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Tips on staying Safe on Ice and Snow

This winter we have received quite a bit of snow and with the snow comes icy conditions. Slips and falls on ice account for a large amount of winter injuries.

The Ice and Snow Management Association offers pointers on safety on the snow and ice. They suggest the following:
• Always wear proper footwear that has heavy tread on the bottom.
• See and be seen. Wear sunglasses to see properly and bright or reflective clothing to be seen.
• Walk consciously on icy surfaces. Walk, don’t run!
• Anticipate ice. Surfaces may look wet but may actually be black ice.
• Enter buildings slowly as surfaces may be wet due to melting snow and ice.
• Look up! Watch for snow and ice that may slide off roofs.
Have fun in the snow and enjoy winter activities in our beautiful community and
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Letter to Needham Families

Dear Needham Families:
In cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Safety and Durango School District 9-R, Needham Elementary School is working to communicate with parents about our standard response protocol (SRP) for student safety.

There are five types of SRP actions that we will practice this school year: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuation, Shelter, and Hold in Place. Next Tuesday, January 29th at 1:30 p.m., we will be holding our first of two Lockdown Drills for this school year.
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You're Invited!

The Durango 9-R Board of Education invites you to join them for coffee on Wednesday, February 6th at 10am. This is an opportunity to meet with school board members and discuss topics of interest. The event takes place at the Durango Joe's on College Drive and will be hosted by school board President Nancy Stubbs and Vice President Stephanie Moran.
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