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Parent Meeting --Tuesday, Feb. 16

Dear Parents,

We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Vandenberg Gym to get input from parents on the 2016-17 school calendars. There are three options for parents to consider, and one of those options is a 4 day week for students with optional programming on Fridays. Your input is vital to the success of our students.

Text messages and emails were sent to all families in the district. If you did not receive these communications, please contact the office at the building in which your child is enrolled. Attached to the emails were the calendars currently being considered.

Please watch this website and our Facebook page for more information about 4-day weeks. Our communication system cannot distribute so many documents efficiently.

Sincerely,
Alan Kerr

Douglas Superintendent

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Parent Meeting --Tuesday, Feb. 16

Dear Parents,

We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Vandenberg Gym to get input from parents on the 2016-17 school calendars. There are three options for parents to consider, and one of those options is a 4 day week for students with optional programming on Fridays. Your input is vital to the success of our students.

Text messages and emails were sent to all families in the district. If you did not receive these communications, please contact the office at the building in which your child is enrolled. Attached to the emails were the calendars currently being considered.

Please watch this website and our Facebook page for more information about 4-day weeks. Our communication system cannot distribute so many documents efficiently.

Sincerely,
Alan Kerr

Douglas Superintendent

Governor's Plan to Increase Teacher Salaries

The Douglas School Board, Douglas Education Association (DEA) and Administrators stand with Governor Daugaard’s plan to increase teacher pay in South Dakota. It takes a lot of courage to propose a tax increase of any kind, however it does show the value the Governor places on education. We also encourage legislators to support the Governor’s plan. Governor Daugaard’s proposal of a ½ cent sales tax to fund teacher pay increases is an investment in the future of our state.

Parents are encouraged to reach out to their legislators and encourage lawmakers to work hard to support this plan and provide schools with much needed additional funding. Legislators want to hear from those they represent and it is critical that voices in support of our children are heard.

This is a seminal moment in education in South Dakota. It is a time to be bold and take action to support our teachers so we can retain, recruit, and train the best teachers in the nation.

Thank you, Governor Daugaard, for your leadership in education. We look forward to your vision coming to fruition!

Community Library Hours

The Box Elder Community Library is located in the DHS library and is open to the public.

Sept. 9, 2015 to May 5, 2016 when full days of school are in session.

Monday – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30
Thursday 3:30 – 7:30
Friday Closed

Parent Portal--Food Service Online Accounts--Are Now Working!

The Parent Portal option for adding money to Food Service accounts is now up and running! You can add money to your child(ren)'s account(s) online and keep track of their account details. Log into Parent Portal, select Payments on the left side and go through the steps as prompted. Click on the heading of this announcement for directions to set up your accounts. Have a wonderful year.

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Upcoming Events

President's Day--no school
Date: 2/15/2016
Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 2/23/2016, 3:30 PM 7 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 2/25/2016, 3:30 PM 7 PM
Conference Comp Day--no school
Date: 2/26/2016
Early Release
Date: 3/9/2016