South Elementary School News

  • *Important Dates*

    Tuesday, August 23 - Back to School Night 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Tuesday, August 30 - First day of kindergarten

    Friday, September 23 - School Picture Day





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    Families will be able to go into their Parent Portal accounts on Monday, August 15 to see who their child will have as a teacher for the upcoming school year.  Watch for a postcard from your teacher during the week of Aug 15 - 19 for information about their classroom and back to school night.    We are excited to see our South Stars back at school.  

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    Every learner, whether new or returning, must complete the fall registration forms in your parent portal account to attend school for the 2022 – 2023 school year. The fall registration process is done completely online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal please be sure to look through all online forms to verify correct phone numbers, addresses, emergency contact information, and update any medical records, and permission forms. It also confirms each learner’s enrollment for the upcoming year, allowing them to be placed in the applicable class(es).  The username and password for your parent portal is whatever you chose for yourself when you first created your account. It does not change unless you change it, so please keep this information to use in future years for registration.  

    Need Technical Assistance 

    Review our “how to” videos 

    Contact our district registrar at 701-499-1067. 

    Or make an appointment with your child’s school.  

    Appointments are available on Monday, August 1, from 11:00AM – 7:00PM or Tuesday, August 2, from 8:00AM – 4:00PM.  

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    Free and Reduced Meal Information

    The USDA waiver that allowed for free meals for the last couple of years has ended. In the fall of 2022, families will 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 is now available to fill out online.  Please check out the West Fargo Public Schools food service information page for all the details you will need to plan for the school year.  

    Incoming Kindergarten Students

    All kindergarten students will have a one on one assessment/screening with their teacher and the Title I teachers before their first day. Each student and a parent will come to the school for a scheduled time. 

    Assessment dates are:

    Thursday, August 25
    Friday, August 26
    Monday, August 29 

    The first full day of class for kindergarten students is Tuesday, August 30.  

    District Employment Opportunities

    Please join us to find out about the various support staff positions needed for the start of the new school year. Both full-time and part-time positions are available, with immediate interviews offered for some positions. Thursday, August 4, 2022
    4:00PM - 6:00PM
    Sheyenne High School, West Fargo


    Behavior Technician | Paraprofessional | Food Service Worker | Bus Driver | Custodian

    For a listing of current employment opportunities, job descriptions, and salary details, visit

    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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    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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