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 There will be an informal Escalante Parent Organization meeting Wednesday, August 20th at 2:00 PM at our school. This is intended as a meet and greet opportunity to kick off the school year. If you have questions about school, want to meet other parents, or are considering volunteering, please join us tomorrow for homemade treats and conversation.See you then!

EPO Committee

Escalante Middle School will be hosting registration on the following days and times:

6th grade registration will take place on August 12th from 12 pm - 5 pm
7th grade registration will take place on August 13th from 12 pm - 5 pm
8th grade registration will take place on August 14th from 12 pm - 8 pm
All new students and any make-up or late registration will take place on August 14th from 12 pm - 8 pm.
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The Communications Department would like to remind employees that their new employee portal, called 9-R Connection, will be the main source of employee information for the 14/15 school year and moving forward, including employee documents, events and news.  Additionally, all internal resources and links for tools such as Infinite Campus, Subfinder and SchoolDude, are now housed on the 9-R Connection website.

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This year, we will be hosting district wide registration on August 14, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All schools will be open during that time to accept forms and help families get registered. Our middle schools will offer the following additional grade specific registration days:

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Durango School District 9‐R and local and regional emergency first responders, including law enforcement, emergency management services, Durango Fire Protection District, area hospitals, and victim advocates, will be conducting a live, full-scale exercise mimicking the scenario of an active shooter in a school.  This exercise will test all emergency agencies’ systems of preparedness, response, and recovery in response to a school crisis. 

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Eagles
  • Students: 485
  • Teachers: 36
  • Support Staff: 13

Our Mission

 The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Tim Arnold
  • School Phone: (970) 247-9490
  • School Fax: (970) 385-1194