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Things were a little different the first Friday in June at Durand Elementary School. Typically there would be over 300 students in grades 2-5 competing in a 2+ mile annual race.  Obviously, things changed during the pandemic, but at Durand, hosting a modified run was was a step, or lap, in the right direction.

On Friday, June 4th just about 90 runners in grades 3 through 5 took to the... (cont'd)

The Durand School Performing Arts, under the direction of Mrs. Kimberly Kell, would like to present their version of The Lion King...The Pandemic Way. For the past 33 years, Mrs. Kell has produced the Durand school musical each Spring. Due to the pandemic last year, the 2020 show was cancelled. When coming into this year, the prospect of doing the show was still not looking good. Mrs. Kell had... (cont'd)

Welcome to our Virtual Back to School Night! Please take a look at the links below for a message from our principal, Mr. Greco and a virtual tour with Mrs. Tomlin, our assistant principal.  This evening our teachers will be available for two LIVE sessions.  Please visit your child's Google Classroom using their login information by 5:45 p.m.  In the stream, you will see a presentation and... (cont'd)

Each year our Kindergarten teachers and students eagelry await a visit from our preschool friends.  Durand School and Vineland preschools collaborate to provide students with a tour of the school they will likely be attending in September. Although our year in school was cut short, we didn't want students to miss out on this experience. Administration and kindergarten teachers developed a... (cont'd)

As we all try to navigate these challenging times, we wanted to reach out to let you know that the Acenda Children's Mobile Response team is committed to serving the youth and families of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties and can provide outreach services including de-escalation, care coordination and linkage to services and resources. This service can be accessed 24/7... (cont'd)

Durand teachers and staff worked together to put together a video of heartfelt messages for students and their families. We hope you enjoy it! 

We LOVE you Durand Video

On Friday, April 10, Durand teachers and staff decorated their cars and lined up for a parade of positivity, The Bunny Eggs-Press! Over 30 cars were in the parade, which was made up of two special routes. Mr. Greco led the Peter Rabbit route while Mrs. Kell was first in line for the Bugs Bunny route.  Just in case you didn't get to hop out and see it, a video was created just for you.  Of... (cont'd)

Think carefully about our words of wisdom each week and what they mean to you. Remember, make it a great week...or not. The choice is yours!

3/23/20 - Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Sims

3/30/20 - 4th grade teacher, Ms. Torrence

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The teachers and staff of Durand are teaming up to share photographs of themselves away from school each day.  They invite you to look at the slideshow in the link below and see what they are up to.  You will notice that each day has a theme and new photos are added daily.  We hope you enjoy this connection to the teachers and staff who miss you terribly.  

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Durand Families, 

First and foremost, thank you to the entire Durand Family for your patience during this process.  Our goal is to keep you informed along the way as we work through this uncharted territory together. 

At this time please make sure that your child has been able to log in to ... (cont'd)

Please see the attached important parent letter regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). A copy of the letter was also sent home with every student. 

Parent Letter

Congratulations to 5th grade student Olive Tasso on being selected as Durand's Future Chef. Her recipe for a favorite Italian dish, Scrumptious Fritata, was selected among several others to go against one chef from each of the Vineland Elementary Schools.  At the school level, Olive will get to work with Chef Mark of Sodexo to practice preparing her dish in the school kitchen.  This cooking... (cont'd)

Durand’s Elementary School’s Kids Care Club wrapped up another productive school year helping those in need. The club, led by teachers Kaitlin Propert and Tara Giblin, is comprised of fourth and fifth graders who meet weekly after school to dedicate their time to their classmates, school, and local community. Over the past few years they have devoted their time to help various local non-... (cont'd)

More than 300 students at Durand Elementary School participated in the Durand Run on Thursday, May 23, the 41st year the event has been held.  Finishing first in the 2.5 mile race was fifth grader David Hendrix. The top female finisher was Grace Dougherty, a fourth grade student and first time runner of the event.  

A considerable crowd of cheering parents and spectators lined the... (cont'd)

Thank you all for your patience as we transition to our new website. In the meantime, you are still able to view the school sites that have been in use this school year.