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Update to the Community 1-16-2023

Update to the Community 1/16/2022

Good afternoon, I’m Jeff Harris, the Superintendent of Schools for Del Norte County.  I hope you are enjoying your 3 day weekend. This is the update for Monday, January 16th.

Dates to Remember

There are a few dates about which I want you to be aware.  January 26th and 27th are minimum days for grades 9-12 to take their finals as they reach the end of the semester. Also, while it’s a few weeks away, I wanted to remind everyone that there is a four day weekend from February 17th through the 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day.  You can find our academic calendar with all upcoming vacation, minimum, and important dates at dnusd.org/calendar.

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

As I mentioned last week, if you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten next school year, I’d encourage you to begin the school registration process.  Recently the State of California implemented new staffing requirements for transitional kindergarten classes. To prepare for these changes and to ensure that your child has the best educational experience, we need to know how many students we’ll have for the upcoming school year in our TK and K programs. Registration packets for next year will be available at all of our district schools on February 1 and must be submitted to your child’s home school. For more information on registration or to find which school your child may attend, give us a call 707-464-6141 or visit our website at dnusd.org/enrollment.

DNUSD Hiring Now!

One critical area that impacts almost every aspect of school functioning is the need for qualified staff. Del Norte Unified is working to recruit qualified applicants for a variety of positions, including early childhood education, credentialed teachers, food service workers, custodians, bus and delivery drivers, clerical staff, technical experts, and more. Del Norte Unified offers rewarding careers, competitive wages, health benefits and wellness packages for employees and their dependents. To see the latest list of open positions or to take the first step toward a career with Del Norte Unified, see our Job Opportunities page at dnusd.org/jobs or visit edjoin.org and search for Del Norte.

DNHS Sports Update

In DNHS Sports this week, the Warriors Boys’ basketball teams have home games versus Arcata tomorrow starting at 4:30 and McKinleyville on Friday beginning at 4:30. The Warriors Girls’ basketball teams will be at away games, playing in Arcata tonight, McKinleyville on Thursday and St. Bernard’s in Eureka on Saturday. Our Warrior wrestlers will be away at tournaments this weekend with the Girls in Dallas OR, JV in Rogue River, and Varsity in Santa Rosa. To view the complete high school sports schedule, including away games and tournaments, please visit the Del Norte High sports calendar at dnhigh.org, under “Athletics,” or by going to dnusd.org/dnhssports.

That's all for this week's update. Have a great rest of your week.

Thank you!