Smiling children on the playground with text: Back to School

Welcome back to Aberdeen Public Schools!

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2024, is the first day of school for the 2024-25 school year at the Aberdeen Public School District! Remember, grades 1-9 will have a full day of school.

School start and dismissal times for Aug. 20 are as follows:

Elementary Schools: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Middle Schools: 8 a.m.-3:10 p.m.

High School (Grade 9): 8:10 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

High School (Grades 10-12): 12:20-3:20 p.m.

New to the district? Register your student here, and find back-to-school resources below!

Kindergarten Information

Smiling student with text: Welcome to Kindergarten

Have you registered your child for kindergarten? There's still time!

To attend kindergarten this fall:

  • Your child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the year they enter kindergarten.

  • You must register at their assigned school. Assignments are made according to parent/guardian residence, or through an open enrollment or transfer request. Find school boundary maps here.

  • A certified birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residence are required at the time of registration. Parents will receive a letter with additional registration information.

Kindergarten Readiness:

Are you wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten? Watch the video below, and visit our Kindergarten webpage for more information and resources!

Elementary Schools

All six of our elementary schoolsC.C. Lee, Lincoln, May Overby, Mike Miller, O.M. Tiffany and Simmonswill have Back-to-School Open Houses on the following night:

Monday, Aug. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The 2024-25 elementary school supply list for the Aberdeen Public School District is below:

Middle Schools

Students at Holgate Middle School and Simmons Middle School will have opportunities to pick up their schedules and attend orientation meetings prior to school starting. Find supply lists for 2024-25 below:

Central High School

CHS Back to School Days graphic: Students may report anytime during the back-to-school days. Monday, Aug. 5: School photos and ID 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 6: School photos and ID 10 a.m.-5 p.m., freshman and new student orientation 7-8 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 20: School photos and ID 8 a.m.-noon; Mandatory $25 technology fee; optional fees: $25 activity pass; photo purchase; lunch account deposit. Photo packets will be available online in late July - check CHS webpage.

Aberdeen Central High School will have its Back-to-School Student ID and Picture Days on Aug. 5 and 6! 

  • Students may come anytime during the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • For students unable to attend those days, a make-up day will be held Aug. 20, 8 a.m.-noon.

  • There is no supply list at this time; teachers will provide a syllabus on the first day of school.

Open House: On Tuesday, Aug. 6, there is a freshman and new student open house from 7-8 p.m. in the Thomas F. Kelly Theatre.

Fees: There is a mandatory $25 technology fee, and the following optional fees: $25 activity pass; photo purchase; and lunch account deposit. (Photo packets will be available online late July; check the CHS webpage for more information.)

Questions? Please contact CHS at 605-725-8123 or shelly.sutton@k12.sd.us!

Additional Resources