Featured District News

  • State of the Schools

    Superintendent Gandhi delivered the State of the Schools Address on Thursday, January 13. He discussed the demographic breakdowns of the District's nearly 11,300 students across 23 educational facilities. He touched on the FPS' focus on reaching ALL students and explained how it is working to achieve its seven Strategic Initiatives. Watch the Address to learn more.

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  • Hear for the Kids

    Listen to the latest episode of the Hear for the Kids podcast. Patti Senn, Founder and Clinical Director of Soul Solutions Recovery Center in Fargo, joins Student Wellness and Family Facilitator Carly Gaddie to discuss alcohol and substance use, ways to identify a problem, reaching out for help, and normalizing recovery.

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  • 2023-24 Calendar Development

    The Calendar Committee will begin meeting in January to develop the 2023-24 school calendar. The Calendar Committee will be comprised of elementary school, middle school, and high school teachers and principals; central office administrators; a school board member; parents; and one student from each high school. The committee’s charge will be to develop a draft 2023-24 school calendar. Read more about the process of developing the school calendar in this Cabinet Column by FPS Associate Superintendent Dr. Robert Grosz.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - January 20 issue

    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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  • Mitigation Update

    Beginning January 17, masks will be strongly recommended, not required, in all FPS buildings. FPS will not be identifying or notifying close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case, unless it is a specific situation in which FPS is recommended to do so by the ND Department of Health. Read the letter from D. Gandhi for additional information.

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  • Words have Consequences

    Words are powerful. When we recognize the power and potential impact our words have on others, FPS School Resource Officer Supervisor SGT Cristie Jacobsen hopes you choose yours wisely. Read more about the consequences of hurtful words to the speaker and the listener in this SRO Column.

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  • Registration Now Open

    Trollwood Performing Arts School summer registration is now open. 2022 will re-open with a full array of classes and performance opportunities. See the Brochure for full details. Register before April 1 and save up to $50 on registration fees!

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  • Social, Emotional & Behavioral Supports

    Since the fall of 2020, FPS has been working with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) at the University of Minnesota to review district practices that support students experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral (SEB) challenges in school. Read more about the plan from Associate Superintendent Missy Eidsness.

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  • At Home COVID-19 Tests

    ND Department of Health is now accepting negative results of at home COVID-19 tests. FPS will now accept the results as well if an individual is testing to stay in school or is sent home with symptoms. Individuals must submit a picture of the test with the first and last name of the individual tested and the date the test was conducted.

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  • Hear for the Kids: Exploring Explorer Academy

    Watch the latest episode of the Hear for the Kids podcast presented by Eagles Elementary School Counselor Cassie Larson and Student Wellness and Family Facilitator Carly Gaddie. On this episode they are joined by Explorer Academy Principal Dr. Justin Lien to discuss the who, what, when, where, why, and how of FPS' newest school.

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  • School Cancellation Process

    The mission of the Fargo Public Schools is to educate and empower all students to succeed. Each day in the school year is essential to carry out this mission and provide instruction to our students. Fargo Public Schools makes every effort to keep schools open each day. Our first choice will always be to remain open, but at times the weather conditions within the city merit a school closing. Read more about FPS' procedures for school cancellation, early release, and late start.

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  • Registration Open!

    Trollwood Winter Academy is back! Trollwood Winter Academy offers a variety of in-person and online youth performing arts classes, January 6 - February 13, 2022. These informative and unique sessions in vocal music, dance, improv, and sketch comedy are offered to middle school and high school students in Grades 5-12.

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  • Hear for the Kids Podcast: Trauma

    Carl Ben Eielson Counselor Rachel Johnson joins hosts Cassie Larson, counselor at Eagles Elementary, and FPS Student Wellness and Family Facilitator Carly Gaddie on the new Hear for the Kids podcast. On the podcast, Johnson gives an overview of trauma and explains why it is important to look through a trauma lens.

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  • Updated Mitigation Guidance

    Fargo Cass Public Health issued a letter to Fargo Public Schools with updated guidance on COVID-19 mitigation strategies effective Saturday, January 15, 2022. The guidance no longer requires universal masking in schools. Therefore, effective Monday, January 17, 2022, masks will be recommended, not required, in all Fargo Public School buildings.

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  • Thanksgiving – A Native American Perspective

    There is more to the story of Thanksgiving than the old folktale of the pilgrims inviting the "Indians" to a feast which became known as the "First Thanksgiving," and it’s important that we teach the facts from many perspectives. Learn more about how to teach students about Thanksgiving with a Native American perspective in this Feature Column from FPS Indian Education Cultural Specialist Ricky White.

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  • Update on COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

    Please read the message from Dr. Gandhi for update on COVID-19 mitigation strategies used in our schools outside of the instructional day and COVID-19 mitigation strategies currently being used in Fargo Public School buildings that are not schools.

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  • Free Pre-K Program for FPS Families

    A free at-home Pre-K program is available for FPS families. Waterford Upstart is an online kindergarten readiness program that gives your child a fun start in reading, math, and science in just 15 minutes a day, five days a week. Students learn a variety of ready skills including letter recognition, letter sounds, initial sounds, real words, vocabulary and more. Waterford Upstart provides everything you need to help your child get ready for kindergarten, even a computer.

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  • 2020-21 Annual Report

    As evidence of Fargo Public Schools’ commitment to our patrons, the FPS Annual Report is available, and it showcases the qualities and services of our school district. The report details include enrollment, staffing, and budget numbers, and overviews student services and student assessment data. Thank you for your continued support as we serve the citizens of Fargo by providing its students an excellent educational experience.

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  • Safety Committee

    The Safety Committee is a district committee comprised of staff members from various roles across the District. The committee addresses challenges involving safety in FPS collectively. During the October meeting of the Safety Committee, the purpose was reviewed and updated. Read more about the updates to the Safety Committee's objectives in this Cabinet Column from FPS Associate Superintendent Missy Eidsness.

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  • UPDATED: COVID-19 Testing Sites

    Fargo Public Schools is pleased to offer COVID-19 testing sites to its families as part of it’s testing program. FPS will test students and staff members who are deemed a close contact in the school setting in order for the individuals to remain in school.

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