January 11, 2020 Update

Posted by Milton Archuleta on 1/11/2021

Good morning everyone;

 As you know, we have several groups of school employees in quarantine for possible exposure to the COVID 19 virus.  We are following protocols set by the NMDOH, CDC and DISD to eliminate any further spread of this most contagious virus. 

 While these steps are having an impact on our services such as food prep, delivery, and maintenance issues we are still meeting the educational needs of our students. We will work hard to get these services restored as quickly and safely as we can. We ask that you continue to strictly follow all of the preventive measures to stop the spread. 

 New Mexico has included educators in the second round of the vaccinations plan. To register for vaccination, visit cvvaccine.nmhealth.org and NMDOH will notify registrants when the vaccine is available. NMDOH also announced this week a DOH hotline that offers support for questions surrounding vaccine registration. New Mexicans who have questions or need support with the registration process can dial 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.


Experts expect another serge of COVID cases following the holidays, so this may get worse before it gets better. It is not a time to panic or overreact but to follow all of the guidelines that has proven to be effective in preventing additional spread.

 This pandemic has certainly raised our anxiety and fears as never before. We are anxious about our families, ourselves, and our community. I firmly believe we will get through this if we take care of each other in any way we can by checking on each other, talking to our children to relieve their worries and explain the importance of following all of the guidelines to prevent further spread of this virus. 

 If you need to get in touch with school personnel, please call as most of us are working remotely but have access to phones, email, and social media outlets. We are working hard to keep our many services working smoothly and appreciate your patience and prayers as we navigate through these challenging times. 

 Please stay safe so we when all of this slows down, we can get back to some sense of normalcy as quickly as possible. 

 Warm regards,

 Dr. Jim Hattabaugh


Dulce Independent School District

Dulce, NM 87528