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Summer Bridge Program Encourages Summer Learning

School’s out, but Durango School District 9-R is encouraging students to work on learning through the summer – with fun events as a 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.

Rock and Read at Sunnyside Was So Much Fun!

Our wonderful Southwest La Plata Library District teamed up with Sunnyside Staff and made a delightful afternoon for all the students. Check out how much fun the Sunnyside Elementary kids had. It was hosted by Sunnyside Library and funded by an amazing anonymous donor.

Supply List for 22/23 School Year are Ready

Go to For Family and then choose Supply List on the right side of the page, or click on the attached link. We also have about 30 backpacks available at this time. If you are interested please contact the school at 970-259-5249. Have a wonderful Summer!

Sunnyside Preschool/Kindergarten Registration Time !!

9R is encouraging families to register for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2022/2023 school year as soon as possible. The Sunnyside Office is now closed for Summer Break. However, you can contact 9R for Preschool Registrations (970-247-5411 ex. 1468) and for Kindergarten you can just go to the durangoschools.org website and click on Registration.

Schematic Design for IMPACT Career Center at DHS.

At the May 24 Durango School District 9-R Board of Education Regular Meeting, representatives from Anderson Mason Dale Architects-including DHS student intern Nick Huber, Jaynes Corporation, and Jacobs Bond Project Management presented the IMPACT Career Center Schematic Design community update.

Spanish-speaking Parent Advisory Council with Dr. Karen Cheser

The Spanish-speaking Parent Advisory Council will meet with Dr. Karen Cheser to exchange ideas and explore how we can improve the 9-R School District for you and your children. The meeting will be in Spanish with English interpretation provided. Please RSVP with your school’s Parent Liaison.


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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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