• The New Mexico Secretary of Education, Christopher Ruszkowski, will be visiting Del Norte on Nov. 8th in recognition of our school grades!!!

    There will be an assembly held on this day from 11:15am to 12:15pm. All parents are welcome to attend. 

    Del Norte Elementary School
  • Vacancies

    Del Norte Elementary is currently seeking a full-time Counselor. Please see the district's website at to inquire more about this position. 

    Del Norte Elementary School
  • Have a wonderful, safe, and happy summer!

    Del Norte Elementary School


Dear Families,

On behalf of the staff at Del Norte Elementary, we are excited to welcome you to our brand new school! We continue to look forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our commitment to your children. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:  

~  attends school daily and arrives on time- our goal this year is “LESS THAN FIVE” absences!

~  completes all homework assignments given by teachers.

~  reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills.

~  shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life.

~  knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school.

Please consider volunteering in classrooms as our students greatly benefit from your involvement and contribution to the school and its operations. We also seek volunteers to participate in the Advisory School Counsel and the Indian Education Committee. If you are interested in joining any of these, please contact the school office. 

It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding various school processes at Del Norte Elementary.  Please read the weekly correspondence sent home to families and feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions to make Del Norte Elementary the best school it can possibly be. 

The Del Norte staff feels privileged to be a part of our school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to a wonderful year!


Kristen K. Bischoff, Principal

Georgia Manning, Assistant Principal

Del Norte Elementary, 2017

Absences and Tardies


This year, we will begin school later in an effort to improve school attendance. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 am to 8:00 am. Instruction will begin at 8:00 am. Students will be considered tardy after 8:00 am. We will begin dismissal at 3:10 pm Monday through Thursday and 12:30 pm every Friday. Thank you for working with us to support this new change. We hope it helps all of our students and families!


Please call the office at 505-721-5200 when your child is absent. A Compulsory School Attendance Law (22-12-1 NMSA,1978) referral will begin at 5 unexcused absences. 


Classroom instruction begins at 8:00 am every day. Students will be considered tardy after 8:00 am. Students may arrive at school between 7:45 - 8:00 am to have breakfast and prepare for the day. 

School hours are 7:45 am - 3:10 pm Monday-Thursday and 7:45 am - 12:30 pm on Fridays. Please have your child here on time and ready to learn.

Important Dates

  • Miyamura High School Library

    McKinley Academy Community Meeting

    Gallup-McKinley County Schools
  • Tohatchi High Parent and staff night

    tonight's topic will be on Suicide Prevention.


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  • IEC Work Session

    6-8pm at SSC

    Gallup-McKinley County Schools
  • Jefferson Elem

    Jefferson Elementary had 97 students miss three days or less during the first semester.  these students will be rewarded with a fun day!

    Gallup-McKinley County Schools
  • RR Elem

    Red Rock Elem Cultural Diversity

    today at school there will be story telling throughout the day.

    Gallup-McKinley County Schools
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Del Norte Core Values Videos!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063