Welcome to Chaparral Elementary



We love our Firebirds!

Good evening families,

It is hard to believe that we are already mid-way through the 1st quarter of school! Time flies when you are having fun! This past week, I had the opportunity to read to most of our classes. It warmed my heart to see all our Firebirds! Most classes got to 'meet' our new cat, Timothy and I had the pleasure of receiving lots of advice about having a cat! (We need all the help we can get!).

As we approach the end of the 1st quarter, it is important for families to know that our district anticipates returning, in a hybrid model, mid October. Some families have already chosen to have their child stay in remote learning for the duration of the school year and this will continue to be an option. For these families, the routine/expectations will stay very similar.

For those that plan to come back in a hybrid model, students will, likely, come to school 2 days a week and participate in remote learning the other 3 days. Our grade level teams are currently working to establish which teacher will take the lead with remote learning and which teacher will take the lead with in-person/hybrid learning. This may require some roster changes, but be assured that our teachers are working very hard to stay aligned so that this transition is as smooth as possible.

Our school and district are working very hard to create a plan that puts students 1st, supports high expectations, strong academics and honors your child and family. There is still much to be figured out! I will do my very best to keep you informed as I receive more information. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions/concerns.


Mrs. Maestas

Updates for this week:

  • First Serve New Mexico is looking for Chaparral students. First Serve NM is a tennis program that includes tutoring sessions! If you are interested in this program here is the link for the application: https://forms.gle/ZLGTsHoKZ9PEhc1U9  If you have any questions, contact Chris Slakey at cslakey@sfps.k12.nm.us

  • Please take advantage of the family food resources in Santa Fe!  See the document below!

  • We encourage families to take advantage of our lunch program.  Lunch is distributed towards the back of the school (towards the playground) every day from 10:45-12:45

  • Like us on Facebook Chaparralsantafe and check our website for regular updates!

  • Beginning of Year assessments are coming up!  Check your email for links to help guide your child!  K-2 will take Istations ONLY.  3rd-6th will take iMSSA first and later Istations.  Teachers will also send pertinent information!  (I apologize for so many links!)

  • If your child will be absent, please call into the office 467-1400.  We urge families to do their very best to make sure students are in class every day, just like when we are in person!
  • 21st Century has started!  Sign your student up for help with school work and enrichment activities.  Email leticiaalvarez@sfps.k12.nm.us.
  • District re-entry information and resources can be found at https://www.sfps.info
  • If you have not picked up learning materials, please email Miss Peggy to arrange a time!  pcheeley@sfps.k12.nm.us

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Be engaged and informed! Email Mrs. Maestas any questions/concerns emaestas@sfps.k12.nm.us







Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia visited our school to wish us a great year! See more photos here.
Erica Martinez-Maestas Chaparral ES

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