Washington Elementary

Raider Reader - January 2021

Dates To Remember

January 11 - PTA Meeting Via Zoom at 6:30

January 18 - No School (Staff Professional Development)

Washington Mission

The Washington Community works together to create a safe environment where students grow academically, socially and emotionally to become lifelong learners.

State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group

The Fargo Public Schools will hold the 2020-21 virtual State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Parents, staff and community members are invited to participate and are encouraged to pre-register by noon on December 30, 2020 by signing up online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/focusgroup. Questions posed in the focus groups will concentrate on scheduling the school calendar and instructional time in Fargo Public Schools. Reading materials for attendees are available online. Focus group information will be sent electronically in advance of the event. For more information, visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/focusgroup.

Trollwood Performing Arts School

The magic of Trollwood Performing Arts School is FINALLY coming back! Registration is now open for the NEW Trollwood Winter Academy. Classes run January 9 through February 14, 2021.

WHAT: Trollwood Winter Academy

WHEN: January 9, 2021 to February 14, 2021

REGISTRATION: Click here to register for Totally Trollwood Winter Academy

Click here to register for Trollwood Winter Academy

Trollwood is pleased to offer classes that will keep students, instructors, and their families safe. Classes will be held in a virtual format, utilizing an online platform to help you connect, learn, and have fun with your friends and favorite teachers!

Middle School

· Musical Theatre Audition Prep

· Sketch Comedy

· Improv

Middle and High School

· Songwriting

High School

· Musical Theatre Audition Prep

· Sketch Comedy

· Improv

Staff Recognition Program

Fargo Public Schools Accepting Nominations Beginning January 18 for Teacher, Administrator, and Support Staff of the Year Awards

Parents and community members are invited to nominate a Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member they feel is serving our students with excellence for consideration of a yearly recognition award. Online instructions, forms, and application process can be found at: www.fargo.k12.nd.us/StaffRecognitionProgram.

Nominations (online only) for each award will be accepted January 18 – 29, 2021.

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

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021 opens 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:

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 before 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 to verify the correct

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 PowerSchool help, please call 446-1030

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Happy New Year! The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) has been busy preparing for a safe, fun, and productive second semester.

Programming may look at bit different as we adhere to modified childcare licensing guidelines as part of North Dakota Smart Restart, as well as the Fargo Public Schools instruction schedule.

We are confident that we will be able to provide youth programming during every level under which Fargo Public Schools is operating, with the exception of Level 1. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley offers affordable youth development programs before school, after school, and school out days. Summer 2021 programming will also be available.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration & General Information

701-235-2147 | schedule@bgcrrv.org | www.bgcrrv.org

Technology Support

Fargo Public Schools understands that distance learning and additional technology can sometimes be difficult to navigate. If students and parents need help, they can call the support line at 701.446.1450 or email helpdesk@fargo.k12.nd.us. Technology support is available Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Is your family living in any of the following?

  • A shelter, motel, car or campground
  • With friends/family because you cant afford housing or have been evicted
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building or trailer

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, your child(ren) may be eligible for McKinney-Vento services. Please call Mary at (701) 446-2456 or email kruegem1@fargo.k12.nd.us to determine eligibility.