Schools to Remain Open if Buses Can Run - National Weather Service Weather Warning 2/28/2024
Dear parents and guardians,
The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING effective from Thursday, February 29, at 4 AM, until Sunday, March 3, at 4 AM. They anticipate heavy rains, snow/hail, and strong southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts to exceed 70 mph, affecting areas throughout Del Norte County.
Ensuring the safety and health of our students is our utmost priority. The upcoming weather forecast predicts conditions that pose significant challenges, including the risk of downed trees and power lines, which may lead to widespread power outages. Additionally, travel might become difficult due to potential landslides and icy roads. Please review how these forecasted conditions may affect school operations on Thursday, February 29th, and Friday, March 1st:
Schools Will Remain Open if Buses Can Run: Schools will continue operations provided buses can safely run and meals can be prepared for students. In the event of hazardous road conditions, specific bus routes may be canceled. We are closely monitoring the situation and will assess the weather and road conditions early in the morning at 5:00 AM. For students residing in Gasquet and Klamath, adverse weather may lead to sending students home earlier than scheduled to ensure their safety if weather conditions worsen throughout the day. Should the situation arise, we will inform parents promptly, and arrangements will be made for students to be dropped off at either Mountain School (for Gasquet students) or Margaret Keating School (for Klamath students), where they will remain under supervision until picked up by a parent or guardian.
Communication in Case of Power Outages: In the event of a power outage, please stay informed by listening to KCRE 94.3 FM radio for up-to-date information. If necessary, we will send emails, text messages and make phone calls to provide information on the status of school operations. If school needs to be canceled, communications will go out at 5:30 AM in the morning. Please take a moment and confirm your child’s contact information is up to date by contacting the school office.
Road Closures: In the morning, please drive safely and allow more time to travel. If you’re unable to take your children to their usual school due to road closures, please inform their school immediately and seek guidance from the school office on alternative arrangements. If alternative arrangements cannot be made, your children will be eligible for an excused absence due to hazardous driving conditions.
Preparing for School Attendance: Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we address the challenges presented by these weather conditions. Rest assured, we are diligently working with Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol, our local Office of Emergency Services, and the National Weather Service to assess the situation and ensure the safety and well-being of both our students and staff in all decisions made.
DNHS Safety Concern Involving Student 2-27-24
Yesterday, we were informed of a potential safety concern involving a student at Del Norte High School. We immediately coordinated with law enforcement, who conducted a thorough investigation. After careful examination, law enforcement determined the incident to be non-credible.
The safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority. We strongly encourage our students and their families to use our Tip Line to report any potential safety concerns at Del Norte High. This resource is easily accessible on the front page of our website at dnusd.org/delnortehigh.
Counseling services are available to support our students who may need assistance navigating their feelings about these safety concerns.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in keeping our school a safe place for everyone. For questions or additional information, please contact the Crescent City Police Department (CCPD) at (707) 464-2133.
The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at Del Norte are extremely excited that we will be able to participate in the HOSA conference in April 2024! Conferences serve as a crucial platform for students to enhance their knowledge, network with professionals, and gain exposure to current trends in the healthcare field. However, this is the first year in over ten years that the Hosa Club has been introduced to the high school. HOSA provides invaluable opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare industry, fostering both professional and personal growth. To make this possible we ask for your support thank you!!!
Power Outage Update 01/31/2024 @ 10:15am
Pacific Power has restored power to all our schools, the school day will continue as normal.
National Weather Service Weather Warning 1/30/2024
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As you may be aware, the National Weather Service has issued a HIGH WIND & RAIN WARNING effective from 7 PM this evening until 1 PM PST Wednesday. They anticipate strong southeast winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph, particularly affecting Coast Del Norte County.
Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of students. Given the forecasted conditions, which may include downed trees and power lines leading to widespread power outages and potentially challenging travel conditions, we want to inform you about the impact on school operations.
- Schools Will Remain Open if Buses Can Run: Schools will be open as long as buses are able to operate safely and food can be prepared for students. We are closely monitoring the situation and will assess the weather and road conditions early in the morning.
- Communication in Case of Power Outages: In the event of a power outage, please stay informed by listening to KCRE 94.3 FM radio for up-to-date information. Additionally, if necessary, we will send emails, text messages and make phone calls to provide information on the status of school operations.
- Road Closures: In the morning, please drive safely and allow more time to travel. If you’re unable to take your children to their usual school due to road closures, please inform their school immediately and seek guidance from the school office on alternative arrangements. If alternative arrangements cannot be made, your children will be eligible for an excused absence due to hazardous driving conditions.
- Preparing for School Attendance: Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these challenging weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make decisions with the safety and well-being of our students and staff in mind.
Stay safe and warm,
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Del Norte High Community School Needs Assessment for Parents/Families
Del Norte High School is transforming into a Community School. A Community School is a school that brings together services, including but not limited to after-school and summer programs, and physical and mental health to help improve student achievement and develop stronger relationships with families and our communities!
Please help by taking the survey in the link below. Your honest responses will help get the Del Norte High Community School planning and development off to a strong start.
Get notified about FAFSA changes! The redesigned FAFSA is expected to launch in December 2023 (2 months later than it used to be).
DNHS Graduation Photos
We appreciate everyone being so understanding while waiting for the final photos. Here is the link for the corrected photos for the DNHS graduation: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10BMvQiI3a1HKH05wsKRuMJl-16CXvq6T?usp=sharing
If you are unable to find your photos, please contact us by calling 707-464-6143 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDs gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be:
1. Born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or
2. An eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12* in California.
All participants receive a seed deposit in a CalKIDS account to help pay for future education after high school.
"Education is the gateway to opportunity for all California kids. Once a mind is stretched, it can never go back."
- Gavin Newsom, Governor of California
*Please note that eligibility for low-income public school participants is defined by the Local Control Funding Formula.
Students - Receive up to $1,500 in college savings for your child's future!
Newborns - Receive up to $100 in college savings for your child's future