I want to officially welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. I am excited to be your principal and look forward to getting to know you. I am committed to the Mountain Elementary community and firmly believe that all students can succeed.
This is always one of my favorite times of the year! I love the excitement of beginning each new school year, and I eagerly await welcoming our students and hearing their great summer stories. I’m thrilled to be part of a team of teachers, staff, parents and students who want to achieve great things!
Safety Standard Response:
A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff, and administration.
The Mountain School Safety Plan follows both the district and the New Mexico State Public Education Department’s guidelines for school safety plans. We review our plan periodically with the school’s Action Crisis Team and on an annual basis with the Aspen Site Council. There are three key elements to our plan: Prevention, Intervention, and Crises Response. We also keep an address list and photographs on file of the sex offenders who reside in Los Alamos. This list is updated by the Superintendent’s office and available in our front office.
This part of our plan refers to what we teach our students so that they learn how to make healthy and safe choices. Our curriculum includes life skills, media literacy, conflict resolution, class meetings, student counseling, Friendship Groups, and Lunch Buddies.
Please make sure to update your student’s school emergency card. Call or come by the school to update. Remember to update again when necessary.
- Sign up for E-Alerts on the school and district websites. You’ll be notified by email whenever an emergency results in a delay, cancellation, or early dismissal.
- Sign in and wear a Chamisa Volunteer or Visitor badge when you are in the building.
As part of your family plan, know your student’s schedule. Please check the accuracy of this schedule with your child.
Parents with students currently taking emergency medication (i.e. medication for diabetes, seizures, anaphylaxis, asthma, etc.), please provide the nurse with a three-day supply of medication in a prescription container that is clearly marked with your child’s name and dosage. Please include doctor’s orders for the prescription and parental permission for dispensation of the medication and any special storage instructions.
Notify and provide school with special dietary needs of your student.
You might want to think about having your student have a change of clothes and personal hygiene articles (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, contact lens kit) in their locker.
Stay calm in emergencies! At Mountain, we have emergency plans in place. We have planned, prepared, and practiced for such emergencies.
*PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION BEGINS AT 8:05am*
8:15am – 1st bell rings (signals that school begins in five minutes)
8:20am – School begins
DISMISSAL on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Kindergarten – 6th grade – 3:20
School buses leave at 3:27pm
Supervision ends at 3:35pm
DISMISSAL on Wednesday
Kindergarten – 6th grade – Noon
School buses leave at 12:07pm
Supervision ends at 12:15pm
The purpose of any computer utilization is to enhance the educational experience. All students and staff are required to have a signed district Technology Agreement on file. Use of computers is a privilege and not a right. Inappropriate use will result in the cancellation of those privileges. LAHS administration will determine what is inappropriate use and that decision will be final. Inappropriate use will result in the closing of an account at any time or by removal from a computer-based class.