Happy Halloween! Local Santa Fe students delighted in building Halloween candy bags to be included in this week's Communities In Schools food distribution. We are so grateful to be able to spread a bit of Halloween cheer during this unusual year when Halloween festivities will be greatly limited due to Covid19 and social distancing rules! Heartfelt thanks to the terrific kids who stepped in to help us make 221 candy bags!
Moving forward during COVID
Engaging Students from a Distance Capital High School CIS Site Coordinators, Heather Sellers, Adrian Sotelo and Sinte Torrez have been busy creating virtual interactive groups to stay in touch with students. Every day they find ways to bring interesting topics and supports to young adults at their high school. Heather has run a program for freshman girls with Girls Inc. for several years and is hosting it virtually this year. Every week the girls sign on, play interactive gam
"Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity" Robert M. Pirsig Like most kids in Santa Fe, Sasha and Jack Smucker finished last school year stuck at home taking their classes online due to Covid restrictions. The spring was pretty boring and their summer plans were cancelled. The siblings were at a loss - what would they do with their summer? Both are devoted musicians and knew they would need to continue practicing their instruments. As a family, they came up with t
Too Much Time in the Hallway
It was the middle of January, and CIS Site Coordinator, Alex Mazares, was settling in to the new semester at Nina Otero Community School. She began to notice Sophia (not her real name), a sixth grade student that was frequently seen standing on her own in the hallway. Apparently, Sophia was often asked by her teachers to step out of the classroom and into the hallway when she would lose her temper. On one such occasion, Alex brought Sophia into her office to chat and to ask h
The First Week of School - how is it going?
This week, approximately 13,000 Santa Fe public school students are logging into school from their homes and navigating classes, assignments and extracurricular programming. Read below to learn how things are going! 8th Grade El Camino Real Academy 8th Grade El Camino Real Academy Alex, CIS Site Coordinator, Nina Otero Community School (PreK - 8th grade): All week, we have been responding to families that need technical support - helping them access school portals with lo