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Animals in the Classroom at 9-R - From Pets to Curriculum

Recently the 9-R community has been discussing the enforcement of the existing district policy, JLIF, or Service Animals in Schools. This policy has been in the district since 2015, and speaks to both the use of service and therapy animals in the classroom. This long-standing policy excludes animals as pets in the classroom, but our district has agreed to allow animals in the classroom as appropriate for aligned standards or curriculum delivery. While this has been an established policy, it has not been consistently enforced in the past at all schools.

After-school Activities Cancelled

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, staff and students. Due to inclement weather conditions, all after-school activities, with the exception of Kids' Camp and Juniper Club, will be cancelled today, Monday, February 12, 2018.

School Board Appreciation

In honor of School Board Appreciation month, we want to take a moment to thank our volunteers on the school board for their tireless efforts to support education and youth in our community!

Help Aztec High School

When tragedy struck our neighbor-school to the south -- Aztec High School -- did you wonder what you could do to help?

9-R 2019/20 Calendar Survey - Parent Feedback

Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us on our 2019/20 Academic Calendar. While that is a little ways away, we are trying to plan out our calendars two years ahead so that staff and families can plan around those calendars accordingly.

DHS Students Selected to All State Orchestra

Four area youth have been selected for the 2018 Colorado All State Philharmonic Orchestra, sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Rebecca Bowers, violin, and Ben DeBelina, double bass, from Durango High School are joined by Jack Ferguson and Reed Merchant, both double bass players from Bayfield High, in sharing this prestigious honor. Bowers, DeBelina, and Ferguson are also members of the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra, while Ferguson contributes his skills to the BHS Concert and Jazz ensembles as well. Merchant is part of the concert band (baritone), choir, and orchestra programs.
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