Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Per executive order of North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Fargo Public Schools were closed due to COVID-19 from March 15 through the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Distance Learning - Started April 1
Fargo Public Schools submitted its distance learning plan to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for approval on Tuesday, March 24; the plan was approved on March 27. Fargo Public Schools began distance learning with students on Wednesday, April 1. View the videos below for additional information on the plans by program level. A Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed as a resource for parents and students.
FPS Smart Restart
Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is 100% committed to our mission to educate and empower all students – no matter our current world circumstances. We are committed to providing the safest education environment possible for our students and staff. To that end, Fargo Public Schools administration is working to develop a “Smart Restart” reentry plan to our schools for students and staff for the upcoming 2020 – 2021 school year. They have been working with local, city, and state health officials, and utilizing recommendations from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create the structure for this plan. For more information, visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/smartrestart.
Meal Pick-Up Sites Extended Through July 31
Fargo Public Schools has extended the free grab and go meals to all children on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Friday, July 31 as part of a summer meal schedule. Note: there will be NO meal distribution on Friday, July 3 in observation of Independence Day. Meals will be provided using a drive-through or walk-up meal pick-up process. There will be no distribution on Tuesday or Thursday as meals on Monday will include two days and Wednesday will include three meals. Breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday and Sunday will be provided at Friday’s meal pickup.
Free meals will be available for any child up to the age of 18 (up to 21 if receiving special education services). The free meal distribution will be solely for the pick-up of meals; meals will not be consumed at the site. Families may go to any location to receive a meal and are asked to watch for the yellow school bus.
Children do not need to be present to receive a meal as long as an approved form of identification is presented at the meal pick-up site. Approved forms of identification are:
- K-12 Student ID card from any school/school district
- A bus bag tag from any K-12 school/school district
- Student’s name or lunch account/Student ID number (subject to verification at time of pick-up)
9:50—10:15 a.m. Distribution Time
Longfellow Elementary School, Bus Loop
Cash Wise Parking Lot, 34th St & 13th Ave.
10:15—11:00 a.m. Distribution Time
Bennett Elementary School, Bus Loop
10:35—10:55 a.m. Distribution Time
North High School, South Parking Lot
Madison Elementary School, Bus Loop
11:15—11:35 a.m. Distribution Time
Horace Mann Elementary School, Parking Lot
Jefferson Elementary School, Bus Loop
11:45 a.m.—12:15 p.m. Distribution Time
Centennial Elementary School, Parent Loop
11:55 a.m.—12:15 p.m. Distribution Time
Clara Barton Elementary School, West Parking Lot
South High School, South Parking Lot
12:30—1:00 p.m. Distribution Time
Kennedy Elementary School, Parent Loop
Courts Plus (Eagles Elementary School), South Parking Lot
Ed Clapp Elementary School, Parent Loop
Meals will be distributed for the time periods outlined above, or until all meals have been distributed, whichever occurs first. Households may request meals to accommodate diet restrictions by contacting the Nutrition Services Department (701-446-154 or e-mail email@example.com) by 5:00 p.m. for the following day. Medical documentation will be required if not already on file with the Nutrition Services Department.