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New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED)

To directly access the NM PED website for updates, information and resource, please click the link below.

Community Eligibility Provision

Red River Valley Charter School is participating in a Free Breakfast and Lunch program for the current

school year (Aug. 2023-May 2024). This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision.

All students enrolled at the following school may participate in the School Breakfast Program and the

National School Lunch Program at no charge. Household applications are not required to receive free

meals, but applications may be distributed by the school to collect household income data for other

programs that require this information.

All students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites:

Red River Valley Charter School

For additional information please contact: RRVCS Attention: Kimberly Ritterhouse, School Director,

NSLP, PO Box 742, Red River, NM 87558, call 575-754-6117 x 130, or email


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights

regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in

or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin,

sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity

conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.

Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local)

where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint

Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any

USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information

requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.


Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


The NMPED and CYFD have requested that we provide this additional information to our families and communities.

Click HERE to find information on a new way to reach CYFD.

HB 43- Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Hotline-ARAO

Callers will reach a trained department employee from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; leave a message if calling after hours.

To report an incident:

Call (833) 485-1335
Fill out the online form at


Scan the code to submit an incident report

New Behavioral Health Resource

The state of New Mexico has launched NMConnect, a new phone app that provides free 24-hour crisis and non-crisis support and access to behavioral health professionals who can text or talk via phone with individuals needing a listening ear or referrals to longer-term support. The app links users to the New Mexico Crisis Access Line (NMCAL), which provides safety net services statewide. 

NMCAL is still available via phone 24/7 toll-free by calling 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474).

Learn more about where to download NMConnect.

ENGAGE New Mexico

What is ENGAGE New Mexico?

For many students, going from a traditional classroom to learning from home can
be a real challenge. New Mexico’s Public Education Department has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide an extra layer of support for students and families who might be struggling with these changes.

Students who choose to participate in the program will get an academic coach to work with them to answer questions, connect them with resources, and develop aplan to get on track and nish the school year strong.

How does it work?

Graduation Alliance is reaching out to students through phone calls, emails, text messages and more to get students started.

What does it cost?

There is no cost for the student. ENGAGE New Mexico is completely free to students.

How do I join?

Call 505-340-3250 or email to get started.

En Español

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