NCSD Parent News – October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020

Academic Calendar

November 2nd, 2020 is a Professional Development Day which means there is no school for students. Stay informed of important dates throughout the school year using the NCSD Academic Calendar!

Click here to view the Academic Calendar


Strategic Plan Reporting

The Natrona County School District is committed to sharing timely and important information as related to the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan with students, parents, staff, and our community. We have created an NCSD Strategic Plan Reporting Dashboard as one part of an overall comprehensive communication plan for sharing information.

The success of the goals within the Strategic Plan is directly related to the dedicated work and successes of our students, staff, school families, and our community. It’s important to highlight the hard work being done each and every day in the classrooms and across the district.

All students, teachers, staff members, parents, and community partners play a key role in creating safe & healthy school environments that foster a climate of high expectations and academic excellence for all. We want to continue to honor that work, share timely updates as related to goal progression, and seek continuous feedback from all stakeholders.

This interactive dashboard provides timely and updated information with stakeholders about the Natrona County School District’s (NCSD) progress we are making toward our Strategic Plan.

Click here to view the Strategic Plan Reporting Dashboard


NCSD Climate Survey

The NCSD Climate Survey has been extended. The survey will now be open through November 20th.

The Natrona County School District is committed to ensuring all district environments are safe, orderly, supportive, and conducive to a climate of high expectations for students, staff, and the community.

We would like to ask for your help by completing the NCSD Climate Parent/Guardian survey below. 

The purpose of this survey is to measure our work on engagement, environment, and safety. This survey is anonymous and the information gained from this survey will be used to help implement improvements at all schools and facilities. 

If you have students at multiple schools, please fill out a separate survey for each school.



Community Feedback Opportunity – NCSD Budget Development Strategies!

The Natrona County School District, in partnership with all stakeholders, is committed to being fiscally responsible and purposeful with the resources and funds provided to us by our state and local community while maintaining exceptional educational environments for all.

Due largely to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wyoming, along with the rest of the nation, has seen a significant economic decline. Our state legislators are working diligently to address these concerns and we appreciate their dedicated work during these very challenging times. 

The Natrona County School District is anticipating significant upcoming reductions to state funding. 

As we work through the annual budget development process for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, the Board Budget Committee is requesting stakeholders to provide their input and feedback. ( Click here for the current 2020-2021 Annual Budget

We believe the steadiest way to overcome the challenges in front of us is through proactive planning, collaborative and inclusive conversations, effective operations, and by maintaining our commitment to our priority budget development strategies. 

The Board Budget development process continues to be guided by the following priorities:

  1. Maintain a focus on student learning and the Districts strategic goals, funding essential functions and services 
  2. Achieve operational efficiencies and effectiveness 
  3. Maintain a competitive compensation package 
  4. Maintain facilities to avoid the effects of deferred maintenance and ensure safe and secure environments

Click here to submit your feedback and ideas on Budget Development Strategies. 

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and valued as together, we work through the upcoming fiscal environment. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts and perspective. 

We will continue to be transparent and collaborative in our approach towards creating strategies to do our part in remaining fiscally responsible while maintaining a priority focus on student learning and meeting the needs of all stakeholders while advancing the strategic goals, mission, and visionary culture of NCSD.

Parent Bulletin Board

The NCSD Bulletin Board is designed to share information on community events and activities for students and their families. Check back weekly for updates!

Virtual Parent IEP Roundtable Discussion – Nov 5

Virtual Deaf Expressive Arts Festival – Nov 10

Climb Wyoming Free Job Training

Click here to view the Parent Bulletin Board


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