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GOK Updates from Principal Owen
Posted 3/26/20

Dear GOK Families,


A few updates:

  • As each of you are aware the New Mexico Public Education Department announced today school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. However, this does not mean learning will stop.  APS is currently developing a Continuous Learning Plan that we will be rolling out to families by April 13th.  We are all working hard to ensure a successful end of the year, but in a very different format than expected.  As soon as I have more information I will be sure to let everyone know.  Emergency Update on Coronavirus.
  • Please be patient this next week (Week of March 30) as I want teachers to enjoy their Spring Break.  I am asking teachers to rest this next week as was originally planned and to stay away from their emails and their planning.  Many of your trips may be postponed or canceled, but take the time to enjoy Spring Break with your family and together we will make our continuous learning the best it can be. Stay patient and flexible at this time and know we appreciate each of you for helping to educate our students. 

  • K-5 Learning packets arrived, so those are now available from 10:00-1:00 during the Grab and Go meal distribution.
  • Our site is a Grab and Go meal site.  We continue to serve meals from 10:00-1:00 Monday through Friday.  Remember that children must be present to get a meal. There will be NO MEALS on April 10th due to it being a holiday.  To make sure students have access to a meal on Friday, April 10th, the meals handed out on April 9th will provide enough food for 2 days.
  • Starting on April 13th, Grab and Go meals will be served on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only from 11:00-1:00.  Each day you will be given enough for two days.  This would provide 6 meals a week to families instead of the current 5.  Until then, meals are served every day from 10:00-1:00. 
  • If you weren't able to pick up your KBP Spring photo order, please come during our Grab and Go pick up times Monday through Friday from 10:00-1:00.  No need to get out of your car, just pull up and let our staff know you need to pick up your order.  We will have them available until all are picked up.
  • Child care is provided by Children’s Choice at GOK.  If you are in need of child care, please find information at  Children's Choice or call them at 505.296.2880.
  • A free karate opportunity with Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts
  • Please check out our updated Library Page on the O'Keeffe Website.  On the page you will find information on Book Clubs, Battle of the Books, and links to Ms Huggins reading some of her favorite books.
  • Don’t forget to register for next school year.  Students must re-register yearly and provide 2 proofs or residency to confirm you reside within the school boundaries or provide an approved transfer.  Please upload your 2 proofs with your online registration or you can email them to our clerk, Fatima Gurule.   
  • Keep your Flat Stanley pictures and stories coming!  I enjoy seeing what everyone has been up to. Share by Twitter @GOK_Rams, email me, or post to our Georgia O'Keeffe PTA Facebook page.


Miss you all,

Jessica Owen