Sunday Howl 5.9.21

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 veleta@exploreacademy.org or sirignano@exploreacademy.org for more information or click on this link Dual Credit Forms How to Get Started as a Dual Credit Student.


Dual Enrollment Students

Students who took a CNM class this spring for Dual Credit (receiving both college and high school credit) can now see their grade in the Historical Grades screen of PowerSchool. Contact Mr Ramsey with any questions.


iMMSA testing

Testing for 8th grade students has been rescheduled to the week of May 10th. Emails will be sent to students to remind them. 8th grade students will take the iMMSA test on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during their flex time. 8th grade virtual students must report to their study flex for testing.


Make up testing for 6 and 7th graders will take place the week of May 10th during student’s structured flex time


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.


Lock Down Drill This coming week

In order to make parents and families aware, Explore Academy will have a lockdown drill sometime this coming week. This is just a drill in order to practice our emergency protocols.


Summer School Choices

As we approach the summer, please review your students’ credit analysis with them. Videos have been posted on the school’s website as an introduction to the credit analysis. The second tab of your student’s credit analysis for high school also shows if your student is on track for graduation under the “Overall Credit Standing”. Students who are behind can take summer school through APS or Rio Rancho Public Schools. 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.


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.


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.


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

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