CBE News

April 8, 2022

This Newsletter Features the Following:

  • CBE Online Calendar
  • NDSA - North Dakota State Assessment Dates
  • No School - Friday, April 15
  • School Make-Up Days
  • 6th Grade Track Sign-up
  • Face Masks
  • Summer School
  • Attendance
  • Lockers/Locks
  • Nurse Note - required immunizations for current 6th grade students
  • Free Meals Expiration Date
  • PTA Community Picnic
  • South High School Activity Information & Physicals
  • Special Ed Parent Advisory Council
  • District Cognia Parent Climate and Culture Survey Request
  • Parent Resources - Canvas, PowerSchool, & Mastery Connect
  • Kindergarten Registration Information for 2022-2023
  • Ad-Ventures for Kids/Teens link

North Dakota State Assessment Dates:

6th Grade - April 11th - 13th - testing in Language Arts class

7th & 8th Grade - April 11th & 13th - testing by team groups


All CBE students will be taking the North Dakota State Assessments (NDSA) on April 11th-13th covering the subjects of Reading, Writing, Math, and Science (8th grade only). The purpose of these tests is to measure students’ progress each year and to provide data for parents, teachers, and students to improve academic performance in these areas.

6th graders will be completing these tests in their English/Language Arts classes during the mornings of April 11th-13th.

7th graders will be assigned to classrooms to complete the testing during the morning and afternoon of April 11th and the morning of April 13th.

8th graders will also be assigned to classrooms and will be testing during he morning and afternoon of both April 11th and April 13th.

Please encourage your students to do their best on these assessments!

No School - Friday, April 15th (Holiday)

There will be NO SCHOOL for all students on Friday, April 15 due to the Good Friday holiday. Classes will resume as normally scheduled on Monday, April 18.

School Make Up Days

Due to the weather-related school cancellations on January 7 and January 14, Fargo Public Schools will use the storm make up days built in to the school calendar. Fargo Public Schools will hold classes on Monday, April 18, 2022 (E - day) and Monday, May 16, 2022 (D-day). These days are now days that students and staff are expected to be at school.

6th Grade Boys and Girls Track Sign-up

If your 6th grade student is interested in track this spring, please have them sign up in the main office. The season starts Tuesday, April 19th, right after school. Track practices will begin at 3:30 and end at 5:00 pm and you will receive more information from the coach on the first day of practice. There is no fee or physical requirement for 6th grade activities.

Please Bring a Face Mask

Face masks are optional for staff and students. If your child prefers to wear a face mask, please send one with them daily as we are no longer providing face masks. Thanks.

Middle School Summer School Registration Open with Something for Every Student

All students entering 7th and 8th Grades in the Fall of 2022 are eligible for MS Summer School classes. Middle School Summer School 2022 registration information can be found at the following link: Middle School Summer School 2022.

Registration is through Summer PowerSchool at www.fargosummerschool.com.

1. Middle School summer school is offered for one semester from June 6th —28th.

2. Students can choose to participate in classes on-campus at their middle schools OR through Virtual sessions

· Hybrid Course Option: M-Th on-campus + Virtual Fridays

· Virtual Course Option: M-F Synchronous Zoom

3. Students must enroll in 2 courses that take place each day in 2 period blocks.

· Period 1: 8:00-9:45 AM

· Period 2: 9:45-11:30 AM

4. All current 6th and 7th grade students are able to enroll in the middle school courses below:

· Targeted Reading

· Targeted Math

· Exploration Science

· Exploration Social Studies

· Exploration Reading

· Exploration Math

5. Current 8th grade students will attend and follow the high school schedule.

6. Students can register for sports and music camps through the Summer PowerSchool link as well.

For more information, please contact Darrin Roach at: roachd@fargo.k12.nd.us.

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Good attendance, whether at school or on the job, is very important. If a student must be absent from school, please call Attendance @ (701) 446-1710.

Class attendance will be reported daily by period. It is the intent of the attendance secretary to contact parents at home or work the same day by phone to directly report any class(es) that have been reported as absent.


Lockers are equipped with a combination padlock loaned by the school. Lockers should be kept locked and combinations not shared with other students. Lost or stolen locks will be paid for by the student. The charge for a lost lock is $5.00. Students are responsible for books and personal possessions at all times. STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME.

Nurse Notes - Attention current 6th grade families

The North Dakota law 23-07-17.1 requires immunizations before admission to school. Immunizations required for 6th graders before entering 7th grade are Tdap and MCv4. If your child has had these immunizations, please bring your record to the school office. If not, please receive the needed immunizations. The immunizations can be received at your private physician’s office, or through Fargo Cass Public Health. The Fargo Cass Public Health phone number to schedule an appointment is 701-241-1383. These immunizations are a requirement to be in school. If your student doesn’t have the required vaccines, your student could possibly be excluded from school. Additional note, in case of a disease epidemic, children not meeting the immunization guidelines with an exemption form on file would not be able to attend school until there is no longer any danger of further spread of the disease in question.

Thank you,

Cheri Koch RN (school nurse Carl Ben)


A waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enabled schools across the nation, including Fargo Public Schools, to provide all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K – 12 education in March of 2020. The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

What does this mean for families? In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available starting July 1, 2022. Applications will be available on the Nutrition Services Department website after that date and will be shared at the start of the 2022-23 school year with families.

CBE PTA Spring Picnic update

Hello CBE families, teachers and staff!

We have exciting news to share about the CBE Spring Picnic! Zero and Amy from the Y94 Morning Playhouse and Joel de who does the afternoon show will be hanging out with us to provide music!

Let's show our entire CBE community engaged, involved and having FUN!

Mark your calendar today for Tuesday, May 24th from 5:30-7:00 pm and please sign up for an available volunteer slot! We still have lots of spots to fill!

Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445ada72ca3fe3-spring1

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Fargo South Activities

Please find more events and the most current information on the South High Calendar at https://www.fargocalendars.org/public/genie/187/school/39/.

Start Date :April 11 Boys Golf (7th & 8th Graders)

Coach: Kris Gillett 701-446-1835


Sports Physical Announcement from South High School

Sanford Health and Fargo South High School are teaming up to get you ready for the 2022-2023 athletics season! Don’t wait until August to get your Sports Physical. All athletes will be required to have a physical dated after April 15th, 2022 to participate in sports next fall. See our providers and staff of athletic trainers AT Fargo South High School! Sports Physicals will be done Wednesday, May 4th during the school day.

Cost of the physical is $50.
Cash, credit card, HSA, or checks accepted
Please make checks payable to Sanford Health

Student-athletes will be scheduled during school hours on their free period, study hall, etc. Every effort will be made to keep them in their scheduled classes.

Athletes at Carl Ben Eielson are welcome after school on a “walk-in” basis.

Along with Sports Physicals, Sanford is prepared to administer vaccines if needed. Further information is available in the packet.

*Vaccines include: HPV, Covid-19, Meningococcal B, Meningococcal ACWY, and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)

Physical packets will be mailed out and available in the main office of South & CBE in March.

Contact Levi Tande with questions: 701-446-2049 or at tandel@fargoschools.org

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is forming the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and is currently accepting applications from parents of students who receive special education services.

General membership is open to any FPS parents/guardians of students currently attending FPS. FPS seeks the following four parent/guardian volunteers for membership of the FPS SEPAC, with the following requirements:

  • A person who lives in the FPS District and who is a parent or legal guardian of a student directly receiving special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan or is in the referral process within a FPS school, but not employed by the FPS district.

The role of SEPAC members is to provide insight and support to the SEPAC in the understanding of parent/ family issues and perspectives, and to attend all regular meetings and special meetings as requested.

Read more about the Special Education Parent Advisory Council.

District Cognia Climate & Culture Survey

Fargo Public Schools is engaged in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which all stakeholders are a part. Below is an invitation to participate in an online survey between the dates of Wednesday, April 6 and Friday, May 13.

Surveys provide school leaders and teachers a window into the perceptions of all stakeholders. The results of this survey will help us identify areas of strength and those that need improvement in regard to the school’s climate and culture. The results will enable us to make improvements focused on building positive school culture.

This survey is anonymous, takes no more than 5-8 minutes to complete, and is smartphone


Take the Parent Climate & Culture Survey

Canvas and PowerSchool and Mastery Connect...oh my!

Parents and Guardians have the ability to log in and check on their child's attendance, grades, and assignments (homework). The system used depends on the type of information they are looking for and the student's grade level.

Please see the Fargo Public Schools Technology Website for additional information.

Important Resources for Canvas for Parents/Guardians

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022-23

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022 is open online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2022. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2022 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process:

Complete online registration forms at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. For assistance, please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment to complete in-person. Masks are required for all visitors.

Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school by August 25 to finalize registration.

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record with 5-year shots
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and current address for verification

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.

If you need help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701-446-1006

Ad-Ventures: Seasonal Activities for Kids

AD-Ventures is a district publication intended to help families find activities for their children throughout our community. It is published on the first of each month during the school year (September through May).

AD-Ventures for Kids is for youth in grade levels K-5.

AD-Ventures for Teens is for youth in grade levels 6-8.