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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for 5-11 Year Olds

Last week, the CDC recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Now, everyone in the Durango community ages 5 and older is eligible to be vaccinated and can help protect themselves and their loved ones against COVID-19. The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for young children is an important step to helping reduce our risk for infection and transmission in our schools and our community.

Weekly Covid-19 Testing Program Begins

Park Elementary School, Escalante Middle School, and Durango High School are participating as the pilot schools enrolled in Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s free, voluntary, and statewide COVID-19 school testing program for the 2021-22 school year. The COVID-19 testing program is available to all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status or presence of symptoms.

Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day is November 17, 2021

Transitioning back to in-person learning has had its challenges, but ESPs have been there for our students every step of the way. They're cleaning and repairing buildings with old infrastructure, navigating multiple bus routes and preparing healthy meals amid staffing and supply shortages, addressing social-emotional impacts of the pandemic, and so much more.

9-R Board of Education Work Session - November 9, 2021

The 9-R Board of Education has their next work session scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 starting at 5:30 . This is a work session, so there is no public participation. Community members can watch the work session via Zoom. Click READ MORE for Zoom information and a topic summary.

Parent/Guardian School Liaisons Make Connections

Did you ever feel nervous going to the principal’s office? Some feelings never leave us and, as adults, parents can still be uncomfortable with it. Enter a Parent/Guardian School Liaison.

Durango School District 9-R has created a new program to give parents/guardians someone to discuss school matters with, without visiting the principal’s office.

Colorado Academic Standards

Durango School District 9-R uses the Colorado Academic Standards as a foundation of our guaranteed and viable curriculum. The Colorado Academic Standards are the outcomes we promise to every student.
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