April 20, 2020
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 email@example.com) 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
1636 42nd St. S., Fargo; 701-293-3000
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!
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; www.essentiahealth.org
Sanford Health: 701-417-2100; www.sanfordhealth.org
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
North Dakota Behavior Health and Human Services: https://www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/covid-19
Parents Lead: http://www.parentslead.org/COVID-19
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/covid-19-behavioral-health
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.