Dear Parents/Guardians, The Johnson County school board voted Thursday night to approve and implement the revised Smart Start Plan for the school. The major change is the wording of masks are recommended and not required. All other aspects of the plan are the same. For instance, if your child is sick or showing any signs of being sick, keep them home. The district will still be requiring extra sanitation by students and staff when entering and leaving a classrooms. We are hopeful that the county will not see an increase in COVID cases.. If we do, the district may be forced or mandated to go back to requiring masks. Please do your part in staying clean and safe as we finish up the school year. It is expected by everyone to respect those who choose to continue wearing masks and those who choose not to wear masks.
New Link for Battle of the Books.https://www.amazon.com/Office-Chair-Leather-Executive-Computer/dp/B08X28WMXJ/ref=psdc_1069132_t1_B07Q3BJ359?th=1
Students and staff are still expected to wear masks tomorrow. Administration will be reviewing the smart start plan for changes and notifying parents over the spring break of the changes. School board approved administration to make changes tonight at the special board meeting.
Battle of the Books Livestream Please click the link to watch the Battle live https://youtu.be/emvTMypyCPY
Battle of the Books Bracket Please click on the link to see updates as the Battle progresses. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTErgwa3UQEaX6rqYab1CktBH-WtyyDN90yrLL_PICV0o3ySGCMhM1tmiyVpRYZCA/pubhtml
Battle of the Books Dear CPES Parents, Let the battle begin!! Yes it is time for the Annual Battle of the Paintbrush books at CPES! The battles will begin at 10:10 on Thursday, March 23rd. The students will be on an entirely different schedule than the “ordinary” school day. The following times are when rounds of the battle will begin: Round 1 – 10:15 – 10:40 Round 2 - 10:45 – 11:10 Round 3 – 12:40 – 1:05 Round 4 - 1:10 – 1:35 Championship Round will start at 2:00 and will be streamed live. As the battle is happening, you will be able to go to the CPES website and see the Battle of the Books bracket. The bracket will be updated as each round is completed. Due to Covid Protocols, parents will not be allowed to come and watch this year. If you have any questions please contact your child’s homeroom teacher, 684-0153.
Dear parents, Due to the extreme forecasted weather, Johnson County School District will not be running route buses on Thursday and Friday. School will be in session for all students who can attend and for parents who can bring their children to school. For parents who are unable to bring their children in to school, the schools will be sending devices home with your children to do school virtually, if you have internet access. If your child needs lunches provided from school during the next two days, please contact Ricci Sanders at 620-9206 by noon today, to let her know so she can send home the lunches. We are doing this to ensure the safety of our students.
Recently, Johnson County has experienced an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, this increase directly impacts the functioning of our school system. The main goal for Johnson County School District is to provide for the health and safety of our students and staff. We believe that schools are the safest place for our students to be and we want to keep our schools open. The safety protocols that are in place in our schools are working to reduce the transmission of this virus. In order for us to continue our mission of guaranteeing a learning environment where every student grows every day in his or her overall well being and academic achievement, we need help from our community. Please remember to wear a face covering, maintain at least 6 feet distance from people in social settings, and frequently wash your hands. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our students and staff safe and participating in face-to-face learning. JCSD#1 is committed to keeping our school buildings open and educating our students.
September - Students of the month This Is It Ellie Songer, 3rd grader - Ellie Songer is a great nomination for “This is It!” because of her infectious positive attitude and dedication to completion of activities; she has the ability to power through tough tasks and not get distracted by things she cannot change. Ellie could easily use many excuses to not complete work or give-up; instead, she comes to school and tries her best each and every day. She strives to focus on what she is doing in the present moment and does not get distracted by other negative forces. I have never heard Ellie complain or attempt to get out of school work; she always says she is willing to try even though she might be physically or mentally exhausted. She does not want to miss out on anything, so she makes the most out of every moment. Ellie truly represents a “This Is It” attitude and makes me proud every day!!! Madison Lawson, 4th grader - Madison is a young lady that lives in the moment, both in school and out of school. She focuses her attention on each moment, not getting distracted by her surroundings or her peers, and enjoying each precious moment she is given. When Madison is handed a task at school she gets right to it, using her time wisely, working in the present, because she knows that her time is important. When Madison is learning something new she is focused on it, because learning is meaningful to her. Outside of school Madison enjoys spending time with her friends and family, getting opportunities to do fun things with them. She does all of these things with a smile on her face, knowing these moments won't last forever. Whether she is demonstrating this key at school or home, Madison is deliberate in focusing on her NOW, which is a great lesson for all of us to learn from. Thanks Madison for your constant This Is It attitude! Melanie Solorzano, 5th grader - Melanie chooses to work hard each and every day. She is not one to take the easy path. Melanie works to complete the work assigned to her and makes her best effort to accomplish her learning goals. She values school each day. Her motto is, "I can do anything, if I put my mind to it." She also takes on responsibilities at home with a great attitude. She cares for her family and loves them. It has been amazing to see how much Melanie has grown and learned in the 2 years I have known her.
ALERT! ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION NEAR ANGUS AND WESTERN AVENUE. PERPETRATOR WAS A WHITE MALE, DRIVING A DARK PICK-UP TRUCK. PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.
Dear parents/guardians: JCSD#1 will be taking part in the USDA extended waiver by offering ALL in person & virtually enrolled JCSD#1 students FREE meals (breakfast & lunch), through December 31, 2020. This will begin Monday, September 14th and will follow the school calendar for both Buffalo and Kaycee. All virtual students that wish to eat school breakfast &/or lunch will need to sign up in advance by contacting Ricci Sanders at 307-620-9206, M-Th between 8am-4:30pm. The process for meal pickup will be communicated when you sign up. On January 1, 2021 all lunch statuses will revert back to what they are as of September 11th, unless an updated and approved application is submitted before December 31st. Therefore, I still need to be collecting Free and Reduced Lunch applications. Approved applications also help fund our schools in other ways. So please get those turned into me if you have not done so after July 1, 2020. If your student has a negative lunch balance please take this opportunity to get that caught up so that he/she begins with a zero balance in January. If you have any questions, please give me a call! Thank you, Ricci
Please see the following update from our Public Health Officer: Because of some confusion about the use of face masks and face shields at JCSD1, Dr. Schueler has now clarified by stating that masks only are allowed per Public Health Order #10. Face Shields will not be a substitute unless in the exempted cases outlined in the order. Dr. Schueler states that there is growing evidence that face shields do protect against COVID-19, but until the state and local public health offices approve of face shield use in the schools, Johnson County Schools should use face coverings or facemasks, and not face shields.
CPES Coloredhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lENArRDxsEUsu8gz1nO4qmwaOr2mGHZzYP48YSqBqFQ/edit#gid=1486019678 Calendar 2020-2021
Y Donates 1250 Neck Gaiters to JCSD#1 Students https://jcfymca.org/y-donates-1250-neck-gaiters-to-jcsd1-students/
Here are the links to the school supply lists: 3rd grade - https://docs.google.com/document/d/14HzMqL_fHxOAQObaPs91ZLDelCcy7iUCRGO-uj_j1QA/edit 4th grade - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HJa6sy0tURwNmAd6cMS1NMN2LEWdh6Rqeyn5LXpoNeE/edit#heading=h.gjdgxs 5th grade - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Fo0yimqVq_EDHFK2jXLCCHZByFs3i35iI_BZjFEzq4/edit
The following is the link to the District’s Smart Start Plan. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TGURMzI06FbBtTWwDkkm8KDihD5TsqsI275bO49U8-c/edit
July 17th, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, The school district is in the process of finalizing the Smart Start plan for school to start in the fall. As everyone is aware, there are many factors that are dictating what the school district is doing to make sure it happens. With that being said, the school district is making plans to make the buildings as safe as we can for students and staff. I am asking parents to please be patient and work with the district staff. We hope that the things we have to do to get state approval will be temporary or short term. That will mean some sacrifices will need to be made in order to ensure we can bring all students back. By putting these measures in place, we are trying to avoid either a hybrid model that has only half the students back in any building or back to online learning for all students. We want all of the students back at the same time and safe. With that being said, here are some things that will need to happen: • Students who ride the bus will need to wear a mask or some kind of face covering. • The school district will provide a reusable mask for students but if the child loses their mask the next mask would have to be purchased. Parents always have the option to provide their child any mask they so choose. • Students will need to wear masks into the building to their classroom. Once in their classroom, they can remove their mask as long as they can maintain the social distancing to the best of their ability. Staff will help assist in this. • Students need to wear their masks to and from lunch to minimize exposure to others. • Visitors will not be allowed into the buildings without prior approval from administrators. This will be very limited. • Students and staff will be screened as they enter into the designated areas or entrance into the buildings. Students will only be screened once each day. • If symptoms are detected, students’ parents will be contacted to come pick the child up from school. • All staff will be required to wear masks as they move around the buildings. • Students who participate in activities will be briefly screened before they participate in the practices. • Only one or both parents will be allowed to enter into the buildings to watch their child participate in an activity until capacity is reached. No other fans will be allowed in. Out of town fans will be able to access the events online. The district is working on a plan to broadcast events from the football field. • The high school and middle school are working to develop a schedule to limit student contact in the buildings to ensure we can stay open for all students. • Once the plan is approved at the state level, all information will be sent out to parents with more of the specific details. This letter is to give parents a heads-up with the major highlights in the plan. We are looking to get the school year started as normal as possible. The district needs everyone’s help to make this happen. I know that some will disagree with some of the items in the plan. Implementation of these proposals improves our chance for approval from the state so all of our children can return to school. Our hope is that this will work and no further actions would have to be implemented to keep our students in schools and safe. Again, I remind you to please be patient and know we are doing everything possible. Have a good day and stay safe. Sincerely, Jim Wagner Johnson County School District
From The staff at Cloud Peak Elementary, to our students. We miss you and hope you enjoy our video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXDiixziv9w&feature=youtu.be