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Schools Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff in the district. Due to severe weather conditions and based on recommendations from County Emergency Management personnel, all schools are canceled today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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Happy Snowy Monday Families!

While there are no school delays or cancellations due to snow, we do know that the Durango area is a geographically diverse area and some roads may be more impacted than others. Please allow extra time for travel today and if you decide to delay or keep your students home, please contact your school directly to excuse your child.
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Eagle Girls Basketball 2018/19 Season Information

We are excited for another season of Eagle Girls Basketball! To participate in practice your daughter must have proof of a valid (within the calendar year) physical, clean athletic shoes, shorts and a t-shirt, and a water bottle. Prior to participating in the first game the following needs to be turned in to Coach Duce: Purple Travel Card with Insurance/Medial Info (obtain from Coach Duce or Main Office), Escalante Athletic For (attached), and Athletic Fee. Contact Coach Duce for more information.
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8th Graders - SAVE THE DATE!

Durango High School welcomes you to an 8th grade parent night for students and their families to learn more about our school on Monday, January 28th from 5-7pm at DHS. Parents and prospective students will have the opportunity to explore the variety of elective options and core classes offered at DHS. Families will learn more about concurrent enrollment opportunities, AP courses, work experience, internships, clubs, activities, athletics, and student support programs.
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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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Box Tops... We want you!

HOW BOX TOPS WORKS:

BUY - CLIP - SEND - EARN

Find Box Tops on hundreds of products! Clip Box Tops from each package. Send the Box Tops to school in a baggie and deposit in the jar on the counter by the office. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for your school.

HOW DOES CASH GET TO YOUR SCHOOL? Your school’s Box Tops Coordinator will collect all the Box Tops and send them in so your school can get cash. Checks are mailed to schools twice a year in December and April.
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EMS Greenhouse Class Grows Food for School Cafeteria

At Escalante Middle School, students aren’t just learning how to grow, preserve, and prepare their own food, they’re getting a taste of a very important sector of the Colorado economy. According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, our state agriculture industry generates a whopping $40 billion in economic activity each year. It also provides more than 170,000 jobs in the state, enough to employ the entire population of Fort Collins.

In Lu Boren’s Greenhouse class students are actually growing lettuce right in the classroom. Using a hydroponic system, students are able grow luscious heads of lettuce from tiny seedlings throughout the school year. The lettuce is then harvested and served up in the salad bar of the school cafeteria. The lettuce sales to the cafeteria then help fund the greenhouse program.
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Escalante Forestry and Fire Ecology Study

This year, Escalante’s GT Coordinator and Ag teacher, Lu Boren, combined 7th and 8th exploratory classes to tackle some close-to-home real issues that the community of Durango struggled with this summer and in summer’s past - forest ecology and the effects of fire suppression on current forest health.
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Help Us Plan for the Future by Answering Our Survey!

Durango School District 9-R is examining its current and future budgets for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range facility plans. Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the 9-R Board of Education on this topic. All responses are anonymous.
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