Director's Letter—March 24, 2020
Starting tomorrow, March 25, 2020, we will be re-opening Promiseland to offer childcare exclusively to parents who are employed in “essential” job positions.
Such essential roles include doctors, nurses, surgeons, police officers, firefighters, reporters, grocery workers, plumbers, electricians, and any other position as defined by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Promiseland will be open for business starting Wednesday, March 25. Regular hours are 7:00am through 6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Pricing for regular hours varies based on need and is available at www.promiselandchildcare.com. We are also offering extending hours from 6:00pm through 10:00pm. (Extended hours have an additional cost of $20.00 per day.)
We have a link on our website allows you to choose your date, drop-off time and pick-up time. We ask that you fill out as much in advance as possible. We cannot accept anyone who has not registered before Friday prior to the following week.
We will be operating with a limited staff, so we ask that you let us know ahead of time your anticipated drop-off and pick-up schedule.
Staff will be providing curbside service for drop-off and pick-up. Please use the roundabout by the Cañon Café and call as you enter the campus so staff can be there for your child. While you’re there, consider purchasing a breakfast burrito and coffee from the café for take-out!
Each child will have a daily wellness check to make sure they are feeling good and not showing signs of illness.
Each day we are also requiring bedding to go home and be washed with a clean set returned the next day. All cups and personal items will need to be taken home and sanitized before returning.
For those interested in the extended hours, we will have an evening meal served at 6:30pm. Activities will be available until 8:00pm. At 8:00pm, students will be getting ready for bed and will have a cot and mattress (provided by school) along with sheet and blankets (provide by parent). Bedding will need to taken home, cleaned and returned each day.
We would like to hear back from you if you would be interested in 24-hour childcare in the future. This will be for families that work graveyard and swing shift hours. We will be sending out a survey in the following weeks.
Here to serve,
Director of Education
Director's Letter—March 13, 2020
On March 12, 2020, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Public Education Department and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that New Mexico K-12 public schools will close for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16, in response to the ongoing international novel coronavirus pandemic. The public closures will begin at the end of the school day today, Friday, March 13.
The administration at Piñon Hills Academy (PHA) and the Promiseland Child Development Center (PLCDC) have the desire to protect each of our students and families to the best of our ability, and we believe closing in alignment with the public-school systems will best serve our families.
Therefore, PHA and PLCDC will be closing after normal business hours today and extending for a minimum of 3 weeks. PHA students will have the capability of completing schoolwork online. Instructions for online schoolwork and/or additional assignments will be sent home with students today.
Please check this page for future updates related to COVID-19.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the information provided below.
Director of Education
Health Update—March 13, 2020
• Piñon Hills Academy (PHA) and Promiseland Child Development Center (PLCDC) will be closing after normal business hours today, Friday, March 13, extending for a minimum of 3 weeks.
• PHA students will have the capability of completing schoolwork online. Instructions for online schoolwork and/or additional assignments will be sent home with students today.
• Starting on Monday, March 16, students may not be dropped off at PHA or PLCDC until further notice.
Health Update—March 12, 2020
• Currently, classes will continue as scheduled until further notice. This situation has been rapidly-developing, so please
check back to this web page for the latest updates.
• Our staff is working to create strategies related to COVID-19 to ensure prevention and responsibility. Preparation is not
the same as panic. While we are preparing, we are not panicking.
• We have a cleaning team actively sanitizing surfaces throughout our facilities, including the church, café, schools and offices.
• The church will move to online services starting Sunday, March 15, 2020, through at least Sunday, April 12, 2020. We will reassess as we go.