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Enrollment almost full for 2021-2022!

We have been enrolling new students for the class of 2025 over the past month.  At this time, enrollment is almost full.  We are still going through the process for several more students:  1) application, 2) shadow day, 3) family interview.   We encourage anyone interested to get the first step of the process completed which is filling out the application.   Please call us at 970-259-0203 with any questions that you have.
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Letter from Superintendent Dan Snowberger

Dear Parents, We have been seeing some concerning patterns among our secondary students and I wanted to bring to your attention some of our findings. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in reports of students sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves with friends.
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News & Announcements

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat - June 16, 2021

Join 9-R Board of Education members Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 12-1pm, to have an informal conversation about how everything is going for you and your student. The meeting will be on Zoom, and a live interpreter will be available.

9-R End of Year Assessment Data and Reflection

We are committed to sharing our student achievement data with transparency. We recognize the incredible effort put forth by our staff this year and are grateful for their perseverance and flexibility. Yet, our end-of-year assessment data tells us that our students need intentional and unified support to ensure that the impacts of the pandemic are not long-lasting and far-reaching in our students' literacy and math skills. We are working with great urgency to turn around our historical trend of under-serving portions of our community and to minimize the impact of disrupted learning COVID-19 has had on all of our learners.

COVID End of Year Summary - 6.3.21

Congratulations 9-R families, students and staff… we made it! This was a year for the books and certainly created many new memories. While it wasn’t a typical school year for any of us, learning to live with masks, quarantines, and ever-changing school schedules it was still an amazing school year and we have so much to celebrate and be grateful for.

Manna Backpack Food Program Starts June 10

Manna bags with nonperishable foods will be available outside of Needham Elementary, Animas Valley Elementary, Florida Mesa Elementary and at the front doors of the Administration building starting 6/10 and 6/11. Bags will be available Thursday and Friday of each week.

Summer Learning Program Available

Durango School District 9-R recognizes the opportunity gaps that COVID has created for our learners. This summer, we are creating a summer learning program for students in Kindergarten-5th grade who have experienced a loss of access to instruction that has resulted in below grade-level math and reading achievement.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update - May 28,2021

District leaders have recently received recommendations from three work groups: The Culture and Equity Design Team, the Significant Disproportionality Work Group, and the Native American Parental Advisory Committee. Their recommendations will guide the district in strategic planning to continue addressing concerns of inequity within our system.

2021 Native American Graduation

On Wednesday, May 19th, Durango High School celebrated the success of 17 Title VI students in an annual Native American Graduation ceremony. The event, held this year in the DHS stadium, wove together Native traditions and ceremony with words of wisdom and inspiration from guest speakers.

Mask Requirements for Students

Governor Polis recently issued new guidance on the use of masks. Schools and child care centers are required to continue the use of masks as a mitigation effort against COVID-19 until June 1, 2021. Recognizing, the last day of school is June 3, 2021 (with no school in session on June 2, 2021 as it is a remote learning day), there will be no changes to our mask requirements for this school year.

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The mission of Durango Big Picture High School is to empower students to use their interests and passions to drive their learning through real world application and experiences in order to reach their personal, social and academic goals.

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