IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATES, District News, and Information

School Bus Rear Door Evacuations

Deming Public Schools will be having our rear door evacuations on Friday, February 3, 2023, in all bus zones.

Buses will load their students, engage the bus into gear, pull forward a minimum 10 feet, apply the parking brake, gear into neutral, the driver will give the student instructions on what to do and then unload. Students shall depart the bus walking briefly a minimum of 75 feet to the front of the bus assuming the issue is towards the front of the bus.

·Once all students have unloaded, the driver will then call all students to load where they were seated. No students are to get off the bus with their backpacks.

·Please note, buses will be running 10-15 minutes behind schedule on this day.

·Some bus evacuations will be in the morning, but most will be in the afternoon.

Columbus Elementary will be held from 2/1 - 2/3. Any questions please feel free to call your school or the district at (575) 546-8841.


Announcement from the Special Education Department: Deming Public Schools Destruction of Records

The Special Education Department of Deming Public Schools is announcing the discarding of Special Education Records. Special Education records may be destroyed five (5) years after graduation, or five (5) years after students have exited from Special Education Services in compliance with FERPA regulations. Parents and/or former Special Education students, who received Special Education Services on/or before May 2018, may obtain their Special Education records by contacting Vannessa Lake at the Special Education Office by February 20, 2023. Call Vannessa at 546-0427 to set up an appointment to obtain these records. Destruction of records is scheduled to begin March 6, 2023.


PSA: Warning Live Streaming Internet Scamming

The New Mexico Activities Association wants to warn the public about a growing trend in internet scamming. There are hundreds of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube events being promoted, sometimes within prominent online groups, that appear to be real live streams, but are phishing for your personal information, and sometimes trying to install malware on your device.

These posts appear to be legitimately scheduled live streams and be associated with a high school or state association. However, when you click on the link, you are typically asked to enter personal information in order to gain access to the video. These are fake. Do not enter any information.

The NFHS Network is the official video streaming platform of the NMAA. Many of our member schools are utilizing this platform for their own broadcasting needs. However, during the regular season, many schools have decided to use other entities to do their live streaming. Please check with your local high school athletic department for the correct location to watch your favorite team safely. Cats Network is the only live streaming platform used for Deming High School home events.

When on social media, the NMAA maintains a single official account on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms. The official account for each platform is: @_NMAA for Twitter, AllThingsNMAA on Instagram, and New Mexico Activities Association on Facebook. Some scammers use the NMAA or NFHS logos and other marks to try and deceive you, but there is only one official account for each platform controlled by the NMAA and no sport-specific accounts will be created or used to promote our events.

To protect yourself and your fans from these fake accounts, please verify you are only sharing/posting/retweeting information from our official accounts. The links in our posts AND the link on our profile/bio will ONLY link to the NFHS. If you come across a fake account, please report it by following the platform-specific instructions below.

For Twitter:

1.Open the profile you’d like to report.

2.Select the three dot icon

3.Select Report and then select the type of issue you’d like to report.

For Facebook:

1.Go to the impersonating profile or Page

2.Click the three dot icon below the cover photo.

3.If you're reporting a Page, select Find Support or Report Page. If you're reporting a profile, select Find Support or Report Profile.

4.Follow the on-screen instructions for impersonation to file a report.

For Instagram:

1.Go to the impersonating profile

2.Click the three dot icon to the right of the page and select Report

3.SelectReport Account and follow the on-screen directions to file a report.

We appreciate your support and patience as we continue to take aggressive steps to protect our community from scammers.


PSA: Announcement from Special Education Department

Deming Public Schools offers evaluations to parents who have concerns about their children’s developmental, academic, or behavioral  progress for children ages 3 to 21. Children who reside in Deming, Columbus, and Luna County may be referred for testing and consideration for Special Education Services. This includes children who are: homeless, homeschooled, wards of the state, children placed in facilities, or children in private and public schools. If you feel your child might be a child with a disability and in need of services, please contact the Deming Public Schools Special Education Department at 575-546-0427.


PSA: Announcement from Athletic and Activities Department

For the safety of our community and our fans, no backpacks or oversized bags will be permitted at any Deming Public School Athletic Events. Purses of reasonable size will be allowed. Anyone with a backpack or oversized bag will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle.

Tickets for all events held at any Deming Public School Facility are only sold digitally through GoFan.co, no cash will be accepted for entrance. Tickets can be purchased by searching Deming High School or Red Mountain Middle School on the GoFan.co website. We highly recommend purchasing tickets before arriving at any event.

QR codes will be available at the entrance of all venues, for fans who have not purchased tickets prior to an event. Once arriving, tickets will be shown and redeemed by event staff at the door. Please do not redeem tickets prior to arriving. If a ticket is redeemed prior to arrival, the ticket is no longer valid, and a new ticket must be purchased.

No outside food or drink will be allowed in the gym. Concession stands will be open for spectators at Deming High School and Red Mountain Middle School.  For questions, please contact Deming High School Athletic Department at (575) 546-8126.


Substitutes: We Need You!

Deming Public Schools is hiring substitute teachers. “Substitutes are critical to our schools and ensure student learning can continue.” said Superintendent, Vicki Chávez “Come share your knowledge and invest in our kids!”

To apply please visit www.demingps.org and click on “Join Our Team!”.


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Counselors Corner

2 months ago

On this page, students will find resources for their counseling services and needs. Our counselors not only work to help students schedule courses that will benefit their learning in school at RMMS, but they also provide support and resources to help meet students' mental health needs.

Christina Reyes
Counselor

Miquela Jurado
Counselor

Course Electives

When it comes to scheduling your classes, you want to choose options that align to your interests or will help you explore possibilities for your future and learn new skills. Click on the link to see our course elective brochure with information on what is available to you.

Electives                                   Electivos

By changing my thoughts, I am changing my world.

Mental wellness apps students can use on their phones. They can be found in your iOS or Google Play app store.

What's Up

What's Up is a free app utilizing some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, and more!

Calm

Calm is an app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. It includes meditations, sleep stories, calming anxiety, managing stress, breaking bad habits, happiness, gratitude, self-esteem, and much more.

SuperBetter

Resilience Training. Powered by the Science of Games. Helps build resilience, achieve goals, and tackle challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, concussion recovery, and more.

Three Good Things

A happiness journal app that enables you to write down three good things every day to improve your happiness and positivity. 

Happify

Science-based activities and games help reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build greater resilience to improve emotional well-being.

This comes as an app or click here for the website.

Headspace

The app helps you to let go of stress and get a better night's rest. You can learn to relax, have guided meditations, and learn mindfulness techniques to bring calm, wellness, and balance to your life.



Mindshift

Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? This app uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways to think and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

Are you being bullied?

Do you know of a threat to student safety?

Say something!

It's easy and completely confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. Call 911 immediately if you believe you are experiencing an emergency.


You can also download the app on your phone.

Help! Technology is Not Working for Me

2 months ago

Having trouble with your device?

Here's some information and contacts to help you.


Technology Department's Help Desk Info


How-tos and guides

Need to know how to do something for a log-in or program? Click on the link for it.

Haydee Crabb
Our on-site Learning Support Technician (LST) at RMMS is Mrs. Crabb. Students can go see her in room 401 throughout the day when she is available. If you need to get a hold of her to schedule stopping by you can e-mail her or call through the school. Her extension is 2354. Click the icons below for quick links.

Do you want to know how your student is doing in school?

Get parent access on Infinite Campus and become an observer on Canvas for your student. Contact the school (575)546-0668 and ask for parent access to Infinite Campus and Canvas.

When you do you will get to see their attendance, the assignments in the classes, as well as grades. It will also create open access to messaging the teacher directly with your questions, concerns, or inform them about events going on that may require your student to have additional help. Call to get your parent access today!

Attendance--Reporting an Absence

Parents calling in to report a student absence should call the attendance office at 546-0668 ext. 2304, this can be done at any time 24 hours a day. You may also e-mail an excuse to angela.castellon@demingps.org please include first and last name and dates of absence(s) as well as the reason the student was absent. You may also scan and e-mail doctor’s excuse notes. The absence will be termed unexcused if this process is not followed. Thank you for your assistance in our record-keeping process.