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9-R School Board Invites the Community to Coffee

School Board members Shere Byrd and Mick Souder invite the community to join them at the Escalante Durango Joe's for a cup of coffee and a chance to share their experiences with 9-R! The event takes place on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 1:45-2:45pm.
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Change to AV2 and AV3 AM Bus Route

Dear Families and Students,
Please note that we have moved up the pick up time by 10 minutes for all stops, all locations for the morning routes for both AV2 and AV3, effective tomorrow, Friday, September 7, 2018.
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Parent Drop Off - VS - Bus Lane at EMS

Parents/guardians who drop students off or pick them up at Escalante Middle School are asked to NOT use the driveway to the parking lot, but instead, enter the PURPLE CURB PARENT CIRCLE. In an effort to keep children safe at all times, please do not use the parking lot or bus lanes for pick-up or drop-off purposes. We have seen many near misses when our bus drivers are attempting to navigate around additional vehicles obstructing the bus lanes as they continue through and exit our parking lot. It is extremely dangerous for students to cross the parking lot. More so, other cars dropping students off along the curb in the parking lot are obstructing bus lanes. For the safety of all and efficient transportation protocols, please use the purple parent circle to drop students off or pick them up at Escalante. Thank you for your help in this matter.
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Eagle Football 2018 Season Information

The Escalante Eagle 2018 Football Season is under way! Practice prior to the first day of school: Aug. 6-8 (7:00 - 11:30 AM), Aug. 9 & 10 (7:00 - 9:30 AM), and Aug. 13-16 (3:30 - 5:45 PM). Athletes, start at anytime with the above dates. Please see the attached schedule and Athletic Packet for more information. Come support your Eagles! *ALL students must have a sports physical and $30 activity fee prior to participating. Contact Coach Bastin for more information.
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Eagle Volleyball 2018 Season Information

The 2018 Escalante Eagle Volleyball season begins with registration on August 14 at 3:30 PM in the gym, with practice to follow. Please see the attached schedule and Athlete Packet. *ALL student athletes must have a sports physical and $30 activity fee prior to participation. See Athletic Packet attaches. Contact Coach Duce if you have any questions.
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Student IDs

Students will be issued IDs again this year. New 2018/19 IDs will be distributed following your school’s Fall picture day. IDs issued last year should be used in lieu of the new IDs until the new photos and IDs are produced. These IDs are important for safety and security, allow access to bus transportation services, can be used with City Transit and are required for school library use.
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Picture Day Re-Takes Scheduled for October 17th

If you missed the August 30 Picture day, MJ Thomas will be at Escalante Middle School for re-take photos October 17th. See attached ordering instructions if you want to order online. Ordering pictures is OPTIONAL, but all students and staff will be photographed for student IDs. Get your smile on!
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9-R Community Connection

Durango 9-R is updating our Friday Folder communications to save paper, staff time, and support our community partners. Starting this year, all Friday Folders (or Thursday Folders at some schools) will be reserved for school and district communications.
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Fall Check In Dates

Incoming 6th Grade Fall Check In: Aug. 14th (4:00 - 6:00 PM)
Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Fall Check In: Aug. 16th (4:00 - 6:00 PM)
Drop by Escalante Middle School during Fall Check In to get your team assignment, discuss your transportation, medical, or lunchroom needs you may have.
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