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Help Us Plan for the Future by Answering Our Survey!

Durango School District 9-R is examining its current and future budgets for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range facility plans. Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the 9-R Board of Education on this topic. All responses are anonymous.
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Schools Open, Drive with Caution

The following is a non-emergency message to all parents, staff, and students in Durango School District 9-R. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in our area, we want to caution parents regarding travel this morning. While our schools will be open today, Monday, November 12, 2018 we encourage parents to make appropriate decisions regarding their students and attendance today. Staff are encouraged to be cautious on their travels in, state and local plows are sparse at this time, and a number of roads appear to be closed. We apologize for the short notice, this weather system caught many by surprise. More updates will be provided if conditions change. For more information on bus routes please contact transportation at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.
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Family and Friend Board

The purpose is to create a link between home family and school family. Please bring in a picture to add to our board! Give it to the front office for Mrs. Layman. On the back please write your student's name and their teacher. Pictures will be returned at the end of the year.
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Reminder About Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families,

Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as:

School Bus Transportation Services
School Library Use
City Transit Use
Safety and Security

Starting Monday, October 22, IDs are required for all district bus services, including regular bus route services and field trips. Your student should ensure that they have their ID, or that the lost ID is reported to the school office ASAP for replacement.
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New Visitor Management System Rolls Out

After working with a self-organized community group, hosting several community meetings and receiving expert review and recommendation, the school district is implementing a new visitor check-in system at all schools. Visitors will be requested to provide a government issued ID; this will be used to create an account for you in our system.
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Students Learn How a Bill Becomes a Law

The Animas Valley Elementary Congress is close to passing legislation that could raise the swing height on 50% of playground swings and permit 5th grade students to use a microwave during lunch. These bills and this most recent session of “Congress” are part of a simulation that the 5th grade team of Shelli Tucker and Aaron Hyder are conducting with students as they study how a bill becomes a law.
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Reminder - Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families,

Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as:

School Bus Transportation Services
School Library Use
City Transit Use
Safety and Security
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Change to AV2 and AV3 AM Bus Route

Dear Families and Students,
Please note that we have moved up the pick up time by 10 minutes for all stops, all locations for the morning routes for both AV2 and AV3, effective tomorrow, Friday, September 7, 2018.
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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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