Important information regarding the start of our 2023-2024 school year.
Students are allowed to bring their own backpacks from home. FMES will purchase a limited amount of clear backpacks in case a student needs one or if there is a need for one in an instance of safety concerns.
Student Drop Off
We encourage all students to ride the bus this year. Bus drop offs will be utilizing the bus loop located on the North side of the building. Students who missed or did not ride the bus may be dropped off on the East side (main) entrance. Doors will have staff monitoring, however they will be locked to ensure safety measures are adhered to, therefore all dropped off students should be escorted to the door. Staff will be directing traffic throughout the week as we adjust to the changes, so please pay attention to their directions.
The FMES Safety team has held numerous meetings and based on available data as well as mandates, FMES is adopting an OPTIONAL Mask Policy. If there are safety measures that arise the team will adjust accordingly. FMES will provide any student & staff member with PPE when requested.
2023-2024 FMES Bus Route Schedule
Reminder please be at your pick up location 5 minutes prior to pick up time. FMES is requesting Kindergarten students be accompanied for bus pick up and afternoon drop off. Mesa riders please note your bus stop is now located at the Polacca Post Office. We look forward to seeing students on Monday, August 7, 2023 as we embark on another great year of learning!
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Bus 2 - Mr. Poneoma (Central Polacca & Mesa)
Bus 1 - Mr. Jim (3rd Mesa, 2nd Mesa & West Polacca)
Bus 4 - Gonnie (Jeddito, Keams Canyon, & East Polacca)
Hopi School System Draft Policies and Procedures. Click HERE to review
FMES P-EBT Pandemic Benefits
Summer 2023 Pandemic EBT Information:
Dear FMES Parents and Guardians,
FMES received the announcement of the Summer 2023 Pandemic-EBT.. USDA has approved DES to administer Summer 2023 P-EBT in partnership with Az. Dept. of Education. Our student meets the eligibility requirements and will qualify to receive the P-EBT benefit of $120.
Students that remain enrolled to the last day of school year 2023, will automatically be able to receive funds, DES asks Parents to hang on to the most recent P-EBT cards received.
I would appreciate it if you have a new address or phone number please update with Mrs. Naha school registrar at your earliest convenience.
Anticipated Dates From DES/AZED
May 2023: CNP P-EBT ELIGIBILITY PORTAL OPEN for reporting (food service will report all students)
June 30,2023: Deadline for SFAs(FMES) to submit file to ADE for processing.
July 14,2023: ADE will submit file to DES for processing.
August 4,2023: Deadline for final record adjustments to ADE.
August 2023: DES will begin issuing Summer P-EBT benefits to our students as reported by SFAs(FMES).
This is great news for all our students and families and hopefully will be a better and quicker process, if there are any question Please feel free to call me at 928-737-2581 x600 or 607
Food Service Manager
Click on the link for information on P-EBT Pandemic Benefits. This includes how to set up PIN numbers and information on allowable purchases when cards are received.