First Set of Spanish Immersion Students set to Graduate

SFSD implemented its first Global Studies/World Language program at Rosa Parks Elementary school in 2008. Since then, the program has evolved into a full K-12 Spanish Immersion program with multiple pathways for students.

There are three instructional models that fall under the Spanish Immersion World Language umbrella. The first of three to be implemented within the SFSD was the Spanish Language Immersion program, which allows English-proficient students to become bilingual and biliterate in Spanish. Two-way Immersion and the Spanish Language-Heritage programs were both implemented in 2019.

The first class of Spanish Immersion students will graduate this spring!

Congratulations to the 2021 Teacher of the Year, Ann Robertson!

Teacher of the Year 2021 Ann Robertson

Visit our Teacher of the Year page to view all of the wonderful teachers that were nominated!

Election day will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Sioux Falls School District will be holding a School Board election on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. There are two seats open. (Current Board Members, Kate Parker, and Todd Thoelke’s terms are expiring in July.)

2021 School Board Candidates

There are 5 candidates running for 2 open seats.

  • Cory Begley
  • Paulette Ludens
  • Marc Murren
  • Kate Parker
  • Anthony Pizer

The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a candidate forum with all five candidates on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm at the Instructional Planning Center. The public is welcome to attend. You may also watch the Livestream on our KLRN Midco cable channels 20 and 595 or on our YouTube channel.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a 5-year-old?
SFSD is now registering children who will be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2021, for Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten!

Students who are ready for the rigors of a full day of academics should enroll in Kindergarten while students who need a little more time for emotional, social, and/or academic growth can register for Junior Kindergarten. Both programs are free to any SFSD student. (Junior Kindergarten is located at John F. Kennedy, Susan B. Anthony, and Harvey Dunn, but is open to any age-eligible student in the District.)

Last Day of School Update - 2021

Last Day of School May 26th