Durham Unified School District
Accepting new students for 2021-2022!

Please visit our enrollment page for more information


Dear Supporter of Durham Athletics,                                                                  September 2021

Durham High Cheerleaders would like to raise funds to help support the purchase of new bleachers in the football stadium and bolster funds to replenish the program needs.  Our fundraiser for this year is an inaugural bicycle marathon called “Mini Fondo.” We are very excited to announce that we will be starting the tradition by offering an in-person and virtual event (with COVID protocols in place) on November 13, 2021. All pre-registration bike participants will receive a shirt with sponsor names prominently printed on the back of the shirts if registered by October 8, 2021.

Your support of Durham athletics is needed to complete the last stage of the stadium project. We are planning some additional fundraising events, but the Bike Marathon will be our primary (and hopefully most lucrative) fundraiser.

If you would like to generously sponsor this year’s Bike Marathon, there are four sponsorship levels outlined below.

  • $1,000 (gold) business name/logo printed on the top tier on the back of the participant shirt and the registration website (you provide the artwork). You will also receive two free bike registrations for the 5K, 10K, or marathon event.
  • $500 (silver) – business name/logo printed on the participant shirt (second tier) and the registration website as well as a free bike registration for the 5K, 10K, or marathon event
  • $300 – (bronze) business name/logo printed on the participant shirt (third tier) and the registration website as well as a free bike registration for the 5K, 10K, or marathon event
  • $100 – (blue) business name printed on the participant shirt (fourth tier)

To sponsor you can complete your sponsorship and payment electronically at: https://runsignup.com/CreateRaceSponsor/113208/t/iYs2Ik77uOF054KMOjUKNlKF35PNXk05

Kindly submit your sponsorship by October 8, 2021 to be included on the race shirt. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please do not hesitate to contact Stacy Ann Button at 530-570-3226 or stcynn491@yahoo.com   Please email your electronic business logo to durhamcheer@yahoo.com.

You can register for the event electronically at:  https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Durham/DurhamMiniFondo

 You can register for the event on your phone by scanning:

Thank you for supporting Durham High School.  Your generous donation will help toward completing the last stage of the stadium project at Durham schools! 


Stacy Ann Button, Head Cheer Coach

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Dear Durham Community Members,

The Durham Unified School District has begun the preliminary planning of the new Durham Intermediate School campus. We are requesting that you complete this short survey regarding the building location options that the Facilities Committee have developed.

The input received will be provided to the Board of Trustees to help guide their decision.  It is important to mention that this process is just beginning and there will be many more opportunities to provide input during the design process.

** It is also important to note that all options may include alternative methods of construction, if required to meet the project budget.  These alternative methods could include modular or portable construction in addition to traditionally constructed buildings.**

To see the proposed building options and to take our short survey visit the Durham Unified School District Bond Project Website

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FDA-Approved Antigen Tests  

• Quidel Sofia SARS Antigen FIA assay- Accuracy best within 5 days from start of symptoms 

• BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2- Accuracy best within 5 days from start of symptoms

• LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test- Accuracy best within 12 days from start of symptoms 

• Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag CARD- Accuracy best within 7 days from start of symptoms

CDPH Antigen Test Fact Sheet

CDPH COVID-19 Tests Fact Sheet (PCR, Antigen & Antibody)

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Parents and guardians of enrolled pupils have the option to enroll their child in in-person instruction or independent study for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Given the small number of students expressing interest in independent study in the spring, DUSD is working on a possible MOU with another area school district for students in need of an independent study program. This applies to long term independent study options that are longer than 15 days. For short term independent study options (3 to 15 days) parents may contact their school site office.

Parents and guardians have the right to request a pupil-parent-educator conference to ask questions before making the decision about enrollment or dis-enrollment in the various options for learning. The conference may be conducted by telephone, video-conference or in-person. If you wish to request a conference for your pupil, please contact Superintendent John Bohannon at the phone number or e-mail address below. If you are considering independent study, please let us know by Sept. 1, so that we have accurate enrollment numbers when making class assignments and while planning for the new school year.

Procedures for Enrolling, Dis-enrolling and Re-enrolling in Independent Study
To enroll in independent study for the 2021-2022 school year, there must be an agreement in place for each pupil. The agreement must be signed by the pupil’s parent, legal guardian, or caregiver. For pupils with exceptional needs, the pupil’s individualized education program (IEP) must specifically provide for independent study before the pupil can begin participating.

If you wish to have your pupil return to in-person instruction during the school year, you may provide notice to the contact information provided below, and your pupil will be returned to in-person instruction no later than five instructional days after we receive the notice.

Pupils may re-enroll in independent study at any time during the 2021-2022 school year by providing notice as provided below.

Instructional Time that a Pupil Will Have Access to as Part of Independent Study
For transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade, there will be a plan to provide pupils opportunities for daily synchronous instruction. For grades 4 through 8, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction. For grades 9 through 12, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for at least weekly synchronous instruction. Live interaction means interaction between the pupil and the teacher, aide or other personnel and may include peers; this interaction may be in person, by internet or phone. Synchronous instruction means classroom-style instruction, or small group, or one-on-one instruction delivered in person or by internet or phone and involving two-way communication between the pupil and teacher.

If you are interested in independent study for your pupil or pupils, or wish to schedule a conference with staff, please contact us at the phone number or e-mail address below:

John Bohannon


Bond Project

Bond Construction Updates