Thanksgiving at Our House
November 25, 2020
The 6th grade choir members at KSS know that Thanksgiving might look a little different this year but they are still finding much to be thankful for. Friends, family, FOOD, school and singing together all top their lists. What are you thankful for this holiday season?
All Youth and High School Sports Paused
November 18, 2020
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released Emergency Executive Order 20-99 which initiates restrictions on all organized youth and high school sports. The Executive Order takes effect beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The restrictions remain in force through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Read the MSHSL Update for full details.
Even though there is a delay in winter sports starting, please still register your child as soon as you can to ensure the activities office and coaches are able to communicate information in a timely manner to each rostered student athlete.
Veterans Day Program - November 11, 2:00pm
School Lunch Notification
October 29, 2020
After careful consideration and guidance, one entree option will be available for elementary students at McKinley, Adams, Cleveland and Roosevelt Schools. Sandwiches will no longer be available. Between the school closure last spring and the current enrollment this fall, we are needing to use up the available supply of commodity products. Offering one main entree will utilize the food surplus and introduce students to new menu items.
Students who do not prefer the main entree may bring a sandwich from home and receive milk, fruit and vegetables at no charge. This is similar to the Take 3 for Free that is already available to students. At any time, a student may take the full meal.
This change will go into effect with the November menu.
For more information on our Food Service program, please visit their website: foodservices.fergusotters.org
October 9, 2020
Fall conferences are scheduled for October 22nd, 23rd, and 26th. You can reserve a conference with your child's teacher(s) via our Conferences website. (conferences.fergusotters.org)
This website will be available to families after 3pm Friday, October 9th; online conference scheduling will END on Sunday, October 18th at 7pm.
Distance Learning Revisited
Sept. 28, 2020
From Supt. Jeff Drake:
Last year's unexpected move to 100% distance learning was a challenge for students, families and school alike. At the end of the year, we asked for your honest feedback on what went well and what we needed to improve. Based on your feedback, we made several significant changes designed to improve the distance learning experience.
Those changes are detailed in this document.
Summer Meal Program extended
Sept. 9, 2020
Fergus Falls Public Schools is pleased to announce that for the first months of the school year, breakfast and lunch will be provided to students at no cost, regardless of income. This program is not for the whole year and we still need families to complete and submit their applications for Educational Benefits. You can get to that form HERE, or request a paper copy at any school.
All school meals are provided for free regardless of income for the first part of the school year at all locations. It is essential that families still apply as this program could end with short notice. Stay tuned to this website and other district communications about additional phases and important information as we fully implement this program.
Phase one: provide students attending school free meals. (starts 9-8-20)
Phase two: provide Otter, Maroon and Gold learners and children 18 and under bulk meals to prepare at home at no charge. More information to come in the next few weeks.
Phase three: provide ready to eat single meals for families that do not sign up for the bulk meals and whose child is not in attendance that day. More information to come in the next few weeks.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit foodservices.fergusotters.org
COVID-19 protocol information for families
Sept. 2, 2020
Here's an important COVID-19 protocol notice for ALL FAMILIES. Please take a few moments to read this, and download it for future reference.
Re-Opening Update 2
August 17, 2020
On August 10th, the Fergus Falls Public School District passed a resolution directing the opening of the 2020/21 school year to follow the TIER 2 instructional model as outlined below. Note - parents have the option of selecting a 100% distance learning instructional model if preferred.
August 5, 2020
Here is an important re-opening update from Supt. Drake:
Also, we'll be sending an important survey Thursday. PARENTS are asked to complete this survey by Monday, Aug. 10th.