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Carbon County School District No. 2 was created in 1972 through the consolidation of school districts in the eastern half of Carbon County, Wyoming.

The District encompasses 4,000 square miles in southeastern Wyoming with the eastern border less than 100 miles from Cheyenne and the southern border beginning at the Colorado / Wyoming state line. Interstate 80 and the Union Pacific railroad bisects the District.

Schools are located in the communities of Elk Mountain, Encampment, Hanna, Saratoga and Medicine Bow. The District Administration Central Office is located in Saratoga, which is the largest of the five communities.

Central Office Public Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - Noon

Public Notices

Health Office Protocol - When Is an Ill Student Sent Home?

When students come to the office not feeling well, they are evaluated and sent home according to the following criteria:

Are they:

  • running a fever of 100.0 F or higher
  • vomiting
  • have uncontrolled diarrhea
  • complain of a headache that is not relieved by drinking water, eating crackers, and rest
  • have any other condition that does not allow them to participate with their class


If your child calls stating they are sick and want to come home please ask to speak to a school staff member. We would like to care for your child while they are at school.

Please make sure someone on your emergency medical form is available if you need to be out of town. It is hard for a sick student to lie on the cot all day in a noisy environment.

Your child may return to school when, they have no fever for 24 hours without medication; have not vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours; and are able to successfully participate in class all day. When there has been a “significant outbreak” of an illness within the school community, your child will need to be fever free without medications for 48 hours before returning to school. This may include, but is not limited to, Influenza, strep throat, vomiting and diarrhea, viral infections, etc.

Thank you,       

Karen Patton, RN                                                                   Melissa Copeland, LPN
School Nurse                                                                           School Nurse
(307) 339-8007                                                                       (970) 571-1339

Rapter Visitor Management System

CCSD#2 is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our district schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe in knowing who is in our building at all times and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our buildings.

It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.

ID will only be required once to be scanned. We will then be able to print additional badges without additional scans. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.  

In the event that a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building, but will be escorted by a school staff member.

If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website ( If you have any questions for the district personnel, please contact Larry Uhling or Jim Copeland at 307-326-5271. The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor Visitor Management System provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district.  CCSD#2 will be initiating this system beginning on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Parent / Community Survey Regarding Budget Decisions

As most of you are aware, the State of Wyoming is facing a shortfall in funding this year due to the recent downturn in the mineral industry.  There are several bills that are moving through the legislature, most of which will require substantial budget cuts for Carbon School District #2.  We do not know the exact severity of the cuts, and probably won’t know the amount until the current legislative session closes (March 3rd). However, since we cannot wait that long to begin working on our budget, I am releasing this survey to give any Parent or Community Member who wishes to give input the ability to do so.

This survey requires your name and community and/or the school which your student attends.  It also allows for comments after each item and a general comment box at the end.  Basically, you are asked to rate certain items in importance from your perspective.  Your input will be considered as we move forward to complete a budget.  If there are major cuts required, some will likely touch personnel and programs.  I am hoping that we will not have to make painful cuts, but I want to be ready just in case.  Thanks for your time and support as we work through this challenging time. 

Central Office Public Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - Noon