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.
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.
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.
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!”
In the effort to keep educational continuity, Bell Elementary will provide support to our families by advancing academic learning through communication, building relationships, and increasing parent engagement through our resilience and unbiased support, social emotional support, and perseverance to continue connections beyond the four walls of our school.
Bell Elementary's vision is to provide a positive learning environment for our school community through consistency, accountability, collaboration, and peer support.
Our Mission, as students, parents and staff, is to successfully do our best to:
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Get Involved in our learning. Prepare for college.
Attendance is very important here at Bell Elementary School. Every day that your child misses, they are missing critical information that will enable them to meet the Common Core State Standards. We also would like to encourage parents to not check out your student early, unless it is an emergency. Teachers do begin teaching the minute the bell rings at 8:20 and will not stop until the bell rings at the end of the day at 3:00.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter!