RIO RANCHO, N.M. — After a month of remote learning for Rio Rancho pre-K and elementary school students, Monday marked another move toward normalcy as 4,000 hybrid learners begin a staggered schedule of in-person classes this week. Roughly 3,000 students will continue learning from home.
Across 10 elementary schools and one preschool in the Rio Rancho Public Schools district, students in kindergarten through third grade will attend in-person every day of the week except Wednesday. Fourth- and fifth-grade students are divided into two groups. Group A attends in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday, and Group B comes to school on Thursday and Friday.
“I thank the community and our educators for working so hard to get to this point,” district spokeswoman Beth Pendergrass said.