YEARBOOK Information:Yearbooks will be available to pick up and purchase from the main office at DNHS beginning on Monday, August 3rd during the following hours: 9am-1pm. If you need assistance prior to August 3rd please contact Miriam Wilson at email@example.comYearbooks are $65, cash or check only.
Del Norte High School Graduation PhotosThe Del Norte High School Graduation photos are available at the link below! When you click on the link you will be taken to two folders, there will be pictures of the graduates in both folders, they are pictures taken different angles.Go into both folders, look through the pictures until you find your graduate, and download their photos. The pictures have not been labeled by name, so you will need to look through each picture, we may eventually label the photos but wanted to get these pictures out as soon as possible so we released them as is.
Today, a message was posted on the DNUSD webpage and Facebook page regarding the Del Norte Virtual Learning Program flyer. On behalf of the District, I would like to personally apologize for any misunderstanding regarding this post.
I would like to clarify the following:
1. The District is not planning on only offering online learning for the 2020-2021 school year. At this point, we are expecting to be able to return with at least 50% of our students in attendance on campus at any given time. In a previous survey, 65% of our families indicated that they would prefer that school be offered fully in person, as we have always done, while an additional 25% indicated that they would prefer a blended learning model. Our intent is to try to offer programs that meet the needs of each child, in person to the fullest extent possible.
2. That same survey indicated that approximately 10% of our families expressed an interest in participating only in online or distance learning. In order to move forward with determining whether this option is viable, it is necessary that we get an accurate count of students, by grade level and school of residence, as quickly as possible. This “application” was designed as a way to get this information for planning purposes only.
3. I have been meeting with the leadership of the Del Norte Teachers’ Association and the local California School Employees Association on a steering committee to discuss issues and options in reopening for 2020-2021. We have discussed the desire and survey results for an online program, but no discussion has been held regarding this “application” or a final configuration of an online program.
4. We are in the process of completing a survey for all district staff and families to gather additional information regarding the three reopening options that the steering committee, site principals, and other consulting groups have discussed: an in-person AM/PM model with 50% of students in attendance at either session, a two day per week in-person model with 50% of students in attendance 2 days each week with distance learning occurring during days when they are not receiving in-person instruction, and the distance learning-only model.
5. Given the confusion caused by the post and the need to more accurately reflect the intent of the form, we will be revising the current document and reposting it so that it better meets its intended purpose. To avoid continuing confusion, we will “expire” the post, so that only the corrected version is available. The updated document will be available in Spanish, as well.
I would, again, like to apologize for any confusion that these posts may have caused. In an attempt to gather information quickly, we did not communicate clearly or adequately. We have just over 40 days in which to rethink 100 years of educational structure and respond to the most significant health crisis in recent history, prior to the start of the school year. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we move through this process.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 464-0200.
DNHS returns to school
April 20, 2020
Dear DNHS Students and Parents/Guardians,
This has been an especially trying time for everyone; students, parents, teachers, and counselors. We are happy to announce we are returning to school, albeit at a distance. Our teachers have been working tirelessly over the past several weeks to provide review, makeup and enrichment work for students and more importantly to create an entirely new way of “doing school” for the remainder of this semester.
School will resume on April 20th after spring break. For the vast majority of our students, this will be through an online platform based in the Google Classrooms that each teacher has set up. It is critical that students log into their emails April 20th and check in to each of their teacher’s classrooms. This first week back is our “Bridge to Distance Learning Week”, and students will be trained by their teachers on how to use the tools to access teachers, instruction, and learning for the remainder of the year.
For our students not able to access our online school and indicated that they would need paper modules, you will be receiving paper modules created by your teachers. These packets will be mailed out to you the first part of the week of April 20th and every two weeks thereafter. As students complete paper modules, there will be drop boxes for completed work to be returned at Margaret Keating, DNHS, Redwood, Smith River, and Mountain schools for your convenience.
It is important that we make it very clear to all that as we come back school is compulsory, grades will count, and all students can continue to improve their spring semester grades.
One of the big questions for many is about graduation. We are working on ideas and will be meeting soon with a panel of seniors and district folks to develop some sound plans.
As a school community, we acknowledge this temporary change in our way of life is trying for families as well as students and teachers. We want to remind you that we are here for you, and collectively, we will continue to provide support for your student(s). We ask that you be patient with us as we roll out our new distance learning model. It will not be perfect, but we will continue to strive for improvement as we move along. Counselors and Special Education Teachers will be available for students and families throughout this time via email, phone, and other pre-arranged meetings.
If you have any questions about what is expected from you or your student, please do not hesitate to contact us at the high school, check our website and FaceBook posts and most importantly your teachers. Make sure your student(s) is doing their part by checking their email, logging into their Google Classrooms, and completing assignments.
Lastly, if you have indicated to us you need a Chromebook and have not checked one out yet, please come by the high school the week of the 20th Tuesday-Thursday 9-10, 12-1 or call.
Del Norte High
On 4-9-2020 the Del Norte Unified School District Board of Trustees decided that school facilities will continue to remain closed until the end of the academic school year. For the time being, students will attend school through distance learning while the spread of COVID-19 is on the rise. Del Norte Unified School District will put another update to the community this coming Monday, 4-12-2020.
We are excited to announce that Del Norte High School will resume school on April 20th through our distance learning model. As we return it is important to note that assignments are required and will be graded. Grades will count toward your semester credits earned. Students who do not return to school run the risk of failing courses in the spring semester. The majority of our distance learning model will be online so it is critical that your students check into their teacher’s Google classrooms upon our return on April 20th. If your student does not have internet access and will not be able to participate online we must know that so we can mail home paper modules for your student. It will be important for students not online to contact their teachers during their posted office hours (use link). For more information about our return to school visit our website at www.dnusd.org, Del Norte High and please read the letter from the Principal.
DNHS SENIORS: There have been a lot of questions regarding credits for classes and I want to clarify. Seniors currently enrolled in senior level courses will receive credit or a waiver if we do not come back to school this year. Seniors enrolled in required courses due to a previously failed semester are still responsible to make up those credits in order to graduate. You will be receiving calls to help you get started if you are not already. It is critical that you use this time to make up your failed classes. If this information changes we will let you know. If you have questions call 464-0260
Today, Tuesday March 24th we have activities available for all DNHS students. While these educational opportunities are not required or graded at this time, teachers have invested considerable effort developing activities to challenge your student and keep their skills sharp. Please have your students check their school gmail and their teachers Google Classrooms to find assignments online. For students without internet access we will have paper copies of activities available at several outlying schools; Smith River School, Redwood School, Gasquet Mountain School, Del Norte High, and Margaret Keating. Hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-noon. Please check in at the school nearest you to obtain student work. In addition we encourage everyone to check our school website and facebook to stay informed.
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Last night the Governor of California issued a stay at home order for all Californians. While we know that the current situation may cause some anxiety, please know that, we will continue to support our students, their families, and our community by continuing to provide alternative learning opportunities, guidance to families on local resources, programs to help our first responders, healthcare and essential services workers find childcare so that they can continue to serve our community, seamless food deliveries to youth from 0-18 years old, and other services that will be necessary in the upcoming days and weeks. Our goal is to keep our community safe and healthy. Thank you, in advance, for your help and patience, as we work through this unprecedented time.