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Welcome back Sunnyside Bulldogs!

We are looking forward to an awesome year of learning and building new relationships. August 10th from 10:00 - 3:00 we will have our Paperwork/Registration Fair and on Monday, August 22nd from 2:30 - 3:30 you can come by and meet your child's teacher. The first day of school is Tuesday, August 23rd. We can't wait to see you all!
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Prep for the year ahead with our Back-to-School FAQ

The start of the 2022-23 school year is right around the corner. For your family’s smooth transition, we’ve prepared a 2022-23 Back-to-School FAQ. It includes information on: Fall Check-In dates in August; elementary schools’ “Meet the Teacher” events; registration for after-school care (now called The Club); menus and payment for school meals; sport physicals for fall athletics; and vaccination requirements.

Check our Back-to-School Guide for Links to Supply Lists, Bell Schedules, and More

Families, we know back-to-school can be a hectic time. To help you, we gathered some important details into a one-page guide. It can be especially helpful for parents with children at different schools. The at-a-glance guide includes clickable links for specific schools' important details, including: Fall Check-In Dates, First Day of School, Bell Schedule, and the School Supply List.

Paperwork/Registration Fair!

Wednesday, August 10th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunnyside will hold it's Paperwork/Registration Fair. We will also have representatives from SWLP Library, The La Plata Family Center, Food Services and Transportation here to answer any questions you have. We hope to see you then!

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!

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.

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.

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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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