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March 12, 2020 8:56 pm/Published by Jonathan Dooley

MACCS Reentry Guidelines COVID-19

MACCS students will engage in remote instruction for the Fall 2020 Semester. Teachers and staff are providing online learning for everyone. When absolutely necessary, families of special needs students can send their student to school two days a week to work online. MACCS will thoroughly sanitize the school buildings the days that the students are not on campus. The students that need to go to the school to participate in online classes will adhere to a socially distant and safe protocol. 

“We want to do what’s best for our students and staff,” said MACCS Principal Jonathan Dooley. “We want to create the most consistent learning environment for our students. Moving back and forth between remote learning and in-person learning would add unnecessary stress to the education process.”

MACCS wants all families to know that we are here to support you beyond your student’s education. If you are in need, please reach out to us. We have a dynamic support staff that is knowledgeable about taking care of ourselves when things get overwhelming. When you feel confident, your student will feel confident as well.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Principal Jonathan Dooley at jdooley@nmmediaarts.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.


Here is a link to the Governor’s Office NewMexico.gov as one central clearinghouse for all information around COVID-19. In addition, go to education information for schools and families to find the most up-to-date information from the Department of Health, Workforce Solutions, Department of Aging and Long Term Services and more. Here is a link to the Albuquerque Coordinated Resource Guide. It includes:  Crisis Lines, Food Resources, and Housing. Also, the entire list of education companies offering FREE subscriptions due to school closings.

PED has a new page to help people in our communities who need assistance right now. Please share this page widely as it addresses questions about mortgage relief, utilities assistance, internet access, nutrition support, unemployment, and more.

Many New Mexicans are feeling overwhelmed, scared, and anxious right now. PED and the New Mexico Department of Health have put together this one-page memo with advice and resources for taking care of your mental health during isolation, talking to kids about COVID-19, countering virus-related stigma and racism, and more. Also, This Google Folder has additional resources including self-care tips for providers and coping skills for kids and adults.

On March 20, the USDE announced it will grant a waiver for states providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements. Due to the school closures associated with COVID 19 pandemic, New Mexico’s waiver has been submitted and can be viewed for public comment on the Assessment Memoranda page of the PED website. People can submit comments as well.


From the International District Healthy Communities Coalition

For General Information on COVID-19: New Mexico Department of Health, https://cv.nmhealth.org/ Center for Disease Control & Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 Our World in Data, https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ sheets available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Diné, CABQ.gov  (view COVID-19 FAQs in multiple languages)    

For Food Boxes Please see attachment and call before you make a trip for pick up.    

Navajo Nation School, service, and health information for Navajo Nation vulnerable families has been built at https://navajofamilies.org  It is regularly updated with tribal and state partners, and as comprehensive as possible.    

The New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department Anyone who is a senior or an adult with a disability who cannot access groceries to please call 1-800-432-2080. Leave a message with name, telephone number, and the city/town they reside in. They will be in contact with the person within 2 hours or sooner.    

Hotlines For more specific questions from providers, facilities or the public, please continue to refer them to the NMDOH Epidemiology hotline at (505) 827-0006. NM Department of Health (NMDOH) is currently staffing a Coronavirus Health Information Hotline at 1-855-600-3453.


Lastly, the health and safety of everyone at MACCS and living in New Mexico are of the utmost importance in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. As proactive decisions are made to reduce the spread of the virus, we need to make sure 2020 Census outreach tactics shift as well. 

It has never been easier to respond to the Census on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. Visit 2020Census.gov to complete the Census online, or call (844) 330-2020 to talk to a live Census employee who can help you fill out your form over the phone. The number for Spanish-speakers is (844) 468-2020. For a complete list of phone numbers available in different languages, visit this page of the Census website.

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