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Virtual Q & A/Open House Wednesday, August 4th from 5PM-6:00PM: (DATE CHANGE from original email in July!)

We will introduce staff members and their grade levels (so your child knows who to look for when then come to school), introduce the PTA Board Members, share Covid Safety Precautions, review drop off and pick up routines and answer questions you may have.

Homeroom assignments will be finalized and emailed to you Wednesday, August 4th in the afternoon, before the Q & A, with a map of the school so you can compare known classrooms to new classrooms with your child.

Phone Numbers(‪US‬) ‪+1 209-850-2319‬ PIN: ‪662 103 243#‬

This meeting will be recorded and posted for those that cannot make it.

Start Dates: 

  • First - Sixth graders start school on Friday, August 6. 
  • Kindergarten students start school on Tuesday, August 10.
  • Preschool starts on Monday, August 16th.  

Both Preschool and Kindergarten will be contacted by their teachers sometime after Monday, August 2nd to set up Kindergarten Kick Off or PreSchool Visits.

School Start and End Times:

  • School Starts at 7:50 daily Monday-Friday
  • School Ends at 2:50 Monday-Thursday.  School Ends at 12:30 on Friday(PK does not have school Friday).

Drop off and Pick Up:

  • Pick up and Drop off will be like it was at the end of last school year.  If you were not here then or need a refresher you can find the WRITTEN DIRECTIONS HERE.

Bus Routes:

Returning Students: call Martha at 467-4401 for bus information

New In Zone Students:  call 467-3500 to let them you know will be taking the bus.  We will also be giving out bus passes once your child comes to school.

New or Returning Innerzone students:  You can take the HUB busses(AKA Route #31) from Aspen picking up at 7:00am and dropping off at 3:30pm or the HUB bus from 
Chaparral picking up at 6:50am and dropping off at 3:35pm

In Person Open House(DATE CHANGE from original email in July!):

We have a tentative Back to School Gathering scheduled on Wednesday, September, 1 from 4-6. At this event you will hopefully be allowed to come into your child's classroom. There will be food and fun for all.


We will have aftercare at Atalaya starting on the first day of school.  The details are not worked out and there will be a fee (somewhere around $60 per week).  It will run to 5:30 daily.  If you need this service please sign up here and more information will be sent.

I am sure there are many questions you may have, as I have some too.  I promise I will do my best to answer them in a timely manner and as always please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.


Kate Diaz

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Welcome to Atalaya Elementary School!

Atalaya is a mid-sized elementary school nestled in the foothills of the East Mountains with a small “friendly family” feel. The Team of teachers provides a strong academic foundation based on the belief of the growth mindset designed to instill the love of learning in each and every student. We believe in educating the whole child, and therefore offers a balanced curriculum of Math, Language Arts, Inquiry Science, and Social Studies. Each classroom's experience includes various grade level traditions such as participation in El Otro Lado, National Dance Institute (NDI), Talking Hands Talking Feet and other theatrical/movement programs. Atalaya has strong partnerships with our local neighbors at Santa Fe Prep and St. John’s College that provide support for our students through tutoring, chess and mentorships. We offers an after-school program to support family’s needs named Atalaya Aftercare. Atalaya After Care offers a variety of enrichment activities and homework support. Students can also take part in girls and boys basketball teams and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony programs.

Atalaya has a very strong and active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that sponsors many enriching opportunities for our families. The annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day offers one of the largest 5K runs in Northern New Mexico. PTA also host the Back to School Barbecue, Fall Festival, Spring and Fall Book Fairs and family dinners out. The PTA's goal is to support all students and families here at Atalaya through sponsoring grade level traditions, supporting school wide teacher professional development and offering teacher stipends to support classroom needs. The PTA also helps our parent volunteers support a safer environment on the playground at lunch and smaller learning groups during Response to Intervention in the classrooms.

Peachjar Flyer Distribution

Our district wants families to know about valuable programs and resources in the community. To facilitate delivery of this information, approved community organizations can send their flyers home to families digitally through Peachjar.

To request flyer approval, follow the steps below. Paper flyers from outside organizations will no longer be distributed.

● Visit
● Register as a Program Provider (account type)
● Upload your flyer for approval

Your flyer will be automatically submitted to the district office for approval. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to parents and posted on each school’s web flyerboard for your selected duration of time. Peachjar charges a fee for this service that is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers to each school.


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