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9-R Matrix for Return to In-Person Learning

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we move into our winter break scheduled from December 20 to January 4. Students will resume with remote learning on January 5, 2021. We have developed a matrix that outlines what our actions will be in response to our community COVID-19 transmission rate, that aligns with the level of risk and transmission in the re-opening phase as issued by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH).
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Escalante Christmas Dinners Bring Holiday Cheer to Families

Escalante Middle School staff and students have been supporting Christmas dinners for families in need for several years now. Even in COVID times, this amazing school community has pulled it together again, and plans to distribute 50 full Christmas meals to 50 school families, including the turkey and homemade apple pies!
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Winter Break Meal Baskets

As the holiday season is upon us, the Nutrition Services team is assembling 1,000 meal packets, containing 5,000 total meals, to be distributed to students on Friday, December 18, 2020. These packets include a breakfast and a lunch for 5 days, as well as recipe cards and instructions for keeping the food fresh. Extra bags are also being prepared for those identified families that regularly access meal supports but are unable to order online or pre-order.
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DHS Elevation Cohort to Quarantine - 12.13.20

9-R was notified that an individual who has been in contact with students and staff at Durango High School is a probable case 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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Football Season 2020 Recap

The Demons had a 0-3-1 record in State Championship games prior to Saturday. The closest they came to a Championship was in 1954 when they played in class A and were co-champions with Lamar High School. The final score of the ‘54 game was 7-7. At the time, high school football didn’t allow overtime, so the Demons ended up as Co-Champions with Lamar. The last time the Demons made it to state was in 1988 against Grand Junction, but Durango came up short, so this is the first outright championship for the Demon football team.
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Escalante Middle School Cohort to Quarantine - 12.5.20

9-R was notified that an individual who has been in contact with students and staff at Escalante has 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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Volunteer Your Time by Serving on the 9-R School Board

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is now accepting applications from persons residing in Director District E who are interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment until November 2021 regular biennial school election.
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Support for itsLearning

Thank you for your patience and perseverance as we’ve migrated to the world of online learning. We can help to answer some of the technical questions that come up with your students' itslearning accounts. Below you will find a flow chart that shows who to contact if you are having trouble with logins or accessing itslearning.
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Student Tech Support

Is your student struggling with technology during remote learning? The Student Tech Help Desk is available Monday - Friday from 7:30 - 4pm to assist students with hardware support, Google account services and Google application support.
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Remote Learning Feedback/Survey

How is remote learning going? Share your remote learning experiences with us every week so that we can continually refine and improve the instruction your children receive while remote. We're asking families to take the survey each Friday so that we can make adjustments early in the next school week. We're excited to hear what you have to say so we know what's going well and what we can make better.
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