Kennedy Parent Newsletter

November 2021

Principal's News

Thank you all for attending Parent/Teacher Conferences! We had a FANTASTIC turn out of 95% of parents attending. Extra shout out to all those who helped with the conference meals! They were delicious! Thank you!

Winter Gear: Please start preparing for your child to wear boots, snow pants, hats, winter coats and gloves to school daily. If you are in need of items for your child or children, please call Mrs. Mitzel, our school counselor, at 701-446-4268.

Check out the Kennedy Elementary Home page You will find morning announcements, bus information (click on the transportation button), monthly newsletters and other information under Quick Links.

COVID Testing REMEMBER: if any member of your family is tested- please make sure you keep your students home until the test results have been received. Please share the results with the school. Working together will allow us to keep in school learning happening. Thank you for continuing to keep us up-to-date!

Masks Please make sure your child has a mask to start their school day and at least one extra mask in their backpack. Thank you.

Immunizations: Beginning November 1st - Children who do not have compliant immunization records can not attend school until these are updated or proper paperwork is on file. The updated immunization record (completed immunizations or a signed exemption waiver) must be received by Fargo Schools by October 29, 2021, or your student will be excluded from school until their immunization record is complete (North Dakota Administrative Code 33-06-05-01). If an immunization waiver is on file, be aware that students who have an exemption of immunizations will be excluded from school for up to 21 days if there is an outbreak of a disease for which the student is not immunized.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Leith at Fargo Cass Public Health at (701) 241-1372.

Thank you for your cooperation and showing other's empathy and kindness.


Kennedy PTA meeting – November 1st @ 6:30pm

Our next Kennedy PTA meeting is set for Monday, November 1st at 6:30pm. It will be held at Kennedy in the K/1 Pod and masks will be required per current FPS policy. The meeting will also be broadcast via Facebook Live for those unable to attend. Next PTA meeting is December 6th.

We need YOU in Kennedy PTA

We are still looking for a lot more Kennedy families to join PTA this year. We currently have 27 parent members and 39 teacher/staff members. Like any membership organization our PTA finds the best ideas when we have lots of people involved, and our offerings are most successful when they represent all of us. If you have not yet joined, please visit our MemberHub store here:


The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable youth development programs for before school, after school, and school out days for youth K-5th grades, and Teen Club after school and summer for teens 6th through 12th grade.

Visit our website at for more information.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration, & General Information

701-235-2147 | |


November 1st - 6:30 PTA Meeting K-1 Pod

November 5th - 6:00-8:00 Kennedy Carnival

November 11 - Veterans Day - No Classes

November 25 & 26 Thanksgiving - No Classes

December 6th - 6:30 PTA Meeting K-1 Pod

December 23 - January 2nd - No Classes

January 10th - 6:30 PTA Meeting K-1 Pod

January 18th - 7:00 pm Virtual Music Night

January 25th - 7:00 pm Choir and Orchestra

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Fargo South Activities Briefing

Welcome to the second Fargo South Activities Briefing! This will be included in your newsletter to provide information on the value of kids participating in activities, events happening at South High, and information on the great things that our South students are doing.

Did you know . . .

95% of Fortune 500 executives participated in high school athletics. 47% of Fortune 500 executives were National Honor Society members. (Fortune Magazine)

Fargo South sponsors 24 varsity sports and over 30 groups, co-curricular activities, and co-curricular clubs. You can find the full list of opportunities at

Upcoming events at South High

October 29th

Football hosts Dickinson in the first round of the play-offs at 7:00 PM

November 1st

Volleyball hosts Sheyenne at 7:00 PM

November 4th

Student Congress at State Congress at 7:30 AM at Bismarck

November 5th

Football semifinal game dependent on the outcome of the game on October 29th

November 6th

Girls Swim & Dive at the EDC Championships at the Hulbert Aquatics Center in West Fargo at 9:30 AM

November 9th

Volleyball East Region Tournament Begins location and time to be determined

November 12th

Volleyball East Region Tournament continues at Red River with times to be determined

Football state championship at the Fargodome dependent on winning the October 29th and November 5th games.

November 13th

Volleyball East Region Tournament continues at Red River with times to be determined

Girls State Swimming and Diving at the Bismarck Aquatics Center at 9:00 AM

November 18 – 21st

Volleyball at State Volleyball dependent on qualifying at the Bismarck Civic Center (Nov. 18-20)

South High Musical “Guys and Dolls” (7:30 PM on 18 – 20 and 2:00 on the 21st)

November 20th

Debate at Davies Debate

Bruinkix Dance Team hosts the Dance-A-Palooza at 8:00 AM

Boys Hockey at Davies at Farmers Union Arena at 7:30 PM

*All times and dates are subject to change. Please find the most current information on the South High Calendar at