Smith River Elementary

"Equipping Students for Success"


  • Good afternoon,

    We are making some changes to our video conferencing tool, Zoom, in order to provide an even higher level of security for our students and staff. Effective tomorrow, Friday, September 18, all students will need to authenticate to their DNCOE Zoom account using the Single Sign-On (SSO) option with their District-provided email address. When your students attempt to join their Zoom classes they may now be prompted to log in - make sure they type in "DNCOE" for the domain, then they'll be directed to authenticate using their existing student email address and password.

    As always our IT Department is here to help. Should you experience any issues please call our Family Support Hotline at 707-464-7005. We are still experiencing very high call volumes, so if we don't answer immediately please leave a clear message on how to reach you, and we'll get back to you just as soon as possible. That support number again, 707-464-7005.

    Thank you so much for your support and understanding as we continue to ensure the best and most secure experience is being provided for your students.
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  • Greetings Smith River Families,

    Phase 2 will not begin on September 14th, as we anticipated. As soon as we have the necessary sanitation and cleaning supplies, we will begin "Phase 2" of reopening in person instruction of a small cohort, Preschool, and Kids 1st Expanded Learning Afterschool Program. Ms. Tobi will be having a Zoom meeting for Preschool parents tonight at 6pm - 7pm, if you did not receive the invite please email her at Ms. Daisy will be in contact with Afterschool Program parents as soon as there is more information. If you have any other questions please contact the office at (707) 464-0370, thank you.

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  • Saludos a las familias de Smith River,

    La Fase 2 no comenzará el 14 de septiembre, como anticipamos. Cuando tengamos los suministros de limpieza y saneamiento necesarios, comenzaremos la "Fase 2" de reapertura de la instrucción en persona de una pequeña cohorte, el programa preescolar y el programa extraescolar de aprendizaje ampliado Kids 1st. La Sra. Tobi tendrá una reunión de Zoom para padres de preescolar esta noche de 6:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m., si no recibió la invitación, envíele un correo electrónico a La Sra. Daisy se pondrá en contacto con los padres del programa después de la escuela tan pronto como haya más información. Si tiene alguna otra pregunta, comuníquese con la oficina al (707) 464-0370, gracias.

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Principal's Corner

Mrs. Nicole Cochran

Phone: 707.464.0370


Degrees and Certifications:

Reading Certificate B.A. Liberal Studies w/Minor in ESL M.S. Ed. Educational Leadership

Mrs. Nicole Cochran



Welcome, Bienvenido, Daa-naa∼-yash to Smith River Elementary School,


First, I would like to say that it is a privilege to be the principal of this school. I am currently in my 14th year as an educator in Del Norte Schools. I have appreciatively worked as a teacher and administrator at Smith River Elementary School and at Crescent Elk Middle School. Before my career in education, I proudly served 10 years in the Armed Forces. I am a mother of three children; one of whom graduated 8th grade from Smith River. Therefore, I can truly say that this school is filled with amazing staff, students, and family members, who work hard to support student learning through excitement, curiosity, exploration, and growth. 


The Smith River community is truly a special place to raise a child. We welcome parent involvement in educating their children. Children are more successful if parents and the school work as a team to support student learning. We offer a variety of ways for you to be involved in your child’s education. Please come in to find out how you can become a volunteer at Smith River. 


As a staff, we are warm and welcoming to all and provide children with the love and respect that you would give your own children. I look forward to getting to know all of you and if ever you need help with your child’s education; I want to remind you that I am here to serve you and I have an open-door policy when needed.


Go Wildcats!




Nicole Cochran


Smith River Elementary