Last day for Aberdeen public school system May 15

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – The last day for students at the Aberdeen public school system will be May 15.

That decision was approved by the Aberdeen Public Board of Education at its regular meeting Tuesday. In a phone interview prior to the meeting, Superintendent Becky Guffin said at least one designated teacher inservice day has already been converted to a student contact day — that was the Thursday before Easter.

As parents, students and teachers have adjusted to a flex-learning environment, Guffin said, she appreciates what everyone has done.

“It’s been a challenge,” she said.

The lessons students are receiving are all aligned with content standards for the classes, and that’s what will measure a student’s success in the class, she said.

“We’ve just really pared down the supplemental information,” she said.

Guffin said she’s had multiple meetings with representatives from the senior class about graduation. Those details have not been finalized.

“We will certainly have graduation in some format,” she said. “What that looks like now is yet to be determined.”

Guffin said additional details be coming out in the near future so students can pick up personal items from their schools as well as school pictures and yearbooks. The district will also need to coordinate a way for students to return textbooks.

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