The school year 2019-2020 went by quicker than expected and ended with something the world won’t forget anytime soon.
The school year for Cody-Kilgore students ended abruptly, and after many months of waiting, they recently held their 2019-2020 graduation, all due to the pandemic.
Student-athletes enrolled in schools this fall that have opted for online learning and no sports because of the pandemic may be able to open enroll to other schools. That opportunity became available after action taken August 24, by the board of directors of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
Both Burke and Gregory school districts have unusually small senior classes this year, especially when compared to the rest of the high school classes. In spite of this, Gregory’s enrollment is only down by one student from last year. Burke, however, is down by 19. South Central School District, which has only grades K-5, is down by nine. These three schools combined are seeing a total county-wide decrease of 65 compared to last year.
Three cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Gregory over the past weekend, one Saturday, one Sunday, and one Monday. The state’s website lags a few days behind, however, so these new cases probably show up there on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.