The first day of school for students in the Milbank School District is Wednesday, August 23. Classes start at 8:15 a.m. On the first day, school dismisses at 2 p.m. Koch Elementary, Milbank Middle School, and Milbank High School offices open Monday, July 31.
Registration is Wednesday, August 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, August 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is held in the Milbank High School Lobby. Students and parents in all grades are asked to attend.
It is extremely important the school has current mailing addresses and phone contacts. Parents will also fill out medical emergency information for each student. Rural families are asked to list alternate housing in Milbank in case of a severe snowstorm. School fees and lunches can be paid at registration.
For questions call:
Koch Elementary School at 432-6615.
Milbank Middle School (Grades 6, 7 and 8) at 432-5519.
Milbank High School (Grades 9 -12) at 432-5546.
School photos for all Milbank students, K–12, are taken during registration. This includes seniors for their ID card. Picture packets must be paid for when ordered. Information about the packets and their cost, is available in the school offices and in the high school lobby. Packets and order forms are also available at registration. Costs for packets vary from $14.00 to $46.00. A separate check payable to Life Touch is required.
***Important: This picture will be used on the student activity/ID cards and school annuals (yearbooks).
Student and Parent Orientations
Koch School is conducting an Open House for all students and parents on Wednesday, August 16, from 4-6 p.m. This includes classroom and staff visits.
Milbank Middle School is holding an orientation for all students in grade 6 and for new middle school students and their parents. Orientation is Wednesday, August 16, at 5:30 p.m., in the theater. Milbank Middle School is also hosting an Open House for all students in grades 6, 7, and 8 and their parents on Wednesday, August 16, from 6-7 p.m.
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards can be used for fees affiliated with the school district.
Breakfast (all students/schools) $1.75 per meal $35 for 20 meals.
Breakfast (Adult) $2.20 per meal $44 for 20 meals.
Lunch (Kindergarten through Grade 5) $2.75 per meal $55 for 20 meals.
Lunch (Grades 6 through 12) $3.00 per meal $60 for 20 meals.
Lunch (Adults) $3.60 per meal $72 for 20 meals.
Milk $ .35 per carton.
Meals are priced individually, but parents are encouraged to purchase meals in 20-meal blocks – approximately enough for one month. All meals must be paid for in advance. Applications for the Food Program for free and reduced-price meals will be available at registration, or mailed to those families who do not pick them up.
Activity/Concert tickets for students must be paid at registration before pictures are taken. Activity tickets contain photos. If you are not purchasing an activity/concert ticket, you will be issued an ID card with your photo.
Grades 1-8 $20 per year
Grades 9-12 $25 per year
Activity tickets admit students to all locally-sponsored school activities for the 2017-2018 school year.
Individual admission to games and concerts is $5 for adults and $3 for students. (The exception is double header games. They cost $6 for adults and $4 for students. Admission for Homecoming Coronation and Prom Grand March is $2.
Adult activity/concert passes for all locally-sponsored events can be purchased anytime in the Central Office. A season pass is $100, for adults; a 10-punch pass is $40. Leftover punches cannot be used the following year. Annual Senior Citizen (age 65 and over) activity passes are $25.
Koch School $14.00
Middle School $14.00
High School $35.00
There will be no cost for Assignment Notebooks/Planners this year. They will be provided after school starts.
High School Registration
High School students should report to the high school lobby either Wednesday, August 9, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., or Thursday, August 10, from 8 a.m. – 1 .pm.
No early registration is allowed. Students unable to report during their scheduled times should check with the high school office after August 10.
Each high school student reviews his/her schedule. Freshmen and new students receive locker assignments. Fees for lunches, student yearbooks, and activity tickets need to be paid.
High School Principal Dan Snaza will be available during registration to meet parents and students. Mr. Snaza and High School/Middle School Counselor Heidi Wellnitz will also be available in the weeks following to assist parents and students with questions regarding class selection.
Thursday, August 17, at 7:30 pm is the first band rehearsal. Sarlette’s Music will be in the band room Wednesday, August 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
High school band students report to the band room during registration for band uniform fitting. Students unable to attend a fitting during registration, contact Mrs. Karels. Freshman band students’ parents are encouraged to attend the uniform fitting to meet with Mrs. Karels.
Parking passes are required and can be obtained by filling out the application and paying the $10 fee at the high school registration table.
Grade 6, 7, and 8 Registration
Middle School students register at the middle/high school lobby any time during registration.
Students will make final decisions regarding band and choir participation and update their family registration form. They will be given locker and class schedules. Middle School Dean of Students Kristopher Evje will be available to address questions.
Koch School Registration
All students and their parents are asked to report to the Milbank High School Lobby during registration days. School nurses will be available to discuss health concerns and immunizations. Parents need to update family and student personal information, provide housing information in case of a severe snowstorm, and fill out medical emergency cards. Koch School Principal Amy Brandriet will be available to meet parents and answer questions.
St. Lawrence Students
Students attending St. Lawrence School can purchase lunches and activity tickets at St. Lawrence’s registration. Parents may also stop at the Milbank High School lobby during registration days to pay for lunches or activity tickets. Seventh graders entering Middle School from St. Lawrence are considered “new students” and need to bring a certified copy of their birth certificate and record of immunizations to Middle School registration.
New students should present a certified copy of their birth certificate, a copy of immunizations records, and social security number. The hospital copy of the birth certificate is not official and cannot be accepted by the school.
Parents will need to sign a consent form to have their child’s school records transferred from the previous school. Students new to the district are urged to visit their school building during regular office hours. Principals and staff will be glad to give a tour of the building, assist with locker combinations, and answer questions. New students may also meet some of the teachers working in their classrooms before the opening of school.
The school nurses will be on hand during registration and, if they have not already done so, all kindergarten parents should report during registration to present their student’s immunization record.
According to South Dakota law, minimum immunizations requirements for kindergarten through twelfth grade are:
Four or more doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis-containing vaccine (DPT). At least one dose must have been given on or after age 4.
Three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine. At least one dose must have been given on or after age 4.
Two doses of measles/mumps/rubella virus (MMR) after the age of 12 months.
Chickenpox (varicella) immunization or verification that the child has had the disease.
Entry into 6th grade school year across the state need:
Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, Pertussis)
MCV4 (Meningococcal ACYW)
(Students age 11 or older are required to get one dose of the Tdap vaccine as well at MCV4 vaccine to enter sixth grade. The new law also requires all transfer students entering grades 6 – 12 to receive the vaccinations. Students entering sixth grade who are 10 years old will have 45 days after age 11 to be vaccinated.)