REMOTE LEARNING: Students will attend school online as if they were on campus. Please help them by creating a routine with a bed time and a waking up time.⏰

🌞BREAKFAST 7:30-8:00


🥙 LUNCH 30 minutes
(Time depends on grade level)















12:30 -1:00 

(Grade level teachers will post schedules in google classrooms)

Parents will designate a specific place at the home with NO DISTRACTIONS OR INTERRUPTIONS.

The Specials and PE schedules reflect Week 🅰️ and Week 🅱️ so that students are able to participate in PE, Art, Music, Computer, and Library time vía google classroom but also in person for students back in school.

The 🆎 schedules will not change as we know that parents and students need consistency especially for those who work outside the home.

WEDNESDAY is not an OFF day, all students are expected to login to their google class at 8:00am. 📚

🟣 If parents/guardians model the importance of learning even if it is from home, students will be more responsible and create an urgency to continue progressing academically.

During these challenging times we ask parents to help their children while at home by creating a schedule and implement it with consistency.

TOGETHER all things are possible! 🍎



ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN DAILY and entered in the system. The system is connected to the STATE, for this reason parents must ensure to call the school to report any ABSENCE due to: 

*doctor appointment
*technology issues
*family emergencies

This will help us, help you! 🤝

Please reference Policy J-0500 JE Student Attendance and Policy J-0511 JE-R Attendance Records Updated School Board Policies-11-16-2020.pdf  http://www.gisd.k12.nm.us under School Board
If you experience technology issues BUT your child is still submitting in their work he/she may NOT be counted absent!!

LET’S WORK TOGETHER in our students’ best Interest. ❤️

All students are expected to log in to class EVERY DAY as if they were physically going into to the school. 





All work assigned to students will be GRADED.📝

💻Students will receive the work online.

⌨️Students will return the work online.

✂️Grades earned by the work students complete, will be entered into the system.

Progress reports/Report cards will be mailed.📚

Students are responsible to complete assignments. 📖

🔴Can the parent take a picture of the work done by the student and text it or email it to the teacher? YES



 As a friendly reminder our schools are CLOSED to the public.

📞If you have questions please call 8:00 am-4:00 pm

School 575-824-6500      

Ms. Aguilar, Receptionist 575-322-5049 

Ms. Ceballos, School Counselor 575-448-1411

Ms. Valadez, Data Clerk 915-502-0638

Ms. Barajas: sbarajas@gisd.k12.nm.us

Ms. Burdick: kburdick@gisd.k12.nm.us



Coffee with the Principal VIDEOS

Coffee with the Principal March 4, 2021 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Implemented at DTE during Hybrid Learning Model



Upcoming Events

  • Spring Pictures!!! Fotos de primavera Tuesday/Martes 05/11/2021

    Face to Face Students/Estudiantes que asisten a la escuela 9:00-11:00 am

    Remote learners/Estudiantes que aprendenen linea 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


    Bring the exact amount of money

    Traiga la cantidad exacta de dinero

    Desert Trail Elementary
  • Board Meeting VIRTUAL

    Please visit the district website to access the meeting link/phone number.

    Por favor visite la pagina web del distrito para accesar la junta

    Desert Trail Elementary
  • Board Meeting VIRTUAL

    Please access the district website to access the meeting link/phone number.

    Por favor visite la pagina web del distrito para accesar la junta.

    Desert Trail Elementary
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-Early Release (time will be announced)

    ULTIMO DIA DE CLASES Salida temprana (se avisara la hora)

    Desert Trail Elementary
  • K6+ Program

    Desert Trail Elementary
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Computer and English Classes for PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Computer classes for PARENTS and GUARDIANS Tuesdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Computer Classes will be provided in English and Spanish.

Your computer's concerns will guide the instruction.

Computer Classes Google Meet:


English classes for PARENTS and GUARDIANS Wednesdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Aprenda el Ingles!

English Classes Google Meet:



Ms ceballos, School Counselor

Call: 575-448-1411


8:00 am - 4:00 pm  


 COVID 19 Questions: 

         Nurse 575-618-7857

         Enfermera 575-618-7709


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SY only for NEW students to the district MATRICULACIONES PARA 2021-2022 Solo alumnos NUEVOS al distrito

 Register your child for the upcoming school year, 2021-2022 if your child is NEW to the district or if your child is a new kindergarten student!  Matricule a su alumno para el proximo ano escolar, 2021-2022 si es nuevo a nuestro distrito o si es un alumno nuevo de kinder!

ESPANOL:  https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=28721&culture=es      

ENGLISH: https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=28721&culture=en



Chromebook/IPad Fees

If you need your child's google classroom CODE, please contact the teacher or call the school.  You may also email sbarajas@gisd.k12.nm.us/smaguilar@gisd.k12.nm.us or the teacher.




Charger is lost/stolen

/or damaged:$40

Cracked screen:


Broken Screen: 




Hot Spot/Verizon/TMobile

Lost/Damaged: $20 by month

e.g. lost in October $20, still lost and have not paid in November you owe $40, still lost and you have not paid since October now you owe $60 in December 


Charger is lost/stolen

/or damaged:$40

Cracked screen:                                             $150
Broken Ipad:                                              $294

Welcome to 2020-2021 School Year!



          Top Left to right: Yesica-Data Clerk, Sonia-Receptionist, Elizabeth-Secretary

          Lower Left to right: Ms. Burdick-Assistant Principal and Ms. Barajas-Principal




Principal:  Sonia Barajas


Assistant Principal: Karesa Burdick



Desert Trail Elementary, 310 E. Lisa Drive, Chaparral, NM 88081
Phone: 575-824-6500 | Fax: 575-824-3390

NMSSA State Assessments-Examenes estatales

  • Please make sure your son/daughter is in school on time and every day ready to shine!

  • Schedule your appointments after 2:50 pm during the testing window to allow your child the opportunity to show everything he/she has learned

  • Make sure your child gets a good night sleep and is in school on time to eat breakfast Kinder-2nd 7:30-8:00  am 3rd-6th 8:00 -8:20


  • Por favor asegurese de que su hijo/a llegue a tiempo a la escuela todos los dias listo para demostrar todas sus destrezas, 

  • Programe citas despues de las 2:50 pm durante la ventana de pruebas dandole la oportunidad a su hijo de demostrar todos sus talentos academicos

  • Asegure que su hijo tenga un buen descanso por la noche y llegue a tiempo para el desayuno escolar

    Kinder-2nd 7:30-8:00 am 3rd-6th 8:00-8:20

Recognization & Honor's Program/Programa de reconocimiento y de honor

The new recognition and honors program at Desert Trail Elementary School is designed to recognize the achievement of those students who demonstrated that they excel in all aspects of being a good student.  This includes academics, citizenship and attendance

Students who have unexcused absences; excessive tardies (three or more each grading period); discipline referrals to the principal; or unacceptable classroom conduct, as determined by and documented by the teacher, will NOT be eligible for recognition.

Each student must meet the following criteria:

HONOR ROLL: K-6th All students who receive all 'A' or all 'B' or a combination of both (NO 'C'), Satisfactory in all areas and NO unexcused absences and 3 or less tardies. 

Honors Banquet at the end of the year will include students that have remained in the honor list for all grading periods with no unexcused absences and less than 3 tardies every 9 weeks.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE K-6th No absences (full day or half day-attendance is taken at 10:00am and 12:30 pm) and 3 or less tardies.


El programa de reconocimiento y de honor de la escuela primaria Desert Trail esta diseñado para reconocer los logros de los estudiantes que han demostrado en todos los aspectos de ser buen alumno.  Esto incluye académicamente, ser buen ciudadano y también asistencia

Los estudiantes con faltas excesivas, llegadas tardes excesivas (tres o mas en cada nueve semanas); visitas a la dirección por disciplina;  o conducta inaceptable en el salón determinada y documentada por la/el maestro, NO son elegibles para ser reconocidos. 

Cada estudiante debe cumplir con lo siguiente:

LISTA DE HONOR: K-6th TODOS los estudiantes que recibieron puras 'A' o puras 'B' o una combinacion de A/B (NO 'C'), satisfactorio en todas la sareas y NINGUNA ausencia injustificada y 3 o menos llegadas tardes. 

El Banquete de honor al final del año escolar incluira a estudiantes que han estado en la lista de honor todas las 4 nueve semanas con ninguna falta injustificada y menos de 3 llegadas tardes en cada 9 semanas.

ASISTENCIA PERFECTA: K-6th No faltas (dia completo o medio dia-asistencia se toma a las 10:00am y 12:30pm) y tres o menos llegadas tarde.