March 26, 2020
Dear Parents, Staff and Community:
According to Governor Lujan Grisham and Secretary Stewart, we are to comply with the New Mexico Department of Health mandates regarding COVID-19. Under the Governor’s previous orders, schools were to remain closed in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. There have been over 100 reported cases in New Mexico. Secretary Stewart and Governor Lujan Grisham will have a message tomorrow morning To Be Announced to elaborate on this topic.
In order to minimize contact with individuals, at this time Las Vegas City Schools has chosen the following educational path (see examples). As we know, many of our community members currently do not have access to the internet so alternate learning options are being provided. Las Vegas City Schools Staff began training with Google Classroom last summer, 23 teachers received training. On Monday, February 23, 2020 Google Classroom tutorials for distance learning 101/102 were assigned to teachers to use through a current District Tool called Mobile Mind (district is working on additional support and staff video tutorials). Google Suite includes Google Classroom, Google Slides, Google Meet (Audio conference bridge). This portion is to begin April 6, 2020.
Elementary will continue to use Class Dojo, Memorial Middle School and Robertson High School will use Remind App. This will ensure 100% of students have access to distance learning enrichment. As the schedules continue to change we greatly appreciate your support. As this is uncharted territory for all of us, know we are committed to providing the best academic support for our students at Las Vegas City Schools and training for our staff.
Grab and Go meals will continue on the same schedule Monday through Friday. Please stay safe and adhere to the New Mexico Department of Health guidelines. We thank you for your time and patience in this matter. Let’s continue to work together to strengthen the Las Vegas City Schools community.
L. Larryssa Archuleta
Superintendent of Schools