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Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe we are into our last week of school!! What an amazing year-one we won’t soon forget! Although there were clear struggles, we also grew closer to our families and students, and became a tighter knit school community! Thank you for being our partner and for your unending support.
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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We want to wish everyone a fantastic, safe, and healthy Spring Break. All Durango School District schools will be closed March 15-19, 2021 for Spring Break and we will resume our current instructional schedule (4 days a week in-person/Wednesdays-remote) on March 22nd. We are hoping to be able to start in-person learning on Wednesdays if transmission and positivity rates stabilize after this break.
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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We are super excited to have everyone back next week in-person for three days of instruction!! We wanted to remind you that Monday, January 18th is a no school day in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Students will then attend in-person on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday remaining a day of at-home learning.
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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school and to 2021!!! We are excited to have turned the page to a new chapter and am hopeful for a more positive year ahead! While we have all made the best out of the circumstances, we will continue to strive for excellence in all that we do in providing your student with the highest quality education that they deserve. We can’t say enough about the partnership you all formed with our teachers as students once again were learning from home.
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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.

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The mission of Florida Mesa Elementary, an innovative learning community, committed to integrity and educational rigor, is to inspire, and develop compassionate, open-minded inquirers, who actively contribute to a better world, by guaranteeing equitable opportunities in a safe, healthy, and diverse environment.  

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