Letters from Lincoln
August 25th, 2023
Welcome Back to School!
Welcome back to School Lincoln Families!
We are busy busy busy getting everything ready for the firs day of school on August 28th! Please take a few moments to read through this news letter as there will be actions steps you will want to take.
1. Registering or updating your child's student records on Power School
2. August 28th wake up ready for a fabulous first day of school!
Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023 opens online on February 1 at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2023 to attend school in the fall.
Registration is a two-step process:
STEP ONE: REGISTER ONLINE
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.
STEP TWO: SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION
Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school by August 28 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 for verification
If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 and check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.
If you need help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701.446.1006
Elementary Supply List
Fargo Public Field Trip Descriptions
Back to School Bash
Fargo Public Schools is celebrating the start of the 2023-24 school year! Students, parents, and staff are invited to the Back to School Bash from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 at Dill Hill Park, located at 652 6th Ave. S., just north of the FPS District Office.
The Bash will feature free burgers and hot dogs until supplies run out, along with a DJ, dunk tank, bouncy houses, booths sponsored by community partners, and prize giveaways. Feel free to bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic at the Bash!
Fargo Public Student Handbook
Please take a few minutes to read through the Fargo Public School's Student Handbook.
One of the changes to note is that we will not be celebrating student birthdays with food. Classroom teachers will work with you and your child to celebrate their birthday in another way.
Help Keep Students Safe
Please remember at pick up and drop off times to ONLY drive North on 9th Street
School Drop Off Zone
Please keep our students safe at pick up and drop off time. Do Not Double Park! Do not leave your car unattended. The pick up and drop off clears out in about 5 minutes. Please be patient!
Please make sure to drive ONLY North on 9th street at drop off and pick up times. This makes sure we don't have students running across the street. Thank you!
Student Attendance Matters
Elementary school is an exciting and important time for your child-the most foundational years of their school career.
Having great attendance in elementary school will prepare your child to do well academically throughout their school years.
What can you do?
- Set an early bed time, start getting ready for be 30 minutes before bedtime. Children are most able and willing to learn when they have plenty of sleep.
- Set your alarm clock to be certain everyone gets up on time. School opens at 7:50 and starts at 8:05 am and breakfast is served at school.
- If your child rides the bus, put the bus schedule on the refrigerator.
- If you drive your child to school, set up a plan with someone who can bring your child to school in case you are not able to.
- Allow time for the unexpected. Have clothes and backpacks ready the night before, and plan plenty of time to get ready.
- Communicate with the school and let them know if your child will miss school or if you are having a difficult time getting your child to school. The school may be able to help you.
- Communicate with the school if you have concerns or changes in your home that you may need assistance. This could include divorce, death of an important person, trouble with providing food and clothing to your child.
START OF THE DAY REMINDER - DOORS OPEN AT 7:50 AM
As the temperatures outside are starting to feel like spring- just a reminder that the school doors do not open until 7:50 am. We do not have supervision outside in the front of the school. That is when we have supervision and the students are able to come into the building to get ready for the day.
Thank you for your help in keeping students warm in your cars as they wait for the first bell.
School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students.
The following information is intended to support students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and any time there is a mental health need.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
If this is an emergency call: 9-1-1
FirstLink: Call 211 or text 701-235-7335;
Receive free, confidential support, referrals to resources, and crisis intervention including access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Rape & Abuse Crisis Center: 701-293-7273; 800-344-7273; email@example.com
Services victims of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and child sexual abuse
Recovery Support: 1-844-44TALK2
Connect with a trained support specialist who has experienced addiction similar to the caller
Prairie St. John's: Call 701-476-7200
Providing a full continuum of care for all ages living with mental health and substance use challenges
Text A Tip: 701-730-8859
Report crime information anonymously
Ask A Nurse (Sanford): 701-234-5000
Essentia Health: 701-364-8000; essentiahealth.org
Sanford Health: 701-417-2100; sanfordhealth.org
Mobile Mental Health Team: 701-298-4500
Works to respond within 30-minutes to resolve a crisis and prevent hospitalization
If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1
Accessing E-Books- Sora
The Fargo Public Schools (FPS) library and technology team would like to remind students, staff, and families of the wide variety of reading options offered by accessing our district e-book collection through Sora. We have a number of great opportunities and resources to encourage our students and staff to keep reading over the winter break!
Sora can be accessed on all student PLDs and on just about any other electronic device using the Sora app. Even older devices such as outdated phones that you may no longer use as a phone could still be used as a reading device with the Sora app. If you have a Fargo Public Library card, you can also access the public library e-book collection through your Sora account. If you have never accessed Sora before, check out these directions for how to access your school account!
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE RED RIVER VALLEY
BGC May 2023 School Newsletter Content
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable and flexible youth development programs for before school, after school, and school-out days for youth K-5th grades, and The CLUB Teen Center at our BGC Midtown location after school and summer for teens 6th through 12th grade.
- We’ve increased our capacity for after-school activities at The CLUB Teen Center at BGC Midtown, cost is only $10 per teen annually, and registration opens in May. Spots open for Summer 2023!
- And we’ve launched the Maris Academy, a year-long program designed specifically for grades 6-12 that provides exciting career exploration opportunities right here in our community!
- Register for the BGC Driving Great Futures Charity Golf Tournament, Monday, May 15 at Suite Shots! BGCRRV.org/events
Visit our website at BGCRRV.org for more information.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley
Scheduling, Registration, & General Information
Lincoln Title One Information
As a Title I school, Lincoln Elementary receives federal funds for Title I programs that are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As a recipient of these funds, Lincoln Elementary has committed itself to providing enriching learning activities for its stakeholders and sharing responsibility with both parents and students to improve academic achievement, as outlined in the School-Parent Compact. Additionally, Lincoln Elementary is required to notify parents of particular components outlined in the law. Through the Interactive Dashboard, parents are able to be notified regarding the performance measures outlined in the state’s accountability system. The Parents Right to Know document is also a valuable resource as it lays out what information parents have the right to request and ascertain from the school regarding topics like the professional qualifications of staff, state and local policy, and parental rights regarding student participation in mandated assessments. Additionally, the District School Parent and Family Engagement Policy outlines what actions FPS and the school will be taking to provide effective parent and family engagement activities to improve student achievement and school performance. Copies of each of these documents can be found below, and you are encouraged to read through them.
Dustlynn Aipperspach- Assistant Principal- Lincoln Elementary
JoDee Holzer- Administrative Assistant