Let’s Talk Youth & COVID: Back To (In-Person) School
Public schools in New Mexico started fully in-person classes this month for the first time in over a year. Some students chose to stay remote, others returned, and some of those who went back are already remote again due to COVID exposure. On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re hearing from students about how it’s going.
If you’re a student who went back in person, have you felt safe? If you decided to stay online, why? and is it different than before? And parents, what are you hearing from your kids?
Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call-in live during the show at 505-277-5866 Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. on 89.9 KUNM.
- Rudy Montgomery, in-person 3rd grader at Monte Vista Elementary School
- Lee Montgomery and Jessamyn Lovell, Rudy’s parents
- Aiden Simons, remote 7th grader at Cien Aguas International School
- Harry Reynolds, in-person 6th grader at Jefferson Middle School
- Emily Martinez, remote 12th grader at Albuquerque High School
- Nick Aguirre Zafiro, in-person 12th grader at Amy Biehl Charter School
- COVID-19 Response Toolkit for New Mexico’s Public Schools
- New Mexico Public Education Department landing page for school reentry guidance – Ring the Bell: Return to In-Person Learning
- New Mexico Environment Department COVID-19 Rapid Response Watchlist (includes schools with multiple COVID-19 cases in a two-week period)
- Student COVID-19 Vaccination Week: May 3-8, 2021. Students 16 and older will be given priority for appointments
- All New Mexican residents 16 and older can now self-schedule their COVID-19 vaccine at vaccinenm.org
- NM Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Gaurdian Consent Form For Minors
- Albuquerque Public Schools in-person graduation information
- Spotlight - Return to School and Recovering Lost Learning Time, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee