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Education Affected by COVID-19

The Public Education Department is committed to keeping our school leaders and communities up to date about Coronavirus in New Mexico (COVID-19). NMPED and New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) are working together on a daily basis to share the most current information as well as to consult on protocols, procedures and best practices.

    School Closures Information & Resources

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    School Closures

    New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced Friday.

    New Mexico closes K-12 public schools to prevent potential spread of COVID-19 | Frequently Asked Questions

    Gobernadora: Cerradas las escuelas k-12 para continuar evitando la propagación de COVID-19 | Preguntas Hechas Frecuentemente

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    Academic Enrichment Tool Kit for Families

    We know that families are looking for resources to keep students entertained and engaged during this time, and so we have put together these tool kits for educators and families. Please note: These resources are meant as suggestions only and will not be required. Completion of activates or digital coursework will not count towards instructional hours. Not every resource may be available in all formats – we encourage you to use the resources that work best for your family’s needs. Click here to download the toolkit.

    Academic Enrichment Tool Kit for Families – Download Here

    Enriquecimiento Académico Para Familias – Descarga Aquí

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    Implementation Guide for Your Continuous Learning Plan

    This guide is designed to support you through the extraordinary circumstances that are impacting schools and districts. It will assist you develop a Continuous Learning Plan and complete a subsequent assurances document and application that will be approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED).

    Two documents support your planning process: 1) The Implementation Guide; 2) A packet that includes the Assurances Document and Continuous Learning Application. The New Mexico Public Education Department is indebted to the Kansas State Department of Education for their support and sharing of resources, including the thoughtful work of the Kansas Continuous Learning Task Force.

    Click Here to Download the Guide

    Meal Sites for Children

    List of sites that will provide breakfast and lunch to children between March 16 and April 6.

    Proper Food Handling Guidelines for Volunteers

    Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential to prevent foodborne illness. You cannot see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. 

    Submit Comment on the Federal Student Testing Waiver.

    Due to schools closures associated with COVID 19 pandemic, the PED submitted a waiver application to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to seek a one-year reprieve from federal student testing and accountability requirements for the 2019-20 school year. Anyone who wishes to submit a public comment can email it to: PED.Assessment@state.nm.us 

    Click Here to Download the Waiver.

    Submit Comment on certain Fiscal and Programmatic Requirements Waiver.

    Due to schools closures associated with COVID 19 pandemic, the PED submitted additional waiver applications to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to waive certain fiscal and programmatic requirements pursuant to section 3511 of Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Anyone who wishes to submit a public comment can email it to: Covid.Edwaiver@state.nm.us.

    Click Here to Download the Waiver.

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