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Plan for transportation, meals, technology, and sanitation.


  • Buses will run at no more than 50 percent of capacity.
  • No more than two students per seat for regular-size buses, one per seat on smaller buses.
  • Siblings may sit together.
  • Drivers and riders must wear face coverings.
  • Buses will be deep cleaned each evening.
  • Children exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed to ride the bus.
  • Schools will create a staggered parent drop off and pick up to allow for social distancing.


Students are expected to maintain social distancing during meals, sitting in designated areas with the same group when possible.  Each school will work with students on specific details.

During distance learning, APS will provide grab and go lunches at no charge to students who qualify or who attend any of the Community Eligibility Provision Schools. Distribution times and sites will be announced.

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APS will begin checking out technology devices to all students in early August. Most students will receive Chromebooks, though some of the district’s youngest students, special education students, and English language learners may receive iPads.

The devices will be distributed through schools, which will contact families about dates, times, and procedures. Schools also will work with families to make sure they have internet connectivity.

Sanitize. Protect yourself and others.Sanitation

APS will provide cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer for classrooms, common areas, and buses, including a “sanitation tote” for each classroom for periodic cleaning throughout the day.

Schools will be cleaned following EPA and CDC guidelines, including regularly disinfecting and sanitizing high-touch areas with deeper cleaning between groups of students.

Plan for Positive Cases

APS follows a strict protocol when employees test positive for the coronavirus. The same protocol will be followed when students return to school.

The district works closely with the New Mexico Department of Health to decide whether to close a classroom, a portion of the building, or the whole school and for how long. During the shutdown, affected areas will be thoroughly cleaned following CDC, EPA, and OSHA  guidelines, which include using electrostatic foggers.

As part of our protocol, we will let the school community know about the positive COVID-19 case. This includes emailing a letter through SchoolMessenger. You may be frustrated by how vague the letter is, but please remember that we are obligated to protect the privacy of the infected individual. We cannot identify them, nor can we provide information about their medical situation.

The letter will remind all members of the affected community that they should visit their health care provider or call the COVID-19 hotline (855-600-3453) if they develop symptoms. These include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Anyone with symptoms should self-isolate and get tested.

You play an important role in this process by self-isolating if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with an infected individual. Please, before you come to work or school each day, go through the checklist of possible symptoms, and take your temperature. If you exhibit any symptoms or have a temperature of more than 100.4 degrees, plan to stay home.

Please call the COVID-19 hotline at 855-600-3453 if you or your child develop symptoms.
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