PVHS Updates

April 16, 2021

Piedra Vista High School students, families, staff and community,

Farmington Municipal Schools staff has been closely monitoring each school’s COVID rapid
response count and today, Friday, April 16, 2021, FMS Superintendent Dr. Eugene Schmidt
made the decision to voluntarily shift our school to 100% at-home, remote learning. Dr. Schmidt
has directed me to plan to maintain this shift to remote learning to continue through at least April
28, 2021, with the intent of returning to in-person, at-school learning on April 29, 2021. The
parents of all students who have been deemed a close contact of a person who has tested
positively have been notified.

Students will be sent home today with their district-issued laptops and school supplies. Mondays
will continue to be Independent Learning days for all students. Teachers will be in contact about
mandatory sign-in sessions and other work that will be due. Notices for school work and links to
virtual class lessons will be posted in Schoology. We know this transition back to at-home
learning can be difficult on some families, so if there are conflicts with schedules, please
schedule a virtual meeting with your teacher(s) to find a resolution. Because this shift to online
learning is voluntary, school sports and activities are allowed to continue at this time (unless
otherwise postponed by the NMAA). Should this change, coaches and sponsors will contact
athletes and participants.

For those needing meal service while Piedra Vista is on remote learning, information about free
breakfast and lunches can be found here.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued partnership in keeping our students and staff safe
and healthy while also providing your child(ren) with a high quality education both in the
classroom and at home.

Kelly Thur
Piedra Vista High School


April 13, 2021


March 30, 2021

Parents and Students,

Welcome back to full in-person school!!!

Just a few reminders about the remainder of the school year as we transition to full in-person learning as a learning option.

1.  All In-Person students will attend daily beginning March 30, 2021.  Tuesday through Friday In-person learning is for all Track A and Track B students (all have now been placed into Track A).  

Virtual/Track C will remain virtual and log in to classes through Zoom and Schoology.  Anyone wanting to change tracks is asked to notify the front office by contacting 505-599-8880.

2.  RUVNA will need to be completed for all In-person learners daily every Tuesday through Friday for the remainder of the school year.  Mondays will continue to be virtual/independent learning for all students.

3.  Friday, April 2 is a school Holiday.  There will be no classes.

4.  The quarterly Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will be held through Zoom on April 5 at 6pm.  Here is the link:


5.  Please complete the Cyber Academy Family Survey by this Thursday, April 1 regarding your plans for the 21-22 School year.  Thank you to those who have already completed.  The link for the survey is here:  


I hope that you continue to stay safe, have a great week,

Always a Panther,

Kelly Thur

Piedra Vista High School
(505) 599-8880
February 26, 2021
I want to take this opportunity to praise all of your efforts in returning to campus during the last 3 weeks.  
Your teachers and administration are proud of your cooperation and flexibility in working with all of the necessary protocols in place to provide you with a safe learning environment.  Keep up the good work.
Have a great Weekend!!
Always a Panther...
Kelly Thur
Piedra Vista High School
(505) 599-8880
February 3, 2021
Students and Parents,
Below is the schedule that we will use for learning during our Hybrid model.
This will begin with 9th Grade Students in the "at school" cohorts on February 9th, 2021.  All other students (10th-12th and all virtual learners) will attend classes at the time indicated below through zoom next week.
On February 16th, all grade levels will attend with "at school" cohorts on this schedule.  All other students will attend scheduled classes remotely through zoom if they are "off" of their cohort days or if they have been identified as virtual learners.


This schedule provides similar times and days to what we have been using since Labor Day.


You will soon know your cohort assignment.  You will receive an email with this assignment as soon as each grade level is finalized.  Our Student Support team (Guidance) is working on finalizing these cohorts while maintaining compliance with the parameters and guidelines of allowable capacities for the school and individual classrooms.  I expect 9th grade cohorts to be finalized and communicated by Thursday afternoon at the latest. 10th-12th grade cohorts should be finalized by the end of the week. 


We are preparing a freshman orientation that will support 9th grades students during their first days.  We will also communicate procedures for pick up/drop off, checkouts, student support, expectations of requirements while on campus and daily student health screening through RUVNA.


Please review all emails you receive from us and as always, if you have any questions, please contact us at (505)599-8880.

Always a Panther!

Kelly Thur

Piedra Vista High School
(505) 599-8880



January 26, 2021
PVHS Students,
We received some great news today from our Governor during her State of the State Address, it was mentioned that secondary schools are approved for return to learn (face to face) as early as February 8.
We do not yet have specifics on guidelines or what that means regarding scheduling and to what capacity you may return to school.  As we learn these guidelines and work with our leadership team to determine options to maximize your face to face opportunities, we will keep you informed.
Thank you, have a wonderful evening, I hope that you are as excited as we are to return for in-person learning!!!
Always a Panther!
Kelly Thur
Piedra Vista High School
(505) 599-8880


January 8, 2021
PV Students,
I am hoping that you have received an email from your teachers that need to have classroom materials in your hands (list below).  (If you do not have these classes there is no need to have concern over this email.)


Just a reminder that this distribution will take place on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 1pm to 330pm through the front parking lot.  There will be signs to direct traffic.


     Mr. Huston - course codes for AP Econ
     Hughes - Engineering
     Boyd - AP Env Sci
     Easterday - Honors
     Soroko - Composition books
     Alg1 - workbooks for 2nd semester
     Alg2 - workbooks for 2nd semester
For those who need materials...we will see you Monday
Always a Panther,
PS:  If you can't make it Monday, call the front office at 599-8880 to make an appointment for another time as soon as possible.


January 4, 2021
I hope that you had a restful, safe, and healthy Christmas break.  I also hope you are looking forward to getting back to learning...
As a reminder, classes begin tomorrow, January 5 with the same schedule that we had during the fall semester.
Mondays will be for independent learning/review.

800am 1st Hour
930am 2nd Hour
1100am 3rd Hour
100pm 4th Hour

800am 5th Hour
930am 6th Hour
1100am 7th Hour
100pm Teacher Office Hours and Orchestra
You should have your courses in Schoology that match your course schedule, for most of you this will be the same schedule as in the Fall.  Your Spring Semester Schoology courses are scheduled to open by tomorrow morning for access.  Your "live" sessions will be provided using links in Schoology per teacher just as last semester.
I wish you the best as you engage and attend all of your classes and work towards the success you want to have in each class, specifically working towards graduation requirements.
If you have any questions about course schedules or Schoology access links, please email your teacher(s) or counselor for assistance.
Have a Great Last Evening of Break and I look forward to seeing you in 'Zooms' tomorrow...
Always a Panther,
Kelly Thur
Piedra Vista High School
(505) 599-8880

Powerschool: Student Management (Grades, Attendance, Class Schedule, and Demographic Information)

Powerschool is where assignments will be updated for due dates, grading and completion.  This is the reporting tool to inform what, when, how performed with respect to attendance and class grades.  Once you create a Parent account you can link all of your children and you can turn on notifications to receive regular updates on your student’s progress and attendance.  Please contact our support staff with any questions, specific help or parent codes.  505-599-8880, 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Monday through Friday.


Schoology: Learning Management (Links, course content, assignments, classroom resources)

Schoology is where lessons will be presented with resources, links for course work, and zoom meeting times.  Any grades in Schoology are for progress and feedback purposes only and do not indicate a link to the actual course grade.  If you need your access code, please email your child’s 2nd Hour teacher.  These teachers should have these accessible as they were also sent to primary contacts through email earlier this year.


Emotional Support:

Please email Pam Edwards.  Mrs. Edwards is able to meet with students/parents to provide support and possible resources to assist. pedwards@fms.k12.nm.us  or 505-599-8880 ext. 3221.  Please leave a message if she does not answer and she will return your call at the earliest possibility.

You may also contact your child’s counselor. Student Support Services website: https://pvhs.fms.k12.nm.us/school_info/guidance_and_counseling

9th Grade: Kelly Trilli ktrilli@fms.k12.nm.us


Last Name A-F: Rachel Yazzie ryazzie@fms.k12.nm.us

Last Name G-M: Cherilynn Shorty cshorty@fms.k12.nm.us

Last Name N-Z: Lynsay Reinhardt lreinhardt@fms.k12.nm.us

For Emergencies please dial 911

Link for support resources


PVHS Directory:

TEACHERS:  https://pvhs.fms.k12.nm.us/school_info/teacher_directory/faculty

STAFF: https://pvhs.fms.k12.nm.us/school_info/teacher_directory/staff

Tips for Virtual Learning at Home:

Our current learning environment requires different support and teamwork for our students to succeed; remember that being active in your child’s education requires genuine time and conversations about learning spent with your child.


We encourage parents/guardians to do a weekly visit with your child.  The goal of the visit is to support your child and provide constructive feedback and suggestions.


Have a minimum 15-20 minutes  parent/student meeting to discuss their learning:

1.      Have your child open up Schoology and show you their previous and current weeks learning in each class.  

2.     Then have your child open up PowerSchool and review their attendance and grades in each class. 

3.     Provide a comment/s on what you notice your child is excelling and improving and a comment/s on where your child can improve or is struggling.

4.     Create a next step action plan and schedule the next meeting date on a calendar to celebrate success and continue the process above.  

Peer Tutoring:

We are so excited to be able to offer Peer Tutoring at PV!  Tremendous thanks to Max Bales, our senior student who made this happen, as well as Mrs. Reinhardt, Mr. Trujillo, and Mr. Dudgeon who helped as well.

Peer tutoring starts today, Friday, October 23!

Hours are:

Monday:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday and Friday:  2:00 - 4:00 PM

Check the Student Hub in Schoology for the link.

Go to:

My Courses

Select PV Student Hub Section 1.

Select Peer Tutoring.

Select Tutoring Form to get registered.

Select Tutoring Link to get help.


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