Madison Elementary

April 20, 2020

The mission of Madison Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

FPS Meal Distribution for the Week of April 20, 2020 and on

Fargo Public Schools will continue to provide free grab and go meals to children due to the COVID-19 school closure. Meals will be provided using a drive-through or walk-up meal pick-up process at sites listed below.

Distribution days of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will continue until further notice. There will be no distribution on Tuesday or Thursday as meals for Monday and Wednesday will include two meals.

Free meals will be available for any child up to the age of 18 (up to 21 if receiving special education services). The free meal distribution will be solely for the pick-up of meals; meals will not be consumed at the site. Families may go to any location to receive a meal and are asked to watch for the yellow school bus.

Children do not need to be present to receive a meal as long as an approved form of identification is presented at the meal pick-up site.

Approved forms of identification are:

  • K-12 Student ID card from any school/school district
  • A bus bag tag from any K-12 school/school district
  • Student’s name or lunch account/Student ID number (subject to verification at time of pick-up)

A limit of three (3) additional meals will be provided upon request for non-present children for whom one of the three forms of identification is not provided (i.e. children ages 1-Pre-K).

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Distribution Time
Longfellow Elementary School, Bus Loop
Horace Mann Elementary School, Parking Lot
Jefferson Elementary School, Bus Loop North Side
Clara Barton Elementary School, West Parking Lot
Kennedy Elementary School, Parent Loop
Ed Clapp Elementary School, Parent Loop
Courts Plus, South Parking Lot

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Distribution Time
Cash Wise Parking Lot, 34th St & 13th Ave

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Distribution Time
McKinley Elementary School, Bus Loop
Roosevelt Elementary School, North Parking Lot
Community Homes at McCormick Park, 7th Ave & 23rd St S
Hawthorne Elementary School, West side along street
Centennial Elementary School, Parent Loop
Ed Clapp Bus Stop, 31st Ave & 33rd St
Boys & Girls Club, 2500 18th St S

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Distribution Time
Bennett Elementary School, Bus Loop

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Distribution Time
North High School, South Parking Lot
Madison Elementary School, Bus Loop
South High School, South Parking Lot
Riverwood, 46th Ave & 10th St N
Ed Clapp Bus Stop, Dakota Park Circle & 34th Ave
Lincoln Elementary School, Parking Lot

Meals will be distributed for the time periods outlined above, or until all meals have been distributed, whichever occurs first.

Additionally, Power Plate Meals has donated 600 frozen meals and 120 frozen soups to the families of Fargo Public Schools. During the week of April 20, 200 meals and 40 soups will be distributed each day in conjunction with the FPS meal distribution. Distribution of the Power Plate Meals will occur during the following dates and times or until all meals have been distributed:

  • Monday, April 20 at North High School in the south parking lot (near the Coliseum) from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22 in the Ed Clapp Elementary School parent loop from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 24 in the Centennial Elementary School parent loop from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Households may request meals to accommodate diet restrictions by contacting the Nutrition Services Department (701-446-1154 or e-mail by 5:00 p.m. for the following day. Medical documentation will be required if not already on file with the Nutrition Services Department.

Food Options for Families

Dorothy Day West

2820 Bluestem Dr., West Fargo

Premade food box distribution

Distribution: Mondays & Wednesdays 3-4pm


Granite City

1636 42nd St. S., Fargo; 701-293-3000

Call ahead

FREE Sack lunches for children while supplies last; 11am -4pm

Limit = 6 lunches per family


Living Waters Lutheran Church

4451 40th Ave. S. Fargo; 701-282-0530

FREE sack lunches for anyone;

Distribution: Mon-Fri 8am-12pm



(women’s clothing store)

23 8th St. S., Fargo; 701-936-0608

FREE sack lunches; call for drop off delivery


Faith United Methodist:

Faith 4 Hope Food Pantry

909 19th Ave. N. Fargo; 701-232-6844

Curbside grocery distribution

Distribution: 1st & 3rd Fridays 2-3pm


Charism Family Center

Grocery Assistance Program

622 23rd St. S. Fargo; 701-241-9385

Located next to playground east of the 23rd Street parking lot


Emergency Food Pantry

1101 4th Ave. N. Fargo; 701-237-9337

Distribution: Mon-Thur 10:00 - 11:30am;

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1:30 - 3:30pm

Adult ID required

Check-in near the front door and wait in car;

Food baskets will be brought to parking lot


McMerty Food Pantry

630 7th Ave. N. Fargo; (701)235-4289

Distribution: Saturdays 1:30 - 3:30pm

Distribution: Tuesdays 4-5pm & Fridays 10-11am

Fargo Public Schools Playgrounds are Closed

In order to keep all children safe, Fargo Public Schools asks that children and families refrain from visiting playgrounds at our school sites.

This is to ensure all children and families remain safe and healthy during this time of COVID-19. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the equipment is germ-free nor can we monitor social distancing or the number of those gathering at playgrounds.

We look forward to the time when the community can again enjoy our playgrounds.

Thank you, FPS families, for your help in stopping the spread of COVID-19!

Community Resources

Available 24 hours/7 days per week:

  • If this is an emergency call: 9-1-1

  • FirstLink: Call 211 or text 701-235-7335;

    • Receive free, confidential support, referrals to resources, and crisis intervention including access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Rape & Abuse Crisis Center: 701-293-7273; 800-344-7273;

    • Services victims of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and child sexual abuse

  • Recovery Support: 1-844-44TALK2

    • Connect with a trained support specialist who has experienced addiction similar to the caller

  • Prairie St. Johns: Call 701-476-7200

    • Providing a full continuum of care for all ages living with mental health and substance use challenges

  • Text A Tip: 701-730-8859

    • Report crime information anonymously

  • Ask A Nurse (Sanford): 701-234-5000

  • Essentia Health: 701-364-8000;

  • Sanford Health: 701-417-2100;

Available Weekdays 8-5 pm:

Southeast Human Service Center 701-298-4500 (ask for RIS Team)

Homeless Support: Stepping Stones Resource Center (SSRC): 701-356-8585

Fargo Cass Public Health: 701-241-1360

Family HealthCare: 701-271-3344

ND Department of Health: 866-207-2880

Available Weekdays 5 pm - 8 am / 24 hours a day on weekends:

Mobile Mental Health Team: 701-298-4500

Works to respond within 30-minutes to resolve a crisis and prevent hospitalization

Online Resources:


North Dakota Behavior Health and Human Services:

Parents Lead:

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction:

Summer School 2020

Summer School is Planning to Happen as Scheduled

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:

June 8th to June 26th

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

DATES: July 6th-24th (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.