CLOVIS (KSMX) – In light of the state-mandated school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Clovis Municipal Schools is currently working to develop a Plan for Continuous Learning so students can continue their academic growth and complete the school year, even though school buildings are closed.
Per the press release from the administration office, schools will distribute Chromebooks to District students this week. Distribution schedules and details will be made available Tuesday, March 31, at www.clovis-schools.org.
District leaders are also working with Plateau Telecommunications on ways to provide Internet to students who do not have access at home as well as creating instruction models and plans for teachers working with students remotely.
The District has a goal of April 6 – 8 for instruction to resume.
In the meantime, the District would like to communicate several changes that may impact our students and their families. These changes are the result of mandates and orders from the New Mexico Governor’s Office, New Mexico Public Education Department, and the New Mexico Department of Health:
- All facilities, including playgrounds and athletic fields, are closed for the remainder of the school year. Studentsshouldnotbecomingtoschoolsitesunlesstheyarecomingtopickupmeals.
- The Public Education Department (PED) will not be issuing teacher evaluation reports for the 2019-20 school year.
- Students will not be required to complete state or federal assessments. A waiver for federally required assessments was submitted and approved by the US Department of Education.
- Graduation requirements for seniors – The PED waiver will remove the requirement for seniors to attend a minimum of 1,080 hours. All students are still required to complete at least 24 credits of required and elective coursework.
- Graduation, prom and other special events – will not be held because they exceed the specifications of current public health orders.
“Please be assured the District is proud of our graduating seniors and will work to provide them and their families the recognition they have earned. While state health orders will disrupt graduation and other special events, celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 is a high priority for Clovis Municipal Schools. The District is considering options for commemorating the achievements of our seniors once current health orders have been eased.
Our District recognizes that the situation surrounding COVID-19 is very fluid and presents challenges and hardships to our community. District staff are working diligently to support the ongoing needs of the students we serve and to ensure their continued academic growth. Updates will continue to be provided to our community and families as they become available.”