Dear Sweeney Parents and Families,

Sweeney Elementary will be a fully in-person school next year.  Our teachers will only be teaching the children in their classrooms who are on site. No virtual learning.

If you would like your child to remain in a remote learning setting for next year, the district is offering Desert Sage Academy.  This will be a K-12 virtual school. All learning will be done by remote teachers who will teach your child from their Chromebook or other electronic device. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child for remote learning with Desert Sage Academy, please fill out one of the following surveys.  The first link is for students going into kinder - 5th.  The second link is for those going into 6th - 12th next year.

If you don't wish to do virtual learning for your child and plan on your child returning to Sweeney next year, you do not need to fill out anything. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Dolores Montano-Pena, Principal 

If your child is going into K-5th next year:

    https://forms.gle/CAhRrsg7DJAxwPMQ7

If your child is going into 6thor 7th grade next year: 

   https://forms.gle/jJKWgJNrYKjU9R1q7



SWEENEY ELEMENTARY 
HOME OF THE COUGARS!

 Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. Sweeney is located on the south side of Santa Fe and offers quality education to a very diverse community. Our program serves Pre-K, Kindergarten-5th Grade Students, in a 50/50 Bilingual model. The goal of the Bilingual model is to give students the opportunity to become fluent in English and Spanish.


Multiple programs are offered at Sweeney such as chess club, robotics, National Dance Institute (NDI), Cooking with Kids, (to list a few) all of which encourage participation from parents and students together. 

After School and Extended Learning programs are also available to students. Academic Support is provided by Reading Quest, and Reading is Magic, both programs consist of highly qualified volunteer tutors in math and reading.

Big Brothers Big Sisters play a valuable role along with PMS and Gerard's House in offering social and emotional support to our students. Sweeney values and honors the whole child.

Extracurricular activities are also included at our school, boys' and girls' basketball, guitar classes, violin classes and cultural performances. 

Please visit our Website and School 



Santa Fe Public Schools
2021-2022 Calendar
July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 DATE DESCRIPTION STATUS
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa July 5, 2021 Independence Day Observed School and Administrative offices closed
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 Aug. 2, 2021 First day for Teachers and Site PD No class for students
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Aug. 3, 2021 District Professional Development No class for students
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Aug. 4-5 2021 Teacher Planning & Prep No class for students
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Aug. 6, 2021 First day of school 1st grade- 12th grade/ First Quarter Students return to school
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 August 6th & 9th Kinder Kickoff Kinder parent meetings
August 10th First Day of school Kindergarten Kindergarten students begin class
October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 August 16th PreK students first day of school / First Quarter
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Sept. 6, 2021 Labor Day School and Administrative offices closed
1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 Oct. 11, 2021 Indigenous Peoples' Day School and Administrative offices closed
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Oct. 15, 2021 End of First Quarter
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Oct. 18, 2021 Start of Second Quarter
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Oct. 21, 2021 K-5, K-6, K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences No classes for K-5, K-6, and K-8 students
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31 Oct. 22, 2021 K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences No classes for students
31 Nov. 24-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Break School and Administrative offices closed
Dec. 17, 2021 End of Second Quarter
January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 Dec. 20-31, 2021 Winter Break School and Administrative offices closed
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Jan. 3, 2022 Teacher Planning & Prep No class for students
1 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Jan. 4, 2022 Start of Third Quarter
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Jan. 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day School and Administrative offices closed
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Feb. 17, 2022 K-5, K-6, K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences No classes for K-5, K-6, and K-8 students
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Feb. 18, 2022 K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences No classes for students
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 27 28 29 30 31 Feb. 21, 2022 Presidents' Day School and Administrative offices closed
30 31 March 11, 2022 End of Third Quarter
March 14-18, 2022 Spring Break Schools Closed
April 2022 May 2022 June 2022 March 21, 2022 Start of Fourth Quarter
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa April 15, 2022 Vernal Holiday School and Administrative offices closed
1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 May 25, 2022 Last day of school / End of Quarter
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 May 26-27, 2022 Teacher Planning & Prep/Professional Dev.
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 May 26-27, 2022 Graduation Days
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 May 30, 2022 Memorial Day School and Administrative offices closed
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30
Number of Instructional days listed by quarter
1st Quarter - 49 days 2nd Quarter - 42 days 3rd Quarter - 47 days 4th Quarter - 47 days
Break/Holiday (No School)
Professional Development (PD)
Start of Quarter
July..............0 days October.............10 days January.............19 days March.............9 days
Parent/Teacher Conferences