Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Clovis Municipal School update

CLOVIS (KSMX)- Over a month ago schools across the state were closed due to the ongoing health pandemic. Since then Clovis Munipcal schools and other surrounding areas have launched online courses and teachings, but for some families that course of action isn’t available.

Clovis Municipal School Administration updates the public on the ongoing efforts being made to cater to all students in the district. All available wireless internet devices available through a District partnership with Plateau Telecommunications have been distributed to students. The District has amplified WiFi signals at school sites and the City and County have also made locations available for Download & Go access by students. Despite these efforts, there are still approximately 200 families lacking home Internet. In the final phase of addressing those needs, the District has purchased 60 wireless routers, which will be deployed throughout the community via buses and school vehicles to targeted areas of need. It is hoped these services can be implemented within a week, depending on shipping and set-up times.

School staff will be able to answer calls to the main phone number at each school. Hours of operation will be Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (outside of normal business hours, leave a voice message). Families are encouraged to call their school staff to handle school-specific questions or issues.

Other updates from the District:

  • The District has withdrawn its application to the State Public Education Department to participate in the K-5+ program this year, due to concerns for public health orders impacting attendance and staffing rates. However, the District is considering other potential options for summer programming and with the availability of funding as well as the lifting of health order restrictions, we will move forward. More information will be announced as it becomes available.
  • The District has determined that by participating in Continuous Learning, kindergarten through eighth-grade students can improve their grades for the remainder of the year; however, grades will not decline lower than they were at the time school closures were ordered by the State. In the case of secondary students who are required to earn credits, and many of whom also take college classes, the staff is working closely to help them complete the year without credit loss or reduced grades. Additionally, the State has given seniors an extended deadline of June 19, 2020, to complete graduation requirements.
  • Last week we announced the online sale of the 2019 – 2020 Plainsmen. Students and families can now order and purchase a copy of the yearbook online. Due to State health orders, yearbook distribution details will be arranged and announced at a later date.
  • Celebrating the Clovis High School graduating Class of 2020 is a top priority for the District. With uncertainty about the future of public health orders and what that means for graduation, discussions are taking place and possibilities explored to ensure our graduates get the recognition they have earned. In the meantime, visitors to the District website and Facebook page will notice the 2020 class roster scrolling at the top as an acknowledgment of our seniors. The District will not let you go uncelebrated!
  • Every year, students, parents, and the Clovis community say thank you to the faculty and staff at Clovis Municipal Schools for their dedication and hard work throughout the year.
  • The District announced last week that for the remainder of the school year the lights at Leon Williams Stadium will be turned on from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. every Friday as a beacon of community solidarity. Help us celebrate our community and commitment to slowing the spread of COVID-19 by “Lighting Up Wildcat Nation” from home!
  • The Clovis community has a rich history and a close connection to music. To celebrate our musical roots and strengthen connections, our award-winning Music Department is working with school music teachers on an interactive program to share music with our families and community. Check back –details will be announced soon!
  • Clovis Municipal Schools has reached levels of productivity and engagement we couldn’t have imagined when we began the intensive response to public health orders and changes brought on by COVID-19 six weeks ago. From employees at every level of our District, we have seen a great spirit of collaboration and cooperation emerge like never before, as they have risen to meet challenges and accomplish outstanding things. As we reflect on the recent past, it is with pride in our District family that we can say we have moved mountains to maintain engagement with our students and families.

“Through Continuous Learning, we have successfully rolled out online instruction of not only core content, but we have also worked to provide enrichment for our students and families so they can also experience the fine arts, physical education, and music.

Moreover, our teachers are making personal, regular contact with each student and family to ensure they are doing well and to address any needs they may have from instruction to personal well-being. District Special Education staff have worked diligently to continue service offerings to students in need of Individualized Education Plans through virtual sessions and teletherapy. They have also extended mental health resources and services to all students and families should the need arise.”

 

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