Please join the 9-R Board of Education for their upcoming community "Coffee Chat", which allows an open dialogue between the community and the board. Come share your glows, grows and hopes for your child's education and our school district.
Join Board Members Erika Brown and Andrea Parmenter for an upcoming "Coffee Chat". Share how everything is going, growing or needing to go! The virtual get together is this Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 5-6 pm via Zoom.
Many families are wondering what our next steps will be for increasing in-person learning for students as we continue to see a reduction in local transmission rates and move through the state dial on COVID risk. Next Monday is a scheduled holiday in recognition of President’s Day, and next week we will continue to have Wednesday as a remote learning day. So in-person students will attend Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the week of the 15th.
On February 5, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals at Miller Middle School, Needham Elementary, and Park Elementary, for a total of five affected cohorts, tested positive for COVID-19. 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.
On February 3, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at Needham Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. 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.
With all in-person students returning to school on Monday, some families may need to double check their stops and times. If you have not already registered for bus services, please contact the Transportation Department ASAP to ensure availability.
Currently, district leaders and administration, as well as members of the Return to Learn task force, with input from local health authorities, continue to meet to make the necessary adjustments to the original document from July, as well as provide a matrix to the community that clearly outlines the steps for the district to return to in-person learning based on local data around the COVID-19 virus.
9-R Families, we are looking forward to welcoming all students in all grades back to some form of in-person learning starting Monday, February 1. Your partnership has been appreciated as we worked to phase students back into in-person learning. While we have had a few interruptions thanks to snow and winter finally arriving, overall things are going great and we are all so grateful to have staff and students back in the buildings.
The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all families and staff. Due to inclement weather and current road conditions, all in-person operations will be on a one-hour delay, including elementary school, preschool and childcare.