Archived Updates

In-Person Learning Update

On Monday, March 8, 2021, the Public Education Department (PED), along side the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), announced plans to support 100% of students returning to in-person learning. The expected completion date for return to in-person learning is April 5, 2021.

As such Hagerman Municipal Schools will start our phase in process for our elementary, middle, and high school students.

Specific information will be disseminated by the elementary, middle, and high school administrative staff to outline our plan for how and when our students will reenter until we achieve 100% in person.

In closing, we thank you for your patience and commitment to our educational journey during this pandemic. Please note that we are extremely excited to get an opportunity to bring back our students for in-person learning.


Safer Internet Day Tips for Parents and Kids

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Do you ever wish that you hadn’t sent that picture of yourself to a crush? Or have you ever thought twice about where your picture could end up on the internet? February 9th is Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is celebrated across the globe each February. This year’s theme is on “sexting.” Since the pandemic began, there has been a dramatic increase in youth online activities to include a rise in self-generated sexually explicit material by children and teens. The New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is working today, and every day, to make the digital world safe from predators, cyberbullies and other online dangers but we need your help! Please remember to think twice before sending an inappropriate image of yourself, whether it’s to a close friend or to a complete stranger. The New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force reminds you to use technology in a safe and caring way, and let’s all work together for a better Internet. Happy Safer Internet Day!

Return to School (hybrid model) Updates
Elementary (Español) | Middle School (Español) | High School (Español) | Assessment Opt-In Addendum


As a community we have shown resilience, innovation, and care during these unprecedented times. I applaud the work of all those standing on the front line to ensure the health, safety, and recovery of our educational system. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to change how we live, work, and provide education for our children.

We expect to have our school reopening on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with group B students.


In closing, Hagerman Municipal Schools are committed to doing all that we can to meet state requirements so that we can safely reopen our schools.

Q: Will my child have to wear a mask?

A: Yes, all students and staff will wear a mask. Exception would be an individual who has a medical condition that will not allow them to wear a mask in which case they would have to wear a face shield.

Q: Will my child be allowed to leave campus for lunch?

A: No, in an effort to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading HMS has implemented a closed campus for lunch.

Q: Will my child be able to eat in the cafeteria?

A: Yes, HMS has identified several spaces that will adhere to the public health order honoring the 6 feet requirement. Cafeteria tables have been fitted with plastic dividers to mitigate the transfer of the virus on each table.

Q: How is the school addressing the air quality inside the buildings?

A: The district has made a strong effort in placing MERV 11 or MERV 13 air filters into our HVAC units. Additionally, the district has ordered standalone air purifiers for classrooms, hallways, offices, commons area, and the cafeteria.

Q: How often will the building be sanitized to include classrooms?

A: Buildings, classrooms, offices, and playground surfaces will be cleaned daily! On Wednesdays, our custodial staff will participate in deep cleaning (disinfecting) of our campus.