Distinguished School

Student, Family, and Community Support Programs

Administrative Message

  • Greetings Parents/Community Members,

    After our January board meeting, the Lake Preston Board of Education members determined that we will make up school on:

    1. Friday, March 17thNO PK
    2. Friday, March 24th (2:00 dismissal w/conferences time available from 2:00-3:30) – YES PK
      1. Thursday, March 23rd is a 2:00 dismissal w/conference time from 2:00-4:00
    3. Monday, May 22nd
    4. Tuesday, May 23rd
    5. Wednesday, May 24th

    Also, in the motion—Make-up school on Easter Monday, April 10th if we have another snow day before March 31st. With that being said, we will do our best with our daily bus routes.  Please do what you can to clean out your roads and driveways so we can pick up your kids.  Our bus drivers do the best they can and will make calls ahead of time for adjustments to schedules or pick-up procedures.  Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!

    If your child is eligible for the 2023-24 Kindergarten class, please register your child by calling Tersia Warne at the Lake Preston School at 847-4464. Please spread the word to area families and friends that are interested in attending the Lake Preston School.

    During the month of April, the Lake Preston staff will be assessing grades 3 through 8 and 11 to see your child’s progress in learning throughout the year with the Smarter Balanced Assessment provided by the South Dakota Department of Education. Please talk to your child about doing their best on the testing and making sure they understand the importance of the assessment. Going to bed early and eating a balanced diet will help your child throughout the testing sessions. For questions about the assessments, please contact Mariah Thury at the school.

    Finally, Spring is around the corner “I hope”! Please make sure your child still dresses appropriately for the weather at school. With nicer weather in the future, we will be having more outside activities, class field trips, and end-of-year banquets and concerts. With field trips, concerts, and other activities coming quickly to wrap up the school year, please communicate with your child(ren)’s teacher about events that will be going on in the spring. Please pay attention to the school activities calendar, Class Dojo, and Facebook for more information regarding upcoming activities. If you have any questions, please contact the classroom teacher or office.

    There are many ways you can support your child’s learning and his/her school. Try these tips:

    • Spend a few minutes every evening looking over the handouts your child brings home. Fill out forms to return the next day.
    • Contact your child’s teacher immediately if you see a problem. Working together will help your child succeed.
    • Attend conferences, parent meetings, and school events regularly.

    Best of luck to our athletes and coaches during the upcoming Spring seasons!

    Go Sharks!

    Mr. Dana Felderman,
    Superintendent/Elem. Principal


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Prevention Newslink

  • March Prevention Newslink

    Page 1 - Cannabidiol (CBD) - Potential Harms, side effects, and Unknowns
    Page 2-3 - Upcoming Trainings/Events & Prevention Campaigns
    Page 4 - Helpline Center - Words Matter
    Page 5 - SD EMS for Children
    Page 6 - SD Dept of Health Tobacco Prevention
    Page 7 - We Need To Talk - 2023 Suicide Prevention Conference 

    Vaping Resource Flyer
    4D Month Awareness Resources

    Human Service Agency - NE Prevention Resource Center

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