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Animals in the Classroom at 9-R - From Pets to Curriculum

Recently the 9-R community has been discussing the enforcement of the existing district policy, JLIF, or Service Animals in Schools. This policy has been in the district since 2015, and speaks to both the use of service and therapy animals in the classroom. This long-standing policy excludes animals as pets in the classroom, but our district has agreed to allow animals in the classroom as appropriate for aligned standards or curriculum delivery. While this has been an established policy, it has not been consistently enforced in the past at all schools.

School Board Appreciation

In honor of School Board Appreciation month, we want to take a moment to thank our volunteers on the school board for their tireless efforts to support education and youth in our community!

9-R 2019/20 Calendar Survey - Parent Feedback

Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us on our 2019/20 Academic Calendar. While that is a little ways away, we are trying to plan out our calendars two years ahead so that staff and families can plan around those calendars accordingly.

Student IDs Reminder

This is a friendly reminder for 9-R families that we are now using Student IDs for all students, all grade levels, for use both on route and activity buses, for City Transit services and for use in our school libraries. Students in the secondary level have IDs that are specific to their school site, while elementary-aged student IDs have the 9-R logo on it as to not designate school site. IDs for elementary students also come with a badge holder and a clip so students can clip the IDs to their bags or other belongings to prevent loss.

Books on Board

Do you have gently used books that need a new home?
Our Transportation Department is in need of gently used books for their Books on Board program.

October is Colorado Safe Schools Month

In 2014, it was signed into proclamation that October is the official Colorado Safe Schools Month. This focus allows schools and communities across the state to educate and focus on school safety within their unique communities.

Coffee with the Superintendent

Drop in at the Durango Public Library, second floor meeting room, to have a cup of coffee and join a dialogue with Superintendent Dan Snowberger this Wednesday, November 1st from 12:00-1:30. He'll be there to answer all your questions and listen to your ideas and feedback for Durango School District 9-R. The coffee's on us! Free coffee and light snacks provided by the Common Grounds Coffee Cart.

Seeking Applicants - Personalized Competency Based Learning Team

An action in this year’s Teaching and Learning Plan is to convene a Personalized Competency Based Learning (PCBL) Team. As the district continues to evolved its instructional practices to support personalized learning based on individual competency, it is critical to have parents and our community involved in this process.  To that end, we are seeking representatives of each school and stakeholder group.
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