Superintendent’s Message

Dear Jemez Mountain Community,

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year! This year promises to be an exciting year for the Jemez
Mountain community. I am truly honored to serve Jemez Mountain as Superintendent and thank you
for the genuine support you have extended to me. As a resident of the district and educator with 25
years of experience, I have a deep commitment to continue to strengthen the educational opportunities
we provide all our students.

I’m excited about what is ahead for us as we continue to put the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic
behind us. We have worked hard over the past months to ensure we have the right programs, staff and
resources to truly reap a harvest.

First and foremost, we’re embarking on a traditional school schedule as well as virtual instruction for
parents that are still undecided about sending their students to in person learning. Please contact Mrs.
Donna Jacquez to notify her if you wish for your child to attend virtual.

Being that changes are occurring daily on the requirements for mask wearing, we have decided to start
school with everyone wearing masks for the month of August. Once a clear decision is made at the state
level, we will notify you of any changes.

As a grandparent and educator, I’m excited about everything that will be possible this year for our
children as we open up all of our amenities, programs and school activities.

If anything, the challenges of last year have given us a renewed commitment to meeting the needs of
each and every student, not only in the classroom but from a social and emotional perspective as well.
We’re expanding our focus on overall well-being by adding more programs to ensure we care for the
whole child.

At the center of everything we do this year will be our ongoing focus on equity. The goal is simple:
Identify and eliminate any barriers to student success so that we can ensure excellent, equitable
outcomes for every child in our district.

Again, I’m excited about the upcoming school year and I hope you are as well.

Felix Garcia, Superintendent JMPS