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This section will be updated as more information becomes available. Please check back.
School starts on Wednesday, August 9. Here is a link to the 2023-24 School Calendar. Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 are days that are set aside for activities including things like:
  • providing time for students to meet teachers, and pick up schedules and supplies;
  • ·for new parents to the district to attend orientation;
  • for schools to post class lists, etc.
These days are flexible for each school site to arrange so you will receive more information from your school principal. Students will not be at school all day on the 7th and 8th but will have times that they can go to the school for specific activities. This is new this year and we are looking forward to having specific days set aside to make sure all of our students get off to a great start. 
Band Instrument Night 

Band Instrument Night will be held on Thursday, August 10th from 4 pm - 7 pm in the Los Alamos Middle School Cafeteria. 

Band directors will be there to answer questions and fit students on instruments if needed.  Rob Dunham with Reprise Music and Hanneman Music will be there with instruments and supplies.

This will be a great place for parents to purchase instruments for beginners or for upgrade instruments for more advanced players.  

Please contact Deanna Teague at or Zane Meek at with any questions.

If you haven’t already completed registration for the 2023-2024 school year, please go to and complete this process as soon as possible. Middle and high school students who completed course selection are also required to complete registration, as this is a different process than course selection. We cannot issue a schedule or assign a student to a teacher unless you have completed registration. 
LAPS provides bus service for all Los Alamos County elementary students who live at least 1 mile from the school, for middle school students who live 1.5 miles from the school, and for high school students who live 2 miles from the school. 
Please complete the 2023-2024 Student Bus Card
When you have submitted the bus card(s) you will not receive a confirmation email. If you have any further questions or concerns, please email Keith Rosenbaum at

We can provide transportation for students who live outside of Los Alamos County as space is available. Please complete the 2023-2024 Student Bus Card to be on the waiting list.

Parents of 3Y PRE K students should contact the Student Services Department at (505) 663-2208 to arrange for transportation.

Please complete the Special Education Bus Card if your student's IEP team has determined that your student is eligible for transportation as a related service.

Bus routes are posted on the website at

Food Services

Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to offer free breakfast and lunch to all of our students.  As we transition to feeding all of our students, we would like to highlight some items for you.  Breakfast at our elementary schools will be a sack option to ensure all students who want a meal are served in a timely manner. 

Free lunch service will be available for all Los Alamos Public Schools.  This will be a serve option that meets the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines for each grade level.  During the fall semester none of our school sites will serve a la carte options. This is so we can ensure that our food service partner is able to focus on quality, speed of service and presentation.  Students are still able to bring a lunch from home if that is their preference.

If a student has a dietary need (this includes vegan requests), this must be communicated with the school site nurse. The school site will inform our food service partner so they can prepare the requested meal for the student.  In addition to our one hot lunch option, the district will offer a sack lunch option as well. You can view menus online at The August menu will be posted no later than August 7, 2023. 

Even though all students can participate in the breakfast and lunch program we are asking that families fill out the free and reduced meal program application.  This is important as our free and reduced numbers are used for other important funding opportunities which support the district and our students.   Please use the online option at If you are unable to complete the online option please download a copy of the  Free and Reduced Meal Program application. Email the completed form to