Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-23-2021

Superintendent's Message to the Community 11-23-2021

There will be no video update this week.


Dates to Remember

We hope you are enjoying Thanksgiving break, we hope you get an opportunity to spend it with loved ones, and we will see you back at school on Monday, November 29th. 


No Webinar this Week

There is no webinar this week due to Thanksgiving break, our next webinar will be on Wednesday, December 8th. You can, though, download all of our past webinars, at under the gold section titled “Communications to Families”.


Heroes In Education Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for our Heroes in Education campaign are now open! It would mean the world to us if you would tell us who YOU think is a real hero in education. A hero may be any staff member that works for the school district in any capacity and has impacted the life of a student or co-worker.

Heroes in Education Nomination Form:

As part of our Heroes in Education campaign that highlights our classified and certificated staff. During that series, we recorded two podcasts each week focusing on different job families within our district and the county office of education. We had an amazing time hearing from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. You can listen to those podcasts by going to:


COVID-19 Update - Masking & Indoor Sports

For our COVID-19 update, Last Thursday night during the school board meeting, Dr. Aaron Stutz, DN Public Health Officer, presented the CDPH masking guidelines for indoor sports, which included the masking of all participants, regardless of activity.  Dr. Stutz fielded questions from school board members and heard comments from the public regarding the uses and impacts of masks when actively participating in indoor sports, such as basketball.  Dr. Stutz responded to the concerns discussed at the board meeting by working over the weekend to issue modified masking orders that allow for weekly testing in place of masking, when actively participating in indoor sports, and that encourage vaccinations and enhanced testing for those participating in unmasked sporting events. You can find the entire order on the front page of


Sports Update - Warriors Football vs San Marin for Division V Title

Last Friday the DNHS Warriors Football Varsity team played against Miramonte High and were victorious, with a final score of 42-13. We were unable to live stream the video of the game, due to CIF regulations. This Friday the DNHS Warriors play against San Marin High for the North Coast Section Division V crown. This away will be live-streamed on the NFHS subscription-based platform at


COVID-19 Dashboard

In addition to everything else happening within our district, we are still dealing with COVID.  To find the most recent information and metrics by school site on COVID-19 positive cases, please visit and click the “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Likewise, to see our county data, you can visit


That's it for this week’s update, we hope you have a great day and we will see you next week.