Principal Message

Kathy Weymiller, Principal at Custer

Happy New Year, Custer Cougars!
May the days ahead bring us good health, happiness and the opportunity to gather together “normally!”

Here at Custer, we are working hard to prepare all the details for bringing students back on campus. Whether you have selected hybrid, or virtual, we are committed to continuing our school year “strong” with forward progress in academic and social/emotional learning. We are so proud of the resilience and grit we are seeing from our students and sincerely thank our families for every effort that supports learning.

Return to Learning
Our anticipated dates for the start of hybrid learning are:

  • Tuesday, February 2 for Kindergarten and 1st grade
  • Thursday, February 4 for 2nd and 3rd grades
  • Friday, February 5 for 4th and 5th


You can expect more specific and communication as we get closer to these dates.

It’s going to look and feel different
Here are just some of the things you can prepare your child for:

  1. We will be checking every child’s temperature as they arrive at school.
  2. Masks, social distancing and lots of hand washing will be our plan for students and staff while the pandemic is still a concern.
  3. For now, we regret we will not be able to welcome parents or volunteers into the building.
  4. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in class.
  5. Classrooms will have an assigned section of the playground so student groups will not be mixing.
  6. Students will not change rooms to go the library, STEAM or PE. Instead, these specialists will come to their classrooms. When weather allows, we will take students outside for PE.

Things to think about
If your child will be coming to hybrid, please plan to send them with a water bottle and a back-up mask that they can keep at school in case the one they are wearing breaks or gets too dirty to use. If they have a small personal hand sanitizer bottle, that would be a great thing for their pocket. Also, students will be allowed and encouraged to bring recess toys from home, labeled with their name, that will not be shared with others.


For students who might be coming into the building for in person or hybrid instruction, immunizations need to be up to date.  Students who will need to have medications at school will need a physician’s order and signatures along with medications before coming back to the building for in-person support and instruction.


If you are wondering or worrying about anything to do with school, please give me a call. I work for you and would be happy to take your questions. (253) 583-5232 is my direct line.

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