TETON HIGH: We are experiencing a few technology issues with teachers and students being able to connect through Google hangouts, Megan Bybee has helped us with a work-around. We have also had a few students that have had challenges connecting the checked out Chromebooks to their WiFi connections at home. We are working through these issues. Teachers are in the process of posting quarter progress grades.

TETON HIGH: We are experiencing a few technology issues with teachers and students being able to connect through Google hangouts, Megan Bybee has helped us with a work-around. We have also had a few students that have had challenges connecting the checked out Chromebooks to their WiFi connections at home. We are working through these issues. Teachers are in the process of posting quarter progress grades.

TETON MIDDLE SCHOOL: Information you will need for Monday:

  • Those who said they need packets or Chrom books can pick them up in the school foyer on Monday between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm.  They will be labeled with your name. If you have not signed the Chromebook checkout form, please do it and leave it in the container provided.

  • To help with social distancing, only one family in the foyer at a time, please.

  • Teachers will be available Monday-Friday by email and or by calling the school,  208-228-2952.

  • Teachers will be calling students on Monday or Tuesday to see how it’s going.  Their number may come up as No Caller ID or it may be the school’s number. Please answer it.

  • Spring Break will be March 30 – April 3

BASIN HIGH: All BHS students should have their online or printed material.  BHS Students should plan to complete 4-6 hours of academic work on each school day to stay on track.  Teachers are available Monday through Friday, 8-3PM by call/txt to the BHS cell-phone, Email, or leaving a message on the classroom phone. Parents in detailed progress reports should contact Ms. Lord [email protected] or Mrs. [email protected] [email protected].

RENDEZVOUS UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:  We held a Google Hangout staff meeting at 9:00 am and conducted packet pickups for 4th and 5th grades from 8-3:30 at RUES, VES, or TES.  Teachers are working to complete grades. Students report cards will be mailed home next week.

DRIGGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Families have been picking up packets for students. Not all packets were picked up, though. Messages have been sent to parents to pick up on Monday.

TETONIA ELEMENTARY AND VICTOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:  First we held a 9:00 Google Meet with staff from TES and VES together to offer support and answer questions. Grades were completed today.  Pick up of packets for all classes took place from 8-3:30, with lunch pick up between 11-1.

MAINTENANCE: Buildings are still getting cleaned. Reminder: buildings are closed to public use. Thanks to our cleaning crews who are working very hard to get everything disinfected.

TRANSPORTATION: In addition to our bus-barn duties and cleaning, starting today we are helping with food service in transporting meals to Victor.

CHILD NUTRITION: Today, we served a total of 186 lunches and 181 breakfasts. This brings the total of free meals served in four days to 1,022. Families should sign up to receive meals next week on the website: (https://tsd401.org/) or at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfM-l6Aj_a27_YNPK7ilEBpY8GXkyRIlJeIe4oRla5AXr88Tg/viewform Please remember to choose your pickup location. If your family’s income has changed because of the COVID-19 closures, please fill out an application for free/reduced meals. Contact Kathy Rowbury for more information: [email protected], or call 208-228-5723. Special shout-out to Grand Teton Distillery, New West Knifeworks and the We Are Jackson Hole campaign for donating 200 bottles of hand sanitizer that were included in meal packets today.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: IT staff has been updating all phone systems for voicemail and call forwarding to staff during the school closure. IT is exploring options and availability of mobile hot-spots and how to help connect students to the Inter, if we begin looking at long-term home-based learning. We continue to address technology needs throughout the district, and are assisting with development of surveys for school meals and posting information for the community.

DISTRICT:  Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme has continued to meet with community, state and regional leaders, as well as with the admin team regarding each school’s progress on preparing for home-based learning.

TEA:  We worked to support ALL teachers this week.  Members, please check your personal emails for updates and resources from IEA. Stay healthy!

SPECIAL EDUCATION:  SpEd case managers had contacted parents and guardians to discuss service delivery methods related to IEP goals. IEP meetings will continue via conference call or remote meeting platforms like Zoom. SpEd teachers are working with general-education teachers to ensure distance learning platforms and materials are accessible, and offer accommodation and modification to students with IEPS. Service providers decided on a district-wide platform for teletherapy and are working to schedule weekly sessions. Brittany is relaying daily updates to teachers and providers from the State DOE, the department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Special Education Support and Technology Assistance, and others in regards to requirements and waivers to current SpEd policy.