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Durango School District 9-R Receives $1.1M Grant to Support School Safety

The School Security Disbursement program enacted by SB18-269 provides funding to improve security in public school facilities and vehicles and to support training for school personnel. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security made $29M in funds available to school districts across the state and Durango was awarded $1.1M in the grant to support its ongoing school safety measures.
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Celebrating the Arts!

It is a pleasure to honor the “Arts” as we celebrate Youth Art Month in March. One student from each school will be selected to present their art to the Board of Education on March 19th, 2019 and the artwork will be displayed in the 9-R Board room for one year. Congratulations to Aldo Torralba whose art was selected this year! His artwork is titled "Balance of Peace and Life".
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Moving Through Grief Program for children ages 8-12 - March 17th (Sunday)

The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado is offering a weekend program for bereaved children ages 8-12:
"Moving Through Grief" - Sunday March 17, 1-4pm - The Durango Arts Center
802 E. 2nd Ave, Durango ----- $25 per child (needs based scholarships available)

For more information and to register contact Judy Austin @ 970-764-7142, OR griefcenterswco@gmail.com ----- Space is limited
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Temporary lay-off or federal furlough without pay - info. for families

During a temporary lay-off or federal furlough without pay, families can apply for free or reduced price school meal benefits using current income information. The shutdown represents a temporary reduction in income and families experiencing these reductions must have the opportunity to apply for benefits, if needed. Applications must include all other household income and be completed according to requirements. Once the shutdown ceases, families can request their meal benefits be terminated. Applications for free or reduced lunch can be picked up in the front office. For questions, contact free&reducedpriceschoolmeals@cde.state.co.us.
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What is a Parent Portal Account?

All parents should have a parent portal account. This allows parents to check student grades, attendance, add $ to lunch accounts and re-enroll their student(s) for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. If you are not sure if you have a parent portal account or you cannot remember your username or password or if you have any questions, please call the front office at (970)247-3718. Parent portals are required for re-enrollment. Re-enrollment is required for all returning students. The re-enrollment process will begin in March, more details coming home in Friday folders soon.
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