Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary

Welcome Back

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 Parents/Guardians,

The fall of each school year is a very busy time with establishing classroom procedures and conducting assessments in the area of reading and math. At HMR we are excited to get one step ahead! We are inviting ALL Face to Face HMR students to their respective Campus for a before school assessment. The assessment will take 45 minutes for each student.

The classroom teacher will assess each child on their reading and/or math skills. We hope that having some of this information at the very start of the school year will allow teachers to meet the educational needs of each student earlier and get a jump start on small group instruction.

The assessment dates are: *Thursday, August 27th* Friday, August 28th*Monday, August 31st

*All HMR students will come to their respective campus for the assessment. The assessment will be a meeting for the student and teacher only, no parents are allowed to attend at this time. However, one parent will be allowed in the building during the assessment and will wait in the gym at Roosevelt and Horace Mann and take part in a presentation by the HMR Media Specialist, Lydia Faulkner and our Student Performance Strategist Jaime Aasen. There will be a recording of this that can be shared with all family members.

*For two household families, make sure to schedule only ONE assessment for your child. Please communicate with each other to avoid double booking.

Please note that you may send your child to HMR with a caretaker. Or, if your child is able to come to the school on their own, that is fine as well. However, there will not be supervision provided so please exercise discretion.

If you have more than one child that attends HMR, assessments can be scheduled at the same time; with the exception of siblings in the same classroom.

You must have your child formally registered for the 2020.2021 school year by Monday, August 24th timestamped by midnight in order for your child to participate in the assessment. If you have registered for an assessment, but have not formally registered your student by Monday, August 24th timestamped by midnight, your scheduled assessment time will be canceled and you will need to complete the registration process and reschedule the assessment. Those families that have provided the school the required documentation and completed the online registration process will be given priority.

Required Documents: Immunizations, Proof Of Residency, Birth Certificate

The assessments will be scheduled by parents on a first come first serve basis. It is important for you to follow the steps for booking the assessment to ensure a time slot that works best for your family. Understandably, not all students will be able to book an assessment due to scheduling conflicts or prior commitments. If students are unable to attend the before school assessment, the classroom teacher will make sure to assess them at the start of the school year.

Due to Covid 19:

All who enter the building must wear a mask at all times.

Assessments will last approximately 45 minutes to allow 15 minutes for sanitizing.

Individuals will not be able to enter the building until five minutes before the scheduled time.

We encourage you to remain in your vehicle or practice social distancing outside while you are waiting for your scheduled time.

Students will be allowed one adult/guardian to enter the building, no other non HMR siblings or guests will be allowed in the building.

The students will enter the West door by the big gym at Roosevelt and on the Horace Mann campus parents and students will enter on the South side of the building and go directly to the gym. The classroom teacher will pick up each child at the gym. The teacher will bring the student to the main door to exit the building after the assessment.

Students may bring school supplies on the assessment day or on the first day of school.

Please contact Yolanda Wilde-Swenson at wildesy@fargo.k12.nd.us and Missy Tedford at tedform@fargo.k12.nd.us with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you and to a great school year!

Leandra Ostrom-HMR Principal

Jackie Shultis-HMR Dean of Students

Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

Leandra Ostrom, Principal

Matt Peck, Administrative Intern