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Dear Families,

In light of recent events and parent concerns that have been raised, we are sending out a reminder of existing policy and also some changes we are implementing to increase student safety at school. Our goal is to have every adult walking in the hallways with children be identified and checked in with a visitor/volunteer sticker. We want parents and family to feel welcome here, and also keep our children safe. Please help us by reading carefully and supporting these policies.

General rule: any adult coming onto campus who is going to be visiting a classroom, walking in the hallways, attend a class or volunteer must check in to the office and have a volunteer or visitor pass.


Before School Procedures

  • Drop-off: Students should not arrive to school before 7:45 am (unless enrolled in the RGEC before/after school program) because there is no supervision before this time.
  • Students are to remain outside under duty supervision until they enter the building with their teacher for the breakfast line at 8:05.
  • The atrium is NOT a supervised area, nor is it a play area. Students should go outside unless they are supervised by their own parent. If you are concerned about the weather, you can always drop them off closer to 8:00 am. (The exception would be if it is raining, we will keep students inside)
  • If students need the bathroom they can use the gym restrooms. The bathrooms in the gym are available for students starting 7:45 am.
  • When the bell rings, students should be lined up and ready to enter the cafeteria with their teacher.
  • Parents are not allowed to walk to classrooms unless they have signed in as visitors in the office ahead of time.
  • No students or family members should be in the hallways before school without a visitor pass, including picking up breakfast.
  • Students arriving after 8:05 but before 8:10 need to go outside and enter the cafeteria in their assigned door. This keeps us from having crossing lines coming out of the cafeteria and causing a fire hazard.
  • Students who arrive after 8:10 must be signed in, in the atrium by an adult. They will be given their breakfast there and sent directly to class.

School Procedures

  • Persons attending parent classes and/or visiting the parent room also need to check in the office first for a pass.
  • In order to volunteer or chaperone, you must pass a APS background check.

End of day procedures

  • Students may not be signed out from school between 2:15 and 2:30. This helps us avoid a chaotic end of day, and insure proper pickup. Only persons authorized by you are allowed to pick students up. If you need to update your list of persons who can pick up your child, stop by the office.  Students may be picked up outside by the music building (park and pickup) or in the drive and pickup.
  • No students should be on the playground or in the hallways after 2:40 without a parent or adult supervision.
Posted by: Jonathan Fortney
Published: 3/1/18

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Would your child benefit from a jumpstart to the upcoming school year? A grant will be available again from the New Mexico Public Education Department to provide students with a five week jumpstart in reading, writing, math and science. 


Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost, and bus transportation will be available for those students that qualify. 

K-3 Plus, A super start to school this summer

K-3 Plus will be from June 20-July 25, 2018


Please complete the form below to express interest in your child's participation.


K-3 Plus Interest Form

Posted by: Jonathan Fortney
Published: 1/23/18

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The Jog-A-Thon is an fun and active school wide fundraiser that combines fitness with Halloween. Every year, this event creates much excitement and anticipation amongst the students, their families, and the staff as they get to dress up in their Halloween costumes, then parade/Jog around a small section of Tingley park, across the street from the school. Be looking in your Child's backpack as we will be sending home a flyer that explains everything about this magnificent event. We will be sending a pledge sheet asking for flat donations from relatives, friends, neighbors, businesses etc. You are more than welcome to come and cheer on the children.

Thank you all for supporting our school!

Posted by: Jonathan Fortney
Published: 10/21/17

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​Dolores Gonzales just received a check for $85.72 from Kroger for our quarterly distribution check.  Currently we have 32 cards that are linked to Dolores Gonzales, and every time you make a purchase some money comes back to our school.  If you are a Smith's Grocery shopper, and have a Smith's card, it is easy to link your card to Dolores Gonzales.  Just present your card and have the cashier scan this barcode.  It's painless, and it makes a difference!  Thank you to all who have already done this.

Posted by: Brian Beeler
Published: 1/25/17

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Dolores Gonzales Elementary is honored to receive a Community School Initiative (CSI) grant that provides FREE afterschool programs for its students for the 2016-2017 school years!

¡La escuela de Dolores Gonzales tiene el honor de recibir una subvención iniciativa de escuelas comunitarias que ofrece programas de después de escuela GRATIS para los años escolares 2016-2017!

The Community School Initiative (CSI) Grant/ La concesión iniciativa de escuelas comunitarias

The Community School Initiative (CSI) grant is funded by the ABC Community School Partnership.  Partners include Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, APS, United Way of Central NM, and the Albuquerque Business Education Compact.  The objective of this partnership is to provide elementary and middle school-age children opportunities to thrive in before and/or after school time environments that encourage improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.


La concesión iniciativa de escuelas comunitarias está financiada por la asociación escolar ABC Comunidad. Socios incluyen el condado de Bernalillo, la ciudad de ABQ, APS, United Way de Nuevo México, y Albuquerque Business Education Compact. El objetivo de esta asociación es proporcionar a los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria oportunidades para prosperar antes y/o después de la escuela que promueve el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, familias fuertes y comunidades más saludables.

After School Programs Offered through CSI for 2016-2017/Programas de después de escuela ofrecidos con (CSI) para 2016-2017

Soccer Club: is a non-competitive club that will focus on skill development. Students will learn basic soccer skills and scrimmage against one another, but will not play other schools.

Led by Coach Wilhelm and Coach Newman

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2:40-3:30

September 13, 2016 – November 17, 2016

2nd – 5th grades

Club de futbol: un club no competitivo que se centrará en el desarrollo de habilidades. Los estudiantes aprenderán las habilidades básicas del fútbol y jugaran uno contra el otro, pero no jugaran contra otras escuelas.

Martes, miércoles, y jueves 2:40-3:30

13 de septiembre – 17 de noviembre

Grados 2º - 5º


Basketball: Students will learn fundamentals of basketball, and play against other South Valley schools (to be arranged, but games will be on Wednesdays: parents are responsible for transportation to/from games)

Led by Coach Wilhelm and Coach Newman

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:40-3:30

November 28, 2016 – April 19, 2017

4th – 5th grades

Baloncesto: Los estudiantes aprenderán lo básico del juego baloncesto y jugaran contra otras escuelas del Valle del Sur (los juegos serán los miércoles: los padres son responsables del transporte a/desde los juegos)

Martes, miércoles, y jueves 2:40-3:30

28 de noviembre 2016 – 19 de abril 2017

Grados 4º -5º


Fun Fitness Club: Students will stay fit by exercising, circuit training, with other fun games, stations, and activities.

Led by Coach Wilhelm and Coach Newman

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:40-3:30

April 18, 2017 – May 11, 2017

Kinder – 3rd grade

Club de aptitud: Los estudiantes se alojarán haciendo ejercicio, entrenamiento en circuito, con otros juegos de diversión, estaciones y actividades.

Martes, miércoles, y jueves 2:40-3:30

18 de abril 2017 – 11de mayo 2017

Kínder – 3º



Posted by: Brian Beeler
Published: 1/25/17