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News from 2021-2022

News from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

 APS Reentry Guide for 2021-2022

APS is committed to in-person learning without interruption for the 2021-2022 school year and has created guidelines to make that happen.

Posted August 3, 2021

 Public May Rent APS Facilities After July 1

Those who aren't fully vaccinated are required to wear masks.

Posted June 24, 2021

 Masks Required in All APS Buildings

Masks aren't required outdoors.

Posted July 28, 2021

Daily COVID Questionnaire

Each day before sending your child to school, please review the following questions regarding your child’s health.

Posted August 2, 2021

NMDOH Vaccine Updates

APS Students who are 12 and over can get the COVID vaccine. A parent/guardian does NOT need to be present for the vaccination, but they do need to sign a consent form.

Posted August 2, 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.

Posted August 3, 2021

 APS Class of 2022 to Graduate Week of May 9

Ceremonies will be held at Tingley Coliseum and the Berna Facio Professional Development Complex.

Posted August 13, 2021

 Welcome Back APS

The first day of school for most of APS is Wednesday, Aug. 11. Share your back-to-school photos on social media using the hashtag #WelcomeBackAPS.

Posted August 9, 2021

 All Students Can Get Free Meals at School This Year

Menus for breakfast and lunch are posted online.

Posted August 5, 2021

 Letter on Tragic Shooting at Washington Middle School

From APS Superintendent Scott Elder and Washington Principal Modesta Hernandez

Posted August 13, 2021

 APS Statement on Situation in Afghanistan

Albuquerque Public Schools has more than 100 refugees from Afghanistan

Posted August 20, 2021

 September is Attendance Awareness Month

What families can do to help keep kids in school.

Posted September 7, 2021

 Congrats to Our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

32 APS seniors are among the nation's top academically talented high school students.

Posted September 15, 2021

 COVID Symptoms in Schools

Information provided by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Posted September 17, 2021

 Attendance Tips for Families

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success.

Posted September 21, 2021

 For the Fourth Straight Year, APS Recognizes Outstanding Employees

October's outstanding employees include an elementary school principal, school scheduling coordinator, custodian, and educational assistant.

Posted October 1, 2021

 Attendance Tips for Teachers

Attendance should be taken during the first 10 minutes of class.

Posted October 11, 2021

 Required Weekly Surveillance Testing for APS Employees

APS employees are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing if they aren't fully vaccinated or don't complete the testing exemption survey.

Posted February 18, 2022

 APS Unveils Electric Solar Panel Generation and Storage Project

Atrisco Heritage Academy High School will be the site of this first of its kind, clean energy project in Albuquerque Public Schools.

Posted October 25, 2021

 1,600 Students in 24 Bands Compete in Annual Pageant of Bands

Congratulations to all APS bands including first-place winners West Mesa and Volcano Vista high schools.

Posted October 19, 2021

 APS Outlines Spending Plan for COVID-Relief Funds

The application for funding through the American Rescue Plan Act has been submitted.

Posted October 22, 2021

 Milne, Wilson, and Nusenda stadiums are COVID Testing Sites

COVID testing at Berna Facio ends on June 2, but you can still get tested at the three APS stadiums. You can also get at-home tests from the city and county.

Posted May 23, 2022

 Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect

A reminder that every person in New Mexico has an obligation to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child.

Posted October 26, 2021

 Need Homework Help? Dial-a-Teacher

Teachers are standing by to help with homework from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Posted November 16, 2021

 Whittier Teachers Get Daily Professional Training

Educators at the transformation elementary school come together each day to share success stories and challenges and receive in-depth training and advisement.

Posted October 29, 2021

 Lunchtime Club Celebrates Native American Heritage

The newly formed Native American Club at Hoover Middle School connects students to cultural activities, learning materials, and positive Native role models.

Posted November 1, 2021

 Voters Approve Bond and Mill Levy Measures and Elect Four New Board Members

Results of the just-completed election mean Albuquerque Public Schools will have the critical funds necessary to begin or complete school improvements across the city.

Posted November 3, 2021

 We Are APS

APS students speak more than 80 languages. Watch this delightful video featuring some of those students sharing their language backgrounds.

Posted September 3, 2021

 November's Outstanding Employees

November's honorees include an NM DASH coordinator, middle school secretary, elementary school counselor, and middle school educational assistant.

Posted November 10, 2021

 Quick Tips for Entering Leave Requests

Employees are required to enter their absences.

Posted November 10, 2021

 Genius Hour Is a Recipe for Success

Los Padillas Elementary School is one of several APS elementary schools that incorporate extra time in the school day for electives.

Posted November 15, 2021

 AHA Choices Include Navajo Language and Culture

The unique class at Atrisco Heritage Academy includes field trips, mock trials, art shows, cooking and catering, performances, and a recent fashion show.

Posted November 29, 2021

 Choice Check for December: Fine Arts

Drama, music, and visual arts for students of all ages

Posted November 30, 2021

 APS Teachers Take Learning Outside

The APS Education Foundation awards grants to teachers and programs that support outdoor learning.

Posted November 28, 2021

 Arts Integration Puts the "Art" in "Smart"

The goal of schools like Janet Kahn School of Integrated Arts is to help kids advocate for themselves, think for themselves, and question.

Posted December 8, 2021

 Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebration: My People, Mi Gente

Watch the video of this year’s celebration which includes music, poetry, messages from APS leaders, and the announcement of this year’s essay contest winners.

Posted October 26, 2021

 Thanks ABQ for School Supply Donations

Members of the Corporate Volunteer Council of New Mexico raised more than $40,000 for school supplies for APS students.

Posted August 30, 2021

 APS is Hiring

We have openings for teachers, nurses, kitchen staff, bus drivers, and more.

Posted June 30, 2021

 APS is Hiring Bus Drivers and Custodians

Apply online

Posted March 16, 2021

 More National Merit Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the recent graduates who received scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Posted July 13, 2021

 Virtual Open House for Online School Canceled

The event may be rescheduled for a later date.

Posted July 24, 2020

 No School Delays or Closures During Remote Learning

As long as students are learning in the red (remotely), classes will continue on time and as scheduled.

Posted October 26, 2020

 Virtual Festival de Bellas Artes

The annual tradition continues.

Posted April 9, 2021

 SEL at Home Activities

APS Families Connected has created videos to help support social and emotional learning at all grade levels.

Posted June 3, 2021

 Manzano Graduate Heads to the Olympics in Tokyo

Mariah Duran is a member of the USA Skateboarding Olympic Team. The sport debuts at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Posted June 25, 2021

 Haven't Registered Yet - It's Not Too Late

Register online for the 2021-2022 school year using ParentVUE on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet.

Posted July 13, 2021

 December's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include a head custodian, district executive director, high school assistant principal, and elementary school principal.

Posted December 13, 2021

 Board Approves 2022-2023 Calendars

The first day of school for most APS students will be Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Schools on the extended school-year calendar will start two weeks earlier on Wednesday, July 27.

Posted December 8, 2021

 Update Your Personal Contact Information

You will need to be at work to review your contact information and make changes.

Posted December 15, 2021

 Westside Elementary School is Model of Inclusivity

S.R. Marmon combines general education, Indian education, special education, dual language, English language development, enrichment, and gifted programs.

Posted January 3, 2022

 Plan for Enhanced COVID Safe Practices

Albuquerque Public Schools is doing all it can to keep students safe and in school even as the number of COVID cases in New Mexico remains high.

Posted January 3, 2022

 New APS Board Members Take the Oath of Office

The swearing-in ceremony occurred at the beginning of a regular board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Posted January 4, 2022

 COVID Testing at Berna Facio Ends June 2

Testing will still be available at the three APS stadiums and DOH sites.

Posted January 4, 2022

 January Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include an educational assistant, family liaison, registrar, and elementary school principal.

Posted January 20, 2022

 Helping Your Child Set a Schedule for Success

Building a schedule can help reduce stress.

Posted January 7, 2022

 Manzano's College-Bound and Career-Ready Culture

The high school is providing innovative programs, internships, resources, and even a "human library."

Posted January 5, 2022

 Harrison Middle School is AVID About Learning

The program is helping develop leadership skills that will help students in high school, later in college, and hopefully in life.

Posted January 5, 2022

 Employee Proof of COVID Vaccination, Including Booster

Employees should update the COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Exemption Survey.

Posted January 18, 2022

 APS Resolves Ransomware Attack

The district continues to work with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to investigate the attack that shut down schools for two days.

Posted January 19, 2022

 San Antonito Named National Magnet School of Distinction

The East Mountain elementary school was named a Magnet School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools

Posted January 28, 2022

 February's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include a roofer, mailroom supervisor, custodian and nurse.

Posted February 4, 2022

 Recognize Your Outstanding Volunteers

 

Posted February 15, 2022

 BSU at AHS Prepares Students for Diverse, Changing World

The Black Student Union at Albuquerque High School, like BSUs in other APS schools, is open to anyone who wants to join.

Posted February 17, 2022

 APS Lifts Mask Mandate

Students and staff may choose to continue wearing masks, but they will no longer be required.

Posted February 18, 2022

 APS Principal Gets National Recognition

Patricia Gallegos of San Antonito STEM Magnet School Elementary School was named a principal of the year by Magnet Schools of America.

Posted February 23, 2022

 Talking to Kids About the War in Ukraine

After two years of helping students cope with the challenges and complexities of the pandemic comes a new hurdle for educators and families: Supporting our young people through the biggest attack on a European state since World War II.

Posted March 3, 2022

 APS Families: Please Update Emergency Contacts

Use ParentVUE to make any needed changes.

Posted March 11, 2022

 March's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include a speech and language liaison, CSA, head custodian, and media center manager.

Posted March 9, 2022

 APS Closes Investigation on Cyberattack

No evidence of data compromised.

Posted March 15, 2022

 APS Graduation Rate Increases Again

The Albuquerque Public Schools graduation rate for the Class of 2021 was 75.7%, an increase of one percentage point in a year and 14 percentage points in seven years.

Posted March 17, 2022

 Metro Youth Art Exhibit Winners and Video

Hundreds of APS middle and high school students participated in the annual event.

Posted March 18, 2022

 Taking a Bite Out of Testing

Videos and resources to help with test anxiety.

Posted March 29, 2022

 AHA Students Collect Items for Ukrainian Refugees

Atrisco Heritage Academy partnered with a local humanitarian organization to collect food and other items for Ukrainian families displaced by the war in their country.

Posted April 5, 2022

 April's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include a family liaison, cafeteria manager, principal support specialist and fingerprinting supervisor.

Posted April 11, 2022

 April's Choice Check: Preschool

Enroll now for the 2022-2023 school year.

Posted April 11, 2022

 Calendar Reminders: The Last Day of School for Most Students is May 31

APS schools are scheduled to make up 3 days at the end of the school year.

Posted April 13, 2022

 Art is Elementary

Opening reception is Thursday, April 28. The exhibit runs through Tuesday, May 17.

Posted April 25, 2022

 U.S. Secretary of Education Visits APS

Secretary Miguel Cardona joined U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury on a tour of Atrisco Heritage Academy, where they learned more about the community school model and wrap-around services offered to students and families.

Posted April 22, 2022

 Spots Still Available for In-Person Summer High School

Online classes at eCADEMY are full, but students can still sign up for in-person classes at four sites.

Posted May 23, 2022

 May's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include a head custodian, senior benefits analyst, building manager, and elementary school principal

Posted May 4, 2022

 9 More APS Schools Choose a Longer School Year

A third of APS elementary schools will spend more time in the classroom in 2022-2023.

Posted May 5, 2022

 APS Named Among the Best Communities for Music Education

For the sixth time, Albuquerque Public Schools was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

Posted May 18, 2022

 Five APS Schools Receive Library Grants from Laura Bush Foundation

The $5,000 grant can be used to update and diversify library collections.

Posted May 19, 2022

 Del Norte History Teacher Recognized as Outstanding

Karen Dziurzynski Cox was named the state's Outstanding American History Teacher by the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of New Mexico.

Posted May 18, 2022

 Educators Night at NM United on June 22

Get discounted tickets and support the APS Education Foundation

Posted May 24, 2022

 Story Time in the Park

June 6-July 14

Posted May 27, 2022

 Congrats Merit Scholarship Winners

Five recent APS graduates are National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. Five additional graduates of the APS Class of 2022 received National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Posted June 1, 2022

 2022-2023 Calendars

Most students start the new school year on Aug. 10. Extended-calendar schools start Aug. 4.

Posted June 1, 2022

 Tools for a Fun, Interactive, Rewarding Summer

We've put together videos featuring top APS educators with tips on helping students acquire new skills, stay engaged, and get a head start for next school year.

Posted June 2, 2022

 APS is Hiring Support Staff: Transfer & Job Fair on Wednesday, July 13

Albuquerque Public Schools needs nurses, IT techs, educational assistants, bus drivers, custodians, food service workers, maintenance workers, coaches, and substitute teachers.

Posted June 28, 2022

 Students Can Get Free Lunch through July 22

The meals are available for those 18 and younger at nearly three dozen APS schools.

Posted June 21, 2022

 Generous Grant Allows for Expansion of Newcomer Services

The $425,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will help students arriving from other countries and seeking asylum in Albuquerque.

Posted June 23, 2022

 Kindergarten & Preschool Registration

We warmly welcome our youngest students and their families.

Posted June 27, 2022

 Update Your Contact Info!

Please ensure your phone numbers and email addresses are up-to-date so we can share important information and contact you in emergencies.

Posted June 27, 2022