Nighthawk News

March 10, 2023

Inspiring passion and preparing all students to be college ready, future-focused and globally aware!

Happy Friday Nighthawks!

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

March is also Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to increase “public awareness of the needs and the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities” and to provide the “encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and to achieve their full potential.”

As we soar into the beginning of a busy Trimester 3, with current 12th graders making decisions on future plans, and our 9th/10th/11th graders turning in CRF’s for next year's classes, I thought it would be a great opportunity to recognize our amazing Nighthawks and all of their achievements. Thank you for continuing to partner with DNHS as we build out our students' passion for learning and work to create learners that are passionate about the world around them, career and college ready, future focused and globally aware.

In Partnership,

Bryan Schultz

Proud Principal, Del Norte High School

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PUSD 2023-2024 Continuing Student Registration is OPEN!

Online Continuing Student Registration will be open until March 31, 2023.We MUST receive a completed digital packet for all returning students. This will allow for proper placement of your student for the 2023-2024 school year. This annual digital process will allow a family to complete one single “family” packet instead of completing one packet per student. Packets can be completed using any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection.

Continuing Registration Steps:

1. Login and complete the digital registration packet online at the ParentVue portal:

2. Review and complete the required forms located at the conclusion of the process. A packet is not considered finalized until this step is completed.


Forgot your username or password? Need technical help? You can retrieve your username as well as reset your password by visiting and clicking the button that represents the help you require. Technical help is also available by sending an email to

Please email your current Principal as soon as possible if you do not plan to return to PUSD for the 2023-2024 school year.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this important process. We are looking forward to a fantastic 2023-2024 school year!

The PUSD Enrollment Team

DNHS Education Foundation Spring Auction

Please see the flyer below from the DNHS Education Foundation on the Spring Auction that they are planning!
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DNHS Link Crew - NOW accepting applications

Link Crew is a North American student leadership program. Its focus is on making select individuals from the Junior and Senior classes, known as "Link Leaders," into mentors for freshmen and new students.

The training process consists of team building, cooperative skill development, discussion skills, situation scenarios, and other activities. After two to four days of training, leaders are assigned six or seven freshmen to mentor. The program aims to expose incoming freshmen to a variety of positive experiences.

The program teaches students that by working together they can be successful to create a positive experience for freshmen. It claims to increase academic success through the peer support. It welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout their first year.

Link Leaders start the school year by helping at freshman orientation. This allows the Link Leaders to get the freshman class excited and develop relationships that will contribute to their success. After orientation Link Crew continues, providing academic and social follow-up activities throughout the year. Through this program, students learn that people at school care about them and their success.

DNHS Class of 2023 Grad Night - Sponsors Needed

Grad night is sponsored by the DNHS PTSA. During this event, graduating Seniors can enjoy a safe celebration, complete with dancing, food, entertainment and an opportunity to come together ONE last time as the class of 2023! We can't do any of this without help from our community. Please take a look at the flyer below and become a sponsor today!
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Counseling Corner

Please click on the Counseling Newsletter to stay up to date with add/drop deadlines, course request change info, college visits and so much more!

PTSA Senior Scholarships - accepting applications NOW through April 28, 2023

The Del Norte PTSA offers Senior scholarships to acknowledge our commitment to continued education. We are proud to award two $1000 scholarships for the DNHS Class of 2023! Please see the flyer below and apply today.
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Calling ALL Juniors!! YOU can become the next PUSD Student board member. APPLY TODAY!

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Del Norte's Food Bank Club has partnered with the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank to gather donations to help feed families that are currently in need.

We would love for you to donate and contribute to this cause. Below is the link for the donation site and all funds go directly to the San Diego Food Bank. When you click on the link, it should take you to the homepage of the fundraiser. To donate, click the start icon and scan the items you'd like to purchase. Finally, click check out and fill in all the necessary information. Thank you and please email if you have any questions or concerns!
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Nighthawk Tutoring and Office Hours

Now that Trimester 1 is in the books, let's not miss the opportunities to use Nighthawk Tutoring and Office Hours to help students achieve their academic goals. Thanks to our Education Foundation, whose mission is to impact every student everyday, we are able to offer free tutoring to our students. Nighthawk Tutoring takes place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 8:15pm in the DNHS Library. DNHS teachers support this program by offering their time to help students with Math, Science, English, Social Science and other subjects during the year. This free service will run through June. This is another Distinctively Del Norte program that we have built in to help support our students.

Aside from Nighthawk Tutoring, Del Norte offers other programs to support all students with any Academic subject they may need extra help with.

  • DNHS Peer Counselors offer academic tutoring. Please see Mrs. Hinds in the Student Support Services office in G118 for more information.

  • Our WHAT center provides writing support. Please see Mrs. Philyaw in G117 for more information.

Getting Nighthawks to the Nest on Time

We ask that you partner with us each day to ensure that your Nighthawk arrives on time. Every morning we have a large number of students that arrive after the start of 1st Period. We appreciate your support from home.

Electric Bikes/Scooters

If your Nighthawk will be commuting to school on an electric bicycle/scooter please partner with us to keep your student safe. Please remind them to practice safe riding/driving practices at ALL times. We have had several reports from concerned citizens in the community about students weaving in and out of traffic around the neighborhoods before and after school. We are committed to keeping our Nighthawks safe. Thank you in advance for your partnership.

Managing the Nest

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.

We ask that you partner with us to continually have conversations with your students about standing and doing the right thing. Our expectation at DNHS is that students work each day to be the best versions of themselves and help us keep the Nest safe. Please encourage your student(s) to let adults in our space know if they see something happening on campus that could endanger others. We want to keep DNHS a safe space that is free of drugs, vaping, alcohol and weapons, so that our students can focus on their academic and social emotional development. We appreciate the home-school partnership with our community.

Building Nighthawk Culture/Spirit

Part of the positive experience of high school is being involved and engaged in the learning community. As a learning community we want our Nighthawks to wear Blue and Green on Friday’s, to attend our sporting events and performances that are held throughout the year, as well as get involved in clubs and activities that interest them. . We want to partner with you and hope that you can encourage your Nighthawk to be involved and engaged in their Nighthawk Experience.

As parents and guardians you are members of the Nighthawk Nation! We hope that you will get 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).

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