But those other districts decided to maintain in-person learning. Published: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 4:36PMUpdated: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 10:31PM. A report presented in September to a key legislative panel found public school students had lost the equivalent of between 10 and 60 days of instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Larry Chavez announced Tuesday that schools in his district would return to remote learning next week. Weather-related absences or tardies will be excused. Yesterdays storm provided a fair share of traffic wrecks around the state and, given the bitter temperatures, Santa Fes roads are likely to be icy at best, treacherous at worst, this morning. Our priority is safety, so if it is dangerous to drive/commute in your area, even if we do not delay or cancel school, please stay home until it is safe, and notify the front office (505-310-4194).
The cold, not so much. 1998 - 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Among the same demographic, 42% have had a booster shot. There have now been 232 deaths in Santa Fe County and 6,488 statewide. About 20 of the state's schools have reported sending children home due to virus outbreaks each month this year that included staffing shortages because of quarantines for teachers, according to voluntary notices submitted by schools to state education authorities. Gilbert, Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they say fatally stabbed another man early. FollowAttanasio on Twitter. Neither district has canceled in-person learning or extended the Thanksgiving holiday. Now in the fourth semester of the pandemic, some districts are starting to think about addressing the problem. APD involved in shooting at West Side apartment complex. In the spring, the restaurant says it is all abloom with fresh cut flowers and produce, and adorned with winter squash and candles in the fall and winter. Santa Fe County residents, however, will not find free tests for pick up just yet. 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The Santa Fe Opera has commissioned a new work, Hometown to the World, which will premiere at the Lensic next week. The SFO would like to extend free tickets to the NMSA community for the matinee on 12/19 faculty and staff but particularly students and families. Contact Us, https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/123JB3RFbf1Kbl1nzHeBJ8d4xzADR-ujK8dULIK-r3Z4/edit?usp=sharing, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HODIfZRMZHF7Py25ngn5OvqSIwmYXcCUpeu9rnF8LoE/edit?usp=sharing, July 2022 Alumni Spotlight: Fernando Pizano, Community Update About a Harmful Incident, Message from the Art Institute President, Cindy Montoya and Head of School, Eric Crites. News & Updates There may be more than meets the eye when it comes to New Mexico's teacher shortage. Santa Fe County had 184 new cases, 66 in the 87507 ZIP code, which ranked eighth in the state among ZIP codes with the most new cases. The state also reported 15 additional deaths, 14 of them recent, including two from Santa Fe County: a male in his 60s who had underlying conditions and a female in her 70s who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. Santa Fe Public Schools will be remote starting Tuesday, the largest voluntary closure of K-12 schools this semester, according to the Associated Press. Schools with more than four positive tests had to switch to remote learning. The health department is offering drive-through PCR testing through Feb. 21, but schedules were disrupted yesterday due to the storm and may be disrupted again today; to find an appointment (recommended only for people with symptoms), register here. Any missed class time due to weather will be excused. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Steinhaus, 67, last August after Ryan Stewart resigned. An Espaola construction company has started An Espaola construction company has started work on a project to protect infrastructure in areas of San Miguel and Mora counties damaged by the APD: Acoma officers son traded her duty weapon for fentanyl. Last year, many teachers struggled to teach online classes while trying to care for their own children at home simultaneously. This a strategic move to decrease our active COVID positive numbers, said Los Lunas Schools superintendent Arsenio Romero. We also welcome you to follow SFR on social media (on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and comment there. Get the Android Weather app from Google Play, Prime time in the SWAC? Virtually all districts are desperate for workers, including substitute teachers and auxiliary staff like bus drivers, nurses, and cooks. The University of New Mexico's Comprehensive Cancer Center has a new leader for its Clinical R Analysts: Teacher ranks have increased while enrollment has dropped. Weather Delay/Early Dismissal/Closure When this occurs, all classes are cancelled and after-school activities or performances are also cancelled. Join half a million readers enjoying Newsweek's free newsletters. While the current winter weather makes the prospect of summer fun (and attire) seem like a distant, taunting mirage, Santa Fes warmer season will arrive and, with it, the beloved AMP Concerts summer series. About 20 of the states schools have reported sending children home due to virus outbreaks each month this year that included staffing shortages because of quarantines for teachers, according to voluntary notices submitted by schools to state education authorities. At least 10 school districts or charter schools reported pivoting to remote on Tuesday, including in Las Vegas, Cuba, Aztec, Texico, and Bloomfield, according to a self-reported tally kept by the Public Education Department. Calendar The closures also come as schools around the country are moving in various directions in terms of COVID response, from loosening or removing mask requirements to closing schools and moving back to remote learning. SANTA FE More than 10 school districts around New Mexico including the school system in the capital city have announced plans in recent days to return to remote learning amid a surge of COVID-19 cases that has led to vexing staffing issues. On-Site COVID Testing Were in discussion with the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department on the possibility of the district providing child care for staff, Superintendent Hilario Chavez wrote. They also said the state Department of Health has secured enough rapid antigen tests to conduct regular surveillance testing for school employees, and enough so that students who are deemed close contacts can test out of mandatory quarantine. In a Tuesday memo to school superintendents around New Mexico, top state education officials said districts should implement enhanced protocols to reduce COVID-19 transmission in school settings. Yesterday, Mr. Crites shared some information and updates with students during Advisory. Schedule available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HODIfZRMZHF7Py25ngn5OvqSIwmYXcCUpeu9rnF8LoE/edit?usp=sharing. However,Alma d'arte Charter High School in Las Cruces announced this week it'll be remote for the first two weeks of the semester. The new cases bring the statewide total so far to 484,454; DOH has designated 345,884 of those cases as recovered. You may also choose to receive a text message by manually setting your preferences at, Continuing Education and Adult Education students and instructors and members of the local community are not automatically enrolled. Bernalillo County had 597 cases, followed by Doa Ana County with 359 and San Juan County with 248. There are three ways weather can impact the school day: a delay, early dismissal, or closure. Staffing shortages are placing extreme stress and additional duties on those who remain at work, he added, saying the district had 361 new virus cases among students and staff last week, and expects the number of new infections to rise to 600 this week. Two of New Mexico's 89 school districts are shifting to remote learning prior to Thanksgiving break due to a rise in COVID-19 infections. Music Tonight! Additionally, we cannot continue to meet the states contact tracing requirements given such large numbers of positive cases, Chavez said in a statement, adding that a state testing contractor has been unable to consistently provide testing.. All I-40 eastbound lanes at Rio Grande Blvd are closed because of a vehicle crash that involved a pedestrian fatality, according to New Mexico APD: 2 dead in five-vehicle crash in SE ABQ. The exception: students who have any Ds or Fs will be required to be on campus until they are caught up or have all Cs or higher. And more school districts could follow suit in the coming days. Notifications about campus closures, delays and emergencies are primarily made through the colleges automated alert system, SFCC Alert. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. Residents nonetheless say they have yet to see improvements, with one woman suggesting the city move people out of town to address the situation. When schools go online, parents including school staff have to scramble to find childcare. His absence from the Senatewhere the chamber is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with Vice President Kamala Harris holding the tie-breaking votehas provoked speculation about the prospects for President Joe Bidens nominations, particularly to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Speaking of romance and the pending Feb. 14 Valentines Day holiday, Candystore.com has an interactive map of each states favorite Valentines candy (candy-buying is expected to hit a record-high this year, they claim). State education officials acknowledged that the closures posed challenges to students and working parents alike, with former PED Secretary Ryan Stewart describing in-person learning as the gold standard.. According to City of Santa Fe Communications Director Dave Herndon, the county has only received tests designated for the hard-hit 87507 ZIP code, which have been distributed. Updates from Advisory Officers were in a shooting Thursday afternoon at an apartment complex in Northwest Albuquerque. Please arrive by 9:50 in order to get to your class on time. 2022 www.lcsun-news.com. An Acoma police officer reported that her son stole her duty weapon last week and, Officers were in a shooting Thursday afternoon at an apartment complex in Northwest Albuquerque. There are schools elsewhere in New Mexico that have reported more COVID-19 infection cases than the school districts in Santa Fe and Los Lunas, according to data updated Friday from the New Mexico Environment Department. Among children ages 5-11, 35.9% have had at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine and 24.8% have completed their primary series. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images. Regarding the latter, the shelter no longer accepts people who camp on the street outside the property. Donate today to Friends of the Reporter. Attanasio is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative.
However, the states death rate due to the virus has remained below peak levels, likely due to the fact that 76.2% of New Mexico adults were fully vaccinated as of Tuesday and 37.6% of adults had gotten a booster dose. The survey found that the average cost of childcare for parents who worked as teachers was nearly $1,000 per month, and Chavez said in the editorial the district was in discussion with the state about the possibility of providing childcare for their teachers. You can also email specific staff members from our contact page. We cannot meet this testing mandate if the state cannot provide the tests, which places us in further jeopardy in our schools and school sites, Chavez said. Its an awesome opportunity to help provide leadership across New Mexico. Santa Fe Community College follows Santa Fe Public Schools in most of its weather-related delay and closure decisions. Students at Santa Fe Public Schools will go remote starting Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving break, representing the largest voluntary closure of K-12 schools this semester. New Mexicans can register for a COVID-19 vaccine here, schedule a COVID-19 vaccine booster here and view a public calendar for vaccine availability here. The good news is he seems to be recovering well, and hell be back. Lujns office on Tuesday announced the 49-year-old senator had begun experiencing dizziness and fatigue the previous Thursday and had subsequently checked himself into Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital. When a snow delay or closure occurs, SFCC makes every effort get notification out as soon as possible, depending on the timing of the weather circumstances. We welcome it. Scrase described himself as optimistic the state might experience a reprievea spring breakfrom the many months of battling first the Delta than the Omicron variant, noting that the case curve will have to come way down for hospitals to feel real relief, but at least were heading in the right direction. As the pandemic changes in nature, Scrase said he anticipates a new model that occurs much more in our homes and our families than at the health department, the state Capitol or the Human Services Department. Were coming down fairly rapidly, Scrase said. More:Las Cruces Public Schools passes gender inclusion policy following intense public discussion. Shelter Executive Director Korina Lopez responded with a plea to avoid dehumanizing unhoused people, saying: Out of sight, out of mind does not really address this situation. SFR recently spoke with Valerie Martinez, founder of Artful Life, which is facilitating the CHART process, who says organizers have already gathered the equivalent of a 300-page book, single-spaced, in terms of data from surveys proceeding the public dialogue sessions, which will help inform the forthcoming monthly discussion topics. APD: Acoma officers son traded her duty weapon for An Acoma police officer reported that An Acoma police officer reported that her son stole her duty weapon last week and told her he traded it for fentanyl in Albuquerque. Its a job Ive been working toward my whole career, Steinhaus said in a statement. Parents can add dependents to their vaccine profiles here. Regardless of whether you are automatically enrolled, and regardless of whether you have set your preferences in the past, you can always customize your notification methods again. Please click the following link to learn more about what we discussed: