December 7, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians: .I am hoping that you all staying safe during this time. First of all, I would like to say thank you for assisting in educating your child/ren during this challenging time. Who knew that as parents we would be educating our own child/ren. It has been very challenging and at times frustrating but we will get through this.

As you know the Navajo Nation has issued and extended the Stay Home Order (Shelter in Place) to December 27, 2020. During the Stay at Home Order, Shonto Preparatory K8 and High School will continue with online learning. Teachers will continue to make contact with students on assignments either online through the learning platforms or by phone. Attendance for students is still taken during this time. Though the school buildings are closed, the daily operations of the school continue.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me

Melanie Dewakuku 
Interim Superintendent Shonto Preparatory Schools

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Shonto Preparatory Technology High School

Principal: Ms. Cheryl Grass
P: 928-672-3516
F: 928-672-3504

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Shonto Preparatory School K-8
Principal:  Mrs. Marlita Haviland
P: 928-672-3528/3529/3530
F: 928-672-3505

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Superintendent of Schools
Melanie Dewakuku
P: 928-672-3525
F: 928-672-3507


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Letter to Parents and Students of SPS

January 11, 2021

Dear Parent and Guardians,                                                                           

Shonto Preparatory School will begin running the buses for students to access only the Wi-Fi beginning Wednesday, January 13, 2021. 

For everyone’s safety, the bus drivers have been directed to:

  • Keep their doors and windows closed.
  • To remain at determined stops for the scheduled time.

If you need IT support, please contact IT at: 

*Level 2 Tech *
Byron Holiday cellphone (928) 401-7654
Everson Sloan cell phone (928) 429-6723    
Direct phone line Office (928) 429-3553
*Level 1 Tech *
Kierstin Black cellphone (928) 401-0625
Florentia Clitso cell phone (928) 429-7656
Miranda Manygoats cellphone (928) 401-7605

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