Shiprock, New Mexico – The CCSD Board of Education voted unanimously to allow Central Consolidated School District to follow the New Mexico Public Education Department’s guideline of 50 percent In-person Hybrid Model in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. The vote, during their September 15 meeting, included that there would need to be further dialogue with the Navajo Nation, government to government, to expand education on CCSD schools on Navajo Nation. CCSD will monitor any changes on COVID-19 status and adapt as necessary to continue to ensure the safety of students and staff. CCSD schools reopened on September 14 with a virtual learning model, which will continue to be an option for parents.
The Diné Dual Language Program is enrolling now at Eva B. Stokely Elementary School. Enrollment is open to K-5th grade in-person to all students in the Shiprock CCSD Boundaries, or if you choose Virtual or Hybrid Learning Models available for all students in CCSD school boundaries!
Staff are to self-health screen for any COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming to any CCSD facilities. If there are any symptoms or concerns staff are to report them to their direct supervisor. They will not report to work until cleared by the supervisor and process outlined by these protocols.
REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING STUDENTS AT CENTRAL SCHOOLS
Central Consolidated Schools will start registering returning students on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. This year, the process will allow parents/guardians to update their student’s information in PowerSchool, a system they are already familiar with. New this time around is the Ecollect system, a Parent Portal that will allow sharing forms with parents, including registering a returning student.
CCSD communities, below you will find links to the results of the two surveys we’ve conducted recently. As we continue to reach out to more of our families in Naschitti and Newcomb, and as we prepare to send more surveys to families and staff, you should know that we are committed to releasing the information to you as soon as we are able to. Our thanks to all that participated in these surveys.
UPDATED: Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) will continue sponsoring a Grab & Go meal service from August 12 to September 30, 2020, in Kirtland Middle School, Naschitti Elementary School, Newcomb High School, Ojo Amarillo Elementary and Shiprock High School, and adding services to Judy Nelson Elementary School, Kirtland Elementary School, Nizhoni Elementary School, and Mesa Elementary School. Enjoy delicious and nutritious meals on the dates and times below!
Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) will begin the 2020-2021 School Year on Monday, September 14, 2020. The CCSD Board of Education voted in favor of changing the first day of classes during their last board retreat, which took place at the Kirtland Business Office on August 1, 2020. The change will allow CCSD to prepare buildings and offices for student re-entry and staff on a staggered schedule.
We want to provide you some updates that will hopefully answer some of your current questions and concerns. The Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent will continuously assess Governor and Navajo Nation orders. Staff will communicate any new direction ASAP.
Registration for New Students at Central Consolidated Schools is ongoing at CCSD’s Data Department in Shiprock. The process is the same for all areas: Kirtland, Naschitti, Newcomb, Ojo Amarillo, and Shiprock. Registration of new students can be completed by calling (505) 368-2463 to schedule an appointment. Beginning September 1st, appointments will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments begin at 7:45 a.m. The last appointment of the day will be at 4:30 p.m. Please, call the Data Department at (505) 368-2463 or (505) 368-4984 to make an appointment.
We are honored to announce that three recent CCSD graduates have earned the New Mexico Bilingualism-Biliteracy Seal for Spanish Language. The students are Alvaro Garcia, Neftali Camacho, and Luis Camacho, all of Kirtland Central High School.
Dear Central Consolidated Schools parents and community,
This week, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) outlined a path for how schools will reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, which limits schools to 50 percent capacity and alternates time for lessons in the classroom and lessons at home (online).
Hannah Norberto, of Shiprock High School, has just received a $5,000 scholarship from the 13 Reasons Why Scholarship Fund, for demonstrating leadership in mental health awareness and advocacy, and other areas of student wellness. Earlier this month, she was also the recipient of a renewable $2,500 scholarship from the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Great job, Hannah! See Hannah featured on Seventeen Magazine here.
The Central Consolidated School District Board of Education appointed Mr. Daniel P. Benavidez as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2020, pending contract negotiations. Mr. Benavidez’s appointment, which took place after a 4 to 1 vote during the board’s June 16 meeting, is the result of a nationwide search conducted by Prather Consulting of Albuquerque. He will succeed Amanda D. Sutherland, who was named Acting Superintendent on May 19, 2020.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 14, 2020: From our Technology and Transportation Departments – Dear community, below you’ll find information regarding seven Wi-Fi spots (outside our schools and main administration building), and thirteen places where our busses are stationed to provide Wi-Fi access. Days and times are also included.