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Registration 2023-2024

Information and application for free/reduced lunch

Información y solicitud de comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido

Welcome to Durango School District 9-R! We look forward to assisting your student in registering in our district and enrolling at one of our schools. Registration and enrollment for the 2023/24 school year is now open. Please register for next school year as soon as possible to ensure appropriate access and resources for you and your student at your preferred school. Choose the option below that best describes your family to get your 2023-24 registration started:


Open Enrollment


Open enrollment applies to all students in grades K-12 who either live outside of 9-R boundaries or wish to attend a different school than the one assigned to their neighborhood. To access the open enrollment application please click HERE. As you complete your online registration, please select the school of residence. If you wish to apply outside of your school of residence, please complete the open enrollment process, More information on open enrollment can be found HERE.


Registration for Existing and New Students K-12


Registration for existing, and new students at Durango High School and Big Picture High School is now open. Registration for all elementary and middle schools will begin on February 21st, 2023.  Existing families need to log into their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account and complete the Online registration form for the 2023/24 school year. Families that do not have access to a computer may complete the online registration at the school by using the kiosk that is available for new and existing families. Please call or stop by the school to arrange an appointment.  After completing the Online registration, families will still need to complete the enrollment process with the school.


New families can click HERE to register.

Existing families can click HERE to register.


Kindergarten Registration


Our kindergarten programs are full-day classes and follow the school district calendar. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 years old on or before September 1st. All kindergarten classes are free. If you want your kindergarten child to attend a school outside your attendance area, please follow the Open Enrollment process.


New kindergarten students need to register for the 2022/23 school year through Online Registration


Kindergarten Screening
We are inviting all kindergarten students and families to participate in readiness screening.  You will learn about ways to support your child’s readiness for kindergarten and receive additional information about your child’s school and district programs. These events will take place at the district office the first week of April. Sign-up for a time using this link

Kindergarten and Preschool Open House Events


Families and new students are invited to come and learn about our preschool and kindergarten programs. Families will learn about our schools and what to expect for the upcoming school year. Families will have an opportunity to complete and turn in necessary registration forms. Please bring proof of residency, birth certificate, and immunization records



Kindergarten and Preschool  Open House

Animas Valley

4/13/23 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Florida Mesa


Fort Lewis Mesa

4/25/23 4:00-5:30 p.m.


5/8/23  3:00-4:00 p.m.


4/12/23 5:00-6:30 p.m.


4/18/23 5:30-6:30 p.m.


5/2/23 3:00-4:00 p.m.


Preschool Registration


Preschool interest forms are now being accepted.  We are excited to roll out Colorado’s new universal preschool program. Families are able to access 15 hours of tuition assistance for all 4-year-olds. To apply please visit the Colorado Department of Early Childhood website. To access the early childhood website please click here.  Space is limited in our preschool classrooms. If you are unable to do so, please contact Jennifer Baufield at (970) 247-5411 extension 1468. Please leave a message for a return call. 


We will also be holding in-person office hours registration events at each elementary school for preschool. On this date please stop in to fill out paperwork and find out more about our preschool programs. 



Preschool Registration Office hours

Animas Valley Elementary School

March 27, 2023 1-3pm

Florida Mesa Elementary School

March 9, 2023 1-3pm

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School

March 16, 2023 1-3pm

Needham Elementary School

March 8, 2023 1-3pm

Park Elementary School

March 29, 2023 1-3pm

Riverview Elementary School

March 14, 2023 1-3pm

Sunnyside Elementary School

March 30, 2023 1-3pm

Before starting our Online Registration process, we ask that you locate your attendance boundary school using our School Boundary Map. Simply enter your street address, city, and state, into the address field to find your attendance boundary school, this will be the school that you should request on your application.


In addition to registering online all families MUST fill out a Health Information Form. Please fill out, print and return or email the form to your school. To see additional forms that some families may need, visit our Enrollment Forms page.   Online Registration Kiosks and paper copies of the Health Information Form are available at each school.


For additional registration events please check the Durango 9-R website or contact your school. 

Choose the option below that best describes your family to get your 2022-23 registration started:
Existing 9-R Family