Mr. Mario Vigil
As principal of Pojoaque Valley Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. All teachers and staff are excited and eager to work with your child in helping them experience success in a safe learning environment. While students may face academic challenges, our teaching staff, counselors, and support staff are prepared to implement research based best practices and will work with all students in meeting their academic and socio-emotional needs.
It is absolutely necessary that schools partner with families in making sure our students are adequately prepared for high school and post secondary education and training. We encourage you to have conversations with your children about school. Ask your child, “Let’s see what you brought home.” “Show me what you have for homework.” “Describe a book or passage you enjoyed today.” Tell me what you learned that you’d like to know more about.” “What made you laugh?”How were you kind or helpful today?” Please encourage your child to read at home. By doing so, your child can learn new words and ideas and be more exposed to more complicated plots. Have your child jot down questions, words to discuss, or facts he or she would like to know more about.
Another key to success is excellent attendance. Being in school every day means your child will not miss out on learning. Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours. Absence should only take place due to illness or family emergency. Please remember to notify the office of an absence and send a note or email to PVMS following the absence.
Later this week, students will receive their student ID. The ID must be attached to a lanyard around the student’s neck and worn at all times. Replacement IDs will be $5.00 and can be purchased through our bookkeeper. Weekly newsletters will be emailed to parents beginning mid September. Newsletters are designed to inform families of the week’s academic instruction and make great conversation pieces with your child. Ask your child to go into further detail of what’s included in the newsletter.
It is an honor to serve you and your child. Never hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns at (505) 455-2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.