Announcements Week of 3/7/22
A message from PAPA: Announcements Week of 3/7/22
March 9th 4:30 pm: Cafe’ Mandatory 8th Grade Parent Meeting (Bring your 8th Grader)
March 9th 6:00 pm: Cafe’ Mandatory 11th Grade Meeting (Parent & Future Senior)
March 10th: End of Quarter 3 Grading Period
Friday March 11th: No school for current students, New Student Orientation
(Lottery Students for SY 22-23& Staff In-Service
Friday March 18th: Middle School Spring Fling Dance (Details Below)
March 21-25: Spring Break No Classes
Middle School Spring Fling Dance:
Attention Middle School Students!!! We are having our Spring Fling on March 18th from 6-9 PM, here at the school! Snacks and drinks will be provided! Tickets will be on sale during middle school lunch outside of the Cafe and will cost $10, come and get them! If you would like to get your tickets by credit card, you may call the business office and speak with Jackie Danfelser, we will accept credit card payments until the 17th. Masks will be required at this event to ensure the health and safety of students.
Reach NM Hotline
The Department has recently started a new hotline called Reach NM. Reach NM (505) 591-9444, is a text-based hotline which was started to help youth, families, and professionals within the community connect with a CYFD advocate to report child abuse or neglect, refer youth and families to needed community services, and anyone can reach out 24/7 to chat about any struggles they may be facing. Our text advocates are trained to chat with texters who may be overwhelmed by depression/suicide, body image, bullying, unhealthy or unsafe relationships, homelessness, and peer pressure. click: Reach Flyer
Behavior Health Insurance News from Governor
This new law will remove expensive cost barriers to New Mexicans obtaining professional mental health care and medications that improve their life. https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2021/04/08/gov-establishes-health-care-affordability-fund-eliminate-copays-for-behavioral-health-services/
Dayna Diaz Award Commnunity Service Award – In addition to serving as a student ambassador in at least one PAPA event during the school year, the recipient of this award must be a student in good academic and behavioral standing (academic standing based on New Mexico Activity Association guidelines and behavioral standing with no discipline referrals during the current year). It will be presented to a student or students who consistently demonstrate qualities of compassion for school peers and members of the greater community. The recipient(s) must have provided unpaid service during the current school year for at least (2) two organizations not affiliated with the school. Community service is not limited to performing arts, although it is highly encouraged. Award recipient(s) must also attend at least one community-based workshop, conference or event promoting social justice, diversity, safety, non-violence, or healthy habits. Staff, students, or community members can nominate students for this award. A nomination form is available in the office. A committee assigned by administration will determine the award recipients. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GTxzakZewthoI5uiwNTOHQoBw2QLuKpYEoZCuItVNMQ/edit?usp=sharing://docs.google.com/document/d/1GTxzakZewthoI5uiwNTOHQoBw2QLuKpYEoZCuItVNMQ/edit?usp=sharing
Our school infectious rate for COVID for the last two weeks is 0.20%.
To participate in free surveilance testing or test to stay if you are a close contact to COVID while at school you will need to follow these 3 steps. 1. register with PMG. Enter parent information first. 2. Click add companion and enter your child’s information. 3. Email Ms. Lopez to let her know you would like to be tested this week at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the link: pmg.app.perseus.id/DIV/PAPA
Did your student get a COVID vaccine or booster recently? If so, please bring a copy of their vaccination card to the front office so we can update our records. Per PED Guidance students that are elligible for a booster and not yet boosted will be asked to participate in COVID surveilance testing. If your child is “boosted” they will not need to participate in surveilance testing.
If your child develops COVID-like symptoms, you will need to isolate them and schedule a lab/PCR test. Here are some resources for you: Here is a link to current COVID testing sites, https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/directory.html. You can sign up for an appointment from curative here: https://curative.com/sites/14886, or order a no-cost vault test to complete at home here: https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/. Be sure to contact the school if your student is feeling unwell.
If your child is ill, please contact the front office and speak with one of our office staff for current guidelines and to begin posting of work in google classroom for your child. Google assignments are not automatically available.
A Quarantine Response Hotline, 800-805-1192, is available to quarantined and self-isolating K-12 students in districts and charter schools. Students can call the hotline between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday to get connected to an academic success coach provided by the Graduation Alliance, the Public Education Department’s ENGAGE New Mexico partner. Video chats are also available to students needing more in-depth assistance, and callers can choose to receive help in English or Spanish. Students who are missing school due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not have to be referred to the ENGAGE New Mexico program for ongoing support to get help from the hotline, and there is no cost to students, districts, or charter schools.