Return to Learn 2021-22

A Message from the Superintendent

 

On Monday, July 26, 2021, the New Mexico Public Education Department released an updated COVID-19 Response Toolkit with new guidelines for reopening schools.

 

Key points in the updated guidance include:

  • All individuals in elementary schools regardless of vaccination status are required to wear a mask while in a school building, on school transportation, or at an indoor school-sponsored event.
  • Secondary school students, staff, and volunteers who are fully vaccinated and provide documentation of full vaccination are not required to wear masks.
  • Secondary school students, staff, and volunteers who are unvaccinated (and those who do not provide documentation of full vaccination) are required to wear masks while in a school building,
    on school transportation, or at an indoor school-sponsored event.
  • Masks are not required outdoors for any individual.
  • Unvaccinated spectators are required to wear masks at indoor school events; however, they are not required to provide evidence of vaccination status.
  • Schools must identify the process for ensuring compliance with mask requirements, including posting signage in school facilities, announcing mask requirements at events and other necessary means for enforcement.
  • Schools must advise individuals who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system to talk with their healthcare provider about steps that can be taken to manage health risks.

A copy of the full toolkit is available here.

Please check back for more information and videos.

District Calendar: 

The most updated version of the District Calendar can be found here. Changes to the calendar are announced via email and the District Facebook account. 

 

School Supplies:

FMS has previously announced that school supplies will be purchased by the district for student use during the 2021/2022 School Year. A list of those supplies can be found here. School principals will communicate how and when these supplies will be distributed to students. 

Note: Some teachers may require supplies not provided by the district. Schools and teachers will make students and families aware of additional needed supplies. 

Meals: 

Information about school meals will be posted here.