Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary

Happy New Year!

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:

Happy New Year! It seems like nothing passes faster than a school year and sure enough, school year 2020-2021 is almost at the midway point. This is also time to begin preparation for next year and kindergarten registration is a very important component to be completed. We hope you have enjoyed your Holiday Break and are excited to continue our great work here at HMR!

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

Teacher, Adminstrator and Support Staff of the Year Awards

Fargo Public Schools Accepting Nominations Beginning January 18 for Teacher, Administrator, and Support Staff of the Year Awards

Parents and community members are invited to nominate a Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member they feel is serving our students with excellence for consideration of a yearly recognition award. Online instructions, forms, and application process can be found at: www.fargo.k12.nd.us/StaffRecognitionProgram.

Nominations (online only) for each award will be accepted January 18 – 29, 2021.

The District will award the following this Spring:

Teacher of the Year Award − awarded to a certified staff member

Administrator of the Year Award − awarded to a principal, assistant principal, director or coordinator

Support Staff of the Year Award − awarded to an educational support staff member, custodial/maintenance department staff member, or nutrition services staff member

PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting is Monday January 4th at 6:15pm via Zoom. Please come and share your ideas for upcoming events for our students! Here is the link to our Zoom meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 829 7389 2769

Passcode: 204410

2nd Semester Milk

2nd Semester Milk Break 2021 - Begins on Tuesday, January 19th - May 28th. The cost is: $29.40. Students who qualify for free or reduced meals receive milk for free. Payment by check/cash in the school office or order milk through School Pay.

Winter Weather Preparation

Please provide outdoor clothing that will protect children from the winter elements. Children will go out for recess daily unless the temperature and/or wind chill hits -15 degrees.

I want to emphasize the fact that we will not allow a child to leave the school for early storm dismissal without having contact from a parent indicating that the child/ren have permission to either walk home or ride the bus.

Reminders of Level 4 Learning:

Roosevelt students can enter the building at 8:15am school ends at 2:52pm

Horace Mann students can enter the building at 8:25am and school ends at 3:02pm

We will continue our school wide safety mitigation routines, throughout the day, upon return from the Holiday Break.

Masks need to be worn at all times so please be sure to send masks with your students upon their return.

Monday thru Thursday is face to face learning for those students who are attending classes in the buildings and Friday’s are distance learning days.

Monday thru Friday is Virtual learning. Please refer to your child’s teachers class schedule.

Parents remember that there is no morning or afterschool supervision at either campus. We are asking that students be picked up promptly. Students can come back to the school grounds after they have checked in at home and they have family permission to do so. We also want to remind you that the YMCA will be using the playground and green space at Horace Mann until 6pm. Monday thru Thursday. The ice rinks can be used after school hours.

Dates to Remember:

January 4 PTA Meeting via zoom 6:15p

January 11 Grade 5 Plains Art Museum @ Roosevelt Elementary 8:45a

January 18 No School

Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

Leandra Ostrom, Principal

Jackie Shultis, Dean of Students