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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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Schools Open, Drive with Caution

The following is a non-emergency message to all parents, staff, and students in Durango School District 9-R. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in our area, we want to caution parents regarding travel this morning. While our schools will be open today, Monday, November 12, 2018 we encourage parents to make appropriate decisions regarding their students and attendance today. Staff are encouraged to be cautious on their travels in, state and local plows are sparse at this time, and a number of roads appear to be closed. We apologize for the short notice, this weather system caught many by surprise. More updates will be provided if conditions change. For more information on bus routes please contact transportation at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.
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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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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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9-R Community Cares Day

We are working hard all summer to prepare our schools and grounds for students, staff and parents and we need your help! We are hoping to beautify the grounds at the schools prior to the start of the year by laying down new cedar as well as raking and tilling existing cedar.
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School Fall Check-In

The count down is on, and we are just one month away from the start of the 2018/19 school year! Important school check in dates are approaching fast. If you have not yet registered or confirmed registration for the new school year through your Online Registration (for new students) or your IC Campus Login (for existing students), now is the time! For more information about registering, please click HERE and read more for details for your school.
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