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LES & LMS Families,

As many of you are aware we have had an immense increase in COVID cases in the Pueblo, as well as in the state of New Mexico in the last few weeks. In addition to educating our students, it is also a goal of ours to help keep our students, families, and staff healthy and safe. In an attempt to keep everyone safe in this pandemic, we will be making changes to our Monday packet deliveries. Changes are outlined below and are effective 11/16/20.

  • Packets/folders will not be sent out as they have been this year.
  • Packet learners will learn through curriculum textbooks, practice and work books that were sent home at the beginning of the school year. If your child did not receive these materials, they will be delivered to their meal site on 11/16/20.
  • Teachers will be calling home and informing packet families of procedures.
  • Students with IEPs will receive packets with materials based on IEPs. Teachers will contact these families and inform them on how this will take place.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the schools

LES: 505-552-9200
Ms. Marquez, Interim Principal
Laguna Middle/Elementary School

UPDATED November 3, 2020


LDOE will continue to serve meals on Mondays through Thursdays, same locations and same times. On Thursdays, LDOE will be delivering four (4) meals per student, two meals for Thursday and two meals for Friday. Starting on November 6th, we will no longer be delivering meals on Friday. Our meal counts have dropped significantly on Fridays. By making this change, we hope to increase the number of meals our children are receiving. We will keep this schedule until further notice.

Please contact LDOE at 505-552-6008, if you have any questions and we will gladly respond. Thank you so much.

UPDATED August 28, 2020

Dear Parents,

We will be serving breakfast and lunch to all students ages 18 and under, not only LDOE students, beginning on Monday, September 14. Meals will be delivered between 8 AM and 9:30 AM, Monday thru Friday at designated bus stops. Please reference the meal delivery schedule below, same schedule as last week. The schedule will also be posted on our website and Facebook. Please encourage all students ages 18 and under to pick up a grab and go meal. No registration required. Contact any of the schools if you have any questions, and we will gladly assist. Remember to wear your mask and maintain social distancing. 

Division of Early Childhood:  505-552-1013
Laguna Elementary School:  505-552-9200
Laguna Middle School:  505-552-9091

Laguna Department of Education 20-21
School Breakfast/Lunch Program
The routes are a work in progress, please be a bit flexible on the times.  Thank you.

Seama Village and Surrounding Area:

 Seama Sub – Salt Cedar Dancer Road  8:00 AM – 8:20 AM
 Computer Lab  8:23 AM – 8:40 AM
 Victorino Residence (Bus Stop)  8:45 AM – 9:05 AM
 Sunnyside Area (Bus Stop)  9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

Casa Blanca Sub, Paraje Village & Low Rent:

 Casa Blanca – Basketball Court  8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 Paraje – Recreation Hall  8:40 AM – 9:05 AM
 Paraje – Mtn. Ash Loop & Laurel Rd. (Low Rent)  9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

Encinal Area and New Laguna Area:

 Encinal – Recreation Hall  8:00 AM – 8:40 AM
 New Laguna – Sweeties  8:50 AM – 9:30 AM

Laguna Village and Sub Area:

 Laguna Green Acres – Playground  8:00 AM – 8:40 AM
 Laguna Village – Computer Lab  8:50 AM – 9:05 AM
 Laguna Tribal Bldg. (Bus Stop)  9:10am – 9:30am

Mesita Village, Low Rent & Sub Area:

Mesita HUD Homes & Low Rent – BB Courts
8:00 AM – 8:25 AM 
 Mesita Sub – Basketball Courts  8:30 AM – 8:55 AM
 Mesita Village – Bus Stop (Wind Mill area)  9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Paguate Village Area:

Paguate Sub – Basketball Courts   8:00 AM – 8:25 AM
 Paguate Porkchop Hill – Bus Stop  8:30 AM – 8:40 AM
 Paguate Village – Recreation Hall
 8:45 AM – 9:05 AM

Mousetown Housing – Rodriguez Residence             9:20 AM – 9:30 AM


Dates to Remember

• 11/09: All LMS assignments due
• 11/11: No School: Veteran’s Days
• 11/18: School Board Meeting
• 11/19 & 11/20: Parent Teacher Conferences
• 11/25-11/27: No School: Thanksgiving Break

The Days and Months Are Flying By…
Students have already completed 8 weeks of at home learning. I want to thank all of our families for all your hard work supporting at home learning. I know it has been frustrating at times, but everyone is pushing ahead for our students.

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place 11/19/20 & 11/20/20. Elementary teachers will contact you to schedule a phone or zoom meeting and advisory teachers will be contacting middle school families.

LDOE will be surveying our parents on what they recommend for our schools. Should our students return to school in January? Should our students go hybrid (part time at home and part time in school)? Should our students continue with learning from home. Please respond to the survey, which will go out next week.

Attendance… We are still keeping track of student’s attendance. If your student will not be logging in to their online classes, please call the school and let us know. LES: 505-552-9200 LMS:505-552-9091 Meal Deliveries… There will be no meal deliveries on Fridays any longer. Thursday meal deliveries will include 4 meals instead of 2.

Important Covid Quarantine Reminder
If your family is placed on quarantine due to a family member testing positive or a possible exposure, please do not return packets to the schools. This puts staff at risk of exposure and increases chances of the virus spreading. You can call the school and let us know you are on quarantine. Any work/assignments completed during quarantine will be excused until quarantine is lifted and it is safe to return packets to the schools.

Have you checked out the Laguna Physical Education YouTube Channel? Here’s the link to check it out:

Have you heard that LDoE is hosting read aloud time on Zoom?
Check with your teacher to see what is offered weekly and the schools website.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact LES at 505-552-9200 or LMS at 505-552-9091.

Ms. Marquez


LES-LMS Newsletter November 2020

Laguna Middle School Students…
Do you need extra help or support in your classes?

Here is a list of times you can get help from our LMS Teachers.

Mr. Allen
Check the stream in his google classroom for his cell phone number and give me a call: Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:30am

Mrs. Fernando
Call her cell phone number: Monday-Friday 1:30pm-5:00pm

Mr. Gavlak
Log on to his zoom classroom during these times: 
Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-3:45pm
Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Meeting ID 797 609 8010
Meeting Passcode Gavlak

Mrs. Marquez
Log on to her zoom classroom during these times:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:00am-9:00am
Meeting ID 3528706702
Meeting Passcode bmarquez

Ms. Thomas
Log on to google meets during these times:
7th Graders: Tuesday & Thursday 3:35pm-4:00pm
8th Graders: Tuesday 7 Thursday 4:00pm-4:30pm

You can contact teachers through email at any time. The times listed above are designated times when teachers are available to offer assistance when they do not have classes or meetings.

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About Us

Laguna Department of Education


Reflecting the importance we place on the integration of the Laguna language and culture into our programs, our mission statement is expressed in our Keres language and though there is no literal translation, in English it is stated as:

"Helping People Prepare for Life's Journey"

Vision Statement
Academic excellence develops successful life-long learners by demonstrating that we:

  • Create exemplary environments that maximize staff and student satisfaction toward academic excellence
  • Are rooted in love and respect
  • Embrace our history, traditions, and culture by respecting our Laguna perspective to maximize holistic learning and bi-cultural prosperity/success
  • Recognize learning opportunities from infancy through adulthood
  • Encourage and demonstrate community support for self-sufficiency
  • Are the school of choice for Laguna students & parents
  • Are a nationally recognized educational system

For questions and comments about the Title I application, Title VI application or IDEA, please contact Ms. Barton at 552-9200

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