*Please remember to check your child’s backpack daily, but especially on Thursdays as folders go home Thursday afternoons with vital information for parents.
*Now that construction is winding down and the job sites are preparing for winter, there will no longer be flaggers on 2nd Street.
*As we know there is a winter storm approaching it is important that you know the proceedures for bad weather for the Northern schools:
If there is any change in the regular schedule, it will be announced on Radio Station 99.3 beginning at 6:00 AM. It will also be sent out via E-Notes* (text) to every family and posted on the school websites.
Most likely, if the weather is too severe for travel or for normal school operations, we will implement one or more of the following three options.
Two-hour delay. All bus schedules and class schedules will start exactly two hours after their normal time. If this happens, then we probably have information from WYDOT and the weather service that conditions are improving enough that we can carry on. It is also possible that after a two-hour delay, conditions change and we may have to cancel the entire day. Stay tuned to the radio for further announcement.
“Attendance Centers.” Teachers and students report to the school in the town in which they reside. Teachers may share work via Google Drive and/or Schoology, and will have activities throughout the day for students. All teachers, aides, and students in town will report to Hanna Elementary (or HEM), but those who are unable to travel will report to their local school. This will mean that HES (and HEM) teachers and students also will report to schools in Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow. Bus routes will only run in the town of Hanna. The kitchens in Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow do have a supply of food to provide lunch for all if this does happen.
School canceled. If conditions are too bad to travel and/or start school in the morning, and conditions seem unlikely to improve, the school day may be canceled. In this case, we will have to schedule a make-up day before the end of the year.
*Parents, please be sure to communicate with the school secretary if your cell phone number and/or emails change, so that you receive the text/email notifications.
EMS: We R.O.A.R R- Respectful On-Task Always Safe Responsible
Elk Mountain Elementary School (EMS) is a K-6 public education institution located in Elk Mountain, Wyoming. EMS is part of Carbon County School District #2, and has a total enrollment of 3 students.
Lying in the shadow of its 11,156-foot namesake, the settlement of Elk Mountain is a quiet community snuggled on the banks of the Medicine Bow River, with cottonwood lined streets and rustic looking buildings. Much of the historical significance of the Elk Mountain area lies in the development of a transportation network linking the east and west coasts. The Medicine Bow River crossing was used by the John C. Fremont expedition of 1843. On August 2nd of that year, Fremont’s party camped in the proximity of the “Medicine Butte”, an early name for Elk Mountain. The river would become a major crossing for immigrants and stage travelers.
2008 Blue Ribbon School
The 2008 Blue Ribbon Schools were announced on September 9th, 2008. Three hundred twenty - nine public and private schools were honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. On October 20th and 21st, two people from each school, the principal and a teacher were invited to the ceremony. Each school received a plaque and a flag to signify their Blue Ribbon School status. Our Elk Mountain students and staff were honored with this award. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. In addition to being with the plaque and flag signifying their status, these schools serve as models for other schools throughout the nation.