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Posted: January 12, 2022

UPDATE: All Schools Will Reopen On Tuesday, Jan. 18

All schools will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The District continues its investigation.

APS LogoUPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, all APS schools will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

While we are still dealing with the cyberattack that forced schools to close last week, we have found ways to work around the issues so that students can return to learning. We will be able to take attendance, contact parents in emergencies, and assure that students are picked up from school by authorized adults.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please remember that students will need to make up the two missed days in May.

 We will post cyberattack updates as they become available on aps.edu.


As of 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13,  all Albuquerque Public Schools will remain closed on Friday as the district continues to investigate a cyberattack that compromised the student information system used to take attendance, contact families in emergencies, and assure that students are picked up from school by authorized adults.

  • APS schools and offices are closed Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. APS plans to re-open schools on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
  • Athletics and other extracurricular activities are expected to continue as scheduled. However, meals won’t be served on days schools are closed.
  • APS administrative offices will remain open Friday, and essential school employees are also expected to report to work.

Important Information About Local Assistance

Need food assistance while schools are closed?

Call the Roadrunner Food Bank Food Assistance Line for contact information for several of their distribution partners in the community.

  • Call the Roadrunner Food Bank at (505) 349-5340 and (505) 523-4390
  • Be sure to have paper and a pen ready when you call. You’ll need to know your zip code, too!
  • The Roadrunner Food Bank Food Assistance Line is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Roadrunner Food Bank Website for complete information

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Offering Free All-Day Programming

In response to the emergency closure of Albuquerque Public Schools due to ongoing cyber-security threats, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico will offer free all-day programming for youth 5-18 at its location at 3333 Truman Street NE from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 14.

  • You can register for the Boys & Girls Clubs All Day Program – Jan. 14 online or by calling: (505) 881-0777
  • This program will be open to all AP families for free at a first come, first serve basis and parents and guardians will be asked to register online beforehand.
  • Programming is contingent on community interest and families will be notified in advance of any change in plans.
  • Youth and staff safety will be top priority, and COVID-safe practices will be in place to minimize spread of the virus.

As of 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, the district is working with contracted professionals to fix the problem, and we hope to re-open schools Friday, Jan. 14. However, if the issue isn’t resolved by mid-day Thursday, students, families, and staff will be notified.

  • The school days will need to be made up at the end of the school year, just as snow days would be.
  • At this time, athletic games, tournaments, and other extracurricular activities are expected to continue as scheduled.
  • Meals won’t be served on days schools are closed.

APS administrative offices will remain open Thursday and Friday, and essential school employees are also expected to report to work. Employees will be paid on Friday as normal.