Welcome to Portales Municipal Schools


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.

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

According to the Portales Municipal School District's Enhanced COVID Safe Practices Plan (CSP) and the Public Education Department's COVID Toolkit, when a school reaches 3% positive cases within a 14 day period, it is recommended that schools activate its CSP.  When a school reaches 5% positive cases it must activate the plan.  As of today, three (3) schools within the Portales Municipal School District have reached the 5% positive case rate.  The other three schools are closing in on 5%.  Therefore, we must activate our CSP.  The PMSD plan requires that schools who reach 5% positivity close for one day and receive a deep cleaning.  Therefore, all schools will be closed on Friday, January 21 so that custodial and maintenance staff can deep clean each of the schools.   School will resume as usual on Monday, January 24.  During this closure all athletic and other events are canceled.  No City League games or practices will occur on school property until the 24th. 
Closing schools is not something we take lightly, but out of an abundance of caution and to be in line with PED and DOH guidelines, the decision to close and clean seems to be the best option at this time.
In order to assist schools to keep case numbers down, please do not send your children to school if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19.  If your child is having symptoms, you can call the school and a nurse will meet you at your car and can provide your child with a COVID test.  The nurse will call you with the results after 30 minutes.  Regardless, if your child is ill, please keep them home, especially if he or she is running a fever.  Not only are we seeing cases of COVID, we are also seeing cases of strep and would prefer that not spread. 
As always, thank you for your patience and support as we continue to move through these trying times. 


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Monday, February 14, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices
501 S. Abilene, Board Room

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