Updated: Jan 27, 2021
No School Monday, January 18
A reminder that Monday, January 18 is a national holiday and there is no school.
Student Intent to Return for 2021-22 School Year
As we look forward to next fall, we are asking parents to fill out this form to let us know about their intent to return for next year. Please fill this out before April 1st to let us know.
Student Application for Fall 2021
Below is the link for our application for next fall. Siblings of current students get priority over the lottery for the general public. Families will need to submit prior to the April lottery.
Spring Break: March 22 - 26.
Please make a note of a change in the week of spring break. In order to coordinate with APS and Rio Rancho Spring break has been moved up by one week. The school calendar on the website now reflects this.
Term 6 Registration for 8 - 12 grades
Last week an email was sent out for students 8 - 12 to register for their term 6 classes. Please refer to that email for more details. Registration for grades 8 - 12 will close at midnight on January 20.
Beginning the week of January 1, the lunch link will open on Sundays and close on Wednesdays of each week, with pickup on Friday.
The National School Lunch Program is being extended into the fall for all public schools. This means that school lunches are free at this time. Check the Howl each week for the link that provides the weekly lunch menu. These menus are posted a week in advance.
Pick up weekly lunch order on Friday’s at the Explore Academy Masthead location.
If you live too far from Explore we are told that APS and RRPS are also offering seamless meals as long as your child is between 1 and 18 years of age. Parents/guardians can contact the school closest to them. Click here for the School lunch link: https://forms.gle/Kmxttpk15Dye5edGA
iMSSA ELA and Math Testing Results
The state has started releasing the interim assessment scores for the ELA and math scores for grades 6-8. The iMSSA is designed to measure student progress across the year, measuring achievement levels at the beginning of the year (BOY) around Sept/Oct, middle of the year (MOY) around Dec/Jan, and end of the year (EOY) in May. This data and assessment corresponds to the required state ELA and math test, NM-MSSA, given to 6-8 grades each March/April. So, in total, we can see four aligned growth points every school year in addition to our exit exams each quarter.
Results from October are live now, and January results should be available in early February. You will need your child(ren)'s state ID (SSID) to access the portal. Your child(ren) may know their ID, or you can access it in PowerSchool or contact our IT staff for help.
Please keep in mind that this assessment is meant as a snapshot of achievement and that we will use the October scores as well as the January scores to measure growth and work on plans for students who are in need of support in one or more areas.
Honor Roll for T4 / Q2
Chuquipoma Dominguez, Tamara
De Groot, Sophia
Jacob Jerrin, Obadiah
Kuny Mejia, Enrique
Kuny Mejia, Rafael
Rosas Munoz, Valentina
Santa Ana, Alyssa
Serrano Monet, Gabriella
Van Wagenen, Simon