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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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Park Elementary School Accountability Committee needs parents volunteers

The Park Elementary School Accountability Committee is seeking parent volunteers to serve and give input on school policies, procedures, and community. All are welcome to attend January 17th, 5:30pm in the Media Center. Children are welcome, although no babysitter will be provided. If you have questions regarding SAC, please contact sac at: parksacdurango@gmail.com
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4th Grade Silent Auction in Poetry & Art benefiting LaPlata County Humane Society

Mrs. Cricco (4th Grade) and Ms. Taylor (4th Grade) dropped off $337 dollars raised by 4th grade’s silent art auction benefiting LaPlata County Humane Society. Students proudly created art to match poetry they wrote, all inspired from the novel, "Love that Dog" by Sharon Creech. The story centers around a boy and his dog. They learned about love, loss, and all it entails to own a dog. LPCHS was thrilled to receive the donation. Thank you 4th grade for reaching out and giving back to our furry Durango friends looking for homes!
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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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Update for Kids' Camp Families

The following in a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all families in Kids’ Camp at Needham, Riverview and Park Elementary schools. These after-school programs were re-located to other sites in the community due to Police direction after an unidentified threat came in. All children are safe and we ask that families pick up their students from Kids’ Camp at their normal pick-up times at the following alternative locations:

Park Kids’ Camp - Sacred Heart Church at 254 East 5th Avenue
Riverview Kids’ Camp - River Church at 860 Plymouth Drive
Needham Kis’ Camp - Miller Middle School at 2608 Junction Street

Police are still investigating the situation, but all schools have been cleared of any threats. Please check our website at durangoschools.org or call our information line at 970-375-3811 for updates.
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News from the Art Room - Artsonia!!

The holiday season is just around the corner! If you are in need of a great gift idea, how about your child’s ARTWORK!?! Artsonia is an online art gallery, which not only lets us share artwork with friends and relatives from far away, but also offers us a wonderful way to earn funds for the art room through customized keepsakes. I am always happy to add artwork done at home to a student’s gallery, so please do not hesitate to bring any of those special creations to me for publishing!
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