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SAFE2TELL

We understand that the school closure and cancellation of activities and plans can have a negative affect on students and their families. If you or a loved one are struggling, Safe2Tell is an anonymous tip line that can be accessed by an app or a phone call.
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District Weekly Update - 4.22.20

Good morning, this is Dan Snowberger, Superintendent of Durango School District 9-R with this week’s community message. On Monday, Colorado Governor Polis extended his cancellation of in-person instruction in Colorado for the remainder of the school year.
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Student Tech Support

In support of the Durango 9-R’s transition to remote learning during its pandemic response, the district is offering limited direct technology support access to students. Information on these services are identified below.
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Updated 2020/21 Academic Calendar

In response to multiple surveys and feedback received on the Academic Calendar, the Board of Education approved a change brought forward by the superintendent supported by a majority of the feedback of our community and staff who engaged in multiple opportunities for dialogue.  These changes are meant to support our teachers with much-needed planning time to recognize their hard work in constantly working to improve student outcomes.
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District Weekly Update - 4.15.2020

Today’s message includes
information about changes in attendance and parent/student communication procedures based upon community feedback, Iimportant messages from Police Chief Bob Brammer, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Liane Jollon, information on Open Enrollment, Middle School Choice, and re-registration for next year, and closure reminders about services and supports that continue to be available for our students and community.
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Temporary Grading Options

Durango School District 9-R is making a temporary modification to the grading policy at the middle and high school levels for the fourth grading period/second semester of this school year due to COVID-19. We are changing the grading system to a scale of P (reflects a grade of C or higher), P- (reflects a grade of D), or NC (no credit). Students and families who wish to receive traditional letter grades may request to do so. The rest of this letter highlights the specific shifts in the system and actions a family will take to receive traditional letter grades.
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District Weekly Update - 4.8.2020

Good morning parents, this is our weekly communication about our district’s distance learning model. We are trying to limit our district-wide communication to once a week to limit the communication you receive about your child’s schooling.
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District Weekly Update - 4.1.2020

Hello 9-R families and members of our Durango community. Thank you for your work with your children to keep them engaged in learning during these unusual times. While we have started distance learning, we recognize that our families are in different places. First and foremost, please know that our intent is not to overwhelm our families, but to provide enough academic engagement to meet the varying needs of students across our community. We know this is a stressful time for all of us. If you are finding the work to be overwhelming, communicate with your child’s teacher or your school leaders. Our goal is to keep our children engaged in learning, but we also want to ensure that we partner with families during these trying times.
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Stay-at-Home Order - What it means for school families

As we all know things change quickly and many families are asking about the governor’s stay at home order and public health order (attached). We wanted to provide some clarity. Please know that education is considered essential.

Additionally, the order states that traveling for the purpose of “...receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services from educational institutions…” is an approved purpose.
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