Wed. Jun 3rd, 2020

Clovis Schools update the public as end of the year approaches

CLOVIS (KSMX)- With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, the final week of Clovis Municipal Schools highlights the District’s successes in the midst of a challenging environment and a celebration of our students and their family’s commitment to education.

The District announced that they have been approved to receive an award of slightly more than $1.9 million through the Federal Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act ESSER Fund). The District is currently evaluating where those funds will be best applied to offset the impact of COVID-19, with the goal of presenting a cohesive plan to the Board of Education in the near future.

Celebrating the Clovis High School graduating Class of 2020 is a top priority for the District. With uncertainty about the future of public health orders and what that means for graduation, discussions are taking place and possibilities explored to ensure graduates get the recognition they have earned.

n the meantime, visitors to the District website and Facebook page will notice the 2020 class roster scrolling at the top as an acknowledgment of our seniors.

Per the press release from administration, “even as we have solved challenges, addressed change and worked to provide social and emotional support and continued education opportunities for our students, we are first to say there is much we still do not know. Despite the unknown, we are already deeply involved in preparing for next year with the understanding we will have to adjust as our environment dictates”.

District updates:

  • END TO HOME INTERNET SERVICE APPROACHING:
    • Free home Internet services provided to students by Plateau Telecommunications will end next week with the conclusion of the school year. At that time, service to the boxes that have been distributed will be disconnected.
    • Should a family wish to continue paid Internet service beyond that time, they can contact Plateau Telecommunications and arrange for account set-up and billing.
    • Students who will be attending school in the District next fall should return their Internet devices at that time.
    • For students leaving the District or graduating seniors, instructions for the return of equipment will be communicated soon.

The District is reviewing options to provide Internet access to seniors through the June 19 graduation requirement deadline and for those participating in summer school.

  • DISTRICT FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED, AVAILABLE BY TELEPHONE:
    • District buildings remain closed to the public, however, staff can be reached by calling office telephone numbers.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD BENEFITS FOR CHS, GATTIS, BARRY, MESA, ZIA, AND IACADEMY FAMILIES WITH INCOME LOSS:
    • Families with students at Clovis High School, Gattis Middle School, iAcademy, and Barry, Mesa, and Zia Elementary Schools, and who have experienced a loss or reduction to their household income due to COVID-19 can complete a new Clovis Schools Free/Reduced Meal Application.
    • If a family qualifies, this would allow them to receive a “per- student” supplement of more than $300 on a P-EBT card, which will be dispersed until June 19, 2020. The supplement will begin on the date the household application is certified by the state.

Families can print and complete an application from the CMS website (English | Spanish), take a picture of the completed application, and email it to deborah.westbrook@clovis-schools.org. If you do not have access to technology, you can pick up a paper application at any of the Grab & Go meal sites and the La Casa Summer Food Service Program.

  • SUMMER SCHOOL FOR CLOVIS HIGH SCHOOL & FRESHMAN ACADEMY STUDENTS:
    • Clovis High School & Freshman Academy students who need to enroll in summer school should email grace.morales@clovis-schools.org to be placed on the list.
    • Summer school will be held virtually on Edgenuity for classes, with the exception of Math.
    • Plans are being made to include a teacher and Google Classroom to hold credit recovery for Math.
    • At the current time, the district has not been approved to hold a Driver’s Education class virtually. If this directive changes, another message will be sent out.
  • SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM:
    • The La Casa Summer Food Service Program will distribute free breakfast and lunch meals beginning on Thursday, May 21, Monday – Friday, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. The District’s Grab & Go Meal program ends on Wednesday, May 20.
    • The La Casa Summer Food Service Program distribution will continue at the same District Grab & Go school locations, with the exception of Mesa Elementary, which will be moved to Windy Plains due to summer construction at the school.
    • Service will be Drive-Up, Grab & Go. In order to receive their meal, children will have to be in the vehicle with parents/guardians at the distribution site for the first visit. Families will receive a card upon which La Casa Summer Food Service Program staff will write the number of eligible children. From that point on, the card can be presented to pick up meals without the need for children to be present.
  • ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:
    • New student enrollment, 3 years, 4 years & Kindergarten – 12th grade, for next school year will begin Monday, May 18, 2020, and will be conducted online. This scheduled enrollment is only for students new to the District.
  • ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION FOR MIDDLE – HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
    • Registration for 2020 – 2021 courses will be conducted online.
    • CHS Freshman Academy: Now – May 19 Middle Schools: Now – May 19
  •  K-5+ NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER:
    • The District has withdrawn its application to the State Public Education Department to participate in the K-5+ program this year, due to concerns for public health orders impacting attendance and staffing rates. However, the District is considering other potential options for summer programming and with the availability of funding as well as the lifting of health order restrictions.
  • STUDENT GRADES: K – 8
    The state has given seniors an extended deadline of June 19, 2020, to complete graduation requirements.

 

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