To keep you updated with positive active COVID cases district-wide (not close contact) within the Meade School District, every Tuesday and Friday we will be posting updated positive active COVID numbers in the chart below. Should you have questions, please don't hesitate to call or email your building principals or the superintendent. Thank you for your cooperation and we will get through this together!


  Elementary Schools Middle Schools High School Staff
 As of Monday, January 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. 1 0 1
 As of Friday, January 15, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.  4 




Building Phase(s)

 Effective January 8, 2021

Piedmont Valley Elementary

Sturgis Elementary

Whitewood Elementary

Stagebarn Middle School

Sturgis Williams Middle School

Sturgis Brown High School




Phase I Green - Zero to low COVID-19 cases in the building(s). No confirmed COVID-19 cases up to a maximum of 1% of students and staff.

Phase II Orange - Active cases in the building(s) between 1-3% of building enrollment including students and staff.

Phase III Red - Active cases in the building(s) greater than 3% of enrollment including students and staff.


Back to School Plan_12/15/2020 

Meade County is currently listed by the Department of Health as having substantial community spread of COVID-19. Due to this classification, if your student is sent home from school with one or more of the following symptoms, he/she will be required to stay home from school for 72 hours.


1. Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth.
2. Sore throat.
3. New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing. (For students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline.)
4. Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
5. New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
The only option for your child to return to school within the 72 hours is with a negative COVID-19 test or a note from their Dr. with an alternative diagnosis. Parents will be notified when Meade County is no longer in substantial community spread.

January 13, 2021

SD School for the Deaf screenings

The South Dakota School for the Deaf performs routine hearing screenings on kindergarteners, third and fifth graders each year i…

January 11, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Just a reminder that school WILL BE in session on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

January 8, 2021

Sturgis Rally Charities Donation

The School Nurses, along with the Meade School District, would like to thank Sturgis Rally Charities for their generous donation…

January 6, 2021

Dental Bus coming to Piedmont Valley Elementary

The Delta Dental Mobile Program is coming to Piedmont Valley Elementary February 8-12. They provide dental exams, preventive ser…

December 16, 2020

2020 Angel Tree Event

SWMS Student Council led a fundraiser that the SIS and SWMS schools participated in. They were able to send gifts home to 35 Mea…


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