School Reentry Information
- Students will remain in a cohort with their homeroom classmates.
- Lunch will take place outdoors (weather permitting), to minimize possible indoor contact without masks.
- Masks are optional for the 2022-23 school year for all individuals when on campus.
- Cleaning and sanitizing protocols will remain in place. See "2020-21 Cleaning and Sanitizing Protocols" below for more information.
- Altura Preparatory School staff and contractors will be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly surveillance testing. All staff are currently vaccinated.
- School building access is currently limited to essential visitors, students, and staff only.
- Any family with a positive COVID test result must notify the school so that we can work with the NM Department of Health and New Mexico Public Education Department to trace and isolate any potentially exposed individuals. Close contacts of positive individuals will be notified by the school.
- Altura Preparatory School will not offer an online-only option for the 2022-23 school year. If you (as a parent of an Altura Prep student) seek a distance learning option, please visit the New Mexico Public Education Department's web page for Virtual School Enrollment (ped.state.nm.us/virtual-schools-map/). If you have questions, please contact the school at 505-539-5369.
Below are two documents:
- the school's plans for Safe Return to Instruction and Continuity of Services for the beginning of the 2022-23 school year;
- Altura Prep's Enhanced COVID Safety Protocols.
American Rescue Plan Act Plan Components
Altura Preparatory School’s plan for spending approximately $320,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding is shared in draft form below. We welcome your feedback and input. If you are interested in providing feedback, please click HERE to share by September 25th.
Addressing Learning Loss
On-site coaching and professional development for all staff members specifically addressing mathematics and English Language Arts skills, provided by expert facilitators designed to ensure learning acceleration occurs in every class for every child.
Staff an academic intervention position/aide(s) for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years (at a minimum) to work with students disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students from specific subgroups shown to be significantly academically at risk will be selected based on academic data and demonstrated need.
Social-Emotional Learning programming and professional development to strengthen staff members’ ability to support students socially and emotionally.
Activities Necessary To Maintain Continuity of Operations
Allocated funding for substitute teachers if school staff members are quarantined or absent due to circumstances related to COVID-19, per the Families FIrst Coronavirus Response Act.
Compensation for teachers and school staff for work done beyond their 2021-22 contracts to address learning loss, including summer planning, time before and after the contracted school day, and time during non-instructional, non-professional development days.
Retention stipends for each teacher from the 2020-21 school year returning to Altura Prep for the 2021-22 school year.
For the 2022-23 school year, an additional teaching position to ensure sufficient staffing and program maintenance, including small class sizes.
A sufficient number of devices to ensure that each student has access to a Chromebook on campus, and at home, should remote learning be necessary. Devices will be purchased for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years.
Information on Minimizing COVID-19 Spread:
The virus is spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Resources from the Center for Disease Control:
New Mexico Department of Health: