Breakfast and Lunch Changes

We are in the process of being approved by WDE and USDA to change from the National School Lunch Program to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  We fed students for free under the SFSP April through August.  This means that everyone has the option of having breakfast and lunch at no charge to them.  The SFSP program and meal pattern requirements are different and will result in the following changes:

  • We will only have 1 entree at breakfast and lunch.
  • Breakfast will consist of a cold entree, white milk, and a juice.
  • Lunch will consist of either a cold or hot entree with a fruit and vegetable and a chocolate milk.
  • Ala carte items or drinks are not available for purchase.
  • This replaces our current meal plans.
  • We hope that this will last as long as through this fall.

Yes, you read that right.  For the next couple of months, your child has the option to receive free breakfasts and lunches every day.  This is available to all students.

However, if you qualify or think you qualify for free and/or reduced lunch it is still important you complete that application. The SFSP program will most likely not last the entire year. Once it is finished, students will be charged for meals again. Use this link to access the free and reduced lunch application.

Grab and Go Meal Information 

Elementary SFSP September 2020


Student Daily Health Check

Instructions for Parents to use the HealthEd Check from a SmartPhone

Click on the PowerSchool icon above to access PowerSchool.  Please contact our school nurse if you receive a "Stay Home" message or make an error.

Daily checks should be completed before the child comes to school.  If you have any questions, please call Linford at 721-4439.

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a nice summer break! School is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 26th. Please visit the attached newsletter for more information regarding the new school year.

Welcome Back Newsletter

Also plan to attend our Teacher Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 25th using the schedule below based on your child(ren)'s last name. We do ask that you limit your visit to your student and one immediate family member. We also ask that you plan to wear a face covering while attending. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! 

Meet and Greet Schedule

Last name begins with A-E 

1:00 – 1:30

Last name begins with F-J 

1:30 – 2:00

Last name begins with K-O 

2:00 – 2:30

Last name begins with P-Z 

2:30 – 3:00

Letter to our Incoming Kindergarten Families

Hello and welcome incoming Kindergarten Families! My name is Dave Hardesty and I am the principal here at Linford Elementary School.  I am excited to welcome you to Linford and to provide some information to help your family plan for the upcoming school year.

In this communication, I want to share with you some "Big Rocks" about this upcoming year. I like the phrase "Big Rocks" because, when filling a container, the big rocks have to go in first before the smaller, more detailed rocks can be added to build a solid foundation.  We are diligently working on many of the finer details about re-opening the school this year which will be communicated to all of our families the week of August 10th.  

Please click on this link to view the letter: Letter to Incoming Kindergarten Families

2020-2021 School Supplies

Kindergarten Supply List 2020-2021

Grade 1 Supply List 2020-2021

Grade 2 Supply List 2020-2021

Grade 3 Supply List

Grade 4 Supply List 2020-2021

Grade 5 Supply List 2020-21

All students will need a library card from ACPL.  Click here for your free library card application.  If you are unsure if you have a library card, call 721-2580.

Box Tops for Education

New this year, Box Tops for Education is working to transition to a technology based application. They are phasing out the traditional Box Tops which are cut off of the boxes and labels of our groceries.

Since, Box Tops for Education is making this transition, we will be changing our procedure for Box Tops as well. For the time being, we will continue to collect cut out Box Tops, but will be working to phase those out. Please make plans to visit the website below for more information regarding the electronic app for collecting Box Tops.

Please contact Jen Studyvin if you have questions.

Linford Exceeds Expectations!!

For the first time under the current Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA), Linford is Exceeding Expectations!! We are very proud of reaching this status, especially since only 14% of schools in Wyoming were designated as Exceeding Expectations!! Congratulations to our students, staff, and families!!! We would also like to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our school!!

ZPass Student Ridership and SafeStop

Below are links and information for the new ZPass Bus System. If you have questions, please contact our Transportation Department at 721-4470.

Pilot System to Track Bus Students

ZPass Instructions

ZPass Student Identification Cards



Important Dates

September 7 - No School - Labor Day

September 16 - Individual Student Picture Day

September 28 - No School - Professional Development

October 16 - Early Release Day - 11:35

October 21 - Early Release Day - 11:35

October 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

October 22 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

October 23 - No School





Text Messaging Service

Parents and Guardians

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Serviceschoolmessenger-opt-in111

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.

Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
MS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a “text message”. Most cell phones support this type  of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting.  This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.