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Updated District Office Hours:
Central Office: Monday - Thursday 8:00AM to 3:30PM

Student assignment packets may now be picked up at your student's school.

Additional student meal pickup locations

District Continuous Learning Plan

Educational resources for students during this shutdown:

Portales Municipal School District wants to provide families with educational resources during this closure.  The district will be utilizing an online platform called Clever that your child can log into and access learning resources that are appropriate for them, depending on their grade.  Many students are already familiar with Clever and can go to clever.com/in/portalesschools and use the username and password they use at school to log on.  If your child does not know their district username and password you may call Portales Central Office at 575-356-7000 between the hours of 8:00-3:30 Monday through Thursday to obtain this information.  Thank you for your continued efforts to support your child's education during this trying time.

El Distrito Escolar Municipal de Portales quiere proporcionar a las familias recursos educativos durante este cierre. El distrito utilizará una plataforma en línea llamada Clever en la que su hijo puede acceder a los recursos de aprendizaje que son apropiados para ellos, dependiendo de su grado. Muchos estudiantes ya están familiarizados con Clever y pueden ir a 
clever.com/in/portalesschools 
y usar el nombre de usuario y la contraseña que usan en la escuela para acceder a los recursos. Si su hijo no conoce su nombre de usuario y contraseña del distrito, puede llamar a la Oficina Central de Portales al 575-356-7000 entre las horas de 8:00 a 3:30 de lunes a jueves para obtener esta información. Gracias por sus continuos esfuerzos para apoyar la educación de su hijo durante este tiempo difícil.

Additional links:

How do I help my student log into Clever?

My student is having trouble with an application.

For further assistance, please contact:
JD Mead at 575-356-7000 x7003 or jmead@portalesschools.com
Sara Hunton at 575-359-3705 x1603 or shunton@portalesschools.com


From the Superintendent:

Monday April 6, 2020:

En Espanol

Dear Parents and Guardians:


Portales Municipal Schools is providing Distance Learning opportunities until the end of school.  We are providing these opportunities in various ways to help meet the needs of all of our students.  Students who have internet and a computer device can join their lessons online in various platforms in the Clever application that can be found on the Portales Municipal School District website: http://www.portalesschools.com .  If your family does not have internet available, teachers are creating educational packets that you can pick-up for your children so that they will have the same opportunities as those on-line.  Your child’s teacher should have already contacted you to develop a plan as to how your child will receive instruction for the remainder of the school year.


Yucca Telecom and Comcast (Xfinity) have offered free internet service for 60 days to families that do not have internet.  The only qualification is that your home must have already been wired for internet at some point in the past for Yucca Telecom or your home must have cable connections already installed for Comcast.  If you have never had internet through Yucca Telecom or Xfinity (Comcast) there may be an extra charge to set you up to receive internet.


If you qualify with Xfinity and have cable accessibility, after you apply, they will mail you a modem that you plug into your cable connection and they will turn on the service.  Xfinity will also provide internet for $9.95 month after the initial 60 days if you desire to continue. More information about the Comcast (Xfinity) plan is below.


Yucca Telecom has also opened “hot spots” at various locations around town.  Of course, this means you would need to drive to one of these locations, but work by internet could be completed at those locations while sitting in your vehicle.  Current “hot spot” locations are in the Yucca Telecom parking lot from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight, at Rotary Park, and the City Library.  


PMSD will also open its WiFi access in all school parking lots. These may not be the best solutions, but you may drive to any of the locations and have access to internet until May 22nd.


PMSD is loaning Chromebooks to people with internet access who do not have a computer or tablet at home.  Remember, if you borrow a Chromebook, you are responsible for its care and return. Those returning damage Chromebooks will be expected to pay for the damage or replacement of the Chromebook.  As of today, we are allowing one Chromebook per family. After we have insured that we have additional Chromebooks for use, we will allow families to receive an additional Chromebook if there are more than one PMSD student in the family.  We will let you know when additional Chromebooks may be available.


Please see the next page for more information regarding Yucca Telecom and Comcast.




Internet Essentials from Comcast, is an affordable home Internet service. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if you apply by April 30, 2020. After your first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer.

Features of Internet Essentials include:

  • High-speed Internet service for $9.95 + tax per month after promotional period

    • Access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots outside the home 

    • The option to purchase a refurbished desktop or laptop for $149.99 + tax


    It’s fast and easy for your family to get connected to Internet Essentials because Portales Municipal Schools has been pre-approved for a streamlined enrollment process.  Call 855-846-8376 or apply online at InternetEssentials.com. You’ll need to provide your contact information and school name. That’s it. No other paperwork is necessary, and if you meet the program eligibility criteria, you will be approved and could have home Internet within 5-7days.


    Offer ends April 30, 2020. Restrictions apply. Limited to Internet Essentials (“IE”) service from Comcast for new residential customers meeting certain eligibility criteria. Offer limited to 2 months of complimentary Internet Essentials service. Taxes extra. After promotion, regular rates apply. Comcast’s current rate is $9.95/mo. (subject to change). Advertised price applies to a single outlet. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. For factors affecting speed visit www.xfinity.com/networkmanagement. If a customer is determined to be no longer eligible for the IE program, regular rates will apply to the selected Internet service.  Subject to Internet Essentials program terms and conditions. May not be combined with other offers. Call 1-855-846-8376 for restrictions and complete details or visit InternetEssentials.com. Internet Essentials from Comcast is a program to provide home Internet service for families. It is not a school program, and is not required by your school. Your school is not responsible for Internet Essentials accounts. No school funds were used for this notice. © 2020 Comcast. All rights reserved.


    Yucca Internet Details

    En Espanol Yucca Internet Detail


      PMSD Superintendent's statement regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
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     NM Department of Health/ NM Public Education Department COVID-19 Update
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     Welcome
    From Mr. Cain-Superintendent

    Welcome to Portales Municipal Schools.

    The Portales Municipal School District is a great place for your child’s education and to work.  We at PMSD know that you have several school choices in the area, but I think if you will look through our website and visit our schools, you will see why PMSD will be a great fit for your children and family.

    More from Mr. Cain




    Board of Education Meeting

    Monday April 6, 2020
    1:00 PM

    The board will attend virtually and the board room will not be open to the public.



    The meeting is open to the public through live webcast found at the following link or the Webcasts link on this page.

    Livestream


    District Report Card

    District Report Card

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