Milbank Public School registration is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Wednesday, August 3, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Students and parents should note school photos will be taken for all schools at registration. Special Olympics will also be serving malts starting at 9 a.m. on both registration days. A free will donation is requested.
Registration for the elementary, middle, and high schools will all be held in the Milbank Elementary School gym. Students and parents in all grades are asked to report during that time.
It is extremely important that the school has the correct mailing addresses and phone contact information. Parents will also be asked to fill out medical emergency information for each student.
School administrators say when school fees are paid at registration, it makes the first days easier and teachers are able to concentrate on the needs of their students rather than the administrative details.
The offices at Milbank Elementary, Milbank Middle School, and Milbank High School opened July 25. Principals, secretaries, and teachers have been busy preparing for the 2022-2023 school term.
If you have questions regarding registration or any other aspect of school, please do not hesitate to call the school offices: Call 605.432.6615 to reach Milbank Elementary School, 605.432.5519 for the Milbank Middle School (Grades 6, 7 and 8) and 605.432.5546 for the Milbank High School (Grades 9 -12).The first day of school for students is August 17. Classes start at 8:15 a.m.
School pictures for all Milbank students, K–12, will be taken during registration. This includes the seniors, as they will need to have their photo taken for their ID card. Picture packets must be paid for when ordered. Information about the various packets available for purchase, including the cost of each packet, will be available in the school lobbies. A separate check payable to Tailfeather Photography is needed for pictures.
Student and Parent Orientations/Open House
Milbank Elementary School is conducting an Open House for all students and parents on August 10 from 4-6 p.m. See the classrooms and visit with the staff.
Milbank Middle School is having an orientation for all students in grade six, any middle school students new to the district, and their parents on August 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the theater.
Milbank Middle School is having an Open House for all students in grades six, seven, and eight and their parents on August 10 from 6 -7 p.m.
All Seasons Sports Meeting
A sports meeting will be held on August 9 at 7 p.m. in the theater, for all athletes in grades 7-12 who plan to participate in any athletic activity and their parents. Students who plan to participate in activities which are not scheduled to begin in the fall are required to attend the meeting. Student activity policies and sport-specific team meetings will be held.
Visa, Master Card, and Discover credit cards can be used for fees that are affiliated with the school district.
Breakfast (Student K-12) — $2.25 per meal
Lunch (Student K-5) — $3.25 per meal
Lunch (Student 6-12) — $3.50 per meal
Breakfast (Adult) — $2.80 per meal
Lunch (Adults) — $4.60 per meal
Milk — $.65 per carton
Activity/Concert tickets for students can be purchased at registration.
Grades 1-8 — $20 per year
Grades 9-12 — $25 per year
Activity tickets admit students to all locally-sponsored school activities for the entire year.
Individual admission to games and concerts are $5 for adults and $3 for students, with the exception of double-header games, which will cost $6 for adults and $4 for students. Homecoming Coronation and Prom Grand March will have an admission fee of $2.
Adult activity/concert passes for all locally-sponsored events can be purchased in the Central Office at any time. Passes can’t be shared. Season passes will be available for $100. A 10-punch pass is $40. 10-punch passes can only be used for the 2022-2023 school year. Senior Citizen — age 65 and over — activity passes will be available for an annual fee of $25. These also can be purchased in the Central Office at any time.
Elementary School — $20.00
Middle School — $20.00
High School — $45.00
Sarlettes Music will be in the band hallway August 10, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
High School Band Students
High school band students should report to the band room during registration for a band uniform fitting. Mrs. Karels will be available both days in the band room. If you are not able to come during registration, please talk with Mrs. Karels. Freshman band parents are encouraged to come to the uniform fitting to visit briefly with Mrs. Karels.
MHS Band students are asked to mark Tuesday, August 9, at 8 p.m. on their calendars for the first band rehearsal.
Parking PassesStudents who plan to drive to school, will be required to obtain a new parking pass. This process requires filling out the application and paying the $10 fee. The fee can be paid at the payment table at registration or in the high school office.
New students should present a certified copy of their birth certificate, a copy of immunizations records, and their Social Security number. Please note the hospital copy of the birth certificate is not official and cannot be accepted by the 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 tours of the buildings, assist with locker combinations, and answer questions.
School nurses will be available to discuss student health concerns or to answer questions about immunizations. Parents will be asked to fill out medical emergency information.
All students need to have immunizations up to date in order to be admitted to 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 immunization requirements for kindergarten through twelfth grade are:
1. Four or more doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis-containing vaccine (DPT). At least one dose must have been given on or after age four.
2. Three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine. At least one dose must have been given on or after age four.
3. Two doses of measles/mumps/rubella virus (MMR) after the age of 12 months.
4. Chickenpox (varicella) immunization or verification that the child has had the disease.
Entry into the sixth grade school year across the state:
· Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, Pertussis)
· MCV4 (Meningococcal ACYW)
(Students age 11 and 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 turning 11 to be vaccinated.)