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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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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Ho, ho, ho! We are closing out 2020 with continued gratitude for our amazing families, students, and staff!!! District communication went out on Wednesday outlining when students will be able to return to school in-person.
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News & Announcements

Consumer Notice of Lead Tap Water Results

Dear Students, Parents and Staff of Florida Mesa Elementary School: Durango School district 9-R would like to share the lead results sampled in March 2021 and ensure you that the drinking water provided meets state and federal standards. Ten sites are required to be tested at the school by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment every six months. All the results were well below the action level of 15 ppb.

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat - April 7, 2021

Join 9-R Board of Education members tomorrow, April 7, 2021, from 8-9, 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.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for 2021/22

9-R is encouraging families to register for preschool and kindergarten for the 2021/22 school year as soon as possible. It is vital to ensure staffing and program availability to all of those who need the services. Registration is open and families are encouraged to register ASAP. The district preschool program is licensed to serve 16 students in a class, and currently the district is making budgetary and staffing decisions based on how many classes it needs next year.

Florida Mesa Cohort Quarantine - 3.14.21

On March 14, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at Florida Mesa Elementary was positive with COVID-19, causing a cohort to quarantine. The school and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.

Public Hearing for Title VI Grant

Understand the current program. Offered feedback on the proposed goals for the upcoming four-year grant cycle. Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm via Zoom.


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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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