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AVE Winter Celebration

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AVE staff wearing flannel 

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Green Team Spring 2019

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5th Grade Student Congress
Animas Valley in the Fall.
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Principal's Message

Principals' Update 11-11-20

Dear Animas Valley Families, Thank you for your patience as we transition to remote learning. We expect that your student’s instructional experience will be remarkably different than what they experienced last school year. We recognize how important it is for our students' present experiences and future to offer our best instruction no matter the location of our students and staff.
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Principal's Message

Principal Update 9-4-20

Hello Animas Valley Families, We hope your students and your family have had a wonderful first week of school. We are thrilled to have the students back in the school building and enjoy hearing their voices fill each classroom as they build their classroom community and explore learning.
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Principal's Message

Update from Mrs. Brammer 8-28-20

Hello Animas Valley Families, Welcome to the 2020 -2021 school year! For those of you who are new to our school, we want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely amazing school family community. Our teachers and staff are passionate, hardworking, nurturing, and have a growth mindset. We are a collaborative and driven community of people who guide learners as we develop the tools and mindsets to continually seek and understand the world and ourselves.  Animas Valley Elementary is thrilled to begin another great year, and our team is excited to see each of our students and families next week.
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Update from Mrs. Brammer 8-25-20

Greetings Huskies! Things are moving and shaking here at Animas Valley and we are looking forward to seeing everyone.  On Wednesday, August 26th from 9:00-10:00 AVE will host a socially distanced Meet the Teacher.  Teachers will be positioned around the building outside, in the same location that your student will go for morning arrival/drop off at 7:30 am daily.  Please remember to wear your masks, including any child(ren) in Kindergarten and above.  Teachers will have boxes to collect student supplies if you want to drop them off ahead of time.  Chromebook check out will also be available at this event for students that have requested technology support for the blended or remote models.
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News & Announcements

9-R Weekly COVID Response Summary - 2.26.21

This week our community continues to remain in yellow on the COVID-19 dial for our region. These fluctuations are the reason the district will not move on its Return to In-Person Learning Matrix until 14 days of steady community transmission rates, as well as personnel availability remains stable. For this week of February 22, 2021, seven (7) cohorts, six (6) at Durango High School and one (1) at Park Elementary, were put into quarantine.

9-R Community Update from Medical Director - 2/24/21

9-R Families, please click Read More to see a video from the 9-R Medical Director with updates around the district's COVID response and updates around vaccines, testing options and dial updates from our community.

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat 2/18/21

Please join the 9-R Board of Education for their upcoming community "Coffee Chat", which allows an open dialogue between the community and the board. Come share your glows, grows and hopes for your child's education and our school district.

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat - February 18, 2021

Join Board Members Erika Brown and Andrea Parmenter for an upcoming "Coffee Chat". Share how everything is going, growing or needing to go! The virtual get together is this Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 5-6 pm via Zoom.

Animas Valley Cohort to Quarantine - 2.11.21

On February 11, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that a cohort had to quarantine at Animas Valley Elementary due to an individual exhibiting severe symptoms of COVID-19. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

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SAC Meeting

Where: via Zoom
Time: 8 AM – 8:30 AM
Mar 9
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Mission

Our vision is to guide learners as we develop  the tools and mindsets to continually seek and understand the world and ourselves. Learners will demonstrate confidence, compassion and value diversity. Everyone will leave our school with the ability to apply, transfer and reflect on concepts because we are motivated to ask questions and discover solutions.

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Join the AVE staff for our Annual Chicken Dance!
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