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    Great opportunity to experience the excitement of Sheyenne Mustang football!!! Please use the link below or the QR code above to sign up

    Grades 4-8  Mustang Football Camp Registration (

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    Please help us build a supply of snacks to have on hand for our hungry Bulldogs 


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    Nurse Tressa has brought it to our attention that the school is in need of sizes 4–7 or XS - S pants (preferably sweat pants that could work for boys or girls). If your children have outgrown their pants, but they still have life left in them, we would gladly take them off your hands! Our spare clothes are available to any and all students. d

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    Hello, Independence Families,

    Ensuring students arrive home safely is a priority every school day at Independence Elementary, but even more important with the cold winter weather. WFPS collaborated with several community partners to develop a new practice for how to handle unique situations that occur after school that are outside of the normal, established transportation routine for each learner.

    For students that walk home or for older students that take the bus, this practice won't necessarily be needed. This practice is for when students are not picked up from school or an adult does not meet a Kindergartener at the bus stop and that student is brought back to school as a safety precaution. This new practice ensures learners are safe and supervised, provides awareness to families of how the district will handle situations where students are left at school, and supports school staff with a pre-identified plan when unique situations arise after hours. 

    Please review the following link about this practice that has gone into effect for WFPS:  Elementary Practices & Procedures Template (

    If you know that you will be unable to pick up your child from school (if that is the normal routine) or unable meet your kindergartener at the bus stop (if they normally ride the bus), you are expected to make alternate arrangements for your child's transportation and to communicate those arrangements with the school’s main office.

    As a reminder, if students are a car rider, students need to be picked up at 2:40 PM to allow teachers to transition to their after-school meetings and duties. If a child is still at school at 3:10 PM or returned to the school, the School Resource Officer (SRO) will be called. 

    Working collaboratively, 
    Mrs. Fischer 

    Kaye Fischer
    Assistant Principal
    Independence Elementary School
    P: (701) 356-5890

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    Drop Off: PLEASE be extra careful when dropping your child off in the morning. Pull up as far as you can in the drop off lane. If you pull into the parking lot, you need to park in a spot. DO NOT BLOCK THE AISLES. Remain in your car as your child exits. Do not block the crosswalk and let your child out of the car. Pick Up: PLEASE be extra careful when picking up your child at the end of the day. Pull up as far as you can in the pick up lane. Again, if you pull into the parking lot you need to park in a spot. DO NOT block the aisles.




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    I should be at school if...

    I have a runny nose with clear discharge.

    I have a tickle in my throat.

    I have not vomited or had diarrhea in 24 hours and did not need medicine.

    I have not consumed any fever-reducing medication in the last 24 hours and have not had a fever during this time.


    I should be at home if...

    I have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more.

    I have a sore throat and fever.

    I have an uncontrolled cough and difficulty breathing.

    I have an undiagnosed rash and/or sores.

    I have vomited or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours.

    I have eyes that are red and sore, with yellow or green discharge.



    I should contact my doctor if...

    I have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more for more than two days.

    I have had a sore throat and fever for several days.

    I have been vomiting or having diarrhea for more than two days.

    I have a fever and now have a rash and/or sores.

    I have been coughing for more than a week and it isn't getting better.


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    WE HAVE TOO MANY STUDENTS ARRIVING AT SCHOOL LATE. MOST OF OUR TARDY STUDENTS TELL US THEY'RE RUNNING LATE. THIS IS AN UNEXCUSED TARDY AND IS DOCUMENTED IN THEIR ATTENDANCE. Students who arrive at or after 8:10 are considered tardy and will need to stop in the office for a pass. If your child is tardy a parent will need to come into the office and sign their child in. Do not drop you child off and send them in alone. Please have your child to school on time. It is disruptive to the classroom when a student arrives late. Also, Mr. Shea our Principal does the daily announcements shortly after 8:10 and your child is missing important information for the day.



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    Dismissal is at 2:40 and all students need to be picked up no later than 2:50. No students should be left at the school after 2:50. The only exception is if they're in a club or intramurals.

    *Kindergarten pick-up is located by the bicycle racks.



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    Please call the school office at 701-356-5890 before 1:00 if you need to get a message to your child regarding a change to their end of the day dismissal.



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    If you would like to join your child for lunch, please call the office before 8:15 AM. Plan on purchasing a school lunch or bringing a lunch from home. Food from a restaurant, candy and pop are not allowed. The cost for an adult lunch is $4.00




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