The 2021-2022 school year is almost here! We want to help make sure your students are ready for class. KELOLAND News has compiled the latest education headlines along with supply lists for dozens of school districts in the area. Scroll down to see our staff when they were in the classroom! Share photos of your children as they start the new school year; send the pictures to ushare@keloland.com and we’ll use them to create a back to school gallery.

What can parents and students expect when it comes to COVID-19 protocols in schools this year? Click to review results of the 2021-2022 Return to Learning survey.

2021-2022 School Start Dates

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
August 16
Belle-Fourche
Oldham-Ramona









August 17
Arlington
Colman-Egan
Colome Consolidated
Corsica-Stickney
De Smet
Montrose
Parkston
Wilmot
Wolsey-Wessington
August 18
Armour
Canton
Centerville
Chamberlain
Clark
Onida/Blunt
Kadoka
Menno
Milbank
Newell

August 19
Alcester-Hudson
Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools
Dakota Valley
Dell Rapids St. Mary
Harrisburg
Lake Preston
Madison Central
Pierre
Scotland
West Central
August 20











August 23
Huron
Marion
New Underwood
Oelrichs
Stanley County
Yankton
August 24
Aberdeen Public
Sioux Valley
Northwestern Area
Rapid City Area Schools
Sioux Valley
August 25
Bowdle
Brandon Valley
Brookings
Douglas
Lennox
Parker
Redfield
August 26
Dell Rapids
Sioux Falls School District
Watertown


August 27






August 30
Big Stone City
Meade School District
August 31



Sept. 1



Sept. 2
Lead-Deadwood


Sept. 3



Sept. 6
–Labor Day
Sept. 7
Sept. 8
Sept. 9
Sept. 10

KELOLAND News School Photos

We want to see those first-day of school smiles. Share photos by emailing them to us at ushare@keloland.com. You can also use the KELOLAND News app to submit photos. View a photo gallery of KELOLAND News staff when they were in school in a slideshow below.


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