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9-R Board of Education Feedback Survey - 12.7.20

The Durango 9-R Board of Education announce an opening for the position of Superintendent. Applications will be invited shortly after the start of the new year. The Board is interested in receiving opinions and ideas from as many Durango residents as possible as the project begins. This information will be helpful to the Board as it defines the qualities and strengths it seeks from the next superintendent.

Remote Learning Expectations

Thank you for partnering with us during the next few weeks as we engage your child in remote learning while we prepare to hopefully open our schools after the winter holidays.  On Friday, we will provide you with more information as to our community's progress in getting control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and our metrics we will look for as we prepare to reopen our schools in the future.

Apply to be on the 9-R Bond Oversight Committee

We are so incredibly grateful for the ongoing support the community of Durango has for education. Thank you to all of those who supported the bond initiative, whether you helped on the committee or filled in the 'yes' circle. As we move forward with the expenditures of the bond dollars, we are seeking community and staff members to support the work ahead of us.

Remote Meal Services

Order your FREE meals for pick up from school sites or bus routes.
Durango School District 9R Food Services is requesting families fill out a form and pre-order meals for delivery starting 11/16. Order deadlines will be the Friday before the delivery week.

Community Update on Cohort Closures - 11.10.20

The following is an update for the 9-R community and does not apply to families who have been notified of a required quarantine:
Dear Families,
On November 10, 2020, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that there were four additional affected cohorts including the following: Riverview Elementary, Needham Elementary, Durango High School and DHS Athletics. The schools and the district are working proactively with SJBPH to make the appropriate determinations regarding contact tracing and determinations on close contacts with this case.

9-R Pivots to Remote Learning for All Families - 11.10.20

Dear Families,




We commend all the efforts that our families and staff have made to allow 9-R to open up our school year with three different learning models, including in-person. That was not an option for many districts across the state and the country, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support students and enjoy success in the first quarter of the school year with little to no issue.

Update for the Community - 11.8.20

Good afternoon 9-R Families and Staff. As you probably know, our community is seeing a significant increase in new cases of COVID-19. This is not unlike the rest of our state or nation at this point. Needham Elementary School is closed to a majority of its students due to potential exposure of staff members to a positive case. Students were not at risk of exposure as they were not at school due to the cancelation of school a week ago Friday.

Affected Cohorts due to COVID - Update for the Community

On November 4, 2020, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that a student at Park Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, on November 5, 2020, 9-R was notified that a staff member at Needham Elementary also tested positive for COVID-19. The school and the district are working proactively with SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Planning for the Unexpected - Isolation Room and Quarantine

Dear Families,

We know this school year has been a bit different than those we are accustomed to, but thanks to all your hard work and support we have been able to continue in-person learning and limit the number of students, staff and families impacted by COVID-19. It is important that we all remain diligent in our steps to practice the three W’s: wear your mask, wash your hand and watch your distance, while in and outside of school.

Virtual Coffee Chat with the 9-R Board of Education

Greetings 9-R Families, this is Andrea Parmenter and Kristin Smith from your 9-R Board of Education. We would like to invite you to meet us and to discuss everything about education. This is the first of our planned monthly coffee chats between board members and the community.
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