Superintendent's Newsletter


Next School Board Meeting

Monday, Aug. 15th, 5:30pm

525 East Illinois Street

Spearfish, SD

2022-2023 Parent Notifications

School Breakfast & Lunch Information

Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, the USDA has allocated additional funding to School Nutrition Programs that allowed all students to each free school meals without collecting Free/Reduced meal applications. However, at the close of the 2021-2022 school year this funding is no longer available to school districts.

What does this mean for you: Anyone that does not qualify for Free/Reduced meals will need to start paying full price for breakfast and lunch next school year. The School Board at their July 11th, 2022 meeting approved to not increase the cost of meals for the 20222-2023 school year. The meal prices are as follows:


· Grades K-5 - $ 1.20; grades 6-12 -$1.45; adults - $1.97


· Grades K-5 - $2.90, grades 6-12 - $3.15; adults $4.01

· Cruisin’ Café for grades 9-12 - $4.20; adults $4.90

For more information or to complete an application for free or reduced meals, please review the parent packet below for instructions on how to complete the application. Applications can be returned to Brittany Kahl at the District Office at 525 E. Illinois or to the office at your child’s school. All school offices will be open by August 11th, 2022.

Annual Student Registration

Each year we ask parents of existing Spearfish School District students to log onto their Parent Portal account and complete the “Annual Registration” for their child or children. This is when you will update any contact information, physical or mailing address, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc…. as well as signing off on the annual permissions for a variety of items. We ask that you complete this registration by August 19th. Please review the document below for further information and instructions.

Spearfish School District Mobile App

The Spearfish School District recently launched an official mobile app designed to give parents, staff, students and the broader community access to calendars, breakfast/lunch menus, events & activities, parent portal, alerts, and direct access to each of our school’s websites. The free app can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android. Simply just search in your app store for “Spearfish School District”.

District Information