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October is physical therapy month.

Physical therapists work with people of all ages to get them moving after injury, surgery or illness. They promote wellness through exercise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends “children and adolescents should do 60 min or more of physical activity each day”. This physical activity should include aerobic activity, muscle strengthening, and bone strengthening. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website states there is “evidence supporting children are more active when they are outdoors and when promoted by adults”.


As a parent, you can promote physical activity and exercise by...

  1. Being active yourself
  2. Being positive about exercise
  3. Playing outdoor games such as tag, frisbee, catch, kickball, etc. with your kids
  4. Providing toys and equipment that encourage movement
  5. Creating adventures such as trips to the park or school playground, bike rides, hikes, lake time.


Our home in the beautiful Black Hills gives us many opportunities.

Exercise and physical activity at young ages can decrease the chances for obesity, injury and illness later on in life.


Keep moving and stay active,


Betina K. Basso, PT

(School Physical Therapist)

Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students: Special Education records which have been collected by the Hill City School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five years after Special Education Services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program on June 30th of the year after he/she turns 21, or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of the Hill City School District’s intent to destroy the Specials Education records of students who ended Special Education Services during the 2013-2014 school year and prior. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state laws unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/ guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address: Hill City School District, 488 Main Street, PO Box 659, Hill City, SD 57745 Requests for copies must be received by May 15, 2020.  Toni.brun@k12.sd.us These records will be destroyed after 1 June 2020.

Welcome to Hill City School District 51-2
Special Services Program
Special Services Staff:
Anna Dressler:  Elementary Special Education Teacher/Early Childhood Education Preschool Teacher

Sarah O'Brien : Middle School Special Education Teacher

Administrative Office:
Mrs. Toni Brun: Special Education Director
P.O. Box 659
Hill City, South Dakota 57745
Phone: 605-574-2281
Fax: 605-574-3031

Hill City School District Special Education 
Comprehensive Plan
June 2018 Update