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COVID-19 Weekly Summary - 4.9.21

Spring has sprung here in Durango and we are quickly heading toward the end of the school year with only eight weeks left. This certainly has been an interesting yet productive educational experience this year, and we applaud all the amazing ingenuity, adaptability and perseverance that our students, staff and families have embraced this year. Between March 27 and April 9, at the time of this report the school district responded to 8 incidents of either positive or severe symptom cases of COVID-19, causing 14 cohorts across the district to require quarantine. On that same note, these quarantines have not affected staff due to the current PPE guidelines and the continued mitigation efforts in our schools. Additionally the system of quarantines continues to protect students and staff alike, allowing 3900 students to continue to have limited-to-no interruption to their in-person learning, while still creating access for quarantined students to continue their education while out of school.

Cohorts to Quarantine - 4.7.21

On April 7, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individuals in cohorts at Needham Elementary and Miller Middle School either tested positive for, or are exhibiting severe symptoms of, COVID-19, causing a g two (2) cohorts to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Cohorts to Quarantine - 4.6.21

On April 6, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual is exhibiting severe symptoms COVID-19, causing three (3) cohorts to quarantine at Animas Valley Elementary, Durango High School and a bus route. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat - April 7, 2021

Join 9-R Board of Education members tomorrow, April 7, 2021, from 8-9, to have an informal conversation about how everything is going for you and your student. The meeting will be on Zoom, and a live interpreter will be available.

Cohort to Quarantine - 4.5.21

On April 5, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at Riverview Elementary is positive for COVID-19, causing a cohort to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary Hosts Fundraiser

JOIN US FOR A FAMILY FUN GEOCACHE-STYLE ADVENTURE Choose your challenge: are you a Wanderer, a Cruiser or an Adventurer? Choose from 3 levels of difficulty. Using your smartphone to navigate to secret coordinates, then use your problem-solving mind to follow the clues to the hidden Roadrunner. Each map purchased will get your name in a drawing for the grand prize associated with that map.

Cohorts from Durango High School, Escalante Middle School and a Bus Route to Quarantine - 3.31.21

On March 31, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals at Durango High School and Escalante Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, causing five (5) cohorts to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for 2021/22

9-R is encouraging families to register for preschool and kindergarten for the 2021/22 school year as soon as possible. It is vital to ensure staffing and program availability to all of those who need the services. Registration is open and families are encouraged to register ASAP. The district preschool program is licensed to serve 16 students in a class, and currently the district is making budgetary and staffing decisions based on how many classes it needs next year.

Cohort at Riverview Elementary School to Quarantine - 3.29.21

On March 29, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at Riverview Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19, causing a cohort to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Cohort at Riverview Elementary School to Quarantine - 3.28.21

On March 28, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at Riverview Elementary tested positive for COVID-19, causing a cohort to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the 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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Mission

The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning. Through leading instructional models, globally minded learning programs and engaging teaching and learning methods, the district aims to instill in each student the ability to compete and contribute in the global community. Furthermore, the district encourages supportive and safe school environments, guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities for each and every student. 

9-R Board of Education Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Durango School District 9-R is located on lands and territories taken from the Núuchiu (Ute) people. This land is also the ancestral home of or served as a site of trade, gathering, or healing for Apache, Pueblo, Diné, and other nations. We recognize and honor these peoples and nations as traditional stewards of this land and water and respect their enduring relationship with it.

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