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  • Alert: This is a reminder that the district wide tobacco and vaping ban begins on January 1, 2020. All Estill County School Property will be smoke-free & tobacco free environments! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jeff Saylor, Superintendent, or Erika Adams, District Health Services Coordinator.
  • School Closings/Delays: January 23, 2020 Press Release: Estill County Schools RE: Estill County Schools will be closed Friday, January 24th and Monday, January 27th. After monitoring attendance the past few days and several conversations with local health care providers, I have decided that the best course of action for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is cancel school on Friday, January 24th and Monday, January 27th. All schools will be closed during this time. Only Administration, Custodians and CO Personnel are allowed in the building. Also, it does not benefit us to call off school if we allow extracurricular activities to continue, so beginning this evening at 6pm and continuing until Monday afternoon at 4:00pm, all games, practices and activities with the exception of the following activities will be canceled. Thursday, January 23rd - ECHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Team Practice Saturday, January 25th - ECHS District Governors Cup at Owsley County Saturday, January 25th - District Honors Band Performance at Bourbon County Sunday, January 26th - ECHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Team Practice All gyms and sports facilities will be closed and no one is allowed to use our facilities for any events. All schools will reopen on Tuesday morning, January 28th, at 8am. I hope our students, their families and our staff take this time to get better.
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Bluegrass Orthopaedics

Dear Student-Athletes, Parents, and Community,

As we are entering the new school year, I am looking forward to the future of Estill County High School
athletics. Beginning the Fall 2019 school year, I will have the honor of serving as head Athletic Trainer and will
be providing coverage for ECHS home games. As head Athletic Trainer, it is important for me to communicate
with all coaches, players, and parents in order to provide quality care for the incoming student-athletes and to
serve everyone involved. I would like to introduce myself and communicate what you may expect of our
athletic training staff and all those supporting us at Bluegrass Orthopaedics.

My name is Kirsten West, an Estill County High School Graduate. I obtained a Bachelor of Science from the
University of Kentucky in Kinesiology and Health Promotion with a focus on Exercise Science and went on to
obtain a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Eastern Kentucky University. Following graduation
from EKU, I spent two years working with Hardin Memorial Health Sports Medicine providing coverage for
the Elizabethtown Sports Park and assisting in coverage for Hardin, LaRue, and Meade County High Schools
while obtaining my Master of Science in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport from Western Kentucky University.
I have experience with a multitude of sports including football, soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball, basketball,
lacrosse, and wrestling. I am thrilled to be coming back to my alma mater as an Athletic Trainer!

In rural areas like Estill County, Athletic Trainers are not as common as other areas of the state. To be able to
bring awareness and education about a field that I am so passionate about to a community that I am so
passionate about, is an amazing honor. I will be providing home game coverage for the 2019-2020 school year.
I’m thankful for the Estill County School system, Bluegrass Orthopaedics, and Marcum and Wallace Memorial
Hospital for making this wonderful opportunity possible.

My main role as Head Athletic Trainer is to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes. Our athletic
training staff will be responsible for ECHS home event coverage. It is important that each coach, parent, and
player knows that there is an open line of communication with me at all times. My contact information is
provided, and I will do my best to make myself easily accessible.

I look forward to working with student-athletes, coaches, and parents of Estill County. If you have any
questions or concerns in the upcoming months, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our BGO Sports
Medicine staff. Go Engineers!

Kirsten West, MS, LAT, ATC
E-mail: kirsten.west@bluegrassortho.com

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