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!






*****REQUIRED (If your student is returning to Desert Trail Elementary School)/REQUERIDO (Si quire que su estudiante regrese a a la Escuela Primaria Desert Trail)******

You have all received a code via mail or email regarding the updating of your child's registration for the 21-22 SY. If you have not received the snapcode call 575-824-6500./Todos han recibido un código por correo o correo electrónico con respecto a la actualización del registro de su hijo para el 21-22 SY. Si no ha recibido el código instantáneo por correo o correo electrónico, llame 575-824-6500.

EVERY student will have to re register by for the upcoming school year using the link:/CADA estudiante tendrá que volver a registrarse para el próximo año escolar usando el enlace:

******Kinder & 6th Grade Promotion Honk and Wave Parade******Honor Roll & Perfect Attendance Honk and Wave Parade!!!

You, parents, are your child’s first teacher. Without your support our wonderful staff would not be able to accomplish the difficult task of preparing our kinder and sixth graders for their new endeavors in first grade and middle school. Our hard working teachers have invested their valuable time to ensure each student builds a solid foundation to continue learning and growing academically. Thank you for coming to celebrate each of these children.

Thank you all Kinder and 6th Grade parents for coming out and celebrating your child's successes. / Gracias a todos los padres de Kinder y 6to grado por venir y celebrar los éxitos de su hijo.

El enlace para ver el desfile está a continuación:


Congratulations to all the students who reached the important achievement of being in the A or AB Honor Roll. With hard work and dedication anything is possible! Attending school is also very important and we will honor those students who also reached perfect attendance for the whole school year. These students have not been absent since school began in August!

Thank you to all the 1st-5th parents for coming and celebrating your child's academic successes./Gracias a todos los padres de 1º a 5º por venir y celebrar los éxitos académicos de su hijo.

To view the parade please clink on the link:


Ms. Munoz, Maria, 4th Dual Spanish Teacher



Coffee with the Principal VIDEOS

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


Upcoming Events

  • Faculty Training

    Teacher Meetings and Professional Development/Work Day

    Desert Trail Elementary
  • Teachers and Staff Return to School

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  • Students return to school K-12

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  • Board Meeting

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  • Board Meeting

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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



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 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:

Ms. Burdick:



Chromebook/IPad Fees

If you need your child's google classroom CODE, please contact the teacher or call the school.  You may also email 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


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.