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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

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District 196 launches secure bus-tracking smartphone app

'Here Comes the Bus' is a safe, secure application that families can rely on to provide updates and alerts for the school bus.

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You may qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

Any student who is approved for free or reduced-price school meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.

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


Distance learning begins Monday, March 30

We are committed to the goal of providing meaningful learning opportunities and personalized connections between students/families and teachers/school staff during this time.

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This includes all programs and activities. Teachers will not be providing instruction this week. School buildings will be open Monday, March 16 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow families to collect necessary items.

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Effective Saturday, March 14, all District 196 Community Education evening and weekend classes, and facility rentals are also canceled through March 29. As a reminder, all Minnesota State High School League-sponsored events, games and tournaments are canceled. We are following MSHSL guidelines in allowing practice until further notice.

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Parents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools interested in becoming involved in districtwide conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the district’s Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC).