Artesia Public Schools

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Welcome to Artesia

We want to welcome you to Artesia Public School District located in the enchanted land of southeastern New Mexico. We provide a comprehensive public education to students from preschool through the 12th grade in Artesia and its surrounding communities. We invite you to get to know us!

Superintendent's Message

      January 2, 2021

      Dear Bulldog Families,

      I hope the winter break was just what you all needed to recharge for the upcoming semester. Although we will continue to limit in-person learning for the near future, I am hopeful and excited for the time when more students can be in school for academics and full participation in activities and athletics. For now, it is crucial we continue our partnership providing the best remote education possible for our students. While we cannot control these circumstances, we can control how we deal with them. And dealing with them together is what makes Artesia special. 

      Please remember that our plan for the beginning of the semester is as follows: 

      • January 4: Professional Development Day for Staff
         No School for Students
      • January 5–9: Fully Remote Learning for All Students - No In-Person Learning 
      • January 11–15: PK–12th Grade Special Education Students May Return for In-Person Learning in Small Groups
        *Principals Will Provide Schedules the week of January 4
        Fully Remote Learning for All Other Students
      • January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
      • January 19–22: Special Education Students Continue In-Person Learning in Small Groups PK–3rd Grade Students Return to In-Person Learning in Small Groups (Schedule will be the same as last semester) Athletics and Activities Sanctioned by the NMAA May Return to In-Person Practices in Small Groups (Coaches/Directors/Sponsors will Provide Schedules) 

      Additionally:

      • Please make sure you charge the students’ devices and the internet is accessible. If you are having any difficulties, please notify your student’s principal. 
      • Make plans to pick up learning packets for younger students according to the schedules provided by your students’ teachers and principals. 
      • We are very fortunate to have been able to partner with two local foundations to purchase 900 Microsoft tablets for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade students. Our technology department is currently working to get the tablets ready for distribution the week of January 18. These will be extremely helpful in providing instruction and learning opportunities for these students on days they do not attend in-person. 
      • Please check on your students frequently to make sure they are participating in live sessions and completing assignments. If you are unsure of expectations, reach out to your students’ teachers or principal. 
      • Help us keep all students, families, and staff as safe and healthy as possible by following all COVID- 19 safe protocols and practices, monitor symptoms, do not send students to school if sick, if they test positive for COVID, or if someone in your home is COVID positive or considered a close contact to a COVID positive case. 

      I am optimistic about our future as each day brings us closer to a return to a more normal school year. Communication will continue to be the key to enabling all students to succeed as we look forward to that time, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We thank you for your continued commitment, cooperation, and support.

      Click here to read Superintendent Null's letter in Spanish.

      It’s great to be a Bulldog!

      John Ross Null

      John Ross Null
      Superintendent