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9-R Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

Attention Parents of Children that receive Special Education services:
Please join us for our last Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting: Tuesday May 4th, 2021 4-5pm via Zoom. Please RSVP to Rachael Else (relse@durangoschools.org) to be sent the Zoom link.

COVID-19 Weekly Summary

With just a little more than six weeks left in the school year (time flies!!), we are so grateful and elated to have had the opportunity to work so closely with our schools, our students and our families to have a successful, albeit different, school year. While the end of the school year celebrations and activities may be a little different as well, we are still celebrating all the small victories for this school year.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Durango 9-R

Durango School District 9-R and the 9-R Board of Education have prioritized a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. The community of Durango is very supportive of our schools and our education system, and there are many thought leaders and partners to assist us in taking the bold steps necessary to achieve positive educational outcomes for all children.

Cohorts to Quarantine - 4.15.21

Between April 9, 2021 and April 15, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individuals in cohorts at Escalante Middle School, Durango High School, Needham Elementary and Miller Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, causing six (6) 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.

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.
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