Koch Elementary School will be holding another pick up day for student locker and desk contents, as well as additional learning materials. The pickup line will run from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm on Monday, April 6 in the back parking lot next to the Koch School gym. A staff member will greet you as you pull up and your child’s work and belongings will be brought out to you. Please hold on to your child's completed work until school resumes. Thank you.
Just a reminder the pickup lines for distance learning materials is open until 4:00 pm today.
Any student interested in 2020 Football cheer should email Mrs. Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to get information on tryouts. Please email her by Friday, March 2th.
Good Afternoon. Tomorrow is the day we roll out our distance education! It has been a lot of work the past few days to get this rolled out. A new item for tomorrow is that we have boxed up all lockers 6-12. Please stop tomorrow between 7:30 and 4:00 to pick up locker materials in the high school. Come to the front door and we will go get your box for you. Again, Koch Elementary student's packets can be picked up tomorrow from 7:30-4 as well. Information for your students can be found on the school website. Thank you.
Good afternoon. We have been given direction by the Governor that school will be closed until May 1st. The South Dakota High School Activities Association has suspended all practices and games through May 3rd as well. Here is our current plan: Distance education is set to start on Thursday of this week. Koch Elementary will have pick-up available on Thursday from 7:30-4:00 for instructional packets. Please check the Milbank School District website under the Koch Elementary tab for all learning plans. These will be updated in two week increments. We will plan another pick-up on April 6th for materials. Your child’s specific classroom teacher will be communicating via their preferred communication resource. Middle School Plans Students will be able to access their weekly learning plans by logging into their Google account and see the shared learning plans the teachers have created as well as link on our MS webpage. These plans will be updated regularly at least weekly with expectations, assignments, activities, and due dates. Those who indicated they need a device or a paper copy will be able to pick them up this Thursday at our set pick up times. High School Plans High school students will be receiving an email from their teachers. The students will find all their work on schoology and in some cases Google Docs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher. Seniors in need of credit recovery will be contacted. Midco is offering their Midco Internet Basics package to households with K-12 students who don't have internet access. Here a few details about this service: • Free internet through June 15, 2020 • Speeds up to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload • Standard or wireless modem included Households can enroll by calling 1.833.338.4638 and reference special code: MIBEDU20 to receive this Education Assistance Credit. Meals will again be provided throughout this time of closure. We are working on boxing up locker contents at this time as well. We will put out information about how to pick-up these boxes. Students without internet or device access can pick up their contents with their packets on Thursday for the middle and high school.
Midco is offering their Midco Internet Basics package to households with K-12 students who don't have internet access. Households can enroll by calling 1.833.338.4638 and reference special code: MIBEDU20 to receive this Education Assistance Credit.
Our staff is working vigorously to begin a distance learning environment for our students. More information will be provided tomorrow. Thank you for responding to the phone calls placed today as an effort to gather information on how to best educate our students during this time of closure. We do not have any new information from Governor Noem at this time. This situation changes hourly, it seems. We will provide more information as it is made available. Another update will be made tomorrow evening on specific information for distance learning. Thank you!
Good Evening, this is superintendent Justin Downes of the Milbank School District. If you have not heard, Governor Noem announced yesterday that we will be suspending school again next week. I want to ensure you that the meal service will continue throughout the duration of the school closure. In addition to the sites in town and the mobile sites, the backpack program has dropped off their supplies at the high school. Our administrative team is working hard to develop a plan for a distance learning effort. We will be making phone calls on Monday to ask about things like internet service and devices available to the students. This will help guide our distance instruction in the case that the closures continue for great lengths of time. We will do our best to update as often as we get information from the Governor. This situation remains very fluid and can change by the hour. We hope that our students and families continue to take steps to protect themselves during this time. Thank you,
Good Afternoon, this is Superintendent Justin Downes of the Milbank School District. Starting tomorrow, the district will begin providing meals for our students. There will be sack lunches and breakfasts provided while we are shut down for the Coronavirus pandemic. We will be providing at the front door of the MS/HS and Koch Elementary between 11-1:00. Additionally, we will be traveling to Twin Brooks, Stockholm, LaBolt, and Revillo. We will be in a white suburban with maroon and gold paw prints on the side of it. We will be at Twin Brooks, at the post office from 10:45-11 am. Stockholm in front of Alice's Cafe from 11:15-11:30 am. LaBolt at the mini mall from 11:45 to noon and Revillo Community Center from 12:30-12:45. These lunches and breakfasts are available to all children ages 18 and under free of charge. This will occur daily, M-F while school is closed. At this time, we do not have further information about closing for additional lengths of time. We anticipate to hear from the Department of Education and Department of Health in the coming days. This information will be posted on the school website and face book pages. Thank you and do what you need to do to protect yourselves and your family.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be made up next Wednesday, February 19. All scheduled times will be the same. If that time does not work, please contact the office or your child's teacher. Koch students will be dismissed at 1:15 and the MS/HS students will be dismissed at 1:30.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19th. Students will be released at 1:30pm and conferences will be held from 2:30-6pm.
There will be no school or Parent-Teacher Conferences today, February 12th.
Position Open! Position: Middle School Gymnastics Coach Closes: February 21, 2020 Applications and inquiries should be directed to: https://milbank.tedk12.com/hire
School is 1 hour late due to icy road conditions.
The Milbank Special Olympics team is still looking for volunteers on Friday, May 1st for when they host the region track and field meet for Special Olympics. If you interested in volunteering please contact Abbey Trapp or Peggy Greiner in the central office.
Milbank School District 1 Hour Late 1/22/20
Tuesday 1-21-20 Bulldog Athletics Weather Update: 1. Middle School Wrestling will not be attending the Aberdeen Meet this afternoon. 2. Boys Basketball at Tiospa Zina has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 4th. C Game will start at 5 PM followed by JV and Varsity.
There are varying conditions across the district. Please travel safely this morning.