CCSD communities, below you will find links to the results of the two surveys we’ve conducted recently. As we continue to reach out to more of our families in Naschitti and Newcomb, and as we prepare to send more surveys to families and staff, you should know that we are committed to releasing the information to you as soon as we are able to. Our thanks to all that participated in these surveys.

Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) will continue sponsoring a Grab & Go meal service from August 12 to September 11, 2020, in Kirtland Middle School, Naschitti Elementary School, Newcomb High School, Ojo Amarillo Elementary and Shiprock High School, and adding services to Judy Nelson Elementary School, Kirtland Elementary School, Nizhoni Elementary School, and Mesa Elementary School.

Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) will begin the 2020-2021 School Year on Monday, September 14, 2020. The CCSD Board of Education voted in favor of changing the first day of classes during their last board retreat, which took place at the Kirtland Business Office on August 1, 2020. The change will allow CCSD to prepare buildings and offices for student re-entry and staff on a staggered schedule.

Dear CCSD staff,
We want to provide you some updates that will hopefully answer some of your current questions and concerns. The Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent will continuously assess Governor and Navajo Nation orders. Staff will communicate any new direction ASAP.

Parents & Guardians,
Registration for New Students at Central Consolidated Schools will begin on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the Shiprock Administration Complex - Data Department. The process is the same for all areas: Kirtland, Naschitti, Newcomb, Ojo Amarillo, and Shiprock. Hours of business are Monday – Thursday, from 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Please note that the last appointment for the day will be at 4:30 p.m. Please, call the Data Department at (505) 368-2463 or (505) 368-4984 to make an appointment. You can also send a text message at (505) 320-6296 with your name, and a staff member will reach out to you.
Registration for New Students is for:
  • Students who are transferring from another school district (In-State/Out-of-State)
  • Kindergarteners who did not attend Pre-School at CCSD
  • Pre-Schoolers who did not attend Pre-School at CCSD
  • Students who did not complete SY 2019-2020 at CCSD

We are honored to announce that three recent CCSD graduates have earned the New Mexico Bilingualism-Biliteracy Seal for Spanish Language. The students are Alvaro Garcia, Neftali Camacho, and Luis Camacho, all of Kirtland Central High School.

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Dear Central Consolidated Schools parents and community,
This week, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) outlined a path for how schools will reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, which limits schools to 50 percent capacity and alternates time for lessons in the classroom and lessons at home (online).
Hannah Norberto, of Shiprock High School, has just received a $5,000 scholarship from the 13 Reasons Why Scholarship Fund, for demonstrating leadership in mental health awareness and advocacy, and other areas of student wellness. Earlier this month, she was also the recipient of a renewable $2,500 scholarship from the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Great job, Hannah! See Hannah featured on Seventeen Magazine here.

The Central Consolidated School District Board of Education appointed Mr. Daniel P. Benavidez as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2020, pending contract negotiations. Mr. Benavidez’s appointment, which took place after a 4 to 1 vote during the board’s June 16 meeting, is the result of a nationwide search conducted by Prather Consulting of Albuquerque. He will succeed Amanda D. Sutherland, who was named Acting Superintendent on May 19, 2020.

The CCSD Board of Education is pleased to announce the names of the three finalists under consideration for the Superintendent of Schools vacancy at Central Consolidated School District.

From our Technology and Transportation Departments – Dear community, below you’ll find information regarding seven Wi-Fi spots (outside our schools and main administration building), and eleven places where our busses are stationed to provide Wi-Fi access. Days and times are also included.

From our Operations Department – Here is a picture of one of the activity busses we will have for our student athletes in the fall. The busses, three of them, will include our high school logos (Kirtland’s purple and gold, Newcomb’s green and gold, and Shiprock’s maroon and silver). The busses will be decorated with the color turquoise, celebrating Navajo heritage and culture, and our #OneVisionOneMission motto, along with Wi-Fi and USB ports.

Virtual Senior Celebrations 2020

Central Consolidated School District is sponsoring a Grab & Go meal service in Kirtland, Ojo, Shiprock, Newcomb, Naschitti areas, from June 1 to August 5, 2020. We will be closed on July 3, 2020. Enjoy delicious and nutritious meals with us on the dates and times below!

The CCSD Board of Education has placed Dr. Dave Goldtooth on administrative leave effective immediately, and designated Amanda D. Sutherland as Acting Superintendent of the Central Consolidated School District during their regular meeting held on May 19, 2020, in Shiprock.
Ms. Sutherland has been a CCSD employee since April of 2016 and currently serves as Director of Support Services.
Central Consolidated School District is currently in the process of searching for a permanent superintendent, who will start in that capacity on July 1, 2020.