Driver's Ed

Dear Parents,

          This is a survey concerning our Driver’s Education Program.  We need to know if your child will be attending Driver’s Education.  Classroom instruction takes 8 days from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m. each day at the High School.  We ask that you do not schedule any appointments or family vacations during these days.  Mr. Tonsager will schedule the time for your child to take “behind the wheel” part of the course.  The driving portion of the Drivers Education class will be scheduled to start driving shortly after our first class with times available to drive in both the school year and the summer.

          There is a fee of $260.00 per student to enroll in the Driver’s Education Program.  The $260.00 fee needs to be paid on the first day of Driver’s Education class, which is presently set for August 27, 2021 for the 1st session and January 7, 2021 for the 2nd session of Driver’s Education.  This is a great opportunity for your child to be given experience driving as well as possibly receiving an insurance discount they might be eligible for until they are 22 years old.

           Please select which session would work for you.  Please bring checks with the student on the first day of class.  Make checks payable to Wayne Tonsager.  If you would like, you may also pay via Venmo  to @Wayne-Tonsager.

School computers will be needed for the first class time.

 Session 1:  8/27, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22 10/29, 11/5, 12/3

 Session 2:  1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/11, 4/1

 Please keep this top portion for your records and send the bottom portion back to the school.  It would be helpful to store these dates in your phone, so you don’t forget about them.  I will add you into the Remind App to send notifications and reminders. 




         ______  Session 1:  8/27, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22 10/29, 11/5, 12/5

         ______  Session 2:  1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/11, 4/1


Student’s name                                                                                _

Student’s Cell Number  __________________________________

Parent’s name  _________________________________________


Parent’s signature                                                                _______


Cell Phone number  _____________________________________

As of right now there are a lot of uncertainties due to COVID-19.  We are putting specific precautionary measures in place such as:

  • Disinfecting the car in between drives
  • Limiting outside contact while driving
  • Proper Hand Sanitization prior to driving
  • Masks must always be worn in the vehicle

We understand the many concerns that have come about with COVID-19 and want you to understand that driving is completely optional. We are not requiring anyone to drive while there is a risk of COVID-19, but we are going to continue to offer that service in hopes that the students can work toward completing their 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. We do ask that if your child is showing any symptoms of not feeling well that they do not drive until they are 100% healthy.  

We ask that if you refrain from voluntarily signing up to drive if you have:

  • Traveled Outside of the US in the past 14 days
  • Have had any known contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is currently being tested within the past 14 days (Contact means being within 6 feet of them for at least 10 minutes)
  • Any of the following symptoms:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

Prior to driving, please read and sign the statement below:

We (parent’s name)_________________________________ fully understand that all driving for my child (student’s name)____________________________ with Belle Fourche Drive’s Ed is completely optional!

We understand the risks of COVID-19 and that contact with others could add to the potential risk of getting infected by or spreading the virus. We fully understand that completing the behind the wheel portion of driver’s education is completely optional and assume all risk of illness that come with choosing to drive.  We also understand that it is our responsibility to refrain from driving if we have traveled outside of the US in the past 14 days, had contact with anyone who has tested positive or is currently being tested for COVID-19, or displayed any symptoms listed above.

(Parent Signature):_______________________________________