COVID-19 Communications

  • 2022-2023 Child Nutrition Information

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 5/10/2022 10:00:00 AM

    GFPS Families,

    For the past two years, students have received free breakfast and lunch at school due to federal COVID-19 relief funds. At this time, the federal government has not allocated funding for this program for the 2022-2023 school year.

    It is important that you review the qualifications below to see if your family preliminarily qualifies to receive free or reduced-price meals for 2022-2023. Families that do not fill out the application, or do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals, will be charged for meals beginning in August 2022.

    The importance of this application cannot be overlooked; it is more than just a meal application. It:

    • Results in free or discounted fees to participate in or attend school activities,

    • Provides discounted fees for academic tests like the SAT, ACT, and AP courses. It may also qualify students for discounted rates associated with college applications, and

    • Provides additional funding for state and federal programs and services at your school.

    If your household income is at/below the numbers in the chart below, you may qualify for free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-2023 school year. The application period for the 2022-2023 school year will open on July 1, 2022. We will send out more information this summer.

    Federal Income Chart

    Household Size

    Yearly

    Monthly

    Weekly

    1

    $25,142

    $2,096

    $484

    2

    $33,874

    $2,823

    $652

    3

    $42,606

    $3,551

    $820

    4

    $51,338

    $4,279

    $988

    5

    $60,070

    $5,006

    $1,156

    6

    $68,802

    $5,734

    $1,324

    7

    $77,534

    $6,462

    $1,492

    8

    $86,266

    $7,189

    $1,659

    Each Additional Person

    $8,732

    $728

    $168

    Please visit our website (LINK: https://www.gfschools.org/domain/27) for more information. Thank you!

    If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Lois Sott at 701-746-2436.

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  • COVID-19 Update from Grand Forks Public Schools

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 3/11/2022 3:00:00 PM

    GFPS employees and families,

    We would like to update you on two upcoming changes to our COVID-19 procedures.

    • Beginning March 21, 2022:
      • Face masks are recommended, not required, for students in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and Head Start classrooms.
      • Face masks are recommended, not required, for individuals using Dietrich school buses and district vans.
      • Face masks will still be required on City Areas Transportation (CAT) buses.

    These changes are due to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    As a reminder, face masks are recommended, not required, for K-12 students and employees in all school-owned or leased facilities. Masks may be required for classrooms/programs where we have received medical documentation regarding an immunocompromised student or employee.

    If you have any questions, please contact your building-level administrator. Thank you.

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • Quarantine Clarification from Grand Forks Public Schools

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 1/22/2022 5:00:00 PM

    January 22, 2022

    GFPS Families and Employees,

    We would like to provide additional clarification regarding the COVID-19 quarantine protocol at Grand Forks Public Schools. Please note that your healthcare provider may provide different/additional suggestions. Below is our current practice for students and employees.

    Quarantine (those who are a COVID-19 close contact):

    • If you are up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations AND are asymptomatic:
      • You do not need to quarantine.
      • After five full days, get tested using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.
      • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others.
      • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Stay home until you know the results.
    • If you are NOT up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations:
      • You will need to quarantine during the time the household contact is in quarantine and for five days after the last case in their household has completed their five days of isolation.
      • It is recommended to be tested on day five of quarantine.

    For information on local COVID-19 antigen testing, please visit https://www.grandforksgov.com/covid19.

    Contact Grand Forks Public Health at 701-787- 8100 or the North Dakota Hotline at 1-866-207-2880 with any additional questions or concerns about COVID-19. The hotline is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    We will continue to review local/school COVID-19 data. Mask requirements may be reinstated if COVID-19 data dictates so.

    Thank you once again for your understanding and cooperation.

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • COVID-19 Update from Grand Forks Public Schools

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 1/14/2022 1:00:00 PM

    January 14, 2022

    GFPS employees and families,

    As a reminder, effective January 17, 2022:

    • Face masks will be strongly recommended (not required) for K-12 students and employees in all school-owned or leased facilities during the instructional day.

    • Masks will be required for classrooms/programs where we have been notified of an immunocompromised student or employee.

    • Masks will also continue to be required in Early Childhood Special Education and Head Start classrooms, as students are not eligible for vaccination.

    • Masks will also be required at the Mentor Center, as it is housed in a UND and a medical facility. Masks will be available at check-in.

    • All individuals using transportation (i.e.: school and city buses, vans) will continue to wear face masks, as this is a U.S. Department of Transportation requirement.

    • Mask requirements may be reinstated if COVID-19 data dictates so.

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) recently made several changes to their recommendations. The following is how we are proceeding at this time.

    • Shortened the recommended isolation period (those tested positive for COVID-19):

      • Your isolation period starts from the first day you develop symptoms. If you don't have symptoms, it is from the day you were tested.

      • Individuals who are asymptomatic or symptoms resolving (fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication): Isolate for a minimum of five full days.

        • If on day five, you have a fever or symptoms have not improved or have worsened, continue to isolate through day 10. 

          • If before day 10, your symptoms improve and you have been fever-free for 24 hours, you can leave the house at that time. 

          • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others.

      • If you tested positive when you did not have symptoms but later developed symptoms, you should calculate your isolation period based on the date of symptom onset and this day would be your new day zero. To help you calculate your isolation period, the NDDoH has an isolation period calculator online at www.health.nd.gov/covidcalculator.

    • Updated quarantine period (those who are a COVID-19 close contact):

      • If vaccinated and received a booster shot, OR

      • If vaccinated with a second Moderna/Pfizer dose within the last six months, OR

      • Had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test):

        • Individuals do not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms.

        • After five full days, get tested using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.

        • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

        • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Stay home until you know the results.

        • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others.

        • Avoid travel.

        • Avoid being around people who are high risk.

      • If unvaccinated, OR

      • If more than six months out from the second Moderna/Pfizer dose and haven't received a booster shot, OR

      • If more than two months from Johnson & Johnson dose and haven't received a booster shot:

        • Stay home and quarantine for at least five full days.

        • After five full days, get tested using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.

        • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others.

        • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

        • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Stay home until you know the results.

        • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days anytime you are around others.

        • Avoid travel.

      • For information on local COVID-19 antigen testing, please visit https://www.grandforksgov.com/covid19.

    Regarding quarantine for household contacts:

    • Individuals who are susceptible (unvaccinated or not up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations, see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html) and have been identified as a household contact of COVID-19 will need to quarantine for five days after the last case in their household has completed their five days of isolation. It is recommended to be tested on day five of quarantine.

    Regarding contact tracing:

    • Families will be notified by email when we have been notified of a confirmed positive case in their students' classroom(s). If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please notify the school office.

    • Please refer to the information above to best determine quarantine recommendations for your student. You would be asked to monitor your student for symptoms and, if symptoms are displayed, have your student tested before returning to school.

    Again, we will continue to review local/school COVID-19 data. Mask requirements may be reinstated if COVID-19 data dictates so.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • Reminder from Grand Forks Public Schools

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 12/7/2021 10:45:00 AM
    December 7th, 2021
     
    GFPS Families,
     
    Our partners at Grand Forks Public Health would like to remind you that children aged 5-12 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer 2-dose COVID-19 vaccination. December 13th is the final day students can begin their vaccination series and be considered fully immunized by January 17th, 2022. As a reminder, following School Board approval last month, face masks will be recommended during the instructional day beginning January 17th.
     
    For more information on the vaccine, as well as information on when and where vaccinations are available, please visit https://www.grandforksgov.com/covid19 or talk with your healthcare provider.
     
    Thank you,
    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brennera
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  • Face Mask Update

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 11/23/2021 12:00:00 PM

    November 23, 2021

    GFPS employees and families,

    At its meeting on November 22, 2021, the Grand Forks School Board approved the district’s Smart Restart Committee recommendations of the following:

    • Effective November 23, 2021: masks are recommended at after-school activities (athletics and fine arts performances where audience members or fans are in the stands).
      • Mask requirements will stay in place for ENCORE (after-school program).
      • Effective January 17, 2022: masks are recommended for K-12 students and employees in all school-owned or leased facilities during the instructional day.
        • Masks are highly recommended for staff working with Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education students.
        • Masks are required for programs that include immunocompromised students or employees.
        • All individuals using transportation (i.e.: school and city buses, vans) will continue to wear face masks, as this is a U.S. Department of Transportation requirement. 
    • Mask requirements may be reinstated if COVID data dictate so.

    As we shared last week, these recommendations were made, in part, due to the eligibility of students aged 5-12 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. Waiting until after the December holiday break will provide time for interested families to have their student(s) fully immunized. 

    If you have any questions, please contact your building-level administrator. Thank you.

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • COVID-19 Update from GFPS

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 11/18/2021

    November 18th, 2021

    Grand Forks Public Schools employees and families,

    At its meeting on August 20th, 2021, the Grand Forks School Board has asked GFPS administration to bring forth a recommendation to the School Board regarding face masks if a change in one of the following three indicators occurred: change in Grand Forks County risk level, change in CDC transmission level, Smart Restart Committee recommendation.

    Earlier today, the Smart Restart Committee held its weekly meeting and discussed current mitigation strategies.

    On Monday, November 22nd, following the committee's discussion, I will recommend the following to the School Board:

    • Effective November 23rd, 2​​021: after-school activities (athletics and fine arts performances where we have audience members or fans in the stands): masks would be recommended.

    • Masks requirements will stay in place for ENCORE.​
    • Effective January 17th, 2022: masks recommended for K-12 students and employees in all school-owned or leased facilities during the instructional day.

      • Masks would be highly recommended for staff working with Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education students.

      • Masks will be required for programs that include immunocompromised students or employees.

      • All individuals using transportation (i.e.: school and city buses, vans) will wear face masks, as this is a U.S. Department of Transportation requirement. 

    Masks requirements may be reinstated if COVID-19 data dictates so.

    In part, these recommendations are being made due to the eligibility of students aged 5-12 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. Waiting until after the December holiday break will provide time for interested families to have their student(s) fully immunized. Unless there is a valid medical reason, it is highly recommended that all individuals 5 years of age and older receive a COVID-19 vaccination series.

    I will provide additional information to you following the November 22nd School Board meeting.

    Thank you,

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • Face Mask Update

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 8/20/2021

    August 20, 2021

    GFPS Employees and Families,

    At a special Grand Forks School Board meeting today, the Grand Forks School Board passed an indoor universal mask mandate. Masks will be required for all individuals aged two or older inside of, or at facilities leased by Grand Forks Public Schools. This is effective Monday, August 23, 2021.

    Please note that all individuals using transportation (i.e.: school buses, vans) will wear face coverings for the duration of their ride, as this is a U.S. Department of Transportation requirement. Accommodations will be made for students unable to mask according to individualized education plans (IEPs). Masks are not required outdoors.

    I know this decision will bring impassioned feelings from many constituents. The purpose of our work, day in and day out, is to educate and support our students, and the best environment for teaching and learning is within our schools. Without masks, we run the risk of quarantining high numbers of students and employees, an experience we had during the first semester last school year. When new guidelines came out from the North Dakota Department of Health regarding individuals not having to quarantine as long as all were masked, that became a game-changer for both students and teachers. This was key in keeping our schools open for in-person learning.

    Each day, I review the local data from the Grand Forks County COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Earlier this week, the number of new COVID-19 cases, susceptible test percent positivity over the last seven days, and the hospital capacity (staffed beds) all increased in Grand Forks County.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) transmission indicator shows Grand Forks County at a high transmission level, a level communities in the southern United States have been experiencing for several weeks. Further, the CDC recommends masking in indoor public spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

    Additionally, I have read all of the communications sent to me on this topic. This week, our School Board received a letter from the members of the North Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The letter cited six reasons for masking at schools, including the Delta variant being more easily spread among children, adolescents, and adults.

    I know the question of virtual learning has been asked. The North Dakota legislature passed a bill (House Bill 1388) during the 2021 session. School systems that would like to offer virtual instruction must create a virtual school, which is separate from any physical school. We are awaiting additional guidance from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Given the short timeline and several other factors, this is not something our school system is able to do at this time.

    We will continue to work with Grand Forks Public Health to monitor local COVID-19 trends and provide any updates if further action is necessary.

    Whether you agree or disagree with this path forward, thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students, employees, and schools healthy.

    Respectfully,

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • Face Mask Update

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 8/10/2021 2:00:00 PM

    August 10, 2021

    GFPS Employees and Summer School Families,

    Per the Grand Forks School Board, beginning Wednesday, August 11, 2021, wearing face masks is recommended, but not required, for all individuals while inside of Grand Forks Public Schools facilities or leased indoor facilities.

    This determination was made based on local data, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) transmission indicators for Grand Forks County. For local COVID-19-related data, please visit the Grand Forks County COVID-19 Data Dashboard at https://www.grandforksgov.com/government/city-departments/public-health/covid-19/nd-covid-19-data-dashboard

    We will continue to utilize physical distancing as much as possible in addition to our established cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

    COVID-19 vaccinations are available in Grand Forks for everyone 12 years of age and older. Please visit https://www.grandforksgov.com/government/city-departments/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-resources/covid-vaccine for more information.

    We appreciate your support as we continue to navigate COVID-19-related health and safety parameters.

    Thank you,

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • Face Mask Update

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 5/28/2021 2:00:00 PM

    May 28th, 2021

    GFPS Employees and Families,

    Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021, wearing face masks will be optional for individuals utilizing our facilities. Individuals who would like to wear a face mask, including those over the age of two who have not been vaccinated, will be supported.

    This determination was made based on local data, including measures in the Grand Forks Health Officer’s Dashboard.

    We will utilize physical distancing as much as possible during our summer programming, in addition to our cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

    COVID-19 vaccinations are available in Grand Forks for everyone 12 years of age and older. Please visit https://www.grandforksgov.com/government/city-departments/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-resources/covid-vaccine for more information.

    We appreciate your incredible support during these past 14+ months as we have navigated safety parameters throughout this pandemic.

    Thank you,

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • Outdoor Masking Update

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 5/12/2021 7:00:00 PM

     

    GFPS Families,

    Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) made changes in guidelines for mask usage during outdoor activities. Due to those changes, we are adapting a GFPS Smart Restart guideline.

    Beginning today, students will be able to remove their masks - if they feel comfortable doing so - when they are participating in an outdoor activity. This modification includes athletics. However, if a student is in a partially or fully enclosed space (for example, a baseball dugout), masks will be required to remain in place.

    We have not made any decisions regarding the use of masks during summer school/programming at this time. We will continue to consult with Grand Forks Public Health and will make a determination based on local data (for example, the Grand Forks Health Officer’s Dashboard).

    We look forward to closing out the school year strong at Grand Forks Public Schools. Thank you for your continued support.

    Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner

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  • Face Mask Reminder

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 3/10/2021 12:00:00 PM

    March 10, 2021

    GFPS Employees and Families,

    We have received several inquiries regarding the use of face masks in our buildings and on school grounds.

    At this time, using face masks will continue at Grand Forks Public Schools as it has over the past several months. There are several factors in that decision:

    • The use of masks at Grand Forks Public Schools was not directly tied to the Grand Forks County Health Officer's mandate, which was rescinded on Monday, March 8.
    • In October 2020, the North Dakota Department of Health established quarantine guidelines for close contacts. Close contacts do not need to quarantine if both parties were wearing a mask during the time of exposure. This has allowed for healthy students following proper mask-wearing protocol to stay on-site and continue their education unless they begin to exhibit symptoms.
    • There are space limitations in our buildings in regards to physical distancing, especially as we are full-time face-to-face at the high school level.
    • The overwhelming majority of our students are not eligible for vaccinations at this time. Vaccinations did begin for our employees the week of March 1, 2021.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to your direct supervisor or building administrator.

    Thank you.
    Dr. Terry Brenner, superintendent

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  • COVID-19 and Travel

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 1/29/2021 11:00:00 AM

    January 29th, 2021

    GFPS Families,

    We continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) regarding travel restrictions to and from COVID-19 affected areas.

    As families have been notifying their school of upcoming travel, please read the following information closely.

    Information for travelers can be found on the CDC’s website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html, and NDDoH website at https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/travel-guidance. Upon your return from travel, please visit the North Dakota Department of Health “COVID-19 Survey for Travelers” and fill out the form available at https://ndhealth.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb7sJjKhR2UfB7n.

    We request that families notify their principal/school office if their student(s) have traveled internationally. Students are not to attend school in the face-to-face/hybrid model until ten days after travel. If the student tests five to seven days after travel and has not experienced symptoms, they can return to school after day eight from your return date.

    It is everyone’s responsibility to use common sense and exercise good judgment about travel. We each play a role in reducing the likelihood of another COVID-19 outbreak in our community.

    Please remember that if your student is sick, they should not be at school. Please refer to the guidelines on our website for more information: https://www.gfschools.org/Page/8919.

    For questions related to COVID-19, call the North Dakota Department of Health hotline at 1-866-207-2880 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Altru’s COVID-19 hotline is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at 1-701-780-6358.

    Thank you,

    Grand Forks Public Schools

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  • No School December 23rd-January 1st

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 12/22/2020 2:00:00 PM

    GFPS Families,

    A reminder that there will be no school beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, December 23rd) through Friday, January 1st. On Monday, January 4th, face-to-face/hybrid learning resumes in our buildings, and distance (online) learning resumes for distance learning students.

    Have a wonderful break!

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  • School Meal Update

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 12/18/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Thank you for participating in our meal program during distance learning in December. The last day meals will be available prior to break is December 22, 2020. During the school break (12/23/2020 - 1/3/2021), meals will not be provided for pick up at school buildings or along bus routes. 

    BEGINNING JANUARY 4, 2021

    Meals will continue to be available at no cost for children 18 and under through the end of this school year.

    FACE-TO-FACE LEARNERS

    Meals for face-to-face learners will be available: breakfast before the bell and lunch scheduled within the day. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be followed at meal times.

    VIRTUAL LEARNERS

    A hot lunch is available by request for full-time remote learners and high school students due to the hybrid learning model.

    Please continue to order meals using this form on a daily basis. The entree will follow the general hot lunch menu which is posted at MealViewer Schools

    A meal will include the entree, a fruit and vegetable, applicable sides, and a milk. Breakfast will also be included.

    Extras will not be available

    Meal delivery is not available.

    Please pick up your meal at the school you designated on your order form. 

    PICK UP TIMES

    Meals will be available for pick up 10-10:30 a.m. at elementary schools, 10:15-10:45 a.m. at middle schools, and 10:30-11 a.m. at high schools.  

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  • Mental Health Supports

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 12/3/2020 12:30:00 PM

    Families,

    As we seek to provide additional support for students and families during this period of distance learning, we have created a temporary GFPS Counseling Support Line.  You may call 701-746-2205 Ext. 6810 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and be directed to a Grand Forks Public Schools counselor.  This service will remain intact for the duration of distance learning.  Most school counselors will likely be working from their school office during this time and can also be reached on their direct phone lines.

    Please see the attachment for additional tips and resources on how to help your student(s) cope with stress and maintain positive mental health during this time.

     

    Geoff Gaukler

    Mental Health Coordinator 

    Grand Forks Public Schools

    701-787-4874

    Internal Ext. 7154

    Twitter: @geoffgaukler

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  • Looking for School Meals?

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 11/30/2020 3:10:00 PM

    November 30th, 2020

    GFPS Families,

    Please see the attached graphic for several ways your students can get school meals during remote learning. 

    Thank you!

    Graphic

     

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  • Meals During Distance Learning

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 11/25/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Grand Forks Public Schools knows that many students and families rely on school meals.
    Meals will be provided to all Grand Forks children at no cost during the distance learning time. Meals will be available for pick up at the locations listed below. Each package will contain a hot lunch meal for that day and a cold breakfast for the next morning. The menu is posted at https://schools.mealviewer.com/. Orders do not need to be placed for these meals. If actual participation exceeds our projected participation, students may receive a cold sandwich. In the event this happens our projection numbers will be adjusted and our hot food will increase for the following day.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    1. Meals can be picked up at any of the locations listed below between 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    2. Only one meal package per child is allowed.
    3. Extras will not be available.
    4. Children do not need to be present during meal pick up
    5. A meal package will include a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the next morning. Lunch will be an entree, fruit serving, vegetable serving and milk. Breakfast will be a cold breakfast item and a fruit or juice.
    6. Please contact Emily Karel, RD if your child has special dietary restrictions for appropriate accommodations.

    PICK UP LOCATIONS

    • Ben Franklin Elementary School, 1016 S 20th St., Door #2
    • Century Elementary School, 3351 17th Ave. S, Door #3
    • Discovery Elementary School, 3300 43rd Ave. S, Door #8
    • J. Nelson Kelly Elementary School, 3000 Cherry St., Door #16
    • Lake Agassiz Elementary School, 605 Stanford Rd., Door #12
    • Lewis & Clark Elementary School, 1100 13th Ave. S, Door #1
    • Phoenix Elementary School, 351 4th Ave. S, Door #3
    • Viking Elementary School, 809 22nd Ave. S, Door #1
    • Wilder Elementary School, 1009 N 3rd St., Door #1
    • Winship Elementary School, 1412 5th Ave. N, Door #1
    • Nathan Twining Elementary and Middle School, 1422 Louisiana St. (AFB) Door labeled ‘Curbside Pickup/Kitchen'
    • South Middle School, 1999 47th Ave. S, Door #1
    • Valley Middle School, 2100 5th Ave. N, Door #8
    • Central High School, 115 N 4th St., Door #14
    • Red River High School, 2211 17th Ave. S, Door #1

    Meals will be available at designated stops throughout town. Those stops and the times will be posted on our website (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1686d7ABOdxUwc1P8zeQfLCS7jVkwvDRTLkk4p_m9pXM/view) and communicated to you through your home school. Meals can be picked up at whichever location is most convenient for you.

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  • School Meal Update for November 23rd-25th

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 11/19/2020 4:00:00 PM

    November 19th, 2020

    GFPS Families,

    Meals for Monday, November 23rd through Wednesday, November 25th will be available for order.

    • Meals must be ordered using the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeL-bgrO7woE-tPjLETkV-I4L7aRV_bgPJ_iTOPBs9wHfJ02Q/viewform. The form will close at 12 p.m. TOMORROW (Friday, November 20th).
    • Meals must be picked up on Monday, November 23rd. 
    • Meals may be picked up at any of our school locations at the following times:
      • Elementary school: 10-10:30 a.m.
      • Middle school: 10:15-10:45 a.m.
      • High school: 10:30-11 a.m.
    • You will receive frozen entrees for three lunches that will need to be cooked at home. Three cold breakfasts will also be included.
    • Extras will not be available.
    • Meal delivery is not available.
    • Meals are only available to students age 18 years and younger.

    Thank you,

    GFPS Child Nutrition Department

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  • Three Reminders from GFPS

    Posted by Tracy Jentz on 11/19/2020 11:00:00 AM

    November 19th, 2020

    GFPS Families,

    There are three reminders we wanted to share with you today:

    • The ENCORE survey closes today at 4 p.m. Our ENCORE program provides after-school supervision and academic enrichment support through federal 21st Century funds. The program has submitted a waiver to provide support at four elementary school sites during remote learning between 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Century, Discovery/West, Lake Agassiz, and Phoenix. If you are interested in having your kindergarten-5th grade student participate in ENCORE on regularly scheduled school days, please complete this form https://forms.gle/815Zo1yuhtVYmRqC7. NOTE: completing the survey does not guarantee a spot. Our priority is to continue to serve our current ENCORE families as part of the grant guidelines. However, we are also able to serve those in the medical field who are providing direct support to COVID patient care and employees of GFPS to assure they can continue to teach remotely. Fees are as follows:
      • Those who receive free lunch: $13 per week, $15 per additional student.
      • Those who pay for reduced-price lunch: $33 per week, $15 per additional student.
      • Those who pay for full-priced lunch: $63 per week, $15 per additional student
      • Payment will be made at the end of the month based on the number of weeks of attendance through electronic ACH.
    • Due to the decision to enter into temporary remote learning on November 30th, November 23rd-25th have been designated as non-school days. Meals are not provided on non-school days. We will provide information on breakfast and lunch distribution for school days between November 30th and December 22nd as soon as our plans are finalized.
    • Please call 701-787-4318 or email techsupport@mygfschools.org if your household currently does not have Internet access and an employee will follow up with connection options. 

     

    Thank you!

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