Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Tomorrow is May 9, 2022 and it starts Week 36. It is the last week. We will be celebrating and dancing out the school year. It will be a regular week. Grades will be complete and report cards will go home with students on or before the last day of school. Friday will be the Red Shirt School field day. Students will have to prove they can go by following all school rules. That goes for on the bus, too. We all know they can do it! Red Shirt School will be ready and waiting for students to come back with the 2022 through 2023 school-year in August. Have a great night.
about 2 months ago, Brian O'Connor
week 36
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, May 2 starts week 35 of the 2021 through 2022 school year. Even though the Covid risk level is green, tribal resolutions still require Covid protocols to continue until further notice. Early enrollment will take place this week and next. Please come in to get your students enrolled for the 2022 through 2023 school year. The more you do now, less you have to do later! Bus riders must follow all bus rules. Please talk to your children that ride the bus and remind them that the rules are for their safety. Finally, Cinco de Mayo is Thursday of this week. Bring the principal Mexican food to celebrate! Have a great night!
2 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 35
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, April 25 starts Week 34 of the 2021 through 2022 school year. It will be a regular week. All Covid protocols are still in effect. Please remind your students to follow all rules in school and on the buses. It keeps students, staff, families, and the community safe. It is time to start thinking about next year. Please get ready to come in for early enrollment next week. Getting all the paperwork done now will make it easier for students to get started when the 2022 through 2023 school year starts. We say goodbye to April at the end of this week. Let’s hope we get more moisture and less wind from now on. Be safe and have a great night.
2 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Goodbye April
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Week 33 of the 2021 through 2022 school year starts Tuesday, April 19. The tribe is still at Covid risk level Yellow. All Covid protocols are still in place. Please remind your children to follow all rules on buses and at school to keep them, their peers, and the entire community safe. Friday is National Jelly Bean Day. Eat jelly beans. Bring jelly beans to the principal. It is all about the jelly beans! Oh yeah. Earth Day is Friday, too. Finally, pray that our community becomes whole again. Ask that all that is lost becomes found. Stay safe.
3 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 33 Jelly beans
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Week 32 of the 2021 through 2022 school year begins tomorrow, Monday, April 11. It will be a three-and-a-half-day week due to the Easter Holiday. Students and staff will be done at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 14. The boy’s A-Team basketball tournament will start Monday, and the Rumble Boys will play at 12:00PM at Pine Ridge Middle School Gym. The district administration will monitor the weather and will post school reaches as necessary if it changes for the worst. All Covid protocols are still in effect. Please remind all students to follow rules on buses and at school to keep them and their peers and families safe from Covid. Have a great night!
3 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 32
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday April 4 starts week 31 of the 2021 through 2022 school year. It will be a regular week. Red Shirt boys’ basketball team will go to Batesland on Monday. Game starts at 4:00PM. There will be Early Childhood screenings on Wednesday, April 6. Students who will be 5 before September 1 of 2022 should come and get screened. Call 605-255-4224 to make an appointment for Wednesday. Due to the screenings, there will be no Kindergarten on Wednesday. Again, no Kindergarten at Red Shirt School on Wednesday due to early childhood screenings. Finally, even though the Risk Level for Covid is Yellow, all Covid protocols are still in effect. Please remind children to follow all school and bus rules to keep them, their friends, and their families safe. Have a great night.
3 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 31
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, March 28 starts off Week 30 of the 2021 through 2022 school-year. The boys basketball teams and cheer leaders will be heading to Wolf Creek on Monday and Pine Ridge on Wednesday. Both games start at 4:00PM. The Rumble Archers will be traveling to Spearfish on Friday, April 1 for the National Archery In the Schools Program State Tournament. Dance Club and Drum Group will practice Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30, and hand games teams will practice Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30PM. Feeding South Dakota will have the mobile food pantry at Red Shirt School on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30PM. Come and see what they have to offer. Covid protocols are still in effect. Students must follow all district, school, and bus rules to ensure all people remain safe and healthy. Have a great night.
3 months ago, Brian O'Connor
April fools week 30
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, March 21 is the start of Week 29 of the 2021 through 2022 school-year. Boys basketball versus Red Cloud will be played Monday at home and Thursday will be a game at Lone Man School (Isna Wica Owayawa). Dance club and drum group will be held on Tuesday and hand games practice will be Thursday. Be on the lookout for bake sale and concession stand announcements in the upcoming weeks. March 25 is Tolkien reading day. Enjoy The Hobbit with your family. Finally, remember all Covid protocols are still in place. Students must follow all protocols and rules for their safety and the health and good of the community.
4 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 29
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, March 14 is the start to week 28 of the 2021 through 22 school year. It will be a regular week. Basketball practice will be on Monday and Thursday, and there will be a home game at 4PM versus American Horse. Tuesday will be dance club practice and drum group club. Hand games practice will take place on Thursday as well. The tribe is still in risk level orange, so all Covid protocols are still in effect. Please make sure all students know to follow rules to keep Covid numbers low. Students must be in school no later than 8:30AM. Remember, too many tardies can equal a full day of absence. Finally, remember to wear green on Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t want to have to pinch you! According to folklore, you get pinched on St. Patrick's day for not wearing green because green makes you invisible to leprechauns, and leprechauns like to pinch people, because they can!. Have a great night!
4 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 28
Greetings Red Shirt students, family, and staff. Monday, March 7 is the start of Week 27 of the 2021 through 2022 school-year. It is also the start of National School Breakfast Week. All students receive breakfast between 8:00AM and 8:30AM at Red Shirt School. This will be a regular week. The tribe is at risk level orange. All Covid protocols are still in effect. Masks must be worn, social distances must be maintained, and any visit must be scheduled a week in advance. Please remind students to follow all school and bus rules to keep Covid spread at a minimum for their peers, their families and friends. Boys basketball practice will take place on Monday and Thursday nights. Permission slips will be sent home with students tomorrow after practice. Have a great night!
4 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 27
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, February 28 starts Week 26 of the 2021 through 2022 school year. It will be a regular week. Breakfast will start at 8:00 AM and students must be in the building by 8:30AM. Students must bring all devices to school. The Tribe is now in Covid level orange. All protocols are still in effect. Visitors still need to schedule appointments to see staff on site, masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing must be maintained. Students not complying with these protocols after redirection will be sent home to help keep all students, families, staff, and other community members healthy and safe. The Feeding South Dakota Mobile Pantry will be at Red Shirt on Friday, March 4 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM. Please come and take advantage of this excellent program! Have a great evening!
4 months ago, Brian O'Connor
week 26 moon of snow blindness
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Week 25 of the 2021 through 2022 school year begins on Monday, February 21. Monday is also President’s Day Holiday, so there will be no school. The district is watching the forecast to make sure we do not miss any extreme weather. Tuesday has an anticipated high of negative one with very cold wind chills and snow. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Oglala Lakota County until 12:00PM Tuesday as well. Be prepared for a remote learning day. All students left school Friday with devices and instructions from teachers. Covid cases are falling across the county, but all Covid protocols are still in effect. Please encourage your child or children to follow all rules for their safety and the safety of families and the school community. Please be prepared for possible loss of power and water over the next couple of days. Keep warm and stay safe. Have a great night.
5 months ago, Brian O'Connor
week 25
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday February 14 signals the start of Week 24 of the 2021 through 22 school year. First of all, we are all thankful for the citizens of Red Shirt who assisted in putting out the fire. Unfortunately, it looks like we lost the sweat lodge, but everyone did a great job keeping the fire away from the school. Next, tomorrow will be the funeral for Robert Two Bulls. He was the Reverend/Pastor of the Red Shirt Table Episcopal Church and an elder of the community and tribe. While we will be having school, many students, family, and staff will be taking the day to honor the passing of our friend and Shepard. If the bus does not come in the morning, do not worry, all students will be counted as exempt if they cannot attend school. Finally, tomorrow is also Valentine's Day. Students looking forward to the fun their teachers have planned for them do not need to worry either. All Valentine's Day parties/activities will take place on Tuesday, February 15. If your student is brining items for the festivities, they can do that on Tuesday. Remember, all Covid protocols are still in place. Stay warm. Stay safe, and as Smokey the Bear says, "Only you can prevent grass fires." Have a great night.
5 months ago, Brian O'Connor
week 24
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, February 7 starts Week 23 of the 2021 through 2022 school year. Red Shirt School will have a regular week with in-person learning. Wednesday will have the usual 12:30PM release. All Covid protocols will still be in effect. Please, parents with students riding buses, please speak with your students about following bus rules. Staying in one’s seat, keeping hands to one’s-self, not throwing items while the bus is in motion, and/or not leaving discarded masks on the bus are all facets of safety for all students and staff on the bus. Driver’s will not be able to tolerate behavior that threatens the safety of riders. The school year is moving by too quickly. We love to see all students in school and learning. Even with the Covid closings, this school year has the potential to be one of the best academic years our students have ever had. That is because Red Shirt School has the best staff, the best families, and—definitely—the best students in the world. Have a great night!
5 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 23
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Tomorrow January 31, 2022 starts week 22 of the 2021 through 2022 school year. Most students will attend in person tomorrow. Students in grades 1 and 2 will still be on remote learning status. The school will notify all families if anything changes with in-person or remote learning. Lunch and breakfast will be delivered to those in remote learning. Deliveries will leave the school between 11:30 AM and 12:00PM. All Covid 19 protocols are still in effect. Remind students that these protocols are to be followed. Enjoy the last day of January and the first week of February! Have a great night.
5 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 22
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. In-person learning will resume tomorrow Monday, January 24. It is also the beginning of Week 21 of the 2021 through2022 school year. The Covid threat level is still Red. Please monitor for symptoms and keep children with fevers, coughs, sore throats, and other ailments at home. Buses may run a little off schedule tomorrow. There may even be a need for a second run. Finally, please, remind children to follow all Covid procedures in school and on the bus. Stay safe and have a great night.
5 months ago, Brian O'Connor
week 21
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 starts week 20 of the 2021 through 2022 school-year. Monday there is no school to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are regular days, and Wednesday has the usual 12:30 PM dismissal. The Covid level is still Red, meaning no middle or elementary school activities. All community use of facilities are suspended until level Yellow or better is attained. Students with symptoms of illness will be sent home for the safety of all students and their families. Also, if your children use school transport to get to school, remind them to follow all bus safety rules. Students throwing objects, not remaining seated, or otherwise endangering others will lose their riding privileges. Together we can all get through this moon of hard times. Have a great night! Stay safe and stay warm.
6 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week 20
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, January 10 is the start of Week 19 for the 2021 through 2022 school-year. School will be on as usual. We are currently running at half capacity in all classes, and the tribe has approved the district plan for in-person learning. Temperatures will be taken prior to getting on the bus and at mid-day. Social distancing will still be enforced, and masks are still required. Any student refusing to follow the virus protocols, or exhibiting any symptoms, will be sent home. All elementary and middle school activities are postponed while the tribe is at Level Red. Bus riding procedures will be strictly enforced as well. Students not complying with directions from bus drivers will lose riding privileges. Please, stay safe and monitor for all signs of illness. We will definitely get through this together. Have a great night!
6 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Week-19
Happy New Year Red Shirt students, families, and staff! Week 18 starts on Monday, January third. We will be doing in-person learning. It will be a four-day week for students, and staff will have in-service on Friday. Students will need to bring their computers and chargers back to school. They should bring them in the bags given to them the first time the computers were sent home. Remember to keep students with symptoms of illness home. Students with fever, cough, nausea etc… will be sent home. Finally, Wednesdays are still early release days for students through the month of March. Have a great final night of break!
6 months ago, Brian O'Connor
new-year
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Week 17, starting tomorrow, December 13, will be a short week for students. Students will be released on Wednesday at 12:30PM, as usual for Wednesdays, and will not return until January 3, 2022. Please keep students home if they have a fever or other symptoms Of COVID. If students are found to have symptoms at school, we will be required to send them home. Bus drivers will use discretion when picking up off-road students. Snow is still drifting, making many routes impassable. OLCSD 65-1 is sponsoring all Lakota culture and language events at LNI this week. Please attend and support our students if you get the opportunity. Have a great night and a happy holiday season!
7 months ago, Brian O'Connor
Christmas Break