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Welcome, parents! We are looking forward to another successful school year. We hope the information provided here will help answer some of your questions.
2017 - 2018 School Enrollment, Starting Dates & Open House Information


Enrollment Dates

First Day of School

Student School Day Schedule

Open House/Meet the Teacher

Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC)

July 31,

9am – 3pm

August 9


Buses run on regular schedule starting August 9



Regular Schedule:

7:45am - 2:15pm (Bus)

7:45am - 2:20pm (Rooms 1-16)

7:45am - 2:25pm (Rooms 17-32)


Early Out Schedule:      

7:45am - 11:40am (Bus)

7:45am - 11:45am (Rooms 1-16)

7:45am - 11:50pm (Rooms 17-32)

Parent Orientation/Meet the teacher:

To be held in student’s classroom: August 8,

Rooms 1-16: 11:30am-12pm

Rooms 17-32: 1pm-1:30pm


Emmitt Smith Pre-School


August 14



Child Find at Edison Special Education Department: August 11, 8am-12pm

Regular Schedule:

7:35am – 10:35am (AM Session)

11:15am – 2:15pm (PM Session)

7:35am-2:15pm (All Day Session)


Early Out Schedule:           

7:35am-10:35am (AM Session)

(No PM Session)

7:35am-11:25am (All Day Session)


CBS Room:

7:30am-11:00am (AM Session)

11:05am-2:35pm (PM Session)

August 10

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Elementary Schools

(Grades 1-5)

July 31,

8am-12pm, 1pm-3pm


Grade 1 ONLY: August 9


Grades 2 – 5: August 10


Buses run on regular schedule starting August 9


Regular Schedule:           

7:45am - 2:40pm (Bus)

7:45am - 2:45pm (Walkers)


Early Out Schedule:           

7:45am - 12:00pm (Bus)

7:45am - 12:05pm (Walkers)

Craft: Meet the Teacher – August 9, 2pm-4pm. Open house – August 31, 5:30pm-7pm.

Desert Willow: Meet the teacher - August 8, 2pm-4pm. Back to School Night and Ice Cream Social, August 22, 5:30pm-7pm,

Joe Stanley Smith: Meet the Teacher – August 7, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Monterrey: Meet the Teacher – August 7, 5pm -6pm 

Ocotillo: Meet the teacher - August 8, 12pm-1:30pm. Back to School/Carnival Night – August 31, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Sunset: Open House/Meet the Teacher – August 8, 1pm-3pm

Carlsbad Sixth Grade Academy/ Alta Vista Campus

(Grade 6)

New Student Enrollment

July 24-27, 8am-4pm


Schedule pickup: July 31 - August 4, 8am-3pm

August 9

Buses run on regular schedule starting August 9

Regular Schedule:           

8:30am - 3:05pm (Bus)

8:30am - 3:10pm (Walkers)

Early Out Schedule:      

8:30am - 12:25pm (Bus)

8:30am – 12:30pm (Walkers)

Meet the Teacher:

August 8, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Carlsbad Intermediate School / PR Leyva Campus

(Grades 7-8)


New Student Enrollment dates: July 31, 8am-3pm.


Schedule Pick up: August 3-4.

Grade 7: August 9


Grade 8: August 10


Buses run on regular schedule starting August 9

Regular Schedule:           

8:10am - 3:30pm


Early Out Schedule:           

8:10am - 12:50pm

Open House:

August 17, 4pm-5:30pm



NOTE:            Every student entering the 7th grade must be immunized by receiving the Tdap vaccine.  This immunization will be required for school attendance.  Students are to bring or send proof of this immunization to the school nurse on the first day of school.

Carlsbad High School

New Student  Enrollment July 24, 8:30am- 3:00pm


Schedule pickup:

Grade 9: August 9


Grades 10- 12: August 10

Grade 9: August 9


Grades 10-12: August 10


Buses run on regular schedule starting August 9

Regular Schedule:

8:45am - 3:50pm


Early Out Schedule:           

8:45am -1:10pm

Open House:

August 28, 6pm - 8pm

Carlsbad Early College High School


Grade 9: August 9


Grades 10-12: August 10

Regular Schedule:  

7:45am - 3:45pm

 Early Out Schedule:

7:45am - 1:10pm




Grade 9: August 8, 6:00pm


Grades 10-12: August 17, 6:00pm

Eddy Alternative Program


August 14

Regular Schedule:           

8:30am - 2:45pm (Middle School)

9:00am - 3:00pm (High School)

Early Out Schedule:      

8:30am - 12:15pm (Elementary & Middle School)

8:30am - 12:30pm (High School)




Students new to the district or those who have moved to a new school zone need to enroll at their new school during the specified dates (see “Enrollment Dates”).  First time enrollment will require a birth certificate, immunization record, and social security number. Proof of residence is required for all students through grade 12.  Residence must be verified.  Students must enroll in the school within their school zone.  Out-of-zone requests will be honored according to open enrollment guidelines and space availability.  The Compulsory Attendance Law of the State of New Mexico requires every juvenile between the ages of five (before September 1) and eighteen to be enrolled and maintain regular attendance in a public or private school (22-12-7, NMSA 1989) or be reported to the Children, Youth & Families Department.  Kindergarten is mandatory in the State of New Mexico.