CHS students win third place overall in their Wyoming Academic Challenge meet today!
January 19, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. You may tune into the live broadcast of this evening's school board meeting by using this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/1192021-regular-school-board-meeting-304079
THE CHS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS: ROMEO & JULIET January 15 & 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM at Wynona Thompson Auditorium Due to COVID restrictions we can only have an audience of 100. The first 100 people will be allowed in for the performance. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Masks are required at all times. You can also watch the play at the following link: https://vimeo.com/501036415 The link will be available thru Sunday night.
On Thursday, January 9, a CMS student attempted to cross Big Horn Avenue on the way to school. The student was struck by a semi-truck, and by the grace of God, was not seriously injured. Upon arrival at school, the student was treated by the school nurse, and taken for medical treatment by their parent. We are extremely grateful that this student is safe. Park 6 has been working with the City of Cody to seek solutions for pedestrians crossing Big Horn Avenue. The district has identified Big Horn Avenue as a safety hazard and therefore provides bus transportation to students who might otherwise cross Big Horn Avenue by foot or by bike. Park 6 staff, Trustees, City of Cody and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) met on this issue on October 13, 2020, and WYDOT failed to offer a viable solution. Big Horn Avenue is a state highway (WY Highway 14) and is therefore under the jurisdiction of the the State. WYDOT's requirements for meeting the pedestrian threshold to include a safe crosswalk is one obstacle, among many, that has prevented us from moving forward with a solution. The District continues to work alongside the City of Cody and WYDOT to seek solutions. We will be meeting with our city partners again next week. Student safety is top priority. We ask parents to encourage their students to ride the bus when a safe route to school is unavailable.
Special School Board Meeting 1/5/2021 at 5:30 p.m. Tune into tonight's special board meeting by using the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/152021-special-board-meeting-354251
Currently buildings within the district are unable to receive external phone calls. Tech department staff is working on diagnosing and resolving this issue. Buildings can receive email messages. We will post updates as information becomes available.
Just a reminder that staff and students all report back to school on Monday, January 4, 2021! Happy New Year!
We have internet service back thanks to the diligence and perseverance of Mr. Amos Olson!
Please be aware! Our internet connection for most of CHS, HMA and Central Office has failed. We are working on the system and hope to have it up and running soon. Email and phone service is impacted. If you are trying to call or email staff today, you will not be able to get through. There is the potential that the system may be down through tomorrow, Wed., Dec 16th. Sorry for any inconvenience! We plan to live stream the Board Meeting through the use of hotspots for this evening! It is 2020 after all!
Tune into the December Regular School Board meeting by using this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/december-15-2020-regular-school-board-meeting-322028
Due to a request from parents, we are providing more detailed information about our COVID19 student cases as of today. Please know that this changes daily! Today we have a total of 69 students out due to COVID, either quarantined or positive. Here is the break down by building: Sunset Elementary = 18 students Livingston Elementary = 10 students Eastside Elementary = 8 students Valley/Wapiti = 0 students CMS = 16 students CHS/HMA = 17 students The predictions for the next couple of weeks is that our numbers will continue to increase. In fact numbers are predicted to increase through January. It is difficult to find anyone who isn't impacted by COVID fatigue. We have to be strong, stay diligent, and hang in there! We can do this for our kids and their teachers! https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/going-out
This message is intended to keep parents and community members updated concerning the impact of COVID19 on students and staff in our Park 6 schools. As of this morning, we have 68 students out, either quarantined or isolated, and 12 staff members (7 of whom are teachers). At this time, we are NOT considering any short-term school closures. We are hoping to make it to winter break and beyond, business as usual. Winter sports and activities are in full swing. Please contact the Activities Office if you have questions about requirements/restrictions for attending your student's competitions or performances. 587-6110 The requirement to wear masks at any event is non-negotiable. Compliance with this mandate from the WHSAA will allow our students to continue to perform and compete. Due to our success with our remote learning platform, keeping our students engaged in their classes/classroom instruction is allowing us to continue in a Tier 1 mode (with adjustments). Each of our staff members is essential to the district's operations, from bus drivers and custodians to teachers and support staff. The impact of COVID to our staff members could overcome our ability to keep our doors open. Everything that you do to keep your children well (masks, handwashing, keeping them home if they are sick) helps our staff stay well and continue to come to work. Thank you for your efforts to help us out! It takes a village!
Park County School District No 6 will be holding a special board meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 6:00. You may use this link to tune into this meeting. https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-11302020-887427
PCSD 6 Board of Trustees will be holding a special board meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. You may tune into the meeting by using this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-11232020-831849
As you know, Park County has enacted a mask mandate through Dec. 4th. While we recognize that that may not be a popular decision, we have been able to keep our schools open because of our mitigation measures which includes wearing masks by staff and students. The District applauds our county officials for taking this step. The Wyoming High School Athletics Association has worked with the WY Dept. of Health to develop guidance for winter sports. That guidance includes a mandate that all spectators wear masks for the duration of the event regardless of social distancing and sitting with family groups. Concession stands will not be open and no food will be allowed in the gyms or other venues. No mask...No entrance to the building! No debate! Spectators' compliance with this mandate will be a determining factor in whether spectators continue to be allowed access to games AND whether winter sports will be able to continue at all. Thank you for your efforts to help keep our schools open and our sports and activities continuing.
Dear Park 6 Parents, We are reaching out to thank you for your diligence in temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks before your students come to school each day! As you know, staff at each school have been double checking temperatures as students come into the building every morning. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18th, we will no longer be screening temperatures as students arrive at school because after 11 weeks of school, data from our school nurses does not support our continuing this practice. All but a very few cases have been caught by our nurses when students present with symptoms during the day, rather than a temperature check at the door. So keep up the good work at home as we head into the winter months! We appreciate your support in keeping our schools open!
Tonight the Park 6 School Board will be holding their regular November meeting. You may use this link to view the meeting from home. https://boxcast.tv/view/regular-board-meeting-11162020-484994
Reminder for families who have children out of school. There will be no more weekly meal pickups. Instead, families can reach us directly to arrange for continued meal support. You can email: email@example.com or call 307-587-4285
11/4: Grab N Go meals will be available for curbside pick up Wednesday from 11-12 at the front entrance of Cody High School. This is for children not school age, not attending school in person, or attending our rural schools. An example would be younger siblings, kids homeschooling, or even the kids from Valley and Wapiti. Children do not have to be present for the weekly meal pick-up, just send a healthy adult along to collect 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for the week along with milk per child. This will be the last of this type of pickup due to lack of participation and/or need. Families can reach us directly to arrange for continued meal support. You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-587-4285
You can tune into the 11/3/2020 special board meeting using this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/1132020-special-board-meeting-109888
We are excited to announce that the Cody High School marching band and color guard competed in the 2020 Wyoming State Marching Band Festival on October 17 and received a Superior rating. This year the festival was held virtually with each band submitting a video of their performance. The CHS band and color guard, comprised of over 70 students, braved high winds and low temperatures to record their submission that earned the top score. Six judges evaluated bands from all over Wyoming in the areas of music, marching, percussion, and auxiliary (color guard) and the bands were rated superior, excellent or good. The CHS band is led by Director, Wade French, drum majors Garrett Nelson and Liberty Laing, and drum line instructor Matt Poto. The color guard is directed by Carisa French and Mo Bell.
FILLY CROSS COUNTRY - STATE CHAMPIONS!!! Join us in escorting the state champion filly cross country team back into Cody TONIGHT! They will be arriving at approximately 8:30 pm. The parade will start at the old airport.
PCSD 6 Board of Trustees will be holding a special board meeting on Monday, October 26 at 6:00 pm. The topic of this meeting is COVID-19 update. You may tune into the meeting by using this link: https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-10262020-976535
Tune in to the October 20, 2020 regular school board meeting using this link: https://boxcast.tv/view/10202020-regular-school-board-meeting-833547 The meeting is being held at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium and the public is welcome to attend. Face coverings are required if attending in person.
CHS Youth for Justice students will be sponsoring a school board candidate forum at Wynona Thompson on Thursday, October 15, 2020. This event is open to the public but the live stream can be found here. https://boxcast.tv/view/youth-for-justice-school-board-candidate-forum---10152020-355980
We experienced some technical difficulties with board meeting broadcast. Here is the new link to join the meeting. https://boxcast.tv/view/1062020-special-board-meeting---part-2-709606
Tune into tonight's special board meeting (10/6/2020) by using this link -- https://boxcast.tv/view/1062020-special-board-meetinig-108897
Congratulations to Cheyann Morris for being selected the Bus Rider of the month! Cheyann is a great help in managing younger riders on the bus. So much so that last year she became a volunteer bus aid! We are so fortunate to have riders like Cheyann. Give her a big round of applause when you see her out and about!
Free meals are available now for students attending in-person school. To-go meals will be available for curbside pick up Wednesday's from 11-12 at the front entrance of Cody High School. This is for children not school age, not attending school in person, or attending our rural schools. Children do not have to be present for the weekly meal pick-up, just send a healthy adult along to collect 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for the week along with milk per child.
Free meals are available now for students attending in-person school. Starting Wednesday, September 23rd meals will be available for curbside pick up once a week from 11-12 at the front entrance of Cody High School for children no attending school in person, or attending our rural schools. Children do not have to be present for the weekly meal pick-up, just send a healthy adult along to collect 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for the week along with milk per child.
You may tune into the September 15, 2020 regular school board meeting by using this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/regular-school-board-meeting-9152020-807941 Tonight's meeting will be held in the Wynona Thompson Auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m.
We are gauging the need for meal kit distribution for children not attending school in person. Those who are attending school in Cody in person are not eligible for these meal pick-ups as free meals are available daily at their school building. For all others please fill out this brief survey: https://forms.gle/2EViCs5Vj4JFkcGV7 Thank you!
Parents, staff and students! We continue to work with Park County Public Health as we have more active COVID-19 cases in our student population at CHS. When a positive test result is reported to public health, a local/state public health official will contact the student or their parent to complete an investigation and gather the following information: 1. School, grade, classroom, and activities for student. 2. Symptoms and symptom onset date. 3. Underlying health conditions. 4. Close contacts (within 6 feet and no mask for 15 min. or more). 5. Date of last contact with the person with COVID-19. 6. Any other relevant information to public health. Public Health will order either isolation or quarantine. The school district will NOT make that decision, nor advise students to stay home. Our school nurses will send students home if they come to school with symptoms. Parents, please ensure that you have contacted the building principal if public health has ordered isolation or quarantine of your student. Students will need to be in touch with their teachers for immediate access to remote classes. In order to keep our schools open, we are appealing to all of you to use caution when in crowds (masks and social distancing). Masks and clean hands are critical to our keeping the school buildings open and educating our students in person. This is not an invitation to debate the efficacy of masks. It takes a village! PLEASE HELP US OUT!
From Superintendent Monteith ~ First Positive COVID-19 Case As expected, we had our first positive case of COVID-19. Our partners at Public Health contacted the school immediately and followed up with contact tracing. Within a few hours it was determined that no other students or staff would be required to quarantine. Our implementation of mask wearing and social distancing is working! Thank you to our partners in Public Health! Thank you to students, staff and parents for your support in adhering to our plan! Because of your efforts our schools will stay open!!
Free meals for all children! Yes, you absolutely read that correctly. The school nutrition department, in efforts to make sure food is available to all children, has opted to feed all children for free until Winter Break or until funds run out. In order to make this sustainable we need everyone to fill out a free and reduced form, please. https://family.titank12.com/application/new?identifier=HHCG2A Funding for schools depends on our free and reduced percentage, this happens to be the time of year when we collect and submit this information to the state. This move will have an impact on a la carte sales, they will have to cease. This means we will no longer be able to sell individual milk, extra entrees, and adult meals. I hope you can all view this as a small convenience to give up for the greater good for this short term period. Make sure your student signs up each day during morning attendance to take advantage of these meals. Be sure to watch for updates about curbside pick-ups!
Tune into the September 1, 2020 special board meeting using this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-912020-283352
Tune in to the August 18, 2020 Regular School Board meeting using this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/8182020-regular-board-meeting-341478
Special Board Meeting 8/13/2020 @ 6:00 PM @ Wynona Thompson Auditorium re: CKA Rules The Board of Trustees made a commitment when CKA was originally approved to review the policy in two years. They have been in the process of revising CKA for the past few months to meet that commitment and to ensure alignment with WS §21-3-132 where practicable and reasonable for Park 6. You may tune in to this special board meeting by following this link. https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-81320---cka-rules-529767
It is here our final meal distribution of Summer 2020 will be tomorrow Wednesday August 12th from 11a-12:30p at Mentock Park. We are looking forward to seeing the beautiful eyes of all the children in just a few weeks time. We now have online free and reduced applications. Benefits start for a family of four earning less than $4,040 per month before taxes or deductions. Please consider applying today: https://family.titank12.com/application/new?identifier=HHCG2A
Today's 4:15 p.m. Special Board Meeting is closed to the public. This has been our health protocol since the onset of COVID-19. Please rest assured you will have the opportunity to phone in your concerns for Public Comment. Please watch the live feed meeting via Boxcast. That link is posted on the website and the Cody Public School FB page.
Tune in to the Special Board Meeting scheduled for 4:15 pm on August 6, 2020. https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-862020-135259
New to Cody and need to get your children registered for school? We have a fully online registration. For more information follow this link: https://www.park6.org/o/park-6/page/registration--298
Tune in to the special board meeting on August 4 at 6:00 p.m. by following this link: https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-588464
Although the proposed Wyoming Immunization Program rule changes were withdrawn, state and local immunization requirements for school entry still remain the same. Learn more about mandatory immunizations for children attending schools and child-caring facilities here ➝ https://bit.ly/3gJe2lo or call our office at (307) 777-7952 for more information. https://www.facebook.com/ImmunizeWyoming/posts/1466242460230005
Amazing things happen when people like the folks at Nourishing Neighbors and Albertsons Foundation get involved! They gave $5,500 to help Park 6 provide food for children, during summer. Funds are part of Albertsons Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative to fight food insecurity during the pandemic and beyond. The need is great, but so are our supporters. The support, partnership, and generosity are truly making a difference. Thank you Albertsons Foundation, we are glad to be part of Nourishing Neighbors Family! Come see us at Mentock Park July 29th from 11a-12:30p we will be handing out free breakfast and lunch grab and go style meal kits for all children.
Tune in to tonight's school board meeting by following this link: https://boxcast.tv/view/7212020-regular-school-board-meeting-803924 If you would like to provide public comment please email your name, phone number, and topic to email@example.com During the public comment portion of the meeting you will be called to provide your comment to the board.
The July 21, 2020 Regular Board Meeting will be closed to the public so we can meet social distancing guidelines. Look for the Boxcast link to be posted 7/21/2020 to view the meeting. Public comment will be accepted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tune in today at noon for the 2020-2021 Special Board Meeting Budget Hearing. https://boxcast.tv/view/special-board-meeting-2020-2021-budget-hearing-7142020-936139
Tune in to the live broadcast of the July 7 Special Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. https://boxcast.tv/view/772020-special-board-meeting-599998
Reminder that today's meal pick up will be from 11:00-12:30 at Mentock Park.
Park 6 Regular School Board Meeting 6/16/2020 Use this link to tune in to the live broadcast of the board meeting. https://boxcast.tv/view/6162020-park-6-regular-school-board-meeting-320610
The KC Urban Youth Academy is opening their summer virtual "Science of Baseball" camps for grades 3-6 nationwide. The academy is sponsored through a partnership between the KC Royals and MLB. It is the largest urban youth academy in baseball. Their mission is to provide safe spaces for kids to learn teamwork and self-discipline through baseball. If you know kids in Grades 3-6 with wifi connections who love sports, this might be something to keep them learning this summer. Two different weeks of the same content. The camps are free.
Use the link below to access the live broadcast of the June 2, 2020 Special School Board Meeting. https://boxcast.tv/view/june-2-special-board-meeting---622020-843337
Hopefully everyone was able to switch over to the Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/423395614 You will be able to watch and download the entire ceremony from that link. Facebook decided to put the video into a continuous countdown. At 1pm when graduates receive their diplomas KODI will be live on the radio announcing each graduate. Please listen live with us on KODI.
Reminder: Today (5/18) is a free meal pick up day from 11:00-12:30 at Cody High School, Sunset Elementary School, and Mentock Park.
Tune in to the May 19, 2020 school board meeting by using this link: https://boxcast.tv/view/may-19-2020-regular-board-meeting-234386
March 13, 2020 Dear Staff, Students, Parents, and Community Members, In response to the ever-changing dynamics regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I would like to update you regarding Park County School District No. 6’s current and proactive plans. Please be assured my office is in constant contact with the local and state health officials who are providing assistance and recommendations of actions to be taken as the status continues to rapidly evolve. This information and all updates will be posted on our district Facebook page and our district website at www.park6.org The District is following the guidance of Governor Mark Gordon, the Wyoming Department of Education, and state and local health authorities. At this time, no districts in Wyoming have closed. We will continue to monitor this issue to ensure that we are taking the proper precautions for our staff, students, and families because their health and safety are our primary concerns. It is essential that parents keep students home from school when they are ill and follow the District’s Sick Day guidelines located on our website. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all nonessential student and staff travel will be postponed until further notice. Bus routes, food services, and inter-school travel will continue as normal. Thank you to those of you who have reached out and expressed your thoughts, concerns, and inquiries regarding our district’s response to COVID-19. I share your concerns and recognize how much remains that is unknown, including the future impact upon the community. I share with you here the guidance our schools are currently following. While it may not provide you with every detail of our ongoing work and planning, it will give you a general understanding of the recommendations that are driving our efforts. Thank you for thoroughly reading and reviewing the contents of this communication. The following summarizes current status and recent action items: Current Status ● Schools will remain in normal operating procedures including transportation and food service. ● School extra-curricular activities will continue to be evaluated. ● Cleaning and disinfecting protocols meet current best practice recommendations. ● Regular communication with Public Health and State Health Departments regarding the COVID-19 impact in Park County. ● Preparing for potential off-site instruction. Temporary Immediate Actions ● All travel for student groups and activities is suspended until further notice. ● Postpone indoor events that are open to the public. ● Access beyond the front office will be limited. All outside volunteer presence within the schools is suspended until further notice. ● All out of district travel for staff is suspended until further notice. ● Staff and student health and wellness trends will continue to be monitored district-wide. Sincerely, Peg Monteith Peg Monteith, Interim Superintendent
WHSAA COVID-19 UPDATE The WHSAA Board of Directors, representing the 72 members schools in Wyoming, is issuing the following guidance as we proceed with our school activities. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHSAA has suspended all extracurricular activities statewide, beginning Monday, March 16th through at least March 28, 2020, with schools having the option to extend the timeline should they choose. The 3A/4A State Basketball Tournament will not take place this year. We understand the tremendous disappointment this decision is for our student athletes, especially our seniors, but please realize that we must be a responsible state organization and that our highest priority is ensuring the safety of our students, schools and communities. Spring sport practices will be allowed at the discretion of each school district. The WHSAA staff will continue to work diligently with the state entities that are experts in this area and follow their guidance as we proceed in determining the best course of action with the remainder of the spring activities. We encourage all our schools to do the same with their local and county experts. We appreciate your patience and support of our students as we work through this complex situation.
Tune in to the live broadcast of the August 20, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. https://bit.ly/2mYS1Zw
October is National Farm to School Month! Did you know our kitchens have purchased over 1300# of local foods so far this year! Nearly $2,800 staying right here in our community. Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, apples, plums, melons and beef! Keep up the good work farmers. Parents/Guardians if you need to take a break from packing those lunches, we will gladly serve your kiddos in the cafeteria and you will be supporting your neighbors all at the same time! Win-Win!