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COVID-19 Serial Testing Update for the Community

The Durango School District 9-R has a goal of optimizing student access to in-person learning while simultaneously promoting health and safety by minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The many mitigation strategies suggested and supported by the CDPHE and our local health authorities play an important role in ensuring success with this goal.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for 2021/22

9-R is encouraging families to register for preschool and kindergarten for the 2021/22 school year as soon as possible. It is vital to ensure staffing and program availability to all of those who need the services. Registration is open and families are encouraged to register ASAP. The district preschool program is licensed to serve 16 students in a class, and currently the district is making budgetary and staffing decisions based on how many classes it needs next year.

Snow Day Reminders

With winter approaching, we want to remind parents and families of our Snow Day practices and policies.
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2nd Dose Vaccine Clinics for Durango 9-R Students, Staff, and Families

9-R will be hosting vaccine clinics for Covid-19 Vaccine 2nd doses, in conjunction with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH). Our elementary school based vaccine clinics will serve students, staff, and families of Durango School District 9-R. Vaccines will be available for 5-11 year olds, as well as teens and adults.

October 4A Bond Updates

On August 18, 2021 a Contractor meet and greet was hosted by Emily Meisner with La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and Mary Shepherd with Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, who with 9-R, have created the 9-R Bond to Business.

9-R Board of Education Regular Meeting - November 30, 2021

The next 9-R Board of Education Regular meeting is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 starting at 5pm. It is available for viewing on Zoom, and translation services are available for public participation. Please be sure to review the guidelines and deadlines for public participation if you wish to participate.

Enter to Win TWO Pairs of Skis!

DEF is hosting a Ski Raffle for a pair of adult skis and a pair of children skis donated by 2nd Ave Sports. Raffle tickets are just $20 to enter to win both pairs of skis. Drawing will take place on December 16th at 12PM.

Native American Literacy Night & Thanksgiving Potluck

Join the DHS Native American Club for an evening of Native American Literacy and a Thanksgiving potluck. Janine Gibbons is a Native American artist and book illustrator and will present her life story. A number of other books by Native American authors will be given out to 9-R students.

Sign up For FIRST LEGO League Robotics

We are ready to start sign-ups for FIRST LEGO League Robotics, grades K-12. We have a limited number of spaces, due to the number of volunteer parent coaches, so please encourage students to sign up here as soon as possible.
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