Laguna Department of Education

Laguna Department of Education The Laguna Department of Education (LDoE) is a tribal education system focused on the education needs of the Laguna People.

Welcome to the Official Laguna Department of Education page. We will cover all departments, Laguna Elementary, Laguna Middle School, Division of Early Childhood and Partners for Success. The Pueblo of Laguna, through tribal sovereignty and the establishment of the Laguna Department of Education (LDoE), has been determining its own educational destiny since its inception. It is a young and progressive tribal education system built upon a model of shared decision making and focused on providing quality programs that address the educational needs of all Laguna people. We strive to improve and strengthen academic achievement by creating a disciplined, healthy and safe environment that is conducive to learning. The Pueblo of Laguna's Tribal Council took a historic educational step when it won the right to build a new middle school through a judicial decision. Original plans called for the B.I.A. to construct the new facility; however, the Laguna Tribal Council developed the strategy of acquiring the funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs through a Public Law 93-638 contract. The construction process was an overwhelming success, and the B.I.A. acknowledged the success of the approach the tribe took in building the facility. The Department of Education The success of the Laguna Middle School construction project was the impetus for the Tribal Council to establish its own Department of Education to operate the new middle school and other programs such as Administrative Services, Early Childhood Programs, and Facilities Management. More recently, the Laguna Elementary School and the Partners for Successprogram have been added to the Department. A Board of Education was appointed by the Tribal Council to oversee the operation of educational services and in 1992 the Department began operations. Over the past several years, the Department has experienced tremendous growth with the reorganization of the Division of Early Childhood, and the transfer of the Laguna Higher Education program. The Laguna Early Childhood program was established in 1993 as a home-based early intervention program for children with special needs under the age of three. Later that same year, the program received a Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to fund the Laguna Child Care Center. By November, 1994, the Tribal Council made a formal decision re-establishing the Laguna Head Start program under the Laguna Dept. of Education. With these programs now serving over 250 children and their families, the LDoE School Board established the Division of Early Childhood to manage these programs jointly. In May of 1995, a revised Educational Scholarship Ordinance was passed by the Tribal Council, providing almost three times as much funding than in previous years for higher education. Originally, the Laguna Higher Education was under the administration of the tribe but was later transferred over to the LDoE

Operating as usual

(September 11, 2020)Dear Parents, We will be serving breakfast and lunch to all students ages 18 and under, not only LDO...
09/11/2020

(September 11, 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, the 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 2020-21 School Year
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. 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 & 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

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

August 28, 2020Dear Parents,We will conclude our summer food program on Thursday, September 3rd. Effective, Tuesday, Sep...
08/31/2020

August 28, 2020
Dear Parents,

We will conclude our summer food program on Thursday, September 3rd. Effective, Tuesday, September 8th, LDOE will be providing breakfast and lunch (grab & go bags) to LDOE registered students. 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. The schedule will also be posted on our website and Facebook. If you have not registered your child in school, please do so at your earliest convenience. Contact your school 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 202-21 School Year
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

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

DEC Parent Communication Schedule:August 24-28: Virtual/Phone Home visitsAugust 31-September 1: Hatch Tablet curbside pi...
08/24/2020

DEC Parent Communication Schedule:

August 24-28: Virtual/Phone Home visits

August 31-September 1: Hatch Tablet curbside pickup

September 2: Parent Orientation

September 3 & 4: Mandatory Parent Hatch Training

September 8: 1st day of zoom instruction and activities

September 22: Virtual Open House

http://lagunadec.ss3.sharpschool.com/

Free Developmental ScreeningCONDUCTED BY THE GRANTS/CIBOLA COUNTY SCHOOLS SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTAges 3 to 21 years...
08/18/2020

Free Developmental Screening
CONDUCTED BY THE GRANTS/CIBOLA COUNTY SCHOOLS SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Ages 3 to 21 years old

Your child’s skill development will be screened in each of the following areas:

• Language and communication skill development
• Cognition, problem solving, memory and thinking skills
• Social Behavior
• Motor (muscle and coordination) skills

If you suspect your child has learning concerns or issues, including giftedness, and you would like to have your child’s skills screened,

Please call Amanda at 285-2624 between:
AUGUST 24, 2020 and SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
for a virtual screening appointment.

A voice-mail messaging system is available, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly. It will be necessary for a parent or guardian to accompany the child during the virtual appointment.

Due to COVID 19, all screenings will be done virtually. Making an appointment is required. All screenings are free. Parents will be informed of screening results after the screening session.

Contact Amanda at 285-2624 for your appointment.

Laguna Department of EducationBoard MeetingAugust 19th 2020 at 1:00pmPFS Training CenterOnline:https://us02web.zoom.us/s...
08/12/2020

Laguna Department of Education
Board Meeting
August 19th 2020 at 1:00pm
PFS Training Center

Online:
https://us02web.zoom.us/s/88513360750

Call:
+1 346 248 7799

Meeting ID:
885 1336 0750
Passcode: 849074

Regarding the DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD:At a Special Board Meeting held on August 6, 2020, the Laguna Department of Ed...
08/07/2020

Regarding the DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD:

At a Special Board Meeting held on August 6, 2020, the Laguna Department of Education School Board voted to implement the Learn-At-Home model for students from September 8 – December 23, 2020. This means that students will not be on campus for the first half of the school year and will do all their learning from home.

As a reminder, students must be enrolled in DEC in order to access the services that we provide. This includes meals, formula, diapers, education materials, instructional services and supports to children and families as required by the Office of Head Start and the Office of Child Care. Registration packets are available online (www.lagunaed.net) or at Pre Head Start.

Please be aware that staff at DEC are hard at work planning instruction and ways to support our children and families during this Learn-At-Home time. Below is some information specific to the DEC Learn-At-Home Model.

Week of August 17: Family Service Providers will be conducting their initial family visits and will be reviewing the terms of condition for use of Hatch Tablets. They will also provide a schedule for curbside check out of Hatch Tablets. During the conversation with parents, staff will reassess if families have access to the internet and can participate in online learning.

Week of August 24, DEC instructional staff will be conducting Home Visits. Staff will review the learning expectations with parents. Staff will also provide a calendar for curbside pickup of instructional materials for the following week’s learning activities. Teachers will also be providing a calendar with days and times that children can participate in virtual classroom experiences. Those experiences will include Social/Emotional, Reading, Math, Culture and Language, specific Kinder Readiness, etc.

Week of August 31(tentative), students (age appropriate) and parents will be taught how to utilize the technology.

September 2: DEC Parent Orientation, at this time the Handbook for Learn-At-Home will be reviewed with families.

September 8: Learn-At-Home activities will begin.

Reminder, all contact with families will be conducted virtual or by phone. The only exception will be curbside pick-ups and families will be asked to wear masks and remain in their vehicles.

We will continue to assess our program and make changes necessary that would improve our services.

Instructional Staff will conduct weekly instructional checks. At this time parents can communicate celebrations, needs for additional supports, etc.

Family Service Providers will conduct welfare checks. These checks will consist of ensuring children have all the resources necessary to transition to a positive Learn-At-Home experience.

Social Worker services will be available to families who wish to receive mental health resources and supports in areas such as, stress, anxiety, etc. Participation is voluntary.

We want to stress the importance of helping your child to re-engage in the school experience and to learn how to engage in school from home. Here are some tips to help your child(ren):

Create a Workspace

Help your child Be Ready!

Follow a Schedule

Ask for Help

Our goal is to keep parents informed. Please help us by making sure that DEC has your most recent contact information. As information becomes available, we will communicate this information via School Messenger, our website (www.lagunaed.net), the marquee, and Facebook. Parents are also encouraged to call DEC or the LDoE Main Office with any questions.

EHS & PHS: 505-552-6544
Main Office: 505-552-6008

Don’t forget to register your child! Students must be registered to receive educational services. Registration packets can be accessed online (www.lagunaed.net) or by calling Patricia Charlie at 505-235-9286.

Sincerely,
Patricia Sandoval
Superintendent

Elizabeth Lucero
DEC Director

Download the letter as a PDF: https://bit.ly/DEC-LearnAtHome

August 7, 2020Dear Parents:At a Special Board Meeting held on August 6, 2020, the Laguna Department of Education School ...
08/07/2020

August 7, 2020

Dear Parents:

At a Special Board Meeting held on August 6, 2020, the Laguna Department of Education School Board voted to implement the Learn-At-Home model for students from September 8 – December 23, 2020. This means that students will not be on campus for the first half of the school year and will do all their learning from home.

As a reminder, students must be enrolled in LES/LMS in order to access the services that we provide. This includes meals, education materials, and instructional services and support. Registration packets are available online (www.lagunaed.net) or at both schools.

Please be aware that staff at LES and LMS are hard at work planning instruction and ways to support your student(s) during this Learn-At-Home time. Below is some information specific to the LES/LMS Learn-At-Home Model.

During the week of August 24, staff at the LMS and LES will be reaching out to students and their parents. They will introduce themselves as the class teacher (LES) or the Advisory teacher (LMS). During the conversation with parents, staff will determine if students have access to the internet and can participate in online learning or if they will need packet-only instruction.

During the week of September 8, staff at LMS and LES will work with students and parents to distribute school supplies, textbooks and other learning materials, as well as Chromebooks (students in grades 2-8) or iPads (students in grades K-1). Staff will review the learning expectations with students and parents. In addition, for students who will be learning online, students and parents will be taught how to utilize the technology.

Instruction will start for students on September 14.

For online learners:
• Students are required to log into their classes every Monday – Thursday.
o LES online times are 9:30 – 12:00; additional SPED support will be 12:30 – 3:00
o LMS online times are 12:00 – 3:30; additional SPED support will be 9:30 – 11:30
• Attendance and grades are an expectation of online learning.

For students who do not have access to the internet, they will be provided learning packets.
• Students should engage in their learning packets every day.
• Packets will be available for pick/up delivery on Monday and should be returned the following Monday.
• The return of the packet will determine a student’s grade/attendance for that week of work.
• Special Education Students who do not have internet access will continue to receive support services through other methods. The Director of Student Services, Mr. Peter Carlton-McQueen, along with your child’s Special Education Teacher will be in touch with you.

Whether students learn through online or through learning packets, teachers and other support staff will be in contact with students to ensure that they are engaging with the learning, receiving necessary supports, and progressing with instruction.

We want to stress the importance of helping your child to re-engage in the school experience and to learn how to engage in school from home. Here are some tips to help your child(ren):
• Create a Workspace
o Find a quiet space where you can keep all of your supplies and school items and where you will do your work every day.

• Be Ready!
o Body – change into school clothes; brush your teeth and wash your face
o Mind – create your school mindset – be focused and engaged in instruction
o Learning Space – turn off the TV and any music; have all your materials ready; if you are using a laptop, make sure it is charged and can connect

• Follow a Schedule
o Attendance will be counted for online classes and for packets being turned in on time
o Online classes are Mon – Thurs from 9:30 – 12:00 (LES) or 12:00 – 3:30 (LMS)
o For packet instruction, set a specific time each day that you will work on your school work.
o Schedule time for homework and other learning opportunities

• Ask for Help
o You will get a grade for your work
o Teachers have Office Hours – contact them if you are having trouble.
o Staff is available online, by email, and by phone.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school (LES: 505-552-9200 or LMS: 505-552-9091). More specific information will be provided closer to August 24.

Sincerely,

Patricia Sandoval
Superintendent

Holly Gurule
LES/LMS Principal

PDF file: https://bit.ly/LDOE-LearnAtHome

BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY FORUMSfor LAGUNA ELEMENTARY & LAGUNA MIDDLE SCHOOLJULY 28, 2020 • 5pm-7pmOnline:https://bit.ly/...
07/28/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY FORUMS
for LAGUNA ELEMENTARY & LAGUNA MIDDLE SCHOOL
JULY 28, 2020 • 5pm-7pm

Online:
https://bit.ly/LESLMS-JULY28
Meeting ID: 850 3856 9553
Passcode: Tp2t9W
Call-In:
+1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 850 3856 9553
Passcode: 468722

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BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY FORUMSfor DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOODJULY 28, 2020 • 1pm-3pmOnline:https://bit.ly/DEC-JULY28Mee...
07/28/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY FORUMS
for DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
JULY 28, 2020 • 1pm-3pm

Online:
https://bit.ly/DEC-JULY28
Meeting ID: 815 1579 1763
Passcode: 2MHG2w

Call-In:
+1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 815 1579 1763
Passcode: 640761

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS related to COVID-19 PRACTICES • DEC AND LES/LMS RETURN TO SCHOOLLDOE adheres to all Federal, ...
07/28/2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS related to COVID-19 PRACTICES • DEC AND LES/LMS RETURN TO SCHOOL
LDOE adheres to all Federal, State, and Tribal COVID guidance.

BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY FORUMSfor DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOODJULY 28, 2020 • 1pm-3pmOnline:https://bit.ly/DEC-JULY28Mee...
07/22/2020

BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY FORUMS
for DIVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

JULY 28, 2020 • 1pm-3pm

Online:
https://bit.ly/DEC-JULY28
Meeting ID: 815 1579 1763
Passcode: 2MHG2w

Call-In:
+1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 815 1579 1763
Passcode: 640761

AUGUST 3, 2020 • 5pm-7pm

Online:
https://bit.ly/DEC-AUG3
Meeting ID: 834 6068 4627
Passcode: 1nb2fw
Call-In:
+1 (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 834 6068 4627
Passcode: 770286

If you have questions, please call (505) 552-6008 or 552-1013

Address

4 Mouse Town Road, Building 1125
Laguna, NM
87026

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(505) 552-6008

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Welcome to the Official Laguna Department of Education page. We will cover all departments: Laguna Elementary, Laguna Middle School, Division of Early Childhood and Partners for Success. Visit our official website: www.lagunaed.net The Pueblo of Laguna, through tribal sovereignty and the establishment of the Laguna Department of Education (LDoE), has been determining its own educational destiny since its inception. It is a young and progressive tribal education system built upon a model of shared decision making and focused on providing quality programs that address the educational needs of all Laguna people. We strive to improve and strengthen academic achievement by creating a disciplined, healthy and safe environment that is conducive to learning. The Pueblo of Laguna's Tribal Council took a historic educational step when it won the right to build a new middle school through a judicial decision. Original plans called for the B.I.A. to construct the new facility; however, the Laguna Tribal Council developed the strategy of acquiring the funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs through a Public Law 93-638 contract. The construction process was an overwhelming success, and the B.I.A. acknowledged the success of the approach the tribe took in building the facility. The Department of Education The success of the Laguna Middle School construction project was the impetus for the Tribal Council to establish its own Department of Education to operate the new middle school and other programs such as Administrative Services, Early Childhood Programs, and Facilities Management. More recently, the Laguna Elementary School and the Partners for Successprogram have been added to the Department. A Board of Education was appointed by the Tribal Council to oversee the operation of educational services and in 1992 the Department began operations. Over the past several years, the Department has experienced tremendous growth with the reorganization of the Division of Early Childhood, and the transfer of the Laguna Higher Education program. The Laguna Early Childhood program was established in 1993 as a home-based early intervention program for children with special needs under the age of three. Later that same year, the program received a Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to fund the Laguna Child Care Center. By November, 1994, the Tribal Council made a formal decision re-establishing the Laguna Head Start program under the Laguna Dept. of Education. With these programs now serving over 250 children and their families, the LDoE School Board established the Division of Early Childhood to manage these programs jointly. In May of 1995, a revised Educational Scholarship Ordinance was passed by the Tribal Council, providing almost three times as much funding than in previous years for higher education. Originally, the Laguna Higher Education was under the administration of the tribe but was later transferred over to the LDoE

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