Ten Sleep Parents and Students,
Governor Mark Gordon has announced school closures are extended an additional two weeks, through Friday, April 17th . The administration and staff are working hard to have everything in order next week to help you and your students transition to the online and packet formats.
Please know that as soon as everything is finalized you will be receiving information.
In an effort to inform all stakeholders of Washakie County School District #2’s status during these unprecedented times, we wish to share the following information with you.
Earlier this week, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) informed school districts that they needed to be prepared to provide remote learning opportunities to our students after April 3rd. While they noted neither the WDE nor the Governor's office have determined what will occur after April 3rd, every school district was strongly encouraged to start planning now for ways to provide educational opportunities to their students.
Washakie County School District 2 would like to inform our constituents that a Remote Learning Plan for our students is currently being developed. WCSD#2 is using our time during the period of mandated closure of March 23 - April 3 to develop this plan. It is our intent to release this plan to our families on or before April 2 so that our families can plan accordingly. We are thankful that our teachers have been working hard to familiarize themselves with online learning and have been providing resources already to their students. We have purchased additional hardware and are training on various software platforms to deliver instruction digitally.
This is without a doubt, a very challenging time for the WCSD#2 community. Our staff is working extremely hard to ensure that we will be able to provide instruction, resources, and support for students and families, should we be required to do so remotely.
Also, at this point there will be no State Assessment (WyTopp) this year and as of now the ACT has been postponed till a later day yet to be determined. We had hoped to have it in April, but it will be later than that. We do believe that our students may be needing some extra support during this time. Mrs. Wiechmann, our guidance counselor, is available if you would like her to speak with your child to address the mental health of our students. Please let us know and we will have her get in contact with you.
I would like to ask our community members for their patience during these unprecedented times as we work through the challenge of keeping our community safe and continuing the academic progress of our students. We are planning a virtual meeting that parents can attend over the internet or call by phone next week. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to reach out and call us.
Ten Sleep Schools Administration