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Awesome Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in joining our team? We have full and part time positions available for certified nursing assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, bus drivers, and cooks. We have day and evening positions and offer a Monday – Friday workweek!

We Are Looking to Expand Our Team of Substitute Teachers

We offer full time positions with benefits as well as flexible positions. Note, individuals do not have to have a college degree in order to serve in this role – candidates can hold a 1-year Colorado Substitute License with documentation of completion of one year of post-secondary education.

Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council

Dear Families,
Thank you for entrusting us with your students this school year and for your support and patience. It has been a wonderful start to the year even with the COVID precautions we have had to implement.

Fall 2021 Athletics and Activities Guidelines

With the new school year, please review the current athletics and activities guidelines. The guidelines are reflective of the Colorado Public Health and Environment Toolkit and Center for Disease Control Guidance for athletics and activities.

2021/22 Attendance Guidelines and Policy

This year, we anticipate fewer quarantines, due to the population-based approach and masking. Students who are absent will follow the attendance policy, making up work when they return unless the teacher plans otherwise. (This applies even if the student is in isolation or a quarantined determined by San Juan Basin Public Health) . We will not conduct live teaching or Zooming into classrooms during absences as was done during quarantines in the 20-21 school year.

Durango School District 9-R Announces New Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Durango School District 9-R announces Dr. Laurie Rossback as the new executive director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for 9-R. Rossback will serve the district alongside current Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Executive Director Dylan Connell. The duo and their team will work together to ensure alignment of the continuum of success for students during progression from elementary to secondary school.

Preschool Openings at Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary

Our Fort Lewis Mesa preschool program has openings for children who are 3 and 4-year-olds. You may be eligible for tuition assistance through the Colorado Preschool Program. For more information please reach out to the Early Childhood Coordinator Jennifer, at jbaufield@durangoschools.org, 970-247-5411 X 1468.

August 24, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Cancelled

Due to health concerns for students and staff, the scheduled Board of Education Meeting for August 24, 2021 has been cancelled. Please watch for updates for the rescheduled meeting on our website.

9-R COVID-19 Protocols - 2021/22

Dear Durango School District 9-R community,

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. We look forward to the new school year, which begins August 24. Here are updates regarding our COVID-related health protocols for the 2021-22 school year.
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