Featured District News

  • New Quarantine Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

    The Centers for Disease Control and North Dakota Department of Health have new COVID-19 quarantine guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. Being fully vaccinated means it has been 14 days since your final COVID-19 vaccine dose. These individuals no longer need to quarantine if they are deemed a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Read this feature column from Coordinator of Safety and Emergency Management Mackenzie McCormick to learn more about the new quarantine guideline.

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  • Indian Education Growth

    The Indian Education Program at Fargo Public Schools is working to educate all students and staff members about its services to Native American youth. Currently, the program serves more than 500 Native American students who represent more than 30 tribes. In this feature column, Indian Education Coordinator Melody Staebner breaks down the history of the program and details its goals to make sure everyone in the District knows about its services.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter - April 15 Issue

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SchoolTalk! This week's highlights include new quarantine guidelines for vaccinated individuals, a column about how schools and the community can support the Islamic community during Ramadan, and a feature article on a new student-run coffee service at Ben Franklin Middle School.

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  • Free Counseling Sessions Available to Students and Staff

    Fargo Public Schools is offering additional counseling opportunities to all students and staff members thanks to a grant through the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Services will be provided through Together Counseling.

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  • FPS Earns Renewed Accreditation

    Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is pleased to announce it has earned a renewed accreditation distinction from Cognia, an external review organization. Cognia reviewed FPS policies, procedures, plans, and documents. A full report with all Cognia findings will be provided in the coming weeks and will be made public. Fargo Public Schools will maintain its accreditation for the next five years. Fargo Public Schools congratulates all of its employees for their hard work and dedication for earning this honor and fulfilling our mission of educating and empowering all students to succeed!

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  • Changes to District Calendar Policy

    The Fargo Public Schools Board of Education recently approved changes to Board Policy EL-14, which guides decisions for the creation of the District calendar. The changes give clarification and direction for the Calendar Committee following recent legislative changes that give school districts more flexibility in calculating instructional time. Read this feature column by Board of Education Member Brian Nelson to learn more about how the changes will guide subsequent school calendars.

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  • Library Resources

    Fargo Public Schools libraries and the Instructional Resources Department have drastically changed over the past year. The pandemic fast-tracked the District to increase its ebooks offerings. Additionally, teachers and students have received more tools to aid their learning. Read this feature column from Instructional Resources & Library Coordinator Amy Soma about all the changes, as we celebrate National Library Week from April 4-10.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter - April 8 Issue

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SchoolTalk! This week's highlights include a column about a new learning management system for secondary schools, an article on how FPS libraries have increased electronic resources, and details on how FPS renewed its accreditation.

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  • New Learning Management System

    Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is preparing to transition middle schools and high schools to a new learning management system called Canvas. A learning management system houses electronic instructional content for each class a student takes. It will replace EDUCal and Google Classroom. In this feature column, Information Technology Director Bill Westrick explains why FPS is making this transition and breaks down the different uses for Canvas.

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  • Why FPS Continues to Wear Masks

    Fargo Public Schools has required the use of face coverings in its buildings since summer 2020. Within that time, the City of Fargo introduced a mask mandate, which it has now allowed to expire. Fargo Public Schools will continue to require the use of face coverings, under the guidance of Fargo Cass Public Health. To learn more about the benefits to continuing mask use in our schools, read this feature article from Coordinator of Safety & Emergency Management Mackenzie McCormick.

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  • FPS Among Most generous Workplaces in Metro

    Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is being honored among the top 50 most generous workplaces throughout the metro area. The United Way of Cass-Clay released its top donors, putting FPS at 34 on the list. The United Way says these businesses serve as role models for corporate social responsibility, which, in turn, creates a better culture among their employees.

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  • PEACE Committee Begins Work

    Fargo Public School (FPS) has chosen all members of the Parent Equity and Advisory Committee for Education (PEACE). This committee will advise the District on efforts related to equity and inclusion. The first meeting will be Monday, April 12 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. To learn more about the committee's work plan, all of its members, and how to view the meetings.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter - April 1 Issue

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SchoolTalk! This week's highlights include a column about more COVID-19 funding for schools, plans for the new equity and inclusion PEACE committee, and a feature piece on a new student led mental health club.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter - March 25 Issue

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SchoolTalk! This week's highlights include a column about the positive feelings students get through music, an article about students who got perfect ACT scores, and a feature piece about a living wax museum.

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  • Scholarships Available!

    The Fargo Public Schools (FPS) Development Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships for students at all four high schools. While scholarships are important to providing support for post-secondary education, they provide invaluable motivation and confidence for students to pursue their academic desires. Read this feature article by FPS Development Foundation Director Becky Bakke to learn more about scholarship opportunities and the benefits that come with them.

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  • Understanding FPS Finances

    Fargo Public Schools has dedicated members who oversee operation budgets. While the District has a sizeable fund balance safety net, the COVID-19 pandemic has produced fiscal hardships. In this feature column, School Board Member Jim Johnson breaks down where the District sits financially, where budget funds come from, and the fiscal challenges ahead.

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  • Hear for the Kids: Free Counseling Sessions

    Tina Jacobs, Provider Relations Coordinator at Together Counseling joins Carly and Cassie to discuss the COVID Support Grant. This grant provides free, 30 minute sessions for FPS students and staff with a licensed clinician to discuss life related to the pandemic.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter - March 11

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SchoolTalk! This week's highlights include a video feature about the new Teacher of the Year, details on an upcoming learning platform, and a column about how music helps students in all aspects of their education.

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  • State COVID-19 Learning Survey

    North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is requesting public education families take a survey regarding their experiences during the 2020-21 school year. The survey requests details about internet access, school technology, and whether students learned in the classroom, virtually, or in a hybrid model.

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  • Music In our Schools Month

    March is officially Music in Our Schools Month! Fargo Public Schools has an incredibly strong music program; so strong, that it has been named one of the National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) “Best Communities for Music Education” for 17 years.

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