Westside Elementary School

Educating today's learners for tomorrow's world

945 7th Avenue West, West Fargo ND 58078

Phone (701) 356-2110  |  Fax (701) 356-2119

Mr. Chris Kalsow, Principal

Mrs. Staci Schmitz, Dean of Students

Rebecca Holmberg, Administrative Assistant

School Hours: 8:00AM - 2:40PM

District News & Updates

  • Kindergarten Preregistration

    Preregistration for West Fargo Public Schools kindergarten will occur from 4:00PM-7:00 PM on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31.

    All families must complete the electronic preregistration form; this can be done offsite by visiting http://bit.ly/2Sy2QyQ, or by visiting your neighborhood school and using a device there.

    Each registered child must provide a copy of a current immunization record, proof of identity (birth certificate, visa, I-94, or other government-issued ID), and proof of residency. These documents must be presented in person during the preregistration window; parents are not able to submit electronic copies at this time. Preregistration is still possible without these documents.

    Children must be five years old on, or before, July 31, 2020 to attend kindergarten in 2020-2021.

    If you do not know which school your child will attend, enter your address online at https://www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/maps.

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  • Inclement Weather Make Up Days

    West Fargo Public Schools has had two snow days this year. This means that Tuesday, February 18 and Monday, April 13 are now days when students and staff will be expected to be at school and work.

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  • Preschool with WFPS & YMCA

    It is time to start registering preschoolers for the 2020-2021 school year! The YMCA Early Childhood Development Program is an income-based program that provides families with quality preschool and child care. Watch our informational video to learn what the program offers to children.

    YMCA membership is not required. Children must be a resident of West Fargo Public Schools and be four years old. If you have questions or are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Ann at (701) 499-3041.

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WFPSchools Scoop

  • Results of District's Cognia Review

    Every district in the state of North Dakota is required to have an external review every five years by a team consisting of trained educators from across the nation. Cognia (formerly AdvancED) does this work in over 35,000 schools in over 80 countries. The goal of our reviews is to help districts improve outcomes for ALL learners. On January 13, 2020, we received the results from our November review.

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  • Protecting & Empowering Ourselves

    While schools remain the safest place for our children to spend time, there are no guarantees that violence will never happen in any school in the country. Therefore, we must empower ourselves to prevent and/or protect against such events occurring here.

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  • Cognia, In Pursuit of Excellence

    North Dakota uses Cognia statewide for educational accountability and as a system of improvement for all public schools.

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  • Why Standards-Based Grading?

    Our world is changing rapidly as we enter an era fueled by exponential advances in technology, medicine, transportation, manufacturing, and energy. All the while, our society tends to resist change and innovation in one area: education. Why is that? Why is a change in how we “do school” so hard to accept? We all have it ingrained in our minds what school looked like, sounded like, and felt like when we were young. Why change a system we all know and understand?

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