A message for the New Year
I am reaching out to seek your ideas about how to plan for the future and ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive.
Your comments about these pressing issues will be used in updating our LAPS strategic plan and school-level DASH Plans. In addition, your thoughts will help with the ongoing process of making adjustments in our schools, because when you’re in the people business, re-thinking and making modifications is essential.
Here’s a brief rundown of five education issues in 2020 well worth careful consideration in Los Alamos:
- Keeping students and staff safe
- Addressing the growing number of students in Los Alamos
- Supporting healthy students, healthy staff, and healthy schools
- Maximizing opportunities from the State of New Mexico
- Appropriate use of educational technology
Since LAPS is a continuous improvement school district, we identify opportunities and consider potential challenges. By nature, we are planners. We set goals and then plan lessons and targeted activities. We plan for the day, semester, year, and beyond. We evaluate progress and seek feedback.
Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
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.