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Schools Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff in the district. Due to severe weather conditions and based on recommendations from County Emergency Management personnel, all schools are canceled today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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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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Happy Snowy Monday Families!

While there are no school delays or cancellations due to snow, we do know that the Durango area is a geographically diverse area and some roads may be more impacted than others. Please allow extra time for travel today and if you decide to delay or keep your students home, please contact your school directly to excuse your child.
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Welcome Back to School

​Happy New Year 9-R Families,
With the presence of a snow storm today, I wanted to remind you of our procedures for analyzing conditions and making decisions regarding school delay or closure.  We live in a pretty diverse area and communities experience a variety of conditions.
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Update for Kids' Camp Families

The following in a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all families in Kids’ Camp at Needham, Riverview and Park Elementary schools. These after-school programs were re-located to other sites in the community due to Police direction after an unidentified threat came in. All children are safe and we ask that families pick up their students from Kids’ Camp at their normal pick-up times at the following alternative locations:

Park Kids’ Camp - Sacred Heart Church at 254 East 5th Avenue
Riverview Kids’ Camp - River Church at 860 Plymouth Drive
Needham Kis’ Camp - Miller Middle School at 2608 Junction Street

Police are still investigating the situation, but all schools have been cleared of any threats. Please check our website at durangoschools.org or call our information line at 970-375-3811 for updates.
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Social Emotional Learning News

Greetings Families!

This year has been a blur and it is hard to imagine that we are approaching Winter break. I would like to give an update on the proactive and preventative skills your children have been developing during their lesson time with Mrs. Sablosky, Social/Emotional Interventionist, Mrs. McCue, Mindset and Behavior Teacher, and myself, Mrs. Kautter, School Counselor.
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News From the Art Room!

Square 1 Art gifts have arrived!

I will be organizing and sorting and sending them home with your student as soon as possible!
Please let me know if you would rather pick up items yourself and I will contact parents with orders that are too big to fit in backpacks safely.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
kpatrum@durangoschools.org or 970-247-4791 ext 3626

Thank you and I hope you love the art!!
Karen Patrum
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Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes from Durango 9-R

Ever wondered how different school lunches are today? Here in Durango 9-R, our schools pride themselves on serving up the freshest, locally sourced, most nutritious options for students.

Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes
Families can now also participate in the farm-to-school program and support the ongoing efforts of the school district to maintain this program in its schools. Special and just in time for the holidays, the district is offering Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes. These are the fine cuts of our own, locally sourced beef, including favorites like NY Steak and Ribeye. Check out the many gift box options, and spoil yourself and your loved ones with some fine meats for upcoming holiday meals and celebrations. There are options for any budget, starting at $50! But quantities are limited so be sure to order yours today before they all sell out! Available while limited supplies last, just in time for the perfect holiday meal or gift.
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