Lone Wolf Parents and Patrons,
Lone Wolf will close school Thursday, January 13, 2022 and will re-open January 18, 2022.
This is due to student body have a 20% absentee rate today. We hope that a 5 day break will help break the cycle.
Friday nights ball game with Sweetwater is cancelled and hopefully it can be scheduled at a later date.
The school play has been postponed until February 4th and 5th. If you have tickets for January 15th, they will be good for the February 4th performance. Tickets for January 16th will be good for February 5th. Both performances will begin at 7:00 pm. If you have a conflict with those dates, contact Lone Wolf School at 580-846-9091, and we will refund your money.
Tickets for the play A Family Reunion to Die For, presented by the Lone Wolf Students, are available to purchase in the
superintendents office for $10 each.
2020-2021 Yearbooks are available for purchase now
for $15, in the superintendents office.
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Use of ESSER III Funds
At least 20% of ESSER III funds will be used to employ a full time Remediation Specialist. The purpose of this instructor will work with identified students that are behind academically or have lost credit due to failure during the Covid Crisis.
In addition to a full time remediation specialist, a part time tutor will be employed to work with younger students that are struggling academic loss due to Covid or any other reason.
After school tutoring will be made available at least one day a week or two depending on need. Any students that feels they need help will be eligible to attend. Any student that is identified as at risk of failure will have mandatory after school tutoring.
SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR IN THE FOLLOWING:
Every effort will be made to recover records from previous school attended, so that partial or full credit may be given for any work completed.
Students will have access to school clubs and extended activities, every effort will be made to remove any identified barriers that would prevent learning. Engage family members in school activities to feel welcome and needed.
Have counselors accessible to students through state agencies and local support groups.
CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
School will provide evidence based instruction and tutoring for unfinished learning. Provide additional nutrition in addition to the two meals served daily by the school.
A teacher committee will follow the student to determinE student needs.
Professional support groups and the health department will be contacted to assist the school, should the need arise.
Every attempt will be made to identify these students at the time of enrollment, once identified counselor will assess learning loss and set targets for intervention.
Engage families in school activities as much as possible, check to make sure nutrition needs for the students are being met outside of the two meals per day that the school serves. The local food bank will be contacted to help provide addition family nutrition.
Contact state agencies, and health department for additional support for the families and students. Counseling at the school level and professional counselors will be made available as needed.
STUDENTS OF COLOR
Support will be provided as needs are identified. Enrichment will be provided during school time and as extended school day and extended school year. Devices will be provided to assure connectivity is available for virtual learning when needed.
Establish opportunities for diversity of cultures to be highlighted and celebrated. (Example: World Food Day).
Engage families in school activities as much as possible.
Have professional groups available for additional counseling or support groups.
Assess for learning needs and unfinished learning. Provide summer and after school programs as needed. Provide programs for academic growth.
Open clubs and activities so that all students may participate. Engage families in school programs as much as possible. Provide translation services if needed.
Have committee assigned to assist students as necessary and also provide counseling and have additional support group through area health department. Also have on site counseling available for all students.
STUDENTS OF LOW SOCIO-ECONOMICS
Provide summer school and after school tutoring and enrichment. Have additional paraprofessionals for remediation. Provide devices for connectivity for virtual learning when appropriate.
Provide additional food through summer feeding and backpacks for kids for weekend supplemental nutrition. Engage families in school programs and academic learning styles.
Have a cares committee to follow and identify needs of students and identify possible crisis situations before they happen. Provide as much support as possible, have state health department and social workers available if needed.
Provide counseling at the school level plus have professional counselors available for additional support. Have local health department available to assist families when possible.
STUDENTS WITH DIABILITIES
Provide additional paraprofessionals as needed for indentified student load. Increase Special Ed. instrutional time for loss of learning during pandemic. Provide additional services for students during virtual days in a one on one format to meet the identified needs of the student.
Make clubs and activities available for students with disabilities. Identify and remove any barriers that may affect students with disabilities. Make efforts to recognize students for accomplishments. Engage families in school activities and academic programs.
Have a cares committee to monitor and evaluate SPED programs and student learning.
Provide counseling services to the student and family if needed and requested. Have available mental health services as well as State Health Department services.
Provide substitute teachers for certified teachers to attend professional development activities to help cope with student loss of learning due to Covid.
Extended school year options will be implemented for students that are considered at risk of failure due to loss of learning due to Covid. Extended school year options could be enrichment programs provided by the school, online courses to provide extra credit, on site instruction.
Additional funds will be used to update antiquated, inefficient heat and air conditioning units. This will allow for an air filtration system that will remove many of the foreign bodies from the air that students breathe.
Social distancing during transportation of students to and from school has to be considered. To accomplish this an additional, larger bus will be purchased to enable social distance while students are being transported to and from school and on educational field trips.
Additional maintenance personnel will be employed to assist with the additional requirements for sanitation due to Covid. This will be a part-time after hours position. Purpose will be to sanitize the buildings while no one is present and have them ready for occupancy the next morning.
Additional sanitation supplies and equipment will be purchased as needed to prevent the spread of Covid. Touchless bottle refill stations will be added to provide sanitary drinking water for all students.
Replacement of unsanitary bathroom partitions that have reached a condition that they cannot be sanitized properly.
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Lone Wolf Public Schools Return to Learn 2021-2022 School Year
As an ongoing effort to maintain the health and safety of all students, educators and staff, we have adopted new policies based on CDC safety recommendations. We want to create a safe and healthy environment for the upcoming school year.
Be assured that your child’s health and well-being is our number one priority.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear masks/face shields. At this time, this is optional but when the administration and school board feel it is necessary, we reserve the right to mandate mask wearing. All students and staff will be instructed in the correct wearing of masks/face shields.
CDC guidelines on how to wear your Mask Correctly
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
- Put the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head.
- If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.
- Make sure you can breathe easily.
In preparation for returning to school, we have installed touchless soap and paper towel dispensers in each bathroom on campus. We have also installed a touchless water bottle refilling station. All students are instructed on the correct handwashing techniques and encouraged to frequently wash hands. Hand sanitizer is made available in each classroom and offices. Additionally respiratory etiquette will be taught and enforced throughout the student population.
Vaporized sanitizers are used on the surfaces of each classroom and facility locations. Bathrooms and water fountains are sanitized each day. Social distancing has been implemented in the classroom through the removal of tables and the replacement with new desks. Students are further encouraged to social distance between classes and in common areas. The seating in the cafeteria is also set accordingly to safely place students 6 feet apart while dining.
As funding becomes available, we are replacing outdated air handling units to improve air quality throughout the campus.
Those students with special needs/disabilities will have appropriate accommodations to protect and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will work with the student’s IEP accommodations and follow both state and IDEA guidelines.
Parents and visitors are not to enter any of the buildings without wearing a face covering and are to keep as much as possible out of the classrooms. All visitors must check in with the office or administrators. If you do not feel well or are running a temperature, please do not enter the building. Call us, do not come inside.
Parents are to deliver and pick up students at their designated area where the teacher will meet them. This area will be outside the school building. Parents should not enter the building to pick up or drop off children.
Lone Wolf schools would like all parents to make certain that their children are fever free and feeling well (no cough, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea) before allowing them to attend school each day.
The presence of any of the symptoms below generally suggests a student has an infectious illness and should not attend school, regardless of whether the illness is COVID-19.
- Fever of 100.4 or higher
- Sore throat
- Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline)
- Difficulty breathing (for students with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing)
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
Students should not attend school in-person if they or their caregiver identifies new development of any of the symptoms above.
Please do not give your child medication to counteract a fever so that you can send them to school. We want to minimize any possible exposure so if you feel your child is sick, please assess them and consider keeping them home from school until symptoms subside.
Lone Wolf schools will coordinate with health officials to minimize any exposure to COVID-19. We will continue our ongoing communication with local and state health organizations to keep our campus as safe as possible. We will follow the CDC and local health organization guidelines regarding contact tracing and appropriate actions to minimize risk and exposure. We strive to keep communication open with parents, community stakeholders and health officials.
Lone Wolf schools will make facilities available for clinics to be held so that vaccinations may be received locally. If any parent, employee, student or member of the community would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, please feel free to contact the school at (580) 846-9091.
CDC guidance states:
“Given what we currently know about Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with Covid-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.”
“Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for anyone is the general public who is exposed to Covid-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose, and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.” – CDC (Dec. 27, 2021)