News & Announcements

Graduation 2020 & Household Renewal

*You can find current information regarding Graduation 2020 on the website, under Covid19 Closure Info listed at the top, as well as on the DHS page. Click for full story to see link.

*As the end of the school year is quickly approaching, have you completed and submitted Annual Household Renewal if your students are returning next school year?
If not, you need to do it before May 20 or your students may be withdrawn and not enrolled for the 2020-21 school year. Use your Parent Portal to complete.
If you have already submitted Annual Household Renewal, thank you for your patience as we are currently processing them.
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April 3 Instructional Distribution Day

**Food Pantry will be open today from 3:30pm - 6:00pm**

Distribution will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00pm for ALL schools.
Even though schools are only closed through May 1, 2020, we wanted to be prepared if these closures extend.
So, teachers have been asked to provide all instructional materials through MAY 20, 2020.
● Please don’t rush or panic to complete these extra materials.
● If/when school resumes in May, students will bring unfinished work back to school with them.
● If closures extend, students have all materials needed and DSD will NOT hold another distribution time.
Please click to see full story for details on location and process.
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March 27, 2020 Information

Douglas Families, We want to thank you for your kindness and flexibility during these uncertain times. Please read attachment in email or visit our website for updated information during closures through May 1, 2020. Updated information includes: Instructional Distribution for April, Cancelled and postponed events, Updated lunch services, Technology resources. Please click to read the full story to see the attached document containing an update of some information and a recap of other important information.
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Agenda for Board Meeting Tonight

Emergency Board Meeting Rescheduled for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020 at 4 pm at Vandenberg Elementary. The agenda item will be to discuss continued pay for classified employees through May 1, 2020. Click to see agenda.
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Emergency Board Meeting Moved to Wednesday, March 25

***Moved to Wednesday, March 25***
Today Gov. Noem announced that schools remain closed until May 1, 2020. Douglas School District will hold an emergency board meeting today, March 24 at 4 pm at Vandenberg Elementary. The agenda item will be to discuss continued pay for employees through May 1, 2020.
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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
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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:
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