DNUSD Schools to Begin in Distance Learning

DNUSD Schools to Begin in Distance Learning

As you are all aware, the ability of the District to bring students back into our classrooms is based on Executives Orders by Governor Newsom, guidance and letters from the California Department of Public Health, and guidance from Cal OSHA.  The Del Norte County Unified Board of Trustees met yesterday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. to discuss one item:  how to reopen school this year.  During this special board meeting, the school board heard the recommendation for school reopening, based on state guidance*, the District's ability to implement that guidance, and the need to involve parents and staff in complex problem solving, listened to parents, staff, and community members for almost two hours of public comment, and ultimately took action to direct that school** will begin as follows:
  • Phase 1 through September 11, 2020, for All
  • Phase 2 through October 2, 2020, for All
  • Phase 3 beginning October 5, 2020, for K-8, and Phase 2 for DNHS
* Transition between these phases would require that the County of Del Norte is not on the State watch list at the time of transition and that the transition is supported by the local public health officer based on COVID-19 epidemiological data, as required by CDPH.
 
**Del Norte Community School and Castle Rock are not included in this plan  
 
For more information on learning options in Del Norte county, please visit www.dnusd.org/learningoptions.
 
Our schools will, in all likelihood, continue to transition between phases throughout the year, in response to data surrounding COVID-19 and State directive.  Our goal is and will continue to be to maximize student learning and wellness to the greatest extent possible, regardless of the phase of learning.