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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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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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Meet Your Teacher! August 26th

On Wednesday, August 26th, we will be hosting a socially distanced Meet your Teacher event outside from 9:00 - 10:00 am. Please remember to wear your mask and stay 6 feet apart from those not in your family. ¡Bienvenidos de nuevo Huskies! El miércoles 26 de agosto organizaremos un evento Meet your Teacher, socialmente distanciado, al aire libre de 9:00 a 10:00 am. Recuerde usar su máscara y mantenerse a 6 pies de distancia de los que no son de su familia. Las asignaciones de cohorte / maestro se enviarán más adelante esta semana.
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News & Announcements

Native American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

The Durango 9-R Native American Parent Advisory Committee will host our first meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. We hope you’ll join us for an opportunity to get acquainted and begin our school year positively. We will also vote on a schedule for future NAPAC meetings for the remaining academic year.

Update for Families - Negative Result at Animas Valley

Dear families, On Monday we informed our school community that there was a possible case of COVID-19 at Animas Valley Elementary. As a precautionary measure, a cohort went into quarantine while final determinations were made around this case. We are pleased to report that the individual with symptoms received a negative COVID-19 test result and the quarantined cohort will be able to return to in-person learning tomorrow.

Important Update from 9-R For Families

Dear Families, 9-R was notified that an individual who has been in contact with an individual cohort at Animas Valley is being evaluated for COVID-19. The school and the district are working proactively with SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual while the investigation is being conducted.

Meal Calendar Now Online

The 9-R Meal Calendar is now online! You can go to the website or download the app to see what is on the menu at your child's school, for both breakfast and lunch, as well as access nutritional information.

Kids Eat Free!

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced the extension of the free meals for kids aged 0-18 through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibility allows Durango 9-R to operate the summer food service program, which makes free meals available to all children through the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendance Guides and Instructions for Remote and Blended Learners

Hello 9-R Families, On August 18th, 2020 the school board passed a resolution to help our district define our attendance policies and procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. We know that the experience you had last year with the daily google form was cumbersome and inefficient so we are starting a new way for remote learners and blended learners to let us know they are “present” while away.

Meal Services Information

This year, with students both in schools and out, meal services will look a little different. Durango School District 9-R Student Nutrition program is working hard to create a healthier school nutrition environment for your children. We promote healthy eating by offering organic grass finished beef, organic apple products, whole grain foods, a variety of vegetables each week, salad bar, beans, no fried foods, fresh fruit selections everyday and of course, local sustainable foods whenever possible.

9-R Cleaning Procedures and Expectations

Many families and staff members have been wondering what the cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be in the school this year. While the custodial staff has always had high-quality standards following the guidelines from CDE, those look a little different this year.

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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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