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Parent Letters & Flyers


Dear Tony Hillerman community,

We are excited to welcome back our students on August 11! By now you have heard that masks are required for all students, employees, and visitors while inside Albuquerque Public Schools buildings, whether they are vaccinated or not. This includes all APS schools and offices. Masks also are required on school buses. Masks aren't required outdoors.

Important Announcements

Registration- FRIDAY, AUGUST 6:  All registered students will have access to their class schedule on August 4 through StudentVUE. We invite our community to come to school on Friday, August 6 to pick up a hard copy of the schedule, the student agenda, temporary ID and locker assignment. Review the assigned time slot below. All students and families will be directed to the cafeteria to pick up their class schedule and visit our school store for THMS spirit wear. All other items will located at your student's assigned ADVISORY teacher's classroom. If your student would like an assigned locker, please bring a combination lock. If you are not able to make it at your assigned time slot, your student will be able to obtain their items from their ADVISORY teacher on the first day of school: Wednesday, August 11. 

Please use the schedule below:

  • 6th Grade:  8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • 7th Grade:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • 8th Grade:  10:30 am - 12:00 p.m.

New Student Registration:  All new students needing to register or returning students that have not completed the registration process will need to complete registration on Friday, August 9 in the THSM library, anytime from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration questions can be directed to Crystal Lopez at 505-792-0698.

6th Grade Jump Start Day - MONDAY, AUGUST 9: All 6th graders are invited to attend a Jump Start day on Monday, August 9 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Please drop off your student using the APS Soccer Complex parking lot. Drop-off gates will open at 12:40 p.m. Click on the link for the map.

Student Agenda: All students will be issued a school agenda that contains important information, bell schedule, and dates. 

Dress Code: THMS has adopted a uniform dress code for the safety and wellbeing of all our students and staff. Detailed information can be located on our school's website and in the student agenda. 

THMS SPIRIT DAYS are every Friday and we encourage our students to wear a THMS shirt. We also celebrate COLLEGE DAYS every Wednesday and allow students to represent their favorite college gear.

I am excited to begin another school year at Tony Hillerman MS. We plan to focus on engaging our community, wellness, and building collaborative relationships. There are still many unanswered questions as we prepare to open our doors, however, we have become experts in waiting for information, adapting, and pivoting. Together, we will continue to navigate the changes that this school year will bring. 

I hope this message finds you healthy and happy and that you are able to enjoy your last few days of summer break. I look forward to reconnecting with you. 

Warm regards,

Principal Armijo