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Escalante Students and Staff Join the Holly Jolly Toy Drive!

Escalante is happy to support the LaPlata Family Centers Coalition Holly Jolly Toy Drive! If you would like to support this worthy cause, send your student to school with a new toy to donate. To sign up children or find more ways to contribute please visit lpfcc.orb/toydrive.

Safety and Wellness Reminders for Parents from 9-R - December 2021

We hope you and your family are doing well as we approach the upcoming break. We are so grateful for you and your family and all the efforts you have made to support in-person learning this year. In response to a recent tragedy in our community, and as the holiday season approaches, we want to take a moment to remind parents and students of Safe2Tell, share resources in the community for families, as well as encourage parents to be involved in their child’s online safety.

9-R School Board Public Forum - 9-R Administration Building Sale

The 9-R School Board is hosting a public forum on December 14, 2021 from 4pm - 5:15pm via Zoom to share the timeline for the process of the sale of the 9-R Administration Building, as well as hear comments from the community. Chief Hal Doughty of the Fire Department and Mayor Kim Baxter and City Council from the City of Durango will also participate.

November 2021 COVID-19 Summary

November was a whirlwind with the push to the holiday break. We hope our families enjoyed a little reprieve as we head into the two-week home stretch to the winter break. As families may be aware, our goal this year has remained the same, as we want to optimize student access to in-person learning while simultaneously promoting health and safety by minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Here are some COVID-19 updates from 9-R for the month of November.

Eagle Boys Basketball Information

Our Eagle boys' basketball season kicks off Monday, October 11th after school and will run through Saturday, December 11th. Games will generally be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (See schedule below). Practice schedules will be uploaded below (athletes will receive information at the first practice).

Eagle Basketball is open to all 7th and 8th-grade boys currently enrolled at EMS. To be eligible to participate, students need to complete the registration checklist (see below) and come with clean court shoes, athletic clothing, and a water bottle.

Contact Coach Bastin for more information at [email protected]

COVID-19 Serial Testing Update for the Community

The Durango School District 9-R has a goal of optimizing student access to in-person learning while simultaneously promoting health and safety by minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The many mitigation strategies suggested and supported by the CDPHE and our local health authorities play an important role in ensuring success with this goal.

Snow Day Reminders

With winter approaching, we want to remind parents and families of our Snow Day practices and policies.
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