LAPS Supt. Jennifer Guy Welcomes Students And Families Back To 2023-2024 School Year

Los Alamos Public Schools

Welcome back to the 2023-24 school year! I hope you and your family had a wonderful summer. I am excited to have your children back in our classrooms and am looking forward to a positive, productive school year. At LAPS, we are committed to ensuring that 100% of the students in our district are successful in three key areas: Academic Success, Social Emotional Well-Being, and Civic Responsibility.

This year, our focus will be on providing consistent, rigorous instruction that builds strong foundations for learning, develops critical thinking skills, promotes collaboration among the students, and fosters engagement. We strongly believe that education is not just about acquiring knowledge, but also about nurturing creativity, creating safe learning environments, and honoring diversity so that our students are able to become caring adults with clear pathways to success and the ability to follow their passions and thrive.

Some exciting projects happening around the district include construction at Piñon and Chamisa. We are looking forward to using the construction at these schools as great learning opportunities for students. Work is happening at Sullivan Field to complete required safety upgrades by replacing the turf, repairing the track, and installing a new scoreboard. The previous turf was installed in 2011 and no longer meets basic safety standards. We are also making critical plumbing repairs at the high school so you will see activity near Griffith Gym. Barranca Mesa crews continue to work to complete the next phase of the playground installation. We are grateful for the support of the community and the state to complete these important projects to ensure our students have a safe, healthy learning environment. Your child’s safety, well-being, and education are our top priorities.

Throughout the year, we will keep you informed about important dates, upcoming events, and any changes or updates through newsletters, emails, and the Los Alamos Public Schools website. You will receive regular communication from your children’s teachers and school principals. We also encourage you to frequently check in with your children and talk with them about their experiences at school. Your support and partnership play a crucial role in your children’s academic success. We greatly appreciate and value your involvement.Once again, welcome back to school! We are thrilled to have your children as part of the Los Alamos Public Schools.

Wishing you a fantastic school year ahead!