Office of the Superintendent

    Dr. Veronica C. Garcia   Dr. Veronica Garcia
Superintendent
Santa Fe Public Schools

610 Alta Vista Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 467-2003

vcgarcia@sfps.k12.nm.us  

Remote Learning Coming to SFPS

Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia wrote a column in the Albuquerque Journal about the remote learning at Santa Fe Public Schools, which begins Monday, March 30th.

Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia

The Santa Fe Public Schools is blowing up the concept of how teachers teach and students learn.

On Monday, March 30, we will launch an ambitious remote learning initiative in response to school closures. To our families and students: Hang on to your hats! The educational journey will be bumpy. To our community: We are setting in motion unparalleled change in how we do business.

To read the rest of the article, click here.




The Superintendent's Challenge is Underway!

See the videos below, in English and Spanish, and the rules below!



SFPS Superintendent Launches “Superintendent’s Challenge” to Keep Student Minds Sharp, Will Award $25,000 in Cash, Gift Cards (1).pdf
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Distance Learning Resources for Families

Click the button below to go to the Distance Learning Resources page.

Click here to go to the Digital Learning Resources page


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Coronavirus Preparedness On March 27, Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and PED Secretary Ryan Stewart announced that New Mexico public schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. While we are not physically in school, instruction, food distribution and more are continuing. Please visit Our Coronavirus Updates Page to stay up-to-date on the latest information.

Click here to go to the Distance Learning Resources pageDistance Learning Devices/Dispositivos para aprendizaje a DistanciaFree Food Distribution for Kids/Distribucion de Alimentos Gratuitos
Wellness Resources for Parents and Guardians

Coronavirus Hotlines and Resources

The Office of the Governor and the New Mexico Public Education Department has established the below hotlines for your use related to COVID-19:


- Health-related issues COVID-19 hotline: 1-855-600-3453
- Childcare, food insecurity, supplies, loss of income:  1-833-551-0518 - CHRISTUS St. Vincent Info Page (Spanish) : Click here - Santa Fe Public Schools would like to remind students and families that free behavioral health services via video conferencing and telephone calls are available to all SFPS families through our partnership with The Sky Center. Any family seeking support is encouraged to schedule an appointment. All services are free to members of our community with a child in the household between the ages of 0-23.  If you are concerned about depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, suicidal behavior, or other behavioral health issues, please call The Sky Center at 505-473-6191. - Earth Care New Mexico - Click here to view their Mutual Aid Resources



Santa Fe Public School Coronavirus Updates

Santa Fe Public Schools is always working to provide you with the latest information and preparations. Click the button below for updated info.


Coronavirus Updates


The Office of the Governor and the New Mexico Public Education Department has established the below hotlines for your use related to COVID-19:
Health-related issues COVID-19 hotline: 1-855-600-3453
Childcare, food insecurity, supplies, loss of income:  1-833-551-0518
The Office of the Governor and the New Mexico Public Education Department has established the below hotlines for your use related to COVID-19:
Health-related issues COVID-19 hotline: 1-855-600-3453
Childcare, food insecurity, supplies, loss of income:  1-833-551-0518



A Letter From Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia

Esteemed Faculty and Staff,

The Governor of New Mexico has declared a statewide health emergency.  She has encouraged that fans and family members watch the NMAA tournament games on TV from home; the whole family should not go.  
She has also asked that individuals voluntarily choose to not attend large events.

The NMAA says it will keep the public updated on any changes to the State Basketball Tournament.  If you would like to watch the tournament from home, all contests will be streamed live via the NFHS Network (www.nfhsnetwork.com) for a subscription fee of $10.99.   You can listen to the games live, for free, via KSWV radio. Go Demons! Go Jaguars!

In a preponderance of caution, I want to reiterate that all out-of-state and country travel that is sponsored by SFPS is prohibited.  Beginning tomorrow, all field trips are cancelled until further notice.

The District leadership and I have developed a Pandemic Prevention, Preparation, Response and Recovery Procedural Manual.  Tomorrow, I will be providing all staff with more guidance.  But I assure you that the District is well prepared for other developments that may arise as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

We continue to keep a close watch on the evolving situation with regard to the coronavirus. We are following the lead of the New Mexico Department of Health and the Public Education Department; the DOH website, at https://cv.nmhealth.orgis still the best place to go for up-to-date information and medical facts about the coronavirus in our state. 

Some basic facts are worth repeating.

  •             Prevention is our best approach to coronavirus. 
  •             If you feel sick, stay home. 
  •             Continue to practice good prevention techniques: Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer.  Avoid shaking hands.  Don’t touch your face.  Cover your coughs and sneezes.

We are encouraging all Santa Fe residents to enroll in Alert Santa Fe, an emergency notification system that will allow the city to provide important information quickly, efficiently and accurately. You can find Alert Santa Fe at https://www.santafenm.gov/alertsantafe

Health care professionals and officials advise us that this is an ever-changing situation, that more changes will occur and that more measures will be needed in the days, weeks and months ahead.

We will continue to look to DOH for additional guidance, provide regular updates as we get them and announce additional measures as the situation warrants. 

Please check the DOH website for information at https://cv.nmhealth.org/

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for all you do for the students and families of the Santa Fe Public Schools.  I appreciate you so very much.  Be well.

Best regards,

Veronica C. Garcia, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Santa Fe Public Schools


  Santa Fe schools seek new approach to truancy  
   Matt Dahlseid/The New Mexican
Matt Dahlseid/The New Mexican
 
   

To curb chronic absences, Santa Fe Public Schools is working with the state Children, Youth and Families Department, law enforcement and courts to align a districtwide response to truancy.

This school year, Superintendent Veronica García created a task force of social workers, mental health professionals, police officers, judges and other community leaders involved with the truancy process.

Read the full article on the Santa Fe New Mexican here.

 


  Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia named Honorary Member of Santa Fe High School Boxing Club   
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 SFHS Boxing Club
 
  Pictured from left: Coach Roger Ferguson, Maria Rivas, Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, Delmi Mazariegos Ariana, Isaiah Sanchez  

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Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia recognizes the January Teacher and ESP of the Month

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Superintendent Dr. Veronica Garcia Speaks After Truancy Leadership Meeting




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Alexandria Sanchez painting
Superintendent Veronica C.
Garcia attended the 8th
Annual Reach for the Stars
Reception and purchased
this oil painting by one of
our SFPS student artists,
Alexandria Sanchez a
student at Santa Fe High
School.
 PED Secretary Ryan Stewart
Superintendent Dr. Veronica
C. Garcia meets with new
PED Secretary Ryan Stewart
at a Community Conversation
on Education.
Stephanie Hubley and Veronica C. Garcia

Dr. Garcia with student at table
Rally portrait 2019
Student Nutrition

Dr. Garcia on bus with student
Volunteer Appreciation
Jennifer Kennedy
Nancy Olivares









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