Sheyenne High School News
School Board Linkage: Mental Health
Monday, November 29 | 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Liberty Middle School
801 36th Ave E, West Fargo
West Fargo Public Schools invites students and families to discuss the district’s response to the community’s mental health needs. The conversation will focus on identifying available resources, continued unmet needs, and the barriers that make it difficult to seek support. Additionally, participants will brainstorm opportunities for families and the district to work together to further support students. Those wishing to attend may submit the online interest survey through Sunday, November 21. The event is limited to 35 – 50 people, with final invitations being shared via email the week of November 22.
West Fargo Public Schools is starting the school year as masks recommended for unvaccinated students and staff. If you would like your child to wear a mask during the day, please let your child’s teacher know. Our staff will work with your child to consistently and correctly wear their mask during the day, similar to how we work with students that need to wear glasses. If your child has difficulty wearing their mask consistently and correctly, or outright refuses, their teacher will setup a meeting with you to discuss how we can continue to best support your desire for your child to be masked while at school.
YOUTH PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES
Effective for the 2021-22 school year, North Dakota Century Code requires schools to allow “youth patriotic societies” access to students during school hours. This new law means that representatives from groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts must be given the opportunity to speak with all students in grades K-5 this fall. To ensure equitable access that does not take away from learning, each group will be given no more than five minutes to share about their organization. These presentations may be scheduled during class time, lunchtime, recess, or as part of an assembly that is already planned; the scheduling will be done at the principals’ discretion, in alignment with the legal requirements.
Once your child’s principal has established a presentation schedule with a youth patriotic society, it will be shared via the school newsletter. If you would prefer that your child not participate in these presentations, please contact your principal.