Return to Learn 2020-21

July 26, 2021: We are currently updating this page. FMS is adding guidance from the New Mexico Public Education Department on re-opening schools and safety measures. Please check back for more information and videos.


Any student who previously declared an intention for At-School Learning* (attending school in-person) will begin the year in Remote Learning. The Remote Learning Guide can be found here and additional parent information on technology and resources can be found here.

Any student who previously declared an intention for At-Home Learning* (attending school from home) will start and finish the entire Fall semester of the 2020/2021 school year from home. The Virtual Program Guide can be found here.

*This intention was declared via the Parent Intention Survey conducted via phone calls from July 14 to July 20. An attempt to contact each family was made by FMS school staff during that time frame. If you did not answer the phone survey, your student was likely placed in At-Home Learning. Contact your student’s school for details specific to your child. A list of schools and their phone numbers can be found here.


 Quick notes about Remote Learning and At-Home Learning:

  •  The remote learning plan is designed to collect and record data that substantiates academic progress and serves as the primary delivery tool of content to students.
  •  Current attendance practices will be followed, unless further guidance is provided by the state. Attendance is defined as a student logging into the district’s approved learning platform and completing discussion posts, collaborative sessions, class meetings and/or  assignments.
  •  Sufficient progress will be determined by any combination of course-work submitted, class connect attendance and/or physical attendance.

 Teachers will:

  1. Follow district pacing guides and curriculum while tracking student progress through Schoology.
  2. Hold daily virtual office hours Provide virtual direct instruction opportunities through Zoom or Schoology Conferences 
  3. Provide whole class and small group discussion opportunities in breakout rooms in Zoom and/or Schoology 1x per week minimum
  4. Set class norms for interacting in a virtual classroom.

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 2020/2021 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. 


Information about school meals will be posted here.