CBE News - August 9, 2021

New Start & End Times and Distance Learning Information

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Start and End Times Changing for the 2021-22 School Year

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is modifying the start time and end time of all schools for the 2021-22 school year. This change aligns bus routes district-wide to accommodate the time needed to transport students, provides for supervision of students in the morning and afterschool, and meets contractual obligations with FPS teaching staff. You will receive a mailed notification and an email of pickup up and drop off times and locations the week of August 16, 2021.

Please see below for our school’s new start and end times.

Students may enter the building at 8:00 a.m. each day.

Picture of class time schedule

CBE News - updated information online

Our August CBE Newsletter has been updated online to reflect these changes. Please refer to the online newsletter in place of the printed copy you received in the mail.

Here is the link to our updated CBE News for August: https://www.smore.com/k6gzj

***8TH GRADE FOOTBALL dates/times have been updated***

Fall starting dates for Activities @ Carl Ben Eielson (updated football information):

August 23: 8th Grade Football

August 23: 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball

August 30: 6th Grade Cross Country (boys & girls)

September 20: 6th Grade Volleyball

Football will be having a parents and players meeting on August 19th @ 7:00 pm in the North Gym. Practice starts on Monday, August 23rd, at 4:00 pm (one-hour practice). Please contact Coach Kyle Christoffersen at 701-446-2069 or christk2@fargo.k12.nd.us if you have additional questions.

7th and 8th grade Volleyball: There will be an information meeting on Monday, August 23rd at 4:00 pm. 7th graders will meet in the Mustang team center and 8th graders will meet in Mrs. Van Soelen’s classroom (Room 207). The meeting will last 30 minutes.

PRACTICE WILL BEGIN on TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th from 4:00 pm-5:15 pm.

COVID-19 Related Distance Learning

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) will be offering a COVID-19 related distance learning option for students and families for the 2021-22 school year. FPS will be utilizing the North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE) to provide instruction to students who request a COVID-19 related distance learning option K-12. This will be a different model for distance learning for elementary and middle school students than what was utilized during the 2020-21 school year and be similar to the model utilized during 2020-21 for high school students. The lessons are asynchronous lessons, meaning that students can access them at any time on their device.

  • Elementary students will be enrolled in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Art, Technology and Physical Education/Health.

  • Middle School students will be enrolled in Math, Science, Social Studies, English and one elective course.

    • Once the student successfully completes the elective course, they will be enrolled in a new NDCDE elective course.

  • High School students will be enrolled in up to four classes at one time.

    • Once a student successfully completes a course, they will be enrolled in a new NDCDE course.

  • Deadline to apply for Virtual Academy is Friday, September 10, 2021

    • After September 10, 2021, the form may be submitted and approved depending on availability.

The form to request distance learning is included below.

  • Once the form is completed either email your home school’s principal, drop the form off at your child’s school main office, or mail to your child’s school.

  • All families must enroll through the above form for the 2021-22 school year, even if your child attended the virtual academy last year.

The Form to request distance learning is available at https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/distancelearning .

Additional Grade Level Information:

Parent Overview of the Elementary NDCDE Online Program


1st Grade:

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High School:

Covid-19 Distance Learning

Click this link to view Fargo Public Schools Distance Learning information and forms.

The Fargo Public School District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law.