Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have many exciting and interesting things planned for your child this school year. More than any other time in history, your child is able to participate in an educational environment that is held to the highest of standards. We are hard at work in education making sure that your child receives the highest level of instructional integrity, scrutinizing programs to ensure that they are both necessary and of the highest quality.
As the school year progresses, I would encourage you to take an active role in your child’s educational experience. Children are eager to share their school experience with you. Please make every effort to spend some time in your child’s classroom, on the playground or having lunch with them. Being involved in your child’s education will open a window to what is going on in their lives with friends, relationships and teachers. Building strong relationships with our students is very important to every community stakeholder. We are continually looking for ways to construct and improve upon the relationships that exist within our school. Research has proven that when there is a strong connection between home and the student’s educational environment, their ability to retain instruction is greatly increased.
If at any time you have a concern regarding your child’s relationships with our staff or other students, please let me know as soon as possible. Every staff member at Lead-Deadwood Elementary School is interested in providing the best educational experience for each and every child.


Tim Kosters
Elementary Principal

Back to School 2019-2020

Lead-Deadwood Elementary School K-5

New Student Registration:K-5 registration in Deadwood Office.Parents and students should come up the main stairs at the front of the building and into the office.Registration dates are August 19-28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Required information includes immunization records and a certified birth certificate for all new students.Prospective Kindergartners must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2019.Address/phone number of the school the student previously attended and a copy of last year’s report card should be provided for students registering in grades 1-5.

OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 30.For all students K -5, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Parents/students invited to meet their teachers.

First Day of School is September 3, 2019.School begins at 8:10 and dismisses at 3: 10 p.m.Floors and classrooms will be marked.

Kindergarten Student Hours:Sept. 3-6, 8:10 to 11:00 a.m.; Sept. 9-13, 8:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept 16 begins full day 8:10 a.m. to 3:10-p.m.

School Hours

Children should not be on the school grounds before 7:45 a.m. unless they arrive on an early bus.No playground supervision is provided before 7:45 a.m.Students arriving early by special request of a teacher will report directly to the teacher for reading or study.Normal school hours will be from 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Free Developmental Screening

The Lead-Deadwood School District is conducting our free developmental screening for all children between ages birth – five, at the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School, September 3rd from 8:30 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.After August 19th, call the school to make an appointment for your child, 717-3884.We will have these screenings throughout the school year.

Kindergarten Screening

An additional Kindergarten screening will be Friday, August 23, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm at the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School, 716 Main, Deadwood, SD.Parents need to come into the Elementary School and register their children for Kindergarten August 19-22nd before an appointment can be made.Information needed at registration includes a certified birth certificate and up to date immunization records for your child.These two pieces of information must be on file at school before entrance will be allowed.

Those students whose immunization records are not complete are eligible for registration, but immunizations must be completed and records in the school office before the first day of school for your child to begin.

Please allow one hour for the screening.

The Kindergarten Parent Informational meeting will be held Friday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the LDES lunchroom.

Open house for all students, grades KG-5, will be Friday, August 30 from 1:00 to 3:30.

If you have any questions, please call the school office at 717-3884.