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 Escalante Middle School is proud and excited to host the United States Air Force Academy Band who will perform for our students and staff on February 26 at 2:20 PM.  What an amazing opportunity coming to Escalante!

As we prepare for bus schedules in February, we are continuing the rolling bus cancellations. We currently have two drivers in training, and anticipate that we may be able to resume normal bus operation prior to the end of February, once they have completed their training.

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The following is non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students and parents on bus routes FL1 and FL3.  There was a minor fender bender between the two buses during the drop off this morning at Fort Lewis Mesa. As a precaution, students have been evaluated by medical staff prior to being released to school. If further communications are required, we will reach out to you via our alert notification system.

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Recently several school-aged children in La Plata County have been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough.  Pertussis is a contagious illness that is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs and another individual breathes in the bacteria.  Symptoms of pertussis usually develop 7 to 10 days after exposure but can develop from 4 to 21 days after exposure. 

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Venga y únese con las cinco comunidades para oir a Hispanohablantes de sus "Cuentos, Luchas y Éxitos" creciendo en estas partes de los EEUU. Recibirá información sobre los servicios que cada comunidad ofrece para las familias Hispanohablantes, como crecer el orgulo de su cultura, como ingresar a los studios universitarios y fondos que hay disponible para la educación de sus hijos y mucho más!!
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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Eagles
  • Students: 510
  • 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.

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