Press Release - November 20


CONTACT: Renee Lucero

FMS Public Information Officer


FARMINGTON, NM -- Due to the rising numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases and the need to quarantine staff and students, out of an abundance of caution Farmington Municipal Schools Superintendent Dr. Eugene Schmidt announced today that Prek-5th grade and K-12 Jumpstart At-School, in-person learning students will shift to remote learning on November 30 for the remainder of the first semester. All PreK-12 students currently enrolled in At-Home, online learning will continue to learn in their remote environment. 


FMS plans for PreK-5th grade At-School students and all jumpstart students to return to classrooms on January 19, 2021. These plans are subject to change and postponement by Governor’s health orders. FMS will announce official return dates for At-School middle and high school students when approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.  


 At-School students will be sent home with all necessary supplies and equipment needed for virtual learning, including district-provided supplies and laptops, on Friday, November 20. Schools will arrange for supply and equipment pick up for any student(s) who are not attending school the week of November 16-20.


FMS will continue to serve free breakfast, lunch and snacks to all children ages 1-18 at curbside locations through November 20. On Friday, November 20, FMS will offer 7-day meal packets for families to utilize through the week of November 23-27 from 3-4:30 at four locations - Central Kitchen, Bluffview Elementary, Tibbetts Middle School and Piedra Vista High School. On Monday, November 30, free meals will continue to be served at the FMS curbside locations and select delivery sites. Changes or updates to curbside locations or delivery spots will be announced to parents via email, the district website and the district Facebook page.