Seniors will need to turn in their school issued Chromebook, charger and sleeve by the end of the school day on May 27th.  Failure to return all items will result in those students not being able to participate in Senior activities like Valleyfair, or walking in the graduation ceremony the following week.  They will also incur a replacement fee of $35.00.

7th and 8th grade students will turn in their Chromebooks, chargers and sleeves in English class on Wednesday, June 1st.  Again, failure to bring all three items will result in a fee depending on what model chromebook they have.  Make sure your student has all these items with them in school on the 1st.

9th-11th grade students will be keeping their chromebook, charger and sleeve until they graduate and we collect them at that time.  If you do not want your 9th-12th grade student to have a chromebook over the summer, they may be turned in with the sleeve and charger no later than the end of school on the 3rd.  Chromebooks turned in without chargers will be assessed a $20.00 replacement charger fee.  We strongly encourage the students to retain their chromebook over the summer. If your student has the Chromebook Protection plan, that will continue through the summer and can be renewed in the fall.  

The Chromebook Protection Plan is dropping in price this coming fall to $15.00.  It covers all repairs and damage but does not cover lost or broken chargers.  More on that as we get closer to the start of school in the fall.

Contact Mr. Anderson, Mr. Hirst or Mr. Donoho if you have questions or concerns.

Greetings!

On behalf of the Fergus Falls Public School District, I extend a warm welcome.  We are honored that you have entrusted us with the care and education of your child. 

The Fergus Falls Public School District is a special place.  Our mission statement outlines our commitment to each and every child:  “The mission of the Fergus Falls Public Schools is to prepare productive and engaged members of society by creating an environment where all students reach their full potential.”

What will your child’s experience be as a member of our school community?  Children will be surrounded by adults who care about them.  We will provide the necessary support to help ensure that each child is successful.  Children will be challenged.  That’s how new skills are developed and how learning, confidence and leadership is fostered. 

In providing a robust 21st century learning environment - we emphasize the five “Cs” - Core Knowledge, Creative Problem Solving, Communication, Contributing Citizen and Character.  These core competencies ensure that our students will be well-positioned for success wherever their dreams take them.

We pride ourselves on providing a rigorous academic curriculum with a diverse selection of electives.  We support our students with a 1:1 technology initiative to augment instruction, we have strong vocational programs and excellent participation among our students in the arts.  A large percentage of our students are involved in co-curricular activities and our programs are highly respected and competitive.  In summary, we offer the family atmosphere of a small rural school combined with the opportunities typically only found in much larger districts. 

Through the process of discovering and developing their talents, interests and skills, our students are going to make great memories, grow in confidence, become leaders in our school and community and form lifelong friendships.  Once an Otter, always an Otter!

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Drake

Superintendent