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As of 3:00 p.m., many campuses are sheltering in place due to lightning, including: Zia, Central, LCHS, Picacho Middle, Desert Hills, Sierra, Sunrise, Fairacres, Lynn, and Vista Middle School. Lightning is a very unpredictable event and is quite capable of striking anywhere and at any time throughout an active cell. Visitors to school campuses may be sheltered in place in a school cafeteria or gym. If you need to pick up your child while a school is sheltering in place due to weather, you may do so at your own risk. Las Cruces Public Schools assumes no responsibility for your child at that point. Please expect delays as it takes time to call each child out of class individually or in small groups. Please click the link to find the lightning safety protocols for LCPS: https://www.lcps.net/page/safety-tips. To receive important alerts and information from your schools, please download the LCPS app today! Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3z1L88X or iPhone: https://apple.co/3BYAOAh.
Lightning: The shelter in place for Camino Real Middle School has been lifted as of 3:36 p.m.
Several LCPS campuses are currently sheltering in place due to lightning, including Dona Ana Elementary, East Picacho, Picacho Middle, LCHS, Alameda, Sierra, OMHS, Central, Cesar Chavez, Mesilla, Mesilla Park, Sunrise, Sonoma, Vista Middle. We will keep you updated on how this could affect dismissal. To receive important alerts and information from your schools, please download the LCPS app today! Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3z1L88X or iPhone: https://apple.co/3BYAOAh. Please click the link to find the lightning safety protocols for LCPS: https://www.lcps.net/page/safety-tips.
Dear LCPS families, This time of year, the weather can complicate our school day without much notice. Lightning strikes are a very real threat to student safety, and our protocols can sometimes make it inconvenient for families when a school must shelter in place because of weather, especially at the end of the school day. Unfortunately, we have previously experienced a lightning strike on campus that injured a student, and we do not want that to happen again. In order to ensure the safety of all students, LCPS has adopted the following safety protocols in the event of inclement weather. The district has purchased a weather application called Weather Sentry available for download by school administrators and coaches. This is the official weather monitoring system to be used to monitor weather districtwide. If lightning is detected within a 10-mile radius, a school will activate a shelter in place. The district is currently reviewing this portion of our lightning protocol. A return to normal activity can only be made once the weather system has clearly passed from the area and no lightning strikes within 10 miles have occurred with 30 minutes. The administrator responsible for the accurate monitoring of the weather app will make the decision to seek shelter. Lightning is a very unpredictable event and is quite capable of striking anywhere and at any time throughout an active cell. Failure to follow these protocols could result in catastrophic consequences. Visitors to school campuses may be sheltered in place in a school cafeteria or gym. If you need to pick up your child while a school is sheltering in place due to weather, you may do so at your own risk. Las Cruces Public Schools assumes no responsibility for your child at that point. Please expect delays as it takes time to call each child out of class individually or in small groups. Please click the link to find the lightning safety protocols for LCPS: https://www.lcps.net/page/safety-tips
Lightning: The shelter-in-place at Camino Real has been lifted. Thank you!
Several LCPS campuses are currently sheltering in place due to lightning, including Mayfield, Zia, East Picacho, Picacho Middle, MacArthur, Monte Vista, LCHS, Mesa Middle, Booker T. Washington, Fairacres, Alameda, Camino, Sierra, OMHS, MVLA, Hillrise, Central, Vista, University Hills, Cesar Chavez, Columbia, Mesilla, Mesilla Park, Sunrise, Sonoma, Vista, Loma Heights, Zia Highland. We will keep you updated on how this could affect dismissal.
The Dona Ana Council of Lions Clubs & Essilor Vision Foundation Presents: Changing Life Through Lenses — FREE GLASSES DAY. The event will be held on August 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lions Club Community Center, 1501 N Solano Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001. The event is free and will be for single vision lenses or lined bifocals only. You must have a current copy of the glasses prescription (no expired prescription will be accepted). No progressive or transition lenses are available. For more information, please call 575-525 5631.
Attention LCPS families: For the safety of our students and staff, several schools (Las Cruces High, Organ Mountain, Camino, Centennial, Sierra) have gone into a shelter-in-place due to lightning in the area. Please note busses will be running late this afternoon. Students will be dismissed when it is safe. Thank you for your patience. Atención familias de LCPS: por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal, varias escuelas (Las Cruces High, Organ Mountain, Camino, Centennial, Sierra) se han refugiado en el lugar debido a los rayos en el área. Tenga en cuenta que los autobuses funcionarán tarde esta tarde. Los estudiantes serán despedidos cuando sea seguro. Gracias por su paciencia.
Attention LCPS families: For the safety of our students and staff, several schools have gone into a shelter-in-place due to lightning in the area. Please note busses will be running late this afternoon. Students will be dismissed when it is safe. Thank you for your patience. Atención familias de LCPS: por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal, varias escuelas se han refugiado en el lugar debido a los rayos en el área. Tenga en cuenta que los autobuses funcionarán tarde esta tarde. Los estudiantes serán despedidos cuando sea seguro. Gracias por su paciencia.
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Happening today: FBI, Local Law Enforcement Host ‘Safety in Our Schools: A Conversation with Parents’ — District-organized conversation addresses safety, threat aversion. As the start of a new school year gets underway, administrators at Las Cruces Public Schools, together with local and federal law enforcement, will provide an opportunity for parents to hear about current training and safety plans aimed at mitigating potential threats on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. The meeting, hosted by LCPS and the City of Las Cruces, will include information from the FBI and the Las Cruces Police Department. “Following the horrific news in Uvalde, school safety is on everyone’s mind,” said LCPS Superintendent Ralph Ramos. “This informational meeting is an opportunity for parents to hear from law enforcement and gain a better understanding of how we train and equip our schools to be as prepared as we possibly can for any potential threat.” Agents with the Albuquerque Field Office of the FBI will be opening the agenda on Wednesday, followed by remarks from Superintendent Ramos and Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez. Training officers with LCPD will walk parents through certain scenarios related to active shooter training and protocols that would be followed in the event something similar happened in Las Cruces. “We hope law enforcement never has an opportunity to put this training to use in real life,” noted Ramos. “But not being prepared is not an option. In addition to our work with law enforcement, we will continue to stress the importance of situational awareness in our schools. Our students are always reminded to report suspicious behavior to a responsible adult and do their part to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and staff.” Safety in Our Schools: A Conversation With Parents will be hosted inside the Las Cruces City Council Chambers on Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting is open to LCPS parents and members of the public as space permits. The meeting will be live-streamed at www.CLCTV.com, www.YouTube.com/clctv20, or on Comcast cable channel 20 or HD channel 928.
Camino Real Middle School Open House - Thursday, July 28 - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Meet the teachers, Tour the campus, and buy CRMS Swag!
LAS CRUCES PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE OFFERING BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS JULY 1ST THROUGH AUGUST 31ST The immunization clinic is open to the public and immunizations will be administered at no cost for children 18 years old and younger. Parents need to bring a copy of their child’s shot record, insurance card, including Medicaid to child’s appointment. Click here for more information: https://www.lcps.net/article/786093
6th Graders - we will see you on Wednesday! 7th and 8th Graders - You don't start in person school until Thursday. Check your Canvas.
LCPS organizará una feria de trabajo para conserjes, servicios de nutrición y asistentes educativos de 8:30 a. m. a 2:30 p. m. el viernes 22 de julio de 2022 en el Complejo de Operaciones de LCPS ubicado en 505 S. Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Tarifa inicial por hora: $15.00.*El pago se basa en la educación y la experiencia. Si conoce a alguien interesado en unirse al equipo de LCPS, anímelo a presentar su solicitud.
LCPS will be hosting a job fair for custodians, nutrition services, and educational assistants from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the LCPS Operations Complex located at 505 S. Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Starting hourly rate: $15.00.*Pay is based on education and experience. If you know anyone interested in joining the LCPS team, please encourage them to apply.
6th Graders - Busses will run as normal on Wednesday. Remember, Wednesday is only for 6th graders. We will see 7th and 8th graders back in person on Thursday!
Attached you will find information on the upcoming Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Class. The program provides high school juniors the unique opportunity to network with community leaders and other high school students. Each month participants will attend a full day workshop focused on improving communication skills and developing leadership traits. This experience will be unforgettable! Those interested in participating must complete the application process. In the attached packet you will find more detail on the program, the schedule of monthly workshops and the student application. The application submission deadline is August 12, 2022. Should you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact Brigitte Zigelhofer, Community Outreach Liaison for LCPS at 575.527.6014 or email@example.com. Click the link to download application: https://5il.co/1ea84 Adjunto encontrará información sobre la próxima Clase de liderazgo junior de la Cámara de Comercio de Las Cruces. El programa brinda a los estudiantes de preparatoria la oportunidad única de formar conexiones con líderes comunitarios y otros estudiantes de preparatoria. Cada mes, los participantes asistirán a un taller de día completo enfocado en mejorar las habilidades de comunicación y desarrollar los rasgos de liderazgo. ¡Esta experiencia será inolvidable! Los interesados en participar deben completar el proceso de solicitud. En el paquete adjunto, encontrará más detalles sobre el programa, el horario de los talleres mensuales y la solicitud para los estudiantes. La fecha límite para entregar la solicitud es el 12 de agosto de 2022. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este programa, favor de comunicarse con Brigitte Zigelhofer, persona de enlace para el apoyo comunitario en LCPS, al 575.527.6014 o firstname.lastname@example.org. Haga clic en el enlace para descargar la aplicación: https://5il.co/1ea84
Join FYI Plus for the 6th Annual Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, July 16th! They will be at DACC East Mesa Campus from 9:00am-12:00pm. Remember, students must be K-12 and present!