PVHS Updates

*****August 11, 2021

Parents and Students,

This is a reminder that the first day of classes for the 21-22 school year will be tomorrow, August 12. 

Listed here are some other items that will ensure a smooth transition back to in-person learning and starting the school year in a safe manner. 

At this time, we are requiring that all persons on campus wear a mask while indoors on campus, this includes all students, staff and visitors.  Please make sure that your student(s) attends with a mask.  Further information and possible changes in this procedure will be forthcoming through further correspondence.

The first bell rings at 7:55am and the start of school bell will ring at 8:00am.  The final bell for the day will be at 3:12pm.

Please use the front/main entrance parking lot for drop-off and pick-up of your student(s).  The Lanes behind the field house are for buses both before and after school.

Students will receive supplies during their first hour class.  Please make sure that they have a means to carry these during the school day.

Both Breakfast and Lunch are provided for all students at no charge.  We will not accept deliveries of outside items/food.  Students may bring needed items and their own lunches with them in the mornings if they choose.  Students may utilize the commons/cafeteria areas during lunch as well as the outdoor areas.  We are limiting seating to 4 students per table to ensure social distancing to the greatest extent possible during lunch times.  Students are not required to wear their masks during the times that they are eating.

We are excited to have students for in-person learning and look forward to seeing all of them in our classrooms.  We thank you in advance for helping us making the start of school safe and enjoyable for all of our students. 

Welcome to this new school year...

Kelly Thur


Piedra Vista High School

(505) 599-8880



*****August 6, 2021

PV Students and Families,

Welcome to School Year 2021-2022. We are excited to begin this school year and have your student in-person for their classes.

Hopefully, this correspondence will answer many questions that you have at this time regarding the start of the school year.


The first day of school for all students is Thursday, August 12.  Our first bell rings at 7:55 am with the start of class bell for first hour at 8:00 am.  The final bell of the day is at 312pm. 

1. The bell schedule is for a 7 period day for Monday through Friday with modifications for Mondays (Early Release at 100pm) and Fridays (Assembly/PAWS).  The bell schedules will be updated on our website prior to the first day of school. (sorry for the inconvenience, but due to our hybrid/virtual schedule last year, they will need to be uploaded to our website by our website administrator when they return on Monday).  Students will have access to these as they navigate their return to school.

August 12 and 13 bell schedules will be modified to address our goals of meeting with each class to promote the PV culture and expectations for students which includes re-connecting with our Panther Spirit atmoshphere.  This will not affect the start, lunch, or end times.

2. We have just received guidance that masks are required for all staff and students regardless of vaccinations.  This will be reviewed periodically by our district safety committee based on recommendations of the NM Depart of Health and NM Public Education Department.  Please ensure that your student(s) attend school with a mask.  Thank you.

3. We are excited that our lunch schedule will return to the usual A and B lunch schedule.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the cafeteria for lunch and may utilize the outdoor areas for this time as well.  Also a reminder that breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost for all students this year.

4. We will distribute laptops at the first possible time.  Unfortunately, there are some system settings with student laptops that are being addressed which may delay this distribution.  We will provide further information as we gather more information from our technology department.  Laptop fees will be covered by the school district for this school year.

5.  We are hosting an Open House for our Sophomores, Freshmen and all new to PV students on August 11, 2021.  Please see the times to promote a safe environment for all of our students and families.

4:30pm - 5:30pm Sophomores and New to PV students. 6:00pm - 7:00pm Freshmen

This is an opportunity for students to become acquainted with the PV campus and meet their teachers prior to the first day of school.  We hope to see these students Wednesday evening.

6.  We have received supplies for every student.  These will be distributed during 1st hour on Thursday, please make sure that your student(s) have the ability to carry these supplies home in a backpack or other personal carrying bag.

7.  With the current guidelines for COVID19 safety procedures for quarantine and social distancing will be followed.  Quarantine requirements are reviewed on a case by case situation based on changing classroom settings.  Social distancing will be followed according to the greatest extent possible per guidance.  As stated for the last year plus, all guidelines and procedures can change at any time.  We will notify at first opportunity for any changes that take place.

8.  Schedules for each student will be completed and emailed on Monday, August 9.  Please look for this email. You may also be able to log on to Powerschool to view your student's schedule.

9. RUVNA will not be utilized for student screening at this time.  


Have a great weekend as we look forward to the start of school next Thursday.

If you have other questions, please call our front office at 505-599-8880.  The office will be open from 730am,-400pm Monday through Friday beginning Monday, August 9.


Kelly Thur


Piedra Vista High School

(505) 599-8880