Good Afternoon Kaycee Families, We will have the opportunity to have a public forum meeting with the last Superintendent candidate from 7:15am to 8:15am tomorrow the 21st. We will be holding the meeting in our gym and all are welcome. We will have a short survey that you can participate in at the end of the forum. After the public forum the candidate will be touring our classrooms and school facility. If you are unable to attend and would like to live stream in here is the link: https://youtu.be/qV9XLEMjZaw Please come and meet the candidates. See you there!
Good Morning, Next Week WYTOPP and ACT testing will be held on the 20th and 21st. Seniors with passing grades are released for April 20th and will not be expected to be at school. Juniors will be released on the 20th after Completing ACT Testing. On April 21st Juniors and Seniors will be touring Casper College. If you would like to sign up for snacks for the 6-11 testing please do so on this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mzcjTPmJ3GPMs52RvpLrAu6XgyJCNP_w0lgs9BfCrBc/edit?usp=sharing Have a great weekend!
Good Afternoon Kaycee Families, The JCSD1 School Board has narrowed their superintendent search down to three possible candidates and would like for us to meet them. We will have the opportunity to have a public forum meeting with all three Superintendent candidates from 7:15am to 8:15am on the 12th, 19th, and the 21st. We will be holding the meeting in our gym and all are welcome. We will have a short survey that you can participate in at the end of the forum. After the public forum the candidates will be touring our classrooms and school facility. If you are unable to attend and would like to live stream in here is the link: https://youtu.be/GLJZN90xcxk Please come and meet the candidates. See you there!
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.
Happy Easter! As we end break, we have some small revisions to our smart start plan. Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15A2tFHui6TaSu18oFbn3AXngbZ2QJcdT/view?usp=sharing Have a great rest of your weekend!
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.
A big Thank You to the PTO for providing dinner last night for our teachers. It was delicious!
Happy Snow Day, Later this week we will be holding parent teacher conferences. These conferences will be held Thursday from 4-8pm and Friday 8-11 am. Along with PT Conferences, Mr. Evans will be taking feedback for our current 4 day week schedule. We look forward to seeing you!
Good morning, due to road closures and the expected time frame at which they would open, we will be canceling school. We will have our make up day April 9th. Please stay safe, and warm.
Kaycee school will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow morning March 15th. We will reassess the conditions in the morning. Stay safe stay warm.
Good Morning, This is just a reminder that we are scheduled for an early release today at 1pm. Enjoy the long weekend! Go Bucs!
March 4th 2021 Bell Schedule MS/HS: 1. 8:00 - 8:31 2. 8:34 – 9:05 3. 9:08 – 9:39 4. 9:42 – 10:13 5. 10:16 – 10:47 6. 10:50 - 11:21 Lunch – 11:21 – 11:51 7. 11:54 - 12:25 8. 12:28 - 12:59 Bus pick up at 1:00
Kaycee Families, The HSBB & GB games scheduled for today against Midwest have been canceled. There will be no JHBB practice today & their games on Friday against Tongue River & Big Horn & Saturday against Buffalo have been canceled. We will let you know about HS games on Saturday as soon as we know. As far as rescheduling canceled games, this will be determined at a later date. Please call Jason Humble at 307-217-0694 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you & please stay warm!
Kaycee Families, Due to the extreme forecasted weather, we will not be running busses or having school in person on Thursday. ALL students will be doing virtual classes or their teachers will send them home with work that needs to be done tomorrow. Your children will be sent home with a breakfast & lunch if they choose. All travel for activities Thursday & Friday are cancelled & currently in the process of being re-scheduled. Thank you for your patience & please stay warm!
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.
Good Chilly Afternoon, As you may have heard our building was cold this morning. Here is an update on the heating situation at the school. This morning our boilers were down and we had to restart the system. We started school with a building temp of 60 degrees. We are now at 67 degrees and climbing. We will be running the boilers at full capacity through the evening to prevent the building from cooling down. We thank you for your patience as we endure the cold.
Good Morning, Kaycee School PTO will be holding their meeting this Friday at Noon in the commons. See you there!
Kaycee school will have a regular school day tomorrow. The water outage has been fixed.
Kaycee Families, We will be closing school & running busses at 10 this morning due to the town's water be down & no ETA on when it will be up & running. Students will be coming home with chromebooks to do virtual classes. Sorry for such short notice, but please call the school with any questions or concerns. 738-2323. Thank you.
We are almost there!! We can smell the gingerbread and Christmas cookies! As we close down for break, parents we would ask that you check with your childern to see if there are any extra school items that may have made it home. (Chrome book chargers, late library books etc.) Please send these item in before we leave for break. On Thursday we will be ending our week with 2 hours of Christmas cheer with some small group workshops of fun. School will be released at the usual time of 4:00 and busses will run as scheduled. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As we approach winter sports season, there will be several changes to meet WHSAA expectations and State of Wyoming Covid-19 orders. 1. Face coverings must be worn at all times in the school building. 2. No food or drink will be allowed in the gym. 3. Maximum spectators will be limited to 100. In order for us to reach expectation #3, we will be holding 60 seats for our home team and 40 seats for our visiting team. If there are left over seats for any game they will be available at the gate. Of course our 60 seats will be reserved for parents of each player and reservation of those seats will be handled through our coaching staff the week of competition. I want to thank all of our parents and Buckaroo fans for your understanding and patience through our Covid-19 school year.
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.
Kaycee Families, We have a couple of reminders for the next few days: Tuesday (tomorrow!) we will have retake picture day & Anita will be taking the K-5 class pictures. Don't forget parent/teacher conferences tomorrow night & Thursday night from 4 - 8. Looking forward to seeing you there!
We have a correction to the number of tickets available. Kaycee Lady Bucs will have 70 tickets to reserve for their immediate family. If there are left over tickets from other teams we will have them available for sale at the door prior to the games. Please stay tuned for more updates.
Kaycee Families, We will be hosting the 1A Regional Volleyball Tournament this year on Thurs., 10/29 & Sat., 10/31. There are limited tickets available for each day, so please contact the office to reserve yours in advance to guarantee your seat. 307-738-2323
Re-take & Class Picture Day next Tuesday, October 27th! Lifetouch will be doing re-takes, but Anita Bartlett will be doing the K-5 class pictures!
Kaycee Families, There is a change of date for the stage production of "10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalype" at Kaycee School. We will now have the show on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm.
Tomorrow is National Walk to School Day. We will start our Walk to School Day tomorrow morning by having students dropped off at the Kaycee General Store and then walk to school. We will leave the Kaycee General store at 7:45. We have planned to serve breakfast a little later and it is open to all students. Breakfast will be biscuits and gravy! Please come join us in the walk to school day!
Kaycee Families, The junior high volleyball game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. A make up date will be announced soon. Thank you!
Kaycee Fans & Visitors, We are currently requiring face coverings & social distancing during our indoor events. If spectators are not following these guidelines, we will have to stop the games until everyone complies. We appreciate your cooperation under current circumstances. Thank you for following our guidelines so our students can continue to compete. Together we can benefit our Wyoming students.
JHVB scrimmage scheduled with Buffalo tonight has been cancelled.
Kaycee families, The high school football game for this Sat., Sept. 19, will now be played at 10:00 am instead of 12:00 pm.
If youare interested in what is happening in the Art Department, please check out this link: http://shorturl.at/ewPV8
This is an important message from the Johnson County School District Transportation Department. On September 9th in the early hours we encountered a sudden and very tragic loss of one of our bus drivers James Townsend. The service to celebrate his life will be held at the Summit Wesleyan Church in Buffalo on Friday September 18th at 2 pm. Johnson County School District Busses in Buffalo will operate the Friday September 18th am Bus route as normal; however, the bus routes for the Friday September 18th afternoon routes will not run. We must allow this time for our staff to attend the services and pay their final respects to their Coworker and Friend. We realize and apologize for the inconvenience this may create for parents Please keep James and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Respectfully, Dennis Zezas Director of Transportation
Kaycee fans, In these unprecedented times, districts across the state have a variety of rules regarding the use of face coverings and social distancing. When we visit other districts, for example, masks may be required at all times, social distancing could be strongly enforced, or any combination thereof might be expected. Consequently, when traveling to other schools, bring face coverings in preparation. Many times, we are unable to know how these rules will be enforced until teams and fans arrive. We are excited that our sports teams are able to play this year and we are hopeful that, with your help, they will be able to finish the season uninterrupted.
Kaycee Families, Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tues. Sept. 15th is school picture day! Your student(s) should have brought home flyers for pictures a couple weeks ago. If not, we have plenty in the office. Also, for high school & middle school football & volleyball players, their pictures are scheduled for Wed. Sept. 16th after school. Please feel free to contact us in the office at 738-2323 with any questions!
Parents and Guardians, please know that buses will be running on schedule this afternoon. Feel free to call the District office with any questions.
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
Kaycee JHVB will face off at home tomorrow against Tongue River and Big Horn. games start at 9:00am and 1:00pm. HSVB will be facing off at Midwest with the game starting at 3:00pm. Please remember to bring your mask to these events and practice social distancing. Go Lady Bucs and Lady Broncs!!!!
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.
Kaycee families, We are looking forward to seeing our students on Monday! Please remember to send them with face coverings. Thank you!
Kaycee Families, Our Back to School open house will be Tuesday, August 18th from 5 - 7 pm. Students can bring their school supplies & visit with their teachers. There will be a boot camp for parents on Google Classroom as well. K-5 parents will be from 5:30-6 & 6-12 parents will be from 6-6:30. Face coverings are highly recommended. Hope to see you there!
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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