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District Calendar 2016 – 2017

August 1 – 5……...……….…..... Registration – Elementary Schools

August 4 - 5……...………...……. Registration – Secondary Schools August 11.. First Day of Class – Grades 6 & 9 & VNHS– Buses Will Run

August 11..… Meet and Greet for Grades K – 5 – No Bus Transportation

August 12 .....…………….….……. First Day of Class – All Grades

September 5 ………………………………..Labor Day – No School

October 14……...……………In-Service – All Grades – No School

October 20 - 21.....................Secondary Parent Teacher Conferences

October 27 – 28 …………..Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences

November 21 - 25 ........................Thanksgiving Break – No School

December 19 - January 2 ...................Christmas Break – No School

January 3…...…………......…. In-Service – All Grades – No School

January 16.................… Martin Luther King's Birthday – No School

January 26 – 27 ………..….Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences

February 2 - 3..…...……..... Secondary Parent Teacher Conferences

February 20.….........……...…............. Presidents’ Day – No School

March 20 - 24….......................................Spring Break – No School

April 14.........…………………………...…Good Friday – No School

May 26 ....................…….................. Last Day of School - Half Day

May 29…………………………………Memorial Day – No School

District and the Vista Nueva Calendar at www.aztecschools.com

Kindergarten / First Grade Requirements

Entry Age Kindergarten – All children entering Kindergarten in public schools must be five years old by 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2016.

Entry Age First GradeChildren admitted to a first grade program must be six years old prior to 12:01 a.m. on September 1 of the year of enrollment or have successfully completed a year of accredited public or private kindergarten or transferred from an accredited public or private school first grade program.

A copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunization record must be on file in the principal's office PRIOR to the student attending class.  Please bring proof of immunizations, residency, birth certificate and social security number and/or census number to registration.  If you are registering a student for kindergarten please bring the child with you to complete a screening.  This screening will be used to assist the schools in placing your child into a class.  Call 334-9474 for more info.

Immunization Requirements

New Mexico State Law requires the following for school entrance:

  1. DPT* - Five doses given at appropriate intervals. Appropriate immunization against diptheria-tetanus-pertussis.  One dose required on/after 4th birthday.  4 doses sufficient if last dose given on/after 4th birthday.  All students 7th-12th grades require proof of 1 dose Tdap received.  1 dose of Tdap required regardless of when the last Td containing vaccine was given.
  2. Polio* - Four doses of Polio vaccine given at appropriate intervals.  Three doses sufficient if last dose given on/after 4th birthday.  For students in K-4th grades final dose required on or after 4th birthday.
  3. MMR* - Two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) at appropriate intervals.  Minimum age for 1st dose 12 months.
  4. Hepatitis B – Completion of three doses of Hepatitis B for all students.  The two dose series is acceptable for grades 6 – 12.  Two-dose Recombivax HB is valid if administered at ages 11-15 years if 2nd dose received no sooner than 16 weeks after 1st dose.
  5. Varicella –Students entering grades K through 6th must have two doses and students in grades 7 – 12 must have one dose of Varicella. Minimum age for 1st dose 12 months.  “Required for proof of Varicella immunity:  A physician diagnosis of varicella, laboratory evidence of immunity or receipt of vaccine as proof of immunity. Parental report of varicella is not sufficient proof of immunity.”
  6.  *Preschool students will follow a slightly different schedule per New Mexico requirements.

   It is a violation of the Compulsory School Attendance Law for a student to enroll who is not appropriately immunized, in the process, or properly exempted from immunization.  Aztec Schools will not allow a grace period of conditional enrollment to prove immunization status.

   An original immunization record must be presented for recording by the school upon the student’s enrollment.  Students exempted from the above requirement for medical reasons, upon registration, must submit a signed medical exemption from a duly-licensed physician attesting that the required immunization (s) would endanger the life of the child.  Students exempted from the above requirement for religious reasons must, upon registration, submit a letter written by an officer of the church on your behalf stating that you are a member of the church, and the church uses prayer or spiritual means alone for healing or complete the “Certificate of Religious Exemption Form” Parent/guardian must file the completed form with the Department of Health and then is responsible to submit the “approved” form from the Department of Health to the school.  The school nurse will file medical/religious exemptions in the student’s cumulative folder after approval.     Both medical and religious exemptions do not exceed the school year for which they are submitted and approved; they must be renewed annually. Current immunization information is available at http://immunizenm.org/sched.shtml.

Registration Information

All Aztec Elementary students, grades k – 5, must register between August 1 -5, 2016 AT THE SITE THEY WILL ATTEND.  All Aztec secondary students, grades 6 -12, who have not pre-registered, must register at THE SITE THEY WILL ATTEND AUGUST 4-5, 2016 FROM 8:30 – 3:00 PM.

 

  All Preschool – 3rd grade students residing on the east side of the Animas River will attend school at McCoy Elementary.  All Preschool – 3rd grade students residing on the west side of the Animas River will attend school at Lydia Rippey Elementary.  Park Avenue Elementary serves all students in grades 4 and 5.

   Records of transferring students are released to receiving schools as a matter of normal practice.  The Aztec School District will release student records to other schools without written consent of the student or parent.  If new to the district, please bring proof of immunizations, residency and child’s birth certificate to registration.  All students need to provide their social security number and/or census number to the district.  Students with past due fees, or those lacking proof of immunizations will not be permitted to pick up their schedules.  Parents are encouraged to provide students with money to pay for current fees.  The Aztec High School Office will gladly provide you this information by telephoning 334-9414.

Elementary Registration Dates:  Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5.   Secondary Registration Dates:  August 4-5 - Registration Hours – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00p.m.  WILL BE OPEN DURING LUNCH!

Preschool Screening

Screening for new preschool students will be held in August.  Please call Lydia Rippey Elementary or McCoy Elementary for an appointment.

 

Bell Schedules                     Start Time    Dismissal

McCoy Elementary                        8:00 a.m.         3:00 p.m.

Lydia Rippey Elementary               8:00 a.m.         3:00 p.m.

Park Avenue Elementary               8:00 a.m.         3:00 p.m.

Koogler Middle School                   8:00 a.m.         3:05 p.m.

Vista Nueva High School               8:45 a.m.         3:45 p.m.

Aztec High School                          8:00 a.m.         3:15 p.m.

*1.5 hour early release every Monday at all Sites

Aztec Board of Education

Wayne Ritter, President - Roger Collins, Vice President

                                                      Jimmy Dusenbery, Secretary Mitch Waggoner, Member Ryan Lane, Member

Administrative Staff

              Kirk M. Carpenter, Superintendent                                   334-9474

              Tania Prokop, Deputy Superintendent                              334-9474

             Judy Englehart, Associate Superintendent of Instruction  334-9505

              Gary Martinez, Director of Finance                                   334-9474

              Jonathan Acrey, Director of Exceptional Programs           334-3695

              John Laws, Director of Transportation                             599-4303

              Shawn Shay, Director of Technology                                599-4302

              Grant Banash, Director of Maintenance                           599-4301

               Bob Schryver, Director of Dining Services                     599-4351

 

 Aztec High School                                                                            334-9414

          Dr. Warman Hall, Principal

          Brenda McNeal, Assistant Principal

          Bryan Sanders, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director

          Chris Shea, Dean of Students

 Vista Nueva High School                                                           599-4393

          Rocky Torres, Principal

 Koogler Middle School                                                               334-6102

          Jessica Sledzinski, Principal

          Don Fritz, Assistant Principal              

          Beth Hamilton, Dean of Students

 Park Avenue Elementary                                                            334-9469

          Tatia Fernandez, Principal

          Lauren Laws, Assistant Principal

 McCoy Elementary                                                                      334-6831

          Dr. Troy Webb, Principal

         TBA , Assistant Principal

 Lydia Rippey Elementary                                                          334-2621

          Dana Stanley, Principal

          Charda Sanders, Assistant Principal