January 28, 2021
Mora Independent School District Students and Parents:
First, let us thank you for your support and understanding as we, as a nation and community, responded to the unexpected invasion of COVID-19 last March that shut down our in-person learning. We are very proud of the way our MISD students, parents, employees, and community leaders handled the demands we were faced with to protect everyone as we continued to educate and feed our students during the most unusual of circumstances.
As you are aware, Governor Grisham has authorized middle and high schools to re-open for in-person leaning as early as February 8th. Please note that the school district did not receive notice of re-entry prior to the Governor’s address. Our desire is to return to school as normal (traditional) with enhanced safety and cleaning procedures. Our elementary school will begin to re-open further and more information will be distributed by the elementary in the near future.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has forwarded each school district expanded guidelines for in-person learning. Plans are being developed for re-entry and we will notify our community of the opening date as soon as we receive our site inspection and approval by NMPED. We will be gathering input from our school community which includes parents, employees, community stakeholders, medical professionals and our administrators via surveys which will be sent out in the near future. It is more important than ever that each and every parent submit a survey for each child so we can get an accurate count of students who wish to return to in-person learning. This will determine which Hybrid-Learning Option we need to utilize when we re-open. Please note that each student has the option to return to in-person learning or remain in the remote-learning setting.
Thank you again for all you are doing to help your children learn, connect with their teachers, and continue important daily routines. If you have any question for us not addressed here, you may contact us.
Marvin MacAuley, Superintendent
Lefonso Castillo, Mora High School and Lazaro Garcia Middle School Principal
firstname.lastname@example.org (p) 575-387-3123
John Maldonado, Mora/Holman Elementary Principal
Jmaldonado@mora.k12.nm.us (p) 575-387-3133