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Update for Families on In-Person Learning

Many families are wondering what our next steps will be for increasing in-person learning for students as we continue to see a reduction in local transmission rates and move through the state dial on COVID risk. Next Monday is a scheduled holiday in recognition of President’s Day, and next week we will continue to have Wednesday as a remote learning day. So in-person students will attend Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the week of the 15th.

Miller Boy's and Girl's Basketball

Welcome Miller Basketball:

We will be starting with Boys Basketball on Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9. Girls will start practice Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12. Practice times are tentatively scheduled for 3:15 - 4:30. These times may be adjusted.

Miller PTO Update

Hello friends of Miller Middle School!
Coronavirus has impacted the Miller community in far-reaching ways that stretch beyond the school day. Some of our families are struggling with food and housing insecurity, a lack of winter clothing, and a changing family dynamic.

Cohorts to Quarantine - 2.5.21

On February 5, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals at Miller Middle School, Needham Elementary, and Park Elementary, for a total of five affected cohorts, tested positive for COVID-19. 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.

Reminders About Bus Services

With all in-person students returning to school on Monday, some families may need to double check their stops and times. If you have not already registered for bus services, please contact the Transportation Department ASAP to ensure availability.

Updated 9-R Return to In-Person Learning Matrix

Currently, district leaders and administration, as well as members of the Return to Learn task force, with input from local health authorities, continue to meet to make the necessary adjustments to the original document from July, as well as provide a matrix to the community that clearly outlines the steps for the district to return to in-person learning based on local data around the COVID-19 virus.

Update from the Superintendent

9-R Families, we are looking forward to welcoming all students in all grades back to some form of in-person learning starting Monday, February 1. Your partnership has been appreciated as we worked to phase students back into in-person learning. While we have had a few interruptions thanks to snow and winter finally arriving, overall things are going great and we are all so grateful to have staff and students back in the buildings.

Remote Day Due to Inclement Weather - 1/25/21

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all families. Due to inclement weather, all in-person learning and activities will be cancelled today, Monday, January 25, 2021. Regional road conditions are hazardous per La Plata County assessments, making travel conditions challenging throughout the day. Remote learning will resume for in-person learners, while childcare and kids’ camp are all cancelled.
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