Hello I am Mrs. Sanchez and have been appointed the new Principal here at Crownpoint High School (CHS). I am from Tohatchi and this will be my 23rd year in the educational field. I’m very serious about education and I look forward to our partnership to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality learning school experience. As the parent myself, I know the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can ensure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.
My main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best. Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort. I believe that great schools are the results of great parents and great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at CHS.
I am very passionate about the high school years. Most of my teaching and administrative years have been working with students and staff from elementary to high school. This is an important and critical time of transition – moving from the high school experience and preparing for the bigger challenge of life and college.
We want you to join us in making this the very best experience for your children. Being informed will help. You are invited to attend our parent meetings and family nights. Throughout the year our school website, periodic calendars, and newsletters, etc. will attempt to provide you with the most current information. However, many times you will have questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me, Teresa , or any of our teachers at 505-721-1600.
I have developed many philosophies over time, with each new experience and the knowledge I gain from every school setting and students I encounter, however my critical and necessary philosophy is the one of respect, I ask that students Respect themselves, Respect their work and Respect their school. We show respect to ourselves by having a positive and respectful attitude, attire, language and behavior. We show respect to our work by completing assignments, participating in class and earning passing grades. We show respect to our school by showing respect to the teachers, the staff, the school building and following school policies and procedures.
Our students are working towards entering the real work of college and real world of work, it is imperative that we teach and guide our students to be prepared for their world beyond high school. The following policies and procedures will now be in place and with more to follow into next school year. Any questions or concerns please feel free to meet with me or give the school a call. Thank you.
Gallup McKinley School District Dress code policy: Personal appearance must not disrupt or detract from the educational environment The school dress code has been established to promote discipline, respect and responsibility among all students and to maintain an appropriate school environment conducive to learning
and free from unnecessary distractions and disruptive influences.
Shirts: Must be a solid color, polo-style with no printed words, emblem or symbol, collard button up shirt. Shirts may be gray, Khaki (tan), navy blue (dark Blue), white or school colors, black and red.
School spirit shirts will be on specified Sprit days and earned from the students following school dress code policies.
Pants: Must be in solid color black, gray, khaki (tan, no cargo pants), navy blue, dress pants and jeans with no holes.
Sweatshirts and pullovers are acceptable only if they are solid colors and only with school emblems or print.
THE USE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE (Cell Phones, I-Pods, MP3 Players) IS A PRIVILEGE IN GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS
1. Middle school and High school students will be allowed to have electronic devices at school, but
2. The devices must be TURNED OFF from the first bell to the last bell of the day.
If a student has the electronic device on during the day or is sending text messages, the device will be taken away, logged into the office by an identified office staff as designated by the principal.
The Parents/Guardian of the student must come to school and sign for the electronic device in order for it to be returned.
The electronic device will be taken away, logged into the office by an identified office staff as designated by the principal. The parents/guardians will be able to pick up the electronic device at the end of the semester.
Continued violation of this policy will result in misbehavior (12.22) as per board policy.
The school is NOT responsible for the loss of any electronic device.
The use of a cell phone by anyone during a Lock Down is strictly prohibited for the safety of all students and staff. (Schools who do not have effective intercom systems may use cell phones as a way of communicating).
Crownpoint High School Principal