Handling Infectious and/or Communicable Diseases or Conditions
Our school nurses adhere to the Childcare and School Infectious Disease Exclusion Guidance from the ND Department of Health, as well as Fargo Cass Public Health’s Communicable Disease Regulations.
One exception to the protocols outlined by NDDoH and FCPH is how West Fargo Public Schools handles cases of head lice. WFPS does have a NO NITS practice; additional information is available HERE.
District Response to COVID-19
West Fargo Public Schools complied with the virtual instruction mandate for the final three months of the 2019-2020 school year. In 2020-2021, instruction began in a hybrid model, with some students learning onsite and others learning from home to help ensure social distancing. Full, onsite instruction was renewed during the school year, at different times depending on the level of instruction. In the 2021-2022 school year, regular instructional schedules were put in place despite the severe workforce shortage facing the district. Under the direction of Fargo Cass Public Health, WFPS is currently treating COVID-19 as a communicable disease and providing full-time, onsite learning for students and will continue to do so for the 2022-2023 school year.
The district offers opportunities for community feedback on the use of ESSER funds through a variety of means: school board hearings, task forces, and school listening sessions. The most recent community stakeholder opportunity was September 12, 2022. The original ESSER funding application can be located within the Accounting section of our website.