Watch: Sioux Falls School District suspending 'non-essential' activities

Published: Mar. 12, 2020 at 11:24 AM CDT
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The Sioux Falls School District is suspending all non-essential activities beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday in response to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter to parents, district officials say the move is part of an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Among the activities suspended include a community engagement meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Middle School.

Kids Inc. and the middle school YMCA program will continue as normal.

The following activities will be suspended.

Community access to our buildings (volunteers, school-based mentors, non-district personnel)

Athletic activities and fine arts performances/concerts in our buildings (athletic/fine arts practices will continue as normal)

Field trips Kindergarten registration

The Early Childhood screening office will suspend all appointments until further notice - please call 605-367-8488 if you have further questions.

Adult Community Education classes taking place within District facilities. (Driver’s Education will continue as normal)

Parents will have restricted building access with the exception of normal pick-up/drop-off routines.

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Posted by Dakota News Now on Thursday, March 12, 2020