November 24 , 2020 Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Belen Consolidated Schools has confirmed a student at La Merced Elementary in Belen, NM has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been on campus within the last 10 days and there was no close contact exposure. All the appropriate steps as per NMPED guidance has been completed. If you feel you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 1-855-600-3453. If you have any concerns, please call the district at (505) 966-1271. For more information, please visit the following link https://www.beleneagles.org/o/lme/browse/179424
Good Afternoon La Merced Families! As you may already know, starting Monday, November 30th, the school board voted that ALL students will be participating in Remote learning. This means we will no longer be offering the hybrid learning model to any student until further notice. It is important to us that we make this transition as smoothly as possible for our students. Because of the class sizes for our remote teacher, some students will be reassigned to another teacher within the grade level. We are in the process of reorganizing our class rosters and your student’s teacher will be in contact with you. We will also be sending out a schedule that each grade level will be following as we move forward with remote learning. Also, we are out of devices and are currently waiting for our next order to arrive for those of you who have let us know you still need a device. Unfortunately, these devices are on back order and are taking a lot longer to come in. We will be contacting you when they arrive. If you need internet services, the district has sent out a survey for you to respond to. It is important that you complete that survey, so the district knows what your needs are. I am including the link to this survey for those of you who have not completed it yet. The link to the survey can also be found at beleneagles.org. As we move forward, please make sure your student is logging into their Schoology account for further information from their teacher. During the remote learning, students will be expected to participate in “live lessons” as attendance will be taken based on participation and work completion. Thank you for your patience as we get all of this figured out. Sincerely, Mrs. Montoya https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tpWbNBVyTk2gQASUxmP7NNaU9P-gu5RFp7zv0GjqZeRUREdNV0xHUEVUSlBKSTdKSzBRQjFFWEJFSS4u
November 12, 2020 Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Belen Consolidated Schools has confirmed a student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student attends La Merced Elementary School, which is located in Belen, NM. The areas were cleaned several times. Individuals that were in close contact have been placed in quarantine. All the appropriate steps as per NMPED guidance has been completed. If you feel you have any symptoms of COIVD-19, please contact the Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 1-855-600-3453. If you have any concerns, please call the district at (505) 966-1271.
November 9 , 2020 Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Belen Consolidated Schools has confirmed an employee at La Merced Elementary School in Belen that has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been on campus within the last 10 days and there was no close contact exposure. All the appropriate steps as per NMPED guidance has been completed. If you feel you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 1-855-600-3453. If you have any concerns, please call the district at (505) 966-1271.
Hello La Merced Families, This year our Book Fair will be completely virtual. What does that mean? That means you can still purchase books for your students and help raise money for La Merced's Library in comfort and safety of your home. Please click on the following links to explore our virtual book fair. Deadline to order books is November 22nd. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lamercedelementaryschool1 https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/360fair.html
La Merced Families: Here is a link to a letter from our music teacher Ms. Messer explaining work expectations for both hybrid and remote students. Click on the link below to and then “view” to read her message. Thank you! https://www.beleneagles.org/o/lme/browse/175105
Belen Consolidated Schools will be closed October 27th, 2020 due to inclement weather.
Good Morning La Merced Families! Just a reminder that there is NO school on Monday, October 12th for Fall Break! This is for ALL students, both remote and Hybrid. Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Our very own Gil Sanchez Elementary School has received one of the most distinguished honors a school can attain. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 11:00 am., Gil Sanchez Elementary School was officially announced as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School. It is amazing to see that Gil Sanchez will be nationally recognized for all their efforts and success. Congratulations to Principal Carla Martinez, staff, students, families, and all those who have contributed to the success of this school. If you would like to view announcement, you can do so from the link provided: https://youtu.be/oTdbOuSIh9o
La Merced Families: Just a reminder......In order to stay current with PED's and BCS's safety guidelines we are setting a deadline of this Friday, September 11th (tomorrow) to make any changes to your child's learning model (Hybrid vs. Remote). This deadline will allow us to fully comply with the guidance set forth by the state. We know it is a difficult time and the safety of our children is number one on our list of importance. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
La Merced Parent and Student Manuel: Please click on the link to learn about the procedures that have been put in place to ensure the safety of all stakeholders. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/903578/La_Merced_Elementary_Parent-Student_Manual_2020-2021.pdf
La Merced Families: In order to stay current with PED's and BCS's safety guidelines we are setting a deadline of Friday, September 11th to make any changes to your child's learning model (Hybrid vs. Remote). This deadline will allow us to fully comply with the guidance set forth by the state. We know it is a difficult time and the safety of our children is number one on our list of importance. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Attention Hybrid Families: Please complete this form in order to receive meals on the days your son/daughter is not a La Merced. This is for the 3-day meals to be given at the end of Tuesdays and Fridays. This is from Student Nutrition. If you have any questions please call Student Nutrition Services at (505)966-1716. Thank you! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tpWbNBVyTk2gQASUxmP7NMwXIJxx5NhBjrjQMdCnYXdUNVRTMVdMS0lLN1dBVzZHNlcwSlpaRjBQUC4u
Attention La Merced Remote Learners: This is the official remote learner's registration forms for 5 meal Wednesdays. Please complete the form below to register for meal pick-up. If you have any questions, please contact Student Nutrition at (505)966-1716. Thank you! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tpWbNBVyTk2gQASUxmP7NMwXIJxx5NhBjrjQMdCnYXdUMjEyUkpNNDFNTlVYWkczUzFJNUE3SUJIVy4u
Schoology "How to" video! Click on the link below to learn how to log your student into Schoology! https://www.loom.com/share/3873f77ae84b4cfdb907ef6802899d79
Greetings La Merced Parents, For parents who are in need on the internet. Internet Essentials ( a product of Xfinity) is an excellent solution for many people. If you click the link below, then click the link title LOW-COST INTERNET APPLICATION, it will take you to the easy and quick application. Simply put in your address, if your address is serviceable it will take you to a few questions. One of those questions is, " Does your child receive the free lunch program?" (NOTE: All BCS kids do). Answer yes, and you will be qualified for 3 months of Free internet and then just $10.00 a month after that! https://www.beleneagles.org/o/bcs/page/remote-learning-resources--15
Please view the parent video that we have created for parents to help their children log in to our online learning system. https://www.loom.com/share/3873f77ae84b4cfdb907ef6802899d79
Hola del Departamento de Transporte de Belen Consolidated Schools. La matrícula del autobús escolar ahora está en línea. Los registros de autobuses se publican en nuestra página web en www.beleneagles.org. Desde nuestra página de inicio, seleccione el menú y, en la lista desplegable, seleccione Información de transporte. Los pasajeros se publican en inglés y español. Descargue, complete y devuelva a email@example.com o envíe un fax al: 505 / 966-1185. Los estudiantes deben estar registrados antes de la recogida. ¡Gracias!
Hello from the Belen Consolidated Schools Transportation Department. School Bus Ridership registration is now online. Bus registrations are posted on our webpage at www.beleneagles.org. From our home page select menu and from the dropdown list select Transportation Information. The Ridership Forms are posted in English and Spanish. Download, complete and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: 505/966-1185. Students must be registered prior to pick up. Thank you!
As we prepare for the upcoming school year there are many uncertainties. Belen Consolidated Schools is working on preparing for students to re-enter school in the fall. The Public Education Department is working with a task force to provide guidance. The link to access the 2020-2021 Student Calendar that was approved by the School Board is: https://go.aws/37m3V2p. We are anticipating that we will start school as scheduled on August 18th. We are hopeful that it will be in-person with all our students but are preparing for variations that may need to take place do to COVID-19 CDC guidelines. We recognize that students are our foundation and will make decisions that positively impact their learning and well-being.
Belen Middle School Registration Form can be found in the "Documents" section of the La Merced Website: Please return the completed form to BMS between 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday-Thursday. Thank you!
Here is the link to "Have Fun Teaching" Resources: https://www.havefunteaching.com/resources/relief-packs/?fbclid=IwAR3lLXcRY1-ec-DWWF4nFvROPfiakHXkOGPd-xi-t22cCOTkaq4yCovPzYE
Have your student bring in a photo of any family member who has served in the Armed Forces or is currently serving for our Veterans Wall!!! You can bring in a photo of any size. Photos will be displayed throughout November and December!! Students can submit their photos to Ms. Reagina in the front office!
Make sure your student wears RED, WHITE, and BLUE tomorrow as we show our support for our Veteran's!
The La Merced Annual Hayride is tomorrow. Please make sure your student has turned in their permission slip. Students will not be allowed to participate on the Hayride if they have not turned in their permission form. The Hayride is for La Merced staff and students only.
Tomorrow is "Scare Away Drugs Day!" Students are allowed to wear costumes, please adhere to dress code.