South Elementary School News

  • *Important Dates *

    Thursday, June 23 - Last day of summer school

    Thursday, August 25 - First day of school - Grades 1 - 12

    Tuesday, August 30 - First day of kindergarten

    Spaghetti and bread stick on a lunch tray


    The USDA waiver that allowed for free meals for the last couple of years has ended. In the fall of 2022, families need to pay full price for student meals or submit an application to the National School Lunch Program to qualify for free or reduced meals. The 2022 – 2023 application for free or reduced meals will become available on July 1, 2022.   Please check out the West Fargo Public Schools food service information page for all the details you will need to plan for next school year.  

    Title Survey Results

    As part of the Title I Annual Assessment of Parent Involvement, a survey was sent home in March for parents to evaluate the effectiveness of South’s parent involvement activities throughout the year. Please use this   link to review the results.

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    Reading Corps trains people to make an impact as tutors. 
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    West Fargo Public Schools has scheduled registration support sessions between April - August to assist families in the registration process.

    Registration allows parents/guardians to update emergency contact information, medical records, and permission forms. It also confirms a student's enrollment for the upcoming year, allowing them to be placed in the applicable class(es).

    Families requiring technical assistance in the registration process are invited to attend one of the scheduled support sessions to complete online student registration for 2022 – 2023.

    To register for a support session, please contact the district’s registrar, Kylie Hess, at (701) 499-1067.


    District Employment Opportunities

    West Fargo Public Schools has numerous employment opportunities available, including a dean of students at Liberty Middle School ($38,423/year), a payroll specialist at Leidal Education Center ($20.72/hour), and several food service positions ($14.43/hour). West Fargo Public Schools offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. The salary listed for these positions is the base cash salary and excludes retirement contributions and benefits.


    Our amazing PTA has it's own portion of the school website.  You can find the meeting minutes, announcements, fundraising information and much more. Check it out in the PTA section under Quick Links.  The PTA also uses their South Elementary School PTA facebook page to communicate information to South Elementary families.




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  • South Elementary Collects

    Remember South Elementary PTA collects Family Fare receipts, you can send them to school with your student.

    Also, use the Box Tops app to scan your receipts for South Elmentary to earn money for the classrooms.  


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  • Through federal education law, parents have the right to request information on the professional qualification of the teachers and paraprofessionals at our schools.

    If you are interested in learning this information, please contact the school administration office at (701) 356-2100.

    Upon this request, you will receive a detailed explanation of the licensing, education and experience of each of our teachers. You will also receive information regarding the names and qualifications of the paraprofessionals at our schools.


    South Elementary is recognized as a schoolwide Title I school.  Every year, the administration and staff review the school’s data to determine a schoolwide focus.  We then set goals and activities for the upcoming school year.  All information is compiled and considered for review and used to make informed decisions that are best for South students.  These plans are laid out in continuous improvement goals that South Elementary staff will work on throughout the upcoming school year.  Information is collected from various sources including, but not limited to, parent, staff and student surveys, demographic data, achievement data, program data and perception data.  The following goals are our focus for the 21-22 school year.   

    Sign stating the schoolwide goals

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  •  Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures Clock

    7:30am - 7:50am - Drop off for breakfast at door #2 on 6th Ave. - Breakfast students only

    8:00am - First bell rings - All students who are parent drop off or walkers enter door #1 (students who aren't eating breakfast)

    8:10am - Tardy bell rings - students need to come to the office for a tardy slip

    2:40pm - School dismisses for all students

    • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the drop off zone.  If you need to walk into the school please use a parking space away from the drop off zone. 
    • When dropping off or picking up your child curb-side, please pull all the way forward along the curb so you are directly behind the vehicle in front of you. This will allow as many cars as possible in the lane at one time.
    • Do Not double park on the road
    • Make sure your child enters and exits the car on the sidewalk
    • Kindly reserve “handicap” designated parking spaces for those displaying a handicap permit in their vehicle. It’s the law!
    • Thank you for helping ensure our students remain safe and drop-off and pick up times runs smoothly.
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