Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-24-2021

Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-24-2021

Good Afternoon, and welcome to our Monday Update.  I’m Jeff Harris, the District & County Superintendent of schools for Del Norte County.

This week we are on a regular schedule.  We will, however, be out of school next Monday for Memorial Day.  Again, this weekend will be a three-day weekend with no school on Monday, May 31. Another change this week is that there will be no Meal service this Friday or Memorial Day Monday.  Instead, students will be provided with additional meals on either Wednesday or Thursday to serve as their Friday meal.

Because Monday is an off day, next Friday, June 4 will be an in-person school day.  If your child is scheduled to attend in person on the Monday/Wednesday group they will have school in person on Friday, June 4.

Moving on to sports, we’re kicking off girls and boys basketball and wrestling this week, and we have a sporting event every day from now through this Saturday. Remember, we are live streaming all of the following home games:  JV and varsity girls basketball play tonight at home against Ferndale and McKinleyville starting at 6:00 PM, JV and varsity boys basketball play this Wednesday at home against Hoopa at 4:30 and 7:00 PM, and boys basketball also plays at home this Saturday against Arcata at 4:30 and 7:30 PM.  All other athletic events are away this week.  For more information please visit the Del Norte High web page.

On this Wednesday’s webinar, we will be joined by our middle and high school principals for an update on graduations.  As I’ve said before, we’re in the process of planning graduations, and our goal is to have all graduations in person to the fullest extent possible.  We also plan on live streaming all of these events.  We look forward to seeing you there in person or virtually.

As a special reminder, registration for our summer school programs is still open but filling up very fast.  Remember, registration is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to participate, your child must be registered, by June 4, in a district or county office of education school for the 2021-22 school year.  You’ll need to submit a separate registration form for each child you are registering. Food will be provided, transportation will be available, and those enrolled in summer school will also have access to the after-school program. All this information is outlined in the registration form, which is available on the front page of

Remember that you can get the most recent COVID positive case updates for schools at and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard”, this is updated every Tuesday, or you can go to for information on the county and state.  Remember, too, that the governor has said that the Blueprint for a Safer Economy will expire on June 15, and we will pass the information along to you as it becomes available.

Finally, you can stay up to date on all of these topics and more 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 can be accessed through