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Purchase the 20-21 Yearbook NOW!

The 20-21 Yearbook is on sale now! SEE THE LINK BELOW TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK. The cost is $20, and it includes shipping directly to your home. It should arrive in early June. See more.....

EMS Athletics

Hello Escalante Athletic Families, March 12, 2021

We are so excited to put forth our football, volleyball, and track schedules and start practice upon returning from spring break. Please click EMS Athletics to read more.

COVID-19 Testing Pilot at Secondary Schools

Recently, Durango 9-R was approached by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to implement a COVID testing pilot at our school campus that will allow us to avoid sending cohorts into quarantine. In order to avoid cohort quarantines, we need 70% of our student body to sign up for testing.

Community Meet & Greet - Incoming Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser

Incoming Superintendent, Dr. Karen Cheser, is hosting a community meet and greet on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to hear from Dr. Cheser on her vision and initial plans when she begins in July, as well as ask her any questions you may have.

School Lunch Hero Day is May 7

Between preparing healthy meals for our students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

9-R Public Budget Hearing

The 9-R Public Budget Hearing for the 2021/22 academic year budget will be on May 13, 2021 starting at 5:30 pm via Zoom. Come to learn more about how funds are allocated to schools to determine staffing, resources and services based on school enrollment, as well as other priorities in spending. Translation services available during the hearing.

Smile! It's Picture Day at EMS April 19th - Retakes May 6th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Pick out your outfit and practice your best smile, picture day is coming to EMS! All students and staff will be photographed on April 19th (Retakes on 5/6/21) by Allison Ragsdale Photography. Parents/guardians can purchase pictures online after picture day. Watch for informational handouts coming home soon (or you can print from the link below).

Remote students who would like their photos in the yearbook and receive a student ID next year are invited to come in for photos on Monday, April 19th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Call the office if you have questions. 970-247-9490

Cohorts to Quarantine - 4.22.21

On April 22, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals in cohorts at Durango High School, Escalante Middle School, Park Elementary and Riverview Elementary tested positive for COVID-19, causing five (5) cohorts to quarantine. The schools and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

9-R Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

Attention Parents of Children that receive Special Education services:
Please join us for our last Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting: Tuesday May 4th, 2021 4-5pm via Zoom. Please RSVP to Rachael Else (relse@durangoschools.org) to be sent the Zoom link.
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