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9-R 2020/21 Capital Budget Guide

Included in this article is a comprehensive, easy to read PDF that breaks down the details of how schools and the district are funded, how the money is allocated to schools, and impacts of legislation and mandates. This year's guide has a focus on capital needs to try to bring to light the deficit due to the negative factor and the current needs across the district.
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Itslearning Parent Logins

Dear families,


Thank you for your patience and perseverance as we’ve migrated to the world of online learning. Today you should receive an email from itslearning that will contain your username and password.
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9-R Update for the Community - 10.20.20

Dear 9-R Community,

We have officially made it through the first quarter of the school year, and have thankfully had minimal COVID-19 impacts on students and staff. We thank all the staff, students and parents who have made this possible through their diligence and support of the issued guidelines. The cohort model is allowing continuation of school when a small population is impacted. And also we are appreciative that we have only had one positive case in the district, which was at the very beginning of the school year.
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Durango High School Cohort to Quarantine

Dear 9-R Families,
On October 19, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at DHS is currently being evaluated for COVID-19 who was in close contact with another individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.
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Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 12, 2020, is recognized by many as Indigenous Peoples' Day. This recognition signifies honor and respect for the Indigenous Peoples of this land we call the United States of America. As we honor the Native American students and families that are part of our Durango 9-R community, we wanted to share with you the words of Michael Watchman, Chairman of the district's Native American Parental Advisory Committee (NAPAC):
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School Bond Initiative 4A

On August 25, 2020, the Durango Board of Education passed a vote to move forward with the bond campaign, which has the potential to bring in over $90M, with no tax increase, for capital projects to the school district. Monies from a bond must be used for capital projects, which may include deferred maintenance, new HVAC systems, upgraded technology and safety measures etc
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COVID-19 Tests with Cedar Diagnostics

Durango Schools has a partnership agreement with Cedar Diagnostics for students and staff to receive expedited COVID testing. Cedar Diagnostics has updated their scheduling system specifically to support Durango School District 9-R.
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The Holidays and COVID-19

We know many families are thinking about the upcoming holidays and how COVID-19 will impact our favorite fall traditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have put together some general guidelines to keep in mind when making plans, as well as ranking various activities from low risk, to moderate risk to high risk.
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DHS Fall Sports Update

Dear families,


With the recent announcement from the Governor’s office that districts may choose to resume certain fall sports, we are excited to announce that Durango High School has elected to participate in Football and Sideline Spirit during the fall season, Season A. This includes football, cheerleading and dance.
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