Ready for Report Cards- Math Companion Documents

On-line report cards will be released after school on January 27th. Math Companion Documents for each grade level can be found here. These explain in detail each skill target and what a grade assigned to each student demonstrates. View, print, or download yours here:








ACSD #1 Reading Resources





Reading Connection Beginning December 2016

Reading Connection Beginning December 2016 Spanish

Reading Connection Beginning January 2017

Reading Connection Beginning January 2017 Spanish

Reading Connection Intermediate December 2016

Reading Connection Intermediate December 2016 Spanish

Reading Connection Intermediate January 2017

Reading Connection Intermediate January 2017 Spanish

Will You Be Ready for On-Line Report Card Access?


Beginning this month, our schools are moving to on-line report cards. Using our secure Power School system, you will be able to view, save, and print your student’s report cards once they are released. Our next report cards will be available after school on Friday, January 27. Using this method of delivery allows us to be more efficient with both our time and taxpayer resources.

Many of you already use Power School for maintaining a student lunch account. If you already do this, you are all set to access our new report card system. If you don’t have a Power School account, or if you have forgotten how to access the system, please call our office at 721-4436 for instructions and information. Only parents are allowed to create accounts to access the private and confidential information contained in Power School. When you call our office we’ll send home a unique access number and instructions that will allow you to access only your child’s information.

January 27th is coming soon! Give the system a try soon so that you will be ready to access report card information!

GATE Program



Referrals are now being accepted for possible participation in the GATE magnet program (3rd – 5th grades)
for the upcoming school year of 2017-2018. The classes serve highly academic/creative students by
providing differentiated instruction and an opportunity to interact with ability level peers. There are 3
classes located at Spring Creek Elementary. A teacher within the GATE Program provides the students full
time, daily instruction. In addition, these magnet classrooms have regularly scheduled Art, P.E., Computer,
Music, Library, and Counseling classes.

Students are selected based on indicators of success in the program using specific GATE testing criteria. A
combination of verbal and non-verbal assessments have been chosen to best identify highly qualified
students through a non-biased, holistic manner. If deemed appropriate once testing is completed,
recommendations for admittance into the GATE Program will be made by the GATE Committee. Equal
access is provided to culturally diverse students, students of different economic levels, and students with
special needs.

You or your child’s teacher may recommend your child for this program. Please request a referral form
from the secretary at your child’s school, or visit our website at:

Upon receipt of a referral, we will begin an assessment process that may take several weeks. Once
assessments are completed, the GATE Committee will make a placement decision regarding your child, and
you will receive correspondence from me regarding the outcomes of your child’s assessment and the GATE
Committee’s recommendation.

The referral deadline is January 31, 2017. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Liann Brenneman
GATE Administrator

Fourth Grade NAEP in January


Bulldog fourth graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on January 31. Listed below are links to resources to learn more about the NAEP and how information is used.



How Cold Is Too Cold for Recess?


We all expect a cold winter in Wyoming. But, how cold is too cold for recess? All Albany County schools follow the same protocol. If it’s zero or above with the wind chill kids are outside. If there is anything negative with the wind chill, we stay inside. Beitel uses the weather station at our school district transportation department on Skyline Road as a guide. It’s about a mile away from our school as the crow flies. You can see the same information that we do at this link:

Inside OR outside, it’s the time of year to make sure that coats, gloves, hats, and outdoor gear are worn to school every day.



Parents and Guardians
You can take advantage of our
Text Messaging Service
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 68453.
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Opt-In from your mobile phone now!


School Calendar Changes



The Albany County School District is making adjustments to our school calendar. Several school days have now been designated as ½ school days. These fall at key times to allow elementary teachers to collect and analyze student data in groups and to complete report cards and other school reports. Please plan ahead as most of these ½ days are not on our published school calendars.

½ days of school are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Friday, January 13th
  • Monday, February 20th
  • Friday, April 7th
  • Thursday, April 13th
  • Friday, May 26th
  • Thursday, June 1st

On each of these days school will be dismissed at 11:35 at Beitel and 11:20 at Valley View. Your student may purchase a sack lunch to take home or to their day care.