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Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
Albuquerque Public Schools – like so many school districts across the nation – are receiving numerous reports of threats to school safety, mostly through social media. This is not surprising following the recent mass school shooting in Florida. We understand that tensions are running high, and we are doing all we can to alleviate fears and concerns.
 
We appreciate those who come forward to make us aware of threats to school safety, and we want to reassure you that we take every one of those threats seriously. School officials are working closely with the APS Police Department as well as local, state and federal law enforcement to assure that our campuses are safe for all.
 
With that said, we will not be discussing threats that are quickly determined to be false. If you don’t hear from us, assume that it is safe to go to school as usual. 

Rest assured, if there is cause for concern we will notify students, staff and families as well as the media as soon as we are able. 
 
Parents, we also ask that you talk to your children about the seriousness of making false threats which can result in suspension and/or expulsion for students and possible criminal charges.
 
We are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for all. Thank you for your continued support and diligence.
 

 

Sincerely, 


Modesta Y. Hernandez
School Principal
John Adams Middle School

 

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 2/21/18




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Dado el horrible tiroteo que sucedió en una escuela de la Florida, hemos recibido numerosas llamadas y correos electrónicos de parte de preocupados padres de familia y tutores legales que desean saber qué medidas toman las Escuelas Públicas de Albuquerque para mantener seguros a sus estudiantes y a su personal docente.  

 

Como declaró la superintendente Reedy en un mensaje publicado en APS.edu, en las redes sociales y compartido con los empleados, le hemos pedido a todas nuestras escuelas que revisen sus planes locales de seguridad, lo cual incluye instrucciones detalladas para una serie de posibles situaciones de emergencia, incluyendo la presencia de un disparador activo en el plantel. 

 

A continuación, vea la información que podemos compartir acerca de cómo abordamos la seguridad escolar: 

  • Nuestros planes de seguridad escolar incluyen instrucciones específicas para cada sitio y escuela, relevantes para cada escuela individual, y según el diseño y plano del edificio. 

  • Exigimos que las escuelas, durante el año escolar, practiquen simulacros de cerrar la escuela durante las horas de clase por razones de seguridad, de refugio interno y de evacuaciones, según los planes específicos de cada sitio/escuela. 

  • Durante todos los simulacros de emergencia, les recordamos a nuestros estudiantes y al personal docente que respondan y sigan las instrucciones de todo personal de seguridad pública de primera respuesta. 

  • Afortunadamente para APS, tenemos nuestro propio Departamento de Policía, el cual colabora estrechamente con el Departamento de Policía de Albuquerque y con la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Bernalillo. Tenemos oficiales de policía y de seguridad asignados a muchas de nuestras escuelas, y contamos con oficiales de campo que responden a incidentes de todas las demás escuelas.  

  • Siempre que un estudiante o un miembro del personal docente ve a una persona sospechosa en la escuela o se encuentra con una persona que está causando problemas, se le pide que se comunique con un oficial de policía o de seguridad o de la administración. 

  • Se les pide a todas las personas que visitan nuestras escuelas, que se registren en la oficina y que porten un gafete de visitante mientras se encuentren en la escuela. 

  • Tenemos cámaras de seguridad en todas nuestras escuelas. 

  • Tomamos en serio todas las amenazas o rumores de amenazas a los estudiantes, al personal docente o a una escuela. Llevamos a cabo investigaciones inmediatas y tomamos las medidas disciplinarias necesarias. 

  • Alentamos que toda persona que sepa de una posible amenaza en una escuela se comunique con la administración de la escuela o con la policía. Se puede comunicar con el Departamento de Policía de APS al llamar al 505-243-7712. 

  • No divulgamos acciones disciplinarias individuales ya que la ley nos exige proteger la privacidad de todos los estudiantes, incluyendo la de los que hayan podido haber hecho una amenaza. Sin embargo, podemos declarar que los estudiantes que hacen amenazas enfrentan acciones disciplinarias que pueden incluir la suspensión y/o la expulsión. 

Todos tenemos un papel que desempeñar en garantizar que nuestras escuelas continúen siendo un lugar seguro para el aprendizaje, y nos incumbe a todos a estar atentos y apoyarnos mutuamente. Recuerde, si ve o escucha algo, diga algo. Puede comunicarse con la Policía Escolar de APS al 505-243-7712. 

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 2/19/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

In light of the horrific school shooting in Florida, we have received numerous calls and emails from concerned parents and guardians wanting to know what measures Albuquerque Public Schools takes to keep its students and staff safe.

 

As Superintendent Reedy stated in a message posted to APS.edu and social media sites and shared with employees, we have asked all of our schools to review their site safety plans which include detailed instructions for a host of possible emergency situations including an active shooter on campus.

 

Here is some information we can share about how we address school safety:

 

  • Our school safety plans include site and school-specific instructions relevant to each individual school, depending on the design and layout of the building.
  • We require schools to practice lockdown, shelter-in-place and evacuation drills according to these site-specific plans during the school year.
  • In all emergency scenarios, we remind our students and staff to be responsive and follow the directions of all public safety responders.
  • Fortunately for APS, we have our own Police Department that works closely with the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. We have police and security officers assigned to many of our schools, and we have field officers who respond to incidences at all others.
  • Any time a student or staff member sees a suspicious person on campus or encounters a person who is being disruptive, they are asked to contact a police or safety officer or administrator.
  • Visitors to our schools are expected to check in at the front office and wear a visitor’s badge while on campus.
  • We have security cameras in all of our schools.
  • We take seriously every threat or rumor of a threat to students, staff or school. We conduct immediate investigations and take necessary disciplinary action.
  • Anyone who hears of a possible threat to a school is encouraged to contact a school administrator or police. The APS Police Department can be reached at 505-243-7712.
  • We do not discuss disciplinary actions because we are required by law to protect the privacy of all students, including students who may have made threats. However, we can say that students who make threats face disciplinary action that could include suspension and/or expulsion.

 

We all have a role to play in ensuring our schools continue to be a safe place for learning, and it is incumbent on all of us to be vigilant and supportive of one another. Remember, if you see or hear something, say something. You can contact APS School Police at 505-243-7712.

 

 

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 2/19/18




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Congratulations to Asia Gutierrez 7th Grader. Her artwork made the "A year of Artwork 2018 Calendar", check at her piece in the month of February. 

 

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 2/15/18




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What is Duty to Tell? This means that anyone who suspects that a child is being abused or neglected must report this. We are a "mandatory state", what does this mean? It means that anyone who is aware or suspects a child is being hurt in any way must legally report it. 

 

841-6100 (#SAFE)

 

If you need assistance - please see your Counselor or our Social Worker. 

 

 

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 2/15/18




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6th and 7th graders - Course cards for next year were completed in your LA class. Have you parent sign and return to your LA teacher by February 16th.

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 2/15/18




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Basketball tryouts are on January 8th, after school hours and January 9th. 

 

You must have a physical. 

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 12/13/17




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Panthers, We have four teachers who have perfect attendance for the 1st semester. 

 

Mr. Pai, Ms. Ibarra, Mr. Martinez, Mr. Vicuna. Congrats to these teachers for their perfect attendance!

 

Please stop by Ms. Schaubs's office for your prize!

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 12/13/17




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Starting in January all students are not allowed to attend home basketballs games without a parent. 

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Posted by: Miguel Bautista
Published: 12/7/17