School Closure Notification
Due to Governor Noem's request, the Sisseton School District will be closed next week, March 16-20, 2020. All district facilities are closed to any type of public use until further notice.
Free Meals for students
The District is providing FREE lunch and breakfast the week of March 17-20, 2020
Sisseton School District is committed to the nutritional needs of our students. The District is providing FREE lunch and breakfast the week of March 17-20, 2020 from 11:00am-12:30pm for any student age 1-18. Students do not need to be enrolled to receive a lunch. These meals will be grab-and-go meals that will be picked up and taken home to eat. USDA requirements state that students must be present in order to receive lunch and a breakfast for the following day.
If you are interested in a grab-and-go sack lunch and breakfast, please call between the hours of 8:00am to 10:00am to reserve one. The phone number is (605) 742-2133.
Lunch pickup will take place in the Middle School Loop/Ben Reifel Entrance from 11:00 am - 12:30 p.m.
The yellow arrow shows the location of meal pickup.
Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Sisseton School District Families,
The Sisseton School District is aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its continuous spread both nationally and internationally. Being well informed and well prepared is important for the health and safety of you and your family. We are following the guidelines of the CDC (Center of Disease Control) and the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH.) We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation closely and follow the guidance of the CDC and SD DOH in addressing public health concerns. Children and their family members should engage in usual preventive actions to prevent the spread of respiratory infections. Encourage the kids to practice every-day good hygiene.
Simple steps to prevent the spread of illness:
1) Wash hands multiple times a day for at least 20 seconds. If they can't wash with soap and water, they should use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
2) Remind them to cover their mouths with a tissue when they sneeze or cough and to throw away the tissue immediately, or sneeze or cough into the bend of their elbow.
3) Do not share food or drink.
4) Practice giving fist or elbow bumps instead of handshakes. Fewer germs are spread that way.
5) Encourage them to eat a balanced diet, exercise and to get enough sleep. This will help them develop a strong immune system to fight off illness.
These are things they can do to avoid spreading germs and to stay healthy:
1) Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
2) Stay home when you are sick. Students who exhibit flu-like symptoms (fever or 1000F or more with cough or sore throat) should stay home at least 24 hours after the child is free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
3) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
The CDC recommends washing your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and cover any cough or sneeze with a tissue, which should be discarded immediately after. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, including remotes, cell phones, and household surfaces. We also ask that those who feel sick stay home rather than attend classes or work. These steps will help us prevent the spread of any disease, including COVID-19.
As a parent/ guardian, you can help avoid the spread of illness by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects like doorknobs, counter tops, tables and other surfaces using a disinfectant spray or disinfectant wipes.
Additional information on Coronavirus can be found on these links.
- Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- South Dakota Department of Health: https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx
Sharon Haaland, Rn
Sisseton School District