Fargo Public Schools families, are you tired of filling out paperwork at Back to School night when you could be visiting with your child’s teacher? Starting this summer, parents/guardians of Fargo Public Schools (FPS) students will be able to complete all of their children’s registration paperwork online!
What are the benefits?
- Save time by only having to enter family information once. Data collected from previous years will display on the form. All you need to do is verify the information online or change it if it is different than last year. And if you have more than one child, common information like address and contact info only needs to be entered once for the entire family.
- The ability to make online payments for school fees and student lunch accounts. You can pay securely with a credit card, with no additional transaction fees.
- Fill out the information anytime from anywhere. You don’t have to worry about keeping track of all the paperwork because the system will save your progress as you complete the forms, allowing you to pick up where you left off if you don’t have the time to complete all the forms at once.
- Your information is always current — because you are in control of updating your forms.
FPS families, here’s what you need to do NOW to be ready to take advantage of the online system:
Beginning August 1, parents/guardians of all Fargo Public Schools students will complete their children’s annual registration forms and make fee payments online. Access to these online forms and fee payments will be through the Fargo Schools PowerSchool site. It is very important that all FPS families register for a PowerSchool account BEFORE AUGUST 1.
If you have previously created a PowerSchool account for a middle or high school child, you must add any elementary children to your existing PowerSchool parent account BEFORE AUGUST 1. You do not need to create a new account for each child.
In addition to online registration forms, PowerSchool gives parents access to their child’s attendance records and lunch account balance, and access to their middle and high school child’s daily assignments and current grades (these last two features are not yet available for elementary students).
Instructions for creating a parent account in the FPS PowerSchool system were mailed out on May 15. Access codes necessary for attaching your children to this PowerSchool account were included with that letter. If you cannot locate these codes, please contact your child’s school office first. If there is no answer during regular business hours, you may then call 701.446.1030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in retrieving access code information.
Please complete this PowerSchool process NOW to ensure you are ready to take advantage of the online registration forms, SchoolPay fee payments, and verify all of the family information for your child or children. Click HERE to go to PowerSchool and then click either “Sign In” or “Create Account.”
Families who do not have PowerSchool set up and registration forms completed prior to their child’s back-to-school orientation session in August will be asked to do so at the school during orientation. Middle and high school students will not receive their class schedule and/or school-issued laptop until a parent PowerSchool account is set up and registration forms have been completed.
If you do not have access to the internet at home, you may access the internet via computer kiosks available at your child’s school during open summer hours. You are strongly encouraged to call the school office prior to stopping in to verify that the building is open.
THANK YOU — and welcome to the ease of online information management!