Dakota Valley School Board

The Dakota Valley School Board practiced social distancing at their special meeting Thursday, March 19. They discussed the steps and methods of learning that will be taken with the recent two-week school closure due to COVID-19.

With the recent two-week school closure mandated by the state of South Dakota, the Dakota Valley School Board met in special session Thursday, March 19 to discuss various options for students and administration.

Student Education

Superintendent Dr. Jerry Rasmussen said that teachers were at the school March 19 and were organizing materials to continue teaching students through various outside learning methods. The teachers met through Zoom® or were in groups of 10 or less spread out in the gym to figure out course material.

“They’re organizing materials for students,” Rasmussen said. “Some will get paper; some will get online. It, of course, depends on access, age of the student – grades six through 12 have their own Dakota Valley device. You might have a device, though, and be at home without internet. We have asked parents to let us know if they don’t have a device or they don’t have internet and we’ll make sure [they have proper course material and internet access].”

Learning materials will be coordinated according to age level and parents or guardians will be contacted on how to pick up or drop off materials for their children.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.