Clark Middle School & High School
Parent/Student Newsletter November 21st - 28th
This week will be a shorter week for our students. We have no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be sending home mid-term grades next week so be expecting this to come in the mail. If you do have any questions in regard to mid-term grades please do not hesitate to reach out to teachers.
Extra-curricular activities for winter are beginning to start up for winter sports. Our middle school teams have been practicing and for some students, they have already had a few games. Many of our upper level teams begin practicing next week.
We continue to keep weather on our radar so please pay attention to the various ways we communicate late starts, early outs, or no school. More information is below on this.
FOLLOW our page. You will see many updates in regard to weather, events, and you will also see lots of updates on what is happening in our district.
Week of November 21st - 28th
November 20th - One Act Rehearsal 2:00 P.M.
November 21st - Juniors and Seniors that took the ACT in October will need to meet in the Library with Ms. Reed over Lunch, 1st Day of Girls Basketball practice in Clark
November 22nd - One Act Rehearsal at 3:15 P.M.
November 26th - Snow Queen at 7:00 P.M. in Gym
November 29th - ASVAB from 8:00 - 12:00 with Ms. Reed
November 23, 24, & 25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
A Look Ahead
November 29th - One Act Rehearsal at 3:15 P.M., ASVAB Testing 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
December 12th through 16th - Middle School NWEA MAP Winter Benchmark in core classes
December 12th & 13th - Morning only HS NWEA MAP Winter Benchmark (Test in 1st period class)
December 14th - Band goes to U.S.D.
10:00 A.M. Late Start & Winter Weather Procedures
10:00 - 10:24 Late Start #1 Period 1, Late Start #2 Period 2, Late Start #3 Period 3 (for additional late starts begin with period 1 and rotate)
10:27 Follow regular schedule for Periods 4 through 8A/8B
If the cancellation is before the start of the school day, notice of that cancellation will be issued and relayed to the local radio stations, KWAT, KDLO and KIXX in Watertown. Also cable television stations KELO, KSFY, and KDLT. We encourage you to listen to radio and television stations for the announcements concerning school dismissal. The announcements will also be posted on the district's Facebook page. I have this link posted below for you. Make sure to follow us for weather updates. Our district also uses a School REACH call to inform parents/guardians of early out, late start, and no school.
FFA November Newsletter by Kayla Jordan
South Dakota Department of Education Offers Free, Online Tutoring
Free, online tutoring available for K-12 students
South Dakota students and families can access a new, online tutoring program, staffed by college students who are preparing to become teachers. The Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program offers FREE online tutoring to K-12 students across the state. One-on-one tutoring sessions can help students with their homework, tackle specific trouble areas, and address broader educational concepts.
The Department of Education and Board of Regents are asking for your help in getting word out about this new program to your families. We have designed several resources to assist you in doing that. Find sample messaging for parent communication, social media platforms, websites, and more. You also can access these resources via the Our Dakota Dreams website by clicking on the “Download Tool Kit” button.
Please note: In order to access the service, parents or guardians must register their students, not the school.
As educators, you understand the impacts the COVID pandemic has had on students. This program is meant to supplement efforts at the local level to address learning loss and support all students in achieving their highest potential.
WAYS TO GET WORD OUT
- Share this information with your teaching staff, who could suggest the service to families whose students may need extra assistance.
- Print copies of the flyer to hand out at upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences and/or email them in advance.
- Run an “advertisement” on the homepage of your website or other frequently used pages.
- Use your social media platforms to get word out about the service.
- Promote at school events (in event programs, scoreboard messages, hard-copy flyers).
- The program is staffed by university students accepted into their Schools of Education at Black Hills State University and Northern State University.
- It utilizes a simple and secure online platform, where students and tutors connect for virtual sessions. The platform is a one-stop shop for scheduling and conducting sessions.
- Subject areas include: English/language arts, math, science, social studies.
- Tutors will be available Monday through Sunday afternoons and evenings. The service will not be available on holidays and during Christmas and spring breaks.
- In order to access this free service, parents first need to register their students to use the platform. Once registered, sessions can either be pre-scheduled or on-demand, depending on tutor availability.
- The program is a joint effort of the South Dakota Board of Regents and Department of Education – administered by BOR and funded with federal dollars available to DOE through the American Rescue Plan.
Questions about this program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math College Readiness Opportunity through Dakota Dreams
Ms. Reed's Google Classroom Codes
District ACT: ro7fzes
Dual Credit: 46e2h75
Mental Health Resources: 7ezdc4j
National ACT: fqgwzc7
National Career Readiness (NCRC): jt4acud
Regents Scholar Diploma: ob2lfc4
Senior Class: mfplktv
Students Against Destructive Decisions: upqsujz
South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship: 7vfcwnd
South Dakota Virtual Schools Program: 34uoepc
Dual Credit Info for State Schools
South Dakota Center for Virtual Education will replace South Dakota Virtual School - New name, New look
New South Dakota Center for Virtual Education to launch this week
The Department of Education (DOE) is excited to launch the new and improved South Dakota Center for Virtual Education (SDCVE), previously known as the South Dakota Virtual School. The new URL for the site is https://sdcve.k12.sd.us. It will go live around 9 a.m. (Central) Thursday, Oct. 27.
The Center for Virtual Education is a clearinghouse of distance courses offered by approved providers. All course offerings and providers are approved by DOE. The goal of the SDCVE is to provide choice, flexibility, and quality for all students across the state. None of that has changed. The new website will continue to operate much as the old site did, but with an updated visual design that is more user friendly and easy to navigate.
Senior Tech Days at Lake Area Technical College!
Lake Area Tech hosts two Senior Tech Days.
These visitation days are fun-filled, information-packed, and help high school seniors decide the direction of their future. The day starts by allowing the students to fill the shoes of a Lake Area Tech students (we promise-no exams). Students find out what it's like to attend class by getting into some great discussions with instructors and current students, working in the labs, and meeting new friends. Visitors then eat a free lunch and absorb information on the admissions process, applying for financial aid and scholarships, locating housing, and more! Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.
February 1st, 2023
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Open to High School Seniors
Important Links & Resources
If you need a parent login please contact Renae Mudgett at the High School (605) 532-3603
ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE OPTION FOR MS OR HS HANDBOOK & TECH AGREEMENT
All students will need to have a signed technology agreement form signed by their parent and/or guardian prior to using and receiving a device. Simply read the handbook and sign online.