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Kirtland Middle School

Covid Update



538 CR 6100     KIRTLAND, NEW MEXICO 87417

PHONE (505) 598-6114     FAX (505) 598-9562



May 05, 2021






Dear Parents, Staff, Faculty and Community Members,


Today, we received notification that a student, staff or faculty member at Central Consolidated Schools (CCSD) has tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family and the community. The students, faculty, or staff that were in close contact with that person have been notified and mandated to quarantine at home for 10 days from the last date of possible exposure.


If you have not received a phone call today from the school, your child has not been identified as being in close contact with the positive person.


Please know that we are following CDC guidelines and protocols set by the Department of Health. We will continue to follow the policies and procedures outlined in the CCSD Reentry plan implemented on the first day of school. We urge you to continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, social distancing while in public, as well as wearing a mask.


Nothing is more important to Central Consolidated Schools than the safety and health of our students, our employees, and their families. When we work together, we can provide the best care for all involved.



Central Consolidated Schools



538 CR 6100     KIRTLAND, NEW MEXICO 87417

PHONE (505) 598-6114     FAX (505) 598-9562


May 05, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Kirtland Middle School is working with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) and New Mexico’s Department of Health (NMDOH) because a staff member or a child who attends our school has tested positive for COVID-19. 

This letter is to inform you about the next steps necessary to protect your child and our community from COVID-19. Per guidance from both NMPED and NMDOH, we are required to investigate to see who had “close contact” with the staff member or student who tested positive for COVID-19. A “close contact” is defined as being closer than six feet for a cumulative total of fifteen minutes or more over a 24-hour period to a person who is positive for COVID-19 and all staff and students who were in the same classroom or on the same bus as the infected individual. All students and staff who were in “close contact” with the infected individual are encouraged to be tested seven to 10 days after close contact exposure to the positive COVID-19 individual. Close contacts must self-quarantine at home for 10 days, regardless of the test result. 

In the meantime, if you or your child begin to develop symptoms of COVID-19, which are fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea [], please call your healthcare provider or the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-855-600-3453. 

It is important that you call ahead to your healthcare provider before presenting to the physician’s office, clinic, urgent care or emergency room so that they can be prepared for your arrival. They may also refer you to a testing clinic. 

Areas of the school (including buses) in which the COVID-19 positive individual spent time will be cleaned and disinfected and those who were close contacts of the positive case will be notified. 

Please continue to send your child to school unless you are notified that your child was a close contact of a positive COVID-19 individual, your child develops COVID-19 symptoms, or your child has a positive COVID-19 test. Likewise, your household members do not need to quarantine unless your child tests positive for COVID-19 or your household members are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 individual. 

You may call our COVID-19 point of contact, Mrs. Stephanie Crawford or Mrs. Benn, School Principal at 505-598-6114, if you have any questions.  You may also contact the NMDOH at (505) 827-0006, if you have questions. 



Mrs. Benn, KMS Principal

Extended School Year Program

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Dear KMS Families,

Due to our late start at the beginning of the school year, we are offering a JUNE extended school year program for all students currently enrolled at Kirtland Middle School.  This extended school year summer program will take place at Kirtland Middle School for current 6th – 7th graders and at KCHS for 8th graders going into 9th grade. The funding used to support this program will provide students with additional academic instruction focused on individual student needs beyond the regular school year.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s schools at 505-598-6114.

  • Daily Schedule – remains the same as the regular school year
  • Start Date – Thursday, June 3, 2021
  • End Date – Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Days – Monday - Friday
  • Transportation – will be provided
  • Breakfast and Lunch – will be provided
  • Grades will not be taken and students will not be affected if they choose not to attend
You may pick up the letter to accept or decline summer school for your child.  They will be located outside the front door.  You may also click on the link below to complete the online form.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s schools at 505-598-6114.


2021-2022 KMS Elective choices

Do you have an incoming 7th grade or a returning 8th grader for the 2021-2022 school year?  If your child has not selected their choices for electives, please have them complete the following survey using their school email.  Please reach out to Mrs. Austin at KMS if you have any questions (505) 598-6114.

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