Delivery alert

There may be an issue with the delivery of your newspaper. This alert will expire at NaN. Click here for more info.

Recover password

Back to School in Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho Elementary “hybrid learners” line up after climbing out of their school bus Monday morning to have their temperatures checked as school officials remind them of social distancing practices. (Garry Herron/Rio Rancho Observer)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — After a month of remote learning for Rio Rancho pre-K and elementary school students, Monday marked another move toward normalcy as 4,000 hybrid learners begin a staggered schedule of in-person classes this week. Roughly 3,000 students will continue learning from home.

First grader Jackson Bauer gets help from his mother, Bonnie Bauer adjusting his face mask outside Enchanted Hills Elementary on Monday, the first day of in-person classes in Rio Rancho. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Across 10 elementary schools and one preschool in the Rio Rancho Public Schools district, students in kindergarten through third grade will attend in-person every day of the week except Wednesday. Fourth- and fifth-grade students are divided into two groups. Group A attends in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday, and Group B comes to school on Thursday and Friday.

“I thank the community and our educators for working so hard to get to this point,” district spokeswoman Beth Pendergrass said.

Subscribe now! Albuquerque Journal limited-time offer

Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com or Contact the writer.
TOP |