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Please note Escalante's Bell Schedule:

Monday Early Release: First Bell 8:05 AM - 2:20 PM (Only exception 8/21/17 is 3:30 PM)
Tuesday - Friday: First Bell 8:05 AM - 3:30 PM

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Mary Dossey wins award
Students in Escalante marching band.
Front entrance to Escalante Middle School.
Student working with clay in art class.
Students rehearsing a script.
Skyler the Fort Lewis College Mascot with the Escalante Eagle mascot.

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2017/18 School Year!

​​Dear Escalante Middle School Community, I am thrilled that the first day of school is just two days away - it is always my favorite day of the year. We have a few plans and procedures on the first day to ensure that it goes smoothly for students. Our 7th and 8th grade students will report straight to their Crew classes where they will receive their detailed schedule. They will also receive their pre-ordered school supplies if you signed up for that service last year. Our 6th grade students will go straight to the gym in the morning where we will organize them into their Crews. Once in Crew, they will recieve their schedule and a tour so that they know exactly where to go during the day. Locker combinations are the main nerve-wracking, right-of-passage activity, and we will be sure to give them ample practice! Planning for the solar eclipse has been a bit more challenging them expected. The school district is sending out permission slips electronically to be signed and returned. Please take this step or write a note giving your permission if you don't have access to a printer. However, because it is the first day, getting permission for all students is quite the challenge. If you do not want your student participating in the eclipse, please contact the school through the main line and an alternate activity will be provided. On a final eclipse note, we had to make a last minute change on protective eye-wear for the event. I received an email yesterday that our original glasses were recalled. Ms. Jantz saved the day by finding an approved vendor from the American Astrological Academy ( who can overnight 550 glasses and guarenteed that they would be on my front door on Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed! Please take some time to speak with your child about the danger of looking at the sun without eyewear, even during a partial eclipse. The following link provides safety informaiton that we will be covering with our students, but it would be great if parents can review this with their children as well: Here is to a great first day on Monday! Jeremy Voss Escalante Middle School, Principal
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Principal's Message

A Few Yearbooks Left!

Did you miss out on getting a 2016/17 yearbook this year? We have 8 copies left, and the district office located at 201 E. 12th Street will make them available for $25 should anybody like to purchase one.
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Principal's Message

EL Learning at Escalante Middle School

Escalante Middle School is an Expeditionary Learning environment that takes great pride in ensuring that every student has a safe and engaging educational experience. Our pursuit of academic excellence for all students is matched by our commitment to building strong performance character skills and a passion for both visual and performing arts.
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News & Announcements

Three School Board Seats Available

The County Clerk has been notified that Durango School District 9-R will be participating in the coordinated election in November.  The Board of Education will have three four-year seats up for election --- District A (currently filled by Nancy Stubbs), District C (currently filled by Kim Martin), and District E (previously filled by Andy Burns).
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