Home

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Please Create A Marquee
cols 2
4th Grade 6
4th Grade 1
4th Grade 2
4th Grade 3
4th Grade 7

Principal's Message

Park Elementary Back to School Community Letter from the Principals - Aug. 27th, 2020

Hello Park Community, We want to officially welcome all of you 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 wonderful community. Our teachers and staff are passionate, caring, hardworking, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven community of people who take learning seriously while also making personal connections that help kids succeed. Park Elementary is thrilled to begin another great year, and our team is excited to see each of our students and families next week.
Read More

Principal's Message

Park administration will be holding a Zoom session for Park parents on August 6th @ 5:00pm to discuss the Return to Learn Plan

Dear Park Elementary Community, We are excited to have more details to share with our community about the Return to Learn plan at Park Elementary School. Park administration will be holding a Zoom session to explain in detail the course offerings on Thursday, August 6th at 5:00pm. Links to access the Zoom sessions are included in this post, and we will record the session and post it to our website on August 7th. The district has asked families via a survey to select their choice regarding the Model of Learning for your children in the upcoming school year.
Read More

Principal's Message

Information on the Return to Learn Plan for Park Families

Dear Park Community, We are in the middle of a pandemic. It is an international public health crisis. Just like a wildfire,  we cannot expect things to be normal right now, as much as we all would like it to be. The planning that educators around the world have been doing during this pandemic is perhaps the most complex work ever seen in education. The requirements to group students and teachers and to keep cohorts separated during the school day is challenging and important work.
Read More

News & Announcements

Instructional Feedback Survey

As a reminder, we are asking families to share your remote learning experiences with us every week. Your feedback helps us to continually refine and improve the instruction your children receive while remote. We want to be swift in our response to your feedback and we will ask you to complete this each Friday so that we can make adjustments early the next school week.

9-R Community Update - 11.20.20

As shared last weekend, the district will focus its communication on Friday to update you on important matters at the district level during this pivot to remote learning for our students. In this video, we hope to share updates with you on: - The rationale for the shift to remote learning; - The current status of our community with regard to the COVID crisis; - Our pathway forward as we look forward to reopening our schools in a safe and careful manner; and, - Reminders about services currently available to our students as we provide remote services to our K-12 students.

Remote Learning Expectations

Thank you for partnering with us during the next few weeks as we engage your child in remote learning while we prepare to hopefully open our schools after the winter holidays.  On Friday, we will provide you with more information as to our community's progress in getting control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and our metrics we will look for as we prepare to reopen our schools in the future.

Apply to be on the 9-R Bond Oversight Committee

We are so incredibly grateful for the ongoing support the community of Durango has for education. Thank you to all of those who supported the bond initiative, whether you helped on the committee or filled in the 'yes' circle. As we move forward with the expenditures of the bond dollars, we are seeking community and staff members to support the work ahead of us.

Remote Meal Services

Order your FREE meals for pick up from school sites or bus routes. Durango School District 9R Food Services is requesting families fill out a form and pre-order meals for delivery starting 11/16. Order deadlines will be the Friday before the delivery week.

9-R Pivots to Remote Learning for All Families - 11.10.20

Dear Families, We commend all the efforts that our families and staff have made to allow 9-R to open up our school year with three different learning models, including in-person. That was not an option for many districts across the state and the country, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support students and enjoy success in the first quarter of the school year with little to no issue.

Update for the Community - 11.8.20

Good afternoon 9-R Families and Staff. As you probably know, our community is seeing a significant increase in new cases of COVID-19. This is not unlike the rest of our state or nation at this point. Needham Elementary School is closed to a majority of its students due to potential exposure of staff members to a positive case. Students were not at risk of exposure as they were not at school due to the cancelation of school a week ago Friday.

Affected Cohorts due to COVID - Update for the Community

On November 4, 2020, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that a student at Park Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, on November 5, 2020, 9-R was notified that a staff member at Needham Elementary also tested positive 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.

Calendar

Show Calendar

Mission

The mission of Park Elementary School is to lead and engage students to reach their potential in a global society by providing a positive, nurturing and challenging environment where children children succeed cognitively, socially, and emotionally through shared responsibility of school, family and community. 

Featured Video

Education is a journey, not a destination! Together, we can accomplish great things. What inspires you?
More Videos