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  • Text Message Scam

    People have received text messages from scammers posing as District staff, asking them to purchase gift cards or respond to a text. These messages are not legitimate and are a scam.

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  • Results are in

     

    Student Leaders at Sunset High School are inviting families to join them in creating a collective vision of the ideal school for our students, families and community. Students will be sharing out the results of the Sunset Community Budget Survey, next steps, and how to get involved!

    POC Andromeda Lopez

    (707) 633-8679

    April 04 2024 / 5:30 - 7:00 PM

    Dinner will be provided!

    @ Sunset High Multipurpose Room

    2500 Elk Valley Cross Road, Crescent City, CA 95531

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  • Poetry Out Loud Finals

     

    Del Norte truly shone at the California State Poetry Out Loud Finals, with their champion, Madalynn, delivering awe-inspiring recitations. She was buoyed by enthusiastic support from peers at Sunset and Del Norte High Schools. This event not only empowered her fellow students but also galvanized the entire Del Norte community through the power of poetry, expanding our horizons beyond the familiar confines of our local world. A heartfelt thank you to Madalynn for exemplifying excellence and representing Del Norte with such distinction. Deep gratitude is also due to the dedicated adults whose invaluable contributions made this enriching experience possible for our youth.

     

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  • 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:

     

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

     

    Stay safe.

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  • Power Outage Update 01/31/2024 @ 10:15am

    Pacific Power has restored power to all our schools, the school day will continue as normal.

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  • 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.

     

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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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  • Are you passionate about youth mental health?

    Impact How Leaders of Mental Health Programs Use Evidence to Improve Their Programs

     

    WestEd is looking for 15 students (ages 14–20) with a willingness to share diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas with Youth Advisory Group members and WestEd staff to help us develop an evaluation plan for a large, state-supported program to support student well-being and mental health in schools (the Mental Health Student Services Act [MHSSA]). The MHSSA evaluation plan will identify what outcomes the state looks at and how. Since youth will be a part of the evaluation, we also want you to be a part of the planning.

    Details

    Youth must meet the following criteria:
    • Youth must be between 14–20 years old living in California
    • Available to attend a kickoff meeting January 30, 2024 from
    5 to 6 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)
    • Available to participate every third Tuesday from 5 to
    6:30 p.m. PST over Zoom, February through June 2024,
    and complete one hour of pre-work each month
    • Volunteers will receive $100 per month in gift cards

    Interested?

     

    Complete the Youth Advisory Group Application. Applications will be reviewed on January 22 and then accepted on a rolling basis.

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  • Indian Taco Fundraiser $10.00 Each

    Indian Tacos: Chili beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onion, sour cream, olives and homemade salsa

    $5 Fry Bread: Butter, cinnamon, and sugar or jelly 

    When: Friday, 1/19/24 11am-7pm

    Where: Washington Blvd. Fire Hall

    Why: DN Safe & Sober Grad Party

    All seniors are selling pre-ordered tickets, stop by or call ahead.

    For more information or to pre-order, call Debbie at (707)-954-3786 

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  • Sunset Community School Needs Assessment for Parents/Families

     

    Sunset 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 Sunset Community School planning and development off to a strong start.

     

    Click Here for the Survey...

     

     
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  • DNUSD App

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

    https://www.dnusd.org/app

     

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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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