UPDATED 5/18/2020

Thank you so much for your continued patience and support during the 2019-2020 School Year.  No one could have imagined that when we dismissed classes for Spring Break back on March 13, that it would be the last day at school for our students.  The school staffs greatly miss the face-to-face engagements and interactions with your child(ren).  We know how important school is, not just for learning, but for social aspects as well. 

LDoE is currently working with the Pueblo, Bureau of Indian Education, NM Public Education Department, and other entities to determine a plan to re-open school in August 2020.  Our plan will be sure to address any Social Distancing, Personal Protective Equipment, hygiene, and other requirements.  Our first priority is community safety.  We will communicate information on school re-opening to you as soon as we can, but for sure no later than July 20, 2020.  Other timelines for important communications are listed further down this webpage.

As for the 2019-2020 School Year, please be aware of the following:

  • LMS report cards were issued at the beginning of May.  Students received a grade of SAT (Satisfactory) or UNSAT (Unsatisfactory).
  • All LMS students are being promoted to the next grade level.
  • LES did not issue report cards for the last Trimester.
  • All LES students, except for six, are being promoted to the next grade level.  LES has directly contacted any parent whose child is being retained.  If LES has not contacted you, your child is not being retained.
  • Yearbooks – if you preordered an LES or LMS yearbook and have not already received it, please come to the front of LES and we will bring it out to you.  LES Yearbooks are still available for sale.  Cost is $10.  Please come to the front of LES and we will bring it out to you. 
  • Certificates of Transition for grades Kinder, 5 and 8 are being mailed home.
  • LES and LMS Staff will continue to reach out to students during the month of June to connect with students and offer any needed support.  Please let us know if there is anything the school can do to help or support you.
  • Registration packets for the 2020-2021 School Year will be available in July.

At the end of the 2019-2020 School Year, Mr. Trujillo retired.  We would like to thank Mr. Trujillo for his hard work and dedication to the LDoE students and community.  He will be missed.  Recently, the LDoE Board of Education approved a reorganization and Dr. Gurule was hired to lead both the LES and the LMS beginning May 11, 2020.  Please contact Dr. Gurule at h.gurule@lagunaed.net if you have any questions or concerns about LES or LMS.

As always, our parents are our partners in education.  We look forward to seeing you in the Fall.

If you have questions, please contact LDOE Administration Office at 505-552-6008

LDOE PARENTS: Please update your contact information by calling your student's school.

DEC: 552-6544 • LES: 552-9200 • LMS: 552-9091

LDOE Communication Plan

Many of you have posed questions that merit a response from LDOE. In our effort to respond to these questions, we have established a timeline as to when the responses will be available. Many of our responses are contingent upon decisions made by our funding agencies. We will continue to do our best to respond to the questions.

All of the LDOE departments (DEC, LES, LMS, and PFS) are supported by federal program dollars. Each of these federal programs have their own regulations that we must adhere to as part of our service delivery. These federal funders also have a say on how we administer our programs during this time of the Corona Virus Pandemic. We feel confident that we can begin to prepare information for release to the public.

If you are experiencing difficulties with accessing the information on the LDOE website, please contact our IT Department at: tech@lagunaed.net or 505-552-3080.

Below you will find a timeline at which information will become accessible on our website and Facebook page. The School Messenger system will also send an alert when the information is available.

 Program Information Date Available
 Summer Food Program May 15th
 LES & LMS Transition Events May 15th
 LES & LMS Grade Advancement May 15th
 LES & LMS End of Year Grades May 15th
 DEC Registration for 2020-2021 June 1st
 DEC Transition Event June 22nd
 LES & LMS Registration for 2020-2021 July 1st 
 DEC - Beginning of New School Year July1st
 LES & LMS - Beginning of New School Year July 20th 
 PFS School Supplies Distribution June 8th 
 PFS Direct Scholarship Information June 8th 

We continue to pray for your safety and well-being during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Administrative Offices at 505-552-6008.

LDOE Administrative Staff

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About Us

Laguna Department of Education


Reflecting the importance we place on the integration of the Laguna language and culture into our programs, our mission statement is expressed in our Keres language and though there is no literal translation, in English it is stated as:

"Helping People Prepare for Life's Journey"

Vision Statement
Academic excellence develops successful life-long learners by demonstrating that we:

  • Create exemplary environments that maximize staff and student satisfaction toward academic excellence
  • Are rooted in love and respect
  • Embrace our history, traditions, and culture by respecting our Laguna perspective to maximize holistic learning and bi-cultural prosperity/success
  • Recognize learning opportunities from infancy through adulthood
  • Encourage and demonstrate community support for self-sufficiency
  • Are the school of choice for Laguna students & parents
  • Are a nationally recognized educational system

For questions and comments about the Title I application, Title VI application or IDEA, please contact Ms. Barton at 552-9200

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