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Reminder About Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families,

Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as:

School Bus Transportation Services
School Library Use
City Transit Use
Safety and Security

Starting Monday, October 22, IDs are required for all district bus services, including regular bus route services and field trips. Your student should ensure that they have their ID, or that the lost ID is reported to the school office ASAP for replacement.
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Sunnyside Spooktacular

Come get into the Halloween spirit at Sunnyside Elementary School on Saturday October 20th! We will be celebrating 34 years of Halloween magic this year and this Spooktacular event is stirring up to be one of the best! The Sunnyside Spooktacular and Silent Auction is hoping to scare up some much needed funds to support our students with state-of-the-art technology and programs to sustain our spectacular school.
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New Visitor Management System Rolls Out

After working with a self-organized community group, hosting several community meetings and receiving expert review and recommendation, the school district is implementing a new visitor check-in system at all schools. Visitors will be requested to provide a government issued ID; this will be used to create an account for you in our system.
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Oh the Places Sunnyside Will Go!

Can you imagine sitting by a waterhole in the Savannah watching giraffes and elephants, but without leaving your classroom? What about teaching students about dinosaurs as a Tyrannosaurus walks around in your gym? How about exploring the Great Barrier Reef without leaving Durango? With new technology from Google, this will all possible for students at Sunnyside Elementary.
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CMAS Student Performance Reports

Student Performance Reports for the 2018 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) English Language Arts and Math tests for grades 3-8 and CMAS Science for grades 5, 8, and 11, as well as CMAS Social Studies for 4th graders at selected schools will be available during the Open House event at each school site.
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Student IDs

Students will be issued IDs again this year. New 2018/19 IDs will be distributed following your school’s Fall picture day. IDs issued last year should be used in lieu of the new IDs until the new photos and IDs are produced. These IDs are important for safety and security, allow access to bus transportation services, can be used with City Transit and are required for school library use.
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9-R Community Connection

Durango 9-R is updating our Friday Folder communications to save paper, staff time, and support our community partners. Starting this year, all Friday Folders (or Thursday Folders at some schools) will be reserved for school and district communications.
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Own, Act, Impact to Prepare for the Future

Welcome back to another great school year in Durango! Whether your child is attending one of our 9-R schools, one of our charter schools, or one of our private education institutions, I have no doubt that a great year is ahead for him or her.
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