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Freshman Demon Day, Thursday August 27th.

Freshmen Demon Day Orientation will be on Thursday, August 27th from 9am-11am. The purpose of Demon Day is to acquaint freshmen with the DHS campus, give them a chance to meet their teachers and meet their student cohort for the semester, as well as learn our COVID protocols and procedures. Buses will drop students off at DHS around 8:45am. Please drop your student off at DHS between 8:45am-9:00, as programming will begin at 9:00am. Students will be outside the majority of the time so please have them wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Face coverings are mandatory and will not be supplied. All student temperatures will be taken on site. We are very excited to welcome the class of 2024!
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9-R Transportation Guidelines 2020/21

Durango School District 9-R Transportation Department will be making changes to routes in the 2020-2021 school year.

To ensure social distancing and in accordance with Colorado Department of Education and Federal guidelines concerning COVID-19 the Transportation Department will operate all buses at fifty percent (50%) capacity. This will mean a seventy-eight passenger bus will now transport 39 students at a time.
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Final Return to Learn 9-R Plan

This has been an amazing demonstration of collaboration across the district as families, staff and community members work together to develop a Return to Learn 9-R plan that follows state and local health guidelines, but also meets the needs of our community.
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P-EBT Benefit for Families

Colorado was approved to provide P-EBT benefits for eligible families. Families with students that were eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the 19-20 school year (or were newly eligible within the months of March, April or May) could receive up to $279 per eligible child.
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Board Approves Reduced 2020/21 Budget

The 9-R Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the $56.6M 2020/21 budget at their board meeting on June 23, 2020. This year’s budget work included adjusting for a 5-percent reduction in state funding, considerations for using CARES Act funds, and enrollment predictions and impacts.
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