NEW MEXICO SCHOOLS TO ALLOW COMPLETE IN-PERSON LEARNING
The New Mexico Public Education Department just announced that all public schools can return to In-person learning Mode as of April 5, 2021. Schools should begin as soon as possible to integrate students back in day- to-day classrooms. Of course, with all major decisions, local leadership will determine how and when these changes will take effect. The expectation is that the transition to full reentry for all students takes place by April 5th.
Clovis Municipal Schools is preparing to welcome all grades back to Traditional Learning Mode on Monday, March 29, following spring break.
- Beginning March 29, students will begin attending school five, full days a week.
- Masks will be required for staff and students while on busses and at school.
- Per state guidelines, social distancing will be maintained to the “greatest extent possible” on campuses.
- Buildings will remain closed to families and members of the public.
- Surveillance testing of staff, contact tracing and quarantine requirements for close contacts will be ongoing in keeping with public health orders.
This shift will mark an end to Hybrid Learning Mode and leave two options for families; Remote, or Traditional Learning Modes. Families who wish for their students to remain in Remote Learning Mode may elect to do so by contacting their school.
As of , March 8th, K-12 educators and Early Childhood professionals are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. The roll out plan for this next phase spans over the next three-week period. To register for the vaccine visit: cvvaccine.nmhealth.org
From the most recent update to school attendance order, Clovis Municipal Schools students in 6th – 12th grades shifted into Hybrid Learning Mode and receive in-person instruction beginning Tuesday, February 16.
On the topic of sports, in the most recent order, NMAA sanctioned sports are also back in full swing. Following the ‘Red to Green’ county metrics for allowing spectators to view home games. With the new order, as of today, ALL NMAA sanctioned activities, including music, choir, and extracurricular activities may resume effective immediately.
Additionally, the District is awaiting further guidance from the state regarding protocols and procedures for the return of students. As exciting as the news is, and as eager as the District is to welcome students back to the classroom, there are many unanswered questions and elements to coordinate to make a full return possible. It is for these reasons the District has selected March 29, which should allow time to ensure a smooth transition for students and staff.
As more information is learned, and plans are developed going forward, we will continue to provide updated information. Families are encouraged to watch for further announcements in the near future.
For a complete list of COVID-Safe Practices for sports, you can review the updated Response Toolkit at: bit.ly/BackToSchoolNM.