LAPS: Frequently Asked Questions And Information On Masks And Shields For Parents And Families

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Los Alamos Public Schools

Dear Parents and Families,

Good morning and thank you for working with us to determine safe ways to support teaching and learning in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  We have collected all of your questions, prepared answers and organized the information into categories.

Click here to see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Additional questions can be sent to:

This FAQ provides guidance and information about questions from parents, staff, and students. The document will be regularly updated as we learn new information.

Some of the questions have been about masks.

Question:  “Will the kids be required to wear a mask or face shield all the time while in the classroom?

Answer: Yes, at this time the New Mexico Public Education Department and Department of Health are requiring masks or face shields for all students and staff except while eating, drinking or exercising.

Here is how the FAQ is organized.

Section Title

  1. PED Reentry Plan Summary

  2. Resources

  3. Student Health and Considerations

  4. Staff Health and Considerations

  5. Student and Staff Well-Being

  6. Student Academic Testing/Assessment

  7. Student Considerations

  8. Specials, Electives, Recess and Lunch

  9. Hybrid and Full Online Models of Instruction

  10. Transportation Hybrid Model of Instruction

  11. Questions from PED Guidelines

  12. Safe Start Task Force

Thanks in advance for your patience as we figure this out together.  We sincerely care about the well-being of students, staff, parents and the whole community. Let’s stay safe!