Ed Clapp Elementary

EXPLORER BULLETIN - April 2021

The mission of Ed Clapp Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Upcoming Events

April 1: NO SCHOOL - Distance Learning Day

April 2: NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

April 6: PTA Meeting - 7:30 (zoom)

April 15: Papa John's Pizza Fundraising

Playground Information

In order to keep all children safe, Fargo Public Schools asks that children and families refrain from visiting playgrounds at our school sites. This is to ensure all children and families remain safe and healthy during this time of COVID-19. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the equipment is germ-free nor can we monitor social distancing or the number of those gathering at playgrounds. We look forward to the time when the community can again enjoy our playgrounds. Thank you, FPS families, for your help in stopping the spread of COVID-19!

Kindergarten Registration

Fargo Public Schools Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021 opened online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2021. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2021 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:


STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school or upload the documents while registering 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.

Summer School

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.


June 7 - June 25

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 a confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 10th, informing you of your 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.

Free Counseling Sessions Available to Students and Staff

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is pleased to offer additional counseling opportunities to all students and staff members thanks to a newly awarded grant through the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Services will be provided through Together Counseling.


While counseling is always available for FPS students and staff, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought added pressures to daily life and increased needs for mental health services. The staff and student programs will provide sessions to address coping skills, wellness strategies, time management, family conflict, and stress reduction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are free, confidential, and virtual. Insurance will not be billed.


Click here for more information on COVID Student Support Program sessions.


Click here for more information on COVID Staff Support Program sessions.


Sessions with Together Counseling can be scheduled by calling 701.404.0997. You must indicate your session is part of the FPS COVID Support Program.

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable youth development programs for before school, after school, and school out days. Summer 2021 programming is now available! Please visit our website at www.bgcrrv.org for more information.


BGCRRV SUMMER AND 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
REGISTRATION DATES


· Summer Registration is now open for returning and new families!

· 2021-22 School Year Registration will open:

1. Returning families - Tuesday, April 13th @ 8:30 a.m. via email

2. New families - Tuesday, April 20th @ 8:30 a.m. live on our website