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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

9-R Public Budget Hearing

The 9-R Public Budget Hearing for the 2021/22 academic year budget will be on May 13, 2021 starting at 5:30 pm via Zoom. Come to learn more about how funds are allocated to schools to determine staffing, resources and services based on school enrollment, as well as other priorities in spending. Translation services available during the hearing.

Community Meet & Greet - Incoming Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser

Incoming Superintendent, Dr. Karen Cheser, is hosting a community meet and greet on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to hear from Dr. Cheser on her vision and initial plans when she begins in July, as well as ask her any questions you may have.

School Lunch Hero Day is May 7

Between preparing healthy meals for our students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

9-R Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

Attention Parents of Children that receive Special Education services: Please join us for our last Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting: Tuesday May 4th, 2021 4-5pm via Zoom. Please RSVP to Rachael Else (relse@durangoschools.org) to be sent the Zoom link.

Cohort to Quarantine - 4.18.21

On April 18, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that an individual at Florida Mesa Elementary tested positive for 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.

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.

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Mission

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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