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Needham News Monday Sept 21st

Daily Health Certification

Please complete the daily health screening by 8:10am.  Especially when rain and snow begin, screening ahead of time at home will be essential.  I know it can be a challenge to make this a new habit and would greatly appreciate at least 75% of families completing ahead of time. 

COVID-19 Student Health Screening Form (Needham)

COVID-19 Student Health Screening Form (Needham)- Spanish

These links can also be found at Needham’s website: https://needham.durangoschools.org/


School Hours

School hours this school year are 8:30am-3:00pm.  Please make sure to arrive as close to 8:25am as possible, in your line-up area.  Given the shortened day, it is critical that students arrive at school on time.  Also, please make sure your student is promptly picked up at 3:00pm, to prevent students mixing across cohorts. 


Playgrounds Closed Before & After School

A reminder that Needham’s playgrounds are closed before and after school, in order to limit the mixing of students across cohorts.  As outlined in the 9R Return to Learn Plan, it is essential that while students are on campus, we model as adults the requirement to stay with cohorts.  While I know students may have social interactions outside of school hours, that is beyond the control of school and up to the individual discretion of families.  While on Needham’s campus, we believe strict cohorting is a critical proactive strategy.  Thank you for reminding your child of this expectation and supporting this decision when you are with them before & after school.


Please continue to reach out with any questions or concerns.  We remain committed to support you and your family as a member of our school community!  




Dr. Laurie Rossback, Principal (lrossback@durangoschools.org)

Mr. Riley Alderton, Assistant Principal (ralderton@durangoschools.org)