As of late, Tatum Municipal Schools has been experiencing major issues controlling inappropriate comments directed toward staff and students, inappropriate remarks in general, and some instances of bullying by use of social media websites. The majority of these situations are taking place by use of cell phones. In the past, students have been allowed to carry cell phones at school as long as they did not have them out during class time. Due to sites like Yik Yak (an anonymous site where individuals can say anything they want and not be traced), Facebook, and many others we have made an administrative decision to ban all student cell phones at Tatum Municipal Schools. Not all students are involved in the poor judgment being used by a few but those few are definitely disrupting the educational process.
This is becoming an epidemic nationwide and we are going to take a stance against it.
Tatum PTO Spirit Store - located in the Admin Building
We would like to Thank State Representative Bob Wooley and State Representative David Gallegos for spending time at Tatum Elementary teaching our 3rd graders about the State of New Mexico. We also appreciate their support of our 4th graders and their Volcano Demonstrations. Open the attached picture to get a good look.
Tatum Schools along with the NM Dept. of Health recommends 4 ways you and your family may keep from getting sick with the flu at school and at home: 1. Wash hands often or use hand sanitizers. 2. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. 3. If your child is sick - keep them home until at least 24 hours has passed since they've ran a fever of 100 degrees or more without taking fever reducing medication. 4. Get vaccinated for the flu. Tatum Schools will be offering flu vaccinations for all Tatum Students as soon as they become available.