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Summer Fun at Sunnyside Library! ** Diversión de verano en la Biblioteca Sunnyside!

Summer Reading Program, Let's Play a Game, Knitting Club and Friday Movies for Teens! Please join us for all these amazing activities at the Sunnyside Library!
¡Programa de Lectura de Verano, Vamos a Jugar un Juego, Club de Tejer y Viernes Películas para Adolescentes! ¡Por favor, únase a nosotros para todas estas actividades increíbles en la Biblioteca Sunnyside!

2023 Summer Bridge makes learning fun and prepares students for next year

School’s out, but Durango School District 9-R is encouraging students to work on learning through the summer – with fun events as a motivating reward. The Summer Bridge program combines free activity books with checkpoints, events, and prizes to continue learning this summer and be ready for the next grade level.

Sunnyside Elementary Early Check-In!

Our early check-in date for the 23/24 school year will be on August 9th from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Please stop by to pick up paperwork that needs to be completed and sign up for Transportation services.
Nuestra fecha de registro temprano para el año escolar 23/24 será el 9 de agosto de 8:00am - 3:00pm. Por favor pase a recoger el papeleo que necesita ser completado e inscribirse en los servicios de transporte.

Inchy Bookworm Vending Machine is Up and Running!

We are so excited to announce that our Inchy Bookworm Vending Machine is up and running. We had our first award winners test it out! The goal is to promote literacy and excite our students to read. As you can see from the smiles, the goal was met.

Renewals Restart in Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Do you or a family member currently have health insurance through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)?  If so, here’s what you need to know: Everyone with Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) health insurance will need to renew their coverage in the coming year.

District announces Snow Day Make-Up plan

Due to the number of Snow Day school closures this winter, Durango School District 9-R has announced a plan to make up school days in the remainder of the 2022/23 school year.

Required and Recommended Vaccines for the 23-24 School Year

Dear parents/guardians of students in Colorado kindergarten – 12th grade schools for the 2023-24 school year:

We know you’re thinking of all the things you need to do to make sure your student is ready for school. Getting vaccinated is an important part of their school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning.

Durango School District Announces Hiring Bonus

Durango School District 9-R announces a hiring bonus for newly hired staff who begin an Educational Support Professional, Student Service Provider, Licensed Staff, Administrator, or Managerial Technical position with us in the time frame of January 1, 2023 to March 17, 2023.


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Sunnyside offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum, based on the Colorado Academic Standards, to all students in preschool through fifth grade.  Sunnyside strives to make a rewarding impact in each child's life by ensuring they all reach their highest potential.  Here at Sunnyside, we believe that the improved academic achievement of each student is a shared responsibility among all the adults in the child's life and the child.  By working together, we provide our students with a strong foundation for success.

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