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Attendance Reentry Plan: Remote Learning in Red

When the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education voted to continue remote learning for most students through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, we archived information on the APS Reentry Plan. While the information is still available, it is no longer up-to-date. as of Feb. 25, 2021. The latest information can be found COVID-19 Updates for APS.

Attendance reentry plan for remote learning in red.

Update: Beginning Dec. 2, teachers will take attendance every day for each class and/or period. 

For Families

Attendance includes instruction and activities that happen online with teachers as well as assigned learning that students do on their own without their teacher.

  • Elementary school students need to participate in at least 51% of their daily virtual class to be considered “present”.
  • Middle and high school students need to participate in at least 51% of each virtual class period to be considered “present”.  

APS understands that there are times when it is not possible for students to have their cameras on for the entire virtual class. However, students should try to have their cameras on the whole time. This helps your child’s teacher know if your child is engaged in their learning and understanding what is being taught.

We understand that your child may not have access to the internet or that your internet may not be strong. If this is usually the case, and you have worked with your school, there is another option for your child to show that they are “present”. 

If your child is not able to attend any online classes for any reason, please contact your school and teacher to discuss options to keep your child on track with their learning.

If your child will be absent from class, please let the school know by entering excuses through ParentVUE or by calling your child’s school.  

You can now use the ParentVUE app on your phone, tablet, device, or computer to check your child’s daily attendance.


 Previous Attendance Plan 

Attendance during remote learning was based on the extent to which a student had engaged in remote learning within a one week time period. This was not indicative of the amount to which the student understood the content, nor their grade in the class, but instead, was a measure of a student’s engagement in remote learning. Engagement was measured by the number of contacts that the student has demonstrated to their teacher. Contacts were benchmarks or indicators that objectively showed that a student is engaging in the remote learning process.