Lincoln Elementary- News

February 26th, 2021

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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.

New Visitor Management System Trial

The Fargo Public Schools (FPS) Emergency Management team has been working diligently to upgrade our visitor management systems throughout the District. Two schools, Lewis & Clark Elementary School and Lincoln Lincoln Elementary School, were chosen to pilot a new system called Raptor Technologies. The main goals are to get rid of the paper sign in/out system and provide a second layer of security for our students and staff.

The biggest use of Raptor will be to check in visitors. Those entering the buildings will scan their driver’s license or their state issued ID. The Raptor system then uses that information to check sex offender databases to ensure student safety. Raptor also checks our custom database to confirm there is no custody alert for the individuals trying to check in. Once individuals are cleared during a quick process, they will select the location they plan to visit with a variety of options (gym, cafeteria, conference room, office, etc.). The system then prints off stickers for the visitors to wear while in the building with their picture, name, and where they are going.

The system can also check in staff by scanning FPS ID badges. Staff do not need a visitor sticker printed off as they are to wear their FPS badge; however, building staff need to know visiting staff members are in the building in case of an emergency, evacuation, or shelter in place order.

Raptor also has the capacity to check students in and out. If a student shows up late due to missing a bus or an appointment, they can check in at the kiosk and print off a sticker to give to their teacher.

There is also a contractor function that allows outside maintenance and constructions crews to check in efficiently by using their driver’s license or state issued ID. This function tells the District that the individual may be in more obscure areas of the building due to type of work they are doing (boilers, air conditioning units, etc.).

This technology is a much needed and welcomed change to the Fargo Public School District. As we upgrade cameras, access control, and vape sensors in the building for safety, this addition ensures greater safety as FPS moves forward. After the tests at Lincoln and Lewis & Clark are complete, and we will measure the reliability, speed, and effectiveness of this system. If those results are satisfactory, the goal is to roll out this technology to all the schools in the district, pending funding.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022

Fargo Public Schools kindergarten registration for fall 2021 is NOW OPEN online at Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2021 to attend school in the fall.

Watch the video below to learn more about the kindergarten experience at Fargo Public Schools. Click here to learn more about the registration process and sign your student up for school in the fall of 2021!

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at If you need PowerSchool help, please call 701.446.1030.

Virtual Academy


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

Household Contacts Guidelines- from North Dakota Department of Health

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Lincoln PTA Meeting- March 8th- Via ZOOM at 6:45 pm

Lincoln PTA Meeting February Via Zoom

Topic: Lincoln October PTA Meeting

Megan Kiser is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lincoln -PTA Meeting 2020-2021

Time: January 11th, 2020 06:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Passcode: 313745

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Trollwood Performing Arts School 2021 Summer Registration Open

Get ready to Color Your Summer! Trollwood Performing Arts School is excited to welcome students back to the stage with a full array of 2021 summer performing arts educational opportunities. 2020 was a difficult year for those who are passionate about performing arts. Many classes and performances were canceled due to COVID-19. Upcoming summer arts programming will help students rekindle their affection for the arts, boost their creativity, and pave the way for their future, whether they aspire to pursue a career in the arts or any other professional opportunities. Click this link to register. Click this link to view the full programming brochure.

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You can support Lincoln whenever you shop on Amazon. Click the button below to select Lincoln Elementary PTA as your charity of choice, then use the link when you make a purchase.

AD-Ventures: Seasonal Activities for Kids

AD-Ventures is a district publication intended to help families find activities for their children throughout the community. AD-Ventures for Kids is for youth in grade levels K-5. AD-Ventures for Teens is for youth in grade levels 6-8. These are published on the first of each month during the school year. Click the active links above for the February issue of each publication.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC)

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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable youth development programs for before school, after school, and school out days.

Summer 2021 programming will also be available.


Summer Registration will open:

  1. Returning families - Tuesday, March 16th @ 8:30 a.m. via email.
  2. New families - Tuesday, March 23rd @ 8:30 a.m. live on our website.

2021-22 School Year Registration will open:

  1. Returning families - Tuesday, April 13th @ 8:30 a.m. via email.
  2. New families - Tuesday, April 20th @ 8:30 a.m. live on our website.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration & General Information

701-235-2147 | |

Lincoln Title 1

Title I: What you Need to Know

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.

Lincoln Elementary

Megan Kiser- Principal- Lincoln Elementary

Janelle Helm- Dean of Students- Lincoln Elementary