Harrisburg School District Response to COVID-19

Summer Learning

Summer Learning Programs are available to keep students learning this summer! 

Grading & End of Year Information

In the face of the significant disruptions caused by COVID-19, the Harrisburg School District has been seeking and listening to your input on how we might best support our students now and in the coming months. You have been clear: HSD needs to act to reassure students, families, the South Dakota Department of Education, and institutions higher education that we're committed to providing support, flexibility, and solutions during this crisis. 

As we navigate the new territories of distance learning, we have been working to ensure students have the supports they need and to develop a fair and reasonable approach to grading. We acknowledge that this will look different within each grade band, and as such have created an outline of grading policies in the links below. We invite you to review the grading descriptions relevant to your respective families. 

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to your building administrator for additional support. The physical, emotional, and academic health of our students is our number one priority, and we want to ensure you that we are here with you every step of the way.

Elementary & Tiger Reserve

Middle School

High School

Helpful Links

Resource Description Target Area
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
  • National Health
South Dakota Department of Health The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) continues to respond to the emergence of the novel coronavirus. We are working with the CDC and our healthcare partners across the state to protect South Dakotans from COVID-19.
  • State Health
Harrisburg School District Action Plan in Response to COVID-19 During times of crisis and school closure, the Harrisburg School District (HSD) is committed to working with families, community members, and industry partners to ensure that every learner receives the equitable support necessary to meet their basic, emotional, social, and academic needs. To that end, the action plan outlined herein provides a functional framework for day-to-day operations during extended periods of academic disruption and/or irregular scheduling.
  • District Plan
Corona Help Sioux Falls Corona Help Sioux Falls is an initiative of Sioux Falls Churches to help our community during this difficult virus outbreak. We want you to know that God loves you. We are currently helping in the following ways. First, we will deliver necessities to your home if you are unable to leave home because of the virus. Secondly, we are having Food Distributions to ensure that every child in Sioux Falls has access to daily nutrition. 
  • Food Assistance

One Fund Sioux Falls In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the City of Sioux Falls and local businesses, has established the One Sioux Falls Fund, a disaster fund to help residents in the Sioux Falls MSA (Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook and Turner counties) avoid evictions if they are unable to work due to COVID-19. Nonprofits, the County and the City will coordinate to distribute the funds to make sure assistance gets into the right hands.

The focus of the One Sioux Falls Fund is to help individuals/families avoid evictions.
  • Rent Payment Assistance
211 Assistance 211 provides a 24/7 hotline that is connected to a trained team that is able to provide up to date information. If you need assistance finding food, or basic essential needs, call 211 to speak to someone who can help. 
  • Food Assistance
  • Basic Essential Needs
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Banks are taking steps to help people who have been impacted by the coronavirus. If your ability to pay your mortgage is impacted, and your loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, you may be eligible to delay making your monthly mortgage payments for a temporary period, during which:
  • You won’t incur late fees.
  • Foreclosure and other legal proceedings will be suspended 
  • Mortgage Help for Homeowners
Harrisburg Food Pantry
The Harrisburg Food Pantry is located at 203 Prairie St, Harrisburg, SD and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 4 PM.
  • Food Assistance
Feeding South Dakota
Mobile Food Pantries travel across South Dakota distributing free food to individuals and families in need. These distributions supplement the work of agency partner pantries, shelters and meal sites operating in fixed locations. The Mobile Food Pantry Program began in January of 2013 and is now serving 45 of the most underserved communities where individuals and families lack access to adequate and nutritious foods.
  • Food Assistance
Harrisburg Child Nutrition Program
Available: Wednesdays
Times: 11 AM - 1 PM
Locations: NMS, Explorer, Freedom, Horizon, Journey, Liberty
*No service on previously scheduled days off
  • Food Assistance
Learning Enrichment Activities
We've curated a list of resources for parents to enrich learning for their children at home.
  • Student Learning Enrichment
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:
• technical, training, and management assistance;
• financial assistance; and
• state and local assistance.
  • Financial assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Housing Assistance
Sioux Falls Psychological Services Serving under or uninsured individuals, couples, and families with limited funds.
  • Mental Wellness