Summary of Updates
Food Service for Students during School Closure
Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch will be available beginning Thursday, March 19, for all children 18 years of age or younger, to include preschool, enrolled or not. Children do not need to be present. Parents/guardians may pick up the meals. To help with meal preparation please go to the following link Grab and Go Sign Up or type https://forms.gle/A5qcCksnvx4G8w9k6 in your menu bar, to sign up for these meals. This is not mandatory but we appreciate you helping us prepare an adequate number of meals. Pick up will be at the following locations:
Star Valley locations- look for signs with exact pick-up location (Etna Elem., Thayne Elem., Star Valley High School)- March 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Cokeville- Cokeville High School- look for signs with exact pick-up location- March 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 and April 1, 2
Pick up times will be from 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
LCSD#2 administrators and teachers are preparing a long term plan that will enable students to continue with their learning should the COVID-19 closure extend beyond April 3. Each member of our school district is essential in supporting each other and our students in this journey. We know that education is a service, not a place. If we have to shift from the brick and mortar of our schools to remote based learning opportunities, our job remains to provide quality instruction to our students in a safe and welcoming way. We hope this closure will be over as soon as possible. Our administrators, teachers and staff miss having traditional contact with our students.
We received notification that the Wyoming Department of Education has issued a waiver for WYTOPP testing for this year. Our students will not take WY-TOPP this spring. WY-ALT is also postponed. In response to the WY-TOPP being cancelled, our schools will have the same school performance ratings as they earned in the 2018-19 school year. We will participate in a conference call on Friday, March 27 with State Superintendent Balow for updates from the WDE.
A virtual school board meeting will be held April 1 to discuss our long-range plan with the school board should the closure be extended beyond April 3.
LCSD #2 expresses its appreciation to the families, staff and board for your support and feedback as this worldwide event impacts our local community. I understand this has been a very challenging time for students and families. Thank you for the words of support and encouragement many of you have shared with our district staff. Thank you again for your continued patience, support, and feedback. We are all in this together and I am immensely proud of the LCSD#2 team for pulling together and providing excellent opportunities for our students, families and community to continue finding success at the next level.
Matt Erickson, Superintendent
Today there were 223 meals delivered from the Grab and Go Meals program. We consider this a huge success! Grab and Go Meals can be picked up at the following locations: Etna Elementary, Thayne Elementary, Star Valley High School and Cokeville High School. Go to the following link to sign up and see dates and times of pick up: Grab and Go Sign Up.
Students are continuing to receive support and communication from their teachers. We have not received any additional guidance from the Wyoming Department of Education. Additional updates will be posted as they become available.
Parents/Guardians and Families of Elementary Students 3-18-20:
We will have material pick up available today, Wednesday, March 18 at the four Star Valley elementary schools from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No electronic devices will be provided at this time for grades kindergarten through 8th grade. Please expect a phone call from your child’s teacher by Friday afternoon.
EES: You are allowed to drive to the rear of the building and park. Please come to the rear exterior door that is labeled for your child’s grade level. Staff will take your name, go to your child’s cubby and retrieve any items in the cubby to include a GO Math textbook, a literature book, and if not already provided, username and password information for all digital resources we are supporting right now. If you are unable to come during these times, please contact the school so we can arrange for a alternate pick up time.
TES: Please pull up to the main school entrance and stay in your car. Please have a sign with LARGE letters stating which grade level your student(s) are in. If your child is in first or second grade, please also list your student’s and teacher’s name. Staff will then retrieve the materials and deliver them to your vehicle.
OES: Please pull in through the SOUTH main school entrance and pull up to the curb in front of the office. Please stay in your car. Please have a sign with LARGE letters stating which grade level your student(s) are in Staff will then retrieve the materials and deliver them to your vehicle.
AES: Please come to the south gym door near the main entrance. If there is a line, please maintain six feet minimum of spacing. There will be a table outside. Please tell the staff your student’s and teacher’s name and they will retrieve the materials for you.
For Cokeville Elementary:
CES: Please refer to our school website tomorrow, Thursday, March 19 afternoon for a schedule and more information regarding material pick up and learning opportunities.
All other schools, please reference your student's school website.
Update- March 17, 10:05 a.m.
Notification was received by the Wyoming Dept. of Education that all schools would be held harmless for closures occurring on school calendar days from March 16 to April 3, 2020. What this means for Lincoln County School District #2 is that we will not be required to make up the days that schools are closed through April 3.
Update- March 16, 4:10 p.m.
Dear Families and Community:
The district administrators met today and discussed preliminary plans for staff and students affected by the school closure in Lincoln #2. The direction for the next two days is as follows: Tuesday- staff meetings will be held to create a unified plan for delivery of instruction and to provide a list of possible educational resources for parents/students. A plan for food service to students will be developed. Wednesday- administrators will meet to coordinate the delivery of resources.
Due to the ever-changing direction we are receiving from the state and national level, we will continue to provide notification as information becomes available. Additional updates will be provided after the administrators meet on Wednesday.
We have applied to the Wyoming Dept. of Education for a waiver on our required school days due to the emergency closing of school. Once a decision has been reached, we will have direction regarding possible make-up days.
This has been an incredibly challenging time for the entire LCSD2 community. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation. We will continue to keep you updated via email, text, social media, and our website.
Once again, thank you.
Matt Erickson, Superintendent
Update- March 15, 6:30 PM
Lincoln County School District #2 school closure! Late this afternoon, Sunday, March 15, Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow recommended that all schools are closed to students through at least April 3. LCSD#2 is following the recommendation of Governor Gordon and Supt. Balow and will close all schools until April 6. LCSD#2 Administration will release further plans after meetings are concluded Monday morning. Updates will be on our websites, social media and SVI. District administrators will be contacting staff over the next few hours.
Update March 15, 2020
As of right now, school will continue in LCSD#2 as planned. Supt. Erickson has a conference call scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning with Governor Gordon, Jillian Balow and Dr. Alexia Harrist. Following the call the district administration team will meet to discuss recommendations based on that conference call. We encourage parents to do what they feel is best for their own family. Leniency with absences will be handled on a case by case basis. Updates will be provided on social media and school websites as they become available. If more urgent communication is needed the school district will use the emergency school notification system.