Update- 2 new staff cases, 1 WREL, 1 HS. 2 new student cases, 1 HS, 1 EL. No school close contacts related to cases. 6 students were CC due to other cases. We are working with families to determine if quarantine is necessary. Parents cooperation about has been really helpful! Thank you!
COVID Update, November 28, 2021 This is the weekly update of the COVID situation in our schools. There were two new staff positive cases, one in the WREL and one in the HS. There were two new student positive cases, one from the HS and one WREL. There were no school close contacts related to any cases. You would’ve been informed by the school if your child was identified as a close contact. There were six students identified as close contacts due to other household cases. According to school protocol, close contacts are allowed to attend school wearing a mask at all times. We are continuing to work with families on a case by case basis to determine if a recommended quarantine is necessary. Parents cooperation in reporting cases has been really helpful! Thank you!
MS GBB VS ST. FRANCIS 11/23/21 MOVED TO 11/29/21 The middle school girls basketball game vs St. Francis that was scheduled for tomorrow - Tuesday, November 23rd - has been moved to Monday, November 29th, plan on 3 games, C game will start at 4:30 pm followed by the B and A games in White River.
MS GBB AT PHILIP 11/22/21 Middle school girls basketball will play at Philip today, 2 games, B game will start at 4:30 pm (central) followed by the A game. Let's go Lady Tigers!!
COVID Update, November 21, 2021 This is the weekly update of the COVID situation in our schools. There was one new staff positive case in the WREL. You will be informed by the school if your child is identified as a close contact. There were no new student positive cases. Due to our social distancing there were just two students identified as close contacts due to household cases. According to school protocol, close contacts are allowed to attend school wearing a mask at all times. We are continuing to work with families on a case by case basis to determine if a recommended quarantine is necessary. Thank you for your help and cooperation in keeping our school safe!!
REMINDER- Bids for the fence demo project are due Mon., Nov. 22 at 4 pm. They will be reviewed at the school board meeting in Norris Monday night at 7 pm. For a complete Scope of Work and bid form contact Tom Cameron at 605-259-3311 ext 5.
White River School District 47-1 Special School Board Meeting – Norris – 7:00 PM November 22, 2021 1. Chairman calls the meeting to order. 2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 3. Chairman calls the roll. 4. Approve agenda for this meeting. 5. Introductions – Tom Cameron, Superintendent, will give an explanation of Impact Aid, JOM, and Title VI outreach meeting. Provide patrons with an opportunity to review the Indian Policies and Procedures according to P.L. 103-382. 6. Parents and patrons in attendance express their concerns to the White River Board of Education. 7. Motion to approve a Bus Bid. 8. Motion to approve the Fence Demolition Bid. 9. Motion to go into executive session. 10. Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Middle school girls basketball will play vs Colome in White River tomorrow, Friday-November 19th. C game will start at 4:00 pm followed by the B and A games. These games will be played in the Barnhart gymnasium. Indoor event protocols: *Open attendance, masks highly recommended *There will be concessions Good luck Tigers!
Please remember, school will dismiss at 3:15 pm today! WR Schools are hosting parent-teacher conferences from 4:00-8:00 pm. We are inviting all parents/guardians to conferences. See you there!
MS GBB AT TODD CO 11/16/21 Middle school girls basketball will play at Todd County today, C game will start at 4:30 pm followed by the B and A games. Todd County requires masks in their gym! Good luck!!
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES November 18, 2021, 4:00-8:00 pm P/T Conferences are Thur., Nov. 18 from 4 pm – 8 pm. School will dismiss at 3:15 pm. The WR Elementary conferences will be by appointment. The MS and HS parents/guardians are invited to attend conferences from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm without scheduled times. The Norris Elementary will have in person conferences at the school. Masks are required even if you have been vaccinated. Please social distance whenever possible. We are not providing snacks or beverages and please do not bring your children to the conferences. If you need transportation please make arrangements in advance with the school that your child attends.
MS GBB AT KADOKA 11/15/21 Middle school girls basketball will play at Kadoka today, two games, B game will start at 5:30 pm (central) followed by the A game. Good luck!!
COVID Update, November 14, 2021 This is the weekly update of the COVID situation in our schools. There are no new reports of COVID cases in our schools. There are only four students identified as close contacts due to household cases. We are continuing our Phase II protocol which requires masks to be worn in school unless able to social distance. Parents keep reporting student and household cases to help us identify positive cases that need to isolate and close contacts that may need to quarantine. Thanks for your continued help!
FENCE DEMO The WRSD is looking to hire someone to demo the wood fence at the football field complex. The wood from the fence could be salvaged. It includes removal and disposal of the fence on the North, South, and West sides. The holes left from removing the posts must be filled in at or above ground level (some dirt is available onsite). Bids are being accepted until 4:00 pm Monday, November 22, 2001. The job needs to be completed by December 6, 2021. For a complete Scope of Work contact Tom Cameron at 605-259-3311 ext 5.
On behalf of the WRSD and myself personally, I would like to recognize and thank those that have served, and currently serve, in our country’s armed forces. I would like to thank you all for your service and sacrifice to defend the freedoms and privileges we have as United States citizens. On a personal basis, my father was a veteran as was my wife’s father and many other relatives. I have a newfound perspective and respect for the military as my son, Thomas (a 2010 WR graduate) is currently finishing his Army National Guard basic training. My wife and I will have the privilege of seeing him graduate next week at Fort Jackson, SC. The WRSD did not have a community wide program this year but I assure you that each building is doing activities with their students that honor and respect the veterans and current military personnel. Our intent is that our students will learn more about the true meaning of Veteran’s Day and develop the respect and honor that our veterans and military personnel deserve. Thank you to our staff and community members that have served and continue to serve. And mostly, THANK YOU to those that made the ultimate sacrifice! We not only owe you respect and honor . . . we owe you our FREDOM!!! Tom Cameron, Superintendent
Congratulations to our football and volleyball Western Great Plains All-Conference Selections: FOOTBALL All-conference Dylan Marshall Honorable mention Bryson Morrison VOLLEYBALL 1st Team Karlie Cameron 2nd Team Kelsey Morrison 3rd Team Tana Bear Heels Awesome job Tigers!! Full lists attached
COVID Update, Nov. 7, 2021 This is the weekly update of the COVID situation in our schools. This past week we had one new positive case in the WREL. There were two students identified as close contacts due to the household case. We had three other students identified as close contacts due to a household case. According to school protocol, close contacts are allowed to attend school wearing a mask at all times. If you are informed by your medical provider that close contacts need to quarantine please call the school so that we can explain the school protocol. Thanks again for your help!
WHITE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 47-1 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 8, 2021 JANKLOW ROOM, 6:30 PM A. ROUTINES--ORDER A-1 CHAIRMAN CALLS THE MEETING TO ORDER A-2 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG A-3 ROLL CALL A-4 ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS A-5 APPROVE AGENDA B. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION— C. ROUTINES--BUSINESS C-1 Minutes, Financial Reports, Payment of Bills D. PERSONNEL AND OTHER ACTION ITEMS D-1 Principal’s Reports D-2 Travel Reports D-3 Travel Requests D-4 Tatu Mini Grant D-5 MGM Coalition Youth at Risk Survey D-6 Second Presentation and Approval - of Board Policies E SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT E-1 Fence Project E-2 ASBSD Updates F. EXECUTIVE SESSION(s) as needed G. ADJOURNMENT
Moving to Phase 2, Tues., Sept. 7, 2021 The WRSD is moving to Phase 2 on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Here is a summary of Phase 2 Masks are required indoors when not able to social distance. Parents/guardians and visitors are allowed in the buildings by appointment only. Food service schedules will be adjusted to promote social distancing. Bus routes will remain the same as they currently are but there will be designated grade level pick-up and drop off points at schools. Activities will be in Tier II- Open attendance with masks required at indoor events for spectators, event workers, and team personnel. Masks are not required for participants during physical activity. Concessions will be available. Our cases are low in our schools, we have been notified of 4 student cases and there are zero staff cases. Let’s do our best to protect each other and wear your mask!