Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Updated: 4/6/20 | 8:20 PM


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 Sioux Falls School District Staff and Families – We hope you had a nice weekend! The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and SFSD is proud to support prevention efforts for the health and safety of our community. Today, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul Ten Haken implemented a Safer At Home Proclamation.

+ Today, Governor Kristi Noem extended her school closure recommendation through the end of the school year. The Sioux Falls School District will follow that direction. Later this week, we will share more information about what this means for spring activities and milestone events.

+ Remote learning continues for K-12 students. Please reach out to your teacher or school if you need support. It is important that students remain engaged in learning even if they are not in the traditional classroom.

+ Starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020, all SFSD schools and sites will be closed to the general public. Drop off and pick up stations will be established in the front entrance of each building and can be accessed from 10am-1pm on school days to limit interaction. Phones and emails will be answered during school hours. Reminder: Students do not have class on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13.

+ On Friday, the CDC released new guidelines for employees who come in contact with the public. The District is seeking donations of cloth masks for staff who are preparing and delivering meals and school materials at the six school sites and on identified bus routes. (Meals continue) Staff are also caring for children of patient-facing healthcare providers and can benefit. Donations of completed cloth masks can be placed in the tote outside the north side of the IPC, 201 E. 38th St.

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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