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Hi, Zia Parents,

     I know some of you have raised concerns about seeing APS Police officers on campus recently, about the school having a lock-down last month, and about the school gates being locked right away when the bells ring.

      Please know that everything we do here at Zia is intended to keep children safe in this crazy world we live in. We always work closely with the District and the APS Police Department in response to any concerning activity in the neighborhood. Since the lock-down, and due to other information we received, we responded by having APS PD officers on campus in the mornings for a week or so, and we also moved up our gate-lock schedule slightly.

       We know it is inconvenient for you to have to come and go through the front office, rather than enter from the many streets surrounding our school. However, we really need to prioritize doing everything we can to create a safe learning environment for your children. 

        Volunteers and visitors are always welcome to come in through the front office. Just bring your photo ID, and you may visit with us or join the class as a volunteer, as long as you have arranged the visit with the teacher in advance. We only ask that any time you wish to have a meeting with the teacher that you schedule this outside of instructional time. 


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.




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Welcome to Zia!

I am truly delighted and honored to serve as the Principal at Zia Elementary School.

I believe that all children can learn, can be great leaders in the community, and can be successful.

I work with students, staff, teachers, and parents every day to try to bring out the best in children. Our teachers use high-quality educational practices and contemporary research in child development and student learning to continually grow and learn as educators.  The various specialist departments at Albuquerque Public Schools help us to provide resources and supports to help all children learn, grow and achieve.

Our team is committed to our school vision: To foster the development of the whole child. We hope you will join us in PTA meetings, IC meetings, and through "coffee-with-the-Principal" and other community meeting events with me to share your ideas of how we can bring this vision to reality.

Together we can make a difference for each child, every child, the whole child every day.



Alyssa Agranat


Zia Elementary School

Office Hours- Come on in!

I am eager to meet with parents regarding any concerns you may have about your child's education here at Zia. There are lots of ways to reach me, but during school hours I like to be "on duty" in the classrooms, cafeteria and playgrounds. I hope that you will utilize my Office Hours so we can meet when it works for everyone.

The Principal's Office Hours are set up for you to come in without needing an appointment.

For the 2017-18 school year they are: Mondays 3:45-4:30 pm, Wednesdays 2:00-4:30 pm, and Fridays 7:30-8:30 am

If you wish to make an appointment other than these times, please call the office at 260-2020. I always return calls on days I am on campus.  Also, you can just email me at agranat@aps.edu and I will get back to you quickly.

Please remember that sometimes "school happens" and I may not be available due to unforeseen circumstances, however, I always try to clear my calendar during office hours so I can see parents at your convenience.

If you stop in and I am not available, the Principal's Secretary, Marijane Marks, has my calendar, and she can help you set up a day and time to meet.