Featured District News

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    The pandemic has brought tremendous emotional challenges to many people, and Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is devoted to helping our students and staff. Widespread mental health effects are explained.

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  • Legislative Impacts on FPS

    The 67th legislative session in North Dakota is now over, leaving some lasting impacts on how public schools operate. In this Cabinet Column, Business Manager Jackie Gapp provides an analysis of some of the bills with the biggest impacts on Fargo Public Schools.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter April 29 Issue

    Get this week's news & events in this week's SchoolTalk! Highlights include details about the official 2022-23 school calendar, a feature article about a mentorship program for students of color who want to join the medical field, and big accomplishments for the new HOSA chapter at South.

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  • 2022-23 Calendar

    The FPS 2022-23 calendar has now been approved. The Calendar Committee included district-wide input from a survey, along with other factors, to develop the schedule. Read this Cabinet Column from Associate Superintendent Dr. Robert Grosz to view the calendar.

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  • Hear for the Kids

    FPS desires to build schools that are equitable and allow all students to feel empowered to learn, grow, and succeed. In this Hear for the Kids Podcast, we talk about how the District is working to adapt our schools to be more equitable.

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  • Free Meals through 2021-22

    FPS is pleased to announce that free school meals will continue through the 2021-22 school year. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending its current pandemic flexibilities to make sure all students have access to healthy and nutritional meals.

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  • What the State Mask Mandate Ban Means for FPS

    The North Dakota Legislature recently passed House Bill 1323, which prohibits state officials from implementing mask mandates. The bill does not impact Fargo Public Schools' ability to require masks for students, staff, or visitors while on school property or at school events. Read this feature column from Coordinator of Safety and Emergency Management Mackenzie McCormick to learn about the crucial role that masks play in keeping students in school.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

    Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Fargo Public Schools has followed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Fargo Cass Public Health. These health agencies advise that everyone who is eligible and able to get the COVID-19 should get vaccinated. This includes people who are 16 years and older. Currently, vaccine trials are underway for children under 16. Read this feature article from Fargo Board of Education Member Dr. Tracie Newman to learn how soon children younger than 16 could be eligible for vaccinations.

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  • Prioritizing Safety in Our Schools

    The purpose of the Fargo Public Schools Safety Committee is to address challenges and safety-related concerns. Currently, the Safety Committee is working to modify student discipline reporting forms for more universal use and language throughout the District. Read this Cabinet Column by Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi to learn more about what kind of work the committee has done and how the committee is working to improve safety for all staff members and students in our schools.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter - April 22 Issue

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SchoolTalk! This week's highlights include how FPS is supporting students following the Derek Chauvin trial, when children may get the opportunity to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and how kids are learning about coding while playing with robots.

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  • 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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