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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, approved applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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District 196 adds texting as an option for communication

Parent/guardians can now choose to receive text messages about important updates, weather cancellations or delays and school reminders by texting "Y" to 67587. 

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Welcome to Dakota Ridge School!


We are a community engaged in developing the unique skills of individual students through creative programming and collaboration!

SCHOOL NEWS

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The District 196 School Board on Jan. 8 approved a resolution to accept the resignation of Board Director Bianca Virnig and declare a board vacancy, and a separate action to approve the process the board will use to fill the vacancy. Virnig won a special election Dec. 5 to fill the open seat in House District 52B. She will resign from the School Board Jan. 11.

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District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Minnesota Zoo Ampitheater (weather permitting)