Dakota Ridge School - District 196

Student Hours: 9:10a – 3:40p

Office Hours: 7:30a – 4:30p

For student absences please call (952) 423-7619 or email dr.attendance@district196.org

Welcome to Dakota Ridge School. Dakota Ridge is a school for students with special education services in district 196 who face social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Dakota Ridge provides a safe place for students to work on social, emotional and behavioral regulation and increase pro-social behavior.

Dakota Ridge uses district curriculum and has a variety of specialists to support student success. Based on each student’s level of necessary support, staff at Dakota Ridge collaborates with schools in the district to develop programming for each student.

Web Master Testing Calendar 2018-19.docx

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News & Announcements

The District switched to a new student information system this summer.

Beginning the 2018-19 school year, District 196 changed to a new student information system, Infinite Campus.

To that end, this is a reminder to all parents that have not yet created their Campus Parent Portal Account. Completing this task provides the school with essential emergency contact information and also gives consent for the school nurse to administer Tylenol and Ibuprofen. If you need an activation key or other assistance creating your account, please contact Debbie Lesch at debra.lesch@district196.org.


Dakota Ridge School

4629 144th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 Phone: 952-423-7619 / Fax: 952-423-7610

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