WE FACE A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS that has fundamentally changed our lives and our communities in unprecedented ways. For many New Mexican students, educators, and families, the start of the 2020–2021 school year is marked by profound uncertainty and a sense of loss brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the fear and hardship the virus has caused, New Mexicans from all walks of life and all areas of the state have come together in amazing ways and through noteworthy sacrifce to contain the spread of the virus in our state to an incredible degree. This collective effort has “fattened the curve” to initiate the process of reentering our school buildings. For more information please visit the following PDF link below.
NMPED Re-entry Guide
On March 8, 2021 the Public Education Department (PED), alongside the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), announced plans to support an increased and expedited return for in-person learning across New Mexico’s schools. For more information please visit the following PDF link below.
Full re-entry letter to families
Full re-entry letter to families Spanish Version
Please join us for a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021 at 6:00pm via zoom to share information and hear your input. For more information please click on the MS word document below :
Town hall invite Alamogordo
Town hall invite Alamogordo Spanish Version
NMSBVI asks that you please join us for a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 at 6:00pm via zoom to share information and hear your input. For more information please click on the MS word document below :
Town hall invite ECP
Town hall invite ECP Spanish Version
For more information please click on the MS word document below :
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) NMSBVI Re-Entry
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) NMSBVI Re-Entry Spanish Version
Each district or school’s COVID-19 Point Person must report positive cases of COVID-19 to NMPED (for any student, staff, or contractor in the school setting) and NMENV (only if a staff member). The NMPED will provide the COVID-19 Point Person with instructions for reporting information about the positive case and close contacts. For more Information please download the PDF file below
Click here to download a PDF Document COVID-19 Response Toolkit for New Mexico’s Public Elementary Schools
In alignment with public health recommendations, NMSBVI is taking measures to prevent community spread of COVID-19, which includes undertaking enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures for schools to follow during the COVID-19 public health situation.
Click here to download a Word Document NMSBVI COVID19 Prevention Plan 2020-2021
The following requirements are based upon New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Executive Orders, New Mexico Department of Health Orders, CDC Best Practices, and practicing good common sense during a pandemic. As a general note, these conditions and requirements listed are only to be followed during the time the pandemic is in existence.
Click here to download a Word Document NMSBVI MANDATORY PRACTICES FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS ON Campus(es) During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Beginning Monday, August 3, all staff will be required to take a COVID19 screening and take their own temperatures prior to coming onto campus using our Dr. Owl link below. If you have any symptoms, please stay home and contact your supervisor.
Click here to download a Word Document COVID19 - Dr. Owl Screening
Employees working remotely are expected to work their normal shift hours and request and report leave as normal according to their departmental procedures.
Click here to download a Word Document COVID19 - Leave Reporting
As we prepare for reentry next month in a remote model, both NM Public Education Department (PED) and NM Early Childhood Education & Care Department (ECECD) are working together to provide technical assistance and resources to all school districts and charter schools as they support their students’ families, and their educators, in accessing child care and child supervision programs during remote and hybrid models.
Click here to download a PDF Document Child Care & Child Supervision Supports During Remote and Hybrid Models Memo
The NMRECA (New Mexico Regional Education Cooperatives Association) is working with New Mexico Public Education Department and the New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department to assist families in finding available Child care services while schools are operating in a remote or hybrid environment.
Interested in becoming a Temporary Friends, Family and Neighbor Child care provider? You may be eligible to receive Child care assistance funding.
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In alignment with public health recommendations, NMSBVI is taking measures to prevent community spread of COVID-19, which includes undertaking enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures. NMSBVI has put into place procedures that match or go above the CDC and DOH recommendations.
Click here to download a Word Document NMSBVI School entry safety and Cleaning Procedure