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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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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 - Go to our Covid & Health Page

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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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

P-EBT benefits

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From: <>
Date: Thu, Jul 7, 2022 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Student Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Card Information
To: Dunsmuir Joint Union High School District <>

The California Department of Education (CDE) is requesting that Local Educational Agencies (LEA) share information about the P-EBT program with families to encourage families to use P-EBT benefits.
P-EBT is a federal program that gives eligible families food benefits to replace meals lost at child care or school due to the pandemic. Beginning in School Year (SY) 2019–20, Congress authorized the issuance of funds to families of eligible children under the P-EBT program. P-EBT cards were issued for SY 2019–20, 2020–21, and cards will be issued for SY 2021–22 beginning in September 2022 (pending U.S. Department of Agriculture approval).
The CDE in partnership with the California Department of Social Services has made additional resources available for LEAs to share with families to encourage the use of P-EBT cards.
These resources include flyers, fact sheets, and translated inserts for distribution to families. The resources provide additional information about P-EBT, answers to common questions, and contact information. We encourage you to share the P-EBT resources with your families so they understand benefits provide additional food resources to households and are available for use.
Authorized users (such as a Food Service Director) can access the P-EBT resources for families in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System, Form ID numbers SNP 78 through SNP 82, or LEAs can request this information by sending an email to
Contact Information
For LEA inquiries about P-EBT, please email the CDE at
For household inquiries about P-EBT, please refer individuals to the P-EBT web page at or the P-EBT helpline at 877-328-9677 (Monday–Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
Thank you,
Nutrition Services Division
California Department of Education
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