ECSE and Best in Class Newsletter
Hello ECSE Families. It is hard to believe that December is already here and we are almost at winter break. Our Early Childhood program has been a very busy place. Our program is constantly growing and we will be adding a new classroom in the beginning of January. It is great to see so many little children learning and growing and to hear so many voices in our classrooms and hallways. Our staff feel blessed to have the jobs that we do and would not want to work anywhere else in the district!
We do know, however, that we are entering cold and flu season and we need all our staff to be able to teach your children and keep them safe. So if your child is sick please follow the guidelines below in this newsletter about keeping your child home. Otherwise we want your child in school and learning with us.
We wish you all the best this holiday season. Stay healthy and warm. As always, thank you for partnering with us in educating your child.
Dates to Remember
What We're Learning
Cold and Flu Season Reminder
Children with the following symptoms should not be sent to school:
- Any indication of communicable diseases
- Thermometer indicates a temperature of 100 degrees or above
- Undiagnosed rash or sore
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Deep and severe cough, heavy or discolored nasal discharge
- Contagious infection diagnosed by a physician
- Students may not return to school until:
- When the student is diagnosed by a physician to have a contagious infection and places the student on a prescription medication, the student may not return to school until they have taken the medication for a full 24 hours and their temperature has stayed below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of acetaminophen, etc.
- Their temperature has remained below 100 degrees for 24 hours, without the use of acetaminophen (ie Tylenol), etc. to keep the temperature down.
- There has been no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.
These guidelines are for the safety of the ill student as well as for other students and staff.
Speech Tip of the Month
Fargo Public Schools' Early Childhood Special Education program is seeking Community Friends to join its preschool classrooms for the afternoon sessions. Community Friends are typically developing peers who will join the ECSE classrooms alongside the students with developmental delays or disabilities. Students must be 4 years old by July 31, 2023 and pass a developmental screening to be eligible for the program. The program is free of charge for families, but parents must provide transportation. The ECSE afternoon sessions are held from 12:10-2:40 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday through May 30. Click here to apply for the ECSE Community Friends program.
Fargo Public Schools is seeking input regarding future investments in our district's facilities. Please complete this long-range facility planning survey to help FPS prioritize major capital investments such as new construction and major renovations across the next five to ten years. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B9GVHXP
Jane Greminger, Administrative Assistant
Agassiz Site: 1305 9th Ave South, Fargo ND 58103
Longfellow Site: 20 29th Ave North, Fargo ND 58102