Fargo Public Schools

No School Friday for Fargo & West Fargo Public Schools Thanks to Cold Temps

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A surprise announcement by Fargo & West Fargo Public Schools. The districts are calling off all classes and activities for Friday. That includes Early Childhood Special Education pre-school program and Adult Learning Center in Fargo. District leaders say the decision is based on the impact of cold temperatures and wind on school buses and buildings. Valley…

Fargo Public Schools hands out meals for kids on winter break

Baskets were handed out with supplies including a turkey or a ham, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, bread, corn and gravy.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Fargo Public Schools passes out 131 meals to students families in need. Baskets were handed out with supplies including a turkey or a ham, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, bread, corn and gravy. It’s an opportunity for families to enjoy a special meal over the holidays. The food is a combination of donations from families in the…

Fargo Public Schools will drop mask mandate in January

FARGO (KVRR) – Masks will no longer be required in Fargo Public School facilities, beginning January 17. Masks will still be required for all riders and drivers on FPS transportation, including school buses and activity buses due to a federal requirement. In August, the Fargo School Board directed school administrators to follow the mask recommendations of Fargo Cass Public Health. Because…

Fargo Public Schools drops mask mandate during after hours events

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Face coverings will no longer be required in school buildings during non-instructional hours in the Fargo Public School District. Superintendent Rupak Gandhi says the decision was made following discussion with Fargo Cass Public Health and the State Department of Health. Gandhi says that while masks will continue to be strongly recommended during after-school hours for various meetings…

Fargo Public Schools to offer COVID-19 testing for students

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo public school students will soon be able to get tested for COVID-19 without taking a special trip to a clinic or testing site. Fargo Public Schools is preparing to launch an in-school COVID-19 testing program.  Each school will have a scheduled time during the day when BinaxNOW rapid testing is available.  The testing will be offered…

Dakota High School’s name change honors indigenous culture

What was once known as Woodrow Wilson High school, is now known as Dakota High School.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Public Schools is celebrating one high school’s name change. What was once known as Woodrow Wilson High school, is now known as Dakota High School. An opening ceremony celebrating the name change honors Native Americans. “This ceremony is about recognizing the roots of our name. We see North Dakota, we hear the term North Dakota…

Parents protest Fargo Public Schools mask mandate

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO (KVRR) – More than 30 people gathered outside Carl Ben Eielson Middle School Monday morning to protest a Fargo School Board policy that requires students to wear face coverings. The demonstrators, carrying signs with messages that read “You’re bullying kids” and “No one’s saying…

Fargo students’ growth in math and reading declined in the 2020-2021 school year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Students in Fargo Public Schools’ growth in math and reading fell amid distance learning in the 2019-2020 school year. The district’s Measures of Academic Progress results from last winter for students in grades three through nine were presented at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Only third and ninth graders met their individual growth goals in reading…

Parents calling for masks mandates across all schools

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Parents who are for mask requirements in schools are saying enough is enough when it comes to student safety. The Community Alliance for Responsible Education is made up of parents representing every metro area school district. They are asking for mask mandates throughout FM metro schools. Concerns over not having kids wear masks include having to…