Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Updated: 5/18/20 | 9:30 AM


The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. We have been monitoring the situation and are aware that Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been confirmed in South Dakota. The Sioux Falls School District is in close contact with the state and local health departments as the situation continues to unfold.

Community Education

All Community Education classes have been postponed until further notice.

After-school activities/Facility use
All after-school activities and activities K-12 are suspended through the end of the school year, along with community use of school buildings by renters and outside organizations.

Latest Communication to SFSD Families: Hello SFSD Staff and Parents – As we close out the last full week of remote learning for the 2019-20 school year, we are filled with gratitude for the adjustments you’ve made, the support you’ve provided, and the partnerships we’ve formed to educate students together through this unusual time.

During virtual meetings with teachers this week, we heard an interesting theme emerge. Staff told us how much they appreciated getting to know the families of their students during 4th quarter! Student success is built on relationships. Remote learning required all of us to work together – and parents… you delivered on that! Thank you!

+ While you’re still in the “school-mode” for a few more days, please consider filling out the required Annual Student Information Update (Online Registration) for the fall. This info allows us to plan accordingly for when students return in the fall. This is done through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. After logging into the Parent Portal, select the option 'More' from the left menu and a link for Annual Information Update will display.

+ FREE meal distribution continues at school sites on M, W, F at Anne Sullivan, Lowell, Hawthorne, Hayward, Laura B Anderson, and Terry Redlin Elementary Schools. These meals are for any child, ages 1-18. There are no income guidelines. In addition, bus routes will continue to run on Tuesday and Thursday.

+ The 5th Community Engagement Meeting regarding school attendance boundaries is scheduled for Monday, May 18. Info about how to participate will be sent Monday.

+ Tomorrow, Saturday, May 16, 2020 is Armed Forces Day. While this day is set aside to honor active duty service men and women, these warriors are sharing the thanks meant for them by conducting “fly-overs” to honor hospital workers and first responders in eastern South Dakota. The SD Air National Guard will be in the skies over Sioux Falls tomorrow sometime around 2:50pm to 3:00pm (give or take). Step outside to enjoy the view and show your appreciation to those who selflessly give to make life better for others.

+ Be Well! #ProudToBeSFSD!


Thanks to a generous grant from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, South Dakota Voices For Peace has been able to establish a team of translators working hard to keep all of our communities informed about COVID-19 in South Dakota. You will find Sioux Falls specific including important Sioux Falls School District remote learning information in Arabic, French, Somali, Swahili, and Spanish languages.

Click on the picture or this link ( to see those translated documents.



Grab-and-go sack lunches will be available to pick-up by a healthy member of your family from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday through Friday at these locations:

+ Laura B. Anderson Elementary: 1600 N Wayland Place
+ Hawthorne Elementary: 601 N Spring Avenue
+ Hayward Elementary: 400 N Valley View Road
+ Anne Sullivan Elementary: 3701 E 3rd Street
+ Terry Redlin Elementary: 1721 E Austin Street
+ Lowell Elementary: 710 W 18th Street

Use the main door at your school. No paperwork or signatures are required.







Do you think you or someone you know is at risk for COVID-19?

Immediately notify the South Dakota Department of Health at 1-800-592-1861.

They will provide you with additional guidance.



Community Education

All adult Community Education classes have been postponed until further notice.

If you have questions specifically related to Community Education, please email