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Friday Folder – October 16, 2020


October 16, 2020

Dear Dunham Families,

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy.   I would like to offer you an update on Dunham’s reopening status.  Based on Governor Newsom’s executive order on July 17, 2020, Sonoma County continues to be in the purple tier (widespread) for COVID-19.  While Sonoma County is in the purple tier (the highest tier) Dunham will be unable to open.  Based on this information we will not be able to open in a hybrid model for on-campus instruction by the end of our 1st trimester as we had originally anticipated.  

You might be seeing schools opening in counties around us and wonder why Sonoma County schools are not.  All the counties around us, with the exception of Mendocino County, have moved into the red or orange tiers.

It is our hope and goal to be able to open safely in a hybrid model once Sonoma County has moved to the red tier.  Once a county has moved to the red tier they are eligible  to open after 14 days of that county remaining in the red tier.   The School Board voted at the most recent meeting to set a reopening date of January 5, 2021.  This means we will remain in 100% distance learning through January 4th, 2021.  We will continue to monitor Sonoma County’s COVID-19 tier status over the next two months and update you on our plans moving forward. 

This is by far the oddest school year I have every experienced and want to thank parents, students and staff for your resilience and for working daily to make the best of a difficult situation

Take care,

Daniel Hoffman

Superintendent / Principal



Pumpkin Carving / Decorating Contest

Get your jack-o-lanterns ready; Dunham is having a pumpkin decorating contest!  We invite any Dunham family number under the age of 18 to participate.  Here are the rules (attached flyer below also):

  1. Design your pumpkin with help from your family
  2. Drop off or submit a photo of you with your family holding the pumpkin at Dunham or email it to: mvasquez@dunhamsd.k12.ca.us . The photos will be posted on our school social media and possibly in the yearbook.
  3. Deadline to turn in will be October 28th at 3:00 PM
  4. Our panel of judges will announce the winners 10/30/2020. Our PTO will be providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes!

Spirit Days!!!

Spirit days are back!  Attached below you will find the Spirit Day schedule for the rest of the year.  We encourage all Dunham Dragons to show your school spirit and dress up. If you would like to share your school spirit with your classmates have a parent email a picture to dhoffman@dunhamsd.k12.ca.us and we will post it on the school’s Facebook page.

Click to view: Pumpkin Contest

Click to view: Spirit Days


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