Frequently Asked Questions

To answer some of your questions as quickly as possible, we’ve compiled a list of those most frequently asked by Fremont #21 parents. Be sure to read more throughout this website and in our student handbook so you’re well-informed and prepared to support your child through a successful educational journey.

Does your school offer breakfast and lunch?

We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus. We serve a delicious and nutritious, no-cost breakfast and lunch every school day. For more information and to view our monthly menu, please see our Food Services page.

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What if my child requires medication during the school day?

We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office.

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Do you provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. Bus riding is a privilege, and we expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own and others’ safety. For information about bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page.

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What is Infinite Campus, and how do I get a username and password to use it?

We use the Infinite Campus parent portal to maintain strong communication between home and school. It provides you with almost real-time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To receive your log-in information, please call the front office.

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What are the school hours?

Doors Open: 7:30 a.m.
School Begins: 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:30–8:30 a.m.
School Ends: 3:30 p.m.
Enrichment: 3:45–5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Early Out: 1:50 p.m.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

Regular attendance is important for academic success. If your child must miss school, please call the school office as soon as possible to notify us to avoid calls from the main office and possibly a house visit from our social worker or a grandparent. We run attendance at the start of every day and class hour. 

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What if my child needs to leave school early?

A parent or guardian must sign the child out at the main office. Fort Washakie School is a closed campus; we will not allow students to leave the school without permission from a parent or guardian. If a student is over 18 years of age with no parent or guardian or a student is emancipated, the student must meet with the principal or other designated office staff regarding the reason for leaving. Please consult the student handbook for more information.

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Do you enforce a dress code at Fort Washakie?

We prohibit any clothing, backpack item, or accessory that school officials deem to advocate, represent, promote, or advance gang activity, violence, racism, sexual behavior, obscene language, alcohol, or drug usage or distribution. School and district authorities may prohibit specific clothing or other items at their discretion, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Clothing that creates an offensive environment by the display of slogans, objects, or pictures that are sexually suggestive or that promote the use of drugs or alcohol
  • Hoodies and other hooded clothing
  • Immodest clothing such as spaghetti straps, short shirts, sleeveless shirts, exposed bellies, extremely tight fitting, see-through or exposed undergarments, etc.
  • Pants that fall below the hip bones
  • Belts that overly or extend past the buckle and hang down
  • ‘Heely’ shoes or roller-skates in the building
  • Chains and spikes
  • Hats, visors, hoods, bandanas, or other head covering worn in the building
  • Sunglasses or dark glasses worn in the buildings without a doctor’s note
  • Red, blue, or any other color the administration deems to be associated with gang behavior

We encourage the following:

  • Shorts and skirts must extend to the fingertips when arms and fingers are straight to sides of the body.
  • Students must wear proper footwear (shoes, sandals, etc.) in the building.
  • Due to allergies and asthma issues, students should apply perfumes, body sprays, etc. before school.
  • Students must leave backpacks, fanny packs, purses, etc. inside their lockers during school hours.

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What is the cell phone policy?

Students should keep personal electronic devices, including cell phones, at home. Every classroom has an assortment of technology, including a landline phone. If there is an emergency, please contact the front office, and we will connect students to their family/guardian with ease. If a student has a phone in any other location during school hours, the student will turn it in to a teacher or staff member or a staff member will confiscate it. The student may pick it up at the end of the school day. In the case of chronic disregard for this rule, the school will keep the phone for additional days and/or require that the parent/guardian come to the school to pick it up.

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Will I be informed about a weather-related closing or delayed schedule?

If it is necessary to cancel school because of inclement weather or another emergency, we will adhere to the following procedures:

For school closure before the school day begins, an announcement will be made on the following radio stations no later than 7:00 a.m.:

  • Lander - LOVE 1330 AM & KDLY 97.5 FM
  • Riverton - KVOW 1450 AM & KTRZ 93.1 FM

If it is necessary to cancel school after the school day has started, we will make announcements on the same stations. In addition, we will notify the following offices of the early school dismissal:

  • Tribal Administrative Complex
  • Indian Health Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs

Please learn more about these procedures in the student handbook.

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How can I get more involved?

We welcome parent/guardian volunteers. Volunteers must pass a background check to work with students. Parents and guardians can also support their child’s education in some basic ways, including:

  • encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep;
  • offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria); and
  • helping your child get up in plenty of time for school.

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