Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-31-2021

Superintendent's Message to the Community 5-31-2021

The video update can be watched below, or you can visit


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


We hope you’ve had a restful three-day weekend this Memorial Day and are ready for a strong finish in the last nine days of school.

Just a few reminders:


  • First,  this Friday, June 4 is an in-person school day.  If your child normally attends in-person on Monday, they will report to school in person this Friday, June 4.
  • Second, summer School registration is in full swing.  Registrations will be closing, however, on June 4 and some classes are already full. If you have already registered your child, you may have been contacted by the district confirming your registration.  If not, we will notify all families no later than June 11, by email.
  • Finally, as we discussed last week on our graduation webinar, school principals have already begun having families pre-register for in-person graduations and have been and will continue to send out information on graduations this week.  If you have not received any information on your child’s graduation, please contact your child’s school to confirm that they have your most current contact information.


Moving on to sports, and similar to last week, we have either a home or away sporting event every day from now through this Saturday. Remember, we are live streaming all of the following home games:  Varsity girls basketball play tonight at home against South Fork starting at 4:30 PM, boys wrestling meet tomorrow on Tuesday meet at home against McKinleyville at 4 PM, boys wrestling also meets Wednesday at home against Eureka at 4 PM,  Freshmen, JV, and varsity boys basketball play this Thursday at home against St. Bernards at 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:30 PM, and once again Freshmen, JV, and varsity boys basketball also play this Friday at home against Eureka at 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:30 PM, all of which will be live-streamed.  All other athletic events are away this week.  For more information please visit the Del Norte High web page.


Over the next weeks and months, we also anticipate a large number of openings throughout the district in a wide variety of jobs.  If you’re interested in working with our schools, please visit frequently over the next weeks or contact the district office at 464-6141 to be placed on a notification list.


As we finish the year and move through graduations, we are putting a pause on podcasts and webinars, until June 16, where we will discuss new COVID-19 guidance changes, summer school, and any information that we have regarding the beginning of the 21-22 school year. We will, though, continue to provide Monday updates for your information.


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


That’s all for this week’s Monday update, and I hope you have a healthy and safe week ahead.

Thank you