October 2020

School ID Cards and Yearbook Pictures

We are inviting the students back on campus to be photographed for yearbook and ID pictures during the week of October 12, 2020. More information is available for each grade level below:


Picture Package Form

Community Conversations on Racial Equity

Families attending Del Norte and the feeder schools to Del Norte are invited to attend three upcoming conversations on racial equity. The purpose of these meetings is to bring our black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) families together to engage in conversations to foster trust and build relationships focused on improving racial equity and inclusion in Poway Unified Schools. The first conversation will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 via Zoom. For more information, please click here. RSVP here.

Tri 1 Progress Reports

Six-week progress reports will be available online on October 16, 2020 in the ParentVUE app.

AP Tests

AP exams are optional exams at Del Norte that correspond to AP courses. Information and registration links can be found on the counseling page HERE. Deadline to apply is October 26, 2020.


To find a list of Parent Education classes currently being offered through the district, please click HERE.


A virtual college and career fair will be hosted on October 20, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. There will be live sessions on multiple topics. For more information, click HERE.

Work Permits

Students under the age of 18 years of age are required by state law to have a work permit issued through their home school. During virtual learning, students can drop off completed work permit applications (form B1-1) and school forms with our security team at the front office on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please expect three to four days for processing. Click HERE for specific instructions and to download printable forms.

Del Norte Athletics - Ticket to Play

Attention Parents/Guardians of students interested in trying out for sports during the 2020-21 school year:

  • Parent/Guardians and students are required to complete and submit paperwork before tryouts also called “Ticket to Play Paperwork”. See the Ticket to Play Page on the athletics website.
  • A Pre-Participation Physical Exam is required. We recommend parent/guardians contact your family doctor to set up an appointment.
  • The Medical History/Physical forms must be uploaded into DragonFly. We will not be collecting the hard copies this year. Parent/Guardians should keep the hard copies in a safe place for the school year.
  • Ticket to Play Due Dates (there are only 2 sport seasons this year):
    • Season 1: December 1, 2020
    • Season 2: February 1, 2021
  • If you have questions/concerns, visit the DNHS Athletic Website for contact information.

Del Norte Athletics - Strength & Conditioning Program

Be sure to visit the DNHS Athletics Home page for updated information on COVID-19 and CIF protocols. Our strength and conditioning program is a huge success and most sessions are full. If you are interested in participating in the S&C workouts or have a general athletics question, please email Bob Spahn at

Legacy Brick Campaign

Families of Seniors,

The Del Norte High School Athletic Foundation would like to join you in celebrating your Senior. We have created an opportunity to leave your mark at The Nest by participating in the Legacy Brick Campaign. With the help of our sponsors, we have built a Nighthawk monument on campus that has many uniquely engraved bricks. These bricks have been purchased by families to commemorate their student’s time at Del Norte. Whether on the court or field, or in the classroom or on stage, adding a brick to this growing monument is a great way to celebrate your student's accomplishments .

We invite you to LOG IN HERE and design a brick to honor your Senior's hard work and dedication and help them forever leave their mark on campus. There are different bricks and ways to customize your engraved message. Please check out and enjoy creating a lasting message that your student can visit as an alumni in years to come.

PTA Reflections

PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because....

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories:

- Dance Choreography

- Film Production

- Literature

- Music Composition

- Photography

- Visual Arts

Submission deadline is October 26, 2020. The submission link is shared on the DNHS PTSA website:

Please contact our Reflection’s chair Fauzia at with any questions!