ACSD1 and Beitel Remain Safe and Open

News from Albany County and around the nation is not good on the Covid-19 front. What does this mean for our school and school district?

Right now, school buildings are the safest places for students and staff in the county. It is true that the school district has experienced positive cases and numerous exposures leading to quarantine among staff and students. To date, however, none of these has been linked to spread in a school building. Each has been linked to community spread in one form or another. Given this, we believe that keeping schools open as much and as long as possible is the safest and best course moving forward. 

ACSD1 employs a regimen of hand washing, sanitizing, masks, and social distancing that exceeds CDC and Wyoming Department of Health guidelines. This has greatly reduced risk and allowed us to remain in session since August. 

Bottom line: ACSD1 and Beitel Elementary remain safe and open!

Virtual Transition Planning

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Since early August the Albany County School District has been planning how to serve kids totally digitally. Should our school or our entire system need to make this switch we want families to be ready as well. We've created several presentations to share many of the big details about Classroom Based Virtual Instruction (CBVI) in Albany County. Please note that there are no current plans to go totally virtual. However, we are ready to do so if needed.

Listed below are presentations shared in November and December about our virtual plans and ways to support you and your student(s) should that ever happen. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or thoughts about what you see.

Click Here for Albany County CBVI- Beitel December

Click Here for Albany County CBVI- Beitel October/November



White Cane Awareness Day Governor's Proclamation Video

Governor Mark Gordon has proclaimed October 15th White Cane Awareness Day in Wyoming! He joined Beitel students at a socially-distanced assembly at Washington Park to sign the official proclamation. Governor Gordon then joined our Bulldogs in a white cane walk around the park.

Many thanks go to the Beitel staff and volunteers for the planning, preparation, and on-site support of this event!

Click Here for Video



Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner.

Conferences will be via Zoom this year.

Students will have a half day on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and not attend school on Thursday or Friday October 22 or 23.

We are continuing our online registration for conferences this year. The link to use is on the Beitel website or by typing in the link below:

Once you reach the Beitel Elementary Conference Scheduler:

* You will select the classroom teacher(s) with whom you want to schedule a conference, press “submit”.

*Then you will select the event and enter your name and email.  The system will then send you a link to choose your appointment time(s).

*With the link you receive, you will be able to add or change times.

Important: THE TIMES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, so do not delay in scheduling your conference, especially if there are siblings!

If you have any questions, or do not have internet access, please do not hesitate to call the school at 721-4436 and we can help you.  Thank you for your support!

School Gardens Feed Laramie Families

Gardens located at Albany County schools are typically used to teach students about how plants grow. Classes and garden clubs learn about the life cycle of plants, how plants provide food, and the work needed to maintain a thriving garden. When schools were abruptly closed last spring these learning opportunities were no longer available. Instead, our school gardens were repurposed into food producers for Albany County Families.

Ms. Trish Penny from the Laramie River Conservation District along with volunteers prepared, planted, watered, weeded, and harvested the different school gardens over the summer.  Harvested vegetables were distributed to families when they picked up Grab-N-Go meals from the school district in August.

An amazing amount of produce was produced! This included:

  • 218 pounds of carrots
  • 101 pound of green beans
  • 14 pounds of tri-colored beans
  • 56 pounds of red beets
  • 7 pounds of radish
  • 47 pounds of cucumbers
  • 29 pounds of purple onions
  • 117 pounds of white onions
  • 19.5 pounds of turnips
  • 5 pounds of tomatoes

Leafy vegetables:

  • 83 bags of green leaf lettuce
  • 20 bags of Swiss Chard
  • 28 bags of kale
  • 12 bags of collard greens
  • 12 bags of turnip greens
  • 6 bags of beet greens
  • 23 bags of spinach

The Beitel garden was part of this effort! Thank you to Ms. Penny, Mrs. Greenwald, and the many volunteers who helped to feed families this summer!

Lunch Schedules

Kindergarten Classes:  11:00 - 11:40 

First Grade Classes:  11:00 - 11:40 

Second Grade Classes:  11:50 - 12:30

Third Grade Classes:  11:50 - 12:30

Fourth Grade Classes:  12:40 - 1:20

Fifth Grade Classes:  12:40 - 1:20 





Morning soft start drop off time is the following:   

8:00 -8:25 am.  Please drop off your student at their classroom door. No earlier than 8:00.   

Afternoon soft pick up schedule is the following:

Last names: A-L at 2:30 pm. (half days 11:00 am) please pick up your student at their classroom door.

Last names: M-Z at 2:40 pm. (half days 11:10 am) Please pick up your student at their classroom door.

Bus Riders: at 2:50 pm. (half days 11:20 am)

CBVI Lunch Order Link


Use this link to order lunch: