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School Lunch Hero Day is May 7

Between preparing healthy meals for our students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

Cohorts to Quarantine - 4.28.21

On April 27 and April 28, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals at Durango High School, Miller Middle School and Needham COVID-19, causing a cohort(s) to quarantine. The schools and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with these individuals.

9-R Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

Attention Parents of Children that receive Special Education services:
Please join us for our last Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting: Tuesday May 4th, 2021 4-5pm via Zoom. Please RSVP to Rachael Else (relse@durangoschools.org) to be sent the Zoom link.

Cohorts to Quarantine - 4.7.21

On April 7, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individuals in cohorts at Needham Elementary and Miller Middle School either tested positive for, or are exhibiting severe symptoms of, COVID-19, causing a g two (2) cohorts to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Picture Day

Friday, April 16th is Picture Day at Needham with Allison Ragsdale Photography. Retakes will be Tuesday, May 11th.

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat - April 7, 2021

Join 9-R Board of Education members tomorrow, April 7, 2021, from 8-9, to have an informal conversation about how everything is going for you and your student. The meeting will be on Zoom, and a live interpreter will be available.

Needham Wildcat PTO Fundraiser

This year the Wildcats PTO has helped fund technology, furniture, teaching supplies and monthly staff appreciation events. These funds are available quickly for teachers’ unexpected needs and new opportunities. We want to be sure we raise funds to continue offering this support to our school.

The DoubleGood Popcorn Fundraiser will be raising funds for the 2021-2022 school year. We have a goal to raise $10,000 between April 6 -10. Please download the app and use event code YQXEUL to participate in this fun virtual fundraiser!

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for 2021/22

9-R is encouraging families to register for preschool and kindergarten for the 2021/22 school year as soon as possible. It is vital to ensure staffing and program availability to all of those who need the services. Registration is open and families are encouraged to register ASAP. The district preschool program is licensed to serve 16 students in a class, and currently the district is making budgetary and staffing decisions based on how many classes it needs next year.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Have a student starting Kindergarten the 2021-2022 School Year? Join us on Wednesday, March 24th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at Needham Elementary to register your student. No appointment necessary. Please bring your child's birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of address. We will be outside, so dress according to the weather. Face masks are required, and please follow physical distancing guidelines.

No School Monday April 26th

Just a reminder there is no school (in-person or remote) this coming Monday, April 26th. The Needham office will also be closed, and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, April 27th. Please enjoy the long weekend!
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