Park County School District #1

PCSD1 Return to School Tier 1 Quick Sheet


  • Parents are required to ensure the daily health of their children.
  • Temperature check – do not come to school if fever is over 100.
  • If you, your child, or an immediate family member are sick or showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and contact your local health provider or Park County Health Department.


  • Brick and Mortar – Traditional
  • Park County #1 Remote Learning Options
  • Due to COVID-19 in a classroom or school – as necessary – hybrid model with flexibility based on guidance and direction from health officials. Every effort will be made to keep schools open while ensuring safety for all.


  • Wash/sanitize hands before/upon entry into school and throughout the day.
  • Hand washing stations, or hand sanitizer, will be readily available.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of PCSD1 facilities, equipment, and all high-touch surfaces will continue.


  • Public health orders followed in all district settings – classrooms/buildings/district events/activities (current orders through 8/15/2020).
  • Social distancing of at least six (6) feet or greater will occur whenever possible.


  • Public health orders followed in all district settings - classrooms/buildings/district events/activities (current orders through 8/15/2020).
  • In the absence of a governor’s or local health officers’ orders, PCSD1 will encourage masks to be worn by students and staff when social distancing of six (6) feet cannot be maintained.


  • No more than two (2) students per seat – same household seating preferred.
  • Students and staff must wear a mask on PCSD1 transportation where social distancing is unable to occur.
  • Parents are encouraged to transport their children to/from school.


  • Food will be served as normal, without self-serve options.
  • Cafeteria dividers will be used to promote distancing.
  • Lunches will be held in smaller groups or in larger areas to allow for social distancing.
  • Touchless bottle fillers can be used to refill individual student containers/water bottles – drinking directly from the fountain is prohibited.


  • Any athlete or activity student who with possible exposure, or confirmed positive, to COVID-19 is required to report information to coach, supervisor, or school administrator.
  • Limitations to group sizes will follow current public health orders and WHSAA approved – (current orders through 8/15/2020).
  • Athletes shall wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer upon entry to school or facility.

For your convenience, you may also print out the PCSD1 Return to School Tier 1 Quick Sheet.

Empowering Students to be Lifelong Learners

Since opening our first classroom in 1908, Park County School District #1 has benefitted from tremendous support and resources provided by the communities of Powell, Clark, Garland, and Ralston in northwest Wyoming. We operate seven campuses that encompass over 1,400 square miles. We are proud to call ourselves Powell Panthers and are all-in when it comes to providing an excellent education to the 1,700+ K–12 students in our care.

A Message from Our Superintendent

We are very fortunate to live in a community that values, supports, and sets high expectations for the performance of schools in Powell and Clark. Our commitment to investing in our most valuable asset, our children, is second to none in Wyoming.

Powell has a legacy of high performance in academics and activities. We continue to be "Driven by Excellence" to provide every student an opportunity to learn at high levels.

We offer a comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum from prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Our teaching and support staff are committed to the success of every student, every day.

The State of Wyoming provides the school district with exceptional facilities and general funding to provide this high quality service to the community. This level of funding allows the district to hire and retain the best professional teaching staff. Our teachers continually strive to improve the curriculum and enhance high impact teaching strategies in every classroom.

My door is always open, and I enjoy sharing how important our children's education is to us. I can share many examples of excellence across the district.

One of my goals this year was to start a district podcast to celebrate our district, talk about tough issues that we face as educators, and to show the human side of our district. It was a bit intimidating to get going, but I have it up and running now. I am including a link and am happy to invite you all to listen.

Jay Curtis

Jay Curtis, Superintendent

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Title IX Information

This notice shall serve to advise students, parents, employees, and the general public that PCSD #1 does not discriminate in any manner because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities. Park County School District #1 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI, Title IX, the Age Discrimination Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information may be forwarded to the designated PCSD #1 compliance coordinators. Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and ADA may be referred to Park County School District #1, Ginger Sleep, Title IX Coordinator, or Scott McKenzie, Title IX Deputy Coordinator at 160 N. Evarts, Powell Wyoming, 82435-2730, or call (307) 764-6186, or the Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Building, Suite 310, 1244 Speer Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80204-03582, (303) 844-5695 or TDD (303) 844-3417.