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

DEC - Transition Students Certificate & Backpack Distribution ScheduleTuesday - June 23, 2020 at packet pick up sitesBus...
06/19/2020

DEC - Transition Students
Certificate & Backpack Distribution Schedule
Tuesday - June 23, 2020 at packet pick up sites

Bus #1: Paguate, New Laguna, Encinal
Paguate Sub: @ 10:00am
Izabella Holman
Paguate Day School Rd.: @ 10:10am
Amilia Franco
Chloe Marquez
Che Antonio
McKenna Sarracino

New Laguna Sweeties: @ 10:38am
Sophia Carrillo
Arianna James

Encinal Village: @ 10:50am
Sawyer Aragon
Raymond Gonzalez
Zee Lorenzo
Bethany Pino
Bryan Roberts
Kuuhaya Waconda
Noah Humeyumptewa
Michael Manuelito

Bus #3: Casa Blanca, Seama, Sunny Side, Paraje

Casa Blanca Area: @ 10:00am
Tate Ahgoom
Jayce Herrera
Nina Smith
Samiya Leon
Veronica Gallegos

Seama Sub: @ 10:25am
Khalias Bahe
Xavier Whitmore
Michael Martinez
Rose Coriz

Seama Village: @ 10:30am
Brandon Waconda

Sunny Side: @ 10:35am
Dylan Riley
Elijah Sarracino

Kowice Drive: @ 10:40am
Damiano Kowice

Bus # 7: Laguna Sub, GA, Laguna Village, Mesita

Laguna Sub: @ 10:00am
Olivia Balcazar
Paul Shepherd
Dakoda Pablo
Kaalyaiha Vicente

Green Acres: @ 10:13
Aaliyah Carrillo
Aaleyah Shroulote

Laguna Village: @ 10:25am
Randy Ramirez
Jacob Scott

Mesita Industrial Pkwy: @ 10:40am
Emily Begaye
Helen Johnson
Kason Lente
Karley Romero
Larissa Sarracino
Josiah Victorino

Mesita Sub: 10:48am
Nahaltin Creager

NM State Hwy: 10:55am
Kaydence Jose

Mesita Village: @ 11:05am
Lillian Day
Liam Seymour
Jace Tiller Siow
Pius Tiller Siow
Arianne Wright

Transition Classrooms
Laguna, Seama and Mesita
Delivery of certificates
June 23, 2020
At packet pick up sites

06/19/2020

Division of Early Childhood
2020 Transition Ceremony

Congratulations Students!!

Communication and Connectivity: Family Supports for Remote Service DeliveryPhones, laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi, and charging...
06/04/2020

Communication and Connectivity: Family Supports for Remote Service Delivery

Phones, laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi, and charging capability are critical tools for Head Start and Early Head Start remote service delivery. Families and children rely on these tools to access Head Start and Early Head Start and other vital health and human services in their communities. To ensure Head Start and Early Head Start families have the access they need, wherever possible, consider these resources.

Lifeline Program: https://www.lifelinesupport.org/
This federal benefit program lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service for eligible low-income consumers. They can receive up to $9.25 per month toward home or mobile phone service or high-speed broadband, and up to $34.25 per month for those living on tribal lands.

DEC PARENT INVOLVEMENTThursday, June 11, 2020Time: 11:00AM- 12:00PMPHONE NUMBER: 571-748-4021PIN: 566-345-240#Greetings ...
06/02/2020

DEC PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 11:00AM- 12:00PM

PHONE NUMBER: 571-748-4021
PIN: 566-345-240#

Greetings DEC Families,
Family Service Providers will be holding a telephonic group discussion with DEC families regarding family events for new program year. Please join us as we will be taking suggestions, thoughts and ideas. Your feedback will be used to help create our program event calendar. Your time is greatly appreciated.

2020 Laguna Division of Early Childhood Transition ChildrenCongratulations Children and Families!It has been an amazing ...
05/28/2020

2020 Laguna Division of Early Childhood Transition Children

Congratulations Children and Families!
It has been an amazing year watching each and every one of you grow. The end of year has come and gone so quickly we cannot believe the end is here. We are so excited for your futures and we want nothing but the best in the years to come. I know each and every one of you will succeed in anything you put your minds to. Remember to work hard and never give up. Good Luck next year in Kindergarten!
-DEC Staff

LAGUNA Classroom
Tate Ahgoom
Emily Begaye
Nahaltin Creager
Amilia Franco
Jayce Herrera
Helen Johnson
Zee Lorenzo
Elijah Sarracino
Paul Shephard
Aaleyah Shroulote
Pius Tiller Siow
Josiah Victorino
Damiano Whitmore-Kowice
Arianne Wright

MESITA Classroom
Che Antonio
Sawyer Aragon
Aaliyah Carrillo
Lillian Day
Veronica Gallegos
Izabella Holman
Kaydence Jose
Samiya Leon
Michael Manulito Jr.
Michael Martinez Jr.
Dakoda Pablo
Bethany Pino
Larissa Sarracino
Jacob Scott
Liam Seymour
Nina Smith
Christian Valverde
Kaalyaiha Vicenti
Brandon Waconda

SEAMA Classroom
Khalias Bahe
Olivia Balcazar
Sophia Carrillo
Rose Coriz
Raymond Gonzales III
Noah Humeyumptewa
Ariana James
Kason Lente
Chloe Marquez
Randy Ramirez Jr.
Dylan Riley
Bryan Roberts
Karley Romero
McKenna Sarracino
Jace Tiller Siow
Kuuhaya Waconda
Xavier Whitmore

May 18, 2020Dear Parents:Thank you so much for your continued patience and support of Laguna Elementary and Middle Schoo...
05/18/2020

May 18, 2020

Dear Parents:

Thank you so much for your continued patience and support of Laguna Elementary and Middle Schools during the 2019-2020 School Year. No one could have imagined that when we dismissed classes for Spring Break back on March 13, that it would be the last day at school for our students. The school staffs greatly miss the face-to-face engagements and interactions with your child(ren). We know how important school is, not just for learning, but for social aspects as well.

LDoE is currently working with the Pueblo, Bureau of Indian Education, NM Public Education Department, and other entities to determine a plan to re-open school in August 2020. Our plan will be sure to address any Social Distancing, Personal Protective Equipment, hygiene, and other requirements. Our first priority is community safety. We will communicate information on school re-opening to you as soon as we can, but for sure no later than July 20, 2020.

As for the 2019-2020 School Year, please be aware of the following:

· LMS report cards were issued at the beginning of May. Students received a grade of SAT (Satisfactory) or UNSAT (Unsatisfactory).

· All LMS students are being promoted to the next grade level.

· LES did not issue report cards for the last Trimester.

· All LES students, except for six, are being promoted to the next grade level. LES has directly contacted any parent whose child is being retained. If LES has not contacted you, your child is not being retained.

· Yearbooks – if you preordered an LES or LMS yearbook and have not already received it, please come to the front of LES and we will bring it out to you. LES Yearbooks are still available for sale. Cost is $10. Please come to the front of LES and we will bring it out to you.

· Certificates of Transition for grades Kinder, 5 and 8 are being mailed home.

· LES and LMS Staff will continue to reach out to students during the month of June to connect with students and offer any needed support. Please let us know if there is anything the school can do to help or support you.

· Registration packets for the 2020-2021 School Year will be available in July.

At the end of the 2019-2020 School Year, Mr. Trujillo retired. We would like to thank Mr. Trujillo for his hard work and dedication to the LDoE students and community. He will be missed. Recently, the LDoE Board of Education approved a reorganization and Dr. Gurule was hired to lead both the LES and the LMS beginning May 11, 2020. Please contact Dr. Gurule at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about LES or LMS.

As always, our parents are our partners in education. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall.

LDOE Communication PlanMany of you have posed questions that merit a response from LDOE. In our effort to respond to the...
05/15/2020

LDOE Communication Plan
Many of you have posed questions that merit a response from LDOE. In our effort to respond to these questions, we have established a timeline as to when the responses will be available. Many of our responses are contingent upon decisions made by our funding agencies. We will continue to do our best to respond to the questions.

All of the LDOE departments (DEC, LES, LMS, and PFS) are supported by federal program dollars. Each of these federal programs have their own regulations that we must adhere to as part of our service delivery. These federal funders also have a say on how we administer our programs during this time of the Corona Virus Pandemic. We feel confident that we can begin to prepare information for release to the public.

If you are experiencing difficulties with accessing the information on the LDOE website, please contact our IT Department at: [email protected] or 505-552-3080.

BELOW YOU WILL FIND A TIMELINE AT WHICH INFORMATION WILL BECOME ACCESSIBLE ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE. The School Messenger system will also send an alert when the information is available.

Program Information and the Date Info will be Available

Summer Food Program: May 15th
LES & LMS Transition Events: May 15th
LES & LMS Grade Advancement: May 15th
LES & LMS End of Year Grades: May 15th
DEC Registration for 2020-2021: June 1st
DEC Transition Event: June 22
LES & LMS Registration for 2020-2021: July 1st
DEC - Beginning of New School Year: July 1st
LES & LMS - Beginning of New School Year: July 20th
PFS School Supplies Distribution: June 8th
PFS Direct Scholarship Information: June 8th

We continue to pray for your safety and well-being during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Administrative Offices at 505-552-6008.

Respectfully,
LDOE Administrative Staff

05/12/2020

LMS Yearbook Delivery begins Wednesday, May 13 at the Lunch Sites

Wednesday:
Mesita Computer Lab - 9:00 - 9:45
Green Acres Playground - 10:00 - 11:00
Laguna K'waika Center - 9:00 - 9:45
Encinal Rec. Hall - 10:00 - 10:45

Thursday:
Seama Computer Lab - 9:00 - 9:45
Paraje Rec. Hall - 10:00 - 10:45
Paguate Rec. Hall - 9:00 - 10:00

Anyone who does not get their LMS yearbook at the lunch site, can come to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Horseshoe, M - F from 8:00 - 1:00 for pick up.

05/12/2020

LES Yearbook Delivery begins Wednesday, May 13.
Additional yearbooks will be available at the lunch sites for purchase ($10 cash only)

Wednesday:
Mesita Computer Lab - 9:00-9:45
Green Acres Playground - 10:00-11:00
Laguna K'waika Center - 9:00-9:45
Encinal Rec. Hall - 10:00-10:45

Thursday:
Seama Computer Lab - 9:00-9:45
Paraje Rec. Hall - 10:00-10:45
Paguate Rec. Hall - 9:00-10:00

Anyone who does not get their yearbook at the lunch site, can come to the LES horseshoe, M - F from 8:00 - 1:00 for pick up.

04/20/2020

LES Yearbooks are on sale: April 20 - May 1
Online Orders only - $10 each (limited quantity)
To order, go to: www.campos.photography
and enter code A57QP1

04/17/2020

LDOE Staff, Parents, Community Members, and Students,

The Laguna Department of Education has extended the closure of schools and programs through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. All school events and activities scheduled during the remainder of the school year, including Summer School, are canceled. As a result of this action, LDOE schools have developed a continuation of education plan for the remainder of the school year.

DEC staff will be delivering instructional packets to the students/parents on Monday, April 20th at the regular DEC student bus stops. The distribution of instructional materials will begin at 10:00 AM and continue to the next bus stop every 10 minutes. This schedule will be followed every Monday until further notice. Diapers, pull-ups, formula, will be delivered every two weeks until diaper/pull-ups, formula, is out of stock at DEC. Delivery occurs at the same time as instructional packets via DEC student bus stops.

LES staff will be delivering instructional packets to the students on Monday, April 20th at the regular bus stop. We will utilize the two-hour delay time schedule. For students who have internet access at home, LES will be issuing laptops, in addition to the instructional packets.

LMS will be delivering instructional packets at the regularly scheduled bus stops on Tuesday, April 21st. We will utilize the two-hour delay time schedule. The only exception is the Village of Paguate, the instructional packets for LMS students will be delivered by LMS staff on Monday, April 20th using the same schedule as LES.

For all LDOE employees, your supervisor will be communicating respective work schedules. Please note that work schedules are subject to change. Contact your supervisor if you have any questions.

Information will also be posted on our website, Facebook and marquee board.

LDOE will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to go meals between 9:00 AM and 11 AM on Monday through Friday, April 20th thru May 21st, at the following locations for all students 18 years old and younger: Paguate Recreation Hall, Laguna K'awaika Center, Green Acres Playground, Seama Computer Lab, Casa Blanca and Paraje at the Paraje Recreation Hall, Mesita Computer Lab, and Encinal Recreation Hall. Please encourage your children to go and grab a breakfast and lunch meal to go. We remind students to leave the premise once they receive their meals, honor the social distancing. Stay safe.

LDOE PARENTS: Please update your contact information by calling your student's school.

Division of Early Childhood: 552-6544 • Laguna Elementary School: 552-9200 • Laguna Middle School: 552-9091

If you have questions, please contact LDOE Administration Office at 505-552-6008

04/02/2020

LDOE Staff, Parents, Community Members and Students,

The Laguna Department of Education has extended the closure of schools from April 6 through April 17, due to the Corona Virus pandemic. All school events and activities scheduled during this time are canceled.

Directors, program managers, coordinators, program assistants, facilities & maintenance staff and custodians will be working abbreviated schedules or from home. Your supervisor will communicate work schedules with you.

Information will also be posted on our website, Facebook and marquee board.

LDOE employees who are excused, please note that your supervisor may request your assistance/services during this time off.

Staff: If you have questions, please contact your immediate supervisor.

Parents: If you have questions, please contact LDOE Administration Office at 505-552-6008. LDOE will be providing an instructional plan for the students, which will go into effect on April 20. We will communicate the instructional plan in School Messenger on April 16.

LDOE will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to go meals between 9:00 AM and 11 AM on April 6 thru April 17, at the following locations for all students 18 years old and younger: Paguate Recreation Hall, Laguna K'awaika Center, Green Acres Playground, Seama Computer Lab, Casa Blanca and Paraje at the Paraje Recreation Hall, Mesita Computer Lab, and Encinal Recreation Hall. Please encourage your children to go and grab a breakfast and lunch meal to go. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE GRAB ON GO MEALS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10.

Stay safe.

LDOE PARENTS: Please update your contact information by calling your student's school.

DEC: 552-6544 • LES: 552-9200 • LMS: 552-9091

04/01/2020

There will be NO FOOD DELIVERY on April 10th.

LDOE will be observing Good Friday.

04/01/2020

LDOE PARENTS: Please update your contact information by calling your student's school.

DEC: 552-6544
LES: 552-9200
LMS: 552-9091

04/01/2020
03/26/2020

LDOE Staff, Parents, Community Members and Students,

The Laguna Department of Education has extended the closure of schools from March 30 through April 3, due to the Corona Virus pandemic. All DEC, LES and LMS students, teachers and educational assistants are excused. All school events and activities scheduled during this time are canceled. Directors, program managers, coordinators, program assistants, facilities & maintenance staff and custodians will be working abbreviated schedules or from home. Your supervisor will communicate work schedules with you. Information will also be posted on our website, Facebook and marquee board. LDOE employees who are excused, please note that your supervisor may request your assistance/services during this time off. Staff: If you have questions, please contact your immediate supervisor. Parents: If you have questions, please contact LDOE Administration Office at 505-552-6008.

LDOE will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to go meals between 9:00 AM and 11 AM on March 30 thru April 3, at the following locations for all students 18 years old and younger: Paguate Recreation Hall, Laguna K'awaika Center, Green Acres Playground, Seama Computer Lab, Casa Blanca and Paraje at the Paraje Recreation Hall, Mesita Computer Lab, and Encinal Recreation Hall. Please encourage your children to go and grab a breakfast and lunch meal to go. Stay safe.

03/24/2020

LDOE Virtual School Board Meeting
March 25th
1pm-4pm

Due to precautionary social distancing we will hold a virtual school board meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 1pm

If you would like to participate please call: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 622 140 282

03/17/2020

LDOE Staff, Parents, Community Members and Students,

The Laguna Department of Education following programs and schools will be closed from March 23rd through March 27th in consideration of the safety of our children, staff and community in general. This action is taken as a precautionary measure due to the Corona Virus pandemic. All DEC, LES and LMS students, teachers and educational assistants are excused. All school events and activities scheduled during this time are canceled. All directors, program managers, coordinators, program assistants, facilities & maintenance staff and custodians will report to work on March 23rd through March 27. If your supervisor has approved your Paid Time Off (PTO) request you are excused. Information will also be posted on our website, Facebook and marquee board. LDOE employees who are excused, please note that your supervisor may request your assistance/services during this time off. Should you have any questions, please contact your principal, supervisor, or director. DEC: 505-552-1013, LES: 505-552-9200, LMS: 505-552-9091, PFS: 505-552-9322, LDOE Administration Building: 505-552-6008.

LDOE will be providing breakfast and lunch to go meals between 9:00 AM and 11 AM on March 23rd thru March 27th, at the following locations for all students 18 years old and younger: Paguate Recreation Hall, Laguna K'awaika Center, Green Acres Playground, Seama Computer Lab, Casa Blanca and Paraje at the Paraje Recreation Hall, Mesita Computer Lab, and Encinal Recreation Hall. Please encourage your children to go and grab a breakfast and lunch meal to go.

Stay safe.

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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