Sandia Vista Elementary

January Newsletter

Dear Thunder Families,

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the second half of the school year! We sure hope that you and your family enjoyed the winter break and found time to rest and relax with loved ones. The break passed very quickly but our incredible staff is looking forward to welcoming students back to campus on Monday, January 10, 2022.

As we prepare for students to return we want to remind you of a few things to ensure the safety of all students and staff on campus:

  • If your child tested positive over the break please make sure you reach out to Nurse Nina to determine when they can return to school.
  • If a household member tested positive please make sure you reach out to Nurse Nina to determine when your child can return to school. Quarantines vary in length of time when a household member tests positive.
  • If your child is vaccinated and is experiencing covid systems the same rules apply for keeping them home. Vaccination does not void quarantine when a student is symptomatic.
  • As always, if your child is sick in any way they should stay home. Please do not send them to school when they do not feel well.
  • Please send your child to school with a few masks every day.

Nurse Nina

505-338-2526 option 2

Please report positive cases using this link: Positive COVID-19 Report

*Please see the email that RRPS sent out today for more information on What to Expect at Rio Rancho Public Schools as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Thank you for your help as we battle yet one more variant. We appreciate your support and care for the safety of all of our students! We look forward to seeing them for the Spring Semester on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Miranda Jeantete- Principal

Michelle Watson- Assistant Principal

Dates to Remember

Monday, January 10- School Resumes

Tuesday, January 11- School Spelling Bee

Monday, January 17- No School-MLK Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 25- Club Pictures


This month we’re talking about the trait of Perseverance. The dictionary defines it as: “Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” The definition we are using in class is:

Perseverance: the ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way.

A lot of research today is telling us that the highest indicators of success in our kids isn’t just about their grades or their IQ. The number one skill that helps people of all walks of life be successful is GRIT! The ability to persevere in the face of adversity or even failure. Over the course of the month, we will talk about inspiring people who faced many failures before they found success. We will talk about what it means to navigate tough stuff, even when it feels overwhelming or really hard. We will talk about having a Growth Mindset – to see challenges and failure as an opportunity to grow instead of a brick wall.

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