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Eagle Wrestling 2020

Eagle Wrestling co-hosting Durango Wrestling Invite on Saturday, Feb. 8th at MMS. Can you help? SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON THE INVITE LABELED COPY OF HOSPITALITY LETTER

Eagle Wrestling is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students currently enrolled at Escalante Middle School. Practice begins Tuesday, January 21 after school 3:30 - 5:30 PM for the first two weeks, then will be communicated to athletes after that. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced skills welcome! Bring practice clothes and wrestling shoes. Wrestlers practice and compete at similar weight and we strive to build better athletes and character. If you are interested at any level, we want you to be a part of this team! Text Coach Lopez at 970-946-3362 for information.

All athletes must complete and submit a sports packet, including a sports physical, prior to competing. See the packet below.
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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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Letter from Superintendent Dan Snowberger

Dear Parents,

We have been seeing some concerning patterns among our secondary students and I wanted to bring to your attention some of our findings. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in reports of students sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves with friends.
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Important Reminder from Health Services

It's that time of year again where many students and family members are coming down with various illnesses. In the schools, we have diagnosed cases of influenza, strep throat, as well as common colds. A rule of thumb is to keep kids home from school with fevers greater than 100 degrees, and students should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications. Please do not send kids to school that are vomiting or have diarrhea until symptom free for 24 hours. For coughs and colds, students that are coughing consistently, and pose a risk of infecting others, should remain home until coughing subsides.
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Farm-to-School RFP

The Farm-to-School RFP has been posted and is available on the District website at durangoschools.org in the Finance section under Bidding Information.
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Meet the New Board Members

The two newest board members, Kristin Smith and Andrea Parmenter, want to hear from you! They are hosting a coffee at College Durango Joe's on Wednesday, March 4, from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.
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Eagle Girls Basketball 2019-20 Season Information

Eagle Girls Basketball is open to all 7th and 8th-grade girls interested in playing basketball. The first practice is Tuesday, December 10 at 3:30 PM (See below). Refer to this announcement for changes and updates as they become available. The game schedule is attached below.

Athletes need to come with the completed physical form (see below), athletic clothing, and clean athletic shoes.

Eagle Girls Basketball starts Tuesday, December 10

Week 1 Schedule:
Tuesday, 12/10: 330 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 12/11: 330 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, 12/12: 330 - 6:00 PM
Friday, 12/13: 330 - 5:00 PM

Please contact Coach Duce with any questions or concerns. educe@durangoschools.org or call 247-9490 Ext. 2822

Coach Fitzpatrick at DHS has generously given us access to discounts for athletic wear in the high school team store. (See the link below).
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