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Community School Safety Forums

Durango School District 9-R is hosting two Community School Safety Forums during the month of October, which is also School Safety Month. This is a great time to review safety measures to date, learn more about our trainings and vision for school safety, learn about next steps and share your feedback.
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FOOTBALL UPDATE 10/02/19

Hello Escalante Football Families,

Remaining Practice Schedule

Thursday, 10/03 - Practice 3:30 - 5:45 PM
Friday, 10/04 - Practice 3:30 - 5:00 PM

After practice Friday 10/04, players will take ALL practice and game uniforms with equipment for the game Saturday and RETURN all items Monday after washing uniforms. Please return pants with all pads inserted properly inside of the pants. Thank you!

A & B Place Games -vs- Pagosa
Saturday, October 5th Game @ Pagosa High School Stadium

Transportation note for Saturday: All players are required to ride the bus to the game, (district rule) so all A & B players must arrive at Escalante by 7:00 AM for a 7:15 AM bus departure to Pagosa. Players may be signed out by parents/guardians following the game for transportation home.

B Team Game starts @ 9:00 AM
A Team Game starts @ 11:00 AM

Monday, October 7th: Equipment Check-In & End of Season Celebration @ Serious Texas BBQ South

Equipment Check-In 10/07: 2:30 - 3:30 PM in Main Gym. Players will check-in ALL of their equipment at this time. Please note that players are responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged equipment.

End of Season Celebration: We will hold our End of Season Celebration at Serious Texas BBQ South from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. After Equipment Check-in, we will take roll and walk via the River Walk to Serious Texas BBQ. Players are responsible for their own food and drinks at the party. Please budget at least $8.00 for food and drink. Our staff wants to thank all parents and volunteers for an outstanding season and start to this school year. An applause to all! IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents/Guardians are responsible for student/player 5:00 PM PICKUP @ Serious Texas BBQ South - Frontage Road in front of Mall.

All students must complete and turn in the Athletic & Activity Form (see below), have a sports physical, and pay the $30 activity fee prior to participating in any sports or activity at Escalante Middle School. Parent permission is included in the form.

Contact Coach Bastin (dbastin@durangoschools.org) for more information.
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Leadership 9-R

Ever wonder about what’s in school lunch today? How about how we manage to transport students 500k miles each year on our buses? Maybe you have wondered just what in the world we do with the money!?
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How are Academics Going at 9-R?

State assessments are one of the many tools utilized by teachers and district staff to gain an understanding on how each student is progressing toward competency. Before we can understand how students are achieving, it is important to define what competency is. There are set expectations for what students should know and understand before progressing through the pk-12 system and achieving the ultimate goal of a diploma. The Colorado Department of Education sets these competencies through its various subject standards for each grade level, and districts and teachers set the pace with students on when those milestones will be achieved.
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Meet the Candidates

For this upcoming election, Durango School District 9-R has two open seats. Continue reading to learn more about the candidates and the election process.
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Leadership 9-R Session Thursday, September 18, 2019

On Thursday, September 19, we start our series of sessions called Leadership 9-R. This is an opportunity to learn more about the overall operation of the district, what is the strategic plan, how do we spend resources in support of students, and how do the various departments operate in support of our students. More importantly, it is an opportunity to provide input and feedback to ensure we are the best that we can be. This first session is being offered twice.
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READ to Succeed

State Board Reprentative Joyce Rankin will be in Durango to explain the READ Act and how it can transform education for all k-3 students. She will be at Needham Elementary on September 18, 2019 from 5:30-6:30.
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Back to School BBQ September 16th 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Come celebrate the new school year with us!  Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served from 5:00 - 5:30 PM.  Next, parents and students will attend Convocation with Mr. Voss in the Gym and then join your student to run through a mock schedule of their day and meet their teachers and other amazing staff.  CAN YOU HELP WITH SETTING UP OR SERVING FOR THE BBQ?  PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP AND HELP.
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Fall Picture Day Re-Takes October 24th

MJ Thomas will take student photos Thursday, October 24th at Escalante Middle School. ALL students will be photographed for ID and Yearbook purposes. Students can order packages of photos but are not required to do so. Information to purchase these photos to come....
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