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COVID-19 Weekly Update 11-12-21


In coordination with the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department (CLCHD), Laramie County School District 1 has numerous safety protocols in place. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, exposure can happen.

From Friday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 11, as of 4 p.m., the district was notified 59 students and seven staff members reported a positive COVID-19 test result.

These individuals were at the following locations— Alta Vista Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Baggs Elementary, Bain Elementary, Carey Junior High, Central High, Cole Elementary, Deming/Miller Elementary, Dildine Elementary, East High, Fairview/Lebhart Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Goins Elementary, Jessup Elementary, Johnson Junior High, McCormick Junior High, Meadowlark Elementary, Nutrition Services, Pioneer Park Elementary, Prairie Wind Elementary, Saddle Ridge Elementary, South High, Sunrise Elementary, Transportation Department and Triumph.

Those who had direct contact with any of the individuals who tested positive will be contacted and will receive guidance regarding next steps.

Students, parents and staff members should wear face coverings. If individuals feel ill or exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home and contact a health care provider for assistance.

Due to privacy laws, we cannot release the identities of students or staff members.

District sees milk shortages due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Along with other schools across the nation, Laramie County School District 1 is struggling to receive enough milk to provide for students at breakfast and lunch.

“This year, due to the effects of the pandemic, we are experiencing unprecedented supply-chain challenges,” said Carla Bankes, LCSD1’s Nutrition Services program administrator.

Bankes, said they are encouraging students to bring refillable water bottles. 

Bankes explained her department has been able to ward off other pandemic-caused food shortages by purchasing larger quantities and using direct shipments.

However, since milk is a perishable item and the shortage is widespread, she said they do not have a ready solution.

“We continue to problem solve,” she said. “Whatever is served must align with the National Food Program. We have evaluated other options including bottled water, but there is also bottling shortage.”

Additionally, the shortages could impact schools at different times, causing some schools to have milk or other items when others do not.

“We ask parents and staff to be patient as we work through this nationwide shortage,” Bankes said. “With a little grace, we will navigate these issues just as we have done throughout the pandemic.”

Weekly COVID-19 UPdate

10-22-2021

In coordination with the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department (CLCHD), Laramie County School District 1 has numerous safety protocols in place. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, exposure can happen.

From Friday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 21, the district was notified 35 students and seven staff members reported a positive COVID-19 test result.

These individuals were at the following locations—Administration Building, Afflerbach Elementary, Alta Vista Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Baggs Elementary, Carey Junior High, Cheyenne Virtual School, Clawson-Willadsen Elementary, Dildine Elementary, East High, Jessup Elementary, Johnson Junior High, McCormick Junior High, Meadowlark Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, Rossman Elementary, Saddle Ridge Elementary, South High, Transportation and Triumph High.

Those who had direct contact with any of the individuals who tested positive will be contacted and will receive guidance regarding next steps.

Students, parents and staff members are highly encouraged to wear face coverings. If individuals feel ill or exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home and contact a health care provider for assistance.

Due to privacy laws, we cannot release the identities of students or staff members.

weekly covid-19 update

10-8-2021

In coordination with the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department (CLCHD), Laramie County School District 1 has numerous safety protocols in place. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, exposure can happen.

From Friday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 7, the district was notified 43 students and 14 staff members reported a positive COVID-19 test result.

These individuals were at the following locations—Anderson Elementary, Baggs Elementary, Bain Elementary, Carey Junior High, Central High, Cole Elementary, Deming/Miller Elementary, Dildine Elementary, East High, Educational Annex, Fairview/Lebhart Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Goins Elementary, Hebard Elementary, Hobbs Elementary, Jessup Elementary, Johnson Junior High, McCormick Junior High, Meadowlark Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, Prairie Wind Elementary, South High, Sunrise Elementary and Triumph High.

Those who had direct contact with any of the individuals who tested positive will be contacted and will receive guidance regarding next steps.

Students, parents and staff members are highly encouraged to wear face coverings. If individuals feel ill or exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home and contact a health care provider for assistance.

Due to privacy laws, we cannot release the identities of students or staff members.

LCSD1 hosts registration for new families

On Aug. 3-4, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., families who are new to Laramie County School District 1 are invited to complete household registration for their children at their boundary-area elementary school.

Families must provide proof of address documents, a copy of the child or children’s birth certificate(s) and immunization records.

Acceptable forms of address verification include light/gas bills, lease agreements and mortgage contracts dated within 30 days of registration. Water, cable and phone bills will not be accepted.

Families with new junior and senior high school students will complete this process at their boundary-area secondary school Aug. 12-13 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

The district also offers a kindergarten through 12th-grade virtual school option called Cheyenne Virtual School (CVS). Families with kindergarten through eighth-grade students who are interested in enrolling their students with CVS may visit the Eastridge Facility, 1780 E. Pershing Blvd., Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call 771-2426 before arrival. To register ninth- through 12th grade students in CVS, visit your student’s boundary area high school.

Attendance-area schools can be found on the district website, www.laramie1.org, click on “Families & Students,” “Find My Child’s School.”

Vaccine clinics will be held at Carey, McCormick and Johnson Junior High schools Aug. 12-13 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Any vaccine that 11- and 12-year-old students are eligible for including Tdap, Menactra, HPV, Hepatitis A and COVID-19 will be offered. Families across the district may also attend the clinic.

As it becomes available more information about health guidelines for the start of school will be posted on the district website, www.laramie1.org.

Dr. Crespo presents 100 Day Plan on July 12

Laramie County School District 1 stakeholders are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend the Board of Trustees meeting in person or virtually via livestream on Monday, July 12, at 6 p.m.

At this time, LCSD1’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Margaret Crespo will release the details of her 100 Day Entry Plan.

Crespo will officially assume her position on Thursday, July 1.

Those who are unable to attend the meeting may watch the recording, which will be available on the district’s YouTube channel. In addition, details will be posted on the district website, www.laramie1.org.

LCSD1 to hold in-person board meetings

Due to the removal of Public Health Orders on June 1, Laramie County School District 1 will be allowing stakeholders to attend board meetings in person, starting with the meeting on Monday, June 7.

Following guidance from our state health officers, the district recommends attendees wear face coverings; however, they are not required.

LCSD1 Board of Trustees meetings will still be accessible by Zoom and streamed on YouTube. The Zoom link is available on the district website, www.laramie1.org, under Board of Trustees.

LCSD1 to continue feeding program through summer

Laramie County School District 1’s Nutrition Services will continue to provide free meals for children ages 18 months to 18 years from Monday, June 21 through Friday, Aug. 13.

Each bag will contain a breakfast and a lunch. Nutrition Services will not serve meals on Monday, July 5.

Food bag pickup will be held from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the following sites.

  •  McCormick Junior High—Bus loop on the East side of the building
  •  Arp Elementary—West side of the parent/staff parking lot
  •  South High—Northeast corner of parking lot
  •  Eastridge Facility—Back side of the building. Enter off Pershing

Summer school students at will be provided a breakfast and a lunch at the following locations,

  •  Afflerbach Elementary
  •  Baggs Elementary
  •  Davis Elementary
  •  Goins Elementary
  •  Meadowlark Elementary
  •  Prairie Wind Elementary
  •  South High
  •  Sunrise Elementary

Meals will be provided to Community Recreation and Events students at Romero Park and Pioneer Park Center, ASK students at Arp Elementary and students at Triumph High.

Summer Academy students will be provided breakfast and lunch at Arp Elementary, Cole Elementary, Fairview-Lebhart Elementary, Rossman Elementary and Saddle Ridge Elementary.

All meals served to enrolled students over the summer will be grab and go. Some of the meals will have a warm entrée. The Summer School/Academy sites will not be open to the public. Meals for the public will be provided at the mobile sites listed above.

Free meals for all students will continue next school year as the USDA has extended some waivers. To ensure continued funding for the Nutrition Services program, families should still fill out free and reduced meal applications.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

LCSD1 to offer summer music classes

Starting June 14 through July 22, Laramie County School District 1 will hold music lessons for students. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for half an hour.

Students going into fourth grade or older are encouraged to participate in classes for string instruments and students going into fifth grade or older may participate in band classes. Band and orchestra instrument classes are offered; however piano and guitar lessons are not being held.

Classes have limited space and students are encouraged to contact their school music teacher for an application. Instruments may be rented or bought through a local music dealer. Large instruments such as a cello or tuba may be available through the school.

Classes are $50 and parents are asked to make checks payable to LCSD1.

For more information, contact your school music teacher or Mary Marchand at mary.marchand@laramie1.org.

District to hold online household registration and address verification April 12-23

Families with students enrolled at Laramie County School District 1 schools will complete online household registration and address verification from April 12-23 using their Infinite Campus Portal account.

During this time, families must bring proof of address verification to their child’s school. Acceptable forms of verification include light/gas bills, lease agreements and mortgage contracts dated within 30 days of online household registration. Water, cable and phone bills will not be accepted.

Cheyenne Virtual School students registering for next year, will complete the online household registration and then will provide proof of address at Cheyenne Virtual School located at the Eastridge Facility, 1780 E. Pershing Blvd.

 

“It is very important for parents to complete the process by April 23,” said LCSD1 Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Tracey Kinney. “After that time students may lose their seat at theirboundary area school.”

Parents/guardians with kindergarten students will attend Kindergarten Registration/Address Verification April 12-16. At this time, kindergarten students will be registered for school. Proof of address, birth certificate and current immunization records from your healthcare provider must be provided. Please contact your boundary area school for more information.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2021. If your child turns 5 years old between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15, information about early entry may be obtained through your boundary area school principal.

In early June, parents/guardians who have completed registration and address verification, will receive notification of their child’s school placement for 2021–2022.

Throughout the summer, families new to the district will complete online household registration and address verification in person at any of the district’s secondary school campuses, except Triumph High School’s campus. In mid-August, this process will be completed at the student’s boundary area school. They must provide proof of address documents, a copy of the child’s (or children’s) birth certificate(s) and immunization records.

Boundary area schools can be found by entering the parent/guardian’s address on the district website: www.laramie1.org. Click on “About Us,” “Who We Are,” “School Maps and Boundaries.”

Returning elementary students that have moved during the summer have the option to attend school at the location verified in the spring for the upcoming school year (families must provide their own transportation) or may attend their new boundary area school.

Parents/guardians will receive elementary class list notifications in August.

For more information, contact Dawn Guffey, 771-2188. For online assistance, contact the service desk, 771-2242 or servicedesk@laramie1.org.

District hosts public meeting about alternative schedule


Laramie County School District 1 is hosting a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 12, from 5-6 p.m., to solicit public comment regarding the revised snow day make up calendar.

Detailed information about the meeting is listed below. To access the Zoom meeting, click on the following link: https://laramie1.zoom.us/j/92690283217

Beginning April 12, high schools will start classes at 7:30 a.m., which is 15 minutes earlier than regularly scheduled. This change will continue through the end of the school year. The purpose is to make up for the snow days that occurred March 15-19.

High school lunch hours will be decreased to a maximum of 30 minutes.

The last day of school will remain on Thursday, June 3. However, if more snow days occur, they will be made up by adding days to the school year.

This change does not affect elementary and junior high schedules due to the number of instructional contact hours required by Wyoming statute.

LCSD1’s alternative schedule is being submitted to the State Board of Education on Thursday, April 22.


Snow Day Make Up 

Beginning Monday, April 12, Laramie County School District 1 high schools will start classes at 7:30 a.m., which is 15 minutes earlier than regularly scheduled. This change will make up for the snow days that occurred March 15-19. The revised schedule will continue through the remainder of the school year.

High school lunch hours will be decreased to a maximum of 30 minutes. Any busing schedules will be communicated by each high school.

This change will not affect elementary and junior high schedules due to the number of instructional contact hours required by Wyoming statute.

According to state statute, districts are required to have a minimum of 175 contact days with students. The state required minimum number of instructional contact hours is 450 at kindergarten, 900 at elementary, 1,050 at junior high and 1,100 at senior high.

Due to COVID-19 and the catastrophic nature of the winter storm, the Wyoming Department of Education is accepting school year calendar waivers from districts across the state.

LCSD1’s alternative schedule is being submitted to the State Board of Education on Thursday, April 22 for approval. However, to garner enough minutes to make up for the snow days, this change needed to occur sooner.

The last day of school will remain on Thursday, June 3. High school graduations will occur at Frontier Park on the dates listed below. Specific criteria regarding the number of tickets and COVID-19 protocol will be issued closer to graduation dates.

·  Wednesday, May 26, 1 p.m., Triumph High

·  Wednesday, May 26, 3 p.m., South High

·  Thursday, May 27, 3 p.m., East High

·  Friday, May 28, 3 p.m., Central High.

If more snow days occur, they will be made up by adding days to the school year.


Snow Day Procedures

Out of an abundance of caution, Laramie County School District 1 will not be having school tomorrow Friday, March 19. Factors influencing the decision include—

1.  Many areas across the district are down to one-lane traffic in subdivisions.

2.  80% of the sidewalks are not cleared for students to walk and we do not want them walking in the streets.

3.  We cannot run the buses with the narrow streets, tight corners and limited staff. We know that this will impact more than 3,000 of our students.  

4.  We have one lane traffic by many of our schools and believe the congestion and inability to provide safe drop off areas put students and parents at risk. 

5.  Having the amount of student and parent traffic on the one-lane streets in a relatively short time period has the possibility of creating choke points and stuck vehicles to exacerbate the situation and may increase vehicle accidents. 

“We appreciate the work our building and grounds crews have accomplished as well as the work the city and county have accomplished regarding clearing the snow from this storm,” LCSD1 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Boyd Brown said. “We believe the safest option for our students is to not have school tomorrow and to allow all the snow removal crews Friday through Sunday to make it safer for students and staff members to attend school.”


East Regional Basketball Tournament slated to wrap up March 6

The East Regional Basketball Tournament is slated to wrap up Saturday, March 6 in Cheyenne. Although the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department has approved a variance allowing for greater attendance, tickets will remain limited and health guidelines will be in place.

Below is a list of game times.

Girls and Boys Basketball Games – Saturday, March 6, Storey Gymnasium, 2811 House Ave.

  • #2 Sheridan Girls v. #2 Central Girls will play at 11 a.m. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Prior to the game, 200+ walk up tickets will be available for sale.
  • #2 Sheridan Boys v. #2 East Boys will play at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, 200+ walk up tickets will be available for sale.
  • #1 Thunder Basin Girls v. #1 East Girls will play at 3 p.m. Prior to the game, 200+ walk up tickets will be available for sale.
  •  #1 Thunder Basin Boys v. #1 Central Boys will play at 5 p.m. Prior to the game, 200+ walk up tickets will be available for sale.

Cost for walk up tickets is $4 for students and $6 for adults.

Livestreaming for these events will be available through a one-month subscription fee of $10.99. To subscribe, visit the Wyoming High School Activities Association website, http://www.whsaa.org/ and click the NFHS Network logo on the bottom left-hand side of the homepage. Subscribers must cancel their subscription at the end of the month, or it will automatically renew.

East Regional Basketball Tournament slated to begin March 4

The East Regional Basketball Tournament is slated to begin Thursday, March 4 in Cheyenne. Although the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department has approved a variance allowing for greater attendance, tickets will remain limited and health guidelines will be in place.

Below is a list of days and game times.

Girls Basketball Games – Thursday, March 4, Storey Gymnasium, 2811 House Ave.

East v. Laramie girls will play at 3 p.m. Doors will open at 2 p.m. Prior to the game, there will be 300+ walk up tickets available for sale in the Storey Gym Lobby.

South v. Central girls will play at 4 p.m. There will be 300+ walk up tickets available for sale in the Storey Gym Lobby.

The winner of games one and two will play at 7:30 p.m. The availability of walk up tickets is unknown.

Boys Basketball Games – Thursday, March 4, Central High School, 5500 Education Drive

Central v. South boys will play at 3 p.m. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Prior to the game, there will be 130 walk up tickets available for sale.

East v. Laramie boys will play at 4:30 p.m.  Prior to the game, there will be 150 walk up tickets available for sale.

The winner of games one and two will play at 7:30 p.m. The availability of walk up tickets is unknown.

Girls and Boys Basketball Games – Saturday, March 6, Storey Gymnasium, 2811 House Ave.
(Walk up ticket availability will be announced Friday, March 5)

#2 North Girls v. #2 South Girls will play at 11 a.m. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Prior to the game, walk up tickets will be available for sale.

#2 North Boys v. #2 South Boys will play at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, walk up tickets will be available for sale.

#1 North Girls v. #1 South Girls will play at 3 p.m. Prior to the game, walk up tickets will be available for sale.

#1 North Boys v. #1 South Boys will play at 5 p.m. Prior to the game, walk up tickets will be available for sale.

Cost for walk up tickets is $4 for students and $6 for adults.

Livestreaming for these events will be available through a one-month subscription fee of $10.99. To subscribe, visit the Wyoming High School Activities Association website, http://www.whsaa.org/ and click the NFHS Network logo on the bottom left-hand side of the homepage. Subscribers must cancel their subscription at the end of the month, or it will automatically renew.


 

 

WHSAA offers monthly subscription for district sports live stream

According to the Wyoming High School Activities Association, all regional and state wrestling tournament matches, all regional and state tournament basketball games, and the state indoor track meet will be livestreamed for a one-month subscription fee of $10.99.

“Of course, we would rather have everyone in attendance at each of our events but know with the restrictions not everyone will be able to attend,” WHSAA Commissioner Ron Laird said. “This will benefit out-of-state relatives who will also have the opportunity to view.”

Events to be streamed through the NFHS Network are listed below.

·         Regional wrestling, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20

·         Regional 1A/2A basketball, Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 27

·         Regional 3A/4A basketball, Thursday and Saturday, March 4 and 6

·         State swimming and diving, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 18-20 – 4A and 3A

·         State wrestling, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 25-27 – All Matches

·         State indoor track, Boys – Saturday, Feb. 27; Girls – Saturday, March 6

·         State 1A/2A basketball, Wednesday-Saturday, March 3-6

·         State 3A/4A basketball, Wednesday-Saturday, March 10-13

To subscribe, visit the WHSAA website, http://www.whsaa.org/ and click the NFHS Network logo on the bottom left-hand side of the homepage. The subscription also allows viewers access to contests in all states that are members of the network. Subscribers must cancel their subscription at the end of the month, or it will automatically renew.

CLCHD allows for larger variance at high school wrestling and basketball games

The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department has approved a variance which will allow for greater attendance for high school regional basketball and wrestling competitions taking place at Central High, South High and Storey Gym.

This variance increases the maximum number of spectators to be allowed at regional events to 30% of maximum capacity.

“Our goal is to safely utilize Laramie County School District 1 facilities as host sites for regional basketball and wrestling competitions and allow the public access that would not have otherwise been available,” LCSD1 Assistant Superintendent of Support Operations Dave Bartlett said.

All activities will adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the National Federation of State High Schools, Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) Smart Start Guidelines for Fall Sports, the LCSD1 Winter Sports addendum as well as guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), while maintaining alignment with existing state and local health orders.

With the variance, maximum gym seating capacity will be 432 at Central High, 341 at South High and 721 at Storey Gym. The lower bleachers on the north side of Storey Gym will be utilized to allow for maximizing social distancing.

Boys’ basketball games will be played at Central High on Thursday, March 4. Girls’ basketball games will be played at Storey Gym (hosted by East High School) on Thursday, March 4. Regional seeding games will be played at Storey Gym (hosted by South High School) on Saturday, March 6.

Regional wrestling will take place at Storey Gym (hosted by South High School) on Feb. 19.

As a WHSAA sponsored event, admission fees will be required. Players will have four pre-sale tickets available for family. Cheer (home and visitor) and pep band (home team only) will have two presale (basketball only) tickets for family. Remaining tickets will be offered for presale to the public. Walk-up spectators will be directed to a single point of sale and spectator numbers will be monitored.

Due to seating limitations, only home team pep bands will be allowed at Storey Gym for basketball events. Band members will count toward total spectator numbers.

Upon entering any LCSD1 building, spectators, event staff, coaches/sponsors and nonparticipating team personnel must properly wear masks (covering mouth and nose) at all times. Masks will be required for all attendees, even when they are social distancing. Mask wearing will be strictly enforced. No exceptions will be made.

No food or drink will be sold during basketball events. An isolated, designated area will be utilized for prepackaged concessions during regional wrestling. Food or drink will not be allowed in the spectator areas.

Social distancing protocols will be followed. In addition, stands and commonly touched surfaces will be frequently sanitized throughout the events. People who feel sick or are unable or unwilling to wear a mask should stay home.

Livestreaming for these events will be available through a one-month subscription fee of $10.99. To subscribe, visit the Wyoming High School Activities Association website, http://www.whsaa.org/ and click the NFHS Network logo on the bottom left-hand side of the homepage. Subscribers must cancel their subscription at the end of the month, or it will automatically renew.

Graduation dates/times change 

Laramie County School District 1 has shifted the dates of its high school graduation ceremonies so the events can take place in a socially distanced setting at Frontier Park.

“Although we can’t predict what future health orders will be in May, we can plan ahead and reserve a venue large enough to accommodate more guests while maintaining social distance,” LCSD1 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Boyd Brown said.

The ceremonies will follow protocols similar to those used in 2020. The dates are listed below.

·  Wednesday, May 26, 1 p.m., Triumph High

·  Wednesday, May 26, 3 p.m., South High

·  Thursday, May 27, 3 p.m., East High

·  Friday, May 28, 3 p.m., Central High

According to Brown, the district had inquired about hosting some of the ceremonies on Saturday; however, the facility was already booked.

For families who previously ordered graduation announcements through Herff Jones, the company will provide inserts stating the change.

“We greatly appreciate the support we have received from Cheyenne Frontier Days,” Brown said. “Allowing for the use of Frontier Park enabled us to host a meaningful in-person graduation ceremonies last year. We are looking forward to honoring our 2021 graduates as well.”

LCSD1 issues public notice about Wyoming kindergarten age requirement change

The State of Wyoming has changed entry age requirements for students entering kindergarten beginning with the 2021 school year.

Incoming kindergarten students must now be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2021. If your child turns 5 years old between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15, they may be eligible for kindergarten enrollment. 

This bill was passed during the 2020 session of the Wyoming Legislature. To view the full bill, visit https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0174.

If parents or guardians have questions, they may contact their school’s principal, or the Laramie County School District 1 Department of Instruction at 771-2187.

District holds public review on social studies curriculum materials

Laramie County School District 1’s Social Studies Department is conducting a curriculum materials adoption. The public and district stakeholders have an opportunity to participate in the adoption process.

 Social studies materials for grades four, five and six, along with materials for AP Human Geography and AP World History-Modern, will be available to the public for a 45-day review and receipt of public comments. This will be held weekdays from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., through Feb. 12, 2021, in Room 210B in the District Administration Building, 2810 House Ave.

 The program will also be on review at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

 Upon completion of the review period, feedback will be collected and used when making a decision regarding the selection of a program to purchase.

 For more information about the materials, contact District Social Studies Coordinator Mark Quinlivan, 771-2215.

District holds public review on elementary core reading program

Laramie County School District 1’s English Language Arts Department is conducting an elementary-level curriculum materials adoption. The public and district stakeholders have an opportunity to participate in the adoption process.

 The “Wit and Wisdom” elementary core reading program will be available to the public for a 45-day review and receipt of public comments. This will be held weekdays from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., until
Jan. 22, 2021 outside Room 210, in the District Administration Building, 2810 House Ave.

 The program will also be on review at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

 Community members can find more information on materials out for review on the LCSD1 website under featured items or at the following link, Elementary Reading & Writing Program Adoption Information - Laramie County School District 1 (laramie1.org).

 For more information about the materials, contact district English Language Arts Coordinator Tiffany Rehbein, 771-2140.

LCSD1 updates winter activity guidelines

In accordance with current Wyoming statewide public health orders and Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) considerations regarding school activities, Laramie County School District 1 has developed new guidelines for winter season activities.

Spectators will be limited to 100 or 25% of total capacity (whichever is less) at all indoor events. Participants will be allotted a specific number of tickets to claim for spectators of their choosing to attend events. General admission tickets will not be available to the public.

During basketball/wrestling home events, each home participant will be allotted two tickets; visiting participants will be allotted two tickets.

At swimming home events, each participant from the host school will be allotted two tickets per meet. Due to pool construction, East High will host some meets held at Central High and South High.

Indoor track meets will only take place in the Campbell County Recreation Center Field House in Gillette or the Natrona County High School Indoor Track Facility in Casper. No spectators will be allowed until the state meet.

Upon entering any LCSD1 building, spectators, event staff, coaches/sponsors and nonparticipating team personnel must properly wear masks (covering mouth and nose) at all times. Masks will be required for all attendees, even when they are social distancing. Mask wearing will be strictly enforced. No exceptions will be made. 

Livestreaming will be utilized whenever possible and made available for viewing. Events that take place in the main gyms of LCSD1 high schools will be live and recorded on the NFHS network. All events outside of the main high school gyms will be livestream only. People who feel sick or are unable or unwilling to wear a mask should stay home and watch via livestream.

Concessions will not be available at any event. Food or drink will not be allowed in the gym, swimming pool area, or auditorium for spectators. In addition, facilities will be cleared between each event to allow for sanitizing and provide time for the next group of spectators to enter.

“We would like to thank our community in advance for adhering to the spectator guidelines,” LCSD1 Athletic/Activities Director Tom Seamans said. “Your support will allow our students to finish their seasons and participate in culminating events.”

More information is available by contacting each school’s activities office or on the district website, www.laramie1.org under Featured Items.

Laramie County School District 1 offers free meals to all students through 2020-2021 school year

In response to a waiver released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Laramie County School District 1 will continue to provide free meals for students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade through the end of the school year.

Meal service will be provided for remote learners and students enrolled in Cheyenne Virtual School (CVS), Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at the back side of the Eastridge Facility Building, 1780 E. Pershing Blvd. Enter off Concord Avenue. Each bag will contain a breakfast and lunch and children do not need to be in the vehicle.

Meals will not be provided when school is not in session.

The program is designed to help families during the pandemic. It is fully funded by the USDA and will run through June 4, 2021. Meals are available for anyone 18 years old or younger.

Families with students who qualify for free and reduced meals are still encouraged to fill out free/reduced meal applications. In addition, all meal account outstanding balances should be paid in full.

For more information, call LCSD1’s Nutrition Services Department at 771-2440.

CLCHD to allow greater attendance at the football state championship

The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department has approved a variance which will allow for greater attendance at the high school state championship football game: East vs. Thunder Basin at Okie Blanchard Stadium.

This variance increases the maximum number of spectators allowed at home football games during the playoffs from 1,000 to 2,000 at the Okie Blanchard Sports Complex.

“Our goal is to safely utilize Laramie County School District 1’s outdoor facilities as host sites for high school football playoff games and allow the public access that would not have otherwise been available,” LCSD1 Assistant Superintendent of Support Operations Dave Bartlett said.

All spectators will be required to wear face coverings throughout the event and tickets will be presold. Players will have five presale tickets available for family. Cheer and band will have two presale tickets available for family. Visitor and family presale tickets will be offered through Wednesday of game week and remaining tickets will be offered for presale to the public.

Tickets will be sold at East High School from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 12 in the East ticket booth at the Okie Blanchard Sports Complex.

Tickets not used by Thunder Basin will be available for sale to walk up spectators who will be directed to a single point of sale away from the main entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectator numbers will be monitored to ensure maximum capacity does not exceed 2,000.

Student, visitor and general spectator entrances and seating areas will be designated, and alternating rows of bleachers will remain empty.

Two separate concession stands will be open serving prepackaged items. Servers and cashiers will adhere to restaurant guidelines.

Social distancing protocols will be followed. In addition, stands and commonly touched surfaces will be frequently sanitized throughout the event.

LCSD1 to allow more spectators at semi-final football game

The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department has approved a variance which will allow for greater attendance at the high school semi-final football game: East vs. Sheridan.

This variance increases the maximum number of spectators allowed at home football games during the playoffs from 1,000 to 2,000 at the Okie Blanchard Sports Complex.

“Our goal is to safely utilize Laramie County School District 1’s outdoor facilities as host sites for high school football playoff games and allow the public access that would not have otherwise been available,” LCSD1 Assistant Superintendent of Support Operations Dave Bartlett said.

All spectators will be required to wear face coverings throughout the event and tickets will be presold. Players will have five presale tickets available for family. Cheer and band will have two presale tickets available for family. Visitor and family presale tickets will be offered through Wednesday of game week and remaining tickets will be offered for presale to the public.

Tickets will be sold at East High School from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Nov. 5 in the East ticket booth at the Okie Blanchard Sports Complex.

Tickets not used by Sheridan will be available for sale to walk up spectators who will be directed to a single point of sale away from the main entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectator numbers will be monitored to ensure maximum capacity does not exceed 2,000.

Student, visitor and general spectator entrances and seating areas will be designated, and alternating rows of bleachers will remain empty.

Two separate concession stands will be open serving prepackaged items. Servers and cashiers will adhere to restaurant guidelines.

Social distancing protocols will be followed. In addition, stands and commonly touched surfaces will be frequently sanitized throughout the event.

LCSD1 partners with Wyoming 2-1-1 to assist families

Laramie County School District 1 has partnered with Wyoming 2-1-1 to assist with connecting community resources to parents and families in a more timely and up-to-date manner.

Wyoming 2-1-1 maintains a database containing resources regarding local food pantries, mental health supports, health services, housing, prescription and legal assistance.

For more information, go to the LCSD1 homepage of the LCSD1 website, www.laramie1.org. Toward the bottom of the page, click on the rotating block, which links to the Social Emotional Health Guide for Students, Families and Staff as well as Wyoming 2-1-1 information.

From here, individuals are linked to Wyoming 2-1-1’s website where further resources are listed. The hope is to help families connect with the resources they need. 

For more information, contact Nicole George at 307-275-1505 or Laura Fowler at 307-275-4394.

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Laramie County School District 1

2810 HOUSE AVE

CHEYENNE, WY 82001

Laramie County School District 1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability or age in admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning adults, may be referred to the LCSD1 Title IX Coordinator at Title IX@laramie1.org or 307-771-2159 or the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources located in the LCSD1 Administration Building at 2810 House Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001, or phone 307-771-2160. Inquiries concerning students may be referred to the LCSD1 Title IX Coordinator at Title IX@laramie1.org or 307-771-2159 or any Section 504 concerns may be referred to the LCSD1 Assistant Director of Special Services located in the LCSD1 Administration Building at 2810 House Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001, or phone 307-771-2174. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your claim or have concerns with the District's Title IX or Section 504 claim process, you can contact the Office of Civil Rights at 303-844-5695, or by mail at 18 1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582. We continually strive towards compliance with LCSD1 Non-Discrimination Policies, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Americans with Disabilities Act, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as well as Section 508 policy regarding web accessibility. LCSD1 is committed to providing accessibility to all users, and we will continue to make improvements to our website to ensure that it meets the requirements of these laws and standards. If assistance is needed in accessing material on any of the LCSD1 websites, please contact our Service Desk at 307-771-2242. The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Needs-based Scholarships to Wyoming students attending the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges. Every student who meets the merit requirements can earn a Hathaway Merit Scholarship. Contact your school counselor for more information and we will continue to make improvements to our website to ensure that it meets the requirements of these laws and standards. If assistance is needed in accessing material on any of the LCSD1 websites, please contact our Service Desk at 307-771-2242. The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Needs-based Scholarships to Wyoming students attending the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges. Every student who meets the merit requirements can earn a Hathaway Merit Scholarship. Contact your school counselor for more information and we will continue to make improvements to our website to ensure that it meets the requirements of these laws and standards. If assistance is needed in accessing material on any of the LCSD1 websites, please contact our Service Desk at 307-771-2242. The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Needs-based Scholarships to Wyoming students attending the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges. Every student who meets the merit requirements can earn a Hathaway Merit Scholarship. Contact your school counselor for more information. The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Needs-based Scholarships to Wyoming students attending the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges. Every student who meets the merit requirements can earn a Hathaway Merit Scholarship. Contact your school counselor for more information. The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Needs-based Scholarships to Wyoming students attending the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges. Every student who meets the merit requirements can earn a Hathaway Merit Scholarship. Contact your school counselor for more information.
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