• 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 Night.


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



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


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


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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.

    Need to enroll your student? Click here...


    Need to register for the school bus? Click here...


    Looking for the Educational Benefit Form? Click here...



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  • Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration


    If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten in August, we would 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.


    For contact information on all of our schools, please visit

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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 - Joe Hamilton Lockdown


    This morning, Joe Hamilton Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure in response to a lockdown taking place at Crescent Elk. This was done to ensure the safety of all students. There is no incident currently taking place at Joe Hamilton.

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  • Kindergarten Graduation 


    Joe Hamilton's Ceremony will be held on June 16th at 9:30 AM in the Multi Purpose Room.


    We hope to see you there!

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  • 2022 Steam Fair


    Steam Fair, May 14th at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds Main Building, 10:00am to 2:00pm

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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

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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
    Information regarding the Board agenda can be found at
    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:

    In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions:

    The board meeting agenda can be viewed at:

    Facebook live-stream:

    Thank you
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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 or call the school district at 464-0240 with any questions you may have.  You can also visit:


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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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  • Download the DNUSD mobile app for instant updates on the COVID-19 crisis and your student's education at

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