NMPED Announces School Reopening

First day back is April 5, 2021

In-Person Learning Soon

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has announced that all schools will return to in-person learning for all students by April 5, 2021. RRVCS will work to have our school approved by the NMPED/Fire Marshal in the coming weeks. Once we have approval we will invite students back to campus. It is my responsibility to let you know that the recommended social distancing of 6 feet will not be possible in all classrooms. The NMPED has stated to schools that if social distancing of 6 feet is not possible, then we must distance to the greatest extent the space provides.

RRVCS, under the direction of the NMPED and is phasing out remote and hybrid learning. The school day will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and some Fridays. IF you choose to keep your child(ren) at home, lessons will be live streamed each school day and on-line learners will participate in the class while remaining at home.

Full re-entry means that all students will participate every school day. This will not be a hybrid model. Students will be on campus Monday-Thursday and scheduled Fridays from the designated re-opening day until the close of the school year unless otherwise directed by the NMPED.

RRVCS Re-Opens

Monday, April 5th, 7:45am

500 East High Street

Red River, NM

We are looking forward to seeing our students on campus. Please remember that all students and staff will be required to wear a mask except when eating, drinking, or napping (PreK).

Bus Protocol

The bus will pick up and drop off students at the Cerro Church and at the Parish Center. Pick up and drop off times will be posted after a discussion with Martinez Bus Service. If you feel more comfortable bringing your child to school and picking him/her up in the afternoon, please do so. Bus protocol will include hand sanitizer upon entering the bus, sitting no more than 2 to a seat, and maintaining an assigned seat throughout the school year (once we know which students will be riding the bus). Every effort will be made to seat siblings together.

School Day

School will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.


Masks are mandatory for students on the bus, in the classroom, and on the playground per the NMPED/CDC recommendation. Please send your child(ren) to school with a mask. If your child(ren) does not bring one, one will be provided. However, please make every effort to send a mask each day. Masks must be double layer. Handkerchiefs, buffs, neck gaiters, and bandanas are examples of unacceptable facial coverings.