During the pandemic and mandated school closures, the Dupree School faculty and staff have been doing all they can to maintain quality education while addressing the nutritional needs of their students. Throughout the week, the faculty and staff were at the school preparing lessons for students which were then either sent home via packets or by email.
Since Dupree School is a Laptop Initiative school, all students, grades 7-12, have laptops.
Bus drivers have been doing the regular routes, with paras and other staff riding along, as they deliver lessons/homework, as well as healthy sack lunches.
Students residing in Dupree can stop by Entrance F (near the new gym) at the school to pick up or turn in completed work while they pick up grab-and-go meals.
In addition to the school-provided meals, the Feeding South Dakota program provided many boxes of dry goods and food to be delivered to families. Also, the Backpack Program, which is funded by the local church community, is also delivering sacks of easy-to-prepare foods for some families.
Dupree School is working with these groups so students can continue their education while supporting families during these unprecedented times.