Grades K-5 classes each have a Chromebook cart in their classroom with devices that remain in school.
Grades 6-12 are 1-to-1, where every student is expected to have their school-assigned Chromebook with them in every class.
7th and 8th grade students are assigned the same model they used in 5th and 6th grade.
9th Graders are issued new devices that they will use throughout their High School career. Students are responsible for having the devices charged for each day, clean and in working order throughout the year. To assist with this the school offers all 6-12 grade students the option to purchase a Chromebook protection plan within 2 weeks of being issued a Chromebook. This $15.00/year plan covers the Chromebook from accidental damage and repairs of their assigned Chromebook, excluding the power charger and lost devices.
If a student has an outstanding fee assessed for a Chromebook, charger or repair from the previous year, they will not receive a replacement Chromebook until all fees are resolved. 7th and 8th grade students receive their Chromebook, charger, and case in their homeroom. Freshmen will receive their assigned Chromebooks from Tech Staff on Open House night. New 9th-12th grade students should stop in the Media Center the first day of school to get their assigned Chromebook.
NOTHING NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED ON SCHOOL CHROMEBOOKS.
Student Chromebooks cannot be set up to print on home printers. To print, sign into your child's Google account from a home computer and print from there.
Students must use Google Chrome for classes. If using a family computer, you'll need to Download Chrome.
School Chromebooks are filtered when in use, whether at school or at home. However, NO FILTER IS PERFECT. If you'd like to provide additional filtering on your home network, we highly recommend OpenDNS, a free service.
Students in qualifying households can receive free or reduced-price meals.
There are two methods you can use to apply:
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We feel that we're large enough to offer students a multitude of enriching opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, yet are small enough to feel like a family. So...welcome to the Otter family!
Below is information regarding online enrollment of your student(s). As the start of the year approaches, you may also find our Back to School website (backtoschool.fergusotters.org) useful. It has supply lists, Open House schedules, policy statements, and more!
Are you looking to enroll your Fall 2022 Kindergartner for the 2022-2023 school year? If so, please visit enroll.fergusotters.org and choose Kindergarten Registration!
On behalf of the Fergus Falls Public School District, I extend a warm welcome. We are honored that you have entrusted us with the care and education of your child.
The Fergus Falls Public School District is a special place. Our mission statement outlines our commitment to each and every child: “The mission of the Fergus Falls Public Schools is to prepare productive and engaged members of society by creating an environment where all students reach their full potential.”
What will your child’s experience be as a member of our school community? Children will be surrounded by adults who care about them. We will provide the necessary support to help ensure that each child is successful. Children will be challenged. That’s how new skills are developed and how learning, confidence and leadership is fostered.
In providing a robust 21st century learning environment - we emphasize the five “Cs” - Core Knowledge, Creative Problem Solving, Communication, Contributing Citizen and Character. These core competencies ensure that our students will be well-positioned for success wherever their dreams take them.
We pride ourselves on providing a rigorous academic curriculum with a diverse selection of electives. We support our students with a 1:1 technology initiative to augment instruction, we have strong vocational programs and excellent participation among our students in the arts. A large percentage of our students are involved in co-curricular activities and our programs are highly respected and competitive. In summary, we offer the family atmosphere of a small rural school combined with the opportunities typically only found in much larger districts.
Through the process of discovering and developing their talents, interests and skills, our students are going to make great memories, grow in confidence, become leaders in our school and community and form lifelong friendships. Once an Otter, always an Otter!
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