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Common Grounds Brews Up Some New Ideas

Common Grounds Cafe was established in 2014 as a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and the Durango Library. The Cafe’s mission is to create a viable job-skills training site for students with special needs. The work experiences provides students with skills to find independency in the community and to obtain work.
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Schools Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff in the district. Due to severe weather conditions and based on recommendations from County Emergency Management personnel, all schools are canceled today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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Happy Snowy Monday Families!

While there are no school delays or cancellations due to snow, we do know that the Durango area is a geographically diverse area and some roads may be more impacted than others. Please allow extra time for travel today and if you decide to delay or keep your students home, please contact your school directly to excuse your child.
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Welcome Back to School

​Happy New Year 9-R Families,   With the presence of a snow storm today, I wanted to remind you of our procedures for analyzing conditions and making decisions regarding school delay or closure.  We live in a pretty diverse area and communities experience a variety of conditions.
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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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Check out this special message from our 4th grade students!
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