Ed Clapp Elementary

EXPLORER BULLETIN - OCTOBER 2019

The mission of Ed Clapp Elementary School

Achieving excellence by educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Upcoming Events

October 21: NO SCHOOL - PD DAY

October 22: Skate City

October 23: Sports Day - Wear sports clothing

October 29: Flu Shot Blitz

November 11: NO SCHOOL - VETERANS DAY

WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT

Written Notification of School Accountability Report


Dear Parent/Guardian,


North Dakota has launched a new dashboard designed to help communities across the state access 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 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 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.


Ed Clapp Elementary School is a participating Title I school, with a student membership count of 484. If you have any questions regarding the information in the memorandum, please contact the school at 3131 South 28th Street or 701-446-2900.


Sincerely,


Jennifer Schuldheisz
Building Principal

Family Educator Enhancement Team Meeting

Family Educator Enhancement Team (FEET) Meeting

Fargo Public Schools and West Fargo Public Schools will hold a joint Family Educator Enhancement Team (FEET) meeting in October. FEET is designed to assist families who have children with special needs by connecting them to available educational partners. Parents and guardians are invited to attend the meeting on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Leidal Education Center in Room #138, 207 W Main Ave, West Fargo.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP one week prior to the event at: http://bit.ly/2ktCAYa. Free childcare will be provided.

PTA

Have you checked into our PTA? The PTA helps our students in many ways. the PTA is our partner in providing our students and staff great opportunities at school. I would encourage you to join as they are a wonderful group and put on terrific events: family nights, picture day, vision screening and more!


The next meeting date is November 4th at 6:30 in our school's commons, please join us!


PTA Dates:

February 10

April 6

May 11

Upcoming Events

  • November 14: The 5 Love Languages Family Night
  • December 17: Winter Music Concert
  • February 11 & 12: Breakfast With a Rockstar
  • May 7: Spring Art Night