Lewis and Clark Parent Newsletter

March 15, 2020


Dear Parents/Guardians of Lewis and Clark Students,

Starting Thursday, March 25, 2021, the following changes will be made to our morning bus pick up times:

Each of the affected elementary routes will be running five to 15 minutes earlier each day beginning Thursday, March 25, 2021. The effected elementary routes for Lewis & Clark are:206, 208, 214, and 224.

The reason for this change is that there are bus students at different buildings who have been arriving late to school. This change will ensure all students across Fargo who ride the bus will be on time.

Each building will devise supervision and COVID-19 safety plans for students who arrive on the bus early. Plans may include having students wait outside if weather permits. If the weather does not permit, students will be given assigned seats inside the building with supervision by an assigned FPS employee. Each building may customize its plan to suit its unique layout, size, and population. For COVID-19 safety reasons, FPS can only accommodate early entrance for students arriving on buses. Those arriving via other means are asked to schedule transportation closer to school start times.

Again, this change is only for students who ride the bus. Students who are dropped off or walk to school will be asked to be dropped off or come to school as they have done all year. (8:05am)

Parents can check their child’s pick-up time using the “bus route by address” options on the FPS Website at https://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/Page/165.

If you have any questions, please call the Lewis and Clark office. 701-446-4800.

Thank you,

Mr. Cresap, Principal

Lewis and Clark Elementary

Visitor Management System at Lewis and Clark (PLEASE WATCH VIDEO BELOW)

FPS Visitor Management Pilot Program

FPS Summer School Options

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.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you know a student who will turn 5 before Aug. 1?? If so, they need to register for school and here's how!!

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

Kindergarten Registration

Virtual Academy News


In the 2020-2021 school year, Fargo Public Schools was able to provide the Virtual Academy for students and families because of an executive order by Governor Burgum. Currently, that order is slated to expire at the end of the school year; legislative action would be needed to continue offering this type of setting. As a result, all students enrolled in the Virtual Academy in the 2020-2021 school year will be enrolled back at their neighborhood school for the 2021-2022 school year. This helps assure that we have your student assigned a teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.

If future legislative action allows for North Dakota schools to offer virtual programming for students, Fargo Public Schools would complete a process to review the viability of implementing a sustainable virtual academy. FPS has experienced successes and also learned many lessons over the course of this school year that would be considered if a virtual school was allowed to continue.

Hope this finds you all doing well!

-Missy Eidsness, Associate Superintendent

-Bob Grosz, Associate Superintendent



We have a program that can help you! The Husky Hutch Food Pantry! We offer assistance at any time.


The mission of the Husky Hutch Food Pantry is a free service to help alleviate child hunger through the provision of food to children and their families at school. The pantry is located on the grounds of Clara Barton Elementary School and is intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance and clothing assistance to low-income students and their families. It is open to all elementary school children in the Fargo Public Schools Network and is accessible through a Student Wellness Facilitator (SWFF), School Counselor, or School Principal. It could be a one time visit or more as needed and is totally confidential.

What types of items will be available at the school pantry?

Most of the items available are shelf stable, nutritious, and easy to prepare so that the children are able to care for themselves as much as possible. Some staples that should be available:

● Crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, granola bars, fruit bars, chips, etc.

● Canned tuna or chicken

● Cereal

● Canned soups and pasta meals

● Applesauce, canned fruit, canned vegetables

● Beverages (water, juice, etc)

● Assortment of other food items

● Assortment of hygiene products

Is there a charge to students and families who receive assistance?

This program will be provided at no charge to the children participating in the School Pantry program.

Hours of Operation:

The Husky Hutch Food Pantry provides ongoing food assistance services along with the Great Plains Food Bank, on regularly scheduled school days from 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at this time. Contact us at huskyhutch@fargo.k12.nd.us

Student Handbook

Please review the Lewis and Clark Student Handbook. There is a lot of great information and a place where you can go when you may have questions. The student handbook can be accessed at:

Bus Information

Your bus route information can be found on-line at:


Boys and Girls Club Summer Registration Information


Summer Registration will open:

  1. Returning families - Tuesday, March 16th @ 8:30 a.m. via email.
  2. New families - Tuesday, March 23rd @ 8:30 a.m. live on our website.

2021-22 School Year Registration will open:

  1. Returning families - Tuesday, April 13th @ 8:30 a.m. via email.
  2. New families - Tuesday, April 20th @ 8:30 a.m. live on our website.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration & General Information

701-235-2147 | schedule@bgcrrv.org | www.bgcrrv.org