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Harding County School District 31-1

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School Board Remote Info

Topic: HC School Board Meeting

Time: Dec 14, 2022 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Free Tutoring

Free, online tutoring available for K-12 students. South Dakota students and families can access a new, online tutoring program. The Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program offers FREE online tutoring to K-12 students across the state. One-on-one sessions can help students with their homework, tackle specific trouble areas, and address broader educational concepts. Tutors are teacher prep candidates at Black Hills State University and Northern State University. The Department of Education and Board of Regents are asking schools’ help in getting word out about this new service to families. 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. The effort is funded with American Rescue Plan dollars.

Ways to get word out to families:

  • 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).

JOB OPENINGS

HARDING COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 31-1
JOB OPENINGS

Rural Route Bus Driver for the 2022-2023 school year

  • Morning Route/Afternoon Route
  • Starting salary $20.00 per hour
  • District will pay for tests/coursework
  • CDL- Bus Endorsement
  • Job will be open until filled.

Contact:

Josh Page
Superintendent
Harding County School District 31-1
PO BOX 367
Buffalo, SD 57720
josh.page@k12.sd.us
(605) 375-3241

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Harding County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of service.

Harding County School District provides equal opportunities with services to all individuals, including those individuals with disabilities.

Mission Statement

The mission of Harding County School’s faculty, staff, students, parents, and community is to provide a safe and challenging learning environment that enables all students to maximize achievement through a variety of educational experiences.

Vision Statement

Establishing a Foundation for Future Endeavors.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Contact Us

12474 Tipperary Street
PO Box 367
Buffalo, South Dakota 57720

Phone:  (605) 375-3241
Fax:  (605) 375-3246

 

School Board

Jesse Glines, President
Will Meyer, Vice-President
Billy Clanton
Randy Routier
Carmen Gilbert

School Testing Windows

Smarter Balanced

  • Smarter Balanced Assessments are aligned to the Common Core Standards and provide a yearly check of progress in math and English language arts. Smarter Balanced provides feedback to help teachers and students succeed.
  • April 8-May 3
  • English Language Arts and Math
    • There are two subtests for each subject
    • Estimated total testing time: 6-7.5 hours, there is not a time limit for these tests and students receive multiple breaks
    • Overall schedule will be on the school calendar as it is finalized
  • Results are mailed with the final report cards at the end of the year
  • Required by the state

South Dakota Science Assessment

  • Grades 5, 8, and 11 participate in the South Dakota Science Assessment, which measures mastery in life, earth, and physical science.
  • April 10-30
  • Science
    • There are 3-50 minute testing sessions. There is not a time limit for the tests.
    • Overall schedule will be on the school calendar as it is finalized
  • Results are mailed after school starts in the fall. In the future we plan to mail results with the final report cards at the end of the year, if the results are reported at that time.
  • Required by the state

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)

  • The alternate assessments are for students with cognitive disabilities who use Core Content Connectors. They measure academic achievement.
  • March-May
  • English Language Arts and Mathematics
  • The length of time needed will vary for each individual who takes this test.
  • Results are mailed after they are reported in the fall.
  • Required by the state

South Dakota Science-Alternate Assessment

  • Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 who qualify to take alternate testing participate.
  • April 1-May 3
  • Science
  • The length of time needed will vary for each individual who takes this test.
  • Results are mailed after school starts in the fall.
  • Required by the state

National Career Readiness Certificate

  • The NCRC measures practical skills for workplace success in areas of workplace documents, graphic literacy, and applied mathematics.
  • This assessment takes approximately 3 hours.
  • It is given to seniors during the fall semester. This year it is scheduled for September 18th.
  • Students are able to know their results within a week, often the same day of testing. If earned, a copy of the certificate will be mailed home and the certificate will be presented to the student at awards day.
  • Harding County High School chooses to participate in the NCRC.

MAPS

  • Three tests (reading, language usage, math) are given at the beginning, middle, and end of the year to give details about specific skill sets students possess. Students are able to easily compare the growth they make throughout the year. Teachers used this test data to design classroom instruction, interventions, and enrichment opportunities for each student.
  • This is a district wide assessment administered within the first 2 weeks of the school year and within the last 3 weeks each semester.
  • There isn’t a time limit, students are given breaks between sessions and test for a total of approximately 4-5 hours
  • Students are able to see their results immediately and teachers review them in class and often at parent teacher conferences.

ASVAB

  • https://www.asvabprogram.com/
  • This is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which allows students to look into many career fields.
  • Harding County High School requires Juniors take the ASVAB in the fall semester as well as any seniors who would like to retest for military purposes. This year it is scheduled for November 14. Students can test for up to 3 hours
  • Results will be mailed in the fall semester.

Home School Testing

  • This is required for home school students in grades 4, 8, and 11 to measure their academic achievement in math and English.
  • March 25-April 19, it is administered at home.
  • Results are mailed at the end of the school year.

National Assessment of Educational Progress

  • This is a national test, sometimes known as “the Nation’s Report Card.” Students in grades 4 and 8 take a test in a predetermined subject. No scores are given at a school level, as the purpose is to determine student achievement on a national level and track progress over time. Harding County School District is not part of the participating sample this year.

ACT

  • Post-secondary educational institutes require placement tests, but the ACT is not required by the Harding County School District or the state. It is offered at Harding County School twice a year (April and October test dates).

ACCESS and ACCESS Alt (for EL students)

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The assessment is available in both paper-based and online formats for Grades 1-12, while Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are paper-based tests.ACCESS 2.0: Jan. 28 – Feb.28, 2019
    ACCESS Alt: Jan. 28 – Feb.28, 2019