Coronavirus

Posted: April 6, 2020

Daily Posts to Keep You Informed

Check back weekdays to find out how APS is responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Albuquerque Public Schools continues to provide services, support, and educational resources during these trying, ever-changing times. To keep you informed, we are posting daily updates to our website. Every day brings a new challenge, and we want to make sure you know what your school district is doing to support our students, families, staff, and community.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Did You Miss the First Day of APS @HOME? 

No problem. We have posted the day's lessons to YouTube (as we will all lessons). Lessons are aired on NM PBS (KNME Channel 5.1) Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon.  

Friday is the Vernal Holiday

Schools will be closed. This includes Grab and Go meal sites (we will provide double meals the day before).  

Monday, April 6

Friday, April 3

  • Grab and Go meals will no longer be served at MacArthur Elementary School beginning Monday, April 6. Students can pick up meals at nearby Taft Middle School or La Luz Elementary School. 
  • On Thursday, April 9, we will provide four meals (two breakfasts and two lunches) because Friday, April 10, is the Vernal Holiday, and the grab and go meal sites will be closed.
  • Beginning the week of April 13, we are reducing the days and times of meal distribution. We will be providing grab and go meals from 11  a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. Students will receive meals for two days at those times.
  • Update: MHS, AHS School-Based Health Centers will remain closed: The school-based health centers at Albuquerque and Manzano high schools will remain closed. In the next couple of weeks, patients seen at all six of the SBHC sites will be contacted to ensure they have referrals and resources they need.  In addition, UNM SBHC is available via phone at (505) 272-5132, Monday through Friday during business hours to answer any questions from students or parents.  
  • Face Masks for Food Servers: We are encouraging members of the APS community who know how to sew to make face masks for our Food and Nutrition Services workers who are on the front lines preparing and serving meals to our students. Instructions for Making Face Masks 

Thursday, April 2

Wednesday, April 1

  • School Nurse of the Year Nominations: Now more than ever we appreciate nurses and other medical professionals who are working to keep us healthy. That includes our school nurses. Do you know a great school nurse who deserves to be named School Nurse of the Year 2020? If so please fill out the nomination form, write a short narrative (under 700 words) telling why the nurse deserves this honor, and include one letter of recommendation. Email nominations to cynthia.miller1@aps.edu or annetta.good@aps.edu by Wednesday, April 22.
  • Virtual Webinars for Teachers: APS EdTech is providing training in ways teachers can communicate and get resources to students. The webinars are available April 6-10.

Tuesday, March 31

Monday, March 30

Friday, March 27

  • APS, NM Schools Closed, Moving to Distance Learning: As of Friday, March 27, all APS schools will be closed for the rest of the school year in response to the ongoing international coronavirus pandemic. The closure of all New Mexico public schools was ordered by the New Mexico Public Education Department to reduce the spread of the contagious virus. APS is working on a continuous learning plan for all students for the rest of the school year. In the meantime, supplemental online and printed learning materials are being provided for families: At-Home Educational Resources for Families
  • Thanks to the APS payroll staff who made sure all employees got paid on time! They are among those on the front lines who keep the district running.  
  • Materiales en español: Hemos publicado materiales de aprendizaje para descargar con instrucciones en español para padres (las tareas para los estudiantes son en inglés). Además, hemos publicado paquetes de aprendizaje para llevar (Grab & Go) en español. Materiales en español
  • APS Employee Benefits-Coverage and Copay Updates Due To COVID-19: All costs related to COVID-19 testing and treatment are 100% covered under APS Employee Benefits with no copayment, deductible or coinsurance. For more information: Presbyterian Calls/Video VisitsBlue Cross Blue Shield Calls/Video Visits, True Health New Mexico – 1-844-308-2552.  If you have any questions, please call or email APS Employee Benefits. Phone: 505-889-4859, Email: employee.benefits@aps.edu

Thursday, March 26 

  • Clinics at Rio Grande, Emerson, Grant and Atrisco Heritage will continue to provide services during the coronavirus crisis. Get clinic hours, types of services and phone numbers. 
  • First Nation offers to-go meals for Native American students and families Monday-Friday at the All Nations Wellness & Healing Center, 6416 Zuni Road SE.

Wednesday, March 25 

  • The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, staffed by professional counselors around the clock, can help those struggling with mental health or crises. Call anytime: 855-662-7474.
  • For APS employees, the Employee Assistance Program is providing assistance and support. EAP can help with stress management, depression, substance abuse, trauma, relationship issues, anxiety, and medical issues. Call 505-884-9738. 

Tuesday, March 24 

Monday, March 23 

Friday, March 20

Tags: COVID-19