“I am absolutely convinced that student performance is about expectations - those we have for our students and equally as important, those we have for ourselves.” ~ Terry Myers, CMS Superintendent. ~~ "We are the proud 6th graders who were having so much fun throughtout the past several weeks, we didn't even realize we had learned SO much!" ~ Nicolas, 6th grader at Ranchvale Elementary. ~~ "Be the one that makes your family, your school, and your community proud." ~ Wayne Marshall, CHS Principal. ~~ "Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time." ~ Marian Wright Edelman. ~~ On the last day of school at La Casita Elementary, having just distributed student summer reading logs, Principal Dr. Martinez asked students what their summer plans were; 1st grader, Angel, shouted, "LEER!" ["Read!" in English]. ~~ "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~ Henry B. Adams. ~~ "Remember who you are and where you come from; you will always be a Wildcat. Don't let the world decide who you will be; you decide who you will be." ~ Wayne Marshall, CHS Principal. ~~ "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." ~ B.F. Skinner  ~~ "CHS graduation was great! Our senior speakers gave some of the top speeches I've heard!" ~ Pam Cornelison, CHS Head Counselor. ~~ "The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'" ~ Maria Montessori. ~~ "Teaching isn't the 3 months you get out of it, it is the 9 months you put into it!" ~ Sylvia Martinez, Ph.D., Principal, La Casita Elementary. ~~ "It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think." ~ Robert Hutchins. ~~ "Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education." ~ Charlotte Bronte. ~~ In an aside to a new student: "Don't ever say anything is too hard in here; Mrs. Hedeman (Zia Elementary gifted teacher) will say we can DO hard things!" ~ Jocelyn, 3rd grader.                        
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School Delays & Cancellations

The decision to delay, cancel, or release students early is taken very seriously.  As early as 4:00 AM staff from our Operations Department is on the road determining whether roads are clear enough to provide safe travel.  In addition to our district road safety team, Clovis Schools consults with our school bus contractor, Adair, Inc.  Once a determination is made, a recommendation for a delay or closure is communicated to the Superintendent of Schools.  The Superintendent makes the final decision regarding a delay or cancellation.   

Announcements regarding a change to the school schedule will be made as follows:

Delays:  6:00 AM (or earlier, if possible)
Cancellations:  6:00 AM (or earlier, if possible)
Early Dismissal:  11:30 AM

Decisions to change the school schedule are subject to change based on changing weather conditions.

1-Hour/2-Hour Delays

The abbreviated day schedule is shortened and will begin 1 or 2 hours later than the regular schedule, but will end at the regular dismissal time. 

The following services will be cancelled on abbreviated days:
• AM Preschool Program

This announcement will be made no later than 6:00 AM.  All parents, students, employees, and the public are encouraged to check the CMS website, television and radio stations, or call the Clovis Schools Administration Office (769-4300) to listen to a recorded message concerning changes in the school schedule.

Under most circumstances, when Clovis Schools is closed for the day, all evening activities are cancelled as well. 

Early Dismissal

If severe weather conditions develop during the school day or an emergency arises, students may be dismissed early.

The following services will be cancelled on early dismissal days:
• PM Preschool Program
• After-School Programs

This announcement will be made no later than 11:30 AM.


• Delays:  Less than 12-month employees - report according to delay; 12-month employees report as soon as safely possible
• Cancellations:  All employees do not report to work with the exception of CMS Maintenance Department staff. Maintenance staff will receive direction from their supervisor.







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