Schools plan for fall reopening
The New Mexico Public Education Department has released its full guidelines for reopening for schools across the state this coming fall. The recommendation, contained in the 25-page Reentry Guidance handbook, puts forth a phased approach to school opening based on the three stages of “remote” “hybrid” and “full re-entry.” Each district and school will begin with the hybrid phase, which combines on campus classroom learning with remote learning in a rotational schedule. Because the hybrid model divides the student population into separate groups, one of which studies remotely from home while the other learns in the traditional school classroom, it allows “the number of students present in the building at any given time …[to] be limited in order to ensure that six feet of social distancing can be maintained…..” The precise processes for implementing these guidelines, including rotation schedules and groupings, will be decided at the school and district level during the coming weeks.
The hybrid model will require all schools to follow current CDC and statewide recommended public health guidelines, which now include practicing social distancing and wearing face masks. Specifics for various school-day functions, such as transportation, meals, and transitions, are provided in the full Reentry Guidance handbook. In addition to the full handbook, PED has provided a summary of the minimum requirements for reentry and School Reentry Family Guidance document.
The goal is achieve progression through the phases that allows every school to move to full reentry as soon as possible. However, phasing will be based on public health data and conditions within each district and each region, and, depending on local data and conditions, districts may move unevenly through phases and will need to build flexibility into their planning.
Library, Lemonade, and Rummage Table
The El Valle Community Center and Villanueva Library celebrate summer with Saturdays Under the Tents. Join us in front of the Center from 10-1 to check out a library book, browse our summer rummage table, and cool off in the shade with a cold drink. Separate, well spaced tents facilitate social distancing.
June 27th, July 11th, and July 18th. Bring a mask and help us celebrate summer!
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