Sunday Howl 5.16.21
End of Term / Quarter Exams
End of Term / Quarter exams will be on Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and 25 with any eligible retakes taking place on Wednesday, May 26. Other than eligible retakes, there will be no school on Wednesday, May 26. Please plan accordingly and make sure your student is in school for all exams. There will not be make up times as teachers will be out for the Summer.
Parent Pick up for Tuesday, May 25
For parents who are picking up their children on Tuesday, May 25 we are asking that all students be picked up at 1:45 PM. Busses will run as usual.
Wednesday, May 17 is only required for those students identified to retake a test or tests. Other than those students identified to retake a test or tests, there will be no school. In person testing will take place from 8:00 - 11:00 AM. Virtual testing can be arranged by students outside of the 8:00 - 11:00 time frame. Busses will run and as normal on the morning of Wednesday May 26, but will pick students up at the school at 11:00 PM.
Lunch ordering for students in-person
Ordering will open on Sundays and will close on Wednesdays each week. Ordering will be for the lunches served the following week.
Lunch link for in-person learning: https://forms.gle/udz9KR5ykJKsQqtM6
Lunch ordering for students on-line
Ordering will open on Sundays and will close on Wednesdays each week. Lunch pick up is at 6600 Gulton Ct NE on Fridays. Please proceed to the East parking lot and look for the Lunch Pick Up signs toward the back of the building.
Lunch link for learning from home: https://forms.gle/Kmxttpk15Dye5edGA
Summer School Choices
As we approach the summer, please review your students’ credit analysis with them. Students finishing 8th grade should end with 35-40 credits, students in 9th grade with 75-80, and students in 10th with 110-120. For our current 11th grade students they should only have 40-45 credits left to finish for their senior year. Students who are behind can take summer school through APS. If you are unsure if your high school student should sign up for summer school or what classes they should take, please contact the administration team.
Mask wearing Policy has not changed for Public Schools
Although the NM health orders have allowed for those individuals who are fully vaccinated to be released from wearing a mask in public, the New Mexico Department of Public Education has NOT changed the policy for public schools. All staff members, visitors, and students who are fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask for the duration of this school year.
Dress code Reminders as the weather gets warmer
As the weather is getting warmer, more students will be wearing shorts. Please make sure your students' shorts and skirts are not above the mid-thigh area . For more information on the dress code please refer to the student handbook.
Attention Sophomores & Juniors: CNM DUAL ENROLLMENT
If you haven’t already registered for your Dual Enrollment courses, Now is the time for Summer Sessions. Completing one dual enrollment course is a state graduation requirement.
Explore Academy is also offering an information night for families on Tuesday, May 11th at 6pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information or click on this link Dual Credit Forms How to Get Started as a Dual Credit Student.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to launch May 12
SANTA FE -- Tens of thousands of eligible New Mexicans can enroll for federal assistance beginning May 12 to help pay for monthly broadband services and to receive a one-time discount to purchase a computer.
The program provides discounts on the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households working with approved providers. Benefits include:
Up to $50 month discount for broadband services per household;
Up to $75 month discount for broadband services per household on tribal lands;
A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop or tablet computer purchased through a participating provider.
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of these criteria:
Qualifies for the FCC’s existing program, Lifeline, to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers;
Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
Experienced a substantial loss of income since Feb. 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and below $198,000 for joint filers; or
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers' existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
Eligible households will enroll through participating broadband providers, who will be reimbursed for delivering qualifying broadband services or devices to eligible households. In New Mexico, the Department of Information Technology is signing up service providers to participate in the program. So far, 38 New Mexico providers have signed up for the program. More information about the EBB program, including an FAQ, is available on the FCC website.