Featured District News

  • Decisions on Moving Parts

    During their September and October meetings, the Fargo Board of Education will review and approve governing documents that provide an outline for the future of our District. The documents include, but are not limited to, the Strategic Plan, the Long Range Facilities Plan, and the Long Range Financial Plan.

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  • Attend to Win!

    Students who attend school are more likely to learn, graduate, and succeed. Students who miss two days the first month of school are already on track to be chronically absent. Regular attendance is the biggest predictor of whether a student will graduate on time or not.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - September 29

    Get this week's news and events from across the Fargo Public School District in the current issue of SCHOOLTALK. This week's issue highlights include newsmakers, feature columns, and more.

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  • Is attendance an equity issue?

    At FPS, our problem to solve is this: nearly 46% of our students missed too much school last year. Student absence harms everyone, particularly students. Read more about the importance of student attendance in this Feature Column by FPS Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Tamara Uselman and attendance specialists Gabe Whitney and Nick Hawkins.

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  • Need Affordable Health Insurance?

    More people than ever qualify for help paying for health coverage, even those who weren't eligible in the past. Family Health Care can help with medicaid or health insurance coverage options. Their Enrollment Specialists can help compare plans and prices and help choose the best option at no cost. To learn more, contact Family Health Care at 701.551.7530.

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  • What is Your Measure of Success?

    What is your measure of success? What will have to happen during the 2022-23 school year for it to be considered a success? In this Cabinet Column, FPS Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi gives a welcome message for the school year, explores his evolving metrics for success, and explains how the updated Strategic Plan defines success for the District.

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  • Substitute Pay Update

    Fargo Public Schools seeks substitute teachers for the 2022-23 school year. FPS has updated its substitute pay structures for this school year. Click for additional information.

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  • Undelivered Emails

    FPS has received reports from some families using Hotmail and GMail accounts that they may not be receiving school and district notification emails, although not every account is having an issue. The problem appears related to how Hotmail and GMail manage incoming email. If you think you might be missing school notification messages, please follow the steps in this linked document to add the noreply@fargo.k12.nd.us email to your “safe sender” list.

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  • Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

    Effective for the 2022-23 school year, families will need to pay full price or apply to qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Meals. Applications for Free or Reduced-Price Meals are now open. Apply here.

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  • United Way School Supply Drive

    The United Way believes students deserve to feel confident and prepared when they walk through the doors on their first day of school. In 2022, our goal is to provide 6,000 local students with a backpack and set of school supplies thanks to the generosity of our community! Donate today!

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  • New Pre-K Program!

    Fargo Public Schools will operate a limited pre-kindergarten program for 4 year-olds, through a grant program called Best in Class at the Agassiz building, 1305 9th Avenue South in Fargo. The program will be offered in two sessions, Monday through Friday. To be eligible, students must be 4 years old as of July 31, 2022, and live within the FPS attendance boundaries.

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  • Matthew's Voice Project Donation

    Thank you to Matthew's Voice Project (MVP) for donating a basket to each FPS graduating student experiencing homelessness containing a blanket, pillow, laundry detergent, dishes, and a gift card to celebrate their graduation. MVP is a local non-profit organization aimed at helping youth experiencing homelessness.

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  • After a student qualifies for special education services, what happens next?

    Learn about the next steps of developing and implementing specially designed instruction in this Feature Column by FPS Assistant Director of Special Education Shelby DiFonzo.

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  • 2023-24 Calendar

    Fargo Public Schools has released the District’s 2023-24 school calendar, which is now available on the FPS website. Read more about the process of creating and approving the calendar in this Cabinet Column by FPS Associate Superintendent Dr. Robert Grosz.

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  • Reading Initiatives

    One of our goals is to provide students with access to books, both at home and at school, in a variety of ways to help foster the love of reading and create lifelong readers. This year, the Teaching and Learning Department took action to foster strong reading communities inside and outside our schools through multiple initiatives. Read more about FPS' reading initiatives in this Feature Column by FPS Library Program Facilitator Jen Hess and FPS K-12 Literacy Coordinator Lindsay Seelig.

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  • PTA Reflections Winner

    Congratulations to Ben Franklin Middle School eighth grader Elsa Ruth Pryor on winning an Award of Merit in the Middle School Music Competition of the National PTA Reflections Arts Competition. Pryor composed and performed a musical piece called "Persistence" in response to the response, "I will change the world by..." Click the headline to listen to Pryor's award-winning composition.

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  • National Music Recognition

    Fargo Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. FPS joins 738 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2022. This is the 19th time FPS has received this designation of the 23 years the award has been granted. Read more about Fargo Public Schools' nationally recognized music education programs.

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  • Specially Designed Instruction

    Students can have a disability and not qualify for special education. Often what is heard in the preliminary stages of child find is, “We think this student qualifies for special education.” But is it really understood what it takes to qualify as having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)? The determination for qualifying a student for special education is three-pronged. Read about the three prongs of determination for qualifying for special education in this Feature Column by FPS Director of Special Education Patty Cummings.

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  • Federal Relief Funding

    Since March 2020, federal relief plans have provided funding to K-12 schools through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CCRSA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Read more about how that funding has been allocated in Fargo Public Schools in this Cabinet Column by FPS Business Manager Jackie Gapp.

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  • How our students feel about music

    What better way to end Music In Our Schools Month than to hear what music means to our students, from our students! FPS students were asked to respond to the prompt, “When I’m in music class I feel ...” Read the students' responses in this Music In Our Schools Month Feature Column by FPS Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist Ainsley Rentfrow.

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