The Irene-Wakonda School District was notified of good news on Thursday from the South Dakota Department of Education that the free meals for ALL students will now be available to the end of the 2020 – 2021 school year. Please remember, only breakfast and lunch meals are free. Any second milk, a second meal, or a la carte items will NOT be free. Students must have funds in their account to purchase these items.
Also, in an effort to keeps students in school, the Irene-Wakonda School Board approved a change to the “Start To School” Plan with a change to the 14-day quarantine recommendation for students that are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID case. The new quarantine recommendation for a student deemed a close contact to a positive COVID case will be a 5-day quarantine as long as the student is asymptomatic after the 5-days and follows all protocols. The new 5-day recommendation is attached.
Have a great day,
David Hutchison, Superintendent
Irene-Wakonda School District