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Greetings Patrons of the Edmore School District

Greetings Parents/Guardians:

It is hard to believe that the summer is nearly over and the 2019 - 2020 school-year is upon us.  Each year brings about new changes regarding both the facility and personnel.

This coming year we will have some staff adjustments including the following:

Grade 2 & 3 Position – Abbie Bertsch is a recent graduate of UND and is originally from Starkweather. We look forward to Abbie joining the Edmore team.

High School English – Sherri Olson is originally from Edinburg and taught for the Leeds school system last year. Welcome aboard Sherri.

High School Mathematics – Jackie Ganyo is originally from Grafton but has spent her professional career teaching in New Mexico.  We look forward to have her expertise when working with our students.


Items you should be aware of include the following:

Student Schedules/Registration

  • School will begin on Wednesday, August 21st.    SCHOOL WILL BEGIN AT 8:15 a.m. AND DISMISS AT 3:25 p.m.
  • Students in grades 6– 12 will receive their schedules during the open house on August 20th. 

Bus Transportation

  • Buses should arrive at the school at 8:00 a.m.  Please call the school at 644-2281 beginning at 6:15 a.m.  if you know your child is not riding the bus.
  • School will be dismissed daily at 3:25 p.m.  Route buses will leave shortly after to take your child(ren) home.
  • The Edmore city route will run in the morning and afternoon. Families requesting in town transportation should contact Mr. Schill before August 20th.
  • Bus discipline is a safety concern.  If a student does not correct his/her behavior after being talked to, they will not be allowed to ride the bus for a minimum of two weeks regardless of the time of the year.

Parents’ Right to Know

 Through federal education law, parents have the right to request information on the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals at our school.  If you are interested in learning this information, please contact the school administration office at Edmore 701-644-2281. Upon request, you will receive a detailed explanation of the licensing, education and experience of each of our teachers.  You will also receive information regarding names and qualifications of the paraprofessionals at our school.

Asbestos Information

Asbestos information is located in the student handbook.  The school district is to notify you each year that we do have some asbestos containing materials in our building.  We are monitoring the small amount we do have on a regular basis.

Instant Alert

We utilize the Alert Solutions system through Power School.  With this system, each family and school employee will be notified automatically. It is the responsibility of each family to provide the correct phone information to the office personnel or log onto Power School and upgrade the personal data so parents/guardians may receive alert information.

Hot Lunch Program

Due to the increased cost of providing the hot lunch program, each student will be required to purchase a minimum of twenty meals in advance.  You may pay for two or more months if you so desire. PowerSchool will send low account balance warnings, so please check your email.  If no advance payment has been received by Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 students will not be allowed to participate in the hot lunch program. Twenty meals will cost $47 for grades K- 6 and $52 for grades 7-12. The daily meal rate is $2.35 for grades K-6, $2.60 for 7-12, and $3.25 for adults.  The daily cost of breakfast will be $1.25. The breakfast bill will be subtracted from your advance payment if you elect not to pay daily.

Students do not have to eat each day.  We will be using a computerized fingerprint to record each day that a student eats.  If you are eligible for free or reduced lunches, you are also eligible for free or reduced breakfasts.

Free & Reduced Program

If you intend to apply for FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH AND BREAKFAST, please return the enclosed application to the school office during the first week of school.  Please apply before SEPTEMBER 20th  because we are unable to give anyone credit for free or reduced meals on a retroactive basis.  If you are eligible, PLEASE APPLY

Note: Almost any federal grants Edmore School District applies for requires free and reduced information about the district. If you qualify for free and reduced please apply as our district will receive additional federal dollars for education. We need every dollar we can collect.  The percentage of students on free and reduced meals determines the amount of Title funds that the districts receive. The higher the percentage, the more money the district is eligible for.  Please fill out the forms, if not for yourself, then for the district. If you think you may qualify for free or reduced meals, please bring your application into the office as soon as possible.  Please complete the application and we will notify you of your status.


No fee is charged for the use of textbooks, workbooks, etc.  If books are damaged, abused or lost, students will be asked to pay the replacement cost.  The cost for replacing textbooks range from $20.00 to $100.00 each.

Student Transportation

If students must drive automobiles, motorcycles, or snowmobiles to school, we ask that they park them upon their arrival in town and they remain parked until the student is dismissed to go home.


If you have children with IMMUNIZATIONS that need to be completed or updated, please do so before school begins as we have a yearly report that is sent to the State Health Dept. shortly after school begins listing those students who are not up-to-date with their required immunizations.  Hepatitis shots and booster shots have been scheduled with the Ramsey County Health Nurse for August 28th at 8:30 a.m.  Letters will be sent home with students requiring immunizations. Flu shots will be available in October to any individual 6 months or older.


Handbooks and parent signature forms will be handed out the first day of school.  Please review these handbooks, sign the appropriate forms and return them to the school by Wednesday, September 4th .

Fall Sports

The mandatory Sportsmanship meeting for parents with students involved in sports will be on Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Langdon High School.   A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15th to be valid for participation the following school year.  The school MUST have the clearance form (page 4) on file before the student is allowed to practice.  This is a new rule that has been established by the NDHSAA.

The state legislature has made it mandatory for all student athletes and their parents to watch a concussion video before they can practice.  The video discusses the symptoms of concussions and the importance of treating them properly.   This video will be shown at the MANDATORY Sportsmanship meeting on August 7th . In order for your son or daughter to start practice, they must attend this meeting with their parents !!


Fall Sports Schedule

  • August 12th  – Football, Volleyball & Cross Country Practice Begins


I am looking forward to another great year in Edmore. I am confident the staff will be ready to inspire our students to become lifelong learners.




Frank Schill, Superintendent

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