Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation

We will start with course offerings. Click here for a guide for our elective offerings. In the future we will catalog all of our classes, so you can see the full extent of the rich content Milagro Middle School offers.

This online stuff is hard! Hopefully, this will make it easier:

1.) Does your child have access to Powerschool?

Powerschool will tell you who your child's teachers are. Knowing that is half the battle! With Powerschool access, your student can get their teacher's contact information and check their grades!

If your child does not know how to access Powerschool, contact someone from our office staff:

Christine Ortega -- She handles withdrawals, and our finances. cortega@sfps.k12.nm.us
Cecilia Gonzalez -- She handles our front office and registration questions. Ella habla Espanol. cegonzalez@sfps.k12.nm.us
Viridiana Carrillo -- She handles our Student's IEPs. Ella habla Espanol vcarrillo@sfps.k12.nm.us

2.) Does your child have a chromebook?

Each student at MMS is given a chromebook to work off of, whether there is a pandemic or not! Everything regarding their learning (for the most part) is accessible through it. If your child does not have a chromebook or a functioning chromebook, you will want to contact the help desk via email at studenthelpdesk@sfps.k12.nm.us

3.) Can your child access Open Access?

We heard you through community forums! Parents wanted one platform. Our LMS (Learning Management System). No more Google Classroom, or some other place to go to. Open Access is accessible from your child's chromebook. They need to log in to Onelogin (It is what they sign into when they power their chromebooks on). It gives them options for what app they will log into. Check out this video to see how to access Open Access from Onelogin.

4.) Does your child know what to do?


We have made it easy to navigate through your child's classes. Each class is paired down to a few simple choices. Check out this video of one of our teachers Open Access to see how simple it is to navigate!

We are going to have each teacher provide a link to their class for a specific class period at the top of the student's screen of their Open Access Course for them to meet in person.

5.) Does your child know when to log on?

Our bell schedule and online schedule are one in the same. When and if we go to hybrid model, there will be no issue with transition from one to the other.

If your child has history 1st period, they are expected to log in to their history classroom for 1st period for synchronous instruction. The bell schedule can be found here.

6.) Have you gotten a message about a survey about your kid's learning or something like that?

We are just trying to plan for your kiddo. If we know that you want to be in a hybrid or remote setting for the school year, we are trying to make it so we will not have to change your kiddo's schedule when the time comes. Right now, we are in remote. It may not stay that way... Do you want your kiddo going to school in the hybrid section? Remote? Contact someone below. They will get that info. to the right person for you. If you wait too long, there may be a change to your kid's schedule. It is no disrespect, some of our teachers are remote, all year. We are planning accordingly.

At any rate, we have people standing by to assist make this as easy as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Meet our administration team:

Frances Maestas - fmaestas@sfps.k12.nm.us
Evelyn Leger - eleger@sfps.k12.nm.us
Greta Hough - ghough@sfps.k12.nm.us
Sue Greig - sgreig@sfps.k12.nm.us - Dean of Students
Justin Hunter - jhunter@sfps.k12.nm.us - Assistant Principal
Brenda Korting - bkorting@sfps.k12.nm.us - Principal


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Good stuff.... Good tips.

Education starts at school and continues at home. There are plenty of things that you, as parents, can do at home to help your child along a strong developmental path. Here are some helpful tips to give your child an advantage at home, which will transfer to the classroom.

Read, Read, Read

Reading is an important cognitive function for children to learn. Take every opportunity you can to read with your child. Make the kitchen, living room, and their bedrooms, into “reading zones” and devote some time every day to reading short stories, homework, or anything that is particularly challenging for them.

Make it Fun!

Games can be exceptional learning tools. Board games, card games, memory games and word games subtly engage a child in learning essential problem solving skills, while ensuring they have fun! Showing them how much fun learning can be will make them more eager to learn.

Embrace Technology

Computers, tablets, and mobile devices have access to all sorts of educational resources that can help your child learn in a collection of different ways. From games to writing to reading, technology offers a number of different ways to engage kids as they learn. Don’t be scared to let them get used to technology, the sooner they learn about the devices, the more comfortable they will be when using them in the future.

Encouragement is Golden

Remember to encourage your children through the learning process. Positive reinforcement goes a long way in helping a developing mind absorb information. Mistakes should not be cause for concern. Instead, view them as learning opportunities and help your child realize where, and how, they can improve.

Count, Write, Read

Practice, repetition, and routine help a young mind develop skills faster, and become more comfortable with the skills they already have. Set time aside to count with your children, let them write stories for you, and read them together. This little bit of effort can make a world of difference in the long run.