2021 September Newsletter

September Calendar

  • 17th – No School – Friday Academy
  •  21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th – Play Practice
  •  24th – Mustang Spirit Day – Wear blue and orange 
  •  30th – 6th Grade Virtual Yellowstone Day

Principals Message


It is GREAT to have students in the building.  We are geared up to meet the social, emotional, academic, and health related needs of our students this year.  We only have 160 days of school this year which is three full weeks less than just a few years ago, so each day of instruction is precious.  To that end, please have your children at school every day if possible.  I have been very impressed with the commitment to learning and the positive behaviors of our students this year.  That is to your credit and is appreciated.  I want to extend a hand of open communication.  If you have issues that pertain to the classroom, please make sure to contact your child’s teacher.  If the issue is beyond the classroom or has gone unresolved, please do not hesitate to call me.  We are here to make sure all is done to prepare our students for the “next level” and to serve all as member of the team.



Thank you for helping make this a great year at Etna Elementary.  We appreciate your support and all you do to make school a good experience for your child.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 307-885-2472.


Etna Elementary Welcomes the Following New Staff:

Makena Johnson – 4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Johnson graduated from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math. She then went to Utah State University where she graduated with a degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education. She previously taught 5th grade in Utah for two years. She is excited to be back in Star Valley. She enjoys playing sports, baking, and the outdoors.

Deanna Robbins – 6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Robbins graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with and Emphasis in Earth Science. She taught 6th grade for the past 2 years in Idaho Falls. She is expecting her first child, a boy, due the beginning of December. She is excited to make Star Valley her home and raise her family her. She enjoys hikes with her husband, anything outdoors and reading. She already loves the Valley and is excited to be at Etna Elementary!


Wendy Kennedy – Kitchen Manager

Mrs. Kennedy was born and raised in Star Valley. She spent 15 years working in the nursing field. She is happily married with 5 amazing boys, ages 11.5, 9, 9, 5, & 5.  She has two sets of twins. She loves being outdoors, doing crafts and spending time with her  family. Her family is the world to her. She is the PTO president for Thayne Elementary. She is tickled to be here at Etna, She loves her job and loves being around the kids!!!

LeeAnna Guyett – Kitchen Aid

LeeAnna has been happily married to her husband, Mike, for 21 years.  They have two teenagers who attend Star Valley High School.  This is her fifth year living in Star Valley.  She loves to read, hike, and bake delicious desserts.

 Music Specials

Please check with Mr. Kratz at 307-880-5352 or gro.2dscl@ztarkl if you have any questions or concerns regarding instruments this year. Also find Mr. Kratz on clever.com for all information and weekly lessons.


We are off to a great start! 

Thank you to those who signed up on SIGN UP GENIUS to help with activities this year.  It’s not too late to help and get your name on the list. Just send a quick email to moc.ratsrevlis@wtt

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for more updates! Just look up Etna PTO.

Looking forward to a great year!

Etna PTO

This summer, several Etna Elementary students attended Mastery Camp.   The kids had a great time camping in tents for two nights and learning some camping skills.  They also had fun paddle boarding, swimming, and hiking.  What a great way to spend some of our beautiful summer days!

September Lunch Menu

Nurses Website