The District will begin accepting open enrollment applications for the 2021-22 school year on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 7:30 am.
Applications will also be accepted at the Instructional Planning Center, 201 E. 38th Street starting at 7:30 am on December 1st, 2020. All applications, both online and in-person, will be accepted in date and timestamp order.
The school board revised the requirement for the 14-day quarantine for close contacts as part of the District’s Return to Learn plan. These changes will apply to close contacts whose exposure occurred in the school setting, and both the positive case and the close contact were masked when the exposure occurred. For this setting, the 14-day quarantine is now recommended, but not required if specific conditions are met.
A person identified by the school as a close contact may return to school IF:
The positive case was wearing a mask
The close contact was wearing a mask when exposed
The exposure occurred in a school setting
The person has no COVID-related symptoms
The parent/guardian has called the school to confirm eligibility to return
The close contact MUST monitor for symptoms daily and wear a mask during the 14-day quarantine.
The Intent to Return form is turned into the school upon return
The Sioux Falls Public Schools has been accepted into a program by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that allows ALL children in the District, ages 1 to 18, to receive meals at no cost to them. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided free with no income guidelines. If a preschool-aged child (1-5) is not currently attending schools, meals can be ordered by calling (605) 367-7618 by 8 am. This program is retroactively in effect from September 1, 2020, and carries through June 30, 2021.
Any meal purchased since the beginning of September will be credited back and funds placed in the student account for future use. If you want to request a refund (in the form of a paper check) call the Child Nutrition Office at (605) 367-7962. Only breakfast and lunch meals are free. Any second milk, a second meal, or a la carte items will NOT be free. Students must have funds to purchase these items. My School Bucks will be turned back on November 1, 2020, for anyone wishing to make deposits for the extra items.
We encourage all families to continue to submit free and reduced meal applications! This application is necessary to access free bus passes, musical instruments, reduced fees in Kids Inc., summer school, and AP classes. Further, filling out an application this year allows a free/reduced status to carry over into the next school year through the end of September. Without an application this year, students who may qualify will start the 2021-22 school year as a full-pay student.