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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.

Principal's Message

Welcome Back Animas Huskies!

Dear Animas Valley Community, Welcome back to the 2018/19 school year! It was great to see all of you the first week of school. It has been a hard and strange summer for most of us in the valley with the 416 Fire and the flooding that has followed.
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Husky Kinder 101

Animas Valley Elementary welcomes families of our incoming kindergarten students to join us for "Learning to be a Husky Kinder 101." This special kindergarten orientation night takes place on May 7th at 5:30pm.
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Principal's Message

Dear Animas Valley Community,

The vibrant fall colors in the valley never cease to amaze me!  November is upon us and your children have been engaged in learning how to increase their perseverance when challenged with a task.  This year Animas Valley is continuing to meet students where they are and giving them the tools to reach farther, solve problems, and attain their personalized best.  At Animas Valley we believe that challenge and productive struggle are good for kids, helping them to be lifelong problem-solvers and creative thinkers.
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Student IDs for 2017/18

Dear Families, You student’s new school ID was recently issued for the 2017-18 school year. Student IDs serve a multitude of purposes within the district, including bus access and school library use. Student IDs issued this year are valid through the entire school year, as well as through the beginning of the 2018/19 school year until new photos and IDs are issued.
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Student IDs

The district is implementing Student ID’s for all students within the district. Student ID’s will serve a multitude of purposes as the district rolls out the program, including bus access.
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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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