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Needham News August 18th, 2020

Hello Needham Wildcat Families! We’re getting closer to August 31st each day, which as a Needham parent myself means lots of excitement, hope and questions! Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work through the many aspects of a successful start to the school year. We’re hustling as a team to get this right and engage learners across all models to ensure student growth this year!
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Native American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

The Durango 9-R Native American Parent Advisory Committee will host our first meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. We hope you’ll join us for an opportunity to get acquainted and begin our school year positively. We will also vote on a schedule for future NAPAC meetings for the remaining academic year.

Meal Calendar Now Online

The 9-R Meal Calendar is now online! You can go to the website or download the app to see what is on the menu at your child's school, for both breakfast and lunch, as well as access nutritional information.

Kids Eat Free!

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced the extension of the free meals for kids aged 0-18 through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibility allows Durango 9-R to operate the summer food service program, which makes free meals available to all children through the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendance Guides and Instructions for Remote and Blended Learners

Hello 9-R Families, On August 18th, 2020 the school board passed a resolution to help our district define our attendance policies and procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. We know that the experience you had last year with the daily google form was cumbersome and inefficient so we are starting a new way for remote learners and blended learners to let us know they are “present” while away.

Meal Services Information

This year, with students both in schools and out, meal services will look a little different. Durango School District 9-R Student Nutrition program is working hard to create a healthier school nutrition environment for your children. We promote healthy eating by offering organic grass finished beef, organic apple products, whole grain foods, a variety of vegetables each week, salad bar, beans, no fried foods, fresh fruit selections everyday and of course, local sustainable foods whenever possible.

9-R Cleaning Procedures and Expectations

Many families and staff members have been wondering what the cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be in the school this year. While the custodial staff has always had high-quality standards following the guidelines from CDE, those look a little different this year.

Student Daily Online Health Screening

As we prepare to welcome students back to school on Monday, we have an important new step we are asking our families to do each day before sending their child to school; a daily online student health screening.

Needham News August 18th, 2020

Hello Needham Wildcat Families! We’re getting closer to August 31st each day, which as a Needham parent myself means lots of excitement, hope and questions! Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work through the many aspects of a successful start to the school year. We’re hustling as a team to get this right and engage learners across all models to ensure student growth this year!

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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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