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Welcome to the internet home of Fremont County School District #1. Together, the six schools that comprise our district provide a safe, empowering learning environment for our preschool through twelfth-grade students in Lander, Wyoming.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are happy to provide you with information about our district, our schools, and the excellent programs and services we offer our students.

A Message from Our Superintendent

COVID-19 Update
November 17, 2020

Since our last message on November 2, 2020, the district has been informed of 31 new positive cases, 19 students and 12 staff. Current active cases stand at 19 which represents 1.05 % of our school population, including both students and staff. Quarantines due to close contacts with a positive person are rising in the student and staff population, but at this point we feel the numbers are manageable. We continue to monitor the increasing spread in the community and how that is contributing to the rise in numbers we are experiencing with students and staff. As we have stated from the beginning of the school year, we feel strongly that in-person instruction is the best form of instruction for the majority of our students and families:

  • It is crucial to the mental and social well being of our students. The social benefit for students interacting with their peers and participating in their favorite activities is immeasurable. Parents and the community also benefit from these activities.
  • While we feel we have made significant improvements in our virtual learning platform, there are a number of students and families that continue to struggle with virtual learning.

The district understands that the above is only true if families, students, and staff feel that school is a safe environment. Our nurses, principals, and support staff are working diligently tracking transmission. Evidence shows that our mitigation efforts are working to minimize the spread of the virus in our schools. These tracing efforts show that the spread of the virus outside of the school setting is the main driver of transmission. However, we recognize that there may come a point, if spread of the virus continues to rise at current levels, that we will be forced to move out of tier one. Having enough staff to effectively run our schools, and the health and safety of our students and staff, will be the two most important factors we will consider in a move out of tier one. We will make every effort to communicate a move from tier one in a timely manner so that families can plan.

Changing Your Student’s Second Semester Learning Platform

In order to give principals and teachers time to prepare for the spring semester, we are requesting families to let schools know if you wish to change your child’s instructional delivery platform. If you are currently in the virtual learning platform and wishing to return to in-person instruction or wishing to move from in-person instruction to the virtual platform, we ask that you inform your building of this change no later than ​December 4. ​If you are planning to remain in the platform you chose in August, there is no need to inform your school as your student will be kept in their current platform.

Sincerely,

Dave Barker

Dave Barker, Superintendent