Welcome to Fremont County School District #21!

Fremont County School District #21 is located in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, on the 3,374,272-acre Wind River Indian Reservation. In our three schools, we educate approximately 500 pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students.

A Message from Our Superintendent

August 8, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Fremont County School District #21 staff are excited to start the 2022–2023 school year. We remain fully committed to offering and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment. On August 3, 2022, the Wind River InterTribal Council met to discuss COVID-19 updates and the impact on schools. At this time, the WRITC has decided to continue with the Resolution No. 2021-11524 Wind River Indian Reservation COVID-19 Public Health Order as amended in December 2021

Therefore, FCSD #21 will continue to implement our COVID-19 health and safety protocols throughout the district in order to continue to offer in-person instruction to students. We will require students, staff, and visitors to properly wear face coverings/masks while on campus. We will perform daily temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks for students prior to entry on the bus and/or school buildings. We will not allow any student exhibiting one or more of the COVID-19 symptom to ride the bus and/or enter school. If a student exhibits one or more symptoms while at school, we will send the student home. Sports and afterschool activities will continue; however, we will require all student-athletes to be COVID-19 tested weekly.

Fremont County School District #21 will continue to operate as close to normal as possible with students attending in-person learning Monday through Friday. Early out for students will be on Wednesdays; we will release students at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday, starting on the first day of school August 17, 2022. We will require families wanting their children to attend school via virtual instruction to enroll him/her in an accredited virtual school. Please contact Michelle Ferris-Friday, virtual education coordinator, at (307) 332-0142 for more information.

If you have not completed a student registration packet, please visit our registration page, or come to the front office. If your student is participating in a fall sport, please make sure to schedule a sports physical before the activity begins. All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022. Sports registration packets are also available at the front office.

Important Information, Dates, and Times:

  • Early out Wednesdays - starting August 17, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. release time.
  • Open House - Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School - Wednesday, August 17, 2022. School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. Please don’t drop off your child before 8:00 a.m.
  • Picture Day - Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Elementary and middle school students will have their picture taken in the morning, and high school students will have pictures taken after lunch.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the front offices at the following numbers: 

  • Fort Washakie Elementary and Middle School – (307) 332-2380
  • Fort Washakie High School – (307) 332-0142.

We look forward to seeing your student on August 17.


Debra R. Smith

Debra R. Smith