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Last Day of School Early Release Schedule
Students will be released 2.5 hours early on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for the last day of school. Students will be served lunch. Happy Sumer Break and we look forward to seeing you next school year.
·All Pre-K-12:10 PM
·All K-5 Elementary Schools-12:30 PM
·ECHS-12:55 PM (Bus Riders to DHS 12:55 PM)
·DCCCHS-12:55 PM (Bus Riders to DHS 12:55 PM)
Students not making their assigned bus will report to their School’s Front Office to contact parents.
Online School Registration is Open May 2, 2022 for the 2022-2023 School Year PreK, Kinder, and New Students
Online registration is open, beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, 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.org and choose “Registration” at the top, select “Find My School” on the left hand links to determine which school is your boundary school.
Parents/guardians are not required to re-register their student online if they attended grades K-12 at Deming Public Schools for the 21-22 school year. Students in PreK must register for Kindergarten. Student returning to PreK must register as well.
If parents/guardians would like to request enrollment at an elementary school outside of their boundary zone, a 501 form must be submitted. After registration is completed at the student’s boundary school, the 501 form should be requested from the boundary school to be completed by the parent/guardian. All new 501 forms will be on hold until the start of the 22-23 SY school year as the district examines available space across all school sites.
All currently enrolled student transfers will need to complete a renewal 501 request. Current 501 transfers on file will be approved for the 22-23 SY. Renewal notifications will be sent out Monday, May 2, 2022.
Please note, transfer requests for Bataan Elementary will not be accepted as Bataan Elementary is at full capacity with current boundary student projections. Students currently attending Bataan on a 501 transfer request will need to complete a renewal 501 request. Only current 501 transfers on file for Bataan will be approved for the 22-23 SY.
After the parent/guardian has registered their student online, verification of documents can occur anytime between Monday, May 2, 2022 and the end of school Friday, May 27, 2022. 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
Please visit www.demingps.org and choose “Registration” at the top for more details on student registration requirements.
Families in need of assistance with technology or other supports to register, may visit their boundary school on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for assistance. Other in person support times may be scheduled by calling the boundary school to arrange an appointment.
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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About Deming Public Schools
Deming Public Schools is a public school district headquartered in Deming, New Mexico. It is the fifteenth largest school district in New Mexico. Located 33 miles north of the US-Mexico border, it serves the City of Deming, the village of Columbus as well as other areas in rural Luna County.
The Deming district has 12 schools: one Pre-K school; six elementary schools; one sixth-grade school; one middle school (7th-8th); two high schools; and one college preparatory high school. DPS has 6 multi-age JUMP classrooms (K-2nd) in 4 elementary schools. The district also offers bilingual/dual-language programs and Preschool on many campuses.
Student enrollment is approximately 5,200 students.
Deming Public Schools is the largest employer in Luna County with approximately 813 employees.
District Mission Statement: The Board of Education, staff, and community join forces to provide a high quality, comprehensive education for all Deming Public Schools students so that they will have the opportunity to prepare themselves to become productive, responsible, and culturally enriched citizens allowing them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing, global society.
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American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant Application
Deming Public Schools complies with New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act. To submit a request to inspect records, please email the DPS Records Custodian, Mr. Charles Turner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Statement of Non-Discrimination
(Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
Deming Public Schools District does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, pregnancy and related conditions, political affiliation, or geographic residence. Additionally, Deming Public Schools provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Priority for facility use will be given to school sponsored clubs and governmental agencies.
The District is committed to providing interpretation and translation services to families that require such services in an effort to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to access vital information regarding student related participation in District programs. A copy of the District’s nondiscrimination policy is available from the Deming Public Schools District Office.
The following contact has been designated as the Coordinator for Non-discrimination for Deming Public Schools. Any concerns and complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to answer inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies:
Chief Academic Officer
Deming Public Schools
1001 S. Diamond
Deming, NM 88030