We are pleased to announce that Encampment School will be opening and starting as scheduled. Carbon County School District #2 has developed a Smart Start Plan to reopened schools district wide. This plan follows Wyoming State Department of Education and Health guidelines and will be updated as necessary. The plans will be posted to CCSD #2 website after final approval (we have preliminary approval) from state and county health officials.
Encampment School’s reopening plan includes required provisions and changes for day to day operations to maximize health protections for students and staff. These include students staying in cohorts (grade levels) as much as possible throughout the day, enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing and wearing masks in hallways, busses and when social distancing guidelines cannot be met. Please view the plan on the district website for specifics and know that it will change as guidelines from state and county health officials change.
It will be great to have a semblance of normalcy again and being able to start the school year on time is part of that. Schools have been given the green light for fall activities as well, again there will be required changes those are being finalized and will be announced in the near future.
Encampment School has been upgrading facilities as well and changes will be noticed when students return to classes. However, one project is not complete as construction materials are not as readily available at this time. The security vestibule in the front entry will be completed as soon as feasible and we will start school on schedule.
Please read the district Smart Start Plan and then the Encampment School Reopening Plan. If you have questions, please contact me via email or here at the school office. Thanks for your continued support of Encampment Students and School.
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The Encampment K-12 School is a K-12 public education institution located in Encampment, Wyoming. It is part of Carbon County School District #2.
The Town of Encampment and Town of Riverside are nestled in south-central Carbon County between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountain ranges in the south central part of the state. Located forty miles south of Interstate 80 and 85 miles west of Laramie, the tiny town is home to 442 people. Grand Encampment, as it was originally known, served as an early day meeting place for Indians and trappers. Later tie cutters, miners and cattlemen came to the area. During the peak of the copper mining days the town boasted a smelter, the world's longest aerial tramway, and several thousand people. Smaller towns sprang up in several locations near the larger mines. When the copper mining boom ended just after the turn of the century, mines and towns were abandoned and the population of Encampment shrunk. Today Encampment is supported by the timber, ranching and recreation industries.
Carbon County is located in the south-central portion of Wyoming and is the third largest county in Wyoming. Its southern boundary is the Wyoming/Colorado border. The Continental Divide, which separates the eastern and western watersheds of North America, runs north and south through the county. The county is a study in contrasts - from snow-capped mountains and high plateaus in the south & north, to vast prairie lands in the east and the Red Desert basin in the west. Elevations range from 5,000 feet in the Red Desert to 12,006 feet in the Snowy Range.