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Hello All Atalaya Families,

I hope as you read this you happy and healthy!  Here is some information you may find helpful going into the upcoming school year.  

Virtual Q & A: (DATE CHANGE!)

If you have questions appropriate for a public forum please attend and ask them on Wednesday, August 4th from 5:00-6:00! Your questions will help me help others so thank you in advance!

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

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 PickUp details will be provided ASAP.

In Person Open House(DATE CHANGE!):

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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