Substitute Worker Incentive Plan
12/16/21 - 7:05 PM
We have become aware of a troubling post that has been shared on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for every school in the USA, even elementary,” on Friday, December 17. To be clear, the post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our school district or any others in Wyoming. While we do not believe there is a credible threat, we have been in contact with the Sublette County Sheriff's Department for precautionary purposes.
This situation serves as a good example of why it is important to avoid sharing posts online that refer to school safety threats. Even if they are not credible threats, they can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for our students, families, and staff. We ask our families to monitor their children’s social media activity and speak with them about proper behavior online.
As always, thank you for your help as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students.
Parent Survey: After-School and Summer School Programs
Please click below for the 4-page Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan posted on 11/19/21.
Parent Survey: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
Hello Sublette 9,
SCSD #9 is set to receive approximately $865,000 in federal funds as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), also known as ESSER III. These funds are to be used, among other things, to help close learning gaps that may have occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, support and enhance academic initiatives currently in place, and purchase supplies and equipment to make sure our schools maintain clean and healthy learning environments. In order to receive these funds, school districts must submit a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. This is somewhat similar to the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan that was developed and shared with the community earlier this school year. In the plan, the district is required to address eight mitigating measures for the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this brief survey, you will find the eight mitigating measures and a brief description of how the school district is currently addressing them. Please indicate whether or not you believe the school district's current practice for each mitigating measure should remain the same or be changed. The survey closes at noon on Fri. Nov. 19, 2021.
I appreciate you for taking the time to provide us with input regarding this matter.
Here is the link to the survey.
September 3, 2021
Please See the 2-page Initial COVID-19 Mitigation Plan Below
Introduction to the Community
Greetings Puncher fans! My name is Charles Jenks and I have been hired as the new superintendent for Sublette County School District #9. I am excited and honored to work in this great school district. My wife and I have five children with ages ranging from 3 to 16. We have only been here a few weeks, but we’ve already been impressed with the kindness and generosity of so many people who have reached out to us. We truly look forward to making ourselves a part of this community. I want to thank Coach Visser, the high school football team, and others for showing up to our house to help unload the Uhaul and trailer. That was awesome!
As the new superintendent, I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and staff here to ensure the students of this district continue to learn at high levels. My job is to make sure that the vision, mission, values, and goals set forth by the district are upheld and integrated into all the work that we do. Student learning and attainment of essential skills will always be the top priority. Making decisions based on the needs of students will be the focal point of our operations.
During the 2021-22 school year, we will be revisiting the district’s strategic plan and seeking your input. Stakeholder input is vital to creating a strong and cohesive plan that truly represents the values and priorities of Sublette #9. My sense is the communities of Big Piney, Marbleton, and LaBarge take great pride in their schools and want the best outcomes possible for their students. I feel blessed to be working in a school district with such strong support from its community members.
I know it will take me a while to get to know all of you, but I look forward to visiting with you and maybe even working with you in the near future. I am a very optimistic person and I believe great things can be accomplished when people come together to solve problems collaboratively. I truly believe in the power of collective efficacy to address the challenges that we face in education.
As we approach the new school year, please watch for any updates posted to the school website and our Facebook page. We want to do our best to make sure everyone feels ready and prepared for the upcoming school year. Our hope is that we will be able to open the school year with a lot fewer restrictions while still maintaining a safe and clean environment for staff and students.
Isolation vs. Quarantine