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Artesia Public School

District News

We’ll keep you up to date on the important issues affecting our schools. We also want to share all the wonderful things that happen to make Artesia Public Schools a great place to get an education. Check in often to see the latest information and announcements.

Hermosa Elementary Remembers Former Teacher

A display of books to honor former teacherA special way Hermosa Elementary is remembering former teacher Alisha Phipps is to make sure all Hermosa students have the books they need to succeed. We will always remember Alisha for the relationships she formed with kids and her devotion to helping them be the best readers they could be.

We have created a special school activity account for this memorial fund. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Hermosa Elementary at (575) 746.3812 or our administration office at (575) 746.3585. Please make checks payable to Hermosa Elementary. Thank you for your generosity. Take a look at the photos of students enjoying the first round of purchased books.

    Inclement Weather Procedure

    Periodically in our school community, inclement weather causes much concern about the advisability of having school on a particular day. We must make the decision to have school or dismiss school prior to 6:45 a.m. At that hour in the morning, it is quite difficult to determine what weather conditions exist and what they will be later in the day. Our school district is quite large geographically, and it is nearly impossible to determine what weather conditions exist thirty to fifty miles from Artesia. We will make the decision to have school on the regular schedule or place all school schedules on a delayed schedule or dismiss school with the safety of all students in mind. For more information, please read our inclement weather procedure letter.

    Parent's Right to Know

    We wish to share important information with you regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA permits you as a parent, the right to request information about the licensure and other qualifications, teaching assignment, and training of your child’s teacher, instructional support providers, including paraprofessionals, and school principal(s) who may work with your child. Please view the parent's right to know flyer for more information.

    Natural Helpers - A Peer-Helping Program

    Group photo of fantastic students participating in Natural Helpers trainingA fantastic group of students participated in training at the Bulldog Training Center on Wednesday, October 9. These students were identified as natural leaders and listeners in their schools and worked together in training to become better able to build positive relationships with their peers. We are so proud of these students and their teacher sponsors! Please visit the Natural Helpers, A Peer-Helping Program page for more information.

    Assessment News

    Learn about New Mexico's new plan for assessing your child's learning.

    Please also take a moment to look over New Mexico's statewide student assessment plan for 2019–2020. It includes frequently-asked questions, facts for parents, and a lot of other valuable information.