LAPS Welcomes Students Back To School

Pinon Elementary School Principal Ivanna Austell and the Pinon Panther were on hand Wednesday morning to welcome children back to school and remind them to be kind and learn. Photo Courtesy LAPS

T-shirts worn by students capture their back-to-school mood Wednesday. Also the shirt worn by a staff member in the background says. ‘Welcome back. I’m glad you’re here!’ Photo Courtesy LAPS

LAPS students and their teacher participate in an ice-breaking activity during their first day back at school Wednesday. Photo Courtesy LAPS


More than 3700 students enrolled in Los Alamos Public  Schools headed back to class today for the 2023-2024  school year.

“It was great to see students back at school today, ”  said Supt. Jennifer Guy. “There was a lot of  energy and enthusiasm. It is going to be a positive  productive year.” 

Students were greeted by staff at all school sites. This was the launch of a new lunch program that provides free breakfast and lunch for all students. School sites are working on establishing best practices for distribution and ask that students and families have a little patience and understanding during this transition.

Thursday will be a regular day for all elementary,  middle and high school students. Middle and high  school will follow the A day schedule.