It is with sincere disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our 2021 GrandDays events due to health and safety concerns. Given the recent surge in the COVID-19 Delta variant, we do not feel that our classroom spaces can safely accommodate students and their grandparents from a social distancing point of view. Additionally, not all students are vaccinated, especially those not yet eligible in our younger grades.
We are notifying all grandparents of this change in plans today (September 1) as well.
We understand the time and expense incurred in making travel arrangements to Albuquerque and in planning to attend. We are genuinely sorry we cannot host grandparents and grandfriends this year in this way. It has been our great pleasure to have students back on campus this school year, participating in nearly all of their usual activities. To increase the chances of keeping them here in person, we feel this difficult decision ultimately serves everyone’s best interests.
Inviting Charger grandparents and grandfriends to campus with their students is a true highlight of our school year, and we hope to bring back this beloved tradition in 2022. Until then, please know we want them to stay connected with the Academy, and that there are a variety of ways to do so in outdoor or more spacious environments:
Cheer on the Chargers at Homecoming events at Richard Harper Memorial Field on Saturday, September 25.
- 8:30 a.m. Girls Varsity Soccer vs. St. Pius
- 10 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer vs. St. Pius
- 10 a.m. Girls JV Soccer vs. St. Pius (Upper Soccer Field)
- 2 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Escalante High School
**Halftime: Athletics Hall of Fame inductions and alumni awards**
Attend athletics “Under the Lights” games at Richard Harper Memorial Field the following weekend.
- Friday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Del Norte High School
- Saturday, October 2 at 7 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Bernalillo High School
Celebrate the season at Academy Alight on Friday, December 17.
Join us for the second annual event when the campus is lined with luminarias, and we celebrate as a community before winter break.
A variety of volunteer shifts are available on campus. Simms Library, Charger bookstores, and concession stands could all use help throughout the year. Please submit interest via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any updates to grandparent contact information, please send them to email@example.com so we can keep in touch!