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Students and parents of Bandelier must comply with:

Student Handbook

Handbook Essentials


On time, daily attendance is mandatory for students to derive maximum benefit from any instructional program.  New Mexico law dictates that students between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age are mandated to attend public school, private school, home school or a state institution.  Highland Cluster Schools, including Bandelier, participate in the Community Attendance Pilot Project, a joint City/State/APS program to curb excessive student absences.

Please refer to the APS Student Behavior Handbook for more details.

Arrival and Dismissal

Playground supervision begins at 8:45 AM. Children dropped off prior to that time will be unsupervised.  Children are not to go to the classrooms before the bell rings at 9:00 AM. Please assist us in making sure that your children are safe by making sure they do not arrive at school before the playground is supervised at 8:45 AM.

After school is dismissed, children should quickly leave the grounds or report to the appropriate after-school program.  Please be sure that your children know how to get home -- whether walking or riding. All arrangements for getting home should be made before coming to school.  Please make sure that your children understand that they should follow through with after-school arrangements.  The playground is not supervised after school ends at 3:10 PM.  Children who have not been picked up within 15 minutes of dismissal will be asked to go to the office to wait.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found bins are located upstairs, in the hallway near the Nurse's office.  Smaller, more expensive items are kept for two weeks in the Main Office.  Please have your children check these locations for lost items.  At the end of each month, we remove all items and donate them to the Clothing Bank or Joy Junction.

Please write your child’s name on all personal items.   Identifying all your child’s belongings with a name will help us return items to owners.  The school is not responsible for lost, stolen, torn, or broken items.

Report Absences

The school has an answering 
system so you may always leave us your message (even in the 
middle of the night!). 

Call: (505) 255-8744 ext. 2