IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATES, District News, and Information
PSA: Girls Summer Volleyball
Attention all incoming 7th-12th grade girls interested in playing Volleyball in the upcoming 2023 Volleyball Season: Open gym will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning June 12, 2023. Workouts will be held from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Main Gym at Deming High School through the end of June. The week of July 2, 2023-July 8, 2023, there will be no open gym and workouts will resume on July 10,2023. Please contact the Athletic Department at (575) 546-8126 for any further information or questions. Hope to see you there!
What: Volleyball Open Gym
When: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays
June 12, 2023-June 30, 2023
July 10, 2023-July 31, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Where: Main Gym Deming High School
Who: Any girls interested in playing volleyball for the 2023 Fall Season (Grades 7-12)
PSA: Summer Camp
Deming Public Schools will be offering a free summer camp the week of July 17-21. The summer camp is open to K-12 students and will be offered at two locations Deming High School(K-12) and Columbus Elementary(K-5). Registration is open in the Infinite Campus parent portal and will close Wednesday, June 14. Click for the flyer and registration instructions. For more information, please contact Andrea Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (575) 546-8841 ext. 1046.
PSA: Memorial Stadium
Deming Public Schools will start a fencing project for Memorial Stadium on Monday, June 5, 2023. The project is expected to continue through June 20, 2023. During this time, the stadium and track will be closed to the public. Contractors and coaches accompanying their students will be allowed in the area. For more information, please contact the district at (575) 546-8841.
Online School Registration is Open May 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 School Year
PreK, Kinder, and New Students
Online registration is open, beginning Monday, May 1, 2023, for PreK, Kinder, and new students to the district. The registration website link is available on the Deming Public Schools website www.demingps.org, under Registration. We encourage families to look at the site to become acquainted with the required information and documents needed to complete online registration successfully. All new elementary students are required to register at their boundary school, based on the student’s current address. Please visit www.demingps.organd choose “Registration” at the top, select “Find My School” on the left hand links to determine your boundary school
As you begin the online enrollment application, please be sure you are selecting the 2023-2024 school year.
Parents/guardians are not required to re-register their student online if they attended grades K-12 at Deming Public Schools and completed the 22-23 school year. Eligible PreK students must register for Kindergarten.
All PreK students in program will need to register for the 23-24 school year, even those with an IEP. If your student was on the waiting list for last year, you must complete a new online registration. All PreK programs are served on a first come, first served basis.
After the parent/guardian has registered their student online, verification of documents can occur anytime between Monday, May 1, 2023 and the end of school Friday, May 31, 2023. Parents/guardians may visit their boundary school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for document verification. Parents/guardians will need to provide the following documents when visiting the school
- Student birth certificate
- Parent/guardian identification
- Proof of address
- Up to date vaccination records
Current 501P transfers on file will be approved for the 23-24 SY. Moving forward, 501P Transfers will be done via theInfinite Campus Parent Portal and is called "School Choice.” All parents are encouraged to sign up for a Portal account.
If parents/guardians would like to request enrollment at an elementary school outside of their boundary zone, a School Choice request must be submitted. After registration is completed at the student’s boundary school, the School Choice Request should be completed by the parent/guardian in their Infinite Campus Parent Portal. All new transfer requests will only be accepted from May 10th-June 7th and will be on hold until the start of the 23-24 school year, as the district examines available space across all school sites. A release with more information regarding School Choice is forthcoming.
Please note, transfer requests for Bataan Elementary will not be accepted as Bataan Elementary is at full capacity with current boundary student projections. Only current 501P transfers on file for Bataan will be approved for the 23-24 SY.
Families in need of assistance with technology or other supports to register, should contact their boundary school to schedule an appointment for assistance.
PSA: Safety Construction at Schools
In our ongoing commitment to safety, Deming Public Schools (DPS) has begun construction on secure vestibules at several school sites. The secured vestibule is an enclosed area between the outside door of a building and the inside door. This area is where a visitor completes their business with the school without being given access to the interior of the school. DPS continues to prioritize the safety of our schools and secure vestibules are another layer of security measures being taken in alignment with best safety practices.
The following schools will be affected by this construction:
·Bataan Elementary, (575) 544-0900
·Bell Elementary, (575) 546-9712
·Chaparral Elementary, (575) 546-0247
·Columbus Elementary, (575) 531-2710
·Memorial Elementary, (575) 546-2502
·Ruben S. Torres Elementary, (575) 544-2723
·Red Mountain Middle School, (575) 546-0668
Entry to the schools will be modified by each site to accommodate the construction and ensure student safety. Construction is expected to continue through June 30, 2023. For more information, please contact your school or the district at (575) 546-8841.
PSA: Transportation Announcement
Deming Public Schools wants to inform the public that today, April 26, 2023, Bus #S63 which is a sub for Bus #70, was involved in a traffic accident during the morning bus run. Local law enforcement, Deming Public Schools Staff, and EMS arrived quickly on the scene and assessed the situation. No one was hurt and parents of the students on the bus are currently being contacted.
Parent and Community Update on the Lockdown at Deming High School
Deming High School was put on lockdown today, April 20, 2023, after administration received a safety concern from a student of a possible gun on campus. The facts of the situation are as follows:
During a routine safety drug sweep of the Deming High School campus, the school was placed in ‘shelter-in-place.’ Deming Public Schools routinely performs safety drug sweeps at our schools using a K-9 unit and, during any sweep the school will shelter-in-place to ensure no one leaves the campus. During today’s sweep, several students began to text one another about a gun on school grounds. Another student reported the safety concern to an adult in the building and the school was immediately placed in lockdown, along with surrounding buildings. Local law enforcement was called to assist. No gun or weapons were found on campus.
Student safety is our first priority. Deming Public Schools (DPS) takes all allegations, threats, and reports of safety concerns very seriously and fully investigates them. During an active investigation DPS will only share information that we can legally disclose and will share the information when it will not cause another safety concern for our students. Please check that your contact information is correct in the parent portal on infinite campus. Parent Portal Link:https://demingps.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/deming.jsp Notices are sent to the primary contact for students in infinite campus, posted to the district website, emailed to local media and staff, as well as shared on the district’s twitter, Instagram, and Facebook social media pages.
Deming Public Schools urges parents and guardians to talk with your children about false reports, unsubstantiated allegations, and spreading rumors. Please urge them to use their best judgement when sharing District news. Misinformation and rumors create chaos and fear that disrupts everyone’s education and sense of safety for the entire community.
Update: Lockdown at Deming High School has been Lifted
**Deming High School lockdown has been lifted and all students and staff are safe.**Below is the previous PSA release for reference.
PSA: Lockdown at Deming High School
Deming High School is currently in lockdown, All Students Are Safe. District administration is cooperating with local law enforcement at Deming High School regarding an active investigation regarding a possible weapon on campus. Please be aware of the increased law enforcement presence at the school and in the surrounding area. At this time students are not being released from the high school until we receive the all clear from local law enforcement. We ask for your patience and understanding during this time. The district will release more information as it becomes available and when the lockdown is lifted. Deming Police Department has released an official statement to the Deming Headlight, you may view it on the Deming Headlights Facebook page. Link:https://www.facebook.com/demingheadlight
2023 All Sports Banquet Tickets on Sale
The 2023 All Sports Banquet tickets will be on sale in the Activities office for $10 starting Thursday, April 13, 2023. The Banquet will be held at Deming High School on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the program will follow at 6:00 pm. All athletes will receive their ticket for free. Athletes are limited to two (2) guests except for Senior athletes, which may have unlimited guests. Tickets will be on sale until Friday, May 12, 2023. A limited number of tickets will be sold. For more information, please contact Deming High School Activities office at (575) 546-8126.
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!”
To apply please visit www.demingps.org and click on “Join Our Team!”.
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Attendance is very important here at Memorial 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!
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