Welcome Back Students! We will begin the school year with a staggered start. Westside Elementary Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st-grade students will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Sisseton Middle School 5th-6th grade students will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Sisseton High School 9th grade students will begin on Tuesday, August 25. All students will report to school on Wednesday, August 26.
Virtual Online Fall Sports Meetings (Using Google Meet) are listed here for Tuesday, August 4 @ 5:00 Volleyball (grades 9-12) | Thursday, August 6 @ 5:00 Cross Country (grades 6-12) | Thursday, August 6 @ 6:00 Football (grades 9-12) | Wednesday, August 12 @ 5:00 Boys Golf (grades 9-12)
Student/Parent Information and Requirements for SDHSAA Fall Sports Participation Fall Sports Only - Parent/Student Meeting for Varsity Sports: Schedule of meetings in the school Multipurpose room. Tuesday, August 4 @ 5:00 Volleyball (grades 9-12) Thursday, August 6 @ 5:00 Cross Country (grades 6-12) Thursday, August 6 @ 6:00 Football (grades 9-12) Wednesday, August 12 @ 5:00 Boys Golf (grades 9-12) *NOTE – Due to the COVID-19, these meetings will be available online. The site/link will be posted on the school website. Eligibility paperwork is available online for your convenience or at the principal’s office. All students/parents are required to attend or view online the pre-season meeting listed above. If you are unable to attend, you will need to contact the athletic office at 698-7613 ext. 105 or email email@example.com. Student-athletes will need to return all of the required forms/documents to the school before the first official practice.
July 30, 2020
Sisseton School District Students & Families,
This letter aims to share information about the Sisseton School District’s plans as we move into the 2020-21 school year.
District administrators and staff have been meeting throughout the summer to review guidance from the SD Department
of Education, SD Department of Health, the CDC, and other organizations to develop plans that will work best for our
students and community as we return to school this fall.
The Sisseton School District will follow the established school calendar, with classes starting in person on August 25,
2020. We have increased districtwide cleaning protocols and put additional safety measures into place, such as
increasing spacing between desks, increasing handwashing opportunities, and decreasing large group gatherings. The
district has developed supplemental plans for blended learning and distance education that may have to be utilized based
on community COVID-19 activity and recommendations from the SD Department of Health. Based on family feedback,
we are also offering a Virtual Academy for those students/families who do not feel comfortable sending their child to
school at this time. Virtual Academy registrations are available on the district website or school offices and are due
August 10, 2020.
While we plan to begin the school year in a traditional, on-site model, we will continue working with the SD Department
of Health to monitor localized health data and adjust instructional plans as necessary. Modifications to our educational
delivery based on the SD Department of Health recommendations may include limiting the number of students on
campus each day in conjunction with distance learning or moving to a full distance learning plan if needed. As such, we
ask that you contact your child’s school with any new contact information, including addresses, phone numbers, and
High School registration will occur on August 3-7. All High School students should register during their designated
time/date. Middle School registration is August 10-14. Westside registration for new students is August 10-14.
Additional registration information is found on the Sisseton School District website (Sisseton.k12.sd.us). Please visit the
district website and district Facebook pages or call your student’s attendance center for additional information. Students
and families new to the district are encouraged to contact the student’s school building or the District Administrative
office to begin the registration process.
District representatives are in continual contact with the SD Department of Education, SD Department of Health, and
other schools through the region to finalize our fall start procedures. Please be aware that all plans are subject to change
at a moment’s notice, based on guidance and recommendations from the SD Department of Health and local health data.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and support as we continue to work through this together. We will continue to
strive to provide strong educational opportunities for students in the Sisseton School District.
Dr. Tammy Meyer - Superintendent