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Florida Mesa Elementary School

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Principal's Message

Dear Florida Mesa families,

Florida Mesa continues to thrive as a school focused on learning for all. We continue to welcome administrators and teachers from across the district and state to learn alongside our staff and students. These visits reaffirm that our students learn at high levels, our staff works tirelessly to provide intentional learning opportunities, and our families provide support for learning. As we visit classrooms, students are grappling with rigorous learning content, are engaged in learning that intrigues them, and work collaboratively to solve problems.
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Principal's Message

Dear Florida Mesa Families,

Happy New Year! The staff and I were very excited to return this week with our dedicated Florida Mesa scholars. As we ring in the New Year, we want to celebrate our growth. Students are showing tremendous growth in their academic, social, and behavioral goals. Please continue to work closely with your child’s teacher to understand present learning levels and the best ways in which you can support.
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Student IDs for 2017/18

Dear Families, You student’s new school ID was recently issued for the 2017-18 school year. Student IDs serve a multitude of purposes within the district, including bus access and school library use. Student IDs issued this year are valid through the entire school year, as well as through the beginning of the 2018/19 school year until new photos and IDs are issued.
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Message from Superintendent Dan Snowberger

Dear Durango 9-R Parents/Guardians: Since last week’s school shooting in Florida, schools across the nation are operating in a heightened and sensitive environment. This is reinforced by the constant, and at times graphic, media coverage regarding school threats, violence, guns, and safety.
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DAAC Wants Your Feedback!

Please take a moment to fill out the 2017-2018 Durango Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) parent survey. The DAAC conducts this survey annually and the results are used to inform Durango 9-R and individual school administrators of strengths and areas for improvement.
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Early Access for Kindergarten

Durango School District 9-R has the opportunity to accelerate highly advanced gifted children under age 5 for kindergarten and/or under age 6 for first grade. This Early Access is for those eligible students if their birthdays fall after October 1st. It is intended to support students who are evaluated to be exceptional in aptitude/cognitive reasoning, academics, school readiness and motivation. Early Access is not an acceleration pattern recommended for the majority of age 4 or age 5 gifted children who will benefit from preschool or kindergarten programming that responds to the strength area. The purpose is to identify and serve the few highly advanced gifted children who require comprehensive academic acceleration. The decision is based on a thorough set of research based procedures to determine if a child is eligible.
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