CBE News - October 15th, 2021

Weekly Covid-19 Update and more

Great Relationships Produce Great Students

This Newsletter Features the Following:

  • Weekly Covid-19 update
  • Friends of Eielson Fundraiser
  • CBE - One Act Play
  • No School dates
  • PTA - Clothing Store open through 10-24-21
  • Written Notification of School Accountability Report
  • PowerSchool and Canvas Support links
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CBE Covid-19 Weekly update

The week of October 11th, Carl Ben Eielson Middle School had four positive student and staff COVID-19 cases. Out of those cases, three had close contacts due to school or school related activities or athletics. Carl Ben Eielson Middle School administration has reached out to all those deemed close contacts. If you have not been contacted, you or your student are not identified as a close contact in the school setting.

Close contacts include students and staff members who were within six (6) feet of the individual for at least 15 cumulative minutes in a classroom or in other school spaces. Due to guidelines from the North Dakota Department of Health, if the close contact is fully vaccinated OR the close contact and the positive individual were both wearing masks, the close contact does not need to quarantine if asymptomatic.

It is also recommended that students who are symptomatic be tested for COVID. Fargo Cass Public Health provides indoor walk-up testing on Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 3051 25th Street South, Fargo, Suite K. The testing site is located in the Family Fare Strip mall. Prior to testing, please register at https://testreg.nd.gov/. More information on testing can be found by clicking here.


Brad Franklin

Carl Ben Eielson Middle School Principal

Friends of Eielson Fundraiser - Doing Great Things Together

Friends of Eielson is the yearly fundraising event for our school. Donations will go directly to the student's team to fund field trips, team building activities, and a variety of “outside of the classroom” opportunities otherwise unavailable to our students. You will receive a CBE window cling for your donation of $10.00 or more. Please consider supporting the students at Carl Ben Eielson by making a donation and sharing this information with your family and friends.

Online Donations

Family & Friends visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/CBE and click on Friends of Carl Ben Eielson under the "Quick Links".

Parents, please login to your Parent PowerSchool account and go to SchoolPay.

Carl Ben Eielson One Act Play

The Drama Department at Carl Bein Eielson Middle School will present 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19 in the Carl Ben Eielson Hangar. How will you know what to do when zombies attack the world? This hilarious show will guide you through 10 ways that might — or might not — help you survive the Zombie apocalypse. The show is suitable for all ages and audiences. There is no admission fee; all seats are first come, first served.

NO SCHOOL - October 21 & 22

There will be NO SCHOOL for all FPS students on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. Classes and activities will resume as regularly scheduled on Monday, October 25.

CBE PTA Online Clothing Store - open through October 24

The new CBE Online Clothing Store is now open thru October 24! Shop for a variety of CBE clothing items and accessories at https://bit.ly/cbe-online-store!

  • Youth and Adult sizes available.
  • 10% of sales go to CBE PTA.
  • Items will be distributed to students in their advisory classrooms in mid-November. If you have more than one child attending CBE, just complete an order form for one child. All items purchased will be distributed to the child for which contact information was provided.
  • CBE teachers and staff, enter your info in the Customer/Student information section and just note you are teacher/staff in the Advisory Teacher field.
  • Store scheduled to reopen in Spring 2022.
  • Questions? Contact carlbenpta@gmail.com.

Written Notification of School Accountability Report update

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Now more than ever, it is important for schools to be transparent to its stakeholders. The world

is in an unprecedented pandemic, and much has changed in our schools and education in

general due to COVID-19.

Transparency to the Public

North Dakota is committed to informing communities about how well our schools are doing. North Dakota’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students so that they graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful.

State education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every public school in the state. The school accountability reports outline how schools are performing on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.

North Dakota has a public dashboard designed to help communities across the state access

important data regarding K-12 districts and schools, including COVID-19 Response. Insights

features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores,

graduation rates, English Learner progress, student engagement results, and state

accountability. To find out information about our school, visit the dashboard at Insights.nd.gov,

select “Find My School”, and search alphabetically.

Please note, data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with less than 10

students to protect confidential information about individual students and will say “no data


How is our School Doing?

To find out more information about our School Accountability Report, visit the dashboard at https://insights.nd.gov/, select “Find My School”, and search alphabetically for our school. The school accountability report is posted under the Dashboard heading. Please note, the data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with 10 or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students. Therefore, if data is not available to less than 10 students, it will say “no data available”.

Family Engagement

We have robust plans for working to continuously improve educational programs at our school,

even in the midst of a pandemic. We would like you and your child(ren) to continue to be active

participants in our educational system. Please help support our high expectations for student

achievement by participating in school initiatives, offering input and support in our endeavors to

raise student achievement, and volunteering at school. Meeting our school’s goals will take a

united effort, and we look forward to working with families to ensure success for each student.

Continuous Improvement

All schools engage in continuous improvement for general support; therefore, our school has

completed a continuous improvement plan. As part of the overall school improvement plan, a strategy map is generated for each school. Our strategy map, outlining our key school improvement initiatives, is also available on the Insights Dashboard.

Carl Ben Eielson has a student membership count of 642, and it is not a participating Title I school.

If you have any questions regarding the information in the memorandum, please contact the school at 1601 13th Ave. S, 701-446-1700, and/or email to franklb@fargo.k12.nd.us.


Brad Franklin

Carl Ben Eielson Principal

Parent PowerSchool and Canvas support

Parents and Guardians have the ability to log in and check on their child's attendance, grades, and assignments (homework). The system used depends on the type of information they are looking for and the student's grade level. Here is a quick rundown of each system and what it provides for parents/guardians:

PowerSchool Parent

PowerSchool Parent access is the best place for parents to start, by clicking the PowerSchool logo on the Fargo Schools website menu bar. In PowerSchool Parent, you can:

  • Review and submit annual school forms for your child.
  • Check attendance.
  • Review grades, report cards, and progress reports.
  • View documents associated with your child's school record.

*Parents of 6th grade students should check with their child's teachers for more information on how to access progress information.



Parents can get to Canvas from a link right inside PowerSchool parent. Parents can also download the PowerSchool Parent App from their phone's app store.

Parents/Guardians of children in grades 6-12 can log into Canvas to:

  • View your child's course schedule.
  • View assignments for each course.

Parents and Students can find help documents and instructions on using Canvas at https://sites.google.com/fargoschools.org/canvassupport .

The Fargo Public School District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law.