On November 5, Los Alamos County voters approved the 2019 School Bond issue with 82% of those who voted saying YES!
Thank you for supporting our schools and our students!


Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and kids at Mountain Elementary

Greetings from the Superintendent’s Desk!

Our vision at LAPS is to prepare capable and confident life-long learners. The big question is, how do we do this? To prepare our children to thrive in the 21st century workplace, we must go beyond the standard education expectations of the classroom. In the article, Don’t Be a Robot! Manage Your Classroom with the Four Cs, author Cindy Hoisington talks about rethinking “not only what we teach but how we teach it.” Not only is it important to teach the ABCs but to teach with the four Cs in mind – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

Our curriculum incorporates these ideals while embracing our goal that every child will discover and develop their unique strengths and thrive at the next level. What we teach our children and how we teach our children will prepare them to take their place in the “real world”.

Dr. Kurt Steinhaus


Important News

LAPS Weather Cancellations, Delayed Starts
Here is information about school cancellation or delayed start due to snow or ice. Announcements, usually by 5:30 am, will be sent via the media, district web page and School Messenger.  In general, if the Lab is on a delay, school opening will be delayed. If the Lab is closed due to weather, our schools will be closed. When school is dismissed early or cancelled for the day, all after school programs including athletics (both home and away) and other activities are cancelled.

Two-hour Delayed Start:

    • Buses will arrive at bus stops two hours later than the usual pickup time
    • Elementary schools – 10:20 am
    • Middle School – 10:00 am
    • High School – 9:50 am

Parking lots will usually be cleared and ready for buses and cars by 7:30 am. Please allow our maintenance staff to clear the parking lots. Sidewalks will usually be cleared by 8:00 am. If the district is on a delay on a Wednesday, Elementary Schools will not have school, and PreSchool is cancelled. YMCA programs would start at noon. For more information, call your school’s information line.