Weekly Update

November 21, 2021

Enjoy Your Long Weekend with No School Thursday and Friday

Keep Your Child Healthy and Keep Your Child in School

  • Please send your student to school with a mask everyday.
  • Please remind them to wear their mask so that it covers their nose and chin.
  • Please remind them to wash or sanitize their hands frequently.
  • Families are asked to check temperatures and conduct home symptom screening before sending children to school. Keep children home if they have a fever or symptoms.
  • COVID19 Signs & Symptoms:

    • Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
    • New cough or a cough that gets worse
    • Difficulty/hard time breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Muscle pain
    • Extreme fatigue/feeling very tired
    • Severe/very bad headache
    • Chills


Families, please use the Student COVID Reporting Form for sharing the following COVID information with your school:

  • Student tested positive for COVID-19 (lab confirmed case)
  • Student experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and awaiting test results
  • Student experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 but has not been tested
  • Student's been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Student's household member experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19


COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families

  • Testing has never been easier – you can visit a community testing site, order an at-home test kit, or get tested through your health care provider. All options are quick and free to you.
  • You can sign your entire family up to get tested at the same time at a community testing site.
  • Visit Getting Tested for COVID-19 or contact your health care provider to schedule an appointment.

Free COVID Vaccinations Available for Ages 5 years and Older:

The Minnesota Department of Health has created a resource with information about COVID-19 vaccines for people under 18 years old.

The MN Dept of Health’s About COVID-19 Vaccine web page includes information on the vaccine and what to expect before, during and after vaccination.

The What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines document provides answers to many questions families may have.

Boys Basketball Starts Monday, Nov. 22 from 3:30 to 5:30 in the Gym.

Hunter Spirit at the Christmas City of the North Parade!

Attendance Reminders:

  • Parents or Guardians can excuse absences for their child.
  • Please call the attendance office to report the absence within 24 hours.
  • Students with excused absences have 2 days per excused absence to make up their work.
  • Student with 9 unexcused periods for one class may lose credit for the course.

9th Grade BARR I Time

BARR I Times are social emotional lessons that our 9th graders receive every week during one of their core subject classes. This week our science teachers presented the lesson "Shields".


This lesson gave our students an opportunity to interview a classmate and create a "shield" with drawings and words that represented that person to share with the class.


Ask you 9th grader what they learned about their partner.

Buy a Yearbook Now at the Lowest Price of the Year!

Hunters! Now is the time to purchase your yearbook. They can be purchased online at Jostens.com and then searching "Denfeld" or by following this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1062787/Denfeld-High-School/2022-Yearbook/20210727042008030106/CATALOG_SHOP/

Please DO NOT send checks to school. If you need to pay by check please contact Mr. Shaw so he can give you the correct amount with tax included.

PBIS Information and Updates:

Hunters License Update for Sweetheart Dance:

Monday, November 1st is the starting date for Hunter License expectations for the Sweetheart dance. This means you will need to meet grade, attendance, and behavior expectations from November 1st until the end of January in order to protect your privilege to attend the dance.


Hunter License Sweetheart Expectations are:

  • Passing grade in all classes (D or higher)
  • No more than 8 class periods of unexcused absences (total class periods, not per class and includes both STUDY HALLS & WIN)
  • No more than 9 unexcused tardy class periods (total class periods, not per class and includes both STUDY HALLS & WIN)
  • No more than 6 major and/or 8 minor behavior referrals
  • No assigned OSS time

For Sweetheart, November is a chance to “re-start”, meaning we will not look at grades, attendance, and behavior prior to November 1st. You have the opportunity to start fresh and work toward your goal of accessing your privilege to attend school dances. Use the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to make effective choices that benefit yourself and our school community.

Guidance Office and Career Center Updates:

Blended Learning Resources:

Student / Family Help Desk and More:

Click here if you or your student are looking for:


  • Online tutoring
  • Student / Family Help Desk or
  • Support with Wi-Fi


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Free Tutoring Available

Free tutoring for K-12 students is available through the CSS/ISD 709 Tutor Program.

We have tutors in a variety of grade levels and subjects. They've completed training and are ready to work with Duluth students!


Click here to book tutoring appointments.

  • Once there you will be able to choose the grade level needed, the content, the tutor and the time they are available.
  • Once you book a tutoring session you will receive an email with the details of your appointment.
  • Appointments are online. A link to the video conference session will be sent with the email.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Beth LaVigne blavigne@css.edu

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