Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to Mountain School. The staff at Mountain has been hard at work creating a unique and rigorous learning adventure for you. We are anxious to get started on another tremendous year of learning.
If you haven’t already met me, I am the new Principal, Dr. Brian Grass. I have moved to Santa Fe from Los Angeles, and am beyond excited to help lead this fantastic school. I have been a Principal for 12 years, and I come to Mountain with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm.
The ongoing school improvement construction has come to an end. We are finally able to see and use the new covered walkway and breezeway, new gym floors, new carpeting and brand new air conditioning! We are so grateful to the taxpayers of Los Alamos for providing these long overdue improvements to our school. What a difference in our learning environment.
Another new introduction to our Mountain family is Pre-School. We are getting two new Pre-Kinder classes at our school for the new school year. We are so confident in the strength of our early education experience at Mountain, that we think an additional group of little ones will add to our already stellar reputation. Please help to welcome our new Pre-K families.
This year has been challenging to say the least. Since we are starting the school year fully remote, it is more important than ever that we work together. The decision by the school board to start fully remote, will allow our teachers and staff to devote individual time learning each new student’s needs, as well as offer the time and resources to more properly plan for our eventual in person school days, which will not be far away.
We are pleased to have you as partners in this educational year. As the school year progresses, we encourage you to call or email, to more fully communicate your hopes and expectations for your child. We always look forward to your suggestions as to how to improve your child’s educational experience. Please reach out to your child’s teacher, or to our active PTA, to find out how to better help us create a unique experience for your child. And feel free to email me if you should have any questions or concerns. I will always return your emails or phone calls.
One of our goals is to see that the parents and guardians of students, just like the students themselves, feel at home at Mountain. To accomplish this goal, Parent Newsletters are sent home each week, throughout the year. Emails and phone calls are also utilized to ensure constant communication between family and school.
We are glad to have you with us this year, and we want to assure you that we will do our best to help your child experience positive academic, social and emotional growth. We believe that excellence lives at Mountain. If we treat everyone with kindness and respect, learning can be a joyful experience for everyone involved. The mission of our school is to Learn, Improve, Observe, Nurture and Succeed. If we work together, our Mountain students will go far. As your new principal, I am honored to take this journey with you.