Superintendent's Message to the Community 2-22-2021

Superintendent's Message to the Community 2-22-2021

*IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR FAMILIES LIVING SOUTH OF LAST CHANCE GRADE*
Even though Last Chance Grade is open for one-way traffic, due to safety concerns, and the frequency of slides, we have determined that students living south of Last Chance Grade will not attend in-person schooling for the remainder of the week. Instead, they will participate in distance learning until the slide has stabilized. Food will still be available through curbside pickup at Margaret Keating school.
 
Our next webinar will be this Wednesday, February 24th, at 1 PM. This week’s webinar will focus on Preschool, TK, and Kindergarten Registration. If you have children or grandchildren ages 2 to 5 be sure to watch because we will have guests discussing these programs and providing information on registration requirements.
 
As part of our weekly update, we want to let you know that to get up-to-date information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 infection rates, you can visit dnusd.org/familyresources and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see where our county, region, and state are, you can visit covid19.ca.gov or search for Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
 
We are continuing to work with Public Health to coordinate vaccines for our staff. There have been some supply chain issues that were further complicated by the storms back east, but as of last week, the state of California has committed to dedicating ten percent of all vaccines to public education personnel in California. Once vaccines are available again for our staff we will be sure to let you know.
 
Del Norte High School opened for in-person learning last week and we are extremely happy to have kids back. Students and staff are following health precautions and procedures to reduce the risk of infection. Students are doing their part to help keep school and Del Norte open. Good Job DNHS students, we are happy to see you back in the classroom and walking the halls, it just wasn’t the same without you.
 
Finally, We are pleased to announce that the California Department of Public Health will be lifting the ban on some sports, including high contact outdoor sports like football, as of Friday, February 26. There are restrictions and conditions on moving forward. I would encourage you to view the new guidance by visiting dnusd.org/familyresources and scroll down to sports guidelines under the “Additional Resources” section. We will work to get any necessary clarification, to work with public health to meet any health-related mandates, and to allow CIF to provide additional guidance. And just a reminder- All athletes must have a physical in order to try out, practice, or compete. We’re excited to move forward as quickly as possible. Go Warriors!
 
 
If you have any questions or concerns please email communications@dnusd.org