Several LCPS campuses are currently sheltering in place due to lightning, including Dona Ana Elementary, East Picacho, Picacho Middle, LCHS, Alameda, Sierra, OMHS, Central, Cesar Chavez, Mesilla, Mesilla Park, Sunrise, Sonoma, Vista Middle. We will keep you updated on how this could affect dismissal. To receive important alerts and information from your schools, please download the LCPS app today! Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3z1L88X or iPhone: https://apple.co/3BYAOAh. Please click the link to find the lightning safety protocols for LCPS: https://www.lcps.net/page/safety-tips.
Dear LCPS families, This time of year, the weather can complicate our school day without much notice. Lightning strikes are a very real threat to student safety, and our protocols can sometimes make it inconvenient for families when a school must shelter in place because of weather, especially at the end of the school day. Unfortunately, we have previously experienced a lightning strike on campus that injured a student, and we do not want that to happen again. In order to ensure the safety of all students, LCPS has adopted the following safety protocols in the event of inclement weather. The district has purchased a weather application called Weather Sentry available for download by school administrators and coaches. This is the official weather monitoring system to be used to monitor weather districtwide. If lightning is detected within a 10-mile radius, a school will activate a shelter in place. The district is currently reviewing this portion of our lightning protocol. A return to normal activity can only be made once the weather system has clearly passed from the area and no lightning strikes within 10 miles have occurred with 30 minutes. The administrator responsible for the accurate monitoring of the weather app will make the decision to seek shelter. Lightning is a very unpredictable event and is quite capable of striking anywhere and at any time throughout an active cell. Failure to follow these protocols could result in catastrophic consequences. Visitors to school campuses may be sheltered in place in a school cafeteria or gym. If you need to pick up your child while a school is sheltering in place due to weather, you may do so at your own risk. Las Cruces Public Schools assumes no responsibility for your child at that point. Please expect delays as it takes time to call each child out of class individually or in small groups. Please click the link to find the lightning safety protocols for LCPS: https://www.lcps.net/page/safety-tips
Several LCPS campuses are currently sheltering in place due to lightning, including Mayfield, Zia, East Picacho, Picacho Middle, MacArthur, Monte Vista, LCHS, Mesa Middle, Booker T. Washington, Fairacres, Alameda, Camino, Sierra, OMHS, MVLA, Hillrise, Central, Vista, University Hills, Cesar Chavez, Columbia, Mesilla, Mesilla Park, Sunrise, Sonoma, Vista, Loma Heights, Zia Highland. We will keep you updated on how this could affect dismissal.
Today, Superintendent Ralph Ramos addressed media students from Mayfield and Centennial during a presentation on opportunities with LCPS-TV. This year, we are excited to welcome back students to assist with athletic productions and LCPS-TV projects. Know an interested student? Email Colin Lewis, email@example.com
The Dona Ana Council of Lions Clubs & Essilor Vision Foundation Presents: Changing Life Through Lenses — FREE GLASSES DAY. The event will be held on August 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lions Club Community Center, 1501 N Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001. The event is free and will be for single vision lenses or lined bifocals only. You must have a current copy of the glasses prescription (no expired prescription will be accepted). No progressive or transition lenses are available. For more information, please call 575-525 5631.
What a happy Friday it was at Arrowhead Park Early College High School! Grill masters (left to right) Josh Silver, Dr. Roberto Lozano and Stephanie Hanway helped students celebrate the end of their summer session with an Activity Fair, escape room, barbecue and more. Go Trailblazers!
What a happy Friday it was at Arrowhead Park Early College High School! Grill masters (left to right) Josh Silver, Dr. Roberto Lozano and Stephanie Hanway helped students celebrate the end of their summer session with an Activity Fair, escape room and barbecue. Go Trailblazers!
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If you like technology and robots, this opportunity is for you! Project NEO is the first robotics competition team in New Mexico and is open to Las Cruces area high schoolers and home schoolers. Get involved with NEO (New Engineering Opportunities) to design, build, program and drive powerful robots in serious head-to-head competitions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit www.projectneo.net
Attention LCPS families: For the safety of our students and staff, Zia Middle School has gone into a shelter-in-place due to lightning in the area. Please note busses will be running late this afternoon. Students will be dismissed when it is safe. Thank you for your patience. Atención familias de LCPS: por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal, la escuela secundaria Zia se ha refugiado en el lugar debido a los rayos en el área. Tenga en cuenta que los autobuses funcionarán tarde esta tarde. Los estudiantes serán despedidos cuando sea seguro. Gracias por su paciencia.
Attention LCPS families: For the safety of our students and staff, several schools (Las Cruces High, Organ Mountain, Camino, Centennial, Sierra) have gone into a shelter-in-place due to lightning in the area. Please note busses will be running late this afternoon. Students will be dismissed when it is safe. Thank you for your patience. Atención familias de LCPS: por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal, varias escuelas (Las Cruces High, Organ Mountain, Camino, Centennial, Sierra) se han refugiado en el lugar debido a los rayos en el área. Tenga en cuenta que los autobuses funcionarán tarde esta tarde. Los estudiantes serán despedidos cuando sea seguro. Gracias por su paciencia.
Join the Lift Up Las Cruces Neighborhood Block Party! The City of Las Cruces wants to invite you to the Lift Up Las Cruces kick off event. The block party will be help on Ash Avenue from Wade Street to Calle Sosa on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 9 a.m. to Noon. Join us and you'll get to meet City departments and get connected to various resources. Participate in improving your community. What is Lift Up? Lift Up Las Cruces is a Multi-departmental effort of the City of Las Cruces to improve neighborhoods one at a time. The annual program identifies needs or concerns within a neighborhood and allows the City to focus the limited resources in one place to make a larger impact. There is a Two-Generation Approach - Combining parent and child interventions to interrupt the cycle of poverty. Click here for a map: https://5il.co/1f3u4. For More Information: Call Amber Vaughn at 575-528-3228.
Attention LCPS families: For the safety of our students and staff, several schools have gone into a shelter-in-place due to lightning in the area. Please note busses will be running late this afternoon. Students will be dismissed when it is safe. Thank you for your patience. Atención familias de LCPS: por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal, varias escuelas se han refugiado en el lugar debido a los rayos en el área. Tenga en cuenta que los autobuses funcionarán tarde esta tarde. Los estudiantes serán despedidos cuando sea seguro. Gracias por su paciencia.
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UPDATE: Power is back on at Jornada Elementary and Vista Middle School. Traffic delays are still expected.
Power outages on the northeast side of Las Cruces are causing traffic delays for LCPS busses. Jornada Elementary and Vista Middle School are also without power. Students at school are safe, and we will continue to monitor and update the situation.
Happening today: FBI, Local Law Enforcement Host ‘Safety in Our Schools: A Conversation with Parents’ — District-organized conversation addresses safety, threat aversion. As the start of a new school year gets underway, administrators at Las Cruces Public Schools, together with local and federal law enforcement, will provide an opportunity for parents to hear about current training and safety plans aimed at mitigating potential threats on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. The meeting, hosted by LCPS and the City of Las Cruces, will include information from the FBI and the Las Cruces Police Department. “Following the horrific news in Uvalde, school safety is on everyone’s mind,” said LCPS Superintendent Ralph Ramos. “This informational meeting is an opportunity for parents to hear from law enforcement and gain a better understanding of how we train and equip our schools to be as prepared as we possibly can for any potential threat.” Agents with the Albuquerque Field Office of the FBI will be opening the agenda on Wednesday, followed by remarks from Superintendent Ramos and Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez. Training officers with LCPD will walk parents through certain scenarios related to active shooter training and protocols that would be followed in the event something similar happened in Las Cruces. “We hope law enforcement never has an opportunity to put this training to use in real life,” noted Ramos. “But not being prepared is not an option. In addition to our work with law enforcement, we will continue to stress the importance of situational awareness in our schools. Our students are always reminded to report suspicious behavior to a responsible adult and do their part to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and staff.” Safety in Our Schools: A Conversation With Parents will be hosted inside the Las Cruces City Council Chambers on Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting is open to LCPS parents and members of the public as space permits. The meeting will be live-streamed at www.CLCTV.com, www.YouTube.com/clctv20, or on Comcast cable channel 20 or HD channel 928.
Become a licensed teacher through NMSU's Special Education Alternative Licensure Residency Program! Receive a $35k stipend and a co-teaching residency with a mentor teacher. Limited space available, deadline to apply is Aug. 5. Scan the QR code to apply.
Become a Licensed Teacher through NMSU’s Special Education Alternative Licensure Residency Program! The NMSU’s Special Education Residency Program follows a mini-semester, online model where candidates will complete an Alternative Licensure Graduate Certificate for Special Education in two semesters while obtaining classroom experience in partnership with a mentor teacher. Year 1: Online courses at NMSU, a $35K stipend while you’re completing the program and a co-teaching residency pairing with a Level II or Level III Special Education mentor teacher. Year 2: Guaranteed employment at a district school site with successful completion of the program and continued mentorship from the district. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 8/05/22 LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. Click here for more information and to apply: https://5il.co/1ehgt.
LAS CRUCES PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE OFFERING BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST The immunization clinic is open to the public and immunizations will be administered at no cost for children 18 years old and younger. Parents need to bring a copy of their child’s shot record, insurance card, including Medicaid to child’s appointment. Click here for more information: https://www.lcps.net/article/786093