Full In-Person Learning Guidelines 2021-2022

General Information:

All student’s grades K-12 are given the opportunity for Full In-Person Learning Remote learning will only be available by LVCS if the DOH and the Governor’s office choose to return to remote learning for the sake of health and safety at different times throughout the school year.

Mask mandates may change throughout the year. Beginning August 16, 2021 all K-12 students and staff must wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Remote learning is provided by NMPED through connections academy.


Jumpstart In-Person Learning

Week of Wed. August 11 




1st grade


4th grade


7th grade


9th grade


All other grades report for full in person learning Thursday August 12th







MASKS Vaccinated 7-12

Follow NMPED Guidelines No mask needed must provide  proof to the school NMPED






Masks Unvaccinated 7-12

Must wear masks except outdoors







Staff and Students grades K-6 vaccinated and unvaccinated must wear masks except outdoors NMPED






Masks must be worn in buses at all times for vaccinated or unvaccinated







Student handbook will be followed Remotely as well as In-Person Learning NMPED Toolkit online



Creating a safe environment upon return


  • Air purifies are placed in high traffic areas on all campuses
  • Touchless water dispensers are available on all campuses/ water fountains may be used
  • Timed foggers are available on every campus site
  • Site principal will review safety protocols
  • Parents/students and community must wear masks at all times except when eating and drinking. Social distancing of 6 ft. is followed to the best of our ability (CDC is 3ft). Hand washing is of the importance along with sanitizing regularly.  
  • Custodians will also be trained and informed of the importance of keeping to the disinfecting schedules for the classrooms and the school as a whole
  • Fire Drills and Active Shooter Drills will continue
  • MERV 9 filters MMES/SV/MMS/RHS Grades 7-12
  • MERV 13 filters Los Niños grades K-3

Classroom Safety


  • Hand Sanitizer will be available in all classrooms.
  • Disinfectant supplies will be provided to each teacher and these supplies will be stored properly in a secure location within the classroom for use by the teachers and custodians only. These items will need to be monitored closely by an assigned individual
  • Regular resupply of masks, gloves, cleaning supplies, disinfectant soap, hand sanitizer.
  • Students will be 6 feet apart to the best of our ability
  • Students must have their own water bottles
  • Students will not share any materials such as books, supplies, or other materials. Desk top computers will be disinfected after each student use.
  • Students will take required breaks that allow students to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.
  • Custodian schedules will be adjusted so that they are on site throughout the day to provide the disinfection of the classrooms.
  • All school sites will follow their safety plans.
  • Face coverings are required grades K-6, grades 7-12 only if not vaccinated, any face covering not deemed appropriate will be removed and one will be provided


Procedures for the In-Person Learning


  • Elementary 7:30 AM-3:15 PM MMS/High School 7:45-3:30 PM
  • Follow school handbook
  • Must follow mask guidelines
  • Parent Drop- Offs will remain the same at each site
  • Social distancing will be practiced to the extent possible when entering and exiting campuses
  • Social distancing will be practiced to the extent possible when entering and exiting the bus.
  • Students must bring their technology device daily and check in through their device for each class
  • Busses Students will be seated with no more than two students to a seat.
  • Students and bus drivers as well as attendants will be required to wear masks.
  • Busses will be sanitized on a regular basis.


Procedures Virtual Model Students


  • Log in daily 8:00 A.M./In order to be present student must remain on camera the entire session
  • Follow daily schedule
  • If absent parent or guardian must call in for excused attendance/attendance taken for every class/ School representative will be calling daily to inquire about absences
  • If help is needed may call for a tutor or technology assistance M-TH until 7:00 P.M.



  • I-station and I-Ready assessments will continue
  • NMPED assessments informed us IMSSA/ACCESS/SAT will be required for In-Person Learning students.


Technology Classroom Instruction


  • Teachers will teach using Google Classroom and Direct Instruction.
  • Every student will have their own Chromebook.
  • Assignments will be digital using approved LVCS Curriculum.
  • Grades will be entered into PowerSchool.
  • Virtual events such as parent’s/family meetings, assemblies, and performances will be via Google Meets


Staff and student Health


  • If a child or staff member exhibits any of the following symptoms, and is seen by the school nurse if needed staff members will immediately be sent home, and parents of students will be called to pick up their child as soon as possible Some symptoms may include: • Fever • New loss of taste or smell • Congestion or runny nose • Cough • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Sore throat • Headache
  • If parents or individuals listed on the emergency contact form do not respond or refuse to come for their child, then child protective services will be notified.
  • If a Covid-19 case is identified only that individual will go home and quarantine.


Students With Disabilities


  • All students, including those with disabilities and those with underlying health conditions, should start with the goal of being physically present in school as much as possible. The importance of in-person learning is undeniable and may be more impactful for students with special needs.
  • Students with disabilities will be scheduled for instruction in the same manner
  • However, special considerations and accommodations to account for diversity of needs should be made in collaboration with parents, teachers, and support staff.
  • Students whose parents and staff feel that increased in-person instruction would be more beneficial should be provided such opportunity. Please contact your Special Education Director Thomas Trujillo at 505-454-5717 and or your building site Principals.


Principals will send out specific information for each school site