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EMS hosting Book eFair!

While families won't be able to browse the shelves filled with exciting titles this year, we have created virtual shelves to peruse. Using the brand new Follett eFair platform, we're able to offer even more books than normal. Through his eFair, students can browse titles, create wish lists, and parents can make purchases from the comfort of your home! And, since we're partnering with Follett, a larger portion of each purchase will go toward funding our school library than with a traditional Scholastic fair!

The eFair begins on Monday, November 9th and will run until December 1. Books purchased will be delivered directly to students at school for an exciting unboxing!

When the fair begins (remember, we have to wait until Monday), it will be accessible through the link below. If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact Steve Tidwell (stidwell@durangoschools.org).
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Remote Learning Expectations

Thank you for partnering with us during the next few weeks as we engage your child in remote learning while we prepare to hopefully open our schools after the winter holidays.  On Friday, we will provide you with more information as to our community's progress in getting control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and our metrics we will look for as we prepare to reopen our schools in the future.
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Remote Meal Services

Order your FREE meals for pick up from school sites or bus routes.
Durango School District 9R Food Services is requesting families fill out a form and pre-order meals for delivery starting 11/16. Order deadlines will be the Friday before the delivery week.
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Apply to be on the 9-R Bond Oversight Committee

We are so incredibly grateful for the ongoing support the community of Durango has for education. Thank you to all of those who supported the bond initiative, whether you helped on the committee or filled in the 'yes' circle. As we move forward with the expenditures of the bond dollars, we are seeking community and staff members to support the work ahead of us.
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9-R Pivots to Remote Learning for All Families - 11.10.20

Dear Families,




We commend all the efforts that our families and staff have made to allow 9-R to open up our school year with three different learning models, including in-person. That was not an option for many districts across the state and the country, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support students and enjoy success in the first quarter of the school year with little to no issue.
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Update for the Community - 11.8.20

Good afternoon 9-R Families and Staff. As you probably know, our community is seeing a significant increase in new cases of COVID-19. This is not unlike the rest of our state or nation at this point. Needham Elementary School is closed to a majority of its students due to potential exposure of staff members to a positive case. Students were not at risk of exposure as they were not at school due to the cancelation of school a week ago Friday.
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Escalante Middle School and Durango High School Cohorts to Quarantine - 11.1.20

On October 30, 2020, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that a student at Durango High School tested positive for COVID-19, and again on November 1, 2020, 9-R was notified that a staff member at Escalante Middle School was also tested positive for COVID-19. The school and the district are working proactively with SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.
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Planning for the Unexpected - Isolation Room and Quarantine

Dear Families,

We know this school year has been a bit different than those we are accustomed to, but thanks to all your hard work and support we have been able to continue in-person learning and limit the number of students, staff and families impacted by COVID-19. It is important that we all remain diligent in our steps to practice the three W’s: wear your mask, wash your hand and watch your distance, while in and outside of school.
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Our Fall Fundraiser is Here!

We're raising money for student technology devices and we need your help. It's easy! No order forms, no checks to collect, no handing out items. Just send, share, and shop. See attachments for more information. Our fundraiser ends October 29 so please share with friends and family soon.
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9-R 2020/21 Capital Budget Guide

Included in this article is a comprehensive, easy to read PDF that breaks down the details of how schools and the district are funded, how the money is allocated to schools, and impacts of legislation and mandates. This year's guide has a focus on capital needs to try to bring to light the deficit due to the negative factor and the current needs across the district.
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