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Thanksgiving Lunch at Escalante Middle School Nov. 15th - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Escalante is happy to invite all families to come and eat with their EMS Student on Thursday, Nov. 15. Adults are $5.00, children (3 yrs. and up) including students cost $3.00. (Cash and checks only please). We will serve Thanksgiving Lunch at the following times:
6th Grade 11:20 - 11:50 AM
7th Grade 11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
8th Grade 12:20 - 12:50 PM
*7th & 8th grade may run a little behind schedule depending on crowd sizes. Please check in at the office and obtain a visitor pass before heading to the cafeteria for lunch.
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Escalante Students Win Hustle Kindness Award

When a teammate is down, the students at Escalante know how to rally behind them and help them to the finish line.

Each year, the students start the school year off by running a timed mile for fitness pre-tests. This timed mile run is often a challenge for many students, especially for some of the 6th grade students.
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Eagle Boys Basketball 2018 Season Information

Eagles Basketball Update
November 12, 2018

Attention All Parents & Guardians: Thursday, November 15th Games versus Miller have changed Location. Times remain the same! Players will be transported to games, but Parents and or Guardians are responsible for pick up. In town games are considered Home Games and require pickup in town.

ALL C Teams: @ Miller Middle School, Color Game starts at 4:00 pm.

B & Teams: @ Durango High School, B Game starts at 4:00 pm.

Please also note that we travel to Cortez Middle School tomorrow and Games begins @ 4:30 pm, we should return between 7:30-8:00 pm, depending on length of games. Parents and Guardians should be contacted when we leave Cortez and 10 minutes before arrival to Escalante. Please make sure you have someone available to pick up when we arrive.

Thanks, Coaching Staff
dbastin@durangoschools.org
Contact Coach Bastin for more information. GO EAGLES!
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Schools Open, Drive with Caution

The following is a non-emergency message to all parents, staff, and students in Durango School District 9-R. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in our area, we want to caution parents regarding travel this morning. While our schools will be open today, Monday, November 12, 2018 we encourage parents to make appropriate decisions regarding their students and attendance today. Staff are encouraged to be cautious on their travels in, state and local plows are sparse at this time, and a number of roads appear to be closed. We apologize for the short notice, this weather system caught many by surprise. More updates will be provided if conditions change. For more information on bus routes please contact transportation at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.
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Reminder - Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families,

Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as:

School Bus Transportation Services
School Library Use
City Transit Use
Safety and Security
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New Visitor Management System Rolls Out

After working with a self-organized community group, hosting several community meetings and receiving expert review and recommendation, the school district is implementing a new visitor check-in system at all schools. Visitors will be requested to provide a government issued ID; this will be used to create an account for you in our system.
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Reminder About Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families,

Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as:

School Bus Transportation Services
School Library Use
City Transit Use
Safety and Security

Starting Monday, October 22, IDs are required for all district bus services, including regular bus route services and field trips. Your student should ensure that they have their ID, or that the lost ID is reported to the school office ASAP for replacement.
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Picture Day Re-Takes Scheduled for October 17th

If you missed the August 30 Picture day, MJ Thomas will be at Escalante Middle School for re-take photos October 17th. See attached ordering instructions if you want to order online. Ordering pictures is OPTIONAL, but all students and staff will be photographed for student IDs. Get your smile on!
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Eagle Football 2018 Season Information

The Escalante Eagle 2018 Football Season is under way! Practice prior to the first day of school: Aug. 6-8 (7:00 - 11:30 AM), Aug. 9 & 10 (7:00 - 9:30 AM), and Aug. 13-16 (3:30 - 5:45 PM). Athletes, start at anytime with the above dates. Please see the attached schedule and Athletic Packet for more information. Come support your Eagles! *ALL students must have a sports physical and $30 activity fee prior to participating. Contact Coach Bastin for more information.
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Eagle Volleyball 2018 Season Information

The 2018 Escalante Eagle Volleyball season begins with registration on August 14 at 3:30 PM in the gym, with practice to follow. Please see the attached schedule and Athlete Packet. *ALL student athletes must have a sports physical and $30 activity fee prior to participation. See Athletic Packet attaches. Contact Coach Duce if you have any questions.
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