Dear Families,

On behalf of the staff at Del Norte Elementary, we are excited to welcome you to our 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


Del Norte Elementary

School Schedule and Absences

Breakfast is served from 7:40 am to 8:00 am every day. Instruction begins at 8:00 am. Students are considered tardy after 8:00 am. We will begin dismissal at 3:10 pm Monday through Thursday and 12:30 pm every Friday. 


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. 



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