Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary

The mission of Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

“Students achieving skills for a lifetime of learning”

School Improvement Goals

All students will demonstrate growth in the reading process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the writing process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the math process.

Dear HMR Families:

WOW!! It is April!!! we hope this Newsletter finds you well and ready for sunshine and outside fun!

We want to thank each one of you for all you have done to keep our students and staff safe and learning over the past year. With all of the changes and twists and turns this Pandemic has thrown at us, we have proven that as a school community, we can overcome ANYTHING as long as we work together and communicate. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, and we are so proud to be part of our HMR school wide community. Our children are happy and healthy and enjoying school.

We are gearing up for NDSA testing for grades 3-5 and need your help to support your student(s). Please make sure that your student(s) are well hydrated, nourished, and rested. This will make all the difference when it comes to engaging in their assessments. These assessments are reported statewide and should be available to you through PowerSchool when the testing window is closed in May.

As always please let us know how we can support you and your family as we continue to travel this journey together.

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Ostrom

Mrs. Shultis

Kindergarten Registration 2021

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021 opens online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2021. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2021 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process:

Complete online registration forms at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. For assistance, please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment to complete in-person. (masks are required for all visitors)

Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school before August 25 to finalize registration.

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record, with 5-year shots
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and current address to verify the correct

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.

If you need PowerSchool help, please call 446-1030


PTA Meeting:

We will be holding our April PTA meeting at the Horace Mann Playground on Monday April 12th from 6:15pm-7:15pm. Please come and share your ideas for end of the year virtual celebrations for our students.


Mitigation of Risks

We are still actively trying to mitigate the risk of COVID 19 in our buildings for students and staff. Please remind your child(ren) to continue wearing masks and remind them that hand washing, and sanitizing is still very important. Please ensure that the FPS 24-hour symptom free procedure is followed for any fevers or flu like symptoms. Also, if there is a COVID test pending, please ensure that someone from the household calls the front office and lets them know. We are still tracking COVID 19 illness district wide.

Summer School

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 7th to June 25th

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 an email confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 15th, informing them of their child's placement.

DATES: July 12th-30th (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.

Student Devices

Please make sure that your student(s) is/are bringing their device, device bag, and charger every day. We will be taking a soft inventory of student devices within the next two weeks. No matter the condition of the chargers or bags or devices, please ensure that your student(s) is/are bringing the equipment to school every day. If your student is leaving their device at school, that is fine too.

VA families, a separate communication will come out toward the middle of May to inform you of device and equipment drop off towards the end of the school year.

Weather Changes!

Parents and caregivers…as you know, our weather in March, April, and May can be tricky. Please make sure you are keeping an eye on the weather, so your student(s) are dressed appropriately for recess and other possible outdoor activities this Spring.

Written Notification of School Accountability Report

Dear Parent/Guardian,

North Dakota’s Insights dashboard provides important information about K-12 districts and schools. Insights features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including:

  • Test Scores
  • Graduation Rates
  • English Learner Progress
  • Student Engagement
  • State Accountability

Transparency to the Public

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 that they graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful. State education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every public school in the state. The school accountability reports outline how schools are performing on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.

How is our School Doing?

To find out more information about our School Accountability Report, visit the dashboard at https://insights.nd.gov/, select “Find My School”, and search alphabetically for our school. The school accountability report is posted under the Dashboard heading. 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. Therefore, if data is not available to less than 10 students, it will say “no data available”.

Family Engagement

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.

Continuous Improvement

All schools engage in continuous improvement for general support; therefore, our school has completed a continuous improvement plan through Cognia (formerly AdvancED). As part of the overall school improvement plan, a strategy map is generated for each school. Our strategy map, outlining our key school improvement initiatives, is available on the Insights Dashboard.

Horace Mann Roosevelt is a participating Title I school, with a student membership count of 364. Our school operates a schoolwide Title I program. Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a Title I school may operate a schoolwide program if 40 percent or more of its students live in poverty, regardless of the grades it serves.

If you have any questions regarding the information in the memorandum, please contact the school at 1025 3rd Street N. Fargo, ND 58102, phone number 701-446-4600, email ostroml@fargo.k12.nd.us.


Leandra Ostrom

HMR Principal

Dates to Remember:

April 12: PTA Meeting @Horace Mann Playground 6:15 p.m.

Vision Screening @Horace Mann 9:00 a.m.

Vision Screening @Roosevelt 12:30 p.m.

April 13: Spartan Spotlight – Fairness wear Orange

Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

Leandra Ostrom, Principal

Jackie Shultis, Dean of Students