FMS families and staff, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham lifted the state’s mask mandate on February 17, 2022. Farmington Municipal Schools is making mask-wearing an option for students, staff, and community, effective immediately. This change also applies to after-school events and sports activities. All other COVID-safe practices or other requirements regarding testing or quarantining remain in effect. Individuals can choose whether or not to wear a mask at school or school events, based on local guidelines as well as personal preferences or other health factors. FMS would like to ask our community to remain respectful of students' and staff's choices with regards to wearing a mask.
Congratulations to the members of our staff who have been chosen as January’s Employees of the Month. See the full list here: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/655689
Don’t miss the Navajo Project I-Launch‘s Traditional Winter Storytelling TODAY, Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3gzXqi1 or call in: +1 720 707 2699.
Congratulations to all the winners of the FMS Science Fair and best of luck to the students that will participate in the San Juan Regional Science Fair on March 4-5, 2022. Kudos to our sponsors, judges, and organizers of this great event. You can see a full list of winners here: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/650931. Student projects can be viewed here: https://immersiveeducation.org/spaces/science/fair. #RisingToExcellenceInEveryPursuit
McKinley is hiring for several part time positions.
January 31 is "Inspire Your Heart With Art Day," FMS! Inspire Your Heart With Art Day celebrates all forms of art and the effect it has on your life. Celebrate with us by taking this week to be intentional about exploring the many genres of art and reflecting on how the arts inspire, encourage, and touch your life. #InspireYourHeartWithArtDay #WeAreFMS
APTT is NEXT WEEK!
On the next edition of FMS Rising, Superintendent Dr. Eugene Schmidt will welcome new School Board President Stephanie Thompson, newly elected School Board Member Andra Stradling, and musical guest Aspyn Kaskalla (Hermosa Middle School, Heartbeat Musical Project). Tune in next week. #WeAreFMS
APTT #3 is happing soon!
Have your say, FMS! Answer our brief K-5 Student Dining Survey and help us provide you with the best school dining program possible. Follow this link to begin: https://surveymonkey.com/r/ElemStudentDining
READY! for Kindergarten. Families with children ages 3 to 4 who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2022-2023. For more information go to: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/page/kindergarten-parent-program
Scorpion Cheer/Stuntman Clinic Open to children K through 7
Farmington Municipal Schools Superintendent Dr. Eugene Schmidt announced his plans to retire in a video message to staff, following a career in education of more than forty years. Read more: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/article/621260
Quick programming note: Dr. Eugene Schmidt will be on KSJE 90.9 FM with Scott Michlin on Thursday, December 23, at 8:00 a.m. The Superintendent will be joined by Amber Valencia, Farmington Preschool Academy East Teacher and PED State Ambassador. They will discuss teaching and what’s ahead for FMS in 2022, among other important topics. Tune in!
Do you have a disability or need help with special ed? The Office of the Special Education Ombud can help! They advocate for public school students and their families. They provide comprehensive support for people navigating the special education system in NM. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 841-4565.
Office of the Special Education Ombud (OSEO) is ready to serve students and families directly
Farmington Schools In The News: School district donates land to city of Farmington, possibly for an ‘all-abilities park.’ By Morgan Mitchell, The Durango Herald. https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/school-district-donates-land-to-city-of-farmington-possibly-for-an-all-abilities-park/