Announcements

  • 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.

    Jeff Harris
    Superintendent
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  • Reminder: There will be no meal service on Friday, 5/22/20 or Monday, 5/25/20.

    These were previously scheduled no-school days and as such all classified food service staff and transportation staff will be enjoying a well earned four day weekend.

    Meal service will resume on Tuesday, 5/26/2020. Please contact Nutrition Services at 464-0246.

    Thank you
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  • A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:

    Reminder -
    Join the DNUSD Weekly Live Webinar at 1 pm discussing the program Sources of Strength and Mental Health during COVID-19:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193
    Featured Guests: Terrin Musbach, Nick LaFazio

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!
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  • A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:
    Join us this coming Wednesday, 4-22-2020, for the weekly webinar at 1 pm and 2:30 pm.

    1:00 PM - DNUSD Weekly Live Webinar at 1 on Distance Learning:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/261256193
    Featured Guests: Rae Fearing, Leslee Machado, Tom Kissinger, Randy Fugate, Tony Fabricius, Robert Parker, Alison Eckart

    2:30 PM - Highschool Grading, Credits and Graduation:
    https://dncoe.zoom.us/j/92997836469
    Featured Guests: Randy Fugate, Jeff Slayton, Rob Parker, Tony Fabricius

    There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!
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  • 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.
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  • Del Norte Community School will be distributing chromebooks to its students Friday, April 10, between 11:00am and 1:00pm.
    Please stay in your car, wear a mask if you have one, and bring a pen.
    A form will need to be signed by the student and parent or guardian.
    Class attendance, work completion, and Zoom student assemblies will all be mandatory starting Monday, April 20th, and Chromebooks or a computer at home will be necessary.
    Students please check your school email. If you need your email address or password, call 464-0750 between 9:00am and 1:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.
    Also, if you see your classmates let them know about this chromebook distribution.
    Have a nice and safe day.
    We miss all of you.
    Rob
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  • Beginning immediately, schools will be closed to the public. For up to date information regarding COVID 19, please check the school district website at dnusd.org. Del Norte Community School also has a Facebook page where you can find information. We are working on getting devices out to students who need them to do their school work. The distribution of these will be one day only. We will give you advance notice when this will happen. If you know of someone who is not getting these messages, please tell them to call the school at (707)464-0750 to update their contact information; they will need to leave a message on the school voicemail. Starting Monday, April 6, paper-based work will be available Mondays and Fridays only, from 9:00am-1:00pm, outside the front doors. Thank you for your patience as we continue to support our students during this unprecedented time. (4/6/2020)

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  • Del Norte Community School has materials available for all DNCS students. These materials will continue to keep your student engaged in the learning process. Staff is creating and producing materials challenging your students to keep their skills sharp. Please have your students check their school Gmail and their teachers' Google Classrooms to find assignments online and teacher office hours. For students without internet access we have paper copies of materials and activities available at DNCS, 9:00 to 1:00 Mondays and Fridays, and by appointment. Please continually check your school email, webpage, and Facebook page for the latest information. (3/20/2020)

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  • Download the DNUSD mobile app for instant updates on the COVID-19 crisis and your student's education at https://www.dnusd.org/app
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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.

    https://www.dnusd.org/covid19
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