Welcome to the Tohatchi Elementary webpage. I hope you find the information here useful.  As we make improvements to the site continuously throughout the coming weeks I know it will become a valuable resource.

I am enjoying my work here at Tohatchi Elementary working to make this one the most outstanding schools in the nation.  This is my 12th year in education and my 10th year in Gallup McKinley County Schools.  Every year has brought new challenges and the staff and I are working hard to make TOE better day by day, week by week, year by year. 

"We will relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well that we will not catch it, but in the process we will catch excellence.  I am not remotely interested in being good." - Vince Lombardi

Educationally Yours,

Dan Fruchey
TOE Principal

School Announcements

Welcome to the 2013-2014 SY!

One of the areas that we just missed scoring a few extra points in last year was absences and tardies. Our attendance rate as calculated by the NMPED came out at 94.1% which fell 0.9% below what was required. Therefore we will be getting MORE AGGRESSIVE pursuing absences and tardies. The simple fact is students can't learn if they are not here.

Tardies: School Begins at 7:40 am and duty staff being working at 7:20 am do not bring your children before that time. Students must be in their classrooms before 8 am or they will be considered tardy.

Absences: Please call the Tohatchi Elementary Attendance Secretary Lorinda Torivio at 505 721 4701 when your child is absent. If you are taking your student to the clinic or to their doctor please get a doctors statement. After 5 UNEXCUSED absences we will begin referral according to New Mexico Compulsory School Attendance Law (22-12-1 NMSA, 1978).

Thank You

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