Pine Grove Elementary School

900 Pine Grove Road, Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone 707-464-0350
Fax 707-465-4775
Billy Hartwick, Principal

                      
Pine Grove Panthers are Safe, Respectful and Responsible!
Please note Air Quality Update from Mr. Harris:
Good afternoon, 

As the fires north and east of us continue to burn, concerns around air quality are surfacing from students, parents, staff, and the community.  The Del Norte Unified School District office staff and Del Norte County Office of Education nursing staff will be monitoring the air quality index (AQI) for the duration of the fire effects, as issued by the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (www.ncuaqmd.org), the National Weather Service (www.weather.gov/eka), and third party monitors, such as Weatherbug .  Attached is the Federal EPA's recommended school response to the different AQI levels.  We have been taking and will continue to take a cautious approach to having students participate in activities, including, but not limited to PE, recess, athletics, other practices, and other outdoor activities.  

Beginning last week, we implemented the following:

1.  "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" - Outdoor activities should be of limited duration and intensity, and students and staff should remain hydrated.  Regular/frequent breaks should be taken.  For those with respiratory or heart issues, for those with asthma, and for students in K-5, especially, monitor for signs of distress and take appropriate action (send indoors, have them take a break, implement their asthma action plan).  Those with potential health related issues may also be excused from any activities, without penalty.  All students with asthma should have quick relief medicine available.

2.  "Unhealthy" - All outdoor activities should be suspended and moved indoors or postponed to a different day.  Students may go outside for short breaks, but again, there should be little to no outdoor activity (including recess games or PE).  Breaks may also be shortened depending on the situation at the time.  Students and staff should remain hydrated.  Be prepared to intervene with students and staff who are exhibiting physical distress and to implement asthma action plans.  All students with asthma should have quick relief medicine available.

3.  "Very Unhealthy" - In the event that the AQI reaches this level, all strenuous and intense activities, both indoors and outdoors should stop, as open doors and ventilation systems may compromise indoor air quality. Recess, lunch, and PE will take place indoors, and students shall be provided with low stress activities.  Students and staff should remain hydrated.  Be prepared to intervene with students who are exhibiting physical distress and to implement asthma action plans.  All students with asthma should have quick relief medicine available.  DNCOE nurses may be assigned to specific sites experiencing this level of pollutants.

Please be aware that these conditions may change rapidly, due to weather and wind patterns.  Updates will be sent to school sites and all staff throughout the day.  We will also be posting information on our website and Facebook page.

Parents have been questioning, too, whether or not DN schools will be closed.  Brookings has closed schools due to the imminent danger of fire, level 3 evacuations, significant transportation concernes/limitations, etc.  We do not have those emergencies currently impacting our schools and our communities.  All DN county schools will remain open, and all district transportation will also continue to operate as normally scheduled, unless emergency conditions develop, such as imminent fire danger, evacuations, or AQI over 301.

The safety and well being of students and staff are primary concerns.  If any of these emergency conditions become a reality in Del Norte County, we will work closely with local law enforcement, fire officials, the County of Del Norte, the City of Crescent City, and the Office of Emergency Services to plan our responses and provide accurate, timely, and safe direction.


Jeff Harris

Superintendent-
Del Norte County Unified School District
Del Norte County Office of Education



Technology and Learning Survey Grades 3-5 Bess Maxwell  
Technology and Learning Survey Parent/Guardians Bess Maxwell  
Certificated Staff Tech and Learning Survey for Bess Maxwell





School begins at 8:00 every day!

Early-out Wednesdays
12:50 dismissal for all grades.

Mondays-Fridays
TK & Kindergarten dismissal 1:25
1st-5th-grade dismissal 2:25

Pine Grove Regular Day Lunch Times
TK/Kindergarten 11:20
1st/2nd Grade 11:45
3rd-4th Grade 12:35
Pine Grove Early Out Lunch Times 
TK/Kindergarten 11:05-11:45
1st/2nd Grade 11:20-12:00
3rd-4th Grade 12:05-12:45
Pine Grove Family Lunch Times
(Sunny Day Schedule/Rainy Day Schedule see early out times.) 
TK/Kindergarten 11:30-12:30
1st/2nd Grade 11:35-12:30
3rd-4th Grade 11:40-12:30



My how we've grown!  Isn't it beautiful?!
Our first awards assembly!
Join us at the end of each month to celebrate the successes of our students.  Check the calendar below for dates.