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

      Dear Bulldog Families,

      First, thank you all for the sacrifices you have made to help your students and support our teachers these first few weeks of school. While many things have gone well, I know that there have and continue to be struggles. Please know that we are listening and are intent on continuing the methods that are working and changing the ones that are not. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and ask that you to continue encouraging your students to try hard, to never give up, and to communicate with their teachers, counselors, and principals.

      As we learned this afternoon, Eddy County is not currently meeting their criteria in regard to COVID-19 cases to return to school in the hybrid mode on September 8, as we had hoped. Our average number of cases per day and positivity rate currently exceed the targets that have been set. However, I am hopeful COVID-safe practices in our county, including the wearing of masks, social distancing to the greatest extent possible, diligent hand-washing, staying home when sick, and avoiding large gatherings will bring our numbers down allowing us to get more kids back in school soon.

      We are anticipating that the status of each county will be updated every other Thursday. When Eddy County meets the criteria to be considered green making us eligible to return to school in the hybrid mode, we will take one week to make the transition. So, the Thursday/Friday group of students will be the first to attend in the hybrid mode. Please watch for more information on the transition.

      Please read Superintendent Null's entire family letter September 3, 2020.