Created: July 15, 2020 06:45 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Backpacks, pencils, and now masks are just some of the things required for Farmington students when they head back to school, but not all students will return. Farmington Municipal Schools are giving parents options.
"There were a lot of different choices considered, but we narrowed our choices down to giving parents the chance to bring their kids back to school or continuing to learn from home,” said Superintendent Dr. Eugene Schmidt.
Dr. Schmidt said students attending class in-person or online will have the same learning plans and curriculum. He also said those who choose to continue online learning will still be receiving the same grades and that attendance will matter.
A Farmington mother of four children said her middle and high school-aged kids will be attending in-person, but her other two elementary-aged children will learn from home.
"It's hard with elementary students, they are going to school basically to have fun in their minds and you got rowdy kids and stuff. It's going to be kind’ve hard to force them to keep their masks on and not touch their friend. This is something new,” the mother said.
District officials will reach out to parents for their decisions. They’re encouraging parents to update their contact information if they haven’t already.
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