Athletic Physicals for 2021-22 School Year

Hot Springs Bison students that plan to participate in athletic activities this year will be required to have a physical completed and on file before the 1st day of practice. The updated SDHSAA Physical Form is available on this website under the Quicklinks section on the left side of the page. The form is also available directly from SDHSAA (South Dakota High School Athletic Association) at the link available here. For more information please contact Brad Zachow, AD or Nancy Lamb, AD Secretary at 605-745-3482.

Monument Health is once again offering free physicals for all students at all of their locations including the Hot Springs, Custer, and Rapid City clinics. 


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School COVID Operating Plans

The South Dakota Department of Health is requiring all schools to have a Covid plan to begin the 2021-22 school year. We continue to update our "Return To Learn" plans to include ways for you to help us stay safe by including an at home screening checklist. Please screen your child/children daily to help us maintain a safe and healthy environment at school. 

The South Dakota Departments of Education and Health continue to partner to provide information and guidance to school districts and parents through webinars and documents.  For the most up-to-date information regarding symptoms, visit the SD Dept of Health webpage on symptoms by clicking here.

Current Tier Level:

All Hot Springs Schools are currently at Tier 1 - Face to Face Instruction

Thank you for working with us in following the CDC recommendations and guidelines to keep our school safe!

South Dakota State Standardized Results to be Mailed Out by Hot Springs Schools

Results of the South Dakota State test results (SBAC) will be mailed out to all students and parents this week. The results showed students performance in English Language Arts (Reading) and Math for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11th grade and in Science in grades 4, 8 , and 11.

Click here to view our Assessment Calendar and click here for the South Dakota Department of Education Assessment website.


All Students Now Qualify for Free Meals at Hot Springs Schools

Through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA) (P.L. 116-127), the USDA was given funding to allow free meals through the end of the school year.

Beginning November 1st, all students attending the Hot Springs School District Schools will be offered both a free breakfast and a free lunch.

Your student(s) must currently be attending school to be eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

The funds that are currently in your child’s account will roll over to next year. If your student currently has a negative balance for meals purchased prior to November 1st, parents are responsible for this negative balance.

The Hot Springs School District guidelines will remain in place for extra entrées. All students must have appropriate funding in their account prior to be served extras. Students are not allowed to charge extra entrées.

If you have a question, please contact Laura Marchant at or 605-745-5766.

Did you know that Hot Springs School District 23-2 has an Attendance Hotline?

In an attempt to help families, we have established an Attendance Hotline for your use if you either anticipate an absence for your student or would like to call her/him in if they are sick.

Please call if your student will be absent.

Elementary School (605) 745-4165

Middle School (605) 745-4143

High School (605) 745-4234

If they are seen by a doctor/physician have them bring the verifying note to the office upon their return. Remember, the MS/HS has been working within the Google Classroom platform and your child should be able to access the majority of their work through this forum.

Letting the school know in advance of an impending absence helps communicate with your student's teachers and provides time for them to get work to your student.

Thank you for helping to communicate with the school on absences. We are all in this together.

We are now on Facebook!

We understand during these uncertain times that communication will be more important than ever. In response, we are now on Facebook and will be looking to add other communication apps in the future. Click here to go to our Facebook page.



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Middle School – 605-745-4146

High School – 605-745-4147

Administration Office – 605-745-4145

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