Wednesday, February 21: Classes Resume
March 11 - April 26: SD ELA and Math Alternate Assessments
Friday, April 26: Special Olympics Area Swimming Competition in Watertown
March 25 - May 3: SD ELA and Math Assessments
SD Science Assessment / SD Science Alternate Assessment
Friday, April 12: DEADLINE to submit application for 2024 Summer Program
Friday, May 3: Special Olympics Area Track & Field Competition in Milbank
Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18: Special Olympics State Summer Games in Vermillion
June 3 - 20: Extended School Year (ESY) - "South Dakota Road Trip"
July 8 - 26: Extended School Year (ESY) - "South Dakota Road Trip"
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When the student needs touch cues, place the student’s hands on top of the teacher’s hands:
this gives the student more choice about how much to feel and gives them a better level of comfort and control.
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