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May 2020

Congratulations, GRADUATES!

Congratulations, GRADUATES!


You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way! ~Dr. Seuss

Congratulations,
GRADUATES!

2020 NMSBVI EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

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Superintendents Letter to Families


May 20, 2020

Dear NMSBVI Students and Families,

I am hoping that you are all safe and healthy. As we come to the close of this extraordinary school year, I wanted to thank you for adapting to the new way of learning and to congratulate you on a job well done during the 2019-2020 school year! NMSBVI misses seeing you in person and we look forward to next year, hoping we can be together.

I know that as summer approaches, there is concern about next year. At this time, the goal of the state of New Mexico is to allow staff and students to safely re-enter schools at the start of the next school year and to plan for a quick and safe response to any resurgence of COVID19. That being said, NMSBVI has been planning for re-opening by creating a variety of plans so that we are prepared. We have been in close contact with New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Governor’s Office, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), Higher Education (HED) and the Special Education Division of NMPED. We will follow all of their guidelines in order to ensure a safe, healthy education for our students and staff. Because we have two separate campuses in two different communities AND we serve students from around the state, the plan for each school and each student will be driven by the health of the surrounding community(ies).

For our youngest students and families, our Birth to 3 Department continues with distance learning through telehealth models and will continue with this model through the summer at this time. After the summer, telehealth will continue to be an option for our young students. We will determine phase-in scenarios for face to face services similar to the ones mentioned below, but in keeping with recommendations from the NMDOH and the Family Infant Toddler Coordinator.

We have created the attached plans for the following scenarios: (These scenarios may change)
• Continuous Learning from Home (School Buildings Closed)
• Partial Building Opening with Full Precautions (to exclude those in High Risk categories or in High Risk areas of the state)
• Full Building opening with Full Precautions
• Full Building Opening with Standard Precautions

Please know that NMSBVI may need to move among the different scenarios during the next school year, so we are making plans to make those moves as easy as possible. Above all, we will be led by our mission statement:

NMSBVI, an innovative leader and unifying entity in the field of educating students birth-high school who are blind or visually impaired, will identify and ensure quality education through collaborative relationships with students, families, and local/ state/national partners to provide outstanding advocacy, training, resources, and support services, thus ensuring that all students who are blind or visually impaired will become independent, productive members of their communities.

NMSBVI also has a comprehensive plan and decision tree that will guide us in the event of a COVID19 positive case in any of our programs. We have updated our cleaning and sanitizing protocols as recommended. These will be available on our website.

Please take time to enjoy your summer with your families (and hopefully friends). Please stay vigilant in this fight against COVID19. The more we do now, the better our future will be!

Yours truly,

Patricia Beecher, Superintendent

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Superintendents Letter to Families (Spanish)


20 de Mayo de 2020

Estimados estudiantes y familias de NMSBVI,

Espero que todos ustedes estén a salvo y saludables. A medida que llegamos al final de este año escolar extraordinario, ¡quería agradecerles por adaptarse a la nueva forma de aprender y felicitarlos por un trabajo bien hecho durante el año escolar 2019-2020! NMSBVI los extraña verlos en persona y esperamos con ansias el próximo año, esperando poder estar juntos.

Sé que a medida que se acerca el verano, hay preocupación sobre el próximo año. En este momento, el objetivo del estado de Nuevo México es permitir que el personal y los estudiantes vuelvan a ingresar a las escuelas de manera segura al comienzo del próximo año escolar y planificar una respuesta rápida y segura a cualquier resurgimiento de COVID19. Dicho esto, NMSBVI ha estado planeando la reapertura mediante la creación de una variedad de planes para que estemos preparados. Hemos estado en contacto cercano con el Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México (NMDOH), el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), la Oficina del Gobernador, el Departamento de Educación Pública de Nuevo México (NMPED), Educación Superior (HED) y la División de Educación Especial de NMPED. Seguiremos todas sus pautas para garantizar una educación segura y saludable para nuestros estudiantes y personal. Debido a que tenemos dos campus separados en dos comunidades diferentes Y servimos a estudiantes de todo el estado, el plan para cada escuela y cada estudiante será impulsado por la salud de la (s) comunidad (es) circundante (es).

Para nuestros estudiantes y familias más jóvenes, nuestro Departamento de Nacimiento a 3 años continúa con el aprendizaje a distancia a través de modelos de telesalud y continuará con este modelo durante el verano en este momento. Después del verano, la telesalud continuará siendo una opción para nuestros jóvenes estudiantes. Determinaremos los escenarios de introducción gradual para los servicios cara a cara similares a los mencionados a continuación, pero de acuerdo con las recomendaciones del NMDOH y el Coordinador familiar de bebés y niños pequeños.

Hemos creado los planes adjuntos para los siguientes escenarios: (Estos escenarios estarían sujetos a cambios)
• Aprendizaje continuo desde el hogar al estar nuestros (Edificios Escolares Cerrados)
• Apertura parcial del edificio con precauciones completas (para excluir a aquellos en categorías de alto riesgo o en áreas de alto riesgo del estado)
• Apertura total del edificio con precauciones completas
• Apertura total del edificio con precauciones estándar

Por favor tenga en cuenta que NMSBVI puede ser que necesite moverse entre los diferentes escenarios durante el próximo año escolar, por lo que estamos haciendo planes para hacer esos movimientos lo más fácil posible. Sobre todo, seremos guiados por nuestra declaración de misión:

NMSBVI, un líder innovador y una entidad unificadora en el campo de la educación de estudiantes no videntes o con impedimentos visuales, intensificara y garantizará una educación de calidad a través de relaciones de colaboración con estudiantes, familias y socios locales / estatales / nacionales para proporcionar un trabajo excepcional , capacitación, recursos y servicios de apoyo, asegurando así que todos los estudiantes no videntes o con discapacidad visual se conviertan en miembros independientes y productivos de sus comunidades.

NMSBVI también tiene un plan integral y un árbol de decisiones que nos guiarán en caso de un caso positivo de COVID19 en cualquiera de nuestros programas. Hemos actualizado nuestros protocolos de limpieza y desinfección según lo recomendado. Estos estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Tómense el tiempo para disfrutar su verano con sus familias (y tal vez con amigos). Por favor, mantenganse alerta en esta lucha contra COVID19. ¡Cuanto más hagamos ahora, mejor será nuestro futuro!

Atentamente,

Patricia Beecher Superintendente

MS Word Version Letter to Families (Spanish)

PDF Version Letter to Families (Spanish)


Parents and Students

To All of Our Parents and Students,


A big Thank You to all of Parents and Students

Stay Home. Stay Safe.
We're all in this together.

MS Word Version Thank you letter to the Students and Parent


April 2020

Thank you, NMSBVI staff!


"We can do no great things... only Small Things with Great Love." ~Mother Theresa

Thank you,
NMSBVI staff!

Your tireless work behind-the-scenes makes such a big difference for students all around the state!

Stay Home. Stay Safe.
We're all in this together.

MS Word Version Thnak you letter to the Staff of NMSBVI


March 2020 Events

Corona Virus Update

Letter of the Superintendent

Dear NMSBVI Families and Staff,

I hope that you are all staying healthy. As you may have already heard, the State Public Education Department made the decision to close schools through the end of the school year. While this is a very difficult decision, we understand the need to keep our students, families and staff safe. I want to let you know that while students will not be able to physically attend school, we will continue to educate our students. We have been working on a Continuous Education Model for each of our students. Educational teams are working on collaborative ways in which to provide educational services for each and every student. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you regarding the plan for your child and we look forward to partnering with you during this time. The schools throughout the state are working together to share resources and create programming. The Department of Education and Higher Education are posting resources for teachers, students and families so that we can continue to provide educational services to our students. Our staff is so creative, innovative and passionate that I know we can rise to this challenge. We have already laid the groundwork for this successful transition. Please know that we are all in this together. We will roll out this distance education program starting the week of April 6. Please check our website for more information. Thank you so much and stay safe and healthy!

Patricia Beecher,
Superintendent

Governor: K-12 school closings must continue to prevent potential spread of COVID-19

Letter of the Superintendent (En Espanol)

Things Families Can do to Prevent the Spread of COVID19 (Coronavirus):

• Teach and remind your children about these healthy habits:
  1. Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water often, especially after using the restroom and before meals.
  2. Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of the arm (not hands)
  3. Use tissues and throw them in the garbage, then wash hands again.
  4. Do not share drinking glasses or eating utensils with your child and do not let them share with others.
  5. Clean and disinfect doorknobs, tables, counters, phones and all other regularly used surfaces and items in your house.

• Get a flu shot if recommended by your doctor and if your child’s doctor recommends one, get one for your child, too.
• Try to avoid activities and events with large numbers of people.
• “Social distancing” is a term that is being used lately. This means that it is recommended that people don’t shake hands or hug and stay 6 feet apart from one another.

COVID19 Symptoms:

• If you or your child have a fever, cough and shortness of breath, call you doctor and stay home from work or school. If you test positive for COVID19, please call the Department of Health hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CDC "About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"

Please know that there is a strong recommendation from the state to stop traveling outside of New Mexico. If you do choose to travel outside of the state, please know that you and/or your child may be required to stay home for 14 days upon your return to New Mexico.

For more information:
Letter of the Superintendent
Letter of the Superintendent (Spanish)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance
Updated: Governor, Department of Health announce first positive COVID-19 cases in New Mexico
New Mexico announces fifth presumptive positive COVID-19 case

NMSBVI is receiving regular updates from the NMDOH and the CDC regarding this virus and we will take all recommended steps. More information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the CDC website: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf as well as at New Mexico Department of Health Website


Corona Virus Information

Letter of the Superintendent

Dear NMSBVI Families and Staff, NMSBVI is aware of the current issues around COVID-19 (coronavirus). Here at NMSBVI, we take our students' health very seriously. It important to note that there are no known cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico. However, NMSBVI is in contact with the NM Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding this virus. One of the tricky things about this virus is that individuals carrying this virus can have symptoms that vary- anywhere from mild cold-like symptoms to more serious symptoms. The purpose of this letter is to let you know the steps that NMSBVI is taking in order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Right now, the recommendations regarding this virus include many of the same precautions recommended for preventing the spread of the influenza (flu) virus.

Keeping Current:
NMSBVI is receiving regular updates from the NMDOH and the CDC regarding this virus and we will take all recommended steps. More information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the CDC website: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf as well as at New Mexico Department of Health Website

For more information:
Letter of the Superintendent
Letter of the Superintendent (Spanish)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Center For Disease Control, Key Facts About Influenza (Flu)


Staff In-Service

March 4th, 2020

Students will not be attending classes.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 11th to 13th, 2020

Early dismissal for students (12 p.m.)


Spring Break

March 30 - April 3, 2020

Students will not be attending classes.


February 2020 Events

Presidents Day

February 17th, 2020

Students will not be attending classes.


Picture Days

February 24th & 25th 2020

Literacy & Sensory Event

February 29th, 2020

Literacy & Sensory Event

Hello, Families! We would like to invite you to our 5th annual Literacy Event here at NMSBVI. This event will dive into Literacy & Sensory, showing how they work hand in hand. You can stop by for a quick minute or stay the whole time! We will have examples of:
• Adapted Books
• Sensory Recipes
• Story Bags
• Pre Braille Sensory Activities
• Website Resources Handout.
Attendees receive a free book and free sensory item! Bring the whole family, and siblings are welcome! Staff will be on hand to help.

Literacy & Sensory Event flyer MS word version


January 2020 Events

Students returns to school

January 7th 2020

Transition Meeting

January 13th, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 21st, 2020

Students will not be attending classes.


Staff In-Service

January 29th, 2020

Students will not be attending classes.


Transition Meeting

We invite you to attend a meeting with representatives from the Albuquerque Public Schools to answer questions and provide information about programs and services as your child prepares to transition to elementary school. Representatives from the APS visual impairment department and other special education programs will be available.

The meeting will be held on Monday, January 13th from 1:00–2:30pm in the Sage Room, NMSBVI-ECP

If you have questions, please contact Paul Kilman, NMSBVI ECP Program Director, (505) 271-3060.

Transition Meeting flyer MS word version


December 2019 Events

Santa Claus is Coming to the ECP!

December 20th 2019

Santa Claus is Coming

Students will be receiving an early visit from Santa Claus.


NO SCHOOL- Winter break

December 23rd - January 6th 2020

Winter break

NO SCHOOL - Winter break


November 2019 Events

Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 7th & 8th 2019

Early dismissal for students (12 p.m.)


Thanksgiving Break

November 25th-29th, 2019

NO SCHOOL


October 2019 Events

Fall Carnival

October 30th, 2019 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Public Event!)

Halloween Carnival 2019

Please join us for a spooktacular Halloween Carnival at the ECP! We’ll have pizza & refreshments for sale, and lots of fun activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. We’ll see you there!
Fall Carnival flyer MS word version


September 2019 Events

Family Potluck

September 25, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Family Potluck 2019

Let’s kick off the school year with our favorite things: our kids and food! Join us for our annual Family Potluck Dinner! Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy time meeting new families! In attendance will be some of our staff to talk about ways that we are working with our students. Please communicate with Nora Sandoval or your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or would like to confirm your family’s attendance.

Download the Putlock Flyer
Download the Putlock Flyer MS Version


Blood Drive

September 26, 2018 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m (Public Event)

August 2019 Events


First day of school/Half day

August 13th, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – Noon)

Parent Orientation & Coffee

August 13th, 2018 (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

June 2019 Events


NFBNM BELL Camp

June 24-June 28, 2019

The NFB BELL Academy helps blind and low-vision children, ages four through twelve, develop the literacy skills that will empower them to achieve their academic goals and live the lives they want. This year, with the assistance of our Wells Fargo partners, we provide opportunities for students to imagine, create, and touch their future and dreams; by not only raising expectations through Braille instruction, but by nurturing their development of tactile arts and graphics. Through the generous support of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, each student participant in the 2019 NFB BELL Academies will be provided with an inTACT Sketchpad. To learn more about NFB BELL Academy, visit https://nfb.org/bell-academy.

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Ages: 4-12
Activities will include Braille reading and writing, and other skills that build independence and confidence. In order to apply, please go to the following link: https://nfb.org/bell-academy
For more information, please call Tara Chavez at 505-328-3349 or Kaden Calahan 505-290-4100.

NFBNM BELL Camp Flyer


May 2019 Events


Water Day (weather permitting)

May 10th, 2019

Last Day of School

May 21st, 2019

NMSBVI ECP Graduation

May 22, 2019

NMSBVI Graduation

Please join us on Friday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Albuquerque Campus
NMSBVI ECP Graduation MS word version


April 2019 Events


Beeping Egg Hunt

April 12, 2019

Vernal Holiday

April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019, no school will be held


Family Fun Night at NMSBVI ECP

Wednesday, April 24, 5:00pm-6:30pm

IEP

Join us for Cause & Effect Play Night! We will have many hands-on stations that are fun for the whole family. Refreshments will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there... the whole family is welcome!

Family Fun Night at NMSBVI ECP


March 2019 Events


SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

March 11 - 15, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


Path’s to Literacy

March 23, 2019

Make and Take 10am-12pm in the Sage Room


February 2019 Events


Light Room Dedication & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:30AM

IEP

Please join us as we honor the New Mexico AT&T Pioneers for their generous donation of equipment for our light room!

Light Room Dedication flyer MS word version


Presidents Day

February 18th, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


Parent/Teacher conferences

February 21st - 22nd, 2019

Early Dismissal at Noon.

Picture Days

February 25th & 26th 2019

January 2019 Events


Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 21st, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


Staff In-Service

January 30th, 2019

Students will not be attending classes.


December 2018 Events


IEP Training for Families

December 6, 2018 9:30a.m.

IEP

IEP’s are, and will continue to be, an important part of your child’s yearly education process. Let’s meet with trained parent advocates to support you and your child in this process. Learn about your rights, the IEP process & advocacy, and how the IEP supports your child throughout their school years. Refreshments will be provided! Please communicate with Nora Sandoval or your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or would like to confirm your family’s attendance.


Santa Claus is Coming to the ECP!

December 20th 2018

Students will be receiving an early visit from Santa Claus.


NO SCHOOL- Winter break

December 18th - January 7th 2018

NO SCHOOL - Winter break


November 2018 Events


Parent/Teacher conferences

November 8th - 9th, 2018

Early Dismissal at Noon.

Thanksgiving Break

November 19th - 23rd, 2018

No School for Students.


October 2018 Events


Fall Break

October 11-12, 2018

No School for Students or Staff.


Fall Carnival

October 24th, 2018 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Public Event!)

Halloween Carnival 2018

Please join us for a spooktacular Halloween Carnival at the ECP! We’ll have face painting, food sales, and lots of fun activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. See you there!
Fall Carnival flyer MS word version


September 2018 Events


Labor Day Holiday- No School

September 3rd, 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


Back Care Workshop

September 5th, 2018

ECP Staff: Please join us at this two-hour workshop as we learn therapeutic back care techniques. The workshop will be taught by Zoreh Afsarzadeh, founder and lead teacher at High Desert Yoga. The goal is to help us strengthen and protect our backs for the wonderful but physically demanding work that we do every day. Zoreh has been teaching therapeutic yoga for backcare for over 30 years and is deeply trained in anatomy + physiology, alignment, spine health, back injuries, injury prevention, and mindfulness. She will share some daily movements that we can do on our own at home or at work. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily. For more information, please contact Mikaela Pierce at NMSBVI’s ECP..


Family Potluck

September 26, 2018
Family Potluck 2018

Let’s kick off the school year with our favorite things: our kids and food! Join us for our annual Family Potluck Dinner! Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy time meeting new families! In attendance will be some of our staff to talk about ways that we are working with our students. Please communicate with Nora Sandoval or your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or would like to confirm your family’s attendance. Download the Putlock Flyer


Blood Drive

September 26, 2018 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m (Public Event)

Donors will receive a FREE pint for pint courtesy of Rio Bravo Brewery!

SAVE LIVES AND DONATE BLOOD and you will be automatically entered to win 2 tickets to the Denver Bronco vs Houston Texans on November 4th 2018 in Denver, CO at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Plus two nights stay at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Denver.

For an appointment please contact: United Blood Services at 246-1457 or 877-UBS-HERO


August 2018 Events


First day of school/Half day

August 14th, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – Noon)

Welcome Students and Staff to the 2018-2019 School Year.


Parent Orientation & Coffee

August 14th, 2018 (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Parents & Guardians, come visit your child's classroom and meet their teachers. (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

May 2018 Events


Last Day of School

May 22nd, 2018

Graduation

May 23rd, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

April 2018 Events


Science Night

April 25th, 2018 (New - Public Event)

This event is open to the public. There will be pizza's sold by the slice.


March 2018 Events


Beeping Egg Hunt

March 20th, 2018

SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

March 26th - 30th, 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


February 2018 Events


Innovations Fair

February 7th, 2018 (New - Public Event)

Please join us at either NMSBVI campus for our second Annual event!

February 7th at NMSBVI Albuquerque ECP Campus, 1pm-3pm

Please join us as we display and celebrate some of the school’s recent innovations in education! Our staff is involved with so many exciting things happening in NMSBVI classrooms and in various locations around the state... and they’re thrilled by thisopportunity to share their innovations with you!



NO SCHOOL- Staff In-service

February 14th 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day

February 19th 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


Parent-Teacher Conferences-Dismissal at noon

February 22nd & 23rd 2018

Picture Days

February 26th & 27th 2018

January 2018 Events


Kindergarten returns to school

January 3rd 2018

Preschoolers returns to school

January 4th 2018

Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 15th, 2018

Students will not be attending classes.


December 2017 Events


NO SCHOOL- Winter break

December 18th - January 2nd 2017

NO SCHOOL - Winter break


November 2017 Events


Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 9th - 10th 2017

Students dismissed at Noon.


Thanksgiving Break

November 20th - 24th, 2017

No School for Students.



October 2017 Events


Fall Break

October 12-13, 2017

No School for Students or Staff.

Fall Carnival

October 25th, 2017 5p.m. - 7 p.m. (Public Event!)

ECP Halloween Flyer 2017

Please join us for an evening of fun and play! We will have activities for all children to enjoy.... We’ll have snacks for sale and provide refreshments. We can’t wait to see the costumes!


September 2017 Events


Labor Day Holiday- No School

September 4th, 2017

Students will not be attending classes.


Blood Drive

September 6th, 2017 (Public Event)

NMSBVI will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, September 6th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. For more information, or if you would like to sign up please visit United Blood Services Appointment Website


Low Vision Clinic

September 13th & 20th, 2017

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...


Bowl-a-thon

September 17th, 2017

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Invites everyone at 4040 Pan American Freeway ( I-25) 12:00PM UNTIL 2:00PM, for more information about this event please click on the link: Bowl-A-Thon Flyer


GlowBall Tournament

September 23rd, 2017

The Glowball is a fund raising tournament to benefit the students of the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impared. The event takes place at Los Altos Golf Course Albuquerque. To register or for more information please click the link : GlowBall Flyer

Family Potluck

September 27rd, 2017

Let’s kick off the school year with our favorite things: our kids and food! Join us for our annual Family Potluck Dinner! Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy time meeting new families! In attendance will be some of our staff to talk about ways that we are working with our students. Please communicate with Nora Sandoval or your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions or would like to confirm your family’s attendance. Download the Putlock Flyer


August 2017 Events


ECP Student Registration

August 3rd, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

First day of school/Half day

August 15th, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Welcome Students and Staff to the 2017-2018 School Year. This first day will be a half-day (9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.)


Parent Orientation & Coffee

August 15th, 2017 (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Parents & Guardians, come visit your child's classroom and meet their teachers. (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)


Past News Events School Year 2016-2017


NMSBVI InFocus Newsletter

Summer-Fall 2016

InFocus Newsletter

Please select a version of the Newsletter to download:
Click Here to view pdf version (requires Adobe Reader)
Click Here to view Microsoft Word version


ECP Student Registration

August 3rd, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

First Day of School

August 16th, 2016

Welcome Students and Staff to the 2016-2017 School Year. This first day will be a half-day (9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.)


Parent Orientation/Coffee Social

August 16th, 2016

Parents & Guardians, come visit your child's classroom and meet their teachers. (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)


Labor Day Holiday- No School

September 5th, 2016

Students will not be attending classes.


Low Vision Clinic

September 21st & 23rd, 2016

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...


Fall Break - No School

October 7th, 2016

Students will not be attending classes this da.


Low Vision Clinic

October 19th, 2016 (Rio Rancho)

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...


Fall Carnival

October 26th, 2016

Fall Carnival 2016 PDF


IEP Training for Families

November 10th, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

Please contact Nora Sandoval for more information.


In-Service Day

November 11th, 2016 (No School)

Students will not be attending classes this day.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 14th - 15th, 2016

Please contact your child's teacher for an appointment. Early dismissal for students (12 p.m.)


Thanksgiving Break

November 21st - 25th, 2016 (No School)

Students will not be attending classes this day.


Santa Claus is Coming to the ECP!

December 16th

Students will be receiving an early visit from Santa Claus.


Winter Break- No School

December 19th - January 2nd

Students will not be attending classes. Happy Holidays!


ECP Graduate Transition Meeting for Families

January 12th, 2017

Families of graduating students are encouraged to attend this meeting in preparation for what is to come.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 13th, 2017

In observance of the federal holiday, there will be no school.


Inservice NMAER Conference

February 8th, 2017

An inservice day. There will be no school.


Bus Driver Appreciation Week

February 13-17th, 2017

Give your thanks to your local bus driver throughout this special week!


President's Day Holiday

February 20th, 2017

In observance of the federal holiday, there will be no school.


Picture Days

February 27th - 28th, 2017

Bring your smiles! ☺


Low Vision Clinic

March 1st, 15th & 29th, 2017

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...

Spring Break

March 20-24th, 2017

No School will be held all week.


Family Fun Night

April 5th, 2017

Theme: Science Night 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Beeping Egg Hunt

April 11th, 2017

Vernal Holiday

April 14th & 17th, 2017

April 14th and 17th are two scheduled in-service school days where no school will be held


Innovations Fair

April 26 & April 28, 2017

Please join us at either NMSBVI campus for our First Annual Innovations Fair!

April 26 at NMSBVI Albuquerque ECP Campus, 1pm-3pm

April 28 at NMSBVI Alamogordo Residential Campus, 1pm-3pm

Please join us as we display and celebrate some of the school’s recent innovations in education! Our staff is involved with so many exciting things happening in NMSBVI classrooms and in various locations around the state... and they’re thrilled by this opportunity to share their innovations with you! Please stop by either event to visit with our staff and get a glimpse of some of the interesting creations currently under development. We hope to see you there!

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