December 2, 2023
- Band/Orchestra Concert - December 7th and 8th at 7PM
- Improv Show - December 15th at 7PM
- Minimum Day - School will release at 1:35PM Adjusted Bell Schedule
- District Recess - December 25, 2023 thru January 5, 2024
- Trimester 2 / 6 week grading period ends - January 12th
- MLK Day observed - January 15th
- Professional Growth Day/No School - January 29th
Del Norte is proud to be a pioneer as the first high school in San Diego county to have a Korean Language and Culture class where students learn to speak, read, write and learn about Korean culture and history. Thanks to the support of SDKPA and our amazing teacher, Ms. Seo Jung Kim, we have been able to continue offering this course for the second year in a row.
It was our honor to host the San Diego Korean Parents Association this week for a Meet and Greet with Principal Eveleth. The San Diego Korean Parents Association is a non-profit organization established with Korean parent volunteers around San Diego county.
They have hosted and supported various events and activities for the benefits of K-12th grade students with Korean heritage. SDKPA has also been making donations to selected public schools in San Diego since 2013, and we are pleased to announce that Del Norte High School has been chosen to receive a donation from this organization again this year.
AVID Hits the Road to Tour Colleges - UC Irvine Here We Come
This week our 10th graders went on a guided tour of University of California, Irvine.
AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination—fosters a safe and open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms. Want to learn more about this amazing program? Click HERE for more information about AVID.
12th grade parents - Please check back frequently for updates as we fly towards Graduation day 2024!
Ever wonder what is going on in the Library? Click here for updates from Mrs. Furtado and Ms. Palomino.
Catching up with Daisy the Facility Dog 🌼
Daisy joined 3 periods of Drawing/Painting 1 and was the figure. Students completed multiple sketches of Daisy while learning the figure drawing concepts! 👍
Welcome to the DN'ERo Store
The DN'ERO store is part of Del Norte's PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program. It is a schoolwide system aimed at establishing positive student culture. Students that are displaying outstanding Nighthawk characteristics are rewarded with "DN'ERO's". The DN'ERO store is fully funded by our Education Foundation and is open every other Friday. Not only is this program aimed at reinforcing positive behavior, it also gives some of our students an opportunity to work a "store" with some real world retail experience. Ask your Nighthawk about it today! Everyone wins when we all work together.
ADA Accessible Parking on Campus
Attention Nighthawk Families!
It has been brought to the attention of the Administration Team that some of our ADA compliant parking spaces are being used by individuals that are not legally permitted to use them. In an effort to provide access for all, we ask that you not park in our ADA spots unless you are legally permitted to do so. As a reminder, California Penal Code 22507.8 states that illegally using an ADA parking spot can result in a $421 fine. Thanks for you attention to this matter.
Del Norte Housekeeping
At Del Norte we cannot accept items to be picked up or delivered to students during the instructional day in the front office. Please ensure that your Nighthawk has their lunch, phone, homework, clothing, athletic equipment, computer/Chromebook, books, etc. that they need for school before dropping them off.
Building Culture and Nighthawk Spirit
Part of the positive experience of high school is being involved and engaged in the learning community. In my message to our student body the first day of school I spoke about the importance of establishing strong and meaningful relationships. To build relationships, it requires us to step outside of our comfort zone at times, as well as engage in similar and different experiences. That is why we encourage each of our Nighthawks to join clubs and organizations, participate in extracurricular activities, and engage in community service projects. These experiences will not only help them develop new skills and interests, but they will also provide them the opportunities to connect with like-minded peers and make memories that will last a lifetime.
As parents and guardians, you are important members of the Nighthawk Nation! We hope that you will become involved in our various adult organizations, PTSA, Del Norte Education Foundation, Athletic Foundation, Music Foundation, and other various booster groups that exist to help our faculty and staff provide a world class high school experience for your student(s).
Parking and Dropping Off
Traffic is extremely heavy the first few weeks of school as we welcome back all our Nighthawks to the Nest. Plan accordingly and drive with extra caution as the community settles in. Please be respectful of each other and our neighbors when parking on side streets around campus. On time attendance to classes is critical to student success, please see that your Nighthawk gets to school on time.
If you will be dropping your student off in the front of the school, use the traffic circle off the main school entrance on Nighthawk Lane. Do not enter the staff lot off Nighthawk Lane. The traffic circle gets congested in the morning and immediately after school, so be cautious and patient when dropping off your student.
As a reminder, Del Norte High School is a closed campus and all visitors to campus must check-in at the front desk. To continue our efforts to increase campus safety, the door to the front office has been equipped with a new door buzzer. This means the front door remains in a locked position throughout the day. When approaching the door, you will knock on the door and school staff will “buzz” you into the office. We remain committed to welcoming and supporting all families coming to Del Norte High School and appreciate your patience in working with us to assure all Nighthawks remain safe.