Harrisburg School District Response to COVID-19

Harrisburg Families:

The Governor has requested schools to remain closed through May 1st. The Harrisburg School District will comply with this request. Distance learning will begin Wednesday, March 25th and continue through May 1st.

Enrichment Activities

We've curated a list of resources for parents to enrich learning for their children at home.

Enrichment Activities & Resouces


Updated 3/31/20

Child Nutrition

The Child Nutrition Department is excited to announce that starting TOMORROW we will be offering curbside pick-up of the grab-n-go meals. You can just pull up to the curb by the building entrance, let the staff know how many meals you need, and we will bring them out to you.

Also starting tomorrow there will be some rule and regulation changes that will make the program more accessible to families.

  • Any child between the ages of 0 to 18 is now eligible to pick up meals.
    • The child does not need to attend the Harrisburg School District to be eligible to pick up meals.
    • The child does not need to be present to pick up a meal.
  • This meal program is for the benefit of the children in and around the Harrisburg School District. Meals that are taken are to be consumed by the children in the household. Do not ask for meals that are intended to be eaten by adults.

    Harrisburg Food Pantry

    The Harrisburg Food Pantry is located at 203 Prairie St, Harrisburg, SD and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 4 PM.

    Feeding South Dakota

    On Wednesday, April 1st, the Harrisburg School District will be distributing a box of nonperishable dry goods, from Feeding South Dakota, to any family that wishes to pick one up. The boxes will be handed out from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, or until they run out, at the school locations that are also handing out grab-n-go meals. These boxes will be picked up from the back of the buildings at the entrances to the kitchens. Boxes cannot be picked where the grab-n-go meals are handed out. We will have signs on the doors indicated which door to go to. Only one box is allowed per family.

    • North Middle School - the door is located in front of the long-sloped dock.
    • Liberty - the rear of the building is located along Willow Street, with the entrance in the recessed part of the building.
    • Freedom - look for the door near the red dumpsters
    • Explorer - look for the door near the red dumpsters
    • Journey - look for the door near the red dumpsters
    • Horizon - the rear of the building is located off of E. Brewster Street, look for the door near the red dumpsters.

    Keeping Safe 

    Harrisburg School District is continually working to create a resource for the public in order to help them understand the policies and procedures that will be used for safety and security during the COVID-19 situation.

    Our school leaders are checking closely with state educational agencies and the public health department to determine the best ways we can be prepared for this.