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Key Partners

APS understands the important role our partners play in supporting our school communities. The health and safety of students and staff are always the priority of the district. This requires us to limit the number of adults on campuses and especially those within the physical proximity to students.

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About Outside Partnerships

If an outside partnership is approaching a school administrator with a request that is not addressed in the Key Partners section of the APS re-entry plan, principals can vet the partnership through the Student, Family, and Community Supports Division before allowing the partner access to the school or students. Please contact Kristine Meurer, Student, Family, and Community Supports Executive Director, by email at Kristine.meurer@aps.edu.

Critical Partnership Services

Critical Partners may be allowed, depending on space, to provide in person contact with students at the school site. Critical Partnership Services are defined as:

  • Community Mental Health Providers that are under contract with APS;
  • School-Based Health Centers; and
  • Out-of-School Time/School-Aged Childcare Programs and Early Childhood Programs. 
Note:  Critical partners are specific to partnership services that support students, it does not apply to vendors and state agencies requirements (such as Children, Youth and Family investigations and the New Mexico Department of Health Immunization clinics).
Critical Partnerships. These partnerships are allowed on campus, unless otherwise noted.
Partnership ServiceLocations AllowedCritical Information
Community
Mental Health
Principal Discretion Must have a contract with APS
School Based
Health Centers
Previously Determined Must have a contract with APS
Other Health Partners
(Not requiring access to campus)
Not applicable. Health and Wellness Teams may
make referrals.  Services are not
provided on campus.
Out of School Time/
School Aged Childcare
Principal Discretion District personnel will match
schools with partners.  There are
extensive protocols for this
service.  Please review full
Re-Entry Plan closely.
Early Childhood Previously Determined Provider should provide the
Principal with COVID19 Safety Plan

Essential Partnership Services

Essential Partnership Services are defined as Basic Needs to include distribution of food, clothing and school supplies would be allowed on campus, but not in the school for only “grab and go”. 

Essential Partnerships. These partnerships are allowed on campus with significant limitations.
Partnership ServiceLocations AllowedCritical Information
Community Supported
Food Distribution
Outside
"Grab & Go"
There are extensive protocols
for this service. Please review
Key Partners section of the
Re-Entry Plan closely.
Other Basic Needs
and Family Services
Outside
"Grab & Go"
Grab and go distribution or
virtually only depending on service

Other Partnership Services

Other Partnerships are defined as any other partnership not defined as Critical or Essential for example: volunteers, families, and other visitors. Other partnerships will have no or limited access to the school campus.

Other Partnerships. These partnerships are not allowed on campus, unless otherwise noted.
Partnership ServiceLocations AllowedCritical Information
Volunteers Allowed on campus with significant limitations. Outside "grab and go" campus clean up, virtual (with restrictions) Can support basic needs and education materials “grab and go” distribution or campus clean-up projects conducted when students are not present, and virtual projects ONLY.
Family
Engagement
Allowed on campus with extreme limitations. Principal Discretion No mass gatherings are allowable; meetings with families should be conducted virtually; if absolutely necessary, a meeting with one family can be conducted on campus by appointment only
Mentoring Not applicable. Mentoring services for students that are run by, or in conjunction with APS, will not occur until such time as the district can safely educate students without precautions.  The district is in the process of developing structures, processes and partnership supports to facilitate mentorship of students.
Tutoring Not applicable. Tutoring with students will only be allowed virtually.
All Other Partnership Services
(Not specified above)
Not applicable. If you are approached by someone wanting to start a partnership and you are unsure of how to handle it, or if the partnership is allowable, prior to allowing the partner access to the school or students contact the Student, Family, and Community Supports Executive Director