2022 - 2023 School Photos
School photos will be taken on Thursday, August 11th at the Back To School Fair. It is easy to prepay your students school day pictures online! Visit www.schoolphotosbymark.com . Here are some easy instructions…
How To Order Picture Day Photos Online…
1. Go to www.schoolphotosbymark.com
2. Click on “Order Here”
3. Enter “DESD ”for the event name, click “search”
4. Click on your school district
5. Click on your student’s school
6. Enter your email address and click “login”. All orders are tracked with the email address you enter.
You should now see a page with our photo packages. Choose from any of our packages and/or order ala-carte items.
7. Once you are done shopping, click on the “shopping cart” icon. You will be prompted for your student’s information as well as yours. That is it!
Some Things You Should Know…
All Picture Packages are on sale through Picture Day! A valid email address is required to place an order. You will receive a confirmation email once an order is placed.
All orders placed through Picture Day will be processed and delivered to the student’s school 2-3 weeks following Picture Day. If you are ordering for multiple students, you will need to complete an order for each student you are ordering photos of. If you are ordering a Class Picture for an elementary student, the Class Picture will be delivered to the school after retake day. All portrait orders will be delivered to your student’s school. If you have ANY questions about school pictures or anything else , please contact School Photography by Mark directly 605-362-9221
For more information, please visit our website www.schoolphotosbymark.com
FCA Volleyball & Football Camps
Exciting News! The FCA Football and Volleyball Camps have been announced for 2022. Volleyball Camp will be on Wednesday, June 29th with preregistration by June 24th. Football Camp will be on Monday, July 11th with preregistration by July 6th.
High School FCA students assisting with the camp should register (free of charge) and select t-shirt size.
Email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a copy via text to 605.881.6235.
Volleyball Registration Form
Football Registration Form
School Positions Needed!
The Deuel School District has the following coaching positions available for the 22-23 school year. Please contact Superintendent Chad Schiernbeck at email@example.com or 874-2161 x205Head Girls Softball-Spring of 23Head Girls BasketballAssistant Varsity Girls BasketballMiddle School Girls BasketballAssistant Varsity FootballMiddle School FootballSubstitute TeachersDeuel School needs more substitute teachers and paraprofessionals, including several upcoming long-term subs needed this school year. The current amount of pay each day for subs is $120 for certified teachers, $100 for non-certified, and $90 for paraprofessionals.Substitute Bus DriversSubstitute bus driver’s fill-in for full-time drivers on an as-needed basis and can potentially move to full-time positions. CDL is not needed for some routes.Please contact Superintendent Chad Schiernbeck at 874-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about these positions or to apply.
2022-2023 School Lunch Information
Deuel School District Families:
The purpose of this message is to help District families plan for the 2022-2023 school year regarding school lunch/breakfast. Congress did not extend the funding for universal free meals, nor did Congress provide extra funding for School Nutrition Programs for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, most students will not have free or reduced-price benefits from this year to carry them into the first 30-days of 2022-2023. Students will be paying full price for meals unless the household submits a free and reduced-price meal application that the school approves for the 2022-2023 school year.
As the Deuel School District receives additional guidance from the Division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services, we will share relevant information and paperwork for families looking to complete a free and reduced-price meal application for 2022-2023 (e.g., expect updated forms in August, and have them returned to the business office as soon as possible).
Facebook Purpose and Guidelines
The purpose of the Deuel School Facebook page is to provide an online forum to share information, update the community on events and programs, and showcase the achievements of students, teachers, and staff. Do not reply to these posts about concerns, problems, or conflicts with teachers, administrators, students, or parents. Raising concerns or complaints on social media (Facebook Page and/or Messenger) does not guarantee the school will be made aware of it and your questions may not be seen in a timely fashion. It is best to contact the school directly at (605) 874-2161 with questions and or concerns.
Let’s keep the school Facebook page positive. Before you post comments, ask yourself if the community or school really needs to know this. Is it relevant? Helpful? Positive? Be a good role model online. Deuel School Facebook Administrator(s) reserve the right to delete comments and remove or block users, the determination of content is at the sole discretion of Deuel School Facebook Administrator(s).
Clear Lake Days / All School Reunion
Clear Lake Days / All School Reunion will be held on July 29, 30, 31, 2022. This three days will be a chance for everyone to celebrate our great community and school.All alumni of Clear Lake High School and Deuel High School are invited to attend the many activities. There will be no formal invitations sent to alumni, so please pass the word about this event.News articles will be in the Clear Lake Courier, and on the event website. https://clearlakedays.com/Also watch for posts on Facebook at
Activity Calendar & Notifications
Are you finding yourself wondering what time the game will start or if the activity has been cancelled? Solve those two problems by downloading the mobile app for the Athletic / Activity Calendar, and signing up for the Notify Me notifications from the school website for this calendar. Notify Me Start by selecting the Activity & Athletic Calendar from the drop-down menu on the home page of the school website. On the right side of the webpage select the “Notify Me” option. You will be asked to create an account. As part of signing up, you will be asked what activities you would like to be notified about, and you can even select to receive reminders for those activities. Now when there has been a change in the schedule you will receive notifications about those events. rSchoolToday Mobile App Find the app for rSchoolToday in your app store. Can also search under Activity Scheduler. The icon will be the blue ball cap with the letters rST. Select Install. You will need to go through a couple of set up steps. Select South Dakota. Scroll down until you find Northeast Conference. Then select Deuel.
Message Alert System
The days of waiting patiently for the scroll of school names across the bottom of the tv screen or even listening to the long list of names on the radio are not necessarily the only way the school notifies parents and guardians of school closures or announcements. Although the school does still use the local stations for closure listings, they also have an Alert System that can make contacts via text message, voicemail, and emails.These messages generally concern winter weather, they also are used to notify the students, staff, guardians, and parents of those enrolled in the Deuel School District of other announcements.Recently there were two messages sent by the school district. If you wish to make changes or additions to how you are contacted please contact Taylor Krause at 605-874-2161 ext. 220 or email at email@example.com.So not only can you get text messages, voicemail, and emails, you can also find the information on Dakota News, Keloland, and Facebook. This is available to all who have students enrolled in the district.
Social Media Page
Deuel School District will place links to Facebook and other social media apps that are used for educational purposes and follow the policies of Deuel School District.
We will not provide links to sites that are private or need to be a member to see the content. If you wish to be included on this page, please send your request and link to the Digital Media Coordinator for the school at Michelle.Gross@k12.sd.us. Thank you.
Welcome To Our School
Deuel School District is centered within the city of Clear Lake, encompassing the communities of Clear Lake, Gary, Goodwin, Brandt, Altamont, and Bemis.
The district features a lap-top initiative with students in grades 4-12 all having their own personal computer, one of the highest student/computer ratios in the country, Wireless computing throughout the campus, Smart Board Technology in every classroom, opportunities for advanced-placement and college credit classes, a four-day school week with opportunities for extra-help on Fridays or extended learning opportunities and many more innovative practices. Co-curricular opportunities range from almost any athletic pursuit to drama, oral interpretation, band and chorus, an art program and a variety of clubs for special interests.
Students in the district come from farming, manufacturing and business backgrounds and we are committed to providing them with a quality education providing the foundation for success in whatever endeavor students choose to follow after graduation.
Deuel School District's Mission Statement:
Empower students to become independent learners, personally accountable, and responsible citizens.
Deuel School District's Belief Statement:
Everyone in the community contributes to the education of the children in our schools.
Therefore, we are committed to:
- Personal responsibility and accountability.
- Respecting others and maintaining an open line of communication in the district.
- Providing opportunities and resources for individual success.
- Maintaining and communicating high academic and professional standards and expectations.
Return To School Plan
The Deuel School District will continue to work in collaboration with local, regional, state, and national resources throughout the school year to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students. Protocols and procedures may change quickly as conditions warrant. The District recognizes the importance of in-person learning, therefore will offer only on-campus classes for all students during the 2021- 2022 school year.
Deuel School Board supported a district wide strategic planning process to help to inform the Board about future goals for the district. The survey was conducted between mid-January and early February (2021). The data compilation from the surveys were shared with the School Board and administration at a previous school board meeting. Focus group meetings, involving both internal and external stakeholders were held to turn survey themes into goal statements and to devise action steps to accomplish the stated goals.
ARP ESSER Plan
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund was established in response to the immense challenges facing students, educators, staff, schools, and districts in preparing for and responding to COVID-19. The funds are for a wide array of activities to address diverse needs arising from or exacerbated by the pandemic, or to emerge stronger post-pandemic. This includes responding to students’ social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs. Because of the unprecedented, one-time funding available to districts, the South Dakota Department of Education (the department) encourages school districts to invest the funding strategically. Investments should provide sustained benefits to students and positively impact the district long-term.