Superintendent's Message to the Community 4-12-2021

Superintendent's Message to the Community 4-12-2021 

Good Afternoon, welcome back and we hope you had a safe and refreshing spring break, my name is Jeff Harris and I am the District & County Superintendent of schools. 

To kick off this week’s updates, I wanted to let you know that last week, the governor stated that the tiered system to identify COVID cases is scheduled to go away on June 15, which means that we are moving forward in planning a full, regular return to school this fall.  While we’re excited by this news, we will continue to monitor directives from the State Department of Public Health and Governor's office and keep you up to date.

I also wanted to let you know that our middle and high schools are in the process of planning graduation activities for the end of this year.  While the state did put out some guidance a few weeks ago, with the announcements made last week, we’re not sure how the guidance is going to be interpreted.  Again, your child’s principal will let you know of the final plans for graduations.

This week will be the final games for football and soccer.  Tonight our girls’ volleyball will begin, followed by baseball and softball playing their first games next Wednesday, April 21.  If you haven’t been able to attend a home football game and are missing seeing our Warriors in action, you can tune in to our live stream or watch previous games whenever you want.  We will also be live streaming tonight’s volleyball game.  For more information on sports schedules, you can visit the DNHS athletics website, the District website, or our Facebook page.

And for our final update, to get the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, visit and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.”  Likewise, to see where our county, region, and state are, you can visit or search for Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  I have been asked what it would mean for our schools if our county returned to the purple tier.  Because we are already back in person and our athletics are moving forward, there would be no changes to our current schedules or activities.

Remember you can stay up to date on everything that’s happening in the district by making sure you have an updated email and cell phone number in your child’s school records.  You can also download our app, visit us on social media, or get up-to-date information at school and district websites, all of which will be posted below in this message.

That is all for this week’s Monday update, we are glad to be back, and hope you have a healthy and safe week ahead.  Thank you.


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