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Escalante Annual Plant Sale

Each year, Escalante Middle School Students sell the plants, which include herbs, flowers, and veggies, to re-coup expenses and refill their ag funds for the following year. The event is this Saturday, May 16, 2020, and not only supports the students but also the food insecurity currently in our community.
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Purchase your 2019/20 Yearbook


Escalante 2019/20 Yearbooks are for sale as long as quantities last, so don't miss out, buy yours today! Purchase your yearbook by clicking the link below. (https://escalantems.store.creatorstudiopro.com/)

It's not too late to submit pictures that may be included in the yearbook. Email pictures to Mr. Tidwell at stidwell@durangoschools.org. Don't forget to include pictures of you working from home. We are living in a historical moment in time and we want to record these moments in the yearbook.

If we return to the 2019/20 school year, you will receive your yearbook the last week of school in May. If we don't return this school year, yearbooks will be distributed to students the first week back in session for the 2020/21 school year so you can get them signed by friends then. Incoming Freshmen (this years 8th graders) will receive their yearbook at DHS or BPHS. If you move over the summer, your yearbook will be mailed to you in August, so don't miss out, ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!

*Congratulations Sora Pearson for winning the Yearbook Cover Contest! A portion of her winning cover is shown. Sora not only wins bragging rights of her artwork, but she won $50 and will have her artwork on your shelf for years to come! Way to fly high Sora!
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District Weekly Update - 5.6.20

This week’s district communication includes information about arranging pick up of student's personal belongings from school, continued meal service options for students, curbside service from the SW Library District, information on the ABC Award and additional details about expanded childcare options.
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Student Tech Support

In support of the Durango 9-R’s transition to remote learning during its pandemic response, the district is offering limited direct technology support access to students. Information on these services are identified below.
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District Weekly Update - 4.22.20

Good morning, this is Dan Snowberger, Superintendent of Durango School District 9-R with this week’s community message. On Monday, Colorado Governor Polis extended his cancellation of in-person instruction in Colorado for the remainder of the school year.
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We understand that the school closure and cancellation of activities and plans can have a negative affect on students and their families. If you or a loved one are struggling, Safe2Tell is an anonymous tip line that can be accessed by an app or a phone call.
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Temporary Grading Options

Durango School District 9-R is making a temporary modification to the grading policy at the middle and high school levels for the fourth grading period/second semester of this school year due to COVID-19. We are changing the grading system to a scale of P (reflects a grade of C or higher), P- (reflects a grade of D), or NC (no credit). Students and families who wish to receive traditional letter grades may request to do so. The rest of this letter highlights the specific shifts in the system and actions a family will take to receive traditional letter grades.
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Updated 2020/21 Academic Calendar

In response to multiple surveys and feedback received on the Academic Calendar, the Board of Education approved a change brought forward by the superintendent supported by a majority of the feedback of our community and staff who engaged in multiple opportunities for dialogue.  These changes are meant to support our teachers with much-needed planning time to recognize their hard work in constantly working to improve student outcomes.
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District Weekly Update - 4.15.2020

Today’s message includes
information about changes in attendance and parent/student communication procedures based upon community feedback, Iimportant messages from Police Chief Bob Brammer, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Liane Jollon, information on Open Enrollment, Middle School Choice, and re-registration for next year, and closure reminders about services and supports that continue to be available for our students and community.
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