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Las Cruces Public Schools COVID-19 Reporting and Response Plan 2020

Official Updates for LCPS Back to School Schedules, COVID-19 Reports and Community Resources.

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Introduction

In these unprecedented times, Las Cruces Public Schools strives to remain a place of comfort and consistency for our students and staff. It is important to us that we provide clarity regarding our district’s COVID-19 response plans so campus staff may design protocols to protect the safety and health of our students and staff. Campus leaders will work with their staff to ensure the implementation of these guidelines throughout the school year.
  • Create, implement, practice and ensure safety guidelines in the classroom and on all school campuses
  • Practice social distancing, proper mask usage and student health
  • Provide clear structures to support academic growth

Class Schedules

Live, direct instruction:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIRECT INSTRUCTION VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Monday Teausday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM Pre-K 8:00 AM Pre-K Staff Meetings 8:00 AM Pre-K 8:00 AM Pre-K
9:00 AM Kinder 9:00 AM Kinder PLC 9:00 AM Kinder 9:00 AM Kinder
10:00 First Grade 10:00 First Grade Planning 10:00 First Grade 10:00 First Grade
11:00 AM Second Grade 11:00 AM Second Grade Grade Levels 11:00 AM Second Grade 11:00 AM Second Grade
12:00 PM Third Grade 12:00 PM Third Grade Departments 12:00 PM Third Grade 12:00 PM Third Grade
1:00 PM Fourth Grade 1:00 PM Fourth Grade Prof. Dev 1:00 PM Fourth Grade 1:00 PM Fourth Grade
2:00 PM Fifth Grade 2:00 PM Fifth Grade 2:00 PM Fifth Grade 2:00 PM Fifth Grade
3:00 PM Spec Ed 3:00 PM Spec Ed 3:00 PM Spec Ed 3:00 PM Spec Ed

Students will receive additional small group instruction in reading and math at different times. Please check with your teacher

What happens during direct instruction?
  • Four lessons per week for English Language Arts and Math
  • One Lesson per week for Science & Social Studies
  • One Social Emotional Learning meeting per week

Instructional time for Direction Instruction

PK-K: Not to exceed 20 minutes/lesson
1st/2nd: Not to exceed 25 minues/lesson
3rd/4th/5th: Not to exceed 30 minues/lesson
  • All students will have the opportunity to receive small group instruction at least twice a week for reading.
  • All students will have the opportunity to receive small group instruction at least twice a week for math.
  • In addition to direct and small group instruction, teachers will have office hours for students to get help and ask questions.
  • Students are NOT required to log in at the time that direct or small group instruction is scheduled. Lessons will be recorded and/or resources will be made available.
  • Students ARE responsible for completing all assignments and reaching out to the teacher if they need help.
Monday Teausday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00-12:45 First Period 12:00-12:45 Second Period Staff Meetings PLC 12:00-12:45 First Period 12:00-12:45 Second Period
1:00-1:45 Third Period 1:00-1:45 Fourth Period Planning Grade Levels 1:00-1:45 Third Period 1:00-1:45 Fourth Period
2:00-2:45 Fifth Period 2:00-2:45 Sixth Period Departments Prof.Dev 2:00-2:45 Fifth Period 2:00-2:45 Sixth Period
3:00-3:45 Seventh Period 3:00-3:45 Adv Period 3:00-3:45 Seventh Period 3:00-3:45 Adv Period
  • Questions can be submitted to each teacher through email as well.Teachers should respond within 24 hours of email.Teacher's email address can be located on the home page on each Canvas shell. M-F.Emails sent on Friday will be answered no later than Monday
  • Instructional support times (using list above)as well as zoom links for drop-in session will be posted in each teacher's canvas material so students in need of additional support know how to reach their teacher
  • Zoom links will be shared by each teacher
  • Zoom meeting will be held in Canvas Learning Platform
  • It is not required for students to join thedrop-in zoom meeting
  • Drop-in Help zoom meetings are to allow students an opportunity to talk to teachers regarding questions, help or support on assignments and all students can join at any time or day
  • Educational Assistants and Inclusion Teachers,for classes where they're providing support, will also join the zoom drop-in session, based on the scheduled times by departments
Monday Teausday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00-10:45 First Period 10:00-10:45 Second Period Staff Meetings PLC 10:00-10:45 First Period 10:00-10:45 Second Period
11:00-11:45 Third Period 11:00-11:45 Fourth Period Planning Grade Levels 11:00-11:45 Third Period 11:00-11:45 Fourth Period
1:00-1:45 Fifth Period 1:00-1:45 Sixth Period Departments Prof.Dev 1:00-1:45 Fifth Period 1:00-1:45 Sixth Period
2:00-2:45 Seventh Period 2:00-2:45 Adv Period 2:00-2:45 Seventh Period 2:00-2:45 Adv Period

Community Resources

How Parents Can Help Support Their Child
  • Help your child create a quiet learning space
  • Help your child create a schedule for learning and working. Doing a little each day is less stressful than doing it all the night before.
  • Remind your child that online learning is an extension of the classroom and school. Obligations such as class assignments, tests, projects, and state exams are still the priority.
  • Communicate with their child’s advisory teacher or the front office about their child’s absence
  • It is extremely important to respond to the teacher and/or staff emails and phone calls. Consistent communication will be a critical piece for students’ academic success. Teachers are expected to return communication within 24 hours
  • Don’t hesitate to reach out to administration if you are not receiving communication with your child’s teacher(s).
  • Don’t be afraid to reach out to the teacher if you are having a hard time understanding how to help your child with their assignments in any class. Teachers will have office hours open to student and parent questions
  • If possible, commit to attending any virtual Canvas training sessions to stay up to date on becoming familiar with the online learning platform that your child will be using.
  • Read emails, social media posts, and school websites frequently to stay up to date with any new information and/ or announcements


  • PLEASE ensure that you update your information such as your address or phone number if they change as we need to keep all information for each family current. This can be done through the on-line parent registration tab in ParentVue.
Assistance Programs

Covid-19 Case Status

Covid News / Resources

Food Distribution:

Bus Delivery Grab and Go. Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Days: Monday - Friday

All students are required to have student ID or lunch number in order to receive a breakfast and a lunch
Please be at your stop at least five minutes before the scheduled bus arrival time

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Days: Monday – Friday
Alameda Elementary – 1325 N. Alameda Blvd.
Central Elementary – 105 Alameda Blvd.
Cesar Chavez Elementary – 5250 Holman Rd.
Conlee Elementary – 1701 Boston Dr.
Desert Hills Elementary – 280 Roadrunner Pkwy
Doña Ana Elementary – 5551 Camino De Flores
Hermosa Heights Elementary – 1655 E. Amador Ave.
Hillrise Elementary – 1400 Curnutt St.
Loma Heights Elementary – 1600 E. Madrid Ave.
Lynn Middle School – 950 S. Walnut St.
MacArthur Elementary – 655 4th St.
Mesa Middle School – 7225 N Jornada Rd.
Mesilla Park Elementary – 955 W. Union Ave.
Picacho Middle School – 1040 N. Motel Blvd.
Tombaugh Elementary – 226 Carver Rd.
University Hills Elementary – 2005 S. Locust St.
Valley View Elementary – 915 Catdfornia Ave.
Vista Middle School – 4465 Elks Dr.

High school students will be charged per their most recent 20/21 pay status (free, reduced, or full price). Please fill out the 20/21 USDA Lunch application to possibly qualify for free or reduced-price meals (required annually). Please reach out to Nutrition Services at 527-5994 or visit www.lunchapplication.com to apply.

  • Breakfast full price $1.00 reduced price $0.30
  • Lunch full price$2.35 reduced price $0.40
*FYI will be serving free meals all week. Thanksgiving Schedule coming soon. Grab-&-Go dinner service is still available for pick up Monday through Friday. Children (5-18) need not be present. First name, last name, and age of children REQUIRED at pick up.
More information Here.
Bus: 502
10:00 am: 2283 S ESPINA STGOMEZ PARK & GARDEN/ENTRANCE TO GARDEN
10:20 am: COLLEGE MANOR PARK
10:40 am: ZIA MS
10:45 am: W UNIVERSITY AVE @ MCDOWELL RD
Bus: 504
10:00 am: WESTVIEW AVE @ FAIRPARK RD
10:20 am: 3135 OLD PICACHO RD SAN JOSE CHURCH
10:45 am: S WEINRICH RD @ RED WOLF LN
11:10 am: FAIRACRES RD @ N ARIES AVE
11:25 am: FAIRACRES RD @ SANBAN DR
Bus: 505
10:00 am: HOLIDAY AVE @ 17TH ST DIRT LOT EAST OF DISCOUNT STORAGE
10:20 am: W HADLEY AVE @ EDISON PL
10:35 am: W HADLEY AVE @ VALLEY VERDE MHP BY THE GATE ENTRANCE TO THE PARK
Bus: 506
10:00 am: RIO BRAVO WAY @ LAVENDER DR
10:15 am: VALLEY VIEW @ INDEPENDENCE/CALLE AMERICANA
10:35 am: VALLEY VIEW AVE @ BROADVIEW RD
10:55 am: CALLE UNIDOS @ CALLE NUESTRA
11:15 am: 850 HOLLY DR ENTRANCE HOLLY GAR-DENS MHP
Bus: 507
10:00 am: CORTEZ DR @ WILT AVE
10:20 am: 5475 PORTER DR SUNRISE MESA NORTH ENTRACE DIRT LOT ACROSS FROM NORTH GATE
Bus: 508
10:00 am: 2775 ROADRUNNER PKWY WATER TANK/NORTH ENTRANCE COPPERSTONE APTS
10:30 am: 2800 ROADRUNNER PKWY ENTRANCE @ CUESTAS APARTMENTS
Bus: 509
10:00 am: KENSINGTON WAY @ KENMORE RD
10:20 am: MIDWAY AVE @ MESA DR
10:40 am: VILLAGE DR @ PORTER DR SOUTHSIDE OF PARK
Bus: 510
10:00 am: 2135 PAYNE ST
10:20 am: TERRACE DR @ BUENA VIDA CIR PARK PLACE APARTMENTS
10:40 am: E IDAHO AVE @ RIDGEMONT DR
11:00 am: ATHENIAN WAY / ALEXIS APARTMENTS STOP BY MAILBOXES
Bus: 516
10:00 am: 2600 DONA ANA RD IN FRONT OF MHP ACROSS THE PIC QUICK/DALRYMPLE
10:20 am: 3115 EL CAMINO REALST JOHNS MHP
10:40 am: 2620 EL CAMINO REALCOVERED WAGON MHP
11:00 am: 2501 EL CAMINO REALSOUTH ENTRANCE PIONEER MHP
11:20 am: SPITZ PARK
Bus: 517
10:00 am: FORT SELDEN RD @ STATE PARK RD
10:15 am: FRODO PL @ HURT RD
10:30 am: RADIUM SPRINGS COMMUNITY CENTER
Bus: 518
10:00 am: HOLMAN RD @ FLATLAND RD
10:20 am: HOLMAN RD @ DIA Y NOCHE AVE
10:40 am: HOLMAN RD @ OUTBACK DR
Bus: 519
10:00 am: 4912 CALLE BELLA AVE
10:15 am N JORNADA RD @ DIAMANTE CT CHANGE STOP LOCATION SOUTHSIDE OF DIAMANTE CT
10:35 am: CAMINO DOS VIDAS @ CALLE APLANADO
10:55 am: LAS COLINAS DR @ GALINA DR LAS COLINAS ARROYO PARK
Bus: 520
10:00 am: BERRY PATCH LN @ ISAACKS AVE
10:20 am: SHORTHORN DR / MOONGATE CAFE IN FRONT OF THE MOONGATE CAFE/ BESIDE CAFE
10:40 am: MOONGATE RD @ ORION ST
Bus: 523
10:00 am: 6345 DONA ANA RD EVERGREEN MOBILE HOME PARK
10:25 am: HATFIELD RD @ PASEO DEL ORO CIR
Bus: 524
10:00 am: WILLIAMS AVE @ STANDLEY DR
10:20 am: 3753 TILE AVE TORTUGAS PARK
Bus: 526
10:00 am: TAYLOR RD @ RAEVIN CT
10:10 am: TAYLOR RD @ NORTHWIND RD
10:20 am: WESTWIND RD @ LONESOME PINE RD
10:35 am: WILDWIND RD @ SHADYWOOD LN
10:45 am: WILDWIND RD @ SUGAR SAND TRL
11:05 am: 4028 SAN YSIDRO RD MHP BY BLUE TRAILER & MAILBOXES
11:15 am: SAN YSIDRO RD @ INEZ CT
11:30 am: DONA ANA RD @ ADOBE LN
11:45 am: DONA ANA RD @ CALLE DE ORO
Bus: 527
10:00 am: 4801 S MAIN ST SUMMERWINDS MHP
Bus: 528
10:00 am: N JORNADA RD @ ORTEGA RD
10:20 am: 7125 METRO PARK DR METRO VERDE PARK
10:40 am: SIENNA AVE @ VOYAGER ST
11:00 am: SIERRA DE ORO PL @ SIERRA VENTANA AVE
Bus: 529
10:00 am 2100 ISAACKS LN COUNTRY MANOR MHP
10:25 am CALLE SOSA @ ASH AVE
10:45 am BIRCH DR @ SUNRISE AVE NEAR PLAYGROUND AREA
11:00 am EVELYN ST @ STANTON AVE11:20 am SHERYL WAY @ BRIDGER AV
Bus: 531
10:00 am: MONTANA AVE @ JONES RD
10:20 am: BRANDING IRON CIR @ MULE DEER DRIN FRONT OF THE PARK AND PLAYGROUND
10:35 am: ASPEN AVE @ ELM ST
Bus: 532
10:00 am: WESTMORELAND AVE @ NAVAJO TRL
10:15 am: CHIRICAHUA TRL @ MESA LA JOLLA AVE
10:35 am: 1719 ROCCA SECCA RD TURN AROUND IN 1ST DIRT LOT ON SOUTH SIDE
10:55 am: DESERT WIND WAY @ AZTECA DR
Bus: 533
10:00 am: DONA ANA COMMUNITY CENTER
10:20 am: LEDESMA DR @ DE LA O DR
10:40 am: LEDESMA DR @ ISAAC GARCIA @ VALVERDE MHP VALVERDE MHP WEST ENTRANCE
Bus: 534
10:00 am: ARABELA DR @ CABIN CREEK
10:20 am: PANTHER CREEK @ GUNSIGHT PEAKCT
10:45 am: ZACHARY PL @ DEL WEST AVE
Bus: 535
10:00 am: 4467 EL FARO ST MI PALMITA MHP
10:20 am: 845 WATSON LN MHP
(WEST ENTRANCE) IN FRONT OF BIG METAL BARN
10:35 am: 3820 CALLE DE LAS MARGARITAS
10:55 am: RIO GRANDE PREPARATORY INSTITUTE
10:25 am: 845 WATSON LN MHP (WEST ENTRANCE)
IN FRONT OF BIG METAL BARN
10:45 am: 3820 CALLE DE LAS MARGARITAS
Bus: 536
10:00 am: DE LA T MOBILE HOME PARK
10:25 am: JOHNSON LN @ ARROYO ST
Bus: 537
10:00 am: 3333 LUNARRIDGE ST SUNSET HILLS PARK (NEAR PICNIC TABLES)
10:25 am: VENUS @ TERRENCE HILL MHP 3210 VENUS ST/ IN FRONT OF CHURCH
Bus: 538
10:00 am: LOS ARBOLES MHP SOUTH ENTRANCE @ LOS ARBOLES MHP WEST TURN
10:20 am: JODY DR @ TERRY
10:35 am: THREE CROSSES AVE. / SEVENTH -DAY ADVENTIS TURN AROUND IN CHURCH PARKING LOT BY MHP
10:55 am: OASIS AVE @ SOLANO DR DONA ANA APARTMENTS
Bus: 540
10:00 am: GROUSE RUN DR @ TOPAZ RD
10:20 am: GROUSE RUN DR @ FLUORITE RD
10:40 am: AMBER DR @ MILLARD AVE
11:00 am: ARROYO RD @ HOLMAN RD
Bus: 541
10:00 am: S MELENDRES ST @ EL MOLINO
10:25 am: 155 N MESQUITE ST KLEIN PARK
10:50 am: N MESQUITE ST @ E CHESTNUT AVE
Bus: 542
10:00 am: VALLES RD @ ORGOT RD
10:30 am: ROSWELL ST @ HOBBS RD
10:50 am: MISSIONARY RIDGE RD @ MARANATHA WAY
Bus: 543
10:00 am: ST MICHAELS RD @ BARAKA CT
10:20 am: 2ND ST @ PADRE LA RUE ST
10:40 am: EL CENTRO BLVD @ MACARTHUR RD
11:05 am: WEISNER RD @ ARROYO RD
Bus: 544
10:00 am: 3815 S MAIN ST DOVE CANYON
10:15 am: TURQUOISE AVE @ TURQUOISE LOOP NEXT TO THE POOL/PARK
10:30 am: JASPER DR @ RUBY DR NEXT TO THE TRASH CANS AND EMPTY LOT

General Disinfecting or Sanitizing Measures

General Disinfecting or Sanitizing Measures
General measures should be followed regularly. The Custodial staff will clean all instructional and common areas and will disinfect every night, starting right after the building becomes unoccupied.
Preventative Material Inventory
District and campus leaders will establish a protocol to ensure each campus has an adequate supply of soap, surface and hand sanitizer, paper towels, and tissues.
District and campus leaders will establish a protocol to ensure each campus has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment.

Grading / Attendance

Canvas and Zoom
Canvas is the ONLY learning platform that students are required to use.

  • Canvas (How to Navigate Canvas) Videos and PDF versions (English/Spanish) are available online at bit.ly/lcpscanvas.
  • Teachers will post all classroom announcements and school-wide information in Canvas.
  • All Zoom sessions will also originate from within Canvas, which will automatically populate the calendar for students and provide an extra layer of security.
  • All learning resources will be posted in Canvas, and all assignments will be turned in via Canvas.
Non-direct Instruction/Student School Day
In addition to direct instruction, the student school day should consist of the following:

  • Completing classwork assigned by the teacher.
  • Independent reading.
  • Engaging with course materials in Canvas (reading, recordings, video links, examples).
  • Small group instruction provided by the teacher.
  • Working on projects.
  • Engaging in specials courses (art, PE, music, technology)
  • The LCPS Learn YouTube Channel will be available for additional live and recorded lesson. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUGJ4fB-OB3REQJZRO7ib-A
Grades
The district grading policy of two (2) grades per week per subject will be recorded. No more than three grades per subject will be recorded. “AP” courses up to 4.
Attendance
While in the RED phase, attendance will be measured in terms of participation and engagement. If a student cannot engage in learning in the online environment, the parent should contact the teacher (via e-mail). If the student will be unable to engage or participate for an extended period, a parent note or physician’s note should be provided.
Participation (Engagement)
Students must engage in all classes during the school week, although logging-in to live (synchronous) meetings in not required.
Student Engagement for Online Learning
  • Students in remote learning are required to participate in class activities and assignments to show they are working towards mastery.
  • “Engagement” is students logging into Canvas and attempting lessons/activities. Students not attempting lessons/activities and not logging on to their Canvas courses will be contacted by their teacher for lack of engagement. Students not completing assignments would be reflected in their class grade.
Special Education
All students receiving special education services will continue to receive the support outlined in their Individualized Education Plan. Parents of special education students will be contacted by their child’s caseworker to set up meetings and assessments to make the necessary modifications in order to follow the public health order. If you have any questions, please contact your school for more information.
Dual Language and ELL Students/Parents
All students receiving bilingual education services will continue to receive support from the bilingual department. Dual language classes are still offered throughout the district. If you are interested in dual language, please contact your child’s principal. At the secondary level, the International Welcome Centers are available to support students and parents. Please contact your school for more information
Five areas of focus for successful Social-Emotional Learning
  • Reestablish Connections: Several times weekly, students will have positive adult contact from their school. Staff will be trained, or receive refresher training on engagement / connecting activities such as community building circles.
  • Trauma Informed Professional Development for Staff: During New Teacher Orientation and District-level professional development days, staff will receive trauma informed professional development to include the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Discuss Environmental Stressors: Teachers will be encouraged to have frequent and open conversations about how environmental changes such as not being able to come to school, mask wearing and social distancing are impacting their students with an emphasis on strategies for self-regulation and self-care.
  • The 5 Social Emotional Learning Competencies as outlined by CASEL will be interwoven into the curriculum and explicitly taught.
  • Through use of the MLSS framework, and with behavioral health teams and The Connection Center as a resource, schools will have a framework of both internal and community-based supports to refer students and their families to.
Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)
  • The early childhood programs will follow the same model as LCPS. If we are fully online, they are fullyonline. If we are hybrid, they are hybrid.
  • Teachers will contact all parents directly to discuss the schedule and resources available.
  • Teachers and Instructional assistants will prepare age-appropriate materials for children.

Health Services

Sandy Peugh, Director, speugh@lcps.net
Shawna Bailey, Coordinator, sbailey@lcps.net
Face Coverings must be worn at all times (in accordance with NMPED/NMDOH and LCPS protocols). Face masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit snugly against the sides of the face in order to contain respiratory droplets. The types of allowable face masks include:
  1. Face masks made of two or more layers of cloth.
  2. Disposable masks for people who forget to bring their masks to school.
  3. Face masks with a clear plastic window or that are made of clear material.
  4. Surgical, procedural, N95 or KN95 face masks that are approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by staff performing medical duties or similar close contact assignments
The following face coverings are NOT substitutes for face masks:
  • Masks that have exhalation valves or vents
  • Bandanas
  • Scarves
  • Neck gaiters (also known as a neck fleece)
  • Face shields unless an approved face covering is worn underneath.

According to the CDC, masks that have exhalation valves or vents cannot be used because they allow respiratory droplets to be expelled. Therefore, masks with exhalation valves or vents do not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others.
  1. Wash your hands before putting on your mask
  2. Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  3. Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
  4. Make sure you can breathe easily.
  5. Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
  6. Don’t touch the mask while it’s on your face unless removing it to eat or drink, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect before touching your mask
  • Ideally, a cloth face mask should be washed with laundry detergent and dried after each use (after a day at school)
  • Masks may be washed in a washing machine or by hand. Optimally, the face mask is dried in a dryer at the hottest setting or is dried outside with sunlight.
All district employees and contractors are required to have a wellness check performed prior to entering any LCPS facility as required by NMPED and the Las Cruces Public School District. A Health Services staff member or other designated, trained school employee will conduct the wellness check at each school site and other locations within the school district based upon need. The location of the wellness check and time is dependent upon each school. A Daily Wellness COVID Questionnaire must be completed by each employee/contractor prior to having wellness check performed. The questionnaire can be accessed via an online form. For those individuals without a smartphone or who do not want to use their data, a paper copy of the form will be provided at their wellness check location. Forms are in both English and Spanish.
  • Wellness checks will be performed at each school or identified location in a designated area.
  • The individual will not be screened unless they are wearing a district-approved mask/face covering.
  • Individual will be asked to maintain 6 feet distance from screener except while temperature is being taken.
  • Individual will show the screener the answers to the questions on the Daily Wellness COVID Questionnaire prior to having their temperature taken
  • Individual will be instructed to remove any head covering or lift bangs from head for 1-2 minutes to allow for an accurate temperature reading.
  • Health Services employee or other district trained staff member will then take the individual’s temperature and instruct them to enter it into the online form or will mark it on the paper copy. Based upon the individual’s responses on the Daily Wellness COVID Questionnaire and their temperature, they will be instructed by the Health Services employee or trained staff member to mark “Cleared for Work” or “Not Cleared for Work”.
Note: To keep the contact under the three-minute time frame as required by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), there should be no visiting between screener and individual. After submission of the Daily Wellness COVID Questionnaire, the individual will receive a Daily Work Certificate verification via email or hard copy stating their clearance status for the day. They are required to present this certificate at their work location if cleared. If they are not cleared, the employee must notify their supervisor/principal and report this to the LCPS Human Resources Department.
All Students are required to have a wellness check performed prior to entering any LCPS facility as required by the Las Cruces Public School District. A Health Services staff member or other designated, trained school employee will conduct the wellness check at each school site and other locations within the school district based upon need. The location of the wellness check and time is dependent upon the need at each school. Each School site will have established procedures for the student wellness checks that meets and is alignment with all state and district protocols and procedures. A Daily Wellness COVID Questionnaire must be completed for each student prior to having wellness check performed. The questionnaire can be accessed via an online form. For those individuals without a smartphone or who do not want to use their data, a paper copy of the form will be provided at their wellness check location. Forms are in both English and Spanish
All district employees and contractors are required to complete a Daily Meaningful Contact List. This form is available in an electronic version or hard copy in both English and Spanish at their work location. All district employees and contractors must list any “meaningful contact” they have with district employees throughout their workday. The employee’s supervisor, principal or designee will have access to the list for contact tracing purposes. Meaningful contact is any interaction that is more than three minutes in duration, less than 6 feet apart in distance, with or without a mask/face covering on.
The New Mexico Department of Education (NMPED) requires participation in surveillance testing when reopening in a hybrid operating category. The purpose of surveillance testing is to detect COVID-19 outbreaks as early as possible by screening asymptomatic staff. NMPED has implemented a weekly 5% surveillance testing requirement for faculty and staff who are physically working at the schools. The intent of the 5% surveillance testing requirement is that all staff working in a school will be tested over the course of the year. COVID-19 Point Persons will be designated at each public school to identify staff to be tested, coordinate staff’s attendance at testing events, and track the number of staff who are tested on a weekly basis. Staff who participate are expected to inform the school’s identified Point Person of their test results. This will facilitate swift and efficient rapid response efforts in the event of an identified case. Districts and schools may consider allowing staff to test on days designated for deep cleaning between cohorts when direct instruction is not occurring. Access to COVID-19 testing will be provided at NMDOH local public health offices at no cost to the individual. Insurance information will be requested, but deductibles, copayments, or other out-of-pocket charges will not be incurred. Testing also will be provided to people without insurance. If payment is requested for COVID-19 testing, please notify the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) at 1.833.415.0566. Surveillance testing is to be completed at NMDOH local public health offices in order to quickly and accurately track data. Staff will have the ability to pre-register for testing (unless otherwise instructed by the public health office) using the NMDOH registration app and will need to complete the employer and insurance information.
In light of recent NM Department of Health guidance dated October 2, 2020, some level of conservative caution is required with an illness that often presents with mild non-specific symptoms. Employees who arrive at their work site for their daily Wellness Screen and report acute symptoms such as runny nose, itchy/sore throat, cough, gastrointestinal issues and/or headache will not be cleared to work for the day. They will be instructed to obtain a COVID test and self-quarantine at home until negative results are received. In order to return to work, results must be presented to the school nurse or their direct supervisor if there is not a school nurse at their work site. Employees who have diagnosed chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies (including seasonal allergies), migraine/cluster/chronic headache condition and stomach/gastrointestinal conditions which present with symptoms such as runny nose, itchy/sore throat, chronic cough will not be cleared to work. They will be instructed to obtain a baseline COVID test and submit a Health Care Provider’s note to the school nurse indicating the symptoms the employee is experiencing is normal for that individual and considered their baseline for their specific chronic illness/symptoms. COVID testing can be scheduled (at no cost) on the following website: cvtestreg.nmhealth.org NM Department of Health COVID hotline: 855-600-3453 We are encouraging these individuals with chronic conditions to contact their provider ASAP to obtain documentation, as it is expected that primary care providers and specialist offices are going to be inundated with these requests. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns. Per NM Department of Health, a negative Rapid COVID test will not be accepted as a negative test. It must be a PCR (nasal swab) test. We will also not be accepting the IgG and IgM antibody (finger stick or blood draw) test as a negative test.
Steps to Follow When a Staff Member Discloses a Positive COVID Diagnosis All LCPS Staff/Contractors must notify their school principal or supervisor immediately upon receipt of a Positive COVID-19 Test Result.
  • The principal, supervisor or designated individual will complete Form 1A Employee COVID Reporting Form while speaking with the employee.
    1. Ask employee for list of close work contacts whom they have had meaningful contact with (greater than 3 minutes and less than 6 feet with or without masks on) for the two days preceding their onset of symptoms or date COVID test was performed which ever was earlier
  • Notify Sandy Peugh or Shawna Bailey of positive case and email Shawna and Sandy the completed Form 1A: Employee COVID Reporting Form and Form 2: Close Contact Tracing Template ASAP (Time Sensitive)
  • Call close contacts to report possible exposure on the day of notification from positive staff member, inform the close contact they will need to quarantine for 14 days from date of last exposure. Complete Form 3: Close Contact Form and email the completed forms to Sandy and Shawna within 24 hours. Please keep a hard copy of all completed forms for your records for 10 years
  • Gabe Jacquez will be notifying you of any school closure and next steps.
  • You will notify school staff of positive COVID case via the form letter. (cc Executive Cabinet, Sandy Peugh, Shawna Bailey, Bobby Stout, Edwanda Williams, Connie Stewart, Kelly Jameson and your Leadership Supervisor)
  1. Complete Form 4 Employee COVID Close Contact Outside of Work while speaking with the employee.
  2. Ask employee for list of individuals with whom they have had meaningful contact. Meaningful contact is contact greater than 3 minutes and less than 6 feet with or without masks at work after close contact with COVID positive individual. These identified individuals are considered secondary contacts
  3. Inform employee they will need to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days from date of last exposure to COVID positive person. This can extend past 14 days if the positive individual lives in the same household and the employee doesn’t test positive for COVID.
    1. Provide employee with the following information:
      1. With name and contact information for Human Resources contact to assist with leave.
      2. Phone number for the NM Department of Health (NMDOH) COVID hotline
    2. Send completed form to Sandy Peugh and Shawna Bailey in Health Services
  4. Notify secondary contacts of exposure and to monitor for symptoms.
Each school site is required to identify and prepare an isolation room separate from the nurse’s office, where students or employees who may have COVID symptoms or other communicable disease will be assessed and held for pick-up if necessary. It is recommended the isolation room be located as close to the nurse office as possible, have an exterior door and attached restroom (if available) to minimize contact between ill students/staff with other individuals. However, each school configuration is different, and these options may not be available. Only essential employees and students assigned to the room may enter. A record of individuals entering the isolation room will be kept for contact tracing purposes. The room will be disinfected several times throughout the day. Strict social distancing in the room is required and all individuals must wear appropriate PPE. Each school will address how the student will arrive at the nurse office or isolation room in their re-entry plan. Upon arrival to the isolation room and per NMDOH requirements, the student will be given a disposable mask to wear and their cloth mask will be placed in a plastic baggie to take home. The school nurse will then assess the student. If it is determined the presenting symptoms appear to be COVID related and following the guidance from the NMDOH and NMPED, the student to be sent home and referred for follow-up medical care to include COVID testing. The parent/guardian will be called by the School Nurse, Health Assistant or Administrator with a request to pick up their sick child within 30 minutes. Parent/guardian will be informed by the staff member calling not to come into the school if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness. They are to wait outside the door for their child to be escorted to them. Each school will follow their established student check out procedure. Any parent/guardian entering the school must wear a mask and use hand sanitizer upon entrance.
  • Plexiglass barriers/dividers
  • Hard plastic chairs
  • Pulse Ox
  • Stethoscope
  • Thermometer
  • Pen Light
  • Air Purifier
  • Basic First Aid Supplies
  • Table/Desk for nurse
  • PPE to include: gloves, gowns, masks as required by NMDOH/NMPED (N95, surgical), shoe coverings, shields
  • District-approved disinfectant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Trash Can
  • Radio/Telephone
  • Laptop
Optional Equipment/Supplies
  • Locked Cabinet for storage
  • Copies of EMC’s
  • Medical supplies to complete assessment: tongue depressor, cups, bottled water

Restroom Protocols and Procedures

  1. Wear your face covering at all times.
  2. Use paper towel sprayed with district approved disinfectant (E23) when touching handle to open door
  3. Use paper towel sprayed with district approved disinfectant (E23) to touch all necessary surfaces you must touch
  4. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  5. Leave room by using paper towel to turn off light and open door
  6. Dispose of trash properly
Each school safety team will determine which bathrooms will be utilized.
  • Stagger cohorts/groups of students for bathroom breaks
  • Each school will determine how many students can safely use the bathroom based on the size and configuration of area.
  • Frequent cleaning of bathroom, especially high touch areas
  • Ensure adequate handwashing supplies (soap, water, paper towel)
    • Students will be instructed/reminded to wash hands for at least 20 seconds after bathroom use and to dispose of trash properly.
    • Safety teams will determine which bathrooms will be utilized
    • This is general information which should be considered by each school when developing their re-entry plan. It should be tailored to each school’s individual site and needs.
In accordance with the guidelines from the New Mexico Department of Health, all school district facilities have been provided with laminated signage regarding proper sanitation measures, mask usage and social distancing requirements to display in their buildin

Technology / Canvas

PURPOSE
It is the goal of LCPS to ensure all students have access to technology, and will provide devices to those who need them. Students and families will have support in English and Spanish for these resources and teachers will continue to be offered professional development to more deeply understand the pedagogy of remote learning. In order to see our students and staff technology needs are met LCPS will
  • Make available a laptop for check out to any student without access to a device at home. LCPS wants to ensure that EVERY student has their own computer. Families may request devices from the schools their children attend.
  • Work with our families to ensure Internet access at home for students. Where available, Comcast Internet Essentials will continue to be available to those who need it. In homes where Comcast service is unavailable, TSS will distribute hotspots to those who request them.
  • Provide technical assistance for LCPS families in English and Spanish through print and video resources as well as phone and online support.
For more help with Canvas please click Here
Login information for your LCPS Canvas, and LCPS Google accounts.
The learning management system LCPS is using is called Canvas. Log into Canvas http://lcps.instructure.com
STAFF/FACULTY LOGIN INFORMATION
Same username and password LCPS email.
Username: jdoe@lcps.netPassword: same as email


STUDENT LOGIN INFORMATION
Students log in with usernamelastnamefirstname@lcps.netand password (same as computer)
Students log in with usernamelastnamefirstname@lcps.net
and password (same as computer)
Username: doejohn@lcps.net
Password: (same as computer)

Login information for your LCPS Canvas, and LCPS Google accounts.
LCPS has educational Google accounts for all users. Log into Google – google.com
STAFF/FACULTY LOGIN INFORMATION
Same username and password LCPS email but with @lcpsmail.org.
Username: jdoe@lcpsmail.org
Password: same as email


STUDENT LOGIN INFORMATION
Students log in with username lastnamefirstname@lcpsmail.org
and password (same as computer)
Username: doejohn@lcpsmail.org
Password: (same as computer)

Training

Principals, supervisors, school safety team members and other identified school district personnel can receive training from their School Nurse, Athletic Trainer or Health Services Administration on how to properly conduct and document a Wellness Screen. A Wellness Screening Training for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) form must be completed for each individual completing the training by the School Nurse, Athletic Trainer or Health Services Administrator and skills re-checked every 2-3 months.
Donning and Doffing Gown and Gloves : Link
Handwashing : Link
How to Properly Use Hand Sanitizer : Link
How to Properly Remove Gloves : Link
Proper Use/Wearing of Face Masks/Face Coverings : Link
How Germs Spread : Link

Visitors and Travel

Visitor limitations will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to our staff and students. All campus-approved visitors must complete a health screening and wear appropriate facial coverings before entering any school building. Only parents and guardians that have completed screenings will be allowed past the front office for scheduled appointments. Campus administrators will be required to limit the number of visitors based on social distancing guidelines.
Las Cruces Public Schools will discontinue staff and student travel to conferences, workshops, and non-NMAA contests until further notice unless pre-approved by the Athletic Director and Superintendent. Budgets for travel have been suspended until further notice. Employees shall not travel together within the district or in personal vehicles (except for Transportation employees as required by their job).