Time flies, especially in the summer. August 16 will be the first day of school for students in the Milbank School District. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m.
Registration is set for Tuesday, August 1, from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. and Wednesday, August 2, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. School pictures will be taken for all schools. Special Olympics will be serving malts on both registration days. Their hours will be August 1 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. and August 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free will donations are requested.
Registration for elementary, middle, and high school students will be held in the gym at the Milbank Elementary School. 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 be asked to fill out medical emergency information for each student.
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.
Elementary, middle, and high school offices will open on July 24. Principals, secretaries, and teachers are busy getting ready to start the 2023-2024 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. Call 605.432.5519 for the Milbank Middle School (Grades 6, 7 and 8). Call 605.432.5546 for Milbank High School (Grades 9 -12).
School photos for all Milbank students K–12 will be taken during registration. This does include the seniors, as they need a photo for their ID card. Picture packets must be paid for when ordered. Information about the various packets, including the cost of each packet, is available in the school lobbies. Parents can also pick up the packet and order form at registration. A separate check payable to Tailfeather Photography is required.
Student and Parent Orientations/Open House
Milbank Elementary School is conducting an Open House for all students and parents on August 9 from 4 -6 p.m. Come and see the classrooms and visit with the staff.
Milbank Middle School is hosting an orientation for all students in sixth grade and their parents who are new to the district on August 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the theater.
Milbank Middle School is holding an Open House for all students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades and their parents on August 9 from 6 – 7 p.m.
All Seasons Sports Meeting
A sports meeting will not be held this year in person. This information will be posted online by a link after July 31. Please watch for this on our school website, FB, and the school app.
Visa, Master Card, and Discover credit cards can be used for fees affiliated with the school district.
Breakfast (Students K-12) $2.35 per meal
Lunch (Students K-5) $3.35 per meal
Lunch (Students 6-12) $3.60 per meal
Breakfast (Adults) $2.80 per meal
Lunch (Adults) $4.85 per meal
Milk $ .50 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 is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with the exception of doubleheader games which 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 between individuals. Season passes will be available for $100. A 10-punch pass is $40. The 10-punch passes can only be used for the 2023-2024 school year. Senior Citizen –age 65 and over — activity passes will be available for an annual fee of $25. The passes can also be purchased at any time n the central office.
Elementary School — $20
Middle School — $20
High School — $45
Sarlettes Music will be on hand in the band hallway on August 9 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
High School Band Students
High school band students should report to the band room during registration for band uniform fitting. Mrs. Karels will be available both days in the band room. If you are not able to come during registration, please find an alternate time to talk with her. Freshman band parents are encouraged to attend the uniform fitting to visit briefly with Mrs. Karels.
MHS Band students are asked to mark their calendars for the first band rehearsal on Thursday, August 10, from 6:30 -7 p.m.
Students who plan to drive to school will be required to obtain a new parking pass. The 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 need to present a certified copy of their birth certificate, a copy of immunization records, and Social Security number. (Please note that 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 a tour of the building, assist with locker combinations, and answer questions.
School Nurse – Immunizations
School nurses will be available to discuss student health concerns or to answer questions about vaccinations. 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 vaccination requirements for kindergarten through 12th 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. One Chickenpox (varicella) immunization or verification that the child has had the disease.
Entry into sixth-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 as oneMCV4 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.