Ed Clapp Elementary

EXPLORER BULLETIN - February 2019

The mission of Ed Clapp Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Upcoming Events

February 20: Kujanson/Olson to Plains Art

February 21: Bergee/Bradley to Plains Art

February 25: Hat Day – Cat in the Hat Day

February 26: Color Day

February 26 & 28: Conferences

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Fargo Public Schools Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2019 opens online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2019. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2019 to attend school in the fall.


Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.


STEP ONE: Registration can be completed at home online anytime or at computer kiosks in the office at each Fargo Public elementary school building on the following dates with extended office hours:



  • February 25, 27, and March 1 – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • February 26, 28, and March 4 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.



STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school their child will attend to finalize their child’s registration:



  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s current immunization record
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and address to verify the correct neighborhood school



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.

Title One Notice of Information

Written Notification of Interactive Dashboard (School District Report Card)


Dear Parent/Guardian,


North Dakota has launched a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. NDInsights features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including:



  • Test scores
  • Graduation rates
  • English Learner progress
  • Student attendance.



NDInsights, or more commonly referred to as the “Dashboard,” is part of North Dakota’s new accountability system. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing, and placed the focus on equity for all students. To learn more about the state’s accountability and continuous improvement, visit North Dakota’s ESSA website.


To find out more information about our school, visit NDInsights, select “Find My School,” and search alphabetically for our school.


Why a new system and new tool?


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 they graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills and disposition to be successful. For schools to reach this goal, teachers, parents, and the community need clear and useful measures of progress. As an accountability tool, the Dashboard will help the state identify schools receiving additional support and assistance.


What is different?


In the past, the accountability system for districts and schools relied heavily on test scores. But one test taken on one particular day does not provide a complete picture of all the ways schools are helping students succeed. The Dashboard continues to provide information on different aspects of student performance, but also includes information on school growth and other factors reflecting a more comprehensive view. The Dashboard replaces the former School District Report Card and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports.


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.


What’s next for our district?


We have strong plans for working to improve the educational programs at our school. 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 the school educational initiatives, offering input and support in our endeavors to raise student achievement, or volunteering at the school. Meeting our school’s goals will take a united effort, and I look forward to working with our families to ensure success for each student.


School Support under ESSA


Ed Clapp Elementary is a participating Title I school, with a student membership count of 481. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the school at 3131 South 28th Street or 701-446- 2900.


Thank you,

Jennifer Schuldheisz

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 clinking the following link: www.fargo.k12.nd.us/SSElementaryRegistration


JUNE 10 to JUNE 28

8:00 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


All Classes held at: Bennett Elementary School- 2000 58th Ave. South Fargo, ND 58104

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 a confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 10th, informing you of your child's placement.


DATES: July 8th-26th (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.

Safe Routes to School Study

In 2019, the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG) is working with the City of Fargo to create a Safe Routes to School plan. The goal of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans and programs is to increase the number of students walking and biking to school through encouragement and education programs, as well as physical improvements to streets and sidewalks.


The 2019 Fargo SRTS Plan will recommend how to make walking and biking to school easier, safer and more comfortable for students and families. Recommended improvements will be made for all elementary and middle schools within the City of Fargo including Fargo Public Schools, West Fargo Public Schools, and Private Schools.


In the upcoming months, there will be a number of exciting activities involving the school community. Parent and caregiver surveys will be sent home (either electronically or hard copy) to gather valuable insight from families about walking and biking to school. Later in the spring, project staff and other members of the school community will be visiting each school to observe arrival and dismissal and assess walking and biking conditions near schools. There will also be four public open houses held around the City to talk about the project and learn more from the community.


Please contact your school principal if you'd like to be involved. You can learn more at the project website: http://www.fmmetrocog.org/projects-rfps/fargo-safe-routes-school-plan