UPDATED 7/1/2020

LES/LMS Registration is now open.

Registration packets are available online (http://lagunaelem.ss3.sharpschool.com/registration) or can be picked up at either school.
School sites are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Your child must be registered with LES/LMS in order to receive educational services.

Dear LES/LMS Parents:

Back to School time is quickly approaching.  There are still many unknowns about the spread and mitigation of the coronavirus. LDoE is hard at work planning for the beginning of the new school year.  What school will look like in the Fall and in the weeks and months that follow is currently under development.  The plan for School Re-Opening will be posted on our website and communicated to parents on July 20, 2020.  Just know that student and staff safety is our top priority, along with providing a quality educational experience.

Models for Teaching and Learning 

LES/LMS is considering opening schools with one of these models for instruction:

  1. Distance (At-Home) Learning for all students
  2. On Site/At Home Rotations – bringing in ½ the student body 2 days a week and then the other ½ of the student body on 2 days a week.  On days when students are not in school, they would be provided with at-home learning opportunities (total of 3 days/week).

We don’t know yet which model we will use to start the school year but our school staffs are already planning and preparing so that we will be ready to deliver instruction to your child(ren) in a safe and engaging way.

School Re-Open Plan

LDoE staff regularly discusses how to reopen school in a safe and effective way.  We have developed plans to address the items listed below.  The list below is not everything we have discussed but rather to show you the scope of things we are considering.

  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Safety, Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Logistics of Social Distancing and Protective Equipment
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Essential Learning


Communication is an important part of our School Re-opening plan. Please make sure that LES/LMS has your most recent contact information so that we can keep you informed. As information becomes available, we will communicate this information via SchoolMessenger, our website (www.lagunaed.net), the marquee, and Facebook.  Parents are also encouraged to call the school (LMS:  552-9091 or LES:  552-9200) with any questions.

Our plan is constantly evolving and will be revised as situations change.  We are following the guidelines of the Pueblo, as well as the guidelines of the CDC and the BIE, and we are always looking at the best ways to address the needs of students, staff, and our community.

Current Information:

  • Registration is open.  Students must be registered to receive educational services.
  • The registration packets for LES/LMS are the same.  However, each child must have a completed packet.
  • Registration packets can be accessed online (http://lagunaelem.ss3.sharpschool.com/registration) or picked up at the school.
  • School Re-Open information will be published on July 20.  This information will provide specifics on how and when we will be reopening to students and delivering instruction.

Please contact the school (505) 552-9200 if you have any questions or concerns.  As always, our parents are our partners in education.  We look forward to seeing you in the Fall.


 Patricia Sandoval, Superintendent  
Holly Gurule, Principal


LDOE Communication Plan

Many of you have posed questions that merit a response from LDOE. In our effort to respond to these questions, we have established a timeline as to when the responses will be available. Many of our responses are contingent upon decisions made by our funding agencies. We will continue to do our best to respond to the questions.

All of the LDOE departments (DEC, LES, LMS, and PFS) are supported by federal program dollars. Each of these federal programs have their own regulations that we must adhere to as part of our service delivery. These federal funders also have a say on how we administer our programs during this time of the Corona Virus Pandemic. We feel confident that we can begin to prepare information for release to the public.

If you are experiencing difficulties with accessing the information on the LDOE website, please contact our IT Department at: tech@lagunaed.net or 505-552-3080.

Below you will find a timeline at which information will become accessible on our website and Facebook page. The School Messenger system will also send an alert when the information is available.

 Program Information Date Available
 Summer Food Program May 15th
 LES & LMS Transition Events May 15th
 LES & LMS Grade Advancement May 15th
 LES & LMS End of Year Grades May 15th
 DEC Registration for 2020-2021 June 1st
 DEC Transition Event June 22nd
 LES & LMS Registration for 2020-2021 July 1st 
 DEC - Beginning of New School Year July1st
 LES & LMS - Beginning of New School Year July 20th 
 PFS School Supplies Distribution June 8th 
 PFS Direct Scholarship Information June 8th 

We continue to pray for your safety and well-being during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Administrative Offices at 505-552-6008.

LDOE Administrative Staff

LDOE Staff, Parents, Community Members, and Students,

The Laguna Department of Education has extended the closure of schools and programs through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  All school events and activities scheduled during the remainder of the school year, including Summer School, are canceled.  As a result of this action, LDOE schools have developed a continuation of education plan for the remainder of the school year. 

LES staff will be delivering instructional packets to the students on Monday, April 20th at the regular bus stop.  We will utilize the two-hour delay time schedule.  For students who have internet access at home, LES will be issuing laptops, in addition to the instructional packets. 

For all LDOE employees, your supervisor will be communicating respective work schedules.  Please note that work schedules are subject to change.  Contact your supervisor if you have any questions. 

Information will also be posted on our website, Facebook and marquee board.

LDOE will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to go meals between 9:00 AM and 11 AM on Monday through Friday, April 20th thru May 21st, at the following locations for all students 18 years old and younger: Paguate Recreation Hall, Laguna K'awaika Center, Green Acres Playground, Seama Computer Lab, Casa Blanca and Paraje at the Paraje Recreation Hall, Mesita Computer Lab, and Encinal Recreation Hall. Please encourage your children to go and grab a breakfast and lunch meal to go.  We remind students to leave the premise once they receive their meals, honor the social distancing.  Stay safe.

If you have questions, please contact LDOE Administration Office at 505-552-6008

LDOE PARENTS: Please update your contact information by calling your student's school: 552-9200

Upcoming Events

Imagine Learning Recognizes Top Schools Across the Country for
Innovation, Dedication, and Exemplary Usage of Imagine Learning
Digital Programs

Imagine Learning, a Weld North Education company and leading educational technology developer of supplemental adaptive curriculum for PreK through eighth-grade students, today announce the winners of the 2019-2020 Imagine Nation Awards. The awards are part of the esteemed Imagine Learning motivational program igniting engagement and amplifying confidence for all learners.

Today, we congratulate 231 schools and students from across the country for their exceptional use of Imagine Learning programs: Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Math 3+, Imagine Math PreK-2, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Español. Over
16,000 schools implementing the evidence-based programs were eligible for the Imagine National School of Excellence Award and/or the Imagine Nation Beacon School Award.

Imagine Learning uses multiple measures, including usage and implementation data, to designate top schools for the Imagine Nation Awards.

The awards given today include:

• The Imagine Nation School of Excellence Award. Schools and students who demonstrate outstanding usage, dedication and implementation of an Imagine Learning program throughout the year. Today, 134 schools receive the honor for the 2019-2020 school year.

• The Imagine Nation Beacon School Award. Schools and students nominated by Imagine Learning representatives exemplifying the spirit of the Imagine Learning partnership, consistent program usage, and best practices in program implementation. Today, 97 schools receive the honor for the 2019-20 school year.

“Today, we applaud the educators’ and staffs’ exceptional efforts supporting students and families during school closures. They have worked tirelessly to implement and transition their instructional plans into a new at-home learning experience helping their students make incredible progress in language, literacy, and math,” shared Jeremy Cowdrey, Chief Executive Officer at Imagine Learning. “We’re honored to present the 231 schools with these prestigious awards and look forward to continuing our partnership promoting rigorous and equitable learning across all subjects, transforming students into stronger and more confident learners.”

[ Download full Award Letter and Information - PDF File ]
ImagineLearning Award

Summer Lunch Schedule 2020

Imagine Learning Awards

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Recent News
‚ÄčLES in the News
Laguna Students Rise To The Occasion - Embrace Science

By Diana Martinez
Cibola County Bureau

LAGUNA PUEBLO - On Thursday, Laguna Elementary School students were asked by fifth-grade teacher Amy Arkie, “Who wants to be a scientist when they grow up?” To which almost every student raised their hand.

The school held their own science fair and had every student participate from kindergarten through fifth grade. Each student had to present a project. For kindergarten through second grade students made class projects, but for third to fifth grade students presented individual projects. All together there were over 90 projects.

Principal Holly Gurule confirmed that the school is a community school, therefore, they follow their own schedule. They chose to hold their science fair after spring break to give students and their parents time to collaborate on their projects.


According to Arkie, the students and their families rose to the occasion. “There was not a low score for any of the fifth-grade students at all,” Arkie said. “A lot of parents support it and said how fun it was to do the project with their child. The majority of parents here value education and it makes our job so much easier. Then there was support of local entities, it was a really nice combination of departments.”

Gurule added that the school has a priority on science technology engineering and math. “We believe in STEM,” Gurule said, “and we really believe in getting kids excited about exploration and inquiry. This year I saw projects that I’ve never seen before. We’re grateful for the volunteers who judged the projects.”

The judges came from offices and departments all over Laguna Pueblo, they spent time judging projects Thursday morning. Wednesday evening was the school’s science night., an open house for families to peruse the projects.

By now they are seasoned student scientists as the school requires the projects to be completed every year, either as a class or as individuals.

Lucas Begaye, a fifth-grade student, was asked what he liked best about the project. “The procedure,” he answered, “the fun of getting materials. Most people think it’s hard, but for me it was an adventure, too. The hardest part was making sure we did it right.”

He was also asked how he liked the fair in general. “It’s great,” he said. “There were no winners or losers, we’re all winners today.”

Begaye’s project focused on liquid density. He explored density by creating a lava lamp that earned him second place among fifth-grade students.

The results that Gurule and the school aimed for were most evident in fifth-grade student Viviana Aragon. She was asked what she liked about the fair. “I like seeing all the projects and the different things people are learning—new things that I wouldn’t have otherwise think of,” she said.

The overall winner of the fair was fourth-grade student Cooper Two Bull for his project, “Got Batteries.” There were other awards for each grade.


There are more supportive parents waiting in the wings. This year, Amanda Peacock’s student is only in second grade and had a class project in which to participate.

Though Peacock said, “We’re excited to do a project with her next year. It’s fun to see what they come up with on their own, and see them explore and how their minds work.”


Fourth- and fifth-grade students have also been participating in Science Club with Arkie twice a week. Their current activity is exploring creating and operating rovers with help from STEM students at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

About Us


Irske Hanu – Each of these statements is reflective of LES staff, parents, and students.

·        Our school will be one people by respecting each other

·        Our school will be one people by achieving our goals in academics

·        Our school will be one people enriched by all cultures

·        Our school will be one people recognized by our character.

We are an AVID School!

The mission of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

At LES, we focus on three areas of AVID:

  1. Successful Student:  Teachers, students, and parents work together to identify qualities that make a student successful and we work on exhibiting these qualities in our classrooms and across our school.
  2. Organization:  Students are required to have their AVID Binders and agendas with them each day.  Using our binders and agendas to help students not only manage their materials, but their time and self as well.
  3. WICOR:  Developing critical thinking and deep learning is crucial for 21st century learners.  AVID provides foundational strategies known as WICOR that help students develop these critical thinking and learning skills.  WICOR stands for:
  • Writing
  • Inquiry
  • Collaboration
  • Organization
  • Reading

For more information on AVID, or to see AVID in action, please contact the school.

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