Socorro Consolidated School District, 700 Franklin Street

It’s time to go back to class

As families in Socorro get in those last swims, sleepovers and pizza parties, the school district has been hard at work preparing for the many children who will be going to school on Wednesday, July 26.

Ron Hendrix, Socorro Consolidated Schools superintendent, said that preparations are still ongoing. Some certified (teaching) and classified (staff) positions remain unfilled.

At press time, the district website job list showed 27 open positions across the district – jobs ranging from coaches and IEP facilitator to substitute teachers, resource officer and custodial staff.

About enrollment numbers, Hendrix said, “Until the first week, we won’t know exactly how many children to expect because some have used auto-enrollment online, but others have not and just bring their kids to school.”

For the 2023-24 school year, all school supplies will be provided by the school district. According to Hendrix, the funding comes from ARP money.

Hendrix added that these funds are not expected to be available next year.

The first school board meeting of the school year is July 24 at the district office, 700 Franklin St., at 5:30 p.m. The next meeting is on August 14.

These young friends are looking forward to the first week of school at San Antonio Elementary.
Russell Huffman | El Defensor Chieftain

School calendar and schedule

Socorro Consolidated Schools students attend Monday to Thursday.

July 24-25, 28             Teacher Professional Development

July 26                        First day of school

Aug. 4                         Teacher Professional Development

Sept. 4                         Labor Day—no school

Oct. 13                        Parent-Teacher conferences—no school

Nov. 22-23                  Thanksgiving Holiday—no school

Dec. 25-Jan. 4             Winter Break—no school

Jan. 5                           Teacher Professional Development

Jan. 15                         MLK Day—no school

Feb. 19                        President’s Day—no school

Mar. 18-21                  Spring Break—no school

April 5                         Parent-Teacher conferences—no school

May 27                        Memorial Day—no school

May 30                        Last day of school

Classtime hours

Elementary School:     7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Middle School:            8:05 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

High School:               8:20 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

Click here for bus schedules

“Snow Day” Procedures

Decisions to cancel or delay school are made by the Superintendent and/or Transportation Director after reviewing driving conditions.

Teachers on duty will arrive and remain on duty as assigned until a decision to delay school which may result in an abbreviated day for both students and staff.

Depending on weather conditions, some bus routes may be canceled for the day while others will only be delayed. Poor conditions may also cause school to be let out early.

Whether a delay or closure, maintenance staff, custodians and principals should report by 7 a.m. to check buildings. If the call is for school closure, those personnel reporting can be dismissed once the campus is secure.

Clearing of sidewalks and walkways should be a priority before anyone is dismissed.

If school is delayed, it will be for 2 hours, which means all staff other than maintenance, custodians, and principals, would report 2 hours later than normal report time. Any delays or closures will be broadcast on KYRN Mine Country 102.1 FM.

If bad weather persists, local television will be notified the night before of any delays or closures. (KOAT TV 7 & KRQE News 13).

Jay Ann Cox, El Defensor Chieftain Editor