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9-R Schools Closed on Friday, February 22nd

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff. Due to the current weather conditions and forecasts predicting forecasting heavy snow overnight and into the morning, all 9-R schools are canceled tomorrow, Friday, February 22, 2019, at all locations. This includes all school-related events and activities. Please listen to local media and radio stations for continued updates, call our information line at (970) 375-3811 or visit our website at durangoschools.org. We will continue to keep families informed of any change in school schedules through our notification system. Again, 9-R schools are closed Friday, February 22, 2019 due to severe weather. Thank you.

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Principal's Message

Letter to Needham Families

Dear Needham Families: 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: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuation, Shelter, and Hold in Place. Next Tuesday, January 29th at 1:30 p.m., we will be holding our first of two Lockdown Drills for this school year.
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Principal's Message

January Events

Dear Needham Families: Please join us for some fun! January 24 is Bingo for Books in the cafeteria from 5-6 pm. January 25 will be our Quarter 2 Awards Assemblies in the morning (teachers will inform you of the times for your grade levels). January 31 is our second Parent Information Night from 5:30-6:30 pm in the MPR, and the topic is Social Emotional Learning.
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Principal's Message

Winter Weather

Dear Families: When temperatures are below 20 degrees, we will hold recess indoors. Additionally, we will allow students to come into the Multi-Purpose Room before school (starting at 7:45) when the temperature is below 20 degrees. Please make sure your child has warm clothing, gloves, a hat and snow pants if he/she is planning on playing in the snow. If you need assistance securing any of these items, please let us know. Thank you! Jenny McKenna Principal
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News & Announcements

9-R Schools Closed on Friday, February 22nd

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff. Due to the current weather conditions and forecasts predicting forecasting heavy snow overnight and into the morning, all 9-R schools are canceled tomorrow, Friday, February 22, 2019, at all locations. This includes all school-related events and activities. Please listen to local media and radio stations for continued updates, call our information line at (970) 375-3811 or visit our website at durangoschools.org. We will continue to keep families informed of any change in school schedules through our notification system. Again, 9-R schools are closed Friday, February 22, 2019 due to severe weather. Thank you.
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9-R Schools Canceled Due to Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff. Due to the current weather conditions and forecasts predicting continued adverse weather, all 9-R schools are canceled today, Thursday, February 21, 2019, at all locations
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After-School Activities Canceled Today

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students, staff and parents. Due to current weather conditions, all after-school activities are canceled today, Thursday, February 14, 2019. This includes all after-school activities, Kid’s Camp and community programs. For 9-R sports teams and related activities, please check with your coach or team sponsor regarding any changes to travel, but all practices will be canceled. Please note that buses will be running this afternoon. Again, all 9-R after school activities are canceled today, Thursday, February 14, 2019. Thank you.
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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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