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Request a Conference

You can request a conference with one or more teachers. Just send an e-mail to Ray KJellar.
Include which teachers or subjects you want to talk about, and provide you best contact informaiton.  
He will contact you with days and times available.
Link to California Parent Engagement Center

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Link to California Parent Engagement Center
title here to go to the State PTA
Please attend our two Title I meetings (Dates and Times to be announced), where we will explain how we use Title I funds at Dunsmuir High to improve education. We will also review the Parent-School compact and the Parent Involvement Policy and solicit comments for revision.
You are also welcome and encouraged to comment on the LCAP and School Plan and to attend site council and board of trustee meetings.
New information about Pass Fail and Post Grad acceptance - AB 104.  If your child suffered learning loss during the pandemic -

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New information about Pass Fail and Post Grad acceptance - AB 104.  If your child suffered learning loss during the pandemic -

See the application form here
Parents and students have until August 15, 2021  to apply for a grade change; LEAs cannot accept grade change applications after those 15 days. An LEA has 15 calendar days from when the grade change request is submitted to make the change on the student’s transcript and notify the student and/or parents.
Go to the CDE website by clicking here for a list of colleges and universities that accept these changes.
Some postsecondary educational institutions, including those in other states, may not accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes.
Call the District Office for more information - 530-235-4835.
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Health and Mental health

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Health and Mental health

Corona virus info

Keenan has provided the following document about Covid-19
Our school nurse has sent this link to our Governor's latest announcement -
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For Corona virus updates, Click Here
Our partners at Keenan have provided this information:
This information below is from  the Stanford hospital board. This is their feedback for now on Corona virus:
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days.
How can one know if he/she is infected?
By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the
lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late.
Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning.
Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If
you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort,
stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the
lungs, basically indicates no infection.
In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment
with clean air.
Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases:
Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry.
Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why?
Even if the
virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash
them down through your throat and into the stomach.
Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't
drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe
and into the lungs.
That's very dangerous.
Please send and share this with family and friends.
Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.
Last evening dining out with friends, one of their uncles, who's graduated with a master's degree and who worked in Shenzhen Hospital (Guangdong Province, China) sent him the following notes on Coronavirus for guidance:
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.
Tips for parents during the COVID-19 outbreak:
  • Children will follow your lead. Try to stay calm and stick to your normal routines as much as possible—this can limit the stress kids feel in uncertain times.
  • Ask your teenagers what they’ve heard about coronavirus. This will give you the chance to clear up any misconceptions they may have, perhaps as a result of rumors circulating in school or on social media. Reassure them that following common-sense advice (washing their hands frequently, staying home if they are sick) is the best way they can help.
  • It’s natural for teens to feel disappointed when events are canceled. Empathize with them, and consider doing special at-home activities. Examples: Hold a family movie night, and have them set up a “concession stand” that offers treats like microwave popcorn and pretzels. Play games like Pictionary, charades, or Trivial Pursuit—you might even play with relatives via video chat.
  • If your middle or high schoolers have online assignments, let them set up a quiet area where they can work. You might suggest that they start a remote study group with friends. They can use phone calls or video chats to discuss books they’re reading or quiz each other on material.
All our students have access to a mental health professional every school day.  Jeremy Tocbas, LMFT, BCBA is a Behavioral Analyst and a certified Marriage and Family therapist, and also has offices in Dunsmuir.
Our school contracts with the County office of Education to provide a school nurse who is available usually two afternoons a month in room 212.

other medical info:

Partial List of mental health resources available to students and families
Jeremy Tocbas, LMFT, BCBA -  530-405-8794
Siskiyou County Behavioral Health  - 530-841-4100
Alpine Health Care mental health – 530-926-9880
Partial list of other medical resources available to students and families
Dunsmuir Health Clinic -  530-235-4138
McCloud Health Clinic – 530-964-2389
Mercy Medical – Dignity health
            Pine Street Clinic – 530-926-7196
            Emergency Room – 855-401-2285
See Also:, recommended by the School Nurse.
Food & Meals

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Food & Meals

The School Nurse sent this reminder 1/27/20 - to remind everyone of the CA state law that requires food served (either offered or sold) in schools be prepared in a licensed kitchen.
It is flu season, hand foot and mouth illness is going around, and there are always viral illnesses circulating. We have no ability to determine the cleanliness of home kitchens, or to determine whether they store and prepare foods safely.
The California Health and Safety Code, Section 114021-114023 state the following:
114021.  (a) Food shall be obtained from sources that comply with
all applicable laws.
   (b) Food stored or prepared in a private home shall not be used or
offered for sale in a food facility.
114023.  Food in a hermetically sealed container shall be obtained
from a food processing plant that is regulated by the food regulatory
agency that has jurisdiction over the plant.
So, basically, what this means is that food prepared in private homes cannot be served to students at school during the school day.  Food that is brought to school for special treats and parties, must be purchased from a facility where the food was prepared in a licensed and inspected kitchen and be in the sealed container it was purchased in.
It is however, permissible for students to prepare foods and consume them at school as a supervised learning activity.
I know some parents get upset about this but, this is a state law, not a county law or school rule. The law was passed several years ago to help control exposure to food borne illnesses from improperly prepared or stored foods.  It is even more relevant now with the higher incidence of food allergies in children.
Please pass this on to your teachers and parents!
Thank you for taking the health and safety of our students seriously,
Patty Morris, R.N. School Nurse, Health Services Director
Siskiyou County Office of Education
609 South Gold Street, Yreka CA 96097-3110
Office Phone 530.842.8425 Cell Phone 530.598.0067 FAX 530.842.8437
Free Breakfast and Lunch for Every Student while school is in session. The District will provide meals during the summer of 2021. Look for a flier with details on our home page. 


Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Dunsmuir Joint Union High School District 

We implemented a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2014−2015. the program continues through 2021-22.

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above? 

Great news for you and your students!  All enrolled students of

Dunsmuir Joint Union High School District 

are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application. Breakfast is served at 7:45 with a second chance at nutrition break, and Lunch is served at 11:35.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at _______530-235-4835____________.


Arlene Dinges, Consolidated applications Coordinator

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