Benefits, Human Resources, and Payroll
Robyn Schultz: (505) 663-2221 firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Resources Director: Joe Palmer (505) 663-2218 email@example.com
Teachers: Leslie Gallegos (505) 663-2262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Classified: Cindy Herrera (505) 663-2219 email@example.com
Bus Drivers: Ashley Salazar (505) 663-2206 firstname.lastname@example.org
(505) 663-2242 email@example.com
Accounting Tech III:
Robyn Schultz (505) 663-2221 firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Alamos Public School Employee Handbook
Information coming soon.
Curriculum and Standards
The curriculum is the major statement any educational institution makes about itself, about what it can contribute to the intellectual development of students, about what it thinks is important in its teaching service to society. The mission of any curriculum committee is to provide guidance, advocacy, and supervision by ensuring that the curriculum is academically sound, comprehensive, and responsive to the evolving needs of the global community, thus serving the district’s mission, goals, and educational needs of our students. The LAPS curriculum aligns with the New Mexico Standards & Benchmarks, the Los Alamos School District’s EPSS, and regional accreditation requirements. We use a backwards design approach in designing our alignment guides and maps. Our current courses provide for differentiation and integrated curricular approaches to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom. Selection of major instructional and assessment materials is the responsibility of the Curriculum Committees. These committees are comprised of representatives from the local community, the teaching faculty for that particular content area, and the curriculum director.
The paramount focus for curriculum in Los Alamos Public Schools is that all students have equal access to the standards and benchmarks required for graduation from Los Alamos Public Schools.
The library curriculum is a combination of the C.C.S.S. and the American Library Association Standards for the 21st Century Learner. The official name is for the document is the Crosswalk. In addition to the Crosswalk, the librarians teach Cyber-Safety & Cyber-Etiquette classes, technology skills, Dewey Decimal usage, using online and print reference sources (almanac, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and encyclopedia), elements of literature, fiction and nonfiction genres, fiction, and nonfiction text features, creating fiction and nonfiction writing, library manners, and they assist teachers and students with learning projects. Below are documents compiled and formatted by LAPS teacher-librarian Beverly Nelson, that are a concise statement of what is covered in each grade level library class.
Consent Forms • ELL Forms (English Language Learner) • 504 Plan Forms • IEP and Related Forms • Preschool Forms • Referral Forms • SAT Forms • Screening Forms • Transportation Forms
Atomic Learning: A district funded site that students and staff can use to view lessons on how to use different types of applications. Your email is your username. Please ask your school librarian for the password.
Discovery Education: A district funded site that allows teachers to find video clips, lesson plans, and virtual field trips that can be used in the classroom or assigned to students for homework. Use your email login for this site.
Britannica Online School edition: -see your librarian for remote access username and password
Britannica ImageQuest: -see your librarian for remote access username and password
Scholastic GO! research database: -see your librarian for remote access username and password
Read Works: K-12 Fiction and Non-Fiction Literature Units and Articles, extremely great resource
ReadWriteThink: An amazing site that is filled with lessons and online activities for every grade and subject and professional development! No registration or login.
Gale Databases: A database of full text magazines and other research periodicals for almost every content area.
Common Core State Standards: The site for all your C.C.S.S. needs and information!
American School Librarian Association: Everything for the school librarian (or wannabe)!
MiddleWeb: MiddleWeb is all about the middle grades — with a sharp focus on teaching and learning in grades 4-8.
Lexington Schools Educational Technology Page: This page has a TON of links and lessons for educational technology!
Kentucky Virtual Library: How To Complete a Research Project • And other helpful information
Varsity Tutors: Free Learning Tools (practice standardized tests, flashcards, any subject matter at all grade levels)
Mission: Providing service and leadership to improve 21st Century teaching and
Vision: Building Leadership through 21st Century Skills.
Core Values: Customer service • Professionalism • Teamwork • Ethics • Having fun • Accountability • Mutual respect & trust
Strategic Goals: Support- maintenance, PowerSchool, ITDirect, Software, Hardware • Training • Implementation of technology for productivity & learning • Setting goals and standards
- IT Operations Administrator : Pierce Jones 663-2660 email@example.com
- District Site Tech Administrator: Sal Zapien 663-2602 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Data Manager: Amy Worcester 663-2201 email@example.com
- Network Manager : Scott Newman 663-3200 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Network Administrator: Ted Galvez 663-2205 email@example.com
- Darel Madrid: Aspen 663-3243 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joyce Haven: Barranca 663-2746 email@example.com
- Gary Penny: LAMS 663-2390 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linda Hand: Mountain 663-2342 email@example.com
- Benjamin Hoekstra: Pinon 663-2692 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pauline Stephens: Chamisa 663-2480 email@example.com
- Eloy Gutierrez: LAHS 663-2598 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Salvador Zapien: LAHS 663-2602 email@example.com
Policies & Procedures
Questions or Need Help? Contact Susan Odegard-Fellows at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 663-2228.
The policies and regulation are in PDF format. You will need a PDF viewer to read them. The latest version of Adobe Reader is recommended. This is free to download.
|1000 Community Relations|| Communications with the Public
Participation by the Public
Public Activities involving Staff, Students, and School Facilities
Relations between Local, State, Regional and National
Non-School Sponsored Activities
|2000 Administration|| Central Administrative and Supervisory Personnel
Temporary and Part-Time Administrative Personnel
|3000 Business & Non Instructional Operations|| Finance
|4000 Personnel||All Personnel
|5000 Students|| Elementary and Secondary
|6000 Instruction||Elementary and Secondary|
|8000 Internal Board Organization||Organization
Methods of Operation
Responsibilities of the School Board
|9000 Board Bylaws|| Term of Office
Duties of Members and Auxiliary Personnel
Methods of Operation
In the event of an incident involving property damage or an incident resulting in injury to a student or visitor, the site administrator or nurse should complete the incident report. All claim forms should be returned directly to Regina Mertz email@example.com, 663-2238. Please call immediately in the event of a serious incident.
Questions? Contact Regina Mertz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Transportation Request Forms:
Athletic Department Transportation Request – Team (Excel)
LAPS Transportation Request.pdf
LAPS Student Bus Rules.pdf
Student Travel: Activity and Field Trips:
Please review the policy and regulation regarding Student Travel.
Policy Student Travel: Activity and Field Trips
Regulation Student Travel: Activity and Field Trips
Student Travel: Activity and Field Trips Guidelines
Written request on Request for Activity or Field Trip Form, three weeks notice for site administrator approval.
Written request on Request for Field or Activity Trip Form, one-month notice for site administrator approval.
Written request on Out-of-State Student Travel Request Form, three months notice for site administrator and Superintendent or designee approval.
Written request on Out-of-Country Student Travel Request Form, six months notice for principal, Superintendent and School Board approval.
Note: You may submit forms as early in the school year as you wish, to allow yourself enough time to prepare details, such as Permission slips, transportation, travel accommodations, etc. We realize you may not have exact names of participants; however, you may submit a preliminary list and update the final list prior to travel.
Trip Sponsor completes Part I, parent/guardian completes Part II
Parent/Guardian Permission form
Los Alamos School Transportation Request Form
In District or In-State Travel – Trip sponsor submits request to site administrator
Request for Activity or Field Trip Form
Out-of-State or Out of County Request Form – Trip sponsor submits request to site administrator
Out of State-County Request Form
Warehouse Order Supplies
LAHS: Thursday – Bookkeeping, Technology, IMC, LTS, Pueblo Complex
LAMS: Wednesday – Secretary’s Office
Aspen: Friday – Copy Room
Barranca: Monday – Main Office
Chamisa: Tuesday – Lobby
Mountain: Monday – Main Office
Pinon: Tuesday – Break Room