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Posted: August 3, 2021

Return of the APS Calendar

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, free wall calendars are once again being distributed to APS families, employees, and friends.

It's become a back-to-school tradition. 

The 13-month Albuquerque Public Schools wall calendar is distributed to schools and offices at the beginning of each school year. The pandemic put that tradition on hold for a year, but the calendars are back and ready to hang on the walls of classrooms, kitchens, and offices across the district.

The colorful calendars featuring portraits of APS students are filled with important dates, including school holidays, breaks, and grading periods, as well as helpful information on school meals, tutoring, transfers, staying informed, and more. 

This year's calendar -- with a theme of Voices, Stories, & Choices -- also highlights many APS programs. Each month features a Choice Check with its own QR Code that links to more information about the program on the APS website. Featured programs include the Bilingual Seal, Indian Education, Fine Arts, Black Student Union, AVID, Career-Based Learning, Preschool, the APS Newcomers Program, and Athletics.

"One of the advantages of being a large urban-suburban-rural school district is our ability to offer so many choices, from traditional neighborhood schools to smaller magnet schools with focused areas of study," Superintendent Scott Elder wrote in his welcoming message. "And within all of our schools, there are programs, activities, classes, pathways, and support systems designed to fit the needs of a diverse, curious, and impressionable student body."

For more than a decade now, the APS Communications Office has worked with Albuquerque the Magazine on designing and printing calendars. 

This year for the first time, the APS calendar also is posted to Issuu, a website, an app that converts the publication into a digital flipbook.