Back to School

Quick & Healthy Back-To-School Snacks!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s hard to believe, but school is in session virtually everywhere. It’s easy to get excited, but this time of year can be an adjustment period for both kids and parents. Not only classes, but just going from a ‘summer lifestyle’ to a ‘back-to-school mode,’ can present it’s challenges. One could be making sure your kids…

Back-to-School Mental Health Awareness

Mental Illness Signs in Returning Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many students might be excited about heading back to school but others could really be struggling. Especially those heading into high school. “There’s always going to be that natural anxiety when starting up, especially if you’re starting high school or middle school,” said Mallory Kloucek with NAMI SD. Health experts say symptoms of mental illness often…

Marion Organization Buys School Supplies for Entire District

MARION, S.D.-It’s almost time for kids to go back to school, which means families are doing their back-to-school shopping. The price can add up quickly, so one organization in Marion is helping to make this year a little less stressful for parents.  At this year’s open house in the Marion School District, a weight has been lifted for the parents….

Making the Grade: Back-to-School Tech for Your College Student

Will Bushee offers a few last-minute suggestions for kids of all ages

Stuck on a gift for your college-bound kid as they embark on a new phase of their tech-laden life and school career? One of our Wired Wednesday experts, Will Bushee joined us in the studio this week with a few of his favorite and user-friendly options. Categories: Health, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, Local News, News

How To Make Sure Your Kids Get a Good Night’s Sleep

This may not earn you bonus points with the kids, but if you want them to snooze, its a step you have to take

Back to school can often mean a tough time of getting back to sleep at a decent hour, not only for kids, but parents alike. And one of the biggest problems getting some shut eye anymore? Well, the answer most likely won’t surprise you. Check out what Brooke Espicha, a certified physicians assistant with Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat  had…

Wired Wednesday: Fun Technology to Get School Year Off to Best Start

Just when you thought you were done with all back-to-school shopping, tech expert Will Bushee, author of Wired for Coding, offered a few finds that might help all of you get out the door each morning with your sanity. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Out and About, Wired Wednesday

Calming Parents, Kids Fears Over Childhood Vaccine Schedule

Sanford Health Family Medicine Specialist outlines the importance of each shot as kids get set to head back-to-school

Parents nationwide continue to voice concerns over what has been a growing vaccine schedule in recent years, so much so, that some families are routinely skipping required shots for their children to go back to school. South Dakota doesn’t see as much push back as other states. Still, there is a risk to not only children, but entire communities for…

Most Common Back-to-School Illnesses

This time of year, the kids are bound to get sick and here's why ...

The common cold, strep throat, gastrointestinal issues – there are some common back-to-school bugs pediatricians see this time every year. Dr. Laura Whittington of Sanford Health sits down with KDLT between appointments to talk about what she’s seeing already this fall, what’s worth a trip into the doctor to get checked out, and her best piece of advice to keep…

Sioux Falls Police Adding Extra Officers To School Zones

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As Sioux Falls students head back to school, you can expect to see extra police officers in area school zones. Police say they will have an enhanced presence at the city’s school zones starting Tuesday, September 5th through the end of the month. They reminded parents today to follow safety, drop-off and pick-up protocols set by…