Applications For The 2024 Albany County Recreation Board Funding Available
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Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) will accept written proposals for the fiscal year 2024 Albany County Recreation Board Funding. Per the by-laws of the Albany County Recreation Board, the Board will receive proposals from ACSD#1 for recreation projects, which may include facilities, construction, programs, maintenance and operation, and equipment. Click HERE for the form.

The ACSD#1 is accepting proposals from community recreation providers, organizations, and clubs for the fiscal year 2024 community recreation projects. Submit proposals to ACSD#1, 1948 Grand Ave, Laramie, Wyoming 82070, no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on the 13th day of January 2023.

Applications and instructions to respondents, along with all background information concerning the Albany County Recreation Board grants, are available by clicking here or contacting Trish Oppie, Assistant Business Manager, at 307-721-4400, popppie@acsd1.org.

ACSD#1 reserves the right to waive any informality in any submittal and/or reject all proposals and to accept proposals that are in the District's best interest.

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

Albany County Recreation Board

Notice is hereby given that the Albany County Recreation Board will meet November 14th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., at the Albany County School District Administration Building, 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY.

Anyone desiring to see minutes of this meeting or any previous meeting can obtain them subject to approval by the Albany County Recreation Board at the School District Administration Office, 1948 Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming, during regular business hours.

Laramie High School Fall Sports Parent Meeting Night

Laramie High School will be hosting the annual Fall Sports Parent Meeting Night Thursday August 4th, 2022 at 7pm starting in the LHS Theater. Students that intend to do Cross Country, Girls Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Cheer, or Dance should plan to attend. There will be announcements by the Activities Director as well as the trainers. Then each sport/activity will break off for sport/activity specific meetings with the coaches or sponsors. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to bring a completed physical (done after May 1st, 2022), WHSAA Eligibility Pamphlet, Code of Conduct, and Consent for Treatment. All must be completed before a student can practice. Extra copies will be available at the meeting as well.

2022 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM TO BEGIN; PLAN DELIVERS THOUSANDS OF MEALS TO WYOMING CHILDREN

ACSD1 Food Service Details

Food services will be available Monday - Friday, from June 6th- August 19th.  Service unavailable July 1st - 5th.

SITES

Indian Paintbrush Elementary 1653 N 28th St.    11 AM - 1 PM

Spring Creek Elementary: 1203 Russell St.  11 AM – 1 PM


Bus Route

Lee’s Trailer Court        11  – 11:25 AM

Sunny Meadows    11:35 - 12:00 PM

Linford Elementary   12:10 – 12:30 PM

Colorado/Franklin         12:40 – 1 PM

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (May 18, 2022) – The Wyoming Summer Food Service program for kids offered through the Wyoming Department of Education kicks off soon. Every summer the program delivers thousands of meals to Wyoming children and teens.

“Classes will be ending soon, and Wyoming children and teens do not have to go hungry because their school is out of session,” said Amanda Anderson, Nutrition Program Consultant with the Wyoming Department of Education. “We are loaded with summer food program sites from border to border. Finding a program near you is just a few clicks away.”

The Wyoming Department of Education’s (WDE) website includes a link to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) map where Wyoming families can easily identify the food service site, or sites, nearest to them. Information is available here, call 211 or contact Amanda Andersen at (307) 777-7168 or amanda.anderson@wyo.gov.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded, state-administered program. The program reimburses providers who serve free, healthy meals to children and teens during the summer months when school is not in session. In addition to serving food, summer food sites often include activities for students to do during the summer including crafts and games.

About the Wyoming Summer Food Service Program

The USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as the Summer Meals Program, provides kids and teens free meals when school is out. There are several ways that local organizations can be a part of the Summer Meals Program. In Wyoming the program is offered through the WDE.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

Media Contact:

Linda Finnerty, Communications Director

307-777-2053

linda.finnerty@wyo.gov

For more information, go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.

New TANF Enrollment Form Now Available

The Albany County TANF Preschool Program has a new form for the 22-23 school year. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/381BKe5.

2022-2023 Consolidated Grant Application

LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 20, 2022) – There will be a public meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. for planning for the 2022-2023 Consolidated Grant application.  The meeting will be held in the Training Room at Special Services, 509 South 9th Street.  The federal programs that comprise the Consolidated Grant include Title I, Title I Neglected & Delinquent, Title II A, Title III, Title IV-A, IDEA (611 and 619) and Carl Perkins Vocational Education.  The meeting presentation will also be posted on the District website, www.acsd1.org.

Follow the Albany County School District on Facebook at facebook.com/acsd1.org, on Twitter at the handle @ACSD1WY, or on YouTube to stay up to date on all the latest news in the district.

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Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 2, 2022) – Kindergarten registration for Albany County School District #1 elementary schools, including rural schools, will be Monday, April 11 - Friday, April 15, 2022, please follow THIS LINK to register. Per Wyoming Statute 21-4- 302, children must be five (5) years old on or before August 1, 2022 to enter kindergarten in 2022- 2023. Parents who wish to request a waiver to this requirement must do so at their neighborhood school during the week of registration (per School Board Policy 4001).

Registration will take place at the incoming student’s neighborhood school: Beitel, Centennial, Harmony, Indian Paintbrush, Linford, Rock River, Slade, or Spring Creek. To determine the neighborhood school, based on a family’s current address, please follow THIS LINK. If desired, boundary exception requests are available at the neighborhood school.

Required documents for registration: a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a record of childhood immunizations. Children entering kindergarten are required to have their immunizations up to date prior to the start of school in August 2022. The required immunization form is available from schools or any physician’s office.

Registration for the DLI Program (for incoming Kindergarten students applying for first grade DLI in 2023-2024 at Slade Elementary), UW Lab School, Snowy Range Academy, and Laramie Montessori will be through a lottery system. Lottery applications are available from those schools, and on the ACSD#1 website for the DLI Program. The lottery draw for DLI and these schools will be Wednesday, April 6, 2022 and parents will be notified soon afterwards. Parents must accept enrollment no later than Friday, April 8, 2022.

Kindergarten Kick Start at each elementary school will be Monday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in the mornings.

For more information, or for questions regarding the registration process, parents should email or call their neighborhood school.

Beitel: bdenison@acsd1.org(307) 721-4436

Centennial: (307) 745-9585

Harmony: (307)745-5720

Indian Paintbrush: jnutter@acsd1.org307-721-4490

Linford: blake@acsd1.org(307) 721-4439

Rock River: sims@acsd1.org(307) 721-4265

Slade: kburns@acsd1.org(307) 721-4446

Spring Creek: jrauer@acsd1.org(307) 721-4410

Follow the Albany County School District on Facebook at facebook.com/acsd1.org, on Twitter at the handle @ACSD1WY, or on YouTube to stay up to date on all the latest news in the district.

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Letter to the Community from Dr. Yennie

The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged our compassion for one another. It, like so many things in recent years, has divided us. We most certainly have one thing in common, however, we want this pandemic to be over with as little loss of life as possible.

Until COVID-19 is behind us, many of us must continue making difficult decisions every day, with real-world consequences. Here in Laramie, we know that roughly half of our community is unhappy about the current school district universal mask requirement, and the other half is comforted. Likewise, for our fellow Wyoming school districts without mask requirements, half of their community is unhappy and the other half is comforted.

COVID-19 has created a no-win situation.

Our school board, principals, teachers and administrators are human beings. We are your friends, neighbors and family members—and not one of us wants to cause stress, strife or worse yet, harm.

While disagreements about our educational system can be constructive, we’ve found that this pandemic has brought out the very worst in us. As Senator Alan Simpson so wisely said, “Hate corrodes the container it is carried in.” It’s a great reminder that when hurting others, we are also hurting ourselves.

We need your help in putting a stop to the vitriol, serious threats, insults and personal attacks. We are also asking for your understanding and perhaps a bit of compassion. Each of us takes our responsibilities as educators very seriously, and whether you choose to believe it or not, we are all doing the very best we can during this no-win COVID-19 era.

Sincerely,

Jubal C. Yennie, Ed.D.

Superintendent