Congratulations to John Pierre for being one of the 212 students from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who were selected as 2020 Daniels Scholars! The Daniels Scholarship Program is a competitive process (2,265 applications) and is a supplemental full-ride scholarship.
Special Board Meeting The Board will conduct a virtual Special Meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of extending the closure of the school district due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to approve personnel items. Here is the link to the Board Agenda: http://go.boarddocs.com/wy/fcsd24/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BMZRFG6DC8B5 The meeting is available to the public virtually. Link to Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/901920277
Students!!! Your principals, Mrs. Gilbertson and Mrs. Mills, and your teachers really miss getting to see you every day! We hope you can join us for your grade level virtual lunch this week! Once you have the link, you can join on a mobile device or on your computer! Hope to see you soon!
COVID-19 Resources message from Nurse Donna
Students- If you are registered for National ACT date on April 4th, please keep an eye out for an email. It will give you directions on what you need to do to move your test date to June 13th. (Remember this is different from the State ACT that was scheduled for March 24).
11th Grade Students and Guardians- At this time, we will not be taking the ACT on March 24th as originally planned. We have made contact with Wyoming Department of Education and ACT to ask about our next steps. Once we hear back from them, we will pass the information along to you. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Friday, March 20, 2020 School Closure Update I hope this information finds you all healthy and building those family bonds as the nation works through this current situation. With the release of the Governor’s Order on Thursday March 20th, 2020, the school district will be required to extend the closure of our schools through April 3rd. Our local School Board will still meet virtually on March 26th at 5:30pm to take action on the Governor’s order and extend the closure through April 3rd. Our administration team met virtually this morning to further refine our Virtual School Plan so that learning will continue for our students in this time of closure. Our intent is to be able to meet all of the WDE Virtual or Remote Education Rules and Regulations and be at a point on April 6th to be able to offer credit for all classes and continue education for all students virtually. Our Breakfast/Lunch program will begin on Monday March 23rd. Currently, based upon those that have signed up for the program, we will have 4 delivery routes. Route 1 - Curbside pickup at the school in Shoshoni Route 2 - Riverton Route, Stops at the Granary, the Firecracker Stand, and Sutherlands Route 3 - The Valleys - North Portal, Missouri Valley Rec Center, North Hidden Valley Road Route 4 - Lysite - Lybar (Badwater - Nowood Roads) I want to thank everyone for their support, especially parents that are working hard with their kids to make sure that learning continues during this time. We will continue to update everyone as the landscape continues to change and the environment in which we work changes. Stay healthy! Bruce Thoren
Wranglers are going strong on #day2 of home learning!! Please share what your day looked like, photos encouraged! We miss seeing your faces!!! Remember we are available for anything you may need during this time; please do not hesitate to email us at: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary Physical Education/Health Teacher for 2020-2021
The temporary learning plan and activities for Preschool-12th grade is located on our website under the News section and Menu: Quick Links. https://www.shoshonischools.org/article/212539?org=shoshoni
Hello, PreK-12th grade families, What a unique time we are in. We recognize this is a difficult situation for many families. In light of the school closure, it is of utmost importance to our district for students to have the opportunity for the continuation of learning. The fabulous team at Shoshoni Schools has been working hard to identify meaningful, optional, instructional activities for your child to do while he or she is at home for an extended period of time. Tomorrow, March 17th, the school will be open to provide important learning materials to families, including technology devices to support distance learning. Please plan for one member from your household to pick up materials from 1:00pm-6:00pm, if you choose to participate. Also, please expect that you will be contacted by a district employee via phone to gather more information regarding food and internet needs during this school closure. Plan to get updates through our district website, Facebook page, email, Canvas (Secondary) and Class Dojo (Elementary). We appreciate your partnership as we navigate this unknown territory together. Please feel free to reach out to any of our staff members through e-mail if you have any questions or concerns along the way. Thank you, Shoshoni Administration & Staff
Fremont County School District #24 Families: I would like to thank the families and staff of FCSD#24 for your support and patience as the impact of the COVID-19 virus begins to impact our community. After consulting with public health officials, and state and local officials, we have decided to close FCSD#24 schools starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Schools will remain closed until at least March 27, 2020. Decisions about reopening will depend on how this situation progresses in the coming weeks. We will communicate with families as soon as we have the necessary information to make future decisions. In the coming days, we will notify families through our website, Facebook, and text notifications. Please remain vigilant in your prevention efforts by washing hands frequently, covering a cough or sneeze with a sleeve or tissue, and staying home if you are sick. It is incumbent on us all to take these preventative measures to help our community stay healthy, especially those over the age of 60 or with underlying health conditions. As always, safety is our primary concern. Thank you for your support as our district works to ensure the health and wellbeing of our entire community. Please refer to the district website, shoshonischools.org for ongoing updates. Mr. Bruce Thoren Superintendent Fremont County School District #24
Board Meeting - Tonight - 5:30 p.m. http://go.boarddocs.com/wy/fcsd24/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BLWRW66E4EB0
Good afternoon Wrangler Fans, Per a release from the WHSAA: We will extend the suspension of all activities until Monday, April 6th. So that everyone will be on an equal playing field, there will be NO PRACTICES during the suspension. If and when we do resume spring sports, we will hold to the 9 day practice rule and will count any practices from last week. We recommend you encourage your athletes to stay active and workout on their own during this time period. The HS and JH track schedule will be greatly modified. Updates to the schedules will be coming in the future as we get closer to the April 6th date. Max Mills, CAA
Wrangler Fans, I hope everyone is healthy and well as COVID-19 continues its spread. Please see the information below regarding school events at this time: Due to the recommendations of the State of Wyoming and the WHSAA, we are going to limit our congregations of people at school. USA Wrestling will be canceled until further notice (no practice or competitions) High School Winter Sports Banquet will be postponed to April or May. HS and JH/Y Track & Field: The WHSAA has suspended spring sports competition until at least March 28th. At this time, HS and JH/Y Track will continue to practice. The 1st two HS meets and the 1st JH/Y meet will not happen. At this time, we don't know the status of track meets after that. FFA State Convention has been cancelled due to the college facilities they would have been using. The WHSAA will remain in discussion with multiple groups as they explore alternative options. State Art Symposium is scheduled at the Casper Events Center on April 30 – May 2, 2020. Currently, we do not know the status of the Events Center availability. For more information, go www.shoshonischools.org This week's abbreviated events follow: Monday, March 16: Staff PD day; No school for Pre-K through 12th grade students FCSD #24 Health Fair (postponed until further notice) School Board Meeting at 5:30pm Tuesday, March 17: C day (periods 4-1) 1st Practice JH/Y track & field after school Wednesday, March 18: D day (periods 2-6) no events Thursday, March 19: E day (periods 7-4) no events Friday, March 20: no events Saturday, March 21: HS track @ Wind River cancelled Have a great week, stay healthy and GO WRANGLERS!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 we are combining Missouri, Valley and Paradise Valley routes for both AM & PM. AM: If you ride Paradise Valley be at your stop 5 minutes early. If you ride Missouri Valley be at your stop at your regular time. We may be a few minutes late, but don't leave, we will be there to pick you up! PM: All Missouri Valley and Paradise Valley students ride from gate #2 except for Campbell's corner students who will ride from Gate #5 and the in-town stops of Oak Street & Pine Street both ride from gate #6.
Friday, March 13, 2020 Coronavirus Precautions At Fremont County School District 24, one of our goals is to maintain a learning environment that is safe for all students, faculty, staff and guests. Due to growing concerns about COVID-19, we wanted to share this status update with you. We live in a global economy and a global society, even here in Fremont County. People travel, now more than ever. The Center for Disease Control and Health organizations are looking out for all of us trying to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Health organizations are trying to buy time so that they can further research, develop, test, and manufacture solutions to the new or novel viral strain called Coronavirus. If you would like more information specifically about COVID-19, I would encourage you to reference the Center for Disease Control’s website, www.cdc.gov. The main health concern is that the disease is being spread from person to person and can result in the death of a patient. More cases are expected to be identified in the United States in the coming days and the World Health Organization has declared this to be a pandemic. Currently, we encourage all students, parents, faculty, staff and guests to take practical steps to minimize potential exposure, in much the same way you would during flu season. This includes minimizing physical contact, washing your hands thoroughly when you do make contact with another person, and staying home when you feel ill. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Parents are encouraged to keep their students home from school if they are experiencing these symptoms. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. School districts, the Wyoming Department of Education, and the Wyoming Health Department met virtually this afternoon and we will not be closing schools. We will continue to educate ourselves through research, understanding, and best practices. Our main priority is to keep people well and be able to educate our students. When a person in Fremont County has been diagnosed with Covid-19, our district will work with Fremont County Health to determine next steps based upon what information that has been learned in the interim and then decide what needs to happen next. Thus far, it has been documented that children and young adults have not been impacted by Coronavirus to the extent as those over 50 or with respiratory/immune/diabetic complications. As a school district, we need to look at all of our people and determine the best solution for all of our Wrangler family members. In light of the current health concerns, we are working to ensure our district is following recommendations from our local, state, and CDC health organizations in minimizing opportunities for the transfer of communicable diseases. Our transportation, cafeteria, janitorial, and instructional staff have been diligently working to make sure our environment continues to be an opportunity to learn, grow, and provide an educational experience. In response to how we move forward when our district has a confirmed case COVID-19, we will close the school for 72 hours to clean and disinfect. The local health department will interview the confirmed case of COVID-19 to minimize the impact of the spread of COVID-19.. The district will work with Fremont County Health to determine next steps and stakeholders will be informed. As a Wrangler family, we will work through this. We will separate the wheat from the chaff, and we will make informed decisions in the best interest of our kids and our communities. We ask that you help us in navigating this influx of information and media to determine the best solutions for our Wrangler families. We will provide you with more information as soon as it is available. Thank you for your understanding.
Preschool Paraprofessional Position Opening
Thank you to all of the community members and businesses that donated their time to make the Career Fair a success. This year, we had 60 different sessions for students to choose from and ended the day with a presentation from Brooks Harper. What a great opportunity for our students!