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Principal's Message

Community News January 14th

Greetings Needham Community! Today marks the last day of the second quarter. As we embark on the second half of the school year, I am grateful for your partnership, ideas, and flexibility. As always, if you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. It is always my desire to provide clarity, have honest conversations, and to work together.
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Social Emotional Learning News January 10th, 2022

Welcome to the year 2022! It is already bringing us surprises and giving us lessons in perseverance, patience and flexibility. Our staff is working incredibly hard to keep things normal at school, all the while, covering for sick colleagues. The students have done a great job hopping right back into routine and our Social Emotional lessons. Here is a summary of what we have covered since November.
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Needham Safety Drill

In cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Safety and Durango School District 9-R, Needham Elementary School is working to communicate with parents about our standard response protocol (SRP) for student safety. There are five types of SRP actions that we will practice this school year: Secure, Lockdown, Evacuation, Shelter, and Hold in Place. Next Wednesday, January 12th at 1:50 p.m., we will be holding our Lockdown Drill for this school year.
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News & Announcements

January Covid-19 Update

As we navigate the latest surge in COVID-19, we encourage 9-R families and staff to continue to support efforts to keep one another safe and healthy.

2022-23 Academic Calendar Survey

The Durango School District 9-R seeks community feedback and input as a final Academic Calendar for the 2021/22 school year is adopted. In this survey, two calendars are presented. Please submit your response by January 19, 2022.

Community News January 14th

Greetings Needham Community! Today marks the last day of the second quarter. As we embark on the second half of the school year, I am grateful for your partnership, ideas, and flexibility. As always, if you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. It is always my desire to provide clarity, have honest conversations, and to work together.

Social Emotional Learning News January 10th, 2022

Welcome to the year 2022! It is already bringing us surprises and giving us lessons in perseverance, patience and flexibility. Our staff is working incredibly hard to keep things normal at school, all the while, covering for sick colleagues. The students have done a great job hopping right back into routine and our Social Emotional lessons. Here is a summary of what we have covered since November.

Business Development Survey - Bond to Business Initiative

Our community supported the 4A Bond ballot initiative, infusing the Durango School District 9-R with $90M in funding for capital projects and improvements. Part of the promise to the community included engagement and support of local businesses and vendors in the bond projects.

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Mission

Needham Elementary School is a community committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that fosters mutual respect and academic excellence. We challenge students to make creative, meaningful, and reflective contributions, and to succeed with integrity. Our students are inspired to be life-long learners and to become at home in the world. 

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