Message from the Superintendent

Posted on 02/23/2021
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January 26, 2021

Dear Roswell Independent School Community,

Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED) made important announcements regarding in-person learning. NMPED also released a newly updated toolkit, which includes the following guidelines school districts must follow in order to be eligible to reopen:


1.           Roswell !SD Board of Education Approval

2.           School districts are required to operate in a hybrid model with COVID-Safe Practices in place.

            A hybrid model means 50% of the class roster attends school two days each week.

            Students and teachers in elementary must remain in cohort groups that stay together while in school.

            Students and teachers in secondary schools may adhere to 50% enrollment as their cohort.

            Students not in the building engage in remote learning.

3.           Schools must participate in a surveillance testing program.

4.           Schools must adhere to social distancing requirements.

5.           All Pre-Kand elementary schools must cohort or pod students into small groups that stay together.

6.           Face coverings are required for all students and staff except while eating and drinking with limited exceptions for students or staff.

7.           All staff must be screened on a daily basis, including a temperature check and review of COVID-19 symptoms.

8.           All sites must work with state and local health officials to create a plan for contact tracing.

9.           Site inspections will be conducted by the Fire Marshall and NM PED representative.

10.         Finalization of transportation routes, schedules, and safety protocols.

11.         Distribution of meals for in-person and remote learning.


We are excited to return to in-person instruction. Our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. Please take a few moments to complete the parent survey located at

We will provide updates on our district and school websites.

Mike Gottlieb
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