the California Department of Public Health’s testing requirements for students who were close contacts and choose to participate in modified quarantine, DNUSD will be working with Primary.health to gather digital consent forms from parents and guardians for the safe testing of their students at school. Students ages 12 and younger will require parental consent in order to get tested for COVID-19 while at school. Students ages 13 and older may self consent, but those who refuse to be tested at school will be sent home on quarantine until they have been tested by their primary care provider, or have waited out the entire duration of the quarantine. Testing will be required two times per week for students on modified quarantine in order to remain at school.
     
    Primary.health is a web-based platform that provides government agencies, and schools the ability to quickly register participants, gather medical consent forms, arrange for easy on-site check-in and check-out, and easing the reporting process between our district and our local public health.
     
    This initiative will help keep kids in school, learning every day. Students on modified quarantine must undergo testing. If parents/guardians do not provide consent to testing, the student will be required to isolate at home for 10 days before they are able to return to school, as long as they have no symptoms.
     
    We will let all of our families know as soon as registration opens for primary.health, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at communications@dnusd.org.
     
    *Families may have their children tested at their primary care physician instead of on-site at school. We will require 2 tests per week, for 10 days until the modified quarantine is over. Proof of a negative test is required and will need to be submitted to your child's school office.*
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  • Intradistrict Transfers Update 8-27-2021

     
    We will not be approving any more Intradistrict Transfer Applications until after school starts.
     
    Given our current teacher staffing shortage, the independent study options that are available, and the number of families that have moved recently, we are unsure of our actual enrollment numbers at each site. Until we’re sure of our enrollment numbers we cannot approve applications for intradistrict transfers. At this time you should plan for and move forward with your student attending their zone school until you hear otherwise. We anticipate by the end of the second week of school to make decisions concerning Intradistrict Transfers.
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  • Del Norte County COVID19 Town Hall

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LwMPur6-TRCXTJHGqgr1yg

    Town Hall COVID-19 Del Norte

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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 8-26-2021

    This week in accordance with recommendations from our local public health department, we will be allowing 10 attendees to join our board meeting in person. This is on a first come first serve basis, if you would like to be put on the list please call 707-464-0200.

    Today, the public session for the DNUSD board meeting starts at 4:30 PM. The closed session begins at 3:30 PM.


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 8/25/2021 @ 1 PM - Back to School

     

    This Wednesday’s webinar at 1 PM will be a back to school webinar and will host a variety of departments providing information on how to register children for school and for transportation, how to get information on meals, how to register for after school programs and to provide information on technology distribution and the independent study program.  

     

    Also, if you would like to be notified of these webinars in advance, please tune in to our Monday updates from Superintendent Jeff Harris where we let you know all the important updates/events for the upcoming week!

     

    Be sure to bookmark the link for our weekly webinars because every Wednesday webinar uses the exact same recurring link, so you can re-use the same link to join for every Wednesday webinar.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Tarra Kleiser - Director of Early Childhood Education

    Angie Marshall - Director of the Independent Study Program

    Derrick Campbell - Director of Transportation

    Denise Doyle-Schnacker - Bess Maxwell After School Program Coordinator

    Ryan Bahten - Director of Network Information Services

    Michael Hawkins - Director of Outreach & Communications

    Julie Clark - Director of Nutrition Services

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard
     
    *ONLY INCLUDES ACTIVE STUDENTS & STAFF - TEACHERS THAT ARE OFF FOR THE SUMMER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED UNTIL THEY RETURN*
     
    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 7
     
    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 8-23-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte.

     

    I’m excited to say that school is scheduled to open in-person, for full days, five days per week, beginning next Monday, August 30.  I just want to let you know, too, that in years past, schools have been let out early on Wednesdays, but this year minimum days will be on Mondays. Wednesdays will now be full school days. So to be clear, the first day of school is a minimum day. Please check with your child’s school for information on their bell schedule.

     

    Last week, during our Wednesday webinar, we discussed COVID health issues that we expect to face and solutions that we expect to implement this year. We also held a special evening webinar on independent study on Wednesday and posted a podcast last Friday discussing the program. If you have questions about independent study, you can visit dnusd.org/is or dnusd.org/independentstudy for more information. You can also view all our webinars and podcasts at dnusd.org/families under the golden section titled “Communications to Families”.

     

    This Wednesday’s webinar at 1 PM will be a back to school webinar and will host a variety of departments providing information on how to register children for school and for transportation, how to get information on meals, how to register for after school programs and to provide information on technology distribution and the independent study program.  The Wednesday webinar link will be posted at dnusd.org.

     

    And, finally, sports are back and the Del Norte High Warriors are playing at home against Enterprise high this Friday night.  Games are at 5 PM for JV, and 7:30 PM for varsity. We will be live streaming those games at dnhigh.org and the Del Norte High Facebook page. For more information, please visit the high school website.

     

    Again, we’re looking forward to seeing all of our students next week.  We’ll continue to update you on local and state mandates and other information regarding the beginning of school throughout this week.

     

    Thank you

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #53 - Independent Study Program

    During COVID-19, more students than ever are moving to independent study. School starts this year on August 30th, if you are interested in learning more about our independent study program, please tune in to this week's podcast! We are joined Leslee Machado, Director of Curriculum, Angie Marshall, Director of the Independent Study Program, Ryan Bahten, Director of Network Information Services, and Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Panelists:

    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum

     

    Ryan Bahten - Director of Network Information Services

     

    Angie Marshall - Director of the Independent Study Program

     

    Resources on all these tools can be found at dnusd.org/families under "Additional Resources & Programs"

     

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  • DNUSD Special Webinar - 8/18/2021 @ 5 PM - Independent Study Program

     

    During this webinar, we will be joined by Leslee Machado, Director of Curriculum, Angie Marshall, Principal of Mountain School, and Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools to discuss our independent study program for the upcoming 21-22 school year. If you are interested make sure and tune in when we go live today at 5 PM.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriuculum

    Angie Marshall - Principal of Mountain School

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

     

    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 0

    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources

     

    Covid-19 Positive Cases

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 8/18/2021 @ 1 PM - COVID19 Health and Safety Protocols

     

    During this Wednesday webinar, we will be joined by Jeff Napier to discuss COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the upcoming 21-22 school year. If you are interested make sure and tune in when we go live today at 1 PM.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Napier - Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

    Michael Hawkins - Director of Communications

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 8-16-2021

    There is no video update this week.

     

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update.

     

    School is scheduled to open for in-person, full days, five days per week, on August 30, 2021. This year minimum days will be on Monday, and Wednesdays will now be normal school days. To be clear, the first day of school will be a minimum day. Please check with your child’s school for scheduling information.

     

    Last week, during our Wednesday webinar, we discussed our upcoming independent study program. For those of you who missed last week’s webinar, there is a special evening webinar on independent study this Wednesday at 5 PM, if you have questions about this program be sure to attend. You can also visit dnusd.org/is or dnusd.org/independentstudy for more information.

     

    Speaking of questions from parents, during this Wednesday webinar we will be answering parents’ questions regarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols, that webinar is at 1 PM. Again, to be clear, there will be two webinars this Wednesday, one at 1 PM on COVID-19 health and safety, and the second at 5 PM on our independent study program. Both webinars will use the same link that we use for every other Wednesday webinar and will be posted at dnusd.org.

     

    Well, that’s all for this week's update, I hope you have had an enjoyable summer, and we’ll continue to update you on local and state mandates and other information regarding the beginning of school.

     

    Thank you

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  • DNUSD Intradistrict Lottery #2 Drawing - Today @ 2 PM

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
    When: Aug 13, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: DNUSD IntraDistrict Lottery #2 Drawing - Friday 8/13/2021 at 2:00 pm

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/99409365487
    Or One tap mobile :
        US: +16699006833,,99409365487#  or +13462487799,,99409365487#
    Or Telephone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799
    Webinar ID: 994 0936 5487
        International numbers available: https://dncoe.zoom.us/u/abcnD6gsau

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  • DNUSD Job Fair

     

    When: August 13th, and 14th

    Where: Del Norte High School

    Address: 1301 El Dorado St, Crescent City, CA 95531

     

    Tomorrow our job fair is taking place! We will be testing and interviewing for various open positions. If you would like to learn more be sure to stop by Del Norte High School.

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  • DNUSD + DNCOE Board Meeting 8-12-2021

    Today, the public session for the DNCOE board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the public session for the DNUSD board meeting starts at 4:30 PM. The closed session begins at 3:00 PM.


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Independent Study Resources

    Interested in our independent study program? Take a moment to review our handbook and submit the survey linked below!
     
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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 8/11/2021 @ 1 PM - Independent Study Program

     

    Today we are joined by Leslee Machado, Director of Curriculum, where we will discuss our independent study program for the upcoming 21-22 school year. If you are interested make sure and tune in when we go live today at 1 PM.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriuculum

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • Letter to the Community 8-9-2021

    Letter to the Community

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 8-9-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, the Superintendent for Del Norte Unified School District and the Del Norte County Office of Education. 

     

    Well, we are drawing closer to the first day of school - August 30th. We know parents have a lot of questions concerning the upcoming school year, and we hope to address as many of them as we can over the next few weeks.

     

    It has come to our attention, however, that rumors and comments on social media are leading many of our families to believe that the Board of Education is considering closing schools this fall. 

     

    This is not true.  These rumors seem to have started because the Board of Education met on Monday, August 9, in a legally noticed meeting, to discuss whether or not to allow the public to attend the August 12 Board meeting in person, due to the increase of COVID cases within the county and requests by the hospital and Office of Emergency Services to limit gatherings.  At no time was the discussion about whether or not to reopen schools.

     

    School is scheduled to reopen for everyone in-person, full days, five days per week, on August 30, 2021, in alignment with California Department of Public Health guidelines.

     

    Last week, during our Wednesday Webinar, we discussed the CDPH COVID-19 guidelines that were released on August 2nd.  I was able to answer many questions during that webinar, but I know that there are still questions that families would like to ask.  We plan on answering those questions during our Wednesday Webinar on the 18th of this month, where we will be joined by Jeff Napier, our Assistant Superintendent of Business to discuss our COVID-19 protocols and safety procedures for the upcoming school year. To watch last week's webinar, you can go to dnusd.org/families under the golden section titled “communication to families”.

     

    Speaking of questions from parents, we will be sending out information regarding our independent study program, through email, on our website at DNUSD.org, on Facebook, and through our app.  We will also be discussing an independent study on this week’s Wednesday Webinar at 1 PM. We will also be recording a special podcast this week and will be joined by Leslee Machado, Director of Curriculum, and Tom Kissinger, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. During our podcast, we will discuss the various factors and information that goes along with our independent study program. So if you are interested make sure and tune in when it is released this Friday at 5 PM. 

     

    On another note, one of the most urgent issues that we’re facing right now is the need for staff.  I want to let everyone in our community know that we are hiring quite a few new positions throughout the district to support our students in the upcoming school year. If you or someone you know may be interested please attend our upcoming job fair this Friday and Saturday at Del Norte High school.  For more information, please visit dnusd.org/hiring.

     

    Again, I hope that your summer is off to a great start, and we’ll continue to update you on local and state mandates and other information regarding the beginning of school as the summer progresses. 

     

    Thank you

     

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 8/4/2021 @ 1 PM - COVID19 Guidelines & Documentation Review

     

    The State has recently released guidance that requires masks to be worn inside school facilities when students are present.  CDPH, though, has said that local schools should determine how to enforce the mandate. If you would like to learn more about this we encourage you to join us today, August 4th, during our Wednesday webinar where we will dive into current guidance, documentation, and what it means for the upcoming school year.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 7-26-2021

     

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to the Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, the Superintendent for Del Norte Unified School District and the Del Norte County Office of Education. 

     

    Well, it’s been a while!  I hope that everyone’s having a great summer so far.

     

    One of the most urgent issues that we’re facing right now is the need for staff.  I want to let everyone in our community know that we are hiring quite a few new positions throughout the district to support our students in the upcoming school year. If you or someone you know may be interested please visit dnusd.org/hiring.

     

    Another important piece of the new legislation is that parents of high school students or students ages 18 or older who attended high school last year may request a grade change for the courses taken in the 2020-21 school year, in order to accommodate students who struggled with distance learning during the pandemic. Parents should meet with their child’s principal and teacher to discuss their options. The change request form is available on the Del Norte High School website, at dnhigh.org. 

     

    Finally, I know that there has been some confusion out there based on what has been put out by the state regarding masks.   Many of you are already aware that the State has recently released guidance that requires masks to be worn inside school facilities when students are present.  CDPH, though, has said that local schools should determine how to enforce the mandate.   We’re still trying to get clarification about the mandate and discussing legal requirements.  If you would like to learn more about this we encourage you to join us on August 4th during our next weekly webinar where we will dive into current guidance, documentation, and what it means for the upcoming school year.

     

    Again, I hope that your summer is off to a great start, and we’ll continue to update you on local and state mandates and other information regarding the beginning of school as the summer progresses. 

     

     

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  • Summer School Begins this Monday @ 8:30 AM | 7-12-2021

    We want to remind everyone that summer school is about to begin! For everyone who signed up, here is the important:

     

    Session Locations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ai7B70BLzVukjXAE1MFi3ASd0iRLWf8E9LVwVxYzh4Q/

     

    Summer School Schedule

    • 8:30 AM - Breakfast is available in class
    • 8:50 AM - Sessions begin
    • 12:30 PM - Sessions end and lunch-to-go will be provided
    • 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM - After School Program will be available to K-8 students participating in our summer school sessions, you can find the ASP schedule below:
      • 12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch & Recess/ Outdoor Games
      • 1:30-2:30 pm     Academic Enrichment 
      • 2:30-3:00 pm     Snack & Recess / Free Play
      • 3:00-4:00 pm     Enrichment Activities 
      • 4:00-4:30 pm     Free Play & Chores
      • 4:30 pm             Pick up at the front of the school
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  • DNUSD + DNCOE Board Meeting 7-8-2021

    Today, the public session for the DNCOE board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the public session for the DNUSD board meeting starts at 4:30 PM. The closed session begins at 3:00 PM


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 6-28-2021

    There will not be a Superintendent's Message this week, please check back in with us next week for our normal message.

    Thank you

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  • DNUSD + DNCOE Board Meeting 6-24-2021

    Today, the public session for the DNCOE board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the public session for the DNUSD board meeting starts at 4:30 PM. Closed session for begins at 3:30 PM.


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 6/23/2021 @ 1 PM - COVID19 Guidelines Updates

     

    Today at 1 PM during our regularly scheduled webinar we will go over some of the new COVID-19 requirements and guidelines and take a deeper dive into what this could mean for the upcoming school year.

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Link to the webinar:

    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 6-21-2021

     

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to our Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, the District & County Superintendent of schools for Del Norte County.

     

    It was great seeing students, their families, and community members in person at the Del Norte High Graduation last Wednesday. That was without a doubt, the best and most memorable gathering of the year, and it was very apparent that everyone was happy to be able to attend in person. Graduation photos will be available on the Del Norte High website and Facebook pages, if you are unable to find your student’s graduation photos, please email communications@dnusd.org.

     

    In looking forward to next year, we have started to receive guidance from the state, from both the state department of public health and Cal OSHA, regarding changes to COVID health and safety requirements. Most guidance has been in regards to employees, but there has also been some movement around masking for students.  For the time being, all students and staff in our summer school programs are required to wear masks.  The California Department of Public Health will be issuing new guidance once the CDC has updated their school guidelines, which will hopefully be this week. I would like to invite everyone to our webinar this week on Wednesday at 1 PM to go over some of the new requirements and guidelines and take a deeper dive into what this could mean for the upcoming school year.

     

    Our Seamless Summer food program is also officially underway.  If you aren’t familiar with the program, we provide meals every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through August 13.  Meals are available from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, again, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at a variety of locations across the county, including in the Klamath community, all of which you can find listed at dnusd.org/food. All children and youth ages 18 and under will be provided two days of meals on each service day. 

     

    Finally,  with school officially over, all student devices should have been returned last Friday.  If for some reason you were unable to return your child’s device to their school, you can drop it off at the district office, which is located next to the football field on Washington boulevard.

     

    I hope that your summer is off to a great start.  We’ll continue to update you on guidance changes, local and state mandates, and other information as the summer progresses. 

     

    Thank you

     

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  • Del Norte High School Graduation Photos

     
    We had an absolutely fantastic graduation last Wednesday and our students and families were ecstatic to be able to gather in-person to celebrate.
     
    Graduation photos are now available, and can be found at the following link:
     
    You will need to look through the folder and find the photos of the students you are looking for. We also have RAW versions of the photos and will provide them to families upon request. If you can not find what you are looking for, or want the RAW versions of certain photos, please email communications@dnusd.org.

     

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  • Del Norte High School In-Person Graduation - 6/16/2021 @ 6:00 PM

    Tonight at 6:00 PM is the Del Norte High School in-person graduation at Mike Whalen Field. The graduation will be live-streamed on Youtube and Facebook and you can find those links below. Masks are encouraged but not required, and all our parents and family members are invited to attend. If you have any further questions please call Del Norte High School at 707-464-0274.

     

    Facebook -

    https://www.facebook.com/DelNorteHighSchool/

     

    Youtube -

    https://youtu.be/nDylDfqBNP0

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  • DNUSD + DNCOE Board Meeting 6-15-2021

    Today, the public session for the DNCOE board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the public session for the DNUSD board meeting starts at 4:30 PM. Closed session for begins at 3:30 PM.


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

    Youtube live-stream: https://youtu.be/iYce12X6ShQ

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  • Low-Income Housing & Financial Assistance Programs

    Below you can find links for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, the California Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. These are free programs that provide additional benefits to families, please take a look at the details for each program to determine eligibility.

     

    Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

     

    California Emergency Rental Assistance Program

     

    Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 6-14-2021

     
    Good Afternoon, and welcome to our Monday Update. I’m Jeff Harris, the District & County Superintendent of schools for Del Norte County.
     
    Once again, we are waiting on guidance from the state regarding changes to masking and social distancing requirements for the next school year. We expect to hear from the state by tomorrow, but Cal OSHA will not meet until Thursday to weigh in on the topic. I had anticipated inviting everyone to a webinar this week to go over the new requirements, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until next Wednesday to see what really happens. My hope, as is the hope of many of you, is to see a change in the guidelines that made it impossible for us to bring back all of our students full-time this last year.
     
    On a brighter note, Del Norte High School will be doing an in-person graduation ceremony this Wednesday on June 16th at 6:00 PM. The graduation will be live-streamed on Youtube and on the high school’s Facebook page. For those of you watching the live stream, you can visit dnusd.org for links to the graduation live stream.
     
    Our Seamless Summer food program is officially underway. If you aren’t familiar with the program, we provide breakfast and lunch beginning today and ending August 13 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at a variety of locations across the county, including the Klamath community, all of which you can find listed at dnusd.org/food. All children and youth ages 18 and under will be provided two days of meals on each service day.
     
    Finally, with school officially over, all student devices will need to be returned by this Friday, June 18. If for some reason you cannot return your child’s device to their school, you can also drop it off at the district office located next to the football field on Washington boulevard.
     
    That’s all for this week’s Monday update, we hope that everyone has a wonderful and healthy summer vacation and we will see you next year.
     
    Thank you
     

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  • Seamless Summer Food Program 2021

    Our Seamless Summer food program is officially underway.  If you aren’t familiar with the program, we provide breakfast and lunch beginning today and ending August 13 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at a variety of locations across the county, including the Klamath community, all of which you can find listed at dnusd.org/food. All children and youth ages 18 and under will be provided two days of meals on each service day. 

     

    Meal Pick-up

     

    June 14th - August 13th

     

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

     

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm

     

    Click here to view the flyer for full details

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  • Possible Armed Subject Response at Del Norte High School - 6/9/2021 @ 6:45 PM

    We want to thank all of the outstanding law enforcement departments who responded. Their professionalism and commitment to the safety of our schools is something that every person in Del Norte County should be proud of. Further questions should be directed to the Crescent City Police Department. You can reach them at 707-464-4191.

     

    The Crescent City Police Department released the following statement earlier this evening:

     

    DNSO dispatch received a phone call from a subject who stated they were armed with a rifle and a handgun at the graduation ceremony taking place at the high school. The subject also made threats via telephone, stating that they were going to start shooting. Several agencies quickly responded to the high school and escorted people out and searched for the subject. Currently, a suspect vehicle with occupants is detained and an investigation is taking place. We will update you as soon as we have further information. We have no reports of any injuries taking place during this incident.
     
    Anyone with any information about this is urged to call dispatch and report it. 707-464-4191.
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  • Graduation Schedules & Stream Links

    Click here to view all of the upcoming graduation schedules and links to live streams.

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  • Summer School Programs Registration Now Open!

    Summer school registration closes on Friday, June 4th. After June 4th, we will begin reaching out to parents through email. All parents should be contacted by June 11th regarding summer school.

    Registration for our summer school is now available for K-12 students that attend a district or county school. Please read all of the information posted to make sure you do not miss out on these wonderful opportunities! 

    Minecraft Camp and the Sources of Strength summer program have a separate registration process, please view the bottom of this post below for more information.

     

    Summer School Programs Registration Form (English) - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfljJOQhwsvdA6Gz-9jAIHUjePQLXxXJcyhweqwPaTKksftCg/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    Summer School Programs Registration Form (Spanish)

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkuTuewSUYKyyje909C7Mq6lAkOBckA2wecsICeyovQxJDYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    *ATTENTION*

    -Registration is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

    -In order to participate, your child must be registered at a district or county school for the 2021-22 school year by June 4th, 2021.

    -You must submit a separate form for each student you are signing up for summer school

    -Transportation may be available to students participating in the program, you can sign up for bus service at the end of the registration process.

    -Students will be fed during the day.

    -After School Program will be available to K-8 students participating in our summer school sessions.

    -Minecraft Camp and the Sources of Strength summer program have a separate registration process, please read below for more information.

     

    To register for Minecraft Camp, Sources of Strength, to see what sessions are being offered, or sign up for the after school program, and view the daily schedule, please visit our e-flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jPkV5Kg9gdJPx9tXSphflBDnCAl-J56LawDXgqV1AK0/preview

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  • Smith River Graduation Live Streams - Tonight @ 6:30 PM

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/SmithRiverElementarySchool/

    Youtube:
    https://youtu.be/_DWfEru7b4Q

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  • Special Board Meeting 6-3-2021

    Today, the special board meeting begins at 2:00 PM


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Summer School Registration Closing

    Summer school registration is closing on Friday, June 4th at 4 PM. Emails will be sent to families by June 11th letting them know if their child made it into the program.
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-31-2021

    The video update can be watched below, or you can visit https://www.facebook.com/dnusd/videos/801632763814830

     

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to our Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, the District & County Superintendent of schools for Del Norte County.

     

    We hope you’ve had a restful three-day weekend this Memorial Day and are ready for a strong finish in the last nine days of school.

    Just a few reminders:

     

    • First,  this Friday, June 4 is an in-person school day.  If your child normally attends in-person on Monday, they will report to school in person this Friday, June 4.
    • Second, summer School registration is in full swing.  Registrations will be closing, however, on June 4 and some classes are already full. If you have already registered your child, you may have been contacted by the district confirming your registration.  If not, we will notify all families no later than June 11, by email.
    • Finally, as we discussed last week on our graduation webinar, school principals have already begun having families pre-register for in-person graduations and have been and will continue to send out information on graduations this week.  If you have not received any information on your child’s graduation, please contact your child’s school to confirm that they have your most current contact information.

     

    Moving on to sports, and similar to last week, we have either a home or away sporting event every day from now through this Saturday. Remember, we are live streaming all of the following home games:  Varsity girls basketball play tonight at home against South Fork starting at 4:30 PM, boys wrestling meet tomorrow on Tuesday meet at home against McKinleyville at 4 PM, boys wrestling also meets Wednesday at home against Eureka at 4 PM,  Freshmen, JV, and varsity boys basketball play this Thursday at home against St. Bernards at 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:30 PM, and once again Freshmen, JV, and varsity boys basketball also play this Friday at home against Eureka at 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:30 PM, all of which will be live-streamed.  All other athletic events are away this week.  For more information please visit the Del Norte High web page.

     

    Over the next weeks and months, we also anticipate a large number of openings throughout the district in a wide variety of jobs.  If you’re interested in working with our schools, please visit edjoin.org frequently over the next weeks or contact the district office at 464-6141 to be placed on a notification list.

     

    As we finish the year and move through graduations, we are putting a pause on podcasts and webinars, until June 16, where we will discuss new COVID-19 guidance changes, summer school, and any information that we have regarding the beginning of the 21-22 school year. We will, though, continue to provide Monday updates for your information.

     

    Finally, you can stay up to date on all of these topics and more by making sure you have an updated email and cell phone number in your child’s school records.  You can also download our app, visit us on social media, or get up-to-date information at school and district websites, all of which can be accessed through DNUSD.org/families.

     

    That’s all for this week’s Monday update, and I hope you have a healthy and safe week ahead.

    Thank you

     

     

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  • DNUSD + DNCOE Board Meeting 5-27-2021

    Today, the public session for the DNCOE board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the public session for the DNUSD board meeting starts at 4:30 PM. Closed session for begins at 3:30 PM.


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook live-stream: facebook.com/dnusd

    Youtube live-stream: https://youtu.be/nX7iZg5J73U 

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar 5/26/2021 @ 1 PM - Graduations & Moving Up Ceremonies Update

    Today at 1 PM during our regularly scheduled webinar we will touch on upcoming graduations and moving up ceremonies, during this webinar, you will learn about how you can either attend or watch these events live online.

     

    Graduation Schedules - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19P2xBOhmAqOdAIhDW04w2Zr6FL-MLKP5t5i7SEWJvx0/

     

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Guests:

    Alison Eckart - Principal of Del Norte High School

    Tony Fabricius - Principal of Sunset High School

    Paige Swan - Principal of Crescent Elk Middle School

    Nicole Cochran - Principal of Smith River Elementary School

    Rae Fearing - Principal of Mountain Elementary School

    Theresa Slayton - Principal of Redwood Elementary School

    Jeff Slayton - Principal of Castle Rock Charter School

    Tarra Kleiser - Director of Early Childhood Education

     

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 1

    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources

    COVID-19 Active Dashboard: 1 Active Case

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  • Parent Connections w/Cheryl Simons


    With Local MFT Cheryl Simons
    For Caregivers and Parents
    Tonight at 6:00-7:00 PM

    Link to the Webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/96413556298

    During this 60 minute session, participants will:
    -Learn about anxiety and the brain.
    -Learn some simple calming techniques, based on brain science.
    -Discuss and share caregiver/parent concerns, insights, and questions.

    Questions? Email tmusbach@dnusd.org

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-24-2021

    Good Afternoon, and welcome to our Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, the District & County Superintendent of schools for Del Norte County.

    This week we are on a regular schedule.  We will, however, be out of school next Monday for Memorial Day.  Again, this weekend will be a three-day weekend with no school on Monday, May 31. Another change this week is that there will be no Meal service this Friday or Memorial Day Monday.  Instead, students will be provided with additional meals on either Wednesday or Thursday to serve as their Friday meal.

    Because Monday is an off day, next Friday, June 4 will be an in-person school day.  If your child is scheduled to attend in person on the Monday/Wednesday group they will have school in person on Friday, June 4.

    Moving on to sports, we’re kicking off girls and boys basketball and wrestling this week, and we have a sporting event every day from now through this Saturday. Remember, we are live streaming all of the following home games:  JV and varsity girls basketball play tonight at home against Ferndale and McKinleyville starting at 6:00 PM, JV and varsity boys basketball play this Wednesday at home against Hoopa at 4:30 and 7:00 PM, and boys basketball also plays at home this Saturday against Arcata at 4:30 and 7:30 PM.  All other athletic events are away this week.  For more information please visit the Del Norte High web page.

    On this Wednesday’s webinar, we will be joined by our middle and high school principals for an update on graduations.  As I’ve said before, we’re in the process of planning graduations, and our goal is to have all graduations in person to the fullest extent possible.  We also plan on live streaming all of these events.  We look forward to seeing you there in person or virtually.

    As a special reminder, registration for our summer school programs is still open but filling up very fast.  Remember, registration is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to participate, your child must be registered, by June 4, in a district or county office of education school for the 2021-22 school year.  You’ll need to submit a separate registration form for each child you are registering. Food will be provided, transportation will be available, and those enrolled in summer school will also have access to the after-school program. All this information is outlined in the registration form, which is available on the front page of DNUSD.org

    Remember that you can get the most recent COVID positive case updates for schools at dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard”, this is updated every Tuesday, or you can go to covid19.ca.gov for information on the county and state.  Remember, too, that the governor has said that the Blueprint for a Safer Economy will expire on June 15, and we will pass the information along to you as it becomes available.

    Finally, you can stay up to date on all of these topics and more by making sure you have an updated email and cell phone number in your child’s school records.  You can also download our app, visit us on social media, or get up-to-date information at school and district websites, all of which can be accessed through DNUSD.org/families.

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #52 - TRIO Summer Programs

    Listen on Soundcloud:

     

    TRIO is an amazing program that provides amazing support for students! Tune in as we discuss what they have to offer during the 2021 summer of learning.

     

    Apply to TRIO Educational Talent Search: https://talentsearch.humboldt.edu/qualify-apply

     

    Shape Your Future Course FREE and always available resources for college knowledge: https://canvas.humboldt.edu/courses/27718

     

    Summer programs: https://talentsearch.humboldt.edu/summer

     

    To reach our staff: https://talentsearch.humboldt.edu

     

    TRIO Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Humboldt-State-University-TRiO-Educational-Talent-Search-220019131348920/

     

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guest:

    Rose S Francia - Director of Trio Educational Talent Search

     

     

    Also, view on:

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  • LCAP Community Input Session - Crescent City - 5/20/2021 @ 6:30 PM

    Each year, the State requires that Del Norte Unified School District update and/or develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This means that they must gather input from a variety of stakeholders to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the district LCAP funds. These funds are based on the number of economically disadvantaged students, foster youth, homeless students, and students who are English Learners. 

    During tonight's zoom meeting, we will gather input to help us better understand how the community believes these funds should be spent. Join us during our LCAP Community Input Session on zoom at 6:30 PM.

    When: May 20, 2021, 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Must register for this meeting:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrce2rqz8iGtepySeCEOrETDLUmxkECVGj

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  • LCAP Community Input Session - Klamath #2 - 5/19/2021 @ 6:30 PM

    When: May 19, 2021, 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Must register for this meeting:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtf-Ghrz8tHtOnV_XA0QE6sgJeYAdf0-4- 

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 1

    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources

    Active Cases Dashboard

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  • Smith River LCAP Community Input Session 5/18/2021 @ 6 PM - *MUST Pre-Register*


    Each year, the State requires that school districts update and/or develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This means that the school district must gather input from a variety of stakeholders to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the district. Most of the funds addressed in our LCAP are what are called supplemental and concentration funds. These funds are based on the number of economically disadvantaged students, foster youth, homeless students, and students who are English Learners. 

    We will gather input from the community during this meeting that will go into the planning phase of the upcoming LCAP.


    When: May 18, 2021, 06:00 PM


    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qd-uspz4rE9y9Zn9VVZwgXbtLyvCmHEo5


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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  • DNUSD + DNCOE Board Meeting 5-13-2021

    Today, the public session for the DNCOE board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, and the public session for the DNUSD board meeting starts at 4:30 PM.


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    Facebook Live Stream: facebook.com/dnusd

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #51 - Summer Programs

     This week we discuss our upcoming summer programs and all the information you need to know to get registered! Registration begins tomorrow at 5 PM! Look below for more information.

     

    Listen on Soundcloud:

     

    Summer School Key Information

    • Registration is limited and opens on Friday at 5 PM and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. On Friday, we will post an electronic form on the front page of our website at DNUSD.org. In order to ensure your student will be able to participate, please fill out the form as soon as possible after 5 PM on Friday.
    • There will be a variety of sessions available to students, you can view the full list by viewing the summer school document posted above.
    • Transportation may be available to students participating in the program, you can sign up for bus service during the registration process.
    • Students will be fed during the day by our Nutrition Services department
    • After School Program will be available to K-8 students participating in our summer school sessions

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Panelists:
    Rae Fearing - Director of Special Projects


    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum

     

    Resources on all these tools can be found at dnusd.org/families under "Additional Resources & Programs"

     

    Also, view on:

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  • Summer School Registration Begins this Friday @ 5 PM | 5-14-2021

    Summer School Sessions List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ai7B70BLzVukjXAE1MFi3ASd0iRLWf8E9LVwVxYzh4Q/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Summer School Key Information

    • Registration is limited and opens on Friday at 5 PM and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. On Friday, we will post an electronic form on the front page of our website at DNUSD.org. In order to ensure your student will be able to participate, please fill out the form as soon as possible after 5 PM on Friday.
    • There will be a variety of sessions available to students, you can view the full list by viewing the summer school document posted above.
    • Transportation may be available to students participating in the program, you can sign up for bus service during the registration process.
    • Students will be fed during the day by our Nutrition Services department
    • After School Program will be available to K-8 students participating in our summer school sessions, you can find the ASP schedule below:
      • 12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch & Recess/ Outdoor Games
      • 1:30-2:30 pm     Academic Enrichment (Reader's Theater, Science...)
      • 2:30-3:00 pm     Snack & Recess / Free Play
      • 3:00-4:00 pm     Enrichment Activities (Art, Crafts, Science, Sports)
      • 4:00-4:30 pm     Free Play & Chores
      • 4:30 pm             Pick up at the front of the school
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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar @ 1 PM - Summer Programs & Family Literacy Workshop

    Today at 1 PM during our regularly scheduled webinar we will touch on upcoming summer programs and will run a short family literacy workshop as part of the California Adolescent Literacy Initiative and is further supported by our CaliReads grant.

     

    Panelists:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum

    Rae Fearing - Principal at Mountain School and Director of Innovation and Special Programs

    Elizabeth Calleja - Teacher

     

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 9

    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources

    COVID-19 Dashboard

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  • LCAP Community Input Session 5/12/2021 @ 6 PM


    Each year, the State requires that school districts update and/or develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This means that the school district must gather input from a variety of stakeholders to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the district. Most of the funds addressed in our LCAP are what are called supplemental and concentration funds. These funds are based on the number of economically disadvantaged students, foster youth, homeless students, and students who are English Learners. 

    We will gather input from the community during this meeting that will go into the planning phase of the upcoming LCAP.


    When: May 12, 2021, 06:00 PM


    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdumhrz8sHdLWDBq6VGDXDOzJWP07g9zG


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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  • DNHS Warriors Baseball & Softball Livestream - Today @ 11 AM & 1 PM

    You can watch the live stream of our baseball and softball games at the following links.
     
    Warriors Softball - Today @ 11 AM & 1 PM
    Warriors Baseball - Today @ 11 AM & 1 PM
     
    It will also be streaming on our Del Norte High School Facebook page at facebook.com/delnortehighschool
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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #50 - Mental Health Awareness Month

    Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. In May, DNUSD and DNCOE join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

     

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Panelists:
    Gordan Clay - Suicide Awareness and Prevention Activist


    Nick La Fazio - Instructional Coach


    Lisa Howard - MTSS Coordinator

     

    Resources on all these tools can be found at dnusd.org/families under "Additional Resources & Programs"

     

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  • Curiosity Corner - Over in the Meadow

     
    Join us this week in the Curiosity Corner as we the children's book "Over In The Meadow".
     
     
    Funding for the program provided by Quality Counts California.
     
    Sign up to receive free children's books each month through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: https://imaginationlibrary.com/
     
    Also, we encourage families with children ages 0-5 to sign up for the Ready4K program. Each week, parents and caregivers receive fun facts and easy tips through text on how to promote their children’s development by building on existing family routines.
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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 5

    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at https://www.dnusd.org/familyresources

    Active COVID Dashboard

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-3-2021

     
    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, the District & County Superintendent of schools for Del Norte County. We have quite a bit to go over today.
     
    First, we have some great news, our teachers and our District have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
     
    On a similar note, over the past few weeks, we have been gathering nominations for Classified School Employees of the Year, and I want to thank everyone who nominated one of our outstanding colleagues for this recognition. CSEA and the District met to review nominations and selected the following finalists to move forward to the statewide competition.
     
    Paraprofessional- Cindy Pimental
    Clerical and Administrative Services- Debbie Mann
    Transportation Services- Priscilla Herrera
    Food and Nutrition Services- Loni Salvaressa
    Custodial and Maintenance Services- Jeanette Zebal
    Technical Services- Dan Gustafson
    Skilled Trades- Ray Sherwin
     
    We want to congratulate these and all of those nominated as classified employees of the Year, and thanks to all of our classified staff for the work you do every day.
     
    May 3rd through the 7th is teacher appreciation week, and May 16-22 is classified employee appreciation week. We think, though, that one week isn’t enough time to celebrate the dedication and work of teachers or classified educators. That’s why we’re turning May into Educator Appreciation Month. It’s a chance to recognize all of the excellent educators of Del Norte County and the amazing work they do on behalf of their students. So please, if you see a teacher or classified staff member this week, tell them thank you for everything they do.
     
    Also, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Tune in to our podcast this week as we talk about Mental Health Awareness Month with local partners and discuss what supports are available for students and families in our community.
     
    Each year, the State requires that school districts update and/or develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This means that the school district must gather input from a variety of stakeholders to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the district. Most of the funds addressed in our LCAP are what are called supplemental and concentration funds. These funds are based on the number of economically disadvantaged students, foster youth, homeless students, and students who are English Learners. We are asking that everyone in our community take a quick survey to help with the LCAP process. This survey is designed to get your input about how our district should prioritize its needs and focus its efforts over the course of the next few years. The survey will be open for responses for one week: May 3rd to May 7th.
     
    You can find the survey at lcap.dnusd.org
    And remember too, to get the most up-to-date information on school and COVID-19, check the link in the post below.
     
    That is all for this week’s Monday update, and hope you have a healthy and safe week ahead. Thank you
     

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  • LCAP Community Input Survey

     
    We need your help filling out our yearly LCAP survey!
     
    The State of California requires school districts to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This means that the school district must gather input from students, teachers, parents, community members, and public agencies to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the district. School districts receive additional funding to improve student support and learning. These additional funds are provided to districts based on their population of low-income students (based on qualifying for the national Free and Reduced Price Meal Program), foster youth, homeless students, and students who are English Learners.

    This survey is designed to get your input about how our district should prioritize its needs and focus its efforts over the course of the next few years. The survey will be open for responses for one week: April 3rd to May 7th.

    Please take a few moments to give your input on this important process.
     
    Survey Link:
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  • DNHS Warriors Baseball & Softball Livestream - Today @ 11 AM

    You can watch the live stream of our baseball and softball games at the following links.
    Warriors Softball - Today @ 11 AM
    Warriors Baseball - Today @ 11 AM
     
    It will also be streaming on our Del Norte High School Facebook page at facebook.com/delnortehighschool
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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #49 - State Testing - Ryan Bahten, Leslee Machado

    This week we discuss state testing and what it will look like this year.

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:
    Ryan Bahten - Director of Network Information Services

    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum

     

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar @ 1 PM - State Testing

    Today at 1 PM during our regularly scheduled webinar Leslee Machado, our Director of Curriculum, and Ryan Bahten, the Director of Network Information Services will join us to discuss state testing and provide updates on how it will look different this year.  We look forward to seeing you there.

    Panelists:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Leslee Machado - Director of Curriculum

    Ryan Bahten - Director of Network Information Services

     

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • DNUSD Special Board Meeting 4-28-2021 @ 9:30 AM


    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

     

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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 4

    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at dnusd.org/familyresources

    COVID-19 Dashboard

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 4-26-2021

     
    Good Afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, the District & County Superintendent of schools.
    This week I want to start by letting you know that state testing will be very different this year. This Wednesday during our regularly scheduled webinar and on our Friday podcast, Leslee Machado, our director of curriculum, Ryan Batten, the district director of network information services, and Tom Kissinger, the assistant superintendent of educational services will join me to discuss what these changes will look like. We look forward to seeing you there.
     
    For those of you wondering about sports, this Wednesday, there are both softball and baseball games happening, and they will be live-streamed. The Del Norte High track team will compete against Fortuna on Wednesday in Fortuna, but this event will not be live-streamed.
     
    As I’ve said before, we’re in the process of planning graduations. After meeting with all 8th grade and high school principals, our goal is to have all graduations in person to the fullest extent possible. I was also able to speak with Dr. Rehwaldt, our county public health officer, last Friday, and he is extremely supportive of these efforts and of bringing back students to a more normal year next year.
     
    Remember that you can get the most recent COVID positive case updates for schools at dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard” or go to covid19.ca.gov for information on the county and state. Remember, too, that the governor has said that the Blueprint for a Safer Economy will expire on June 15.
     
    Finally, you can stay up to date on all of these topics and more by making sure you have an updated email and cell phone number in your child’s school records. You can also download our app, visit us on social media, or get up-to-date information at school and district websites, all of which will be posted below in this message.
     
    That is all for this week’s Monday update, and hope you have a healthy and safe week ahead. Thank you
     
    School Websites:
     
     

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  • DNUSD & DNCOE Board Meeting 4-22-2021


    Today is the DNCOE Board meeting begins at 4:00 PM, the DNUSD Board Meeting Begins at 4:30 PM, public comment on closed session items begins at 3:00 PM, public comment will be available by joining zoom.

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536


    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

    Board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

    You can watch the Facebook live stream at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

    You can watch the Youtube live stream at https://youtu.be/Xqi_O1TTzn0

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  • DNHS Warriors Baseball & Softball Livestream - Today @ 4 PM

    You can watch the live stream of our baseball and softball games at the following links today:

    Warriors Softball - Today @ 4 PM
    https://youtu.be/r2I_y9rMT2U

    Warriors Baseball - Today @ 4 PM
    https://youtu.be/-tlQfZmBJV4

    It will also be streaming on our Facebook pages at facebook.com/delnortehighschool

     

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 4-19-2021

    This week we want to start by reminding our families that our middle and high schools are in the process of planning graduation activities for the end of this year. Once we know what it will look like, we will update the community on what they can expect for graduation. Again, your child’s principal will let you know the final plans.
     
    DNHS Baseball and softball are playing their first game this Wednesday, April 21. You can tune in to our live stream or watch previous games on demand through our high school Facebook page. For more information on sports schedules, you can visit the DNHS athletics website, the District website, or the district Facebook page.
     
    Rite-Aid still has vaccinations in stock, and anyone ages 16 or older can walk in and get the vaccine, with an ID, proof of insurance (if you have insurance), and if they’re asymptomatic. Students younger than 18 must also have a guardian present.
     
    To get the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see where our county, region, and state are, you can visit covid19.ca.gov or search for Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
     
    Finally, you can stay up to date on all of these topics and more by making sure you have an updated email and cell phone number in your child’s school records. You can also download our app, visit us on social media, or get up-to-date information at school and district websites, all of which will be posted below in this message.
     
    That is all for this week’s Monday update, and hope you have a healthy and safe week ahead. Thank you
     
     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #48 - Human Resources

    Join us this week as we take an in-depth look at the day-to-day life of our human resources employees and the work they do to keep our district up and functioning!

    Host:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:
    Linda Brixey - Human Resources Technician

    Rebecca Clay - District Receptionist

    Ruth Clay - Human Resources Specialist

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  • DNHS Band Presents "Peter and the Wolf"

    The video recording is available at:
     
    The "Peter and the Wolf" performances will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 16th at 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. over zoom.

    Webinar Link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/94244603088
     
     

    Peter and the Wolf flyer.jpg

     
     
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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 4-12-2021 

    Good Afternoon, welcome back and we hope you had a safe and refreshing spring break, my name is Jeff Harris and I am the District & County Superintendent of schools. 

    To kick off this week’s updates, I wanted to let you know that last week, the governor stated that the tiered system to identify COVID cases is scheduled to go away on June 15, which means that we are moving forward in planning a full, regular return to school this fall.  While we’re excited by this news, we will continue to monitor directives from the State Department of Public Health and Governor's office and keep you up to date.

    I also wanted to let you know that our middle and high schools are in the process of planning graduation activities for the end of this year.  While the state did put out some guidance a few weeks ago, with the announcements made last week, we’re not sure how the guidance is going to be interpreted.  Again, your child’s principal will let you know of the final plans for graduations.

    This week will be the final games for football and soccer.  Tonight our girls’ volleyball will begin, followed by baseball and softball playing their first games next Wednesday, April 21.  If you haven’t been able to attend a home football game and are missing seeing our Warriors in action, you can tune in to our live stream or watch previous games whenever you want.  We will also be live streaming tonight’s volleyball game.  For more information on sports schedules, you can visit the DNHS athletics website, the District website, or our Facebook page.

    And for our final update, to get the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.”  Likewise, to see where our county, region, and state are, you can visit covid19.ca.gov or search for Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  I have been asked what it would mean for our schools if our county returned to the purple tier.  Because we are already back in person and our athletics are moving forward, there would be no changes to our current schedules or activities.

    Remember you can stay up to date on everything that’s happening in the district by making sure you have an updated email and cell phone number in your child’s school records.  You can also download our app, visit us on social media, or get up-to-date information at school and district websites, all of which will be posted below in this message.

    That is all for this week’s Monday update, we are glad to be back, and hope you have a healthy and safe week ahead.  Thank you.

     

    District website:
     
    School websites: 
     
     
    If you have any questions or concerns please email communications@dnusd.org
     

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  • DNHS Volleyball - Warriors vs Arcata

    Tonight 4/12/2021
    JV @ 5:30 PM
    Varsity @ 6:30 PM

    You can watch the live stream at:

    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/dnusd
    https://www.facebook.com/delnortehighschool

    Youtube
    https://youtu.be/SqvC1cBKJDY

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  • Warriors Football 4/10/2021 - DNHS vs Fortuna

    Schedule:

    JV @ 5 PM

    Varsity @ 7:30 PM

     

    Only specific family members who have already been approved can attend the game in person. For the rest of our community, we will be live streaming the game tonight, it can be viewed at the following places:

    Facebook - 

    Youtube -

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  • DNUSD Intradistrict Lottery Drawing #1

    It's taking place tomorrow, Friday 4/9, at 2:00 PM.

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
    When: Apr 9, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: DNUSD - Intradistrict Transfer Lottery #1 - Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/97704081199
    Or One tap mobile :
        US: +16699006833,,97704081199#  or +13462487799,,97704081199#
    Or Telephone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799
    Webinar ID: 977 0408 1199
        International numbers available: https://dncoe.zoom.us/u/arjQ9BsW5

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  • Highschool Football 4/3/2021 - DNHS vs Eureka

    Schedule / Game Times 

    JV @ 5 PM

    Varsity @ 7:30 PM

     

    Only specific family members who have already been approved can attend the game in person. For the rest of our community, we will be live streaming the game tonight, it can be viewed at the following places:

    Facebook - 

    Youtube -

     

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #47 - DNUSD Music Program - Nick Rail, Dan Sedgwick, Christie Lynn Rust

    Today we have a special treat for our listeners, we are joined by Dan Sedgwick, director of the DNHS Music Program, Christie Lynn Rust, the past DNHS Music Program director, and Nick Rail, a philanthropist who has donated over $70,000 in instruments to DNUSD. Nick will also donate $1,000,000 to start the development of a new performing arts center at Del Norte High School.

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:
    Nick Rail - Philanthropist

    Dan Sedgwick - DNHS Music Program Director

    Christie Lynn Rust - Past DNHS Music Program Director

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  • Classified School Employees of the Year

    Our County Office of Education and District are partnering with CSEA to promote and recognize exemplary classified employees through the California Department of Education Classified School Employee (CSEY) of the Year program.
     
    The CSEY Program highlights contributions of classified school employees who support the education of California's more than six million public school students from preschool through grade twelve. The CSEY program pays tribute to the tireless efforts of our state's outstanding classified school employees. For more information concerning this program, please go to Classified School Employees of the Year.
     
    The deadline for nominations is April 11th.  Nominations need to be completed as fully as possible - Classified School Employee Nomination Form
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  • DNUSD Covid-19 Active Cases Dashboard

    Update Total Confirmed Active Cases District-Wide (Staff & Students): 1

    You can view our COVID-19 Active Cases Dashboard at dnusd.org/familyresources

    COVID-19 Dashboard

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 3-29-2021 

    Good afternoon,
    Welcome to our regular Monday update, my name is Jeff Harris and I am the District & County Superintendent of schools.
     
    A quick update, the last day for spring Parent-Teacher conferences for K-8 students is this Friday, April 2nd. If you have not been contacted to schedule a conference and you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher as soon as possible to make those arrangements.
     
    You may also be aware that over the past few weeks, the number of students and staff testing positive for COVID has increased at some of our schools. This has led to some classroom and athletic quarantines. It is possible that if case rates continue to climb or schools have multiple outbreaks, individual schools or even the entire district may have to close. We believe that we can prevent that from happening as long as we continue to follow established health and safety practices both in our schools and our homes. So, remember hands face space, and home. Wash or sanitize your hands, wear your mask when necessary, physically distance, and keep your child home if they or you have COVID-like symptoms.
     
    On this week’s podcast, we are very excited to be joined by Dan Sedgwick, Christie Lynn Rust, and Nick Rail, all teachers or community members who are drivers in our ability to provide a high-quality music program for our students. That podcast will air this Friday at 5 PM and you can find it on our Facebook page or at dnusd.org/podcast.
     
    Finally, just a reminder, that spring break is next week, April 5th-9th, and there will be no school or meal service until students return on Monday, April 12th. Also as we look toward students returning on the 12th, if your child is currently in 100% distance learning and you are interested in making the switch back to in-person blended learning, please reach out to your child’s school as soon as you’re able to begin the process.
     
    I hope you all have a safe and healthy week and spring break.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns please email communications@dnusd.org

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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #46 - COVID 19 - A Year in Review Part 2 of 2

    Providing quality education to youth is an important part of every community. In March of the 2020 school year, Del Norte Unified School District faced an overwhelming challenge in education when confronted with the reality of COVID-19. This week, we discuss what some of those challenges were, and the different ways our community joined together during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:
    Angela Greenough - Board of Trustees President - District 2

    Frank Magarino - Board of Trustees Member - District 3


    Listen on Soundcloud:
     
     
    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #45 - COVID 19 - A Year in Review Part 1 of 2

    Providing quality education to youth is an important part of every community. In March of the 2020 school year, Del Norte Unified School District faced an overwhelming challenge in education when confronted with the reality of COVID-19. This week, we discuss what some of those challenges were, and the different ways our community joined together during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Part 2 will be available tomorrow by 5 PM!

    Host:
    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

    Guests:
    Angela Greenough - Board of Trustees President - District 2

    Frank Magarino - Board of Trustees Member - District 3


    Listen on Soundcloud:
     
     
    If you have any questions please email communications@dnusd.org
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  • DNUSD Board Meeting 3-25-2021

    Today, the DNUSD board meeting begins at 4:30 PM.

     

    DNUSD Board Meeting Zoom link:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/193445536

     

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/

     

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752

     

    You can watch the Facebook live stream at https://www.facebook.com/dnusd

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  • DNUSD Wednesday Webinar @ 1 PM - DNHS Update, K-12 Student Devices Update

    Today we are joined by Alison Eckart, principal of Del Norte High School, she will provide a brief update on COVID-19 infections, sports, and other important topics for the high school.

    As you may already know, district-owned student devices will need to be returned before the end of the year. We will have the Director of Network Information Services, Ryan Bahten, on the webinar to provide an update on this effort and answer any questions the community may have.

    Panelists:

    Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools

     

    Alison Eckart - Principal of Del Norte High School

    Ryan Bahten - Director of Network Information Services

     

    Link to the webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193

    Join by phone:
        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592
    Webinar ID: 261 256 193

     

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  • Curiosity Corner - Miss Rumphius

     
    Welcome to the Curiosity Corner, today, Susan Presba-Morris reads the children's book "Miss Rumphius".
     
    Funding for the program provided by Quality Counts California.
     
    Sign up to receive free children's books each month through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: https://imaginationlibrary.com/
     
    We encourage families with children ages 0-5 to sign up for the Ready4K program. Each week, parents and caregivers receive fun facts and easy tips through text on how to promote their children’s development by building on existing family routines. Sign up at: https://www.dnusd.org/Page/1138

     

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  • Parent Connections w/Cheryl Simons


    With Local MFT Cheryl Simons
    For Caregivers and Parents
    Tonight at 6:00-7:00 PM

    Link to the Webinar:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/96413556298

    During this 60 minute session, participants will:
    -Learn about anxiety and the brain.
    -Learn some simple calming techniques, based on brain science.
    -Discuss and share caregiver/parent concerns, insights, and questions.

    Questions? Email tmusbach@dnusd.org

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  • Superintendent's Message to the Community 3-22-2021 

    Today is a distance learning day, and we were informed that some parents were not aware of today’s schedule change.  We wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that our calendars are posted online, monthly updates are emailed home, information is pushed out to our app, and information is posted on our website and Facebook pages.  If you did not receive communication about today’s schedule, please reach out to your child’s school to make sure your contact information is correct.  You can also email communications@dnusd.org and give us feedback on how we can communicate with you more effectively.   

    We also want to remind everyone that the next date for Parent-Teacher conferences for TK-8 students is April 2.  Teachers have been and will be reaching out to families of students who are struggling the most.  If, though, you have not been contacted to schedule a conference and you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Please see the schedule attached to this post for more information. Schedule - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rAYOoUjj3SO7DDKUSmlSGYngzAlaTyjI/view?usp=sharing

    You may also be aware that over the past few weeks, the number of students and staff combined testing positive for COVID has increased from just a few or even none in any given week to 11 currently.  Remember, while we don’t want to minimize the effect COVID can have on any individual or family, this number represents only ¼ of 1% of all students and staff within the district.  As of today, none of the cases involving students are linked to transmission at schools, but increased cases can lead to class closure, athletics closure, or other negative outcomes for our students.  So, remember hands face space, and home.  Wash or sanitize your hands, wear your mask when necessary, physically distance, and keep your child home if they or you have COVID-like symptoms.  Also, if you are waiting for the results of a COVID test due to having symptoms, please keep your child home.

    Finally, spring break is April 5th-9th, there will be no school that week, and students will be back in class on Monday, April 12th.  Speaking of April 12, if your child is currently in 100% distance learning and you are interested in making the switch back to in-person blended learning as of April 12, please reach out to your child’s school as soon as you’re able to begin the process.

     
    If you have any questions or concerns please email communications@dnusd.org