Dear Families,

Welcome to Black Hawk Elementary School! Home of the cougars!

Black Hawk Elementary School is a small school with a community feeling. We, the Black Hawk staff, feel that it is important that every student and family feels welcome and connected to the Black Hawk Family.

We are a Positive Behavior and Support (PBIS) school and believe that actions and behaviors fall under the following three areas of expectations:

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Find out more about PBIS under the Our School drop down menu.

We, the staff, believe that working together with families ensures that each child reaches his or her potential. We strongly believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the skills necessary for them to develop academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.

It is our desire to keep you informed of all the wonderful learning and events that happen at our school. Up-to-date and additional information is sent home through the weekly “Friday Folder,” Class Dojo, and this website. Just click on Calendar under the “quick links” or click on Events from the top menu. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to communicate with your student’s teacher or call me.


Jessica Kanta, Principal





We welcome you to visit our school! For the safety of all, please use the front door to stop by the office for a visitor’s pass. You must have a visitor’s pass to enter the school. If your child will be tardy, please call the office before 9:00 to ensure your child will receive a lunch. Please call to report absences. (605) 787-6701




Daily Schedule:

Student School Day is 7:50 AM – 2:45 PM

Morning Supervision on the playground begins at 7:35 AM.

Bells ring at 7:50 AM for students to enter the building.

Students are Tardy after 8:00 AM.

Principal Jessica Kanta -7:30-4:00

Mrs. Deb Larson, Secretary -7:30-3:30 

Mrs. Cheryl Arguello, Secretary -7:30-2:15

Mrs. Bobbie Geidel, Food Service -7:30-1:45

Mrs. Jamie Marvin-Vargas, Nurse – 7:30-12:15 (Nurse Jamie is at Robinsdale from 12:45-3:45)


Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten 11:15 – 11:35 11:35 – 11:50
1st Grade 11:45 – 12:05 12:05 – 12:20
2nd Grade 11:30 – 11:50 11:50 – 12:05
3rd Grade 12:00 – 12:20 12:20 – 12:35
4th Grade 12:15 – 12:30 12:30 – 12:50
5th Grade 12:25 – 12:40 12:40 – 1:00


Lost and Found

We clean out the Lost and Found Bins completely the first Friday of every month. Please consider coming into school and looking through our Lost and Found Bins. Each month, we will donate any items that have not been claimed.