Bennett Peek of the Week

MARCH 1st - MARCH 5th

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Dear Parents,


In the 2020-2021 school year, Fargo Public Schools was able to provide the Virtual Academy for students and families because of an executive order by Governor Burgum. Currently, that order is slated to expire at the end of the school year; legislative action would be needed to continue offering this type of setting. As a result, all students enrolled in the Virtual Academy in the 2020-2021 school year will be enrolled back at their neighborhood school for the 2021-2022 school year. This helps assure that we have your student assigned a teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.


If future legislative action allows for North Dakota schools to offer virtual programming for students, Fargo Public Schools would complete a process to review the viability of implementing a sustainable virtual academy. FPS has experienced successes and also learned many lessons over the course of this school year that would be considered if a virtual school was allowed to continue.


Hope this finds you all doing well!


-Missy Eidsness, Associate Superintendent

-Bob Grosz, Associate Superintendent


Sara Schafer

Principal

Bennett Elementary

701.446.4004

MASKS AT SCHOOL

Although North Dakota state and City of Fargo mask guidelines may change, all students and staff will need to wear masks at school. Thank you for sending your child to school with their mask each day.

FREE SPRING BREAK MEALS

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is offering FREE food assistance for enrolled FPS students while school is closed for Spring Break March 15-19. Food boxes will be available to all students regardless of financial means to ensure all have access to food when not in school. All students, whether learning in-person or in the Virtual Academy, are encouraged to participate. Food boxes must be preordered.


What: FREE Spring Break Food Boxes

Order Deadline:

  • Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Pickup Time:

  • Thursday, March 11
  • 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pickup Location:

  • FPS Operations Center
  • 3901 40th Avenue South

Click here to preorder food boxes.


*Families with more than one student must place separate orders for each student.

ALL-DAY PROGRAMMING DURING FPS SPRING BREAK

BGC families can now register for our All-Day Programming during FPS Spring Break, Monday, March 15 – Friday, March 19.


There are lots of fun daily activities planned, such as field trips, fitness, and art projects!


If you are not currently registered as a BGC family, and would like more information on this programming opportunity, please refer to our website.


Details, sites, and instructions to register are at www.bgcrrv.org

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:


STEP ONE: REGISTRATION 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 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

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. You can register online for courses by clicking the following link:


https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Elementary-Enrichment-Summer-School-Cour/Md8r


June 7th to June 25th

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 an email confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 15th, informing them of their 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.


Please contact Rebecca Folden, Summer School Director, at 446-4404 with any questions.

THANK YOU PTA!

Many thanks to our PTA for providing conference meals to our staff. We are thankful for your support of our dedicated faculty!

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