Fort Washakie Schools to offer in-person, virtual classes February 8th

(Fort Washakie, WY) – Fremont County School District #21 had a special board meeting Thursday afternoon where the decision to move into a Tier II/Hybrid model was made. Beginning February 8th, students will have the option for an in-person and virtual class setting or they can remain completely virtual.

Parents and guardians will be contacted by the schools as soon as possible with information about this upcoming change, FCSD #21 Superintendent Deb Smith shared with County 10. This information will include the days their students will be going into school. They plan to do an A/B grouping style based on bus routes – this allows students from each family to be in school on the same day.

Students that wish to remain in a completely virtual learning environment will still be supported, Smith continued, including meal delivery. She also recommended parents or guardians experiencing internet issues contact the school to help get them resolved.

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“We are not going to have any sports initially,” she said. “We will have that conversation later on. This initial stage of reopening is primarily focused on instruction.”

Smith praised the district staff for all of their hard work this fall. “I’m pleased with how our staff has been more adept with our technology in providing engaging instruction to students either through Zoom or Google Meet.” From social workers checking in on students and everyone going the extra mile to get them engaged. “I’m thankful for the staff that we have.”

County 10 will share any additional reopening updates released by the district in the coming weeks.

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