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  • "Paw"some Students for the Week of 11/06/2020

    Pawsome 11.06



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  • PTO News

    Join us for our November PTO meeting on Monday, November 2nd from 7:00pm-8:00pm via Microsoft Teams! 


    Link to Teams Meeting 

    Link to 11.02.2020 PTO Meeting Minutes




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  • Parent Teacher Conferences



    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th  from 4:00-7:30 PM at Independence Elementary. These conferences will NOT be in person but rather will be virtual over MS Teams.

    Go to to schedule your conference times. You can call the school office at 701-356-5890 if you are having difficulties signing up online and we are happy to assist.


    Conferences last a maximum of 15-minutes. Please work with your child’s teacher if you need to schedule another time outside of conferences to follow-up on any items.

    We look forward to seeing you at conferences!


    Specialist PTCs



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    During the registration process this summer, there was a small technical glitch in the Parent Portal account of kindergarten students. A display issue caused a permissions form to only be partially visible. We have fixed that issue and the form is now available for completion.

    Please take a moment to log in to your Parent Portal account and find the “Forms” tab and select “Permissions/Agreements Form.” The form asks five questions related to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Please answer each of the five questions and resubmit the form. The competition of this form is a vital piece of your child’s annual registration and we ask that you complete it by Tuesday, November 3.

    If you experience any difficulties completing the form, please call our district registrar, Mrs. Renae Lacher, at (701) 499-1067.


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  • BackPack Food Program

    Independence Elementary is partnered with the Great Plains Food Bank to provide a bag full of kid-friendly, shelf-stable food for your child to eat while not in school. Your child will receive foods like cereal, pudding, soup, fruit, granola bars, microwavable meals and snacks. The bags are taken home every week on either Tuesday or Friday, depending on your child’s cohort group.

    There will never be a charge for this program; it is entirely funded through grants and private donations. If your child could benefit from this program, please reach out to Mrs. Strand (school counselor) at 701-499-3505.


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  • Hybrid Model Attendance Policy



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  • Helpful COVID Resources from Nurse Tracy

    Decision Tree

    Printable PDF here. 



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