January 15, 2021: Estill County School Announcement
After reviewing our COVID-19 Mode of Instruction Metric and looking at several data points, the district feels that we need to return to remote learning during the week of January 19 through January 22. This is not due to any type of spread within our schools, but related to county and state data and a number of quarantines that has resulted from activities and events in our community.
Each individual school will be contacting their students and families with additional information. Teachers will be working with students daily to assist them with their assignments. Meal delivery will resume next week and students will receive a breakfast and lunch for Tuesday through Friday.
Hopefully, our data points will improve during the next few days and in-person classes will resume on January 25 using our Hybrid A/B Schedule. We continue to ask our entire community to follow all CDC guidelines and continue washing your hands, practice social distancing and wear a face covering. Have a good weekend.
Welcome to Estill County High School!
My name is Josh Yost, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the principal of Estill County High School. I graduated from Clay County High School in 2002 before attending the University of Kentucky for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education. I received my Rank I in Educational Leadership from Asbury University. I spent the first eleven years of my teaching career teaching high school social studies at West Jessamine and North Bullitt High Schools. Last year, I served as the assistant principal at Estill County Middle School.
This year, we are focused on helping our students achieve Engineer Excellence in everything they do. Across the school, you will see posters with #EngineerExcellence and ESTILL on them.
S- Strength of Character
These are the characteristics we want each student to exhibit whether it be in academics, extracurricular activities, or their lives away from school. Helping each student reach their full potential and gain the skills necessary for college, vocational school, military, or the workforce is our goal here at ECHS.
Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or need information. We’re excited to have a great 2019-20 school year, and I hope to meet many of you at our events throughout the year!