Protocols for Seating at Spring Activities

The spring athletic seasons have begun and much concern still centers on the high number of widespread local and state wide COVID-19 cases. As always, our goals continue to focus on keeping our doors open to “in person” learning while at the same time providing extracurricular opportunities for students.

Recently, the South Dakota High School Activities Association recommended School Districts place attendance limitations on events, as well as requiring masks of all attendees. Because of this, discussions have taken place among School Districts on the topic. While each District struggles to decide what is best for it, these decisions will most likely be determined by how the COVID-19 virus is affecting them at the time.

The Bon Homme School District is no different. From the beginning of the school year, District protocols have been established to mitigate COVID challenges. Currently, the Bon Homme School District is in a good place regarding COVID-19. The number of positive cases and close contacts throughout the District are low. Administration has taken these factors into consideration when deciding how to address attendance at events. Consequently, the District currently does not feel it necessary to place attendance limitations on our athletic events. The “no limit” decision will continue, as long as positive COVID cases remain low among students and staff. Should future cases drastically increase, this decision will be revisited.

Even though attendance limitations currently have not been established, a few adjustments have been made for events. Since the beginning of November, the Bon Homme School District has employed a mask mandate for staff, students, and everyone entering the building during the school day. We are asking patrons to honor this mandate as well, when attending events. We also encourage attendees to socially distance in the stands if conditions permit. To assist in this goal, the home and visiting 6-12 student sections will be placed in the southeast and northeast section of the bleachers, respectively. Elementary students will be expected to sit with their parents at events. This will provide more room in the remainder of the bleachers to spread patrons out.

Since school has started, we are fortunate to have had no COVID related school closures. Moving forward, we are hopeful to continue on this path. The District thanks all its patrons for doing their part, by honoring the established protocols. As always, we are appreciative of the patience, understanding, and support received by the community during these challenging times.

Brad Peters
Superintendent/Secondary Principal
Bon Homme School District

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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Free Breakfast & Lunch

The Bon Homme School District’s application for free meals has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The school district will provide free breakfast and lunch for all students enrolled in the school district. If your student wishes to purchase extra entrees, milk, or other food items, it will be charged to their account which must have funds available for the a la carte purchase. Any balance remaining in your student’s food service account will be used for a la carte items or will roll over into the next school year.

The program will run from NOW through May 18, 2022 assuming federal funding of the program continues. The school encourages families to pay off any negative lunch accounts during this time.

Virtual and remote learners may sign up to receive meals.

Please contact the District Office at (605) 589-3388 Ext. 1003 if you would like to pursue this option.

Gary Kortan

Business Manager / Food Service Director 

Substitute Teachers

Bon Homme School District Needs Substitutes in the following areas: 

Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Custodians, Cooks 

Springfield, Tabor, Tyndall, Bon Homme Colony, Dawson Colony

(No Custodians at the Colonies)

Please call (605) 589-3388 Ext. 1000

Curriculum Guide, MS/HS Schedule, & Black Hills On-Line Learning

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The weather system for weather related announcements is called BrightArrow. 

If school is dismissed early or cancelled for the day, there will be no school or non-school activities held for the day.

If you have any changes to your phone number or email address you would like used, please contact Karla in the District Office (605) 589-3388 Ext. 1000 or karla.schoenfish@k12.sd.us

Gold Cards

As a form of appreciation and thanks to the senior citizens of the District as well as Grandparents of Bon Homme students, the Bon Homme School Board provides a “Gold Card” activity ticket program. Residents of the Bon Homme School District and Grandparents of Bon Homme students who are 62 years of age or older are eligible to receive a senior citizen Gold Card.

The Gold Card will enable our senior citizens and Grandparents to attend all home events free of charge. This will include concerts, school plays, and sporting events; however, football playoffs, tournaments, and the musical are not included. This is a lifetime pass and does not need to be renewed each year. If you have misplaced or damaged your current card, we’d be happy to replace it for you.

If you wish to receive a Gold Card, please contact Karla in the District Office (605) 589-3388 Ext. 1000 or karla.schoenfish@k12.sd.us 

Alumni Addresses Please!

The District Office is collecting names and addresses of alumni from Springfield, Tabor, and Tyndall from 1950-Present for a mailing list. If you or any family member (your parents or their family members, your siblings or your children) graduated from one of the schools, please send name(s), address, and year of graduation to Bon Homme School Alumni List, PO Box 28, Tyndall, SD 57066. Please include maiden name if married. Also, please note "deceased" by the name if they have passed away. If you have any questions, please contact Karla in the District Office (605) 589-3388 Ext. 1000 or karla.schoenfish@k12.sd.us

Keys Needed, Please!

If you are not a current Bon Homme employee and are in possession of any school key (Building, Gym, Classroom, etc.) from any site (Springfield, Tabor, Tyndall, or the Colonies), please notify Karla in the District Office (605) 589-3388 Ext. 1000 or karla.schoenfish@k12.sd.us