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District Accountability Advisory Committee Parent Survey

This annual parent survey is prepared by the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC). The committee is composed of of parents, teachers, and administrators from every school as well as community members and representatives from 9-R administration, the Board of Education and the Financial Advisory Committee. Each year the results of the survey are used to inform schools and the administration of areas for improvement and areas of strength.
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Preseason Football Training Camp

ATTENTION: All 6th and 7th Graders interested in participating in next year's Eagle Football Season.

We are currently offering preseason activities including: agilities, skills, conditioning, and 7 on 7 game time. Camps are optional and not required to play for next season. All activities are NON-CONTACT. Our hope is to increase strength and endurance, improve football skills, and have some fun playing. We only ask for a signature (see the attached form) from a parent or guardian, in order to participate.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:45 PM.

Week 1: April 30th and May 1st
Week 2: May 7th and 8th
Week 3: May 14th and 15th
Week 4: May 21st and 22nd

See the attached document for more information and Permission Slip.

Coach Bastin Coach Lopez
Coach Hoffman Coach Rodriquez
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2018/19 Celebration of Learning

The capstone event of the year, our Celebration of Learning, takes place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on May 30th. This year will be even bigger than last year. We will have a tent out front with information on resources in the community, a $5.00 Spaghetti Dinner will be offered, and every student is expected to participate by highlighting some high quality work that they produced over the year.
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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 Track 2019 Information

Escalante Eagle Track is kicking off with practice starting March 12. Track is open to all 7th and 8th-grade students. Athletes must have a current physical on file at the school. Please see the attached Athletic Packet for the correct forms and the 2019 schedule of events. Contact Coach Duce if you have questions. GO EAGLES!
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EMS Eagle 2018-19 Yearbook

The chance to pre-order the 2018/19 student-designed yearbooks is over and the already purchased books will be delivered to students May 31. We will have a few books to sell May 31 for $25.00. These books will be available in the office and on a first come first sold basis.
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Picture Day May 2

The District will no longer schedule student photos in the fall. Instead, student photos will be taken on May 2 this spring and will be used as ID photos for this fall enrollment. All students will be photographed for ID purposes. If you would like to purchase photos, See attachment to access an order form, or pick one up in the office. Also, Order Forms will be sent home with students 4/24/19, or you can order online at www.mymjthomas.com and use Event Password C588 to pre-order online. Questions? Call the office at 970-247-9490.
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Escalante Fun Run April 26

The Escalante Parent Organization is hosting the Escalante 5K and Family Fun running event on April 26th. The one-mile fun run event will begin at 4:00 and the 5K will take place at 4:30 PM. Pre-race day registration is $10, and if you register before April 12th, you will receive a pre-ordered T-Shirt on race-day. Registration is $15.00 the day of the race. (Registration form attached below) Escalante Middle School students run free, but we are encouraging our student runners to raise any donations in the form of pledges. All proceeds will go directly to student field experience. We hope that our families come out for a Friday afternoon of fun on April 26th. We will have music, food vendors, and a terrific course. Please save that date!
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Open House for Incoming 6th Grade

Escalante Middle School is excited to host Open House for all 5th Graders interested in attending EMS next year on Tuesday, April 16th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Student Ambassadors and staff will be on hand to answer questions and challenge participants to a scavenger hunt! This event is open to all interested 5th-grade students and their families from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Welcome to Escalante!
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Durango School District 9-R Receives $1.1M Grant to Support School Safety

The School Security Disbursement program enacted by SB18-269 provides funding to improve security in public school facilities and vehicles and to support training for school personnel. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security made $29M in funds available to school districts across the state and Durango was awarded $1.1M in the grant to support its ongoing school safety measures.
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