Tracking New Mexico School District Reopening

The Rio Grande Foundation has long called for basic education reforms that would empower parents and families when it comes to education resources including school choice. But, with the onset of COVID 19 and many districts moving to “virtual only” models, we have joined the Centers for Disease Control and many others in calling for students to return to their classrooms.

We will be tracking announced school reopenings under Gov. Lujan Grisham’s latest orders which call for hybrid learning for ALL students to begin on February 8. Check this space for updates. We gleaned this information from various district and news websites. If you have new info please let us know at:

This information was last updated on February 22. 

District Date
Alamogordo Secondary – Feb. 16, Elementary – Feb. 22
Albuquerque Virtual only through year-end
Artesia Feb. 8
Bloomfield Some primary students in hybrid already, Secondary – Feb. 16
Carlsbad Feb. 8
Central Secondary – Feb. 16
Cloudcroft Primary already in-person, Secondary – Feb. 9
Clovis K-12 is now in hybrid learning
Cuba Remote through March 5
Estancia Secondary – Feb. 8
Farmington Primary already hybrid, 6th, 9th graders – Feb 8, Other secondary Feb. 16
Fort Sumner Middle, High school – Feb. 8
Gallup-McKinley All grades — Feb. 9
Hobbs Elementary – Feb. 8, 6th, 9th, 10th grade – Feb. 11-12, all students – Feb. 16
Las Cruces One high school open for hybrid, other 3 high schools will open March 4th, middle/elementary schools students will return March 1
Las Vegas Will remain virtual throughout the rest of the school year
Magdalena 6th-12th grade – Feb. 8
Portales All grades — Feb. 9
Rio Rancho Elementary students have been in hybrid model. 6-12 return in hybrid on Feb. 22.
Roswell Elementary students return on the 16th, 6th and 9th graders on the 18th, and all secondary grades on the 22nd
Santa Fe All grades — Feb. 22
Silver Middle, High school – Feb. 15-18
Truth or Consequences All students Feb. 16
Tucumcari All students Feb. 8