FPS e-Newsletter for January 21, 2021
- SPOTLIGHT -
Cabinet Column - School Calendar Development
To assist the Calendar Committee with its work, a 2022-23 and 2023-24 Calendar Survey is being issued to parents and staff. Please click here to take the survey.
Additionally, Fargo Public Schools is currently seeking parents from all three areas of Fargo and representatives of all three grade levels (elementary school, middle school, and high school) to serve on this committee. If you are interested in joining, please contact Amy Nojang at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 28th to be considered for this committee.
Feature Column - Trollwood Summer Registration Open
State of the Schools Address and Survey
Fargo Public Schools invites parents, community members, and staff members to view our State of the Schools Address and participate in a brief survey about inclement weather day procedures and instructional time. FPS greatly values all feedback and thanks you for your time. Watch the video to learn more about the District. Click here to take the survey.
- FPS SMART RESTART -
Fargo Public Schools is currently operating with in-person instruction 5-days a week for all grade levels. For more information about the transition, read this letter from Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi.
Early Childhood Special Education will continue as a 4-day per week program.
Students who are currently enrolled in the Virtual Academy are able to continue through second semester.
The FPS COVID-19 Instructional Plan Committee will meet again on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 6:30 a.m. to review data, determine if there is a significant number of cases impacting schools, and discuss the status of a potential vaccination plan for staff.
FPS COVID-19 Data
- NEWSMAKERS -
Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards
Art Gold Key
Morgan Reeder, South High School, Painting
Writing Gold Key
Brigitte Byankuba, Davies High School, Poetry
Olivia Drake, Davies High School, Writing Portfolio and Short Story
- YOUR FPS -
Staff Recognition Program Nominations Now Open
Parents and community members are invited to nominate a Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member they feel serves our students with excellence for consideration of a yearly recognition award.
Nominations are being accepted now through January 29, 2021. Online instructions, forms, and the application process can be found at: www.fargo.k12.nd.us/StaffRecognitionProgram.
The District will award the following this spring:
Teacher of the Year Award − awarded to a certified staff member
Administrator of the Year Award − awarded to a principal, assistant principal, director, or coordinator
Support Staff of the Year Award − awarded to an educational support staff member, custodial/maintenance department staff member, or nutrition services staff member
Trollwood Performing Arts School 2021 Summer Registration Now Open
Click this link to register.
Click on the photo below to view the summer course brochure.
Scholarship Applications and Opporunities
The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation administers scholarships on behalf of community businesses, families, and organizations. Scholarships are made available through annual donations and investment income from endowed funds. Scholarships are established by people just like you who wish to honor loved ones or recognize someone who has made a difference in their lives. Click here for access to all scholarships that are available.
Graduating seniors from Davies, North, South, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools may select their school below to see which scholarships are available:
The Foundation also administers the Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars program and awards an average of 50 scholarships annually to deserving graduates from Davies, North, South, Woodrow Wilson, and other area high schools. Click here to access Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars.
National PTA Reflections Program
Students are invited to submit their works of art in the National PTA Reflections Program. The contest is designed to help pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas while developing their artistic talents. Categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. This year's theme is "I Matter Because..." To learn more about the program and enter, visit the National PTA website.
- BOARD FOCUS -
Board Feature Column - Governance Committee
- COMMUNITY NEWS -
Employment and Job Skills Community Resource Panel
If I Were Mayor Essay Contest
Each spring, the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide "If I Were Mayor" essay contest. This contest encourages young people to think about public service and future community leadership.
The contest is open to any third and seventh grade student living in North Dakota. Each grade will be judged separately. Students may submit essays through a teacher or on their own. Click here to learn more about contest rules and how to submit an essay.