Custer School District

To educate every student to his or her potential

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  • CSD Re-Opening Plan For Fall 2020

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    IMPORTANT – The New Starting Date for students to return-to-school
    ****Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 ****

    ~~Click on the following link for Custer School District's Reopening Plan for Fall 2020.

    COVID-19 Virus Response in School Food Service: What Lunchtime Solutions is doing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

    Please click on the link for the changes with the food service program:

    If you have any questions about the plan, please feel free to call 673-3154 or email me 

    Thank you,

    Mark Naugle
    Superintendent of Schools
    Custer School District
    527 Montgomery St.
    Custer SD  57730


    School Board News


      To view the agenda & board minutes, please see:


    Next School Board Meeting

    September 14, 2020 ~ Hermosa School
    Regular Meeting – 6:00 p.m. 


    Summer Meal Delivery for Students

    Custer School District meal deliveries are Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  At Custer Elementary School - Door C pick up is from 11:00-11:20am.  The Pringle (11:15am) and 4-Mile (12:00pm) delivery will remain the same.  The intersection of Highway 385 & Highway 16 delivery is from 11:45am-12:00pm.  Aspen View is from 12:10-12:30pm.  Triple T is from 12:45-1:00pm.  There is no longer be an Armory delivery.  Those wanting meals will need to come to the drop off points at the new times.  Students will still get breakfasts and lunches for 7 days a week but within the two deliveries each week.  Thank you.




    For children between the ages of 3 up to 5 years-old (and is NOT enrolled in Kindergarten).

    This screening will assess your child in the following developmental areas: 
    Communication, Motor, Concepts, Vision and/or Hearing.  Call to get your child signed up for an appointment.

    Custer Area:

    When:  Sept. 1, 2020

    Appointments available 12:30-3:30

    Where: Preschool room in the Custer Administration Building, 527 Montgomery Street

    Please call: 605-673-2171 to set up an appointment

    Hermosa Area:

    When:  Sept. 2, 2020 -

    Appointments available at 8:00am-noon

    Where: Hermosa School Building, Preschool Room

    Please call:  605-255-4345 to set up an appointment


    Custer Jr./Sr. High School (CHS)
    1645 Wildcat Lane ~ 673-4473 - Mon.-Thurs.- 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    Follow on Twitter @CusterWildcats

    Monday, August 24

    • Jr/Sr High School 4:00 –7:00 p.m. 7-12 Grades Open House  –  tours for new students & 7th grade

     Attention Graduates and/or Parents:  Need a high school transcript mailed for college admission?
    please contact Mrs. Kelli Moore or email her
    at or School Counselor


    FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS ~ A big THANK YOU to Monument Health for offering free physicals for area athletes.  Call (605) 673-9400 (for Custer) to schedule your child's free sports physical...for all high school athletes, and any junior high athletes who may compete on a varsity team.  

    For a list of area clinics, see:

    Important  Message for CHS Athletes & Parents from the Athletic Trainer

    Before fall sports officially begin, we will need some of the athletes to complete the concussion ImPact testing.
    If your child falls under one of these categories, s/he will need to come in for testing.
    1. Is an incoming freshman or a new CHS student competing in a high school sport
    2. Sustained a concussion in the 2019-2020 school year
    Please contact our high school athletic trainer, Tyra Jons at 605-770-0390 to reserve a date and time slot. Tests will take approximately 1 hour
    and will be held in the Custer Elementary Computer Lab.  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out! Thank you!  
    Tyra Jons, ATC - (605)-770-0390 - Head Athletic Trainer for Custer High School - Monument Health - 1635 Caregiver Circle / Rapid City, SD / 57702


    Activities Bus will start running on August 10th to pick-up athletes at the Hermosa Lutheran Church parking lot (note location change due to Hermosa School Construction) @ 2:30pm. Practices end at 6:30 and then students will return to Hermosa on the bus.


     Contest prac. 8/10, 4-6

    Contest prac. 8/11, 4-6:30

    Contest prac. 8/12, 10-12:30

    Contest prac. 8/13, 10-12

    Foot. prac. 8/14, 2:30-4:30

    Contest prac. 8/17, 10-12:30, Foot. pr. 4-5

    Contest prac. 8/18, 10-12, FB 4-5

    Contest prac. 8/19, 4-6, FB 6-6:30

    Contest prac. 8/24, 4-6, FB 6-6:30

    Contest prac. 8/25, 4-6, FB 6-6:30

    Contest prac. 8/26, 4-5:45

    Contest prac. 8/27, 4-6, FB 6-6:30

    All forms and physicals must be completed in order to participate in practice.
    Contact Cherri Block at OR CeCe Lubben   or 605-673-4473

    Football Practice

    **9-12 grade Football Practice starts August 10th at the Football Field at 4:00
    **Parent Meeting for all football players in grades 6-12 will be held at 6:30pm at the football field on Aug. 10.
    **First game August 28th against West Central (Away)
    **For high school athletes - All forms and physical must be completed in order to participate in practice. Email: -Coach David Williams @  or call 517-0224

    Cross Country Practice –  practice officially starts 8:00 AM at high school on the 13th. Grades 6th -12th welcome. Parent information/paperwork meeting 6:00 PM at the CHS on the 11th.  Coach Karen Karim

    Boys Golf Practice    Practice will start Monday, Aug. 10th at 3 p.m., at the golf course, and be Mondays.-Thursdays until school starts.  Coach Paul Kelley

    Volleyball PracticeVolleyball will start on August 13th.  Practice will be from 4:00-6:30, Mon.-Fri.,  in the armory. Parent meeting in the armory on August 12th at 5:30.  Please let us know if additional information is needed.  Coaches or  Miranda

    Custer Elementary School
    Custer Elementary School (CES) – K-6
    1415 Wildcat Lane – 673-4483 ~ 7:30~4 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.8:00am-4:00pm

    New Student Registration - M-Th - Bring Certified Birth Certificate and Immunization Records

    Kindergarten Roundup – August 11th & 12th

    Bring Certified Birth Certificate and Immunization Records – call 673-4483 to make an appointment.

     Monday, August 24:

    • Custer Elem Open House – 4-7:00 p.m. outdoors – for students with last names A-L
    • CES Jr Kindergarten & Kindergarten Parent Meeting –6:30 p.m. in the gym – students A-L

     Tuesday, August 25:

      • Custer Elem Open House – 4-7:00 p.m. outdoors – for students with last names M-Z
      • CES Jr Kindergarten & Kindergarten Parent Meeting –6:30 p.m. in the gym – students M-Z

    First Day of School – Wednesday, August 26th*


    Instrument Rental Night!

    Thursday, September 10th @ 5:30 PM

    CHS Band Room

    Open to ALL 5th and 6th grade students interested in joining band!

    Questions? Meet with Ms. Halliday during open house on August 24th or 25th from 4-7, or email

    I look forward to making music with you!   Catherine Halliday, Director of Bands, Custer Schools


    Hermosa School
    PO Box 27 ~ Hermosa, SD   57744  ~ 255-4345 – Monday-Thursday
    – 7:30am-4pm
    Follow on Twitter @HermosaSchool

    Check out Hermosa School’s Website for important school information:

    Kindergarten Screening for Hermosa area – Aug. 11-12 – call 255-4345 for an appointment.

    • Monday, Aug. 24:
    • 4–7:00pm – Hermosa School Open House for last names starting with A – L
         6:00 pm – MS orientation      6:30pm – JK and K parent meetings - last names A – L
    • Parents will have an opportunity to learn Google Classroom and SeeSaw in the Comp Lab
      during Open House


    Tuesday, August 25:

    • Hermosa School 
      • 4–7pm – Open House for last names starting with M - Z    6:00 pm – MS orientation
        6:30pm – JK and K parent meetings M-Z
      • Parents opportunity to learn Google Classroom and SeeSaw in Computer Lab during Open House





    SCHOOL Phone Numbers                          FAX                                    Address

    Custer Elementary          673-4483              673-4515              1415 Wildcat Lane             

    Preschool                            673-4483              673-4515              1415 Wildcat Lane          

    Lunchroom (Custer)       673-4157              673-4515              1415 Wildcat Lane             

    Custer Sr/Jr High             673-4473              673-4710              1645 Wildcat Lane          

    Hermosa                              255-4345              255-4190              PO Box 27 / 11 4th St.          Hermosa, SD 57744

    Administration                  673-3154              673-5607              527 Montgomery           

    Special Education             673-2171              673-5607              527 Montgomery           

    GED Office                          673-1661                                              527 Montgomery           

        Contact Renae Schneider
    Rural Prenatal to Five Head Start  Office cell: 209-3116   527 Montgomery            

         Contact Ashley Evans

    ACE School                       673-3592            673-5607            527 Montgomery                  

          Contact Dave Williams

    In-town Bus Stops

    • 7:18am at Super 8 area and 7:21am at the Sentinel Federal Credit Union.
    • There will be a bus that will stop at Lynn’s in the AM for pick up at 7:26 am.

    After school, the Pass Creek bus drops off at Purple Pie Place/Super 8 area.  Carrol Creek bus drops off at BH Federal Credit Union /old Shopko


    • Staff & Students:  Notify the school office of address, phone number and/or email address changes. 


    All of Custer School District Buildings & Grounds are Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco-Free Zones.

    CSD Admin. Summer Office Hours ~ Monday~Thursday: 7:30~2:30 p.m.
                                            Closed on Fridays

    If you wish to schedule an appointment, please call 673-3154.




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  • Custer School District 

    Mission Statement:
    To Educate Every Student to His or Her Potential

    Vision Statement:
    To provide the highest educational program possible through positive leadership, quality academics, and an array of opportunities for social, emotional, physical, and character development so graduates:

    a) Go on to compete in the marketplace
    b) Understand the importance of community involvement; and
    c) Enjoy life-long learning

    To provide the highest educational program possible so the district can compete successfully in the educational marketplace