Ed Clapp Elementary
EXPLORER BULLETIN - MARCH 2021
The mission of Ed Clapp Elementary School
March 1: Hat Day
March 2: Color Day
March 2: Vision Screening
March 2: Bergee & Danielson's - Creative Arts Visits
March 3: Wacky Wednesday - dress in wacky clothes
March 4: Story Book Character Day - dress like your favorite storybook character
March 5: Pajama Day
March 5: 5th Graders - registration for Middle School
March 15-March 19: NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
April 2: NO SCHOOL -GOOD FRIDAY
Spring Break Meals Announcements
Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is offering FREE food assistance for enrolled FPS students while school is closed for Spring Break March 15-19. Food boxes will be available to all students regardless of financial means to ensure all have access to food when not in school. All students, whether learning in-person or in the Virtual Academy, are encouraged to participate.
Food boxes must be preordered.
What: FREE Spring Break Food Boxes
- Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, March 11
- 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- FPS Operations Center
- 3901 40th Avenue South
*Families with more than one student must place separate orders for each student.
Fargo Public Schools Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2020 opens online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2020. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2020 to attend school in the fall.
Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.
STEP ONE: Registration can be completed at home online anytime or at computer kiosks in the office at each Fargo Public elementary school building on the following dates with extended office hours:
- February 24, 26, and 28 – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- February 25, 27, and March 2 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school their child will attend to finalize their child’s registration:
- Child’s certified birth certificate
- Child’s current immunization record
- Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and address to verify the correct neighborhood school
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.
Questions? Call the school office or Betsy Beaton at 701-446-1043.
Enrichment Summer School
The Fargo Public Schools Elementary Enrichment program offers a wide variety of classes for children who have completed grades 2-5. The summer enrichment courses are intended to strengthen students’ self-esteem, learn new abilities, and encourage lifelong learning through creative and enriching activities. You can register online for courses by clicking the following link:
June 7th to June 25th
8:00AM – 10:00AM
10:00AM – 12:00PM
All Classes held at Hawthorne Elementary School
555 8th Ave. South Fargo, ND 58103
Transitions Summer School
Transitions Summer School is a teacher referred program. It is designed to provide additional support for students, in the area of math and/or reading, who are in need of extra instruction for them to be successful for the upcoming school year. Registration forms are due by April 15th. Parents will receive an email confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 15th, informing them of their child's placement.
DATES: July 12th-30th (Monday-Friday)
TIMES: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM
WHERE: Elementary Buildings
Attendance Policy: Students enrolled in the "Transitions" Summer School Program are expected to be in attendance a minimum of 13 days of the 15 class days scheduled. Students who are absent are expected to make up the work they missed during their absence.
Please contact Rebecca Folden, Summer School Director, at 446-4404 with any questions.
Boys & Girls Club
All-Day Programming During FPS Spring Break
BGC families can now register for our All-Day Programming during FPS Spring Break, Monday, March 15 – Friday, March 19.
There are lots of fun daily activities planned, such as field trips, fitness, and art projects!
If you are not currently registered as a BGC family, and would like more information on this programming opportunity, please refer to our website.
Details, sites, and instructions to register are at www.bgcrrv.org
NDSU Extension - Parenting in a Pandemic
Parenting in a Pandemic
Parents are juggling a lot right now as they navigate the competing demands of work, parenting, and schooling during COVID-19. While each family faces a unique set of challenges, all parents need additional support right now as they work to stay connected to their kids and navigate the unique stressors of this moment.
This FREE webinar series is designed to build on parents’ strengths, deliver practical strategies for navigating challenges, and strengthen our connections during a challenging time. In these interactive online sessions, Erin will translate the research into practical strategies and deliver affirmation and tools when parents need them most.
Learn more about the sessions and Register https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/.../state.../parenting-in-a-pandemic
7:00—8:00 p.m. via Zoom
No cost to attend.
HEAD LICE…..Never a topic we want to discuss, but something that we need to be informed about.
The Fargo Public Schools policy regarding head lice (AP 4780): Exclude from school until treated and determined to be non-communicable (no nits). Children should be treated for lice as soon as possible. Close contacts should be checked frequently for two weeks. Head to head contact with other children should be discouraged. (Note: Cass Public Health philosophy differs from that of Fargo Schools.)
Due to the low risk of transmitting head lice at school and to maintain confidentiality, letters will NOT be sent to parents of classmates and classrooms will NOT be checked
What do I Need to Know? Head Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)
What are head lice?
Head lice are small insects (less than 1/8 inch long). They range in color from red to brown, black, yellow-tan or gray-white. Head lice live on blood they draw from the scalp and lay tiny, gray/white eggs (known as nits) on a hair shaft near the scalp. The warmth from the scalp is needed for the eggs to hatch. Head lice are not known to spread disease.
Who is at risk for head lice?
Head lice infestations occur in all socioeconomic groups, are not an indication of poor hygiene, and can affect anyone.
What are the symptoms of head lice?
Most people who have head lice do not have symptoms at all. When symptoms do occur, the most common signs include itching of the skin on the scalp or neck where lice feed. Nits are glued to hair, commonly behind ears and at or near the nape of the neck. Scratching, especially behind and around ears and at the nape of the neck, may lead to open sores and a bacterial infection that also my cause swollen lymph nodes.
How soon do symptoms appear?
Symptoms appear when a live louse is present.
How are head lice spread?
Head lice are spread most commonly by direct contact with hair. Additionally, infested people can also spread head lice by sharing combs, brushes, hats, blankets or sheets with others, but this is not very common. It can be spread only by live lice and not nits.
When and for how long is a person able to spread head lice?
Head lice will spread until they are treated with a chemical that kills lice and until the eggs have been killed or removed. Research has shown that removal of nits may not be necessary.
How is a person diagnosed?
Diagnosing head lice is done by identifying the presence of live lice or nits within 1/4 inch of the scalp. Identification of eggs and lice with the naked eye is possible; however, the use of a hand lens or microscope may help to confirm the identification.
What is the treatment?
Over-the-counter treatments and prescriptions that kill lice and most viable eggs are available. Follow the directions on the label. Re-treat nine days after initial treatment if not otherwise specified on the product label. Contact your health-care provider or local public health unit for more information.
Does past infection make a person immune?
No. A person who previously had head lice may get it again.
What can be done to prevent the spread of head lice?
Follow these steps to prevent the spread of head lice:
· Avoid sharing headgear, coats, hats, hair ornaments, helmets, headphones, combs, brushes, towels and bedding.
· Combs and brushes should be washed in hot water (130 °) for 10 minutes.
· Items that cannot be washed should be bagged and stored for two weeks.
· Provide separate storage areas for clothing so that the personal articles of one person do not touch the personal articles of another.
· When an infestation is found, check the hair and scalp of all household members and treat only those who have lice and those who share the same bed with the infested person.
For additional information about head lice, head lice removal, school exclusions, etc., contact the ND Department of Health, Division of Family Health at 800-472-2286.
American Academy of Pediatrics, [Pediculosis Capitis]. In: Pickering LK, ed. Red Book: 2009 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 28th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009: [495-497}
North Dakota Department of Health, (2012). Head Lice; A Lousy Problem. Division of Family Health. pp. 1-30