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Welcome

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We want to welcome you to Sublette County School District Number Nine. Everyone in our learning community is dedicated to the same thing...your child's education. To that end we bring a commitment to student growth, development and success...and that is our only business!

I encourage you to use the school district's website as a source of information regarding your schools and your school district. If you have additional questions/concerns/suggestions, I encourage you to take the time to visit your school(s) and/or to visit with me when you have an opportunity.

Best wishes and kindest regards,

Kevin P Garvey

Superintendent

SCSD #9


Superintendent News

Superintendent's Memo to Staff and Community 7.1.20

Smart Start Plan Initial Draft - 7.7.20

Smart Start Plan Draft 2 - 7.14.20

Smart Start Plan Draft 4 - 7.21.20

WDE Smart Start Guidance

Smart Start Plan Approved by the WDE on 8.10.20 and posted 8.12.20

October Community Newsletter October 2019

4/6/21

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION INFORMATION ATTACHED

The legislature extended their session to 4/7/21. We will begin reviewing new legislation upon the completion of the session.

The Special Session for the School Board that was scheduled for 4/7/21 was rescheduled to 4/12/21 in response to the Legislature’s session extension.

Please contact BPMS if you have questions about the 8th Grade DC Trip.

UPDATES

BPHS Prom plans are moving forward. Details are posted on our website/ facebook page. PROM will happen! We will need to be in compliance with the rules of the Senior Center on the day of the prom.

Plans for next year’s Consolidated Grant application will begin soon. Contact Scott Carpenter (276-3313/3315 scarpenter@sublette9.org) if you are interested in participating in the process.

We hope you had a great, joyful and safe spring break!

UPDATES

FACE COVERINGS: The Governor issued changes to Public Health Orders (March 16). The order stated the following: “The face covering protocol will remain in place in K-12 schools as a safety measure to ensure that classroom learning and all student activities can continue to occur safely.” We will remain focused on keeping school and activities open for students.

INFORMATION

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette Co. and LaBarge residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Clinic (276-3306).

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registro

3/24/21 NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

BPHS Prom plans are moving forward. Information regarding prom is now posted on our website and facebook page. PROM will happen! The conditions under which it happens could be subject to fluctuations. We will need to be in compliance with the rules of the Senior Center on the day of the Prom.

This week we went through the WDE Peer Review Accreditation process.

Plans for next year’s Consolidated Grant application will begin soon. Contact Scott Carpenter (276-3313 scarpenter@sublette9.org) if you are interested in participating in the process.

The Legislature is scheduled to be in session until April 2nd. We hope to have a clearer picture of our funding/budget by the end of the session.

Have a great, joyful and safe spring break!

UPDATES

FACE COVERINGS: The Governor has issued changes to Public Health Orders (March 16). The order stated the following: “The face covering protocol will remain in place in K-12 schools as a safety measure to ensure that classroom learning and all student activities can continue to occur safely.” School districts may request a variance based on their county’s metrics. We will continue to monitor our county metrics and keep our options in mind while remaining focused on keeping school and activities open for students. Students in spring activities have not had that experience for almost two years.

INFORMATION

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette Co. and LaBarge residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Clinic (276-3306).

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid. The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

Superintendent Hired!

*** We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Jenks has accepted the Superintendent position for Sublette #9 beginning on 7/1/21. He brings with him over 12 years of experience in different areas of education and has spent his professional career at Fremont County #6. Dr. Jenks is anxious to begin and is looking forward to moving to the area with his family.***

Posted 3/9/21

3/3/21 NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

We have held interviews with two outstanding candidates for the Superintendent position. One candidate remains to be interviewed.

Charles Jenks, Fremont Co. SD #6 - Mon. 3/8 @ 3:30 PM

You may watch interviews and provide feedback via the surveys at https://www.sublette9.org/superintendent-candidates.

It was very nearly one year ago, when how we operate was radically altered. The entire school staff, in every department, responded admirably and adjusted to the changes. We have been most fortunate this school year and have been able to remain in session. The circumstances have been quite unusual but again the entire school staff, in every department, has responded admirably. We should not ignore the fact that our students have also responded in a way that should make their parents and teachers proud while it also reaffirms our students desire to be in school.

Keep up the good work! Let’s continue down the path we are on to help ensure that learning and activities can occur in school for our students!

UPDATES

If you have not yet scheduled your Parent Teacher Conference, you should do so as soon as you can. Contact your child’s school or teacher. The conferences are scheduled for next Tuesday (3/9)! Tuesday will also be an Early Release Day (Elem-1:15, MS-1:20, HS-1:30).

INFORMATION

All student meals provided at school are free this year…no forms, no questions.

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including non-participating athletes, at all high school activities.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and LaBarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

2/25/21 NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

We are pleased to announce that we have scheduled interviews with three outstanding candidates for the Superintendent position on the following dates:

Monday March 1 Steve Priest, Carbon Co. SD #2

Tuesday March 2 Greg Figenser, Sweetwater Co. SD #2

Monday March 8 Charles Jenks, Fremont Co. SD #6

The staff interview of each candidate will be livestreamed from 3:30 to 4:40. A survey will be available for those (staff, community, students) who watch the interview(s).

UPDATES

Progress on the BPMS remodel continues. We appreciate everyone’s patience and expect to have school ready for the beginning of school in August 2021.

INFORMATION

Parent/Teacher Conferences (3/9/21) will be scheduled and take place in the same fashion as in the fall. If you have questions or concerns about your child/children, do not wait for the conferences.

With social distancing and face coverings continuing as a requirement, our fan capacity is as follows: BPHS 250 BPMS 50 BPE 35 LBE 20 Rec Ctr Gym 90

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including non-participating athletes, at all high school activities.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and LaBarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

2/10/21 NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

School district personnel received the vaccine yesterday on a voluntary basis. We want to thank the Public Health Nurses who organized the event and stood out in the weather to administer the vaccine! We want to thank our School Nurse, Tonia Hoffman, who aided us all in organizing the administration of the vaccine.

UPDATES

Parent/Teacher Conferences (3/9/21) will be scheduled and take place in the same fashion as in the fall. If you have questions or concerns about your child/children do not wait for the conferences. Contact the school/teacher as soon as you can.

With social distancing and face coverings continuing as a requirement, our fan capacity is as follows:

BPHS 250 BPMS 50 BPE 35 LBE 20 Rec Ctr Gym 90

INFORMATION

School District Title IX Policy and Training Materials are available for review in the district office upon request.

The Governor’s Health Order still requires face coverings indoors and outdoors. NEVER when a student is engaged in physical activity or if social distancing (SD) is being maintained.

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including non-participating athletes, at all high school activities.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and LaBarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.


2/4/21

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

Parent/Teacher Conferences (3/9/21) will be scheduled and take place in the same fashion as in the fall. If you have questions or concerns about your child/children, do not wait for the conferences. Contact the school/teacher as soon as you can.

UPDATES

The Governor’s updated health order increases the number of fans who, with social distancing and face coverings continuing as a requirement, may attend an indoor activity. In accordance with that directive, fan capacity is as follows:

BPHS 250 BPMS 50 BPE 35 LBE 20 Rec Ctr Gym 90

School District Title IX Policy and Training Materials are available for review in the district office upon request.

Reminder that the 8th grade trip to Washington DC has been moved from February to April (4/20-4/24).

INFORMATION

The Governor’s Health Order still requires face coverings indoors and outdoors. NEVER when a student is engaged in physical activity or if social distancing is being maintained.

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including non-participating athletes, at all high school activities.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and LaBarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

1/27/21

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

The Governor’s updated health order increases the number of fans who, with social distancing and face masks continuing as a requirement, may attend an indoor activity. The new equation for fans is 25% of capacity or a maximum of 250. In accordance with that directive we have new fan capacity at BPHS: BPHS 250 BPMS 50 BPE 35 LBE 20 Rec Ctr Gym 90

School District Title IX Policy and Training Materials are available for review in the district office upon request.

UPDATES

The 8th grade trip to Washington DC has been moved from February to April (4/20-4/24).

INFORMATION

The Governor’s Health Order, with some ‘fan’ changes, was renewed on 1/26/21. It still requires face coverings outside but NEVER if a student is engaged in physical activity or if social distancing is being maintained.

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

We are emphasizing Social Distancing (SD). Staff members may choose to wear a mask and they may ask students to wear a mask where SD is not possible.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including non-participating athletes, at all high school activities.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and LaBarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. Your child’s School will contact parents every time we become aware that a staff member/student is identified as having a positive test for COVID 19. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

1/22/21

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

The Wyoming Legislative Session appears to be ready to begin on January 27th and run through April 2nd. They do not plan to meet in person prior to March 1st and only then if “health metrics allow”. School funding is on their agenda and they are looking to make budget reductions.

‘Vaccine’ questions are coming in. We cannot/will not be requiring anyone to get the vaccine. The next group that is in line to be eligible for the vaccine is teachers and support personnel. The second shot was originally to be scheduled for 4 weeks after the initial shot. We are told that the time frame may be extended based on availability.

School District Title IX Policy and Training Materials are available for review in the district office upon request.

UPDATES

The 8th grade trip to Washington DC has been moved from February to April (4/20-4/24).

The Co. Public Health Office has made vaccine ‘sign up’ documents available via their website.

INFORMATION

The Governor’s current Health Order expires on Monday (1/25/21). It requires face coverings outside but NEVER if a student is engaged in physical activity or if social distancing is being maintained.

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

In accordance with current directives we will need to limit the number of fans at each activity as follows: BPHS/100 BPMS/50 BPE/35 Rec Center Gym/90

We are emphasizing Social Distancing (SD). Staff members may choose to wear a mask and they may ask students to wear a mask where SD is not possible.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including non-participating athletes, at all high school activities.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and LaBarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. Your child’s School will contact parents every time we become aware that a staff member/student is identified as having a positive test for COVID 19. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

1/14/21

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

The 8th grade trip to Washington DC has been moved from February to April (4/20-4/24)

The County Public Health Office has made vaccine ‘sign up’ documents available via their website. You sign up based on the category in which you fall. They are currently administering vaccines to residents who are 70 and older.

We are trying to provide every activity for the students that we usually provide. All activities will have COVID related requirements. Requirements may include Masks (no exceptions), NO adults, and maximum number of participants. They very likely will be required if we are able to have a dance/prom. We will adjust as, and if, public health orders change.

The legislature went into session on 1/12/21. The session is scheduled to end on 4/2/21. A number of bills impacting education have been sponsored. The decisions they make will certainly have an impact on the decisions we need to make moving forward.

UPDATES

The Governor’s current Health Order expires on Friday (1/25/21). It requires face coverings outside but NEVER if a student is engaged in physical activity or if social distancing is being maintained.

There are no face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

INFORMATION

In accordance with current directives we will need to limit the number of fans at each activity as follows: BPHS/100 BPMS/50 BPE/35 Rec Center Gym/90

We are continuing to comply with our Smart Start Plan (SSP) and emphasize Social Distancing in the classroom setting. Staff members may choose to wear a mask and they may ask students to wear a mask when engaged in activities where Social Distancing is not possible.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including non-participating athletes, at all high school activities.

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and LaBarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Wear a face covering, wash your hands frequently, disinfect your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, avoid crowds, stay home if you feel ill…do what you can when you can. Help us keep school/activities open for the students.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. Your child’s School will contact parents every time we become aware that a staff member/student is identified as having a positive test for COVID 19. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

1/6/21 NEWS UPDATES INFORMATION

NEWS

The Governor’s current Health Order as it pertains to schools has been extended

to 1/25/21. It requires face coverings outside but NEVER if a student is engaged

in physical activity indoors or outdoors.

There are NO face covering exemptions on any route or activity bus.

Today (1/6/21) is the last day we will be accepting suggestions/comments

regarding the 2021-2022 school calendar. Send your thoughts to

nstevens@sublette9.org

UPDATES

In accordance with current directives we will limit the number of fans at each

activity as follows: BPHS/100 BPMS/50 BPE/35 Rec Center Gym/90.

WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required for everyone, including

non-participating athletes at all high school activities.

INFORMATION

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and

Labarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-

3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

School meals remain FREE thru this entire school year

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to:

https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student

who has a positive COVID test result. Your child’s School will contact parents

every time we become aware that a staff member/student is identified as

having a positive test for COVID 19. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or

isolation order.


***ADDITION*** made 12/16/20 @ 4:33 PM under NEWS -

No mask exemptions on the bus per our Smart Start Plan.

12/16/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

No mask exemptions on the bus per our Smart Start Plan. Friday the 18th is the last day of school this month. Students and Staff return on Monday 1/4/21. We hope that everyone has a safe and joyful holiday break!

UPDATES

We will limit the number of spectators at each activity as follows: BPHS/100 BPMS/50 BPE/35 and any school event at the Rec Center Gym/90.

The Governor’s Order requires face coverings to be worn indoors and also outside when social distancing is not possible.

There is a Kiosk at every public entrance that will scan for temperature and mask compliance.

A Proposed School Calendar (2021-22) is available on the website for comments. Send your comments to nstevens@sublette9.org. We will not be accepting any comments after 1/6/21.

The WHSAA has mandated that face coverings are required at all high school activities. Spectator/Team refusal could lead to team sanctions.

INFORMATION

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and Labarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) to make an appointment.

Wear a face covering, wash your hands frequently, disinfect your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, avoid crowds, stay home if you feel ill…do what you can when you can. Help us keep school/activities open for the students.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

12/8/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

In accordance with current directives, we will need to limit the number of fans (including visitors) at each activity as follows: BPHS/100 BPMS/50 BPE/35 and any school event at the Rec Center Gym/90.

There is a Middle School Wrestling Tournament scheduled for seven (7) teams in Big Piney this Saturday (12/12). NO fans will be given admittance to the tournament BUT we need volunteers. That is certainly a path for some parents who wish to attend. Contact the Middle School if you can help or if you have questions.

As adults enter a school building, they will encounter a Temperature Kiosk now. The Kiosk will scan for temperature and mask compliance.

Public Health has made some adjustments to the possible length of quarantines. They can explain the options/requirements if you contact them. The CDC is still recommending 14 days.

We will make a ‘draft’ School Calendar (2021-22) available for comments on Thursday (12/10). Send your comments to nstevens@sublette9.org. The comments/suggestions will be made public BUT the identity of the commenter will be kept confidential by nstevens.

UPDATES

The Sublette County Public Health Office (PHO) has issued an amended order requiring masks for all from age 12 and above. This Order goes into effect on Tuesday 12/1/20 thru 1/4/21. You may make a verbal or written request for an exemption. No documentation is required and all requests will be honored*. This order has created some confusion as it does not pertain to schools at this time. We are continuing to comply with our Smart Start Plan (SSP) and emphasize Social Distancing in the classroom setting. Staff members may choose to wear a mask and they may ask students to wear a mask when engaged in activities where Social Distancing is not possible.

On 11/16, the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) mandated that face coverings are required at all high school activities. If you are planning to attend an activity, you will be required to wear a face covering the entire time you are there. Coaches and non-participating team members included.

INFORMATION

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and Labarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Wear a face covering, wash your hands frequently, disinfect your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, avoid crowds, stay home if you feel ill…do what you can when you can. Help us keep school/activities open for the students.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. Your child’s School will contact parents every time we become aware that a staff member/student is identified as having a positive test for COVID 19. We will forward general notices (e.g. what symptoms to monitor) from the PHO. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

*The school has been requesting documentation for exemption requests.

11/30/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

In accordance with current directives, we will need to limit the number of fans (including visitors) at each activity as follows: BPHS/100 BPMS/50 BPE/35 and any school event at the Rec Center Gym/TBD.

The Sublette County Public Health Office (PHO) has issued an amended order requiring masks for all from age 12 and above. This Order goes into effect on Tuesday, 12/1/20 thru 1/4/21. You may make a verbal or written request for an exemption. No documentation is required and all requests will be honored.

Our goal for this school year is to remain in TIER I (students in attendance). We have a very limited number of substitutes for our staff. Today, that is the biggest threat to our ability to stay in TIER I.

UPDATES

On 11/16, the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) mandated that face coverings are required at all high school activities. If you are planning to attend an activity, you will be required to wear a face covering the entire time you are there. Coaches and non-participating team members included.

INFORMATION

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County and Labarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Wear a face covering, wash your hands frequently, disinfect your hands frequently, avoid crowds, stay home if you feel ill… do what you can when you can. Help us keep school/activities open for the students.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. Your child’s School will contact parents every time we become aware that a staff member/student is identified as having a positive test for COVID 19. We will forward general notices (e.g. what symptoms to monitor) from the PHO. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

11/18/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

On 11/16 the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) mandated that face coverings are required at all high school activities. If you are planning to attend an activity, you will be required to wear a face covering the entire time. Coaches and non-participating team members included.

A Public Health Order requiring adults in Sublette County to wear face coverings went into effect today through 12/4/20. This order has very little impact on the current program in our schools. We will continue with social distancing and face coverings wherever that is not possible.

Thanks to the Veterans, the BPHS Choir/Ms. Brown, BPHS Band/Mr. Swanson for the Veteran’s Day Assembly and Performance. Special thanks to Ms. Kozeal, for organizing the event and to the students who assisted/participated!

UPDATES/INFORMATION

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County residents and Labarge area residents up to 18 years of age! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Wear a face covering, wash your hands frequently, disinfect your hands frequently, avoid crowds, stay home if you feel ill…do what you can when you can. Help us keep school/activities open for the students.

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. Your child’s School will contact parents every time we become aware that a staff member/student is identified as having a positive test for COVID 19. We will forward general notices (e.g. what symptoms to monitor) from the PHO. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

Have a joyful Thanksgiving break!

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

11/3/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

FREE THRU MAY 2021: COVID/FLU/STREP testing for all Sublette County Residents and Labarge area residents up to 18 years of age!!!!! Contact the Marbleton Clinic (276-3306) or the Pinedale Clinic to make an appointment.

Wyoming High School Activities Assoc. will be requiring face coverings at all Regional and State events. Their slogan is “Wear a Mask so Kids can Wear a Uniform”

One of the most important events we hold at school is the Veteran’s Day assembly. In response to COVID-19 it will be a little different this year. Details will completed soon.

COVID 19 numbers are rising in Sublette County. Three (3) residents are in intensive care units. Wear a mask if you can BUT if you can’t then consider washing your hands frequently, disinfecting your hands frequently, avoid crowds, stay home if you feel ill…do what you can when you can.

UPDATES

As we enter the winter sports season we will need the cooperation of adults more than ever. The crowd size limits in our facilities will require us to have crowds enter and leave based on the gender of the teams that are playing. It will be a challenge for us all.

INFORMATION

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

All isolation/quarantine orders were, and will be, issued by Public Health Office (PHO). We have followed our cleaning/disinfecting regimen. Be alert to any symptoms that your children might have.

Students who exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home until they receive a negative test or are symptom free for THREE DAYS.

PHO will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. School will contact parents if that student/staff member may have been in contact with their child/children. We will forward general notices (e.g. what symptons to monitor) from the PHO to families. PHO will issue a quarantine order for anyone they believe has been exposed to COVID. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

Any student who is waiting for the 3-day clearance, is quarantined/isolated, or is too ill to attend is eligible for participation in a Classroom Based Virtual Ed (CBVE) program while they are unable to attend. Contact your principal.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

10/27/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

As you follow the news please note that there is a great concern re: the availability of regional hospital access based on the increasing number of cases in Utah, Idaho and parts of Wyoming. This certainly impacts Sublette County and all of Western Wyoming!

As we enter the winter sports season, we will need the cooperation of adults more than ever. The crowd size limits in our facilities will require us to have crowds enter and leave based on the gender of the teams that are playing. It will be a burden and a challenge for us all. It is for the students and we know you will help us keep their season from being cancelled.

UPDATES

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

All isolation/quarantine orders were, and will be, issued by Public Health Office (PHO). We have followed our cleaning/disinfecting regimen. Be alert to any symptoms that your children might have.

The results of the survey you took are on our website.

The Band Concert will be transmitted on Thursday (10/29) at 7 pm.

INFORMATION

Students who exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home until they receive a negative test or are symptom free for THREE DAYS.

PHO will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. The school will contact parents if that student/staff member may have been in contact with their child/children. We will forward general notices (e.g. what symptoms to monitor) from the PHO to families. PHO will issue a quarantine order for anyone they believe has been exposed to COVID. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

FREE (thru October) COVID/Flu/Strep testing for all children up to 18 years at the Pinedale (367-4133) and Marbleton (276-3306) Clinics.

Any student who is waiting for the 3 day clearance, is quarantined/isolated, or is too ill to attend is eligible for participation in a Classroom Based Virtual Ed (CBVE) program while they are unable to attend. Contact your principal.

Want to help keep school open for students, increase the possibility of completing the winter activities season & decrease your chance of being quarantined? Wear a Face Covering!

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

Isolation vs. Quarantine

(posted 10/23/20)

10/20/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

Governor Gordon has offered a free COVID test to all Wyoming citizens. Go to: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid The saliva test will then be mailed to you.

Two staff members and two students at BPMS have tested positive for COVID. All isolation/quarantine orders were, and will be, issued by Public Health Office (PHO). We have followed our cleaning/disinfecting regimen. Be alert to any symptoms that your children might have. We also have cases of flu and strep.

We have been released to begin using the main entrance to the high school.

UPDATES

Musical and Fall Band Concert will only be available via a recorded version. The Musical and Band Concert will be transmitted on the scheduled evening (10/20 & 10/29) at the scheduled time (7 pm).

Parent/Teacher Conferences will occur via phone appointment on October 27th. You will be called. If you have a concern about your child/children at school don’t wait to contact the staff or the principal. That is a call that you can, and should, make anytime.

As a student safety precaution we will no longer be allowing parking behind the high school on either side of the road. Look for RED paint and temporary signs.

Breakfast and lunch will be FREE thru the end of the school year.

INFORMATION

Students who exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home until they receive a negative test or are symptom free for THREE DAYS.

PHO will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. School will contact parents if that student/staff member may have been in contact with their child/children. We will forward general notices (e.g. what symptoms to monitor) from the PHO to families. PHO will issue a quarantine order for anyone they believe has been exposed to COVID. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

FREE COVID/Flu/Strep testing for all children up to 18 years at the Pinedale (367-4133) and Marbleton (276-3306) Clinics.

Any student who is waiting for the 3 day clearance, is quarantined/isolated, or is too ill to attend, is eligible for participation in a Classroom Based Virtual Ed (CBVE) program during the period they are unable to attend. Parents, contact the Principal.

We went the first 35 school days without a positive COVID test.

Want to help keep school open for students & decrease your chance of being quarantined? Wear a Face Covering!

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.


10/13/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

COVID RULES: Upcoming Musical and Fall Band Concert will only available via a recorded version. The students will be recorded earlier and then the concert will be transmitted on the scheduled evenings (10/20 & 10/29) at the scheduled time (7 pm). It should also be available for viewing beyond the initial broadcast.

COVID RULES: Parent/Teacher Conferences will occur via phone on October 27th. You will be contacted to schedule a time with the teacher(s). You will be called and it will be important to stick close to the schedule. If you have a concern about your child/children at school don’t wait to contact the staff or the principal. That is a call that you can, and should, make anytime.

Student safety has become a concern with traffic and parking behind the High School. Starting today, we will no longer be allowing parking behind the high school on either side of the road. We may have to implement this procedure behind the Industrial Arts building soon. Parking and the speed of those driving thru is a growing concern. No decision has been made yet.

We are happy to announce that we will be able to provide breakfast and lunch for FREE thru the end of the school year. It is important to future funding for you to fill out free and reduced lunch applications.

UPDATES

The PHO has decided that students who exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID-19 should be sent home until they receive a negative test or are symptom free for THREE DAYS. This is a change back from the five days.

INFORMATION

As part of the annual school accreditation process we have sent out surveys. The results of those surveys are of great importance to us. We thank you for taking the time to respond!

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. School will contact the parents if that student/staff member may have been in contact with their child/children. ONLY the PHO can issue a quarantine, or isolation order.

The PHO has stated that any/all activity attendees in the next season (e.g. concerts, basketball, wrestling etc.) will be required to wear a face covering.

FREE COVID/Flu/Strep testing for all children up to 18 years at the Pinedale (367-4133) and Marbleton (276-3306) Clinics.

Any student who is waiting for the 3 day clearance, is quarantined/isolated, or is too ill to attend, is eligible for participation in a Classroom Based Virtual Ed (CBVE) program during the period they are unable to attend. Parents, contact the Principal.

Want to help keep school open for students & decrease your chance of being quarantined? Wear a Face Covering!

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

10/5/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

As part of the annual school accreditation process we have sent out surveys. The results of those surveys are of great importance to us. The results will be placed on our website no later than 11/1/20. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey!

Public Health Office (PHO) will issue an isolation order to any staff or student who has a positive COVID test result. They will be released to return to school when that order is lifted. School will contact the parents if a student/staff member has positive test results and their child/children may have been in contact with the positive individual. No names or positions will be made available. We would expect that you would want to monitor your child/children for symptoms and contact your medical provider if you become aware of any symptoms. ONLY the PHO will contact you if your child/children need to be quarantined. When the school becomes aware that a student/staff member has tested positive we will implement a cleaning and disinfecting regimen in all areas in which the student/staff may have been.

Flu shots available to the public Tuesday 10/6. Visit our Facebook page or contact the County Health Office for details.

UPDATES

Individual with a Positive test wearing a mask has close contact with others wearing a mask—Positive isolates, masked others stay at school and self-monitor for symptoms, *unmasked close contacts quarantine!

INFORMATION

The Public Health Office (CPHO) has decided that students who exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID -19 will be sent home until they receive a negative test or are symptom free for FIVE DAYS!

The CPHO has decided that any/all activity attendees in the next season (e.g. concerts, basketball, wrestling etc.) will be required to wear a face covering

Sublette Co. Rural Health is STILL offering FREE COVID/Flu/Strep testing for all children up to 18 years at the Pinedale (367-4133) and Marbleton (276-3306) Clinics.

Any student who is waiting for the 5 day clearance, is quarantined/isolated, or is too ill to attend is eligible for participation in a Classroom Based Virtual Ed (CBVE) program while they are unable to attend. Parents contact the Principal.

Want to help keep school open for students? Wear a Face Covering!

Want to lessen your chance of being quarantined? Wear a Face Covering!

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

9/28/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

The Wyoming Dept of Health (WDH) has made some significant school changes for students/staff which add another great reason to WEAR A FACE COVERING! Those changes include the following (visual representation posted):

1. Positive test wearing a mask has close contact with others wearing a mask—Positive isolates, masked others stay at school and self-monitor for symptoms, *unmasked close contacts quarantine!

2. Positive test w/out mask has close contact with others wearing a mask- Positive isolates and masked contacts are quarantined!

3. Positive w/out mask has close contact with unmasked others-Positive isolates and unmasked others quarantine!

The County Public Health Office (CPHO) has now determined that students who exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID - 19 will be sent home until they receive a negative test or are symptom free for FIVE DAYS!

The CPHO has determined that any/all activity attendees in the next season (e.g. concerts, basketball, wrestling etc.) will be required to wear a face covering

UPDATES

Sublette Co. Rural Health is STILL offering FREE COVID/Flu/Strep testing for all children up to 18 years at the Pinedale (367-4133) and Marbleton (276-3306) Clinics.

INFORMATION

Any student who is waiting for the 5 day clearance, is quarantined/isolated, or is too ill to attend is eligible for participation in a Classroom Based Virtual Ed (CBVE) program while they are unable to attend. Parents contact the Principal.

Want to help keep school open for students? Wear a Face Covering!

Want to lessen your chance of being quarantined? Wear a Face Covering!

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.

Please See Graphic Below

WY Dept Health COVID Response

9/22/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

Sublette Co. Rural Health is offering FREE COVID/Flu/Strep testing for all children up to 18 years old at the Pinedale (8am-12noon 367-4133) and Marbleton (1pm-5pm 276-3306) Clinics. Schedule an appointment and results should be available in 24 hours. There is a form enabling you to release the results to the school nurse if that is your wish.

Governor Gordon has approved winter sports.

We will be temporarily limiting Open Gym participation to current students.

UPDATES

We will follow the direction of Sublette County Health Offices. Students who are ill need to be symptom free for a period of 72 hours before returning to school. We will waive the 3 day symptom free requirement upon receipt of a negative test from the Clinic. A negative test enables the student to return to school as soon as they feel well.

All staff members receive a weekly reminder encouraging them to stay home if they do not feel well.

INFORMATION

The parent/guardian of any student who is waiting for the 72 hour clearance, or is placed in quarantine/isolation, should contact their principal to arrange for participation in a Classroom Based Virtual Education (CBVE) program while they are unable to attend. Stay current and keep learning.

Staff members may volunteer to be tested for COVID-19.

Want to help us keep school open for students? Wear a Face Covering!

Questions or concerns? Contact the Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse.


9/16/20

NEWS, UPDATES & INFORMATION

NEWS

The Sublette Co. Rural Health Care is now offering FREE COVID/Flu/Strep testing for all children up to 18 years old at the Pinedale (8am-12noon 367-4133) and Marbleton (1pm-5pm 276-3306) Clinics. You must schedule an appointment. Results should be available within 24 hours.

UPDATES

Students who had exhibited symptoms associated with COVID/Flu/Strep, especially fever, were required to stay home until they were non-medicated, symptom free for 24 hours. Sublette County Health Offices are now advising that the symptom free period move to 72 hours and we will be following that guidance. A parent may choose to take advantage of the FREE testing now available. We will waive the 3-day symptom free requirement upon receipt of a negative test. A negative test ensures the student can return to school as soon as they feel well.

INFORMATION

When we receive notification that a staff member/student has tested positive for COVID-19 we will notify the families in that staff/student’s class or school without identifying the individual(s). Public Health officials will contact the staff/students who need to be placed in isolation/quarantine.

Any student who is waiting for the 72-hour clearance, or is placed in quarantine/isolation, should contact their principal to arrange to participate in a Classroom Based Virtual Education (CBVE) program. The CBVE program should enable them to watch classroom lectures/instruction and keep pace with their assignments and classmates.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the Superintendent’s office or your Principal’s office.


Thank you for contributions
Tiffanie Bradley Teacher of the year
Support staff of the year Food and Transportation Staff

FACE COVERINGS

ALL SUBLETTE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER NINE (SCSD #9) STUDENTS AND STAFF WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE EXPECTATIONS REGARDING CURRENT LISTED WYOMING STATE HEALTH ORDERS.

FOLLOWING THE WYOMING STATE HEALTH ORDERS WILL MAKE IT LIKELY THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE AN ONSITE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AS PER THE HEALTH ORDERS:

Students and School Staff shall wear face coverings both indoors and outdoors where six (6) feet of separation cannot be maintained.

The following are excepted from the requirement to wear a face covering:


Children who are younger than three years of age

Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering, including an individual with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could cause harm or dangerously obstruct breathing; K-12 schools shall require documentation from the student’s parent/guardian, or the student’s medical provider, that the student meets this exception

Individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing while communicating with others, or individuals who are communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, in which case it is recommended that a face shield or alternative protection such as a plexiglass barrier be used (a face shield is a personal protective equipment device which protects the person’s entire face from potentially infectious materials)

Individuals who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 20 I.S.C., section 1414, or an Accommodation Plan under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 29 U.S.C. section 794, that would necessitate exempting the individual from wearing a face covering

Children for whom a face covering may interfere with the ability to effectively participate in educational activities or may increase the risk of disease transmission because of increased hand to face contact

Individuals engaged in athletic activities

Six (6) foot spacing of students during transportation to and from the facility shall be maintained as much as practicable; face coverings shall be worn during transportation when six feet of separation cannot be maintained, with the exceptions listed in the previous paragraph.

Hand hygiene must be performed frequently within the facility.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES WHEN HEALTH ORDERS ARE NOT FOLLOWED BY STUDENTS

The student will be asked by a school district employee to wear a face covering when six (6) feet of social distance cannot be maintained as per Wyoming State Health Orders

The student will be offered a school issued face covering to wear

The student will be asked by a school administrator to wear a face covering as per Wyoming State health Orders

The school administrator will offer the student a school issued face covering to wear

Parents/guardians will be notified that their student has refused to wear a face covering while at a K-12 facility when social distance cannot be maintained as per Wyoming State Health Orders

The student will be given the option of wearing a face covering

Or

Enrolling in a virtual education program

Or

Informing the district that they will be choosing a home school option

Parents/guardians/students of course have the option of providing documentation that they would qualify for one of the listed exemptions to face coverings in Wyoming State Health Orders.

Continued defiance of Wyoming State Health Orders could lead to disciplinary actions that limit attendance until compliance with the Orders.


Posted 8/19/20

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***

(Posted 8/7/20)

If you are planning to have your child/children attend school, Tuesday, August 25 is the first day!

If you are planning to have your child/children attend Virtual School this year, you need to go to

https://virtual307.com.

You may choose one of the three virtual academies that are listed under 'Programs'. Make your choice from the three 'Statewide Programs' or from the 'District Level Programs', prior to the beginning of the school year. Please note that not all grade levels are offered in the District Level Programs and some District Level Programs only accept district resident students.

If you are planning to Homeschool your child/children and they are between the ages of 7-15 (grades 1-10), you will need to register in the Superintendent's Office no later than September 8, 2020.

Edited last sentence on WHSAA Activities on 8/12/20

If your child/children are engaging in Virtual or Homeschool and they wish to participate in any WHSAA school activity, you will need to complete the appropriate paperwork with the student's school secretary and pay WHSAA fees. If your student is 16 or over and wishes to engage in WHSAA activities, you will need to apply to homeschool/virtual school with the Superintendent's office in addition to the WHSAA paperwork.

7/30/20

Click the link for the Superintendent's Updates.


7/29/20

Student Return Survey 2020-21

Results


7/17/20

Grief Communications and Resources


7/15/20

***Student Return Survey 2020-21***

Please click the link below to complete the Student Return Survey for 2020-21. Thank you for your input!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aF3nFG0jMBYRMel7_lkHTLZTKgC2jSR6bqfHtU0mfTY/edit

6/23/20

SNACK PROGRAM / MEAL PROGRAM

The meal delivery program will not be providing any meals after Tuesday, 6/30/20.

On Wednesday, 7/1/20 we will be initiating a Healthy Snack Program. On every Wednesday for the next seven (7) weeks (7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 & 8/12) we will distribute healthy snacks for children. This will be a ‘pick up’ program at the Fine Arts Center in Big Piney (9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.) and LaBarge Elementary school (11:30 - 1 p.m.).

Parents/Caregivers are welcome to come by and pick up a bag of healthy snacks for their children. Children are also welcome to come by and pick them up. What snacks might be delivered to us remains uncertain so they cannot be listed here.

6/5/20

Good Afternoon Sublette 9,

Report Cards have been posted to Powerschool! Proud of everyone who worked hard to finish the year strong!

https://ps.sublette9.org/guardian/home.html

https://www.sublette9.org/student-resources

6/1/20

Come on down to drop off school items!

Laptops / Chromebooks

Instruments

Bus Cards

Library Books to FAC or LBES unless they are HS Books. HS Books go to HS 8-4 today, 6/1.

Big Piney Drop Off

Today and Tuesday, 6/2/20 from 9:00-2:00

FAC building 115 South Nichols

LaBarge Drop Off

Wednesday, 6/3/20 from 8:30-12:00

LaBarge Elementary

Thank you!

5/28/20

Congratulations to the Big Piney High School Class of 2020! Great job! You did it! Thank you also to everyone who helped our students reach this milestone!

For those who cannot attend the Graduation Ceremony, here is the link to our YouTube Channel where you will be able to stream the event on May 29th @ 10 a.m. Thank you to everyone who helped make this ceremony and this day possible!

https://www.youtube.com/results…

Go Big Red!

5/27/20

***Meals June 8-30***

Today is the deadline to sign up for June meals! Just click the gray link below and scroll down the page to complete the form for June 8-30. If you have questions, contact Angie Clifford at aclifford@sublette9.org or call 276-3322. Have a great day!

https://www.sublette9.org/food-service

5/22/20

***No Meals This Monday***

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Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, 2020, we will not be delivering meals on Monday. We hope you all enjoy a long, safe weekend!

Remember to sign up using the new form, if you haven't already if you want meals delivered from June 8-30. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 27.

https://www.sublette9.org/food-service

5/18/20

***Meal Program Update***

Posted 5/18/20

Meals for June 8 - 30

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We received a waiver to extend the meal program into June, however, everyone must sign up if they wish to participate including those who were already signed up before. The deadline to sign up is May 27, 2020. For more information, please see the form below. If you wish to sign up, just click on the form.

Thank you!

https://forms.gle/nNzwq4chT9ZWf8n96

5/13/20

***POOL UPDATE***

Posted 5/13/20 1:00 PM

On Monday, 5/18/20 the POOL will be adding morning swim hours to Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 a.m. - 8 a.m. They will be closed on Memorial Day 5/25.

Please read below for conditions as they still apply. Please call ahead to make a reservation (276-5599).

Thank you!

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***LIMITED POOL OPENING***

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Posted 5/5/20 1:20 pm

On Monday, 5/11/20 the POOL at Big Piney High School will be opening on a limited basis with the following conditions as approved by the Public Health Officer:

- Open Monday thru Thursday from noon to 6 pm for swimmers ages 14 and above.

- Call ahead to make a reservation (276-5599).

- No more than 8 people will be given access on an hourly basis. Only one person per lane (6 lanes).

- No group workouts or lessons.

- All locker rooms will be closed. Swimmers must come ready to swim and should have something to wear over their swim attire.

- Prior to entrance, swimmers will be asked the following question: “Have you recently, or are you currently, experiencing any of these conditions: cough or shortness of breath and possibly two of the following: fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?”

Anyone experiencing these symptoms will not be given entrance to the building and may be advised to seek medical attention. Swimmers may also have their temperatures checked.

High School Construction will be taking place so, for now, swimmers will be asked to enter through the middle door on the back (south) side of the High School, across from the baseball field.

5/12/20 edited 5/13/20

MEAL SIGN UP DEADLINE ANNOUNCED *edited 5/13 @ 12:20 PM

We are setting a deadline for signing up for meal delivery through the end of this school year. The deadline is 4 pm May 13, 2020. After that, we will not accept new requests as we have to order ahead and plan deliveries based on these numbers. If you have questions, you may contact Angie Clifford, Food Service Director at aclifford@sublette9.org.

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If you are already signed up for meals, you don't need to complete the sign up form again at this time. Thank you and sorry for the confusion!

Sublette County School District #9 is an equal opportunity provider.

https://www.sublette9.org/food-service

5/5/20

***LIMITED POOL OPENING***

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Posted 5/5/20 1:20 pm

On Monday, 5/11/20 the POOL at Big Piney High School will be opening on a limited basis with the following conditions as approved by the Public Health Officer:

- Open Monday thru Thursday from noon to 6 pm for swimmers ages 14 and above.

- Call ahead to make a reservation (276-5599).

- No more than 8 people will be given access on an hourly basis. Only one person per lane (6 lanes).

- No group workouts or lessons.

- All locker rooms will be closed. Swimmers must come ready to swim and should have something to wear over their swim attire.

- Prior to entrance, swimmers will be asked the following question: “Have you recently, or are you currently, experiencing any of these conditions: cough or shortness of breath and possibly two of the following: fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?”

Anyone experiencing these symptoms will not be given entrance to the building and may be advised to seek medical attention. Swimmers may also have their temperatures checked.

High School Construction will be taking place so, for now, swimmers will be asked to enter through the middle door on the back (south) side of the High School, across from the baseball field.

4/29/20

CONSOLIDATED GRANT MEETING

Sublette County School District Number Nine will be holding its Consolidated Grant Meeting on Wednesday, 5/6/20 at 3:00 pm. Interested staff members or patrons of the district are invited to attend via ZOOM or in some other teleconferencing means upon request. To make a request to attend please contact NaCole at 307-276-3322.

4/29/20

ANNOUNCEMENT

4/29/20 SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE

On the afternoon of April 23, 2020, Governor Mark Gordon made the announcement that he would not be extending the statewide school closure that is set to expire on April 30, 2020. He also stated that the decision to extend the closures beyond that date would be the responsibility of individual school districts under the advisement of the County and State Public Health Officers.

Sublette County School District Number Nine (SCSD #9) has been providing a K thru 12 home based Adapted Learning Plan (ALP) since April 6, 2020. On April 28, 2020 the School Board held a Special Session to determine if they would continue with the existing ALP thru June 4, 2020 or if they would make amendments to the ALP. Relying upon the information we have and in support of the Superintendent’s recommendation, they voted to continue with the existing ALP for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. In effect, we have no plan for a return of students to school this school year.

We are reviewing our options for the summer including the provision of a credit recovery program, continuing access for students to school based learning software, and summer school/transition programs. We are also trying to determine our ability to provide breakfast/lunch thru the month of June beyond 6/4/2020.

A key component of any plan for the school district to re-open, even partially, would then be the development of a re-entry plan that is approved by the County and State Public Health Officers. Most importantly we want a re-entry plan/protocol that is designed to give everyone confidence in our ability to keep everyone healthy and safe.

For now, we are remaining closed. We need the continued support of parents and guardians working with students and emphasizing the need for their children to remain engaged in their educational activities thru June 4, 2020. The staff will plan to finish the school year following our ALP and current delivery model. The school district’s administrative personnel will continue to consider options for summer programs while making plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

Our main priority now, and as we plan for the future, will be the health and safety of everyone. We will not be making any plans that jeopardize or risk anyone’s health or safety. As more information becomes available we will make every effort to provide you with that information.

We remain hopeful for the future and encourage everyone to do the same!

Sincerely,

Kevin P Garvey

Superintendent

SCSD #9

4/15/20

GRIEF COMMUNICATION AND RESOURCES

Dear BPHS Parents, Students, Staff and Friends,

As most of you are aware, our community has suffered a tragedy with the loss of one of our BPHS students. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Wing and Jones families.

You should be aware that the District has a team of counselors and administrators in place to support students and staff during this time. School staff have been informed and have been given information to assist students as we provide the necessary environment to address grief and begin the healing process. We will be asking students through their emails and through their teachers if they need or would like assistance addressing grief and begin the healing process. If you are struggling or know of a friend who is struggling please reach out to the following resources or people.

With what is going on in our school setting and being online, we need our parents and community members to be with all our children over the next several days and weeks to listen and provide guidance throughout this difficult time. We are here to help and contact information follows:

School Counselor and Social Worker- call the high school at 307-276-3324 to set up a call back or Zoom meeting or email the counselors directly.

Norma Clements- nclements@sublette9.org

Melissa Mitchell- mmitchell@sublette9.org

School Nurse-call the elementary at 307-276-3314 to set up a call back or email her directly.

Tonia Hoffman- thoffman@sublette9.org

School Resource Officer-call dispatch at 307-276-5448 or email Ryan directly

Ryan Day - rday@subso.com

Community Resources-Sublette County Response Team

Bill Lehr, Counselor 307-260-8987

Aaron Preece, Licensed Professional Counselor 307-367-2111

Trisha Scott, Licensed Professional Counselor 307-749-5004

Jackie Downie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker 307-367-4118


Other Resources

https://whatsyourgrief.com/helping-a-teenager-deal-with-gr…/

https://www.nctsn.org/…/helping-teens-traumatic-grief-tips-…

https://www.centerforloss.com/…/helping-teenagers-cope-gri…/

https://www.goodtherapy.org/…/how-to-help-a-teen-grieve-the…

https://www.mastersincounseling.org/…/loss-grief-bereaveme…/


The Bill of Rights of Grieving Teens

By Teens at The Dougy Center

As grieving teens, we have the right to…

Ask questions and have them answered honestly

Be heard and listened to without receiving unsolicited advice

Be silent and not share our thoughts and emotions out loud

Disagree with your perceptions and conclusions

Grieve in our own ways – without hurting ourselves or others

Feel all the feelings and to think all the thoughts of our own unique grief

Not have to follow the “Stages of Grief” as outlined in a high school health book

Be angry

Have our own beliefs about life and death

Have irrational guilt about what we could have done to prevent the death

Ask for help

This Bill of Rights was developed by participating teens at The Dougy Center and does not represent “official” policies of the Center.

https://drive.google.com/…/1xqoLvQl2rVEZkLnq4eOu9ElrU…/view…

4/7/20 - 3:51 PM

***Spring Sports***

The WHSAA has canceled all Spring Sports.

4/7/20

***4/7/20 Update 3:30 PM***

- We have added more helpful hints and tutorials for Canvas users on the E-Learning page of our website. (Click in the gray field below to go directly there.)

- We are happy to report that we have received 2 new WiFi towers and they have been installed at Big Piney Elementary and LaBarge Elementary for those who are having problems with internet connectivity. We hope this will help more students connect online as we go forward.

https://www.sublette9.org/e-learning

4/7/20

***Meals During Closure***

The state has received a special waiver that now allows us to serve meals to anyone who lives within the school district boundary under the age of 18, whether they are a student or not. Meals are still at NO COST and not dependent upon your previous lunch status. This means you do not have to be on the free or reduced meals list to be eligible. We cannot provide special meals for infants or toddlers. Meals will be the same USDA approved meals we are already providing. This includes a sack breakfast and a sack lunch for each child for each day school would be in session. If supplies become limited, we will make the enrolled students of SCSD #9 a priority. Due to delivery of supplies, we are asking people to be signed up by Wednesday to start receiving meals the following week. For example, in order to get meals starting 4/14 you need to be signed up by the end of the day 4/8. (Since there will be no school on Friday (4/10) or Monday (4/13), there will be no meals on those days.)

Beginning 4/14/2020, all meals will be delivered to homes. Deliveries begin at 8 am. After you sign up using this form, you will get a confirmation email including your start date. Once you are signed up, you will continue to receive meals unless you tell us to cancel, or we run into shortages. If you signed up previously, there is no need to do anything further. We will continue delivering to you unless you tell us to cancel.

In addition, the state is now allowing us to deliver an extra meal for the weekend. Starting Friday April 17, we will send 2 days worth of meals home on each Friday.

To sign up for meals please click the link for the form https://forms.gle/v71jHsUe7VcoKPgP7.

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MEAL DELIVERY REMINDERS

We will do our best to deliver meals between 8:00–10:00 am in the Big Piney Area

Delivery in Labarge will begin after 8:30 a.m.

•Do not come to the door! Drivers will leave the meals on the doorstep to avoid any contact.

•Please make sure your pets are locked up! If pets are running free, drivers will not enter the yard.

•Meals are bagged separately. Each person will receive ONE breakfast and ONE lunch per day.

-On Fridays, beginning 4/17, individuals will get TWO breakfasts and TWO lunches.

•You must have signed up by Wednesday to receive meals the following week.

•Refrigerate any meals not being immediately consumed. There is milk in each bag (when available).

https://www.sublette9.org/food-service

Sublette County School District #9 is an equal opportunity provider.

4/3/20

***School Closure Update 4/3/20 - 2:47 PM***

Governor Gordon and State Health Officer have extended the statewide Public Health Orders through April 30. Governor also Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Wyoming from another State or Country.

https://covid19.wyo.gov/

https://governor.wyo.gov/…/governor-state-health-officer-ex…

4/2/20

Good Morning Sublette 9,

Things are definitely ramping up here in the district as we prepare to start the E-Learning program! If you plan to engage in E-Learning, probably the most important things for parents and students to know right now is how to:

1) Check student email (K-12) via Puncherportal

2) Check Canvas (6-12 grades) via Puncherportal (some elementary classes may choose to use Canvas, but elementary families will be informed of that individually)

To begin E-Learning, parents/students will need to be able to log into the student(s) Puncher Portal account. To assist parents with learning how to do this and navigate within Puncher Portal, Michelle in Technology has created a How To Video. Thank you, Michelle!

To see the video and other helpful tips, please go to

https://www.sublette9.org/e-learning (or click the gray field below). From the e-learning page, scroll down to the Puncherportal Sign In section and click Parent and Student How To. We hope to add more to this page soon.

Thank you to everyone working hard to offer new educational instruction again through E-Learning and hard copy packets! Thank you, families for working together with us and for your patience as we continue to plan and coordinate. We will share more as we go.

https://www.sublette9.org/e-learning

4/1/20

***Items Left at School***

Dear Parents and Students,

On Monday, 4/6/20, as we resume school in an online environment, we will be fully staffed in each school office. If you need something from your locker/class, please call your school office on Monday to schedule a time when you can come to the front of the building to pick up the contents of your locker.

Only staff members will be allowed in the buildings, there are no exceptions. Scheduling your pick up is important.

Beginning on Tuesday, 4/14/20, we will begin accepting requests for items in gym lockers.

Thank you!

4/1/20

The SCSD#9 Adaptive Learning Plan has been approved! School begins remotely on Monday, 4/6/20. The plan and schedules have been added to the E-Learning Page of the website at https://www.sublette9.org/e-learning . Just scroll down to your school for the schedule. Scroll a little farther down the page to see the Adaptive Learning Plan and more specifics. Adding the link to the plan here @ 10:38 AM on 4/1/20 https://drive.google.com/…/1dx2Cr7Cmr7_WxX7nV54t14HeQW…/view

3/31/20

GOOD NEWS!!! 📰

Well, we have all been looking for some good news and now we have some regarding our TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitute, Math and Science) teams!!! 🏗🎢🛫🌉🏙

Junior/Senior Team took 2nd place in the State.

Maggie Allmon

Kenedi Fazendin

Cade Anderson

Joe Hajba

Yael Martinez

Freshman/Sophomore Team took 1st place in the State.

James McCormick

Zoe Long

Brayden Hymas

Thomas Howard

Brandon Jones

Anton Vickery

Rayne Wheeler

DJ Varela

Way to go students!!! Thank you also to the families and staff members who helped our students along the way! We are very proud! Puncher Pride!

3/30/20

Adapted Learning Plan Coming Soon!!

– Posted March 30, 2020 4:10 PM

We are submitting an Adapted Learning Plan to the Wyoming Department of Education today. Once the department approves the plan, we will be posting it, making it available and following it. We hope the plan will be approved on April 1, 2020. Teachers and staff will be contacting families on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Instruction begins on April 6, 2020. Thank you for your patience!

3/27/20

In accordance with the Governor's school closure extension through 4/17/2020, the District will continue to offer school breakfast/lunch to any enrolled student(s). IF you are already signed up for next week (3/30 to 4/3) we will provide you a breakfast/lunch as planned. The District, due to delivery issues, will be unable to add any new enrollees to the breakfast/lunch program for the week of 3/30 thru 4/3/2020.

If you would like to be added to the breakfast/lunch program for delivery or pickup beginning the week of 4/6/2020 please complete the form below no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

https://forms.gle/v71jHsUe7VcoKPgP7

3/27/20

*** SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE***

3/27/20 - 2:00 PM

Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 17 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The school closure will continue through 4/17/20.

3/27/20

Frequently Asked Questions 🤔

We have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on our website to begin to answer questions as we receive more information. Please check it out and hang in there Sublette 9!

https://www.sublette9.org/faq

*** SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE***

3/27/20 - 2:00 PM

Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 17 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The school closure will continue through 4/17/20.

3/27/20

Good Morning Sublette 9!!!

SCSD#9 would like to share this fix for anyone with staff or students with the Internet Service Provider, HughesNet. We have had many connectivity issues with Students and Staff that have iBoss or other proxy services forced on their school devices. The resolution is to have the HughesNet customer turn off the "Video Data Saver" feature within their account settings. From your HughesNet Account you would go to / My Account / Settings / Video Settings / Video Data Saver.

We are not sure how this may affect your data rates, so please contact HughesNet for more information about rates and plans.

Please share! Thank you in advance!

3/26/20

Good Morning Sublette 9 Families! 🍎🍞🧀🥕

Meal Service went well yesterday. Thank you to everyone for making it a pretty smooth operation! If you already signed up, we are ready to serve you again today and through the closure. Happy Thursday all!

3/24/20

SCSD9 FOOD PROGRAM

We will accept new enrollees for the Food Program on Monday of every week that the program is in operation. This is available for students currently enrolled K-12. Thank you to the food service staff and administration for all their hard work on this!

https://forms.gle/v71jHsUe7VcoKPgP7

SCSD 9 MEAL PICK UP

Big Piney Elementary 8:30-9:00 am

La Barge Elementary 8:30-9:00 am

Please do NOT get out of your vehicle!

•Pull through the drop off lane where our staff will bring you your student’s meals.

•Meals are bagged separately. Each student will receive ONE breakfast and ONE lunch per day.

•You must have signed up the day before to receive meals.

•Refrigerate any meals not being immediately consumed. There is milk in each bag.

SCSD 9 MEAL DELIVERY

We will do our best to deliver meals between 8:00am – 9:00 am in Big Piney Area

Delivery in Labarge will begin after 9:00 a.m.

•Do not come to the door! Drivers will leave the meals on the doorstep to avoid any contact.

•Please make sure your pets are locked up! If pets are running free, drivers will not enter the yard.

•Meals are bagged separately. Each student will receive ONE breakfast and ONE lunch per day.

•You must have signed up the day before to receive meals.

•Refrigerate any meals not being immediately consumed. There is milk in each bag.

Thank you!

3/23/20

Mrs. Bell had a great message for elementary families today, so we thought we would use it to inform the district.

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Hi Families!

We suggest children work each day to practice learned skills - students can always read, work on math facts, build something, draw something, cook something, exercise a bit, practice an instrument and journal during this unprecedented time! In the meantime, we are not able to provide new instruction but we CAN practice skills.

Watch our FB pages/school website (www.sublette9.org) for more info! There are some FREE resources your child can use to practice skills while we’re out. (The Khan Academy is particularly helpful and it’s also FREE.) Please don’t hesitate to call the school / district if you have any questions!

Thank you!

****Sublette #9-Payroll for 3/25/2020****

The District will be mailing all paychecks and check stubs the morning of 3/25/2020. No one will be allowed to come to the District office to retrieve a check or stub due to current facility visitor restrictions. Thank you.

3/20/20 - Notice to Employees

Please check your school email regarding important instructions from the Superintendent regarding school closure. If you are unable to access your email please contact the Central Office or a co-worker that has access.

3/20/20

***NOTICE OF CLOSURE 3/20/2020***

In accordance with the State-wide public health order issued yesterday afternoon, ALL Sublette County School District #9 (SCSD #9) Schools and facilities are closed thru Friday, April 3, 2020 (4/3/2020).

3/19/20

SCSD #9 plans to offer a sack breakfast and a sack lunch at NO CHARGE to any enrolled student in our district that requests it during school closures, beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The link below will take you to a Google form that will allow you to electronically request school meals:

https://forms.gle/v71jHsUe7VcoKPgP7

School secretaries will be available via phone Monday, March 23, 2020 from 8am to 12:30pm to assist those that cannot access the form online.

3/19/20

Sublette #9 Employees please check your school email regarding important instructions from the Superintendent. If you are unable to access your email please contact the Central Office or a co-worker that has access.

3/18/20

Important Update

You should anticipate that school will be closed through April 3rd. We are preparing to make sack breakfasts and lunches available for our students beginning Wednesday, March 25th. There will be no charge for the meals. If you want the meals for your students, we will post directions about how to obtain meals on the website soon, at www.sublette9.org. We will need some information from you. If you have questions prior to that date call 307-276-3322.

3/16/20

Coronavirus Resources

To discuss current issues related to school closings with your children:

National Association of School Psychologists

nasponline.org

Featured Resources tab

To access updates to Wyoming Department of Education resource materials including Governor's latest memo:

https://edu.wyoming.gov

Coronavirus tab

To access most current information available from the Public Health Division:

Janna Lee, Public Health Nurse

Big Piney Office 307-276-3575

Pinedale Office 307-367-2157

Website: http://sublettewyo.com/179/Public-Health

To access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most frequently asked questions:

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/…/201…/specific-groups/children-faq.html

To access Wyoming 2-1-1 and the Wyoming Department of Health with questions

Dial 211 or 888-425-7138

3/16/20

Announcement from the Superintendent

Yesterday morning (3/15), schools in Wyoming began closing. In the afternoon the Governor sent out a memo ‘recommending’ that all schools close until 4/3. Public Health & CDC have not made that recommendation yet. As of 3/16, we are canceling school for students on 3/23 and 3/24.

The School Board will decide at their meeting on 3/23 whether or not to follow the Governor’s recommendation. We are requesting all staff members attend meetings on Monday, 3/23. For those who have a medical issue or compromised health, we ask you not to come onsite and to stay home. Thank you!

- Kevin P Garvey, Superintendent

3/13/20

Notice Canceling / Suspending Before and After School Activities

In response to the latest CDC guidelines and following a meeting this morning with public health and county officials, it is with sadness and regret that I am canceling/suspending ALL before and after school activities until further notice.

ALL in this case includes, but is not limited to, athletics (e.g. Track, Open Gym, etc.) Tutoring, STEM, Clubs, Prom and Performances.

We will continue to provide our Education program with as much flexibility as possible pending directives from our public health officials.

Sincerely,

Kevin P Garvey

Superintendent

3/12/20

We have the capability to provide an education program on-site and off-site, and are prepared to do so as needed/requested.

- Kevin P Garvey, Superintendent

2/28/20

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