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Addressing Controversial Topics in School

Today’s society is shifting in many ways, adjusting to life with COVID-19, social justice movements, and a heated election are playing a major role. Emotions are high and many are divided on a number of topics. It is our right to hold our positions as individuals and private citizens and it is important that we all have passion and compassion for these issues and for others.
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Miller Middle School Cohort Quarantine - 10.27.20

On October 27, 2020, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that a student at Miller Middle School 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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Itslearning Parent Logins

Dear families,


Thank you for your patience and perseverance as we’ve migrated to the world of online learning. Today you should receive an email from itslearning that will contain your username and password.
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Virtual Coffee Chat with the 9-R Board of Education

Greetings 9-R Families, this is Andrea Parmenter and Kristin Smith from your 9-R Board of Education. We would like to invite you to meet us and to discuss everything about education. This is the first of our planned monthly coffee chats between board members and the community.
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9-R Debt Notice

At the election to be held on November 3, 2020, Durango School District 9-R, La Plata County, Colorado (the “District”) is submitting one ballot issue concerning the creation of debt or financial obligation.
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9-R Update for the Community - 10.20.20

Dear 9-R Community,

We have officially made it through the first quarter of the school year, and have thankfully had minimal COVID-19 impacts on students and staff. We thank all the staff, students and parents who have made this possible through their diligence and support of the issued guidelines. The cohort model is allowing continuation of school when a small population is impacted. And also we are appreciative that we have only had one positive case in the district, which was at the very beginning of the school year.
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Schools Closed/Student Enrichment Days

The district has identified an additional two days where schools will be closed to allow teacher's additional work days to continue to plan and adjust to instruction under the guidelines of COVID-19. The two days are October 30 and November 2; these are in addition to the already identified teacher work day/school closure of November 30. Enrichment opportunities will be available to families of students in grades k-6 at no cost to the families allowing them to be supervised during regular school hours. Children with significant needs will also have an opportunity to be served at the middle and high school grades. Parents of such students will be contacted in the coming week.
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Durango High School Cohort to Quarantine

Dear 9-R Families,
On October 19, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at DHS is currently being evaluated for COVID-19 who was in close contact with another individual who tested positive for COVID-19. 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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Updated COVID-19 Information

Since the community has moved to Safer at Home Level 1, some adjustments have been made to our process map. We also have updated documents for families on next steps, scheduling testing with Cedar Diagnostics and letters from Physicians.
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Community Message - October 12, 2020

Hello 9-R Families,

I know the start of school has been a whirlwind. I appreciate those of you who have sent feedback to me and our school leaders. This pandemic clearly continues to present challenges to our educational system, but we do greatly appreciate your patience and grace.
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