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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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Native American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

The Durango 9-R Native American Parent Advisory Committee will host our first
meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. We hope you’ll join us for an opportunity to get acquainted and begin our school year positively. We will also vote on a schedule for future NAPAC meetings for the remaining academic year.
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Update for 9-R Families - Negative Result

Dear families,

On Tuesday we informed our school community that there was a possible case of COVID-19 at DHS. As a precautionary measure, three cohorts went into quarantine while final determinations were made around this case. We are pleased to report that the individual with symptoms received a negative COVID-19 test  result and the quarantined  cohorts will be able to return to in-person learning tomorrow.
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Meal Calendar Now Online

The 9-R Meal Calendar is now online! You can go to the website or download the app to see what is on the menu at your child's school, for both breakfast and lunch, as well as access nutritional information.
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Important Update from 9-R for Families and Staff - 9.8.20

9-R was notified that an individual who has been in contact with students and staff at DHS is being evaluated 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 while the investigation is being conducted.
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