Dakota Ridge School - District 196

Office Hours: 7:30a – 4:30p

Student Hours: 9:10a – 3:40p

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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.

Student Absences:

Phone: 952-423-7619

Email: dr.attendance@district196.org

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News & Announcements

Native American Parents/Guardians:

Reading Night & Book Distribution / Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC) Meeting

  • Thursday January 18, 2018; 6:00pm
  • District Service Center 14445 Diamond Path West, Rosemount
  • RSVP HERE

The Reading Night is for students (primarily elementary) and families to learn more about their reading classes & the literacy workshop model. The evening will be under the instruction of the District 196 Reading Coaches, who will be available to answer questions about reading instruction, assessments, homework & more.

PLUS! Each student will be able to add 3 brand new books to their home library.

NAPAC Agenda: Members of NAPAC will vote on the Resolution of Concurrence or Non-Concurrence. This vote allows NAPAC to voice their opinion on whether the district is meeting the academic and cultural needs of its Native American student population

All Parents & Guardians:

Join FACTS (Family Adolescents and Children Therapy Services) this spring as they offer tips and strategies covering five different subjects to help you be a more effective parent!

January 18 - 6:30-8:00 pm Parenting After Traumatic/Stressful Events

February 15 - 6:30-8:00 pm Managing Challenging Emotions

March 15 - 6:30-8:00 pm Covering the Basics

April 19 - 6:30-8:00 pm Talking About the Birds and Bees

May 17 - 6:30-8:00 pm When Perfection Isn't Good Enough: Managing Anxiety & Perfectionism

FACTS Parenting Series.pdf

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

Beginning the 2017-18 school year, District 196 changed to a new parent portal, ParentVUE. For more information, please go to the district’s website at http://www.district196.org. Thank you.


Dakota Ridge School

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

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