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!”
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.
(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:
The District has developed the Parent/Student English Learner Guide to ensure that all Limited English Proficiency students and parents have equal and meaningful access to the District's educational services, programs, and activities. For support regarding the Parent/Student English Learner Guides, you may contact Armando Chavez, Director of Equity, at 575-543-1000. For translation and interpretation services support, you may contact Fred Parker, Chief Academic Officer, at 575-548-8841.
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 email@example.com.
Please click on the image above for the Notice of Right to Inspect Public Records.