Today, we lucked out. As I watched students exit the building to get on busses, I saw three "near misses" that really could have resulted in our students, and/or parents getting hurt. In the first near-miss, a parent was picking up their children and had parked next to the busses. While they were just starting to pull off, another student came running back towards the building from the parking lot. The parent saw the student at the last second, brakes were applied just in time, and the student continued on her way. The second was a similar event, with a parent who had "pulled through" in the parking lot, and was just accelerating to drive past the busses and exit. A student ran in front of the car as she was making her way to the street to be picked up by her parent (students don't necessarily expect traffic in this area). In the third incident, one parent was pulling out, but had ignored the "one way" sign and was going to exit through the parking lot entrance. As they were pulling out, another parent was wheeling around the corner to enter the parking lot. Both vehicles had their brakes applied "just in time," and narrowly avoided an accident. All three of these incidents were just a split second away from serious injuries. Please help us to make our bus loading area / parking lot a safe place for our kids. Parents, please be mindful that the designated parent pick up and drop off location is at the main gym entrance, on the NW side of the building. Please talk to your child(ren) and let them know that this is the area that they can expect you to pick them up. The NE (main entrance) parking lot should only be used by school busses at both drop off (AM) and pick up (PM) times. Essentially, if you see school busses out in front of the building, please do not pull into the parking lot. Additional vehicles moving in that area create a very dangerous situation for our students as they come to school and as they leave. Please note that we have very clear signage by both the parking lot entrance and the parking lot exit. Please follow the directions on the signs. Our students' safety is one of our top priorities. Please help us to keep all of the kids safe by following the rules and expectations for drop off and pick up. We thank you for your help.
Schedule Change The Region 3A Quarter-Final Volleyball Match originally scheduled for Tuesday November 2, 2021 will now be played: Monday November 1, 2021 Region 3A Volleyball Quarter-Final Round West Central at Garretson 7:00 The Winner of this Match advances to the Region 3A Semi-finals at Harrisburg Thursday November 5, 2021, where they will play the winner of Madison and Dell Rapids at 7:15 Region 3A Ticket Prices Adults $6.00 Students $4.00 (Grade 1-12) *No Local or Big East Conference Passes Accepted *No Activity Tickets Accepted
There will be a meeting for those interested in Coaching Elementary Girls & Boys Basketball (2nd-6th Grades), and Youth Wrestling Tuesday November 2 at 6:30 in the Garretson School Library.
Class 9 AA Football Quarterfinal Playoff Game Thursday October 28, 2021 Garretson at Parkston 7:00 PM Game will be Live Streamed, and can be accessed with the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcCtplW6m_w
Live steam link for the Garretson Girls Volleyball Game vs Sioux Valley tonight is listed below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4TElcnXjHocoXP0X30-7Fg
Class 9 AA Football Quarterfinal Playoffs Thursday October 28, 2021 Garretson at Parkston 7:00 PM Playoff Ticket Information Adults...$7.00 Students...$5.00 SDHSAA Football Team and Spectator Conduct Rules Banners and signs of all kinds are prohibited. Cheer cards displayed by cheerleaders are permissible. Noisemakers are prohibited. This includes hand shakers, thunder sticks. etc... Paper confetti and silly string are prohibited. Ballons are prohibited.
We're hiring and educational assistant to work with students in the resource room to help kids develop academic and behavioral skills. If you know someone who might be a good fit, please help us out and share this information with them! For specific questions about the position, contact Teresa.Hulscher@k12.sd.us. https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/page/employment-opportunities
1st Round...Class 9 AA Football Playoffs Thursday October 21, 2021 Garretson at Hamlin (Hayti) 7:00 PM Playoff Ticket Information Adults...$7.00 Students...$5.00 SDHSAA Football Team and Spectator Conduct Rules Banners and signs of all kinds are prohibited. Cheer cards displayed by cheerleaders are permissible. Noisemakers are prohibited. This includes hand shakers, thunder sticks. etc... Paper confetti and silly string are prohibited. Ballons are prohibited. Game will be Live Streamed, and can be accessed with the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6zkbpLWyiQTccrs6TWKAg/live
Garretson Elementary students and parents are invited to LEARN TO READ NIGHT at the school from 6:30-7:30 tonight! Sign up for Book Fair gift certificates. See you there!
Monday October 18, 2021 Big East Conference Choral Festival at Flandreau 7:00 Admission: $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.
Come out to the Garretson Athletic Complex Friday October 15th and support the Ambulance as they host a Tailgate Supper prior to the Garretson/Chester Area Football Game: *Tailgate starts at 6:00 *Meal includes Pork loin sandwiches, chips, cookie, and a drink for a FREE WILL DONATION. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GARRETSON COMMUNITY AMBULANCE.
Thursday October 14, 2021 Volleyball Garretson at Tea Area C-B-A 4:30 "C" Match 5:45 JV Match 7:00 Varsity Match Note: Matches will be on a rolling schedule.
A little creative team building from the garretson staff!
Monday October 11, 2021 Volleyball Garretson at Lennox 5:00 You may watch these games by accessing the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/lennox-high-school-lennox-sd (All 3 Matches will be Live Streamed)
Thank you to the Garretson Volunteer Fire Department for coming out today and teaching us fire safety!
Feeling Good Fridayz! GMS rocked the school house tonight! Thanks for the good times Blue Dragons!
HUGE Big East Conference Volleyball match tonight. Garretson at Chester!
Good Luck to Soccer on their last regular season Game tonight @ 6:00.
As of September 21, 2021, there are no active COVID cases among our students. The Garretson School District is moving back to the "green" designation with respect to risk level in the district. We will continue to monitor conditions and will adjust the risk level as necessary.
Re-Scheduled Football Time *Because of an official's shortage our Football Game at Irene-Wakonda Friday September 24 will begin at 7:30 or 8:00 rather than the originally scheduled time of 7:00. Please understand the game could start as early as 7:30 or as late as 8:00 when making your travel plans