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Daily Announcements

We hope your 2023 has begun well. We want to share a few announcements with you:


Parent Conferences


The secondary school will have parent conferences on Monday and Tuesday, February 13 and 14, in the Tays Gym from 4:30-7:30 each day. These conferences will be an open house format. We encourage all parents to attend. This is a great opportunity for teachers and parents to share feedback with each other. Our partnership will provide the best possible situation for student success.


School Construction


As many of you are aware, we have begun demolition on the old industrial arts building to make room for our new CTE building. The construction project will last ten months and potentially more. Having construction and school happen concurrently presents some challenges. Therefore, we want to inform you about what is happening and to give you a few discussion points to have with your student(s):


  • Do not try to enter the fenced off area - We have signage posted on the fences, and we have more signage ordered so that the area will be well marked. However, we have seen students try to squeeze through the fences to cut across the construction area. This is very dangerous. We try to monitor the area in between classes, but it is impossible for us to always monitor the area.
  • The parking lot will be restructured - The construction has eliminated one of the teacher’s parking lots. Furthermore, large construction trucks will need to access the construction site. Therefore, we will be posting signage that will redraw the parking lot that lies among the middle school, football field, and the Tays building. Please ask your students to pay attention to the signs. We will give reminders, but eventually, we will ticket offenders and potentially tow vehicles if they are obstructing school or construction work.
  • Entering the Tays building - The main entrance to the Tays will no longer be accessible. Students will need to use the north entrance (the one directly adjacent to the parking lot). The east entrance will not be accessible while the construction is ongoing.


We recognize that the construction is an inconvenience. We thank you for your flexibility, and we appreciate you discussing this matter with your students. We want to help every student adjust to this new reality, and we need your partnership. Thank you.


Work Keys Test


To further develop our college and career readiness counseling, we will conduct the Work Keys Assessment on the morning of January 25. We are conducting this assessment, which will involve all 11th graders, with the partnership of the South Dakota Department of Labor. We anticipate that it will take 2-3 hours.


If you have any questions, please contact us, or schedule a meeting. We look forward to seeing you at parent conferences.




Secondary Administration Team

Middle/High School Friday School 


When: Every Friday 9:00-12:00

(You don’t have to attend the whole time)


Where: Room 108

 (Enter through Middle School Office Doors)


Who: Grades 6-12


How: Grades 6-8 

(Parents / Guardians contact a teacher to request a referral)


How: Grades 9-12

(Students may refer themselves by going to the link below)