Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year-
I’m looking forward to working with students, staff, and parents. I would like to welcome everyone back to our district. I would like to welcome students and parents new to our district. I hope you will have a positive experience in the Raton Public Schools.
We here at the Raton Public Schools are excited about the upcoming school year. Staff will be starting on August 14th. Staff will be in meetings on the 14th and 15th. The information we are giving to staff will help them get ready for the first day of school.
Students Pre-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 first day will be August 16th. All students attend school August 17th. Starting a new school year can be exciting and scary at the same time. We are here to support students and families in all school activities. Please partner up with the schools to assist and be a part in your student’s education. Parental involvement is very important to students at any age. Stay involved with your student and know what they are doing academically. Students know when they have someone
supporting them. When students are successful, they have a positive attitude and want to learn. I encourage everyone to strive to be the best role models for each other. I do challenge all students, parents, and staff to work together in a positive manner to make the school experience the best for our community.
I would like to thank the maintenance and custodial personnel for all the hard work they do to get the schools ready for the start of the year. They put in many long hours to make sure the school is ready when students arrive. Again, I am looking forward to a new school year in the Raton Public Schools.
Andy Ortiz, Superintendent RPS
FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS
Community Eligibility Provision for 2017-2018
Raton Public School District is participating in the Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program for the 2017-2018 school year. If your children attend any of the schools listed, breakfast/lunch will be available to them at no charge. All students enrolled at our schools may participate in the breakfast/lunch program at no charge to them.
Studies have shown that children who are not hungry perform better in school. By providing breakfast/lunch to all children at no charge, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for our students.
The school breakfast and lunch that we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The Universal Meals Program cannot succeed without your support; please encourage your children to participate in school meal programs.
All meals will be served to all students at no charge regardless of their eligibility status at Longfellow Elementary, Raton Intermediate School, and Raton High School.
Non-discrimination Statement:The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
We Honor Dr. Paul Modrich
Nobel Prize Winner
RHS Class of 1964
Dr. Modrich, currently of Chapel Hills, North Carolina, graduated from Raton
High School in 1964.The City of Raton honored Dr. Modrich on May 19, 2016
naming the day to be Dr. Paul Modrich Day.