As the summer is coming to an end, the Big Sky School District School Board has decided that the school will start off the year as they ended, requiring masks for all students and staff members indoors.
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The Big Sky School District #72 PTO Pie Auction virtually kicks off May 1. The annual event is a beloved community tradition and helps raise thousands of dollars annually for hands-on learning opportunities partnered with outdoor education for kindergarten through 12th grade students.
The Big Sky School District (BSSD) board recently voted to extend the mask requirement in the school. The BSSD COVID-19 surveillance testing dashboard indicates a rise in cases from previous weeks. BSSD Superintendent Dr. Dustin Shipman said he does not have a theory on the origin of the cases.
Sixty two doses of COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to Big Sky School District 72 faculty and staff. This came as a result of a March 17 vaccination clinic held in the Ophir Elementary School gym. The effort was a part of the federal allocation of vaccines earmarked for educators and school staff.
Big Sky School District #72 (BSSD) board of trustees made the strategic decision to stagger 100% in person learning at the regular meeting on Jan. 19. Now, K-5 students are in their third week of 100% in person learning and the current plan is for Ophir Middle School students to return completely to in person learning on Feb.
Big Sky School District students will soon be fully returning to the hallowed halls of in-person education, per a recent unanimous school board decision. School districts across the nation are engaged in a calculated dance with Coronavirus.
Noting well over 100% growth in the school district in the last decade, Big Sky School District (BSSD) Superintendent Dustin Shipman credited the forward thinking members of the school board for helping position the district.
The sun was shining on Wilson View on Oct. 30 during a day of celebration. Ophir Elementary School teachers John Hannahs and MacKenzie Caldwell were able to see their new home.
Big Sky School District (BSSD) is now accepting construction bids for its expansion after approval of the $23.5 million school bond. BSSD superintendent Dustin Shipman said the district would like the project completed as soon as possible.
At the emergency Big Sky School District #72 board meeting on July 30 there were no final decisions about fall, but one thing was made clear: The board would like school to be in person. “The community would like us to be back in person, and we would like to be back in person to some capacity,” said Board Chairman Loren Bough.