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SCHOOL Phone Numbers                          FAX                                    Address

Custer Elementary          673-4483              673-4515              1415 Wildcat Lane             

Preschool                        673-2001             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                      673-4144 or 673-1661                      527 Montgomery           

    Contact Renae Schneider

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

     Contact Kelly Aves      kaves@youthandfamilyservices.org

ACE School                       673-3592            673-5607            527 Montgomery                  

      Contact Dave Williams   david.williams@k12.sd.us

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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 (turkey picture in window) drops off at Purple Pie Place/Super 8 area.  Carrol Creek bus (dog picture in window) drops off at Shopko

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Important Dates

  • School starts on Wednesday, August 22  
  • Monday, Sept. 3 – Labor Day – no school
  • Friday, Oct. 5 – School day – Homecoming
  • Nov. 21 – early release at Noon for Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 21 - Jan. 6 - Christmas Break
  • Monday, April 22 – Spring Break (no school)
  • May 18, 2019 -  CHS Graduation – 2 p.m.
  • May 23 – Last day of school for students/staff – students early release at noon

 

Custer Junior/Senior High School
1645 Wildcat Lane
673-4473 – Mon.-Thurs.
Follow on Twitter @CusterWildcats

 

  • The Jr/Sr High Office will be closed Monday August 6th for training in Pierre.
  • Our new students may come in now to enroll - Mon.-Thurs. 8-noon,  through Aug. 9th.  please bring copies of immunizations and birth certificate.

  • Students in grades 7-12 
  • Beginning August 7th, - the office will be open 8-5.
  • All students 7th – 12th may come in the week of Aug. 13th – 16th  from 8:00 – 5:00, to pick up lap tops, schedules, locker assignments and other paperwork.
  • Jr/Sr High Back-to-School Open House ~ Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  - Come meet your teachers – bring your school supplies – pay for meals.

Pick up your registration packets, which include the following forms to be filled out by a Parent/Guardian:

  • 2018-19 Enrollment Form
  • Lap Top Agreements (remember $25.00 per individual or $50.00 per family) 
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Form (One per family)

You may also pick-up the following:

  • Laptops (with paperwork completed) – see attached forms
  • Class Schedules
  • Locker Assignments

BACK-TO-SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Tuesday, Aug. 21 – 5:30-7 p.m. – Come meet your teacher(s) – bring school supplies – pay for milk & meals.

 

 CHS BOYS GOLF TEAM PRACTICE

Practice starts August 6  @  3 p.m. at Rocky Knolls Golf Course.
Open to all students in grades 7-12
All golfers (including 7th-8th graders) would have to have the SDHSAA physical completed since they would be participating on the HS golf team.
Email:  Coach Paul Kelley - paul.kelley@k12.sd.us

 

CHS VOLLEYBALL
Aug. 9 & 10 – 4-7pm – Armory

Aug. 13-17, 20  – 4-7 pm @ Armory

Aug. 21 – TBD. @ Armory

Parent/Athlete Meeting on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00pm in Mrs.Jaure’s room at CHS

All forms and physicals must be completed in order to participate in practice. 
Email:  Coach Jill Hohn – jjhohn@hotmail.com or Miranda.jaure@k12.
Phone:  208-890-2266  (cell) or 673-4473 (home)

CHS FOOTBALL

Football Camp Dates:  Questions – please email Coach Bailey at russ.bailey@k12.sd.us

Preseason Conditioning: 7-12 grade

                              July 30th 6:00pm – 7:00pm

                              August 1st 6:00pm – 7:00pm

                              August 3rd 6:00pm – 7:00pm

 9-12 grade Football Practice starts August 6 at the Football Field

August 6 – 10;  4:00pm – 7:00pm

August 11  9:00am – 12:00

August 13 – 17;   4:00pm – 7:00pm

First game August 17th @ Bennett County

For high school athletes - All forms and physical must be completed in order to participate in practice. 
Email:  Coach Russ Bailey -  russ.bailey@k12.sd.us  Phone:  673-4473

 

JR HIGH FOOTBALL

7-8th grade Football Practice
Jr High Practice starts on Aug. 20th and runs the same time as the varsity.

Jr. High Players may also choose to start of Aug. 6th, with the varsity.

(Physicals are not required but strongly recommended for Jr high players)

 JR/SR HIGH CROSS COUNTRY

Parent Meeting – Wednesday, Aug. 8 @ 7 p.m. for info. & paperwork @ CHS Biology Room (Mrs. Dooley’s)
Practice starts at CHS on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 8:00 a.m.              
This is open to any middle school or high school student interested in participating.  
Coach Karen Karim karen.karim@k12.sd.us or 673-4473 or 440-0032

For high school athletes - All forms and physical must be completed in order to participate in practice. 

 CHEERLEADING

Contest 7/31-8/4, 6:30-9:30 AM

Contest 8/6-8/10, 6:30-9:30 AM

Football 8/6, 8/7, 8/9 and 8/10, 9:30-10:30 AM

Contest 8/13-8/17, 6:30-9:30 AM

Football 8/13, 8/14 and 8/16 , 9:30-10:30 AM

1st FB game at Bennett County 8/17

Contest 8/20-8/21, 6-7:45 AM

Football 8/20-8/21, 4-5 PM

Contest 8/22, 4-5:45 PM

Contest 8/23, 4-6:30 PM

Football 8/23, 6:30-7:30 PM

Contest 8/24, 6:30-9:30 AM

1st home FB game 8/24, be there at 5:00

Contact Cherri Block at cherri.block@k12.sd.us  OR Tiffany Newman tiffany.newman@k12.sd.us  605-673-4473

 

 PHYSICALS
All athletes must have an annual physical done before the first day of practice.
if they are participating in a high school sport.
To get a copy of the physical form, click on the following:
http://www.sdhsaa.com/Forms/Athletics.aspx
Then click on the Physical Exam link  see pages 4-14

 Note:   All homeschool students must have completed a 2018-19 Public School Exemption form
with the CSD Office prior to competing in an activity.

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Custer Elementary School (CES) – K-6
1415 Wildcat Lane – 673-4483 ~ 7:30~4 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.
https://www.facebook.com/CusterElementarySchool/

  • New Student Registration:  August 13-14 – Bring Certified Birth Certificate and Immunizations
  • Open House – Monday, Aug. 20 – 5:30-7 p.m. – Come meet your teacher – bring school supplies – pay for milk & meals. Kindergarten Parent meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. that same evening.   
  • Save the Date:                                         Haggerty’s will be here in the HS Band Room to sell and rent instruments to the new 5th grade band students.

 

CUSTER PLAY-PARTNERS PRESCHOOL

WHAT: Custer School District Special Needs Preschool has openings for children having NO developmental delays. This program is a structured preschool with lots of activities for everyone. It provides “Play-Partners” for the children having developmental delays.

WHERE: Custer Elementary PreSchool located on 527 Montgomery St. 

WHEN: Our first Quarter begins on Aug. 29 - Oct. 18, 2018

WHY: We will be selecting preschool-age children (Play-Partners) to model socialization and communication skills (for preschoolers with special needs).  REQUIREMENTS:  • Pre-payment of tuition: $70 a quarter, in order to cover milk, snacks, arts/crafts and overhead costs. • Up-to-date immunization records.  • Birth Certificate. Note: Preschool-age children who have completed the developmental screening with an average score and minimal behavior checks, will be given priority in the selection process of Play-Partners. COST: $70.00 per Quarter (4 quarters per school year) – pre-payment required prior to the beginning of each quarter child is enrolled. CONTACT: Diana Ziolkowski, CSD Preschool Teacher at 440-0726 or email diana.ziolkowski@hotmail.com

FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING

Custer School District is offering a free Developmental Screening for  preschool-age (ages 3-5) children in the
Custer area.  Screening will be at the Custer Elementary School on Mon., August 27th, morning appointments only.

Call 673-2171 to schedule an appointment.

This screening provides information about the child’s development in the areas of motor coordination, communication, & cognitive thinking skills. The screening instrument shows how the child is developing compared to children all over the United States.  Vision and hearing is also checked.

“If your preschool child is between the age of 3 up to 5 years-old (and is NOT enrolled in Kindergarten), you may want to consider the CSD Developmental Screening. This is for parents who have concerns about their preschool-aged child, in any of the following developmental areas:  Communication, Motor, Concepts, Vision and/or Hearing.  Even if you don’t have any particular concerns, but just want to see how your child is doing overall and want ideas of where they might need to improve, it can be beneficial to set-up an appointment.

 

6th Grade Vaccination Requirements

South Dakota Department of Health administrative rules require both the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal ACYW) vaccines for 6th grade students. The requirement is a result of legislation passed in 2016 adding meningococcal infection to the list of diseases specified in South Dakota Codified Law 13-28-7.1 for which DOH can require vaccination for school entry in South Dakota.    

 School entry requirements for South Dakota 6th grade students include:

  • One dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • One dose of MCV4 vaccine (meningococcal ACYW)
  • The requirements apply only for 6th grade entry and transfer students 6th–12th grade
  • If a child is 10 years old when entering the 6th grade they have 45 days after their 11th birthday to be vaccinated.

 

Hermosa School
PO Box 27 ~ Hermosa, SD   57744  ~ 255-4345 – Monday-Thursday
Follow on Twitter @HermosaSchool

Check out Hermosa School’s Website for important school information: http://hermosaschool.weebly.com/

Hermosa Office Summer Hours

The Hermosa School office will be open from Aug. 13-Aug. 16 starting 8 am- 4 pm, for early registration.  Please stop by to get the paperwork completed before the first day of school which is Wednesday, August 22nd! Bring immunizations 

Check out Hermosa School’s Website for important school information: http://hermosaschool.weebly.com/

The Hermosa Office will be closed for most of the summer. 
If you have questions, please email lori.enright@k12.sd.us·

Hermosa Back-To-School Open House :  Monday, August  20th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  - Come meet your teacher – bring your school supplies – pay for meals and snack milk.

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FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING

Custer School District is offering a free Developmental Screening for  preschool-age (ages 3-5) children in the
Hermosa area.  Screening will be at the Hermosa Elementary School on Wed., August 29th, 9:30 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 11:30 A.M. appointments only.

Call 255-4345 to schedule an appointment.

This screening provides information about the child’s development in the areas of motor coordination, communication, & cognitive thinking skills. The screening instrument shows how the child is developing compared to children all over the United States.  Vision and hearing is also checked.

“If your preschool child is between the age of 3 up to 5 years-old (and is NOT enrolled in Kindergarten), you may want to consider the CSD Developmental Screening. This is for parents who have concerns about their preschool-aged child, in any of the following developmental areas:  Communication, Motor, Concepts, Vision and/or Hearing.  Even if you don’t have any particular concerns, but just want to see how your child is doing overall and want ideas of where they might need to improve, it can be beneficial to set-up an appointment.

For free developmental screenings for children under 3-years-old,
please contact Jennifer Biggers 605.394.6089 x233.