Supe's On: Bundle up! Winter's not over yet!

Dr. Jarson Larson, Superintendent of the Brandon Valley School District

Mother Nature has recently reminded us that winter in South Dakota is not over, which means we will continue to deal with cold, snow and ice. It is important to review the following winter weather safety guidelines with your child. Whether riding the bus, driving, or walking to school, dressing appropriately is extremely important for all students during the remainder of the winter season. 

Winter Weather Safety Guidelines:

• Dress in layers

• Wear appropriate winter clothing (coats, hats and gloves)

• Winter driving – Ice and snow, take it slow

• Defrost car windshields and windows completely 

In addition to discussing winter weather driving with our teens, all of our vehicles in South Dakota should contain a winter survival kit. As outlined on their website, the National Weather Service advises you to place a winter weather safety readiness kit in your vehicle to prepare for the winter season. Resources and additional information regarding winter weather preparedness may be found at

Talking with your child about weather safety will help with their winter weather preparedness. In the unlikely event school is in session and your child is unable to attend due to travel issues, contact your respective school, and the absence will be excused.

Together, we can promote winter weather safety for our children. Go Lynx! 


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