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Picture Day Coming September 8th & 13th

SMILE! Picture Day Coming Soon\nPicture Day at the Hot Springs Elementary will be held on September the 8th beginning at 8 am. Envelopes to order picture will go out with the students at Elementary.\nAt the Hot Springs Middle School/High School pictures will be taken on September 13 beginning at 7:30 am in the HS Library.\nIn the HS/MS, envelopes are available with the secretaries. Students should grab an order form if they are interested in ordering school pictures or parents can go to mylifetouch.com.

District ARP/COVID Plan

The district's application for funds received from the American Rescue Plan (Covid relief funds) is now available under the Quicklinks dropdown menu above. Click the link to this announcement for the Spanish version.

Links to Athletics/Activities Schedules

The district now has 2 websites you can follow for information on Bison athletics and activities. Click the link here to take you to our athletics webpage for more information.

Bison Sports Broadcast on NFHS Network

Thanks to our broadcast sponsors Fall River Health Services, all broadcasts to Bison sports and other events on the NFHS Network will be free to all viewers. Automated cameras are mounted in the Case Auditorium and at Woodward Field/Dave Scott Stadium to capture all of the action.

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School Board Approves Updated “Continue to Learn” Plan, Beginning at Tier 1 for the Beginning of the School Year

At their August regular monthly board meeting the school board approved the administration’s recommendation to begin the school year at Tier 1, a slight change from the TierCovid pict 2 the district was in for most of last year. Hot Springs Schools did move to Tier 1 on May 1st for the end of the school year. Tier 1 removes the requirement of the Mask Zones when students couldn’t social distance in hallways and other concentrated areas. Masks and social distancing are still recommended and classrooms will be set up to try and meet the CDC and South Dakota Dept of Health’s guidance of 3 feet separation for all students.

The district will continue to provide the same level of cleaning and disinfecting as last year, and health and safety will still be the district’s number one priority. Last year the district utilized the SD DOH testing kits to determine who had contracted the Covid 19 virus. The state is providing a similar test and we will be determining whether we continue to use that or other tests available.

The district does not require vaccination for students or staff. We hope everyone researches the options available to them and makes the most informed decision possible. More information regarding Covid for education can be found at the State’s DOH website at https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/ or the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html .

The complete "Continue to Learn" plan is available by clicking here.

September is Suicide Prevention Month, Please Help Us Get the Word Out!

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. In addition to shifting public perception, we use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. Our goal is ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.Throughout the month of September, NAMI will highlight “Together for Mental Health,” which encourages people to bring their voices together to advocate for better mental health care, including aNAMI Suicide Help Line crisis response system. NAMI wants any person experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors to have a number to call, a system to turn to, that would connect them to the treatment and support they need.

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