Help Us Welcome Allison Struck

Allison Struck

Allison Struck brings passion for education, as well as valuable work experience, to her role as the first, full-time executive director of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation. She begins her duties today (July 16).

Struck previously worked as a program manager and coordinator at Feeding South Dakota, a highly regarded, statewide, hunger relief organization that has its headquarters in Sioux Falls.
She has had close ties to education throughout her life, and she is a proud graduate of public schools. “This position was a natural fit for me,” she said. “I’m really excited and looking forward to the opportunities we have.”

The Education Foundation champions the cause of teachers and students throughout the School District by raising money for innovative teaching projects not funded by tax dollars. The organization also provides grants to first-time teachers to help them buy classroom supplies.

The recent hiring of Struck represents a significant milestone for the Education Foundation, which is governed by a Board comprised of volunteers. In recent years, the Board has been assisted by part-time employees that have helped coordinate business matters and promote the organization. However, Board members have been planning for years to hire an executive directive. The goal is to raise more money for grants to help more students and more teachers in the steadily growing school system.

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Envision: Preschool

Dr. Maher discusses this important step in the education of students and some options available to parents in Sioux Falls.

Envision: Facilities Next Steps

Now that the community survey results have been analyzed, what are the next steps for the School Board in the facilities planning process? Dr. Maher explains.

Envision: Survey Results

Dr. Maher discusses the recently released results of a community-wide survey on facilities needs for the future.

Survey Results Indicate Community Supports Facility Recommendations

Survey

The Sioux Falls School District asked for your input about facility needs for the future and the community responded! Nearly 3,700 residents (3.686) answered questions via an online survey about their satisfaction with Sioux Falls Public Schools and the proposal to issue up to $190 Million in bonds to accommodate growing enrollments.

A good cross-section of the community responded to the 17-questions asked by The Donovan Group, a Wisconsin-based community engagement firm who orchestrated the survey and presented the results to school board members at their work session on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

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Community Survey

Sioux Falls School District Logo

Data collection for the community survey regarding future facility needs has ended. However, there is still time to voice your opinions by calling or emailing school board members. This link will take you to a page where you can find contact information for Board members. Thank you for your interest in this important community conversation.

Proposed Facilities Costs

After multiple community input sessions and two months of public Task Force meetings, a recommendation was submitted to the School Board for a facilities plan encompassing $190 million of new schools, updates to older buildings, and investment in the city's core. But what does this mean for YOU? Dr. Maher explains.

District Summer Hours: Mon - Thurs 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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The Sioux Falls School District will once again be operating with summer hours this year. These efforts honor 11 and 12 month employee requests, facilitate significant energy savings throughout the warmest months of the year, and offer a predictable summer schedule for our patrons and staff.

Details:

With the exceptions listed below, Sioux Falls School District staff will be available and buildings will be open from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday from June 11 to July 27. Offices will be closed on Fridays.

Kids Inc and the Summer Lunch Program will continue to operate Monday through Friday. Click here to learn more about summer breakfast & lunch.

During the week of July 4, offices will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with Wednesday off for Independence Day.

Envision: Summer in the SFSD 2018

Dr. Maher explains how summer is hardly a time off for many in the Sioux Falls School District. It's actually the busiest time of the year for human resources, custodial and maintenance workers, and our technical crews preparing for a new school year. This summer is also shorter than usual.

Envision: Task Force Wrap Up

As the community Task Force on facilities planning concluded their fourth public meeting on May 30 as planned, Dr. Maher has words of thanks for the members' considerable work. He also explains the process moving forward.

Sioux Falls School District to Celebrate 2018 Graduates

1,533 Sioux Falls Public School Students to be Honored at Sunday’s Graduation Ceremonies

More than 1,500 students who have attained senior status by the start of the Spring 2018 semester will walk across the stage on Sunday, June 3 to be recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments. Graduating seniors must have earned the required 22 credits to receive a high school diploma.

Sunday’s graduation ceremonies are scheduled at the Sioux Falls Arena as follows:

New Technology High School 11 a.m.
Washington High School 1 p.m.
Lincoln High School 4 p.m.
Roosevelt High School 7 p.m.

Students who attend alternative programs at Axtell Park and earn 22 credits receive their diplomas from one of the three traditional high schools and may attend that ceremony.

Class of 2018 Highlights:
385 students are recognized as Regents Scholars by the South Dakota Department of Education
248 students are members of the National Honor Society
126 students are recognized as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board
13 students are National Merit Finalists
375 students are Presidential Education Award Winners
162 students have earned the Advanced Placement Achievement Award

The Sioux Falls School District is planning to live stream each graduation ceremony on Sunday for any friends and family members who are unable to attend. Live streams for all graduation ceremonies can be found on the District’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SiouxFallsSchools

Subscribe to our channel for notifications, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for more details.

DVDs of each ceremony, with the exception of any copyrighted musical performances, are available for purchase from the Community Relations Department at IPC. Each ceremony will be shown in its entirety on KLRN-TV, Your Sioux Falls Classroom Connection (Midco Channels 20 & 595), during the coming weeks.

Summer Breakfast & Lunch Dates and Sites

Summer Lunch Program

The Sioux Falls School District will once again be offering free summer breakfasts and lunches for all children ages 1-18 at the sites listed below. All sites are open Monday-Friday June 4-August 3 with the exception of Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day). Please note - only three sites offer breakfast, while all sites offer lunch. Parents can eat with their children for a small fee: $2.25 for breakfast and $3.85 for lunch.

Location Address Dates of Operation Breakfast Lunch
Laura B. Anderson 1600 N Wayland June 4 - August 3 8:30 - 9:00 am 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cleveland 1000 S Edwards Dr June 4 - August 3 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Food Service Center 1101 N Western June 4 - August 3 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Garfield 705 S Roberts Dr June 4 - August 3 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hawthorne 601 N Spring June 4 - August 3 8:30 - 9:00 am 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hayward 400 N Valley View Rd June 4 - August 3 8:30 - 9:00 am 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Terry Redlin 1721 E Austin June 4 - August 3 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Anne Sullivan 3701 E 3rd June 4 - August 3 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Read more: Summer Breakfast & Lunch Dates and Sites

Updates for the SFSD Policies

Sioux Falls School District Annual Notifications

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Directory Information
  • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment: Information Not Subject to Survey, Analysis, or Evaluation Without Consent and Consent/Opt-Out for Specific Activities
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Child Identification

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