Good afternoon, all. I’m Jeff Harris, Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County. This is our first Monday update since the first day of school. Sorry, I missed you last week, but I do hope that you had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.
Dates to Remember
First of all, I’d like to let you know that a special board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow so that the Board can take action and discuss some of the items that were scheduled to be on last Thursday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. If you were unaware, our Board meeting last Thursday had to be canceled due to a lack of quorum. Tomorrow, the County Office of Education meeting will begin at 4:00, and the District meeting will begin at 4:15 PM. If you’re interested in attending, you can join in person at the district office, virtually through zoom, or by watching the live stream. The live stream and links to the Zoom address will all be available on the front page of dnusd.org.
DNHS Sports Update
As for sports, last week, the Del Norte Warriors Varsity Volleyball team won both their games against Gold Beach and Brookings. Our Varsity Football team lost their game on Friday, while the JV Football team was victorious, both played against South Medford. This week is full of home games, with our girls’ and boys' soccer teams playing this Tuesday at 3:30 pm and 5 pm at Del Norte High against McKinleyville and Fortuna. The boy's soccer team also plays this Thursday against McKinleyville at home at 6 pm, and the girls' volleyball team plays against Arcata at home on Thursday at 5:30 PM. Finally, the Del Norte Warriors JV and Varsity Football teams play against West Valley High at home this Friday at 5 PM and 7 PM, respectively. Since these games will be at home, they will be live-streamed. I do want to remind you that we no longer live stream our games to Facebook, due to issues with interruptions on that platform, but games are available to watch on the high school’s front page, which can be found at dnhigh.org. We would also like to encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or feedback on the live streams by calling our communications hotline at 707-464-6143.
Career Opportunities at DNCOE & DNUSD
One critical area that impacts almost every aspect of school functioning is the need for qualified staff. We currently have approximately 100 open job positions in our district. If you are interested in working for the district or are curious about what opportunities are available, you can visit our website to find out more about these positions. You can find employment information at dnusd.org/jobs, by calling 464-6141 and asking to be connected with Human Resources, or by stopping by our offices and visiting with us about current job openings.
That’s all for this week’s update. If you have questions specific to your child’s school, please contact them directly or visit their website or Facebook page, but for other questions, you can visit dnusd.org or contact the district office at 464-6141.