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Accepting new students for 2021-2022!

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Please make sure you visit the Durham Unified School District Website for district wide announcements and updates throughout this school year.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This summer the legislators passed Assembly Bill 104 that allows parents or students over the age of 18 to apply for a grade change from a “deficient letter grade” of C or D to a grade marked as a Pass.  The student or parent has to fill out an application with specific information and the school will change the grade, if appropriate, (no SOU courses), on the permanent transcript.  There is a strict timeline on this offer and the request must be made prior to October 1.  Without the request, the grade earned will stand and become permanent on the transcript.  There are colleges and universities that will accept the “pass” as a grade and they are included in this mailing as a listing of those potential colleges and universities. 

GRADE CHANGES (Letter Grade to Pass/No Pass)

Education Code section 49066.5 (AB 104) establishes that a parent, which includes the natural or adoptive parent or guardian, the person having legal custody, or other educational rights holder, or a student who is age 18 or older and enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 school year, may apply for one or more of their child’s letter grades for a course, taken during the 2020-21 school year in high school, to be changed to a Pass or No Pass on the student’s transcript. There is no limit as to the number or type of courses eligible for this grade change application. The grade change application shall not negatively affect the student’s grade point average or result in the forfeiture of a student’s eligibility for athletics or school programs.

The grade change application must be submitted to your child’s school on or before Friday, October 1, 2021. A school will not accept applications after that date. The school is required to make the change of a student’s grade from a letter grade to a Pass (A-D) or No Pass (F) within 15 days of the request and will notify the student and student’s parent or guardian that the grade was changed.  (SOU COURSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GRADE CHANGES).

Absent an application to change a transcript by this date, a letter grade earned in the 2020-21 school year will remain on the student’s transcript. Please note some postsecondary educational institutions, including those in other states, may not accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes.

How to Request a Grade Change Application for the School Year 2020–2021

If you would like to request a GRADE CHANGE APPLICATION SCHOOL YEAR 2020–2021 for an “eligible pupil,” please follow these steps:

Review the Frequently Asked Questions below.

  2. Submit the completed GRADE CHANGE APPLICATION SCHOOL YEAR 2020–2021 form to your student’s school site in person or via email to the school principal using the email subject line: “AB104 Grade Change.” Principal contact information is available online or is rpedrett@durhamunified.org 
  3. Pupil and parents/guardians will be notified of the change within 15 days of the District receiving the application.

DHS Grade Change Letter

Official Postsecondary List of Schools

Grade Change Form

Last Updated on September 15, 2021 by admin

Hello and welcome to our new information system and student data base!  You must have heard that we are moving out of Power School and moving into Aeries as our student data base and information system.  As such, we have to redo all our school paperwork and registration.  Here is your needed information:
1.    Packets are available for pick-up at the high school beginning on Monday, August 9, from 8 AM until 4 PM.  This paperwork is mandatory and needs to be returned prior to schedule pick-up.
2.    The DUSD mailed you information on how to set up your parent portal.  It should arrive Saturday or Monday via USPS mail.  Please log on and follow the directions supplied in the district mailing.
3.    Thursday, August 12, is “Packet turn-in” day.  This is the day you return your paperwork.  At that time we will check your parent portal and if you have completed your registration, and your parent portal, your student will receive their schedule based on the times allotted below:
              **Sophomores and Juniors – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
              **Seniors:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Freshmen and New Students will have an orientation evening on Thursday, August 12, at 5:30 PM.   We will meet with all parents and students in the gym and move from there.  We will have to wear masks indoors in order to follow the California Health Guidelines.  Students will receive a tour and have an opportunity meet each other.  If the parent portal is complete and the paperwork is complete, the student will receive their schedule.  
Football, swimming, cross country and volleyball are all in season.  Athletic packets are available in the office.  Physicals are a must before attending practice.  

THANK YOU!!!  Enjoy your last few days!
 Robbin Pedrett and Staff
530 895-4685 for any questions

Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by admin

Thursday, August 12, 2021 is our Student Registration Packet turn in day. Please do not submit your registration packets until your designated time slot.

The registration packet must be completed entirely, including the set up of your Aeries Parent Portal Accounts . Information about DUSD Aeries Parent Portals were sent to you in the mail. If you need assistance with setting up your account, please contact the DHS Office. You can call us at 530-895-4685 or stop by in person from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on Wednesday, August 11 or Thursday, August 12. Students will not receive their class schedule until we verify that registration is completed entirely.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will come by the office during the following time slots:
Sophomores and Juniors: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
Seniors: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Freshman and New Students Orientation: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm (Gym/Library)
*Freshman and New Students will attend orientation 5:30-7:30 pm. We will start off this event in the gym. At orientation we will collect registration paperwork, provide assistance with Aeries Parent Portals, provide a campus tour by the FFA leadership team, distribute class schedules, and present important school information to parents in the library. You will also have an opportunity to purchase a yearbook and ASB card. Prices for yearbooks will be announced at orientation. ASB cards cost $25.

Thank you,
Durham High School

Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by admin

New student and freshman orientation is this Thursday, August, 12, 2021 beginning at 5:30pm in the gym. Parents will meet in the Library while the students will be given information and a tour by the FFA leadership team.

Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by admin

Athletic packets are now available in the office.  In order to practice all forms must be completed and turned into the office, including a pre-participation physicalThese forms are also available on the High School website under athletics.

  • Assumption of Risk
  • Pre-participation Physical
  • Cardiac Arrest Signs
  • Concussion Information Sheet
  • Behavioral Expectations/COVID
  • Code of Conduct

Cross Country- Practice will start Thursday August 19th at 3:45 and will be Monday through Friday from that point on.  If you are interested and have questions please call or email Coach Diego Guerra at 805-286-1255 or dgguerra44@gmail.com.

Football- Practice has started but, anyone who wants to join still can.  Once your paperwork is done just show up to practice. Here are the practice times. 
Week of Aug. 2nd– Monday- Friday- 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Week of August 9th– Monday-Friday- 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Week of August 16th– Monday-Friday- 4:00-6:30 pm

Swim Team- Practice has started but, you can still join!  Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays 8-9:30 am until school starts.  More information can be found on the DHS Swimming Facebook page.

Volleyball- Practice started this week for Volleyball and tryouts will be next week.  This Friday August 6th practice is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Week of August 9th –Practice- Monday and Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm
    -Tryouts- Wednesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm

Many Students attended the Sports Physical Night but didn’t bring ALL of the forms.  Please make sure ALL your forms are turned in before practice.                     

Last Updated on August 5, 2021 by admin