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Oak Grove Lutheran to begin school year with in-person learning

Unlike Fargo public schools, which are implementing a hybrid learning model

FARGO, N.D. — Oak Grove Lutheran School students and educators will be back in the classroom on Thursday. Unlike Fargo public schools, Oak Grove is planning a full in-person return. For a couple seniors, beginning their final year of high school amid a pandemic is disappointing. Yifan Fan and Ben Phan say, at the very least, they’re happy with their…

Essentia Health offers back-to-school digital COVID-19 toolkit

The toolkit contains materials aimed at helping keep students and teachers healthy.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is offering a back-to-school digital toolkit for students and teachers returning to school. The toolkit contains materials aimed at helping keep students and teachers healthy. The materials within the toolkit include resources for properly wearing and cleaning a face mask, recommendations for social distancing inside and outside the classroom, additional safety precautions and frequently asked questions. Dr….

UND Reminds Students Of Changes When Coming Back To Campus

University President Andy Armacost is recommending students to get tested before coming back to school.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University Of North Dakota is reminding students of the changes they can expect with going back to school in person. University President Andy Armacost is recommending students to get tested before coming back to school. He says the state has multiple testing sites as well some that will be provided by the campus. Armacost says…

As school year nears, parents grapple with challenges to come

One West Fargo parent says she's scared for her family

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As parents across Fargo-Moorhead prepare for the fall semester, some say they’re left with no good options. For one West Fargo mom, sending her daughters back to school wasn’t an easy decision. “They need to go back,” said Ntakirutimana Berita. “There’s nothing I can do.” She says distance learning this past spring simply wasn’t effective. Her…

United Way hands out backpacks, school supplies to families in need

6,040 backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to students and families

WEST FARGO, N.D. — United Way of Cass-Clay continues to hand out backpacks and school supplies to families in need. As part of its School Supply Drive, the organization has collected over 6,000 backpacks filled with supplies donated by the community. Seven hundred backpacks were available for pickup at Aurora Elementary in West Fargo Thursday morning. It was the third…

Bridge Bash Unites College Students From Fargo-Moorhead Area

This year's event is on the Main Avenue Bridge

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Whether they’re just starting college or wrapping things up, the Bridge Bash is giving all college students a big welcome (back) to the area. “We’re so excited because we have NDSU students invited, MSUM, and Concordia, as well as all the other students,” said Sheri Larson with the Moorhead Business Association. Music, food and games are all…

Back to School Road Safety Tips for Drivers

It's the first day back to class for West Fargo Public Schools

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Going back to school isn’t just an exciting time for teachers and students. “Summer was fun for everybody it appears, but it’s time to be back. Time to learn, time to grow. It’s great to be back in the buildings.” Todd Pearson is an elementary School Resource Officer for the West Fargo School District. “I come…

Signs Kids are Overwhelmed With Back-to-School Stress

The stress may be too much if it interferes with day-to-day functioning

Going back to school can mean a lot of stress for students, whether that’s worrying about fitting in or doing well in class. Experts say transitioning from summer to the school year is often a total 180 for kids. “You kind of go from not a lot of expectations to all of a sudden having every hour your day planned…

Tips for Getting Kids’ Sleep Schedules Back on Track for the School Year

Many parents say they start the routine about a week before school starts

Since the school year is starting back up again, there are some tips for getting kids’ sleep schedules back on track. Parents say the first few days of getting kids back into the school routine is always the hardest. “There’s a lot of complaining,” Lisa Gedrose of Fargo said. “They always want to stay up later because it’s sunny out…