News & Announcements

Instructional Distribution March 20, 2020

MARCH 20, 2020
While schools are closed from guidance of local, state, and federal authorities,
school districts are directed to move instructional practices to remote learning and
maintain continuation of instructional practices.
Below is the information to access instructional material by SCHOOL.
● As of now, the State has not told us whether the time will need to be made up.
● However, DSD has filled out an application to count these days as instructional
minutes. (DSD will notify parents when these applications are approved.)
● Information on how to access instruction is listed below

Update on Instruction from Administration

***Food pantry will be open Thursday the 19th from 3:30 to 6pm.***

Update on Instruction: Effective March 18, 2020
Governor Noem has just announced that school will also be closed next week,
March 23-27. Under advisement from the State, the State Department of Health,
and CDC guidance and out of great care and concern for our students, staff and
the greater community health and safety, we have made the following decisions:

Announcement from Administration & Food Pantry

***Food pantry will be open Thursday the 19th from 3:30 to 6pm.***
From Administration: At this time, the district has not rescheduled anything. We are meeting today to see everything that needs to be rescheduled, considered, and communicated. Please be patient with DSD staff and admin. As we navigate through this time. We will have official communications from the district office by 5 pm today. Central Office is not taking calls at this time, as we are working together on the DSD plan. To help curb more confusion, we ask that you wait for official communication before posting times or dates.
Thanks for your patience and help,
DSD Admin

School Closure Extended

Douglas School District just received word--

Governor Noem announced today, March 17, at her media availability in Sioux Falls that all schools in South Dakota will be closed for one more week, the week of March 23-27. During the next week of closure, schools should make all efforts to provide flex, or alternate, education. Once again, this step is being taken in order to stay ahead of the spread of the coronavirus.

All Douglas administrators are meeting Wednesday to finalize preparations for providing access to technology, paper copies of work, and food services. Please monitor your email or social media for updates on how we will provide instructional materials.

Thank you for the patience and kindness as our district and community work through this crisis.

District Offering FREE Bag Lunches

***(See Daily Updates regarding the COVID 19 status in our school community by clicking on the COVID 19 Update button on the home page.)***
Beginning TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 Douglas School District will be offering FREE bagged lunch for anyone age 18 and under and in need of food assistance. We will offer drive-up services at Douglas Middle School, as well as multiple bussing routes to deliver lunches. Please read attachment for all details.

School Closure & Other Important Info

Please click READ FULL STORY to see the complete announcement.
3/13/20 2:45 PM Update: DHS Cabaret and DMS Theater Production tonight and tomorrow have been cancelled.

March 13, 2020: COVID 19 Daily Update

At this time, we DO NOT have any reports of cases or anyone being tested for COVID-2019 in the Douglas School District, strictly including our employees and students.  Complete information on our update page. Please click to see full article.
***The DHS CABARET performances will be held as scheduled March 13 & 14, 7:00pm. All other school activities, practices, and events are suspended until further notice. The District facilities are closed until further notice.***

COVID 19 Updates

With concerns about COVID-2019 deepening, we want you to know that multiple agencies at the local, state, and federal levels are working together to best respond to this pandemic. First and foremost, we are following the guidance of our local health officials. Communication is ongoing as this is a fluid situation and state and national guidance is changing daily, if not hourly. Please read the rest of the statement and check back for updates.
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