Last March, Governor Burgum closed schools for in-person instruction due to concerns about COVID-19. He directed schools to serve their students via distance learning “until further notice”.
We are in frequent contact with the ND Department of Public Instruction and the Governor’s Office trying to find out what schools will be allowed to do in August.
• At this time, we do not know if students will be allowed to return.
• If they are allowed to return, will class-size caps and social distancing guidelines be in place?
• If so, that may force us to limit the number of students who can attend school each day?
• Will schools still have the authority to offer distance learning classes to our students who have been identified as high risk by a medical-professional?
It is our hope that the Guidelines we need to follow will be released by mid-July. Once those guidelines are released, we will share the educational plan for this fall.
We know how difficult this uncertainty is for many of you. Rest assured that as soon as we have guidance from the state, we will communicate our plan. If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 701-838-3282.
Head Cook: Experience Preferred In School Nutrition Programs
Attention parents of incoming Preschoolers:
Preschool Screening: August 18th from 9:30-2:30.
Preschool Orientation: August 19th and 20th. You will be notified of scheduled sessions.
First day of regular Preschool Schedule: Monday, August 24th.
Please stop by the office to fill out registration papers or call to schedule an appointment for the screening.
If you had previously made an appointment for the Spring screening which was canceled, please call 701-838-1262 and reschedule for the August screening.
Letters will be sent to parents in July with more information.
If you have not registered your child for preschool or kindergarten, please stop in the school office ASAP to complete necessary paperwork. We need to have students registered before we can prepare class lists for kindergarten and preschool.
High School News
These will be opened until filled.
2 openings for Jr. High Football
1 Assistant Boys Basketball
If you are interested in any of these opening please fill out an application form from the Surrey High School website, or from the school office.
Aug. 17 - Staff In-Service
Aug. 18 - First Day of School
Sept. 7 - Labor Day
Sept. 8-11 - Homecoming
Sept. 9 - Early Out (1:00) Professional Dev.
Sept. 28 - No School CREA In-Service
Oct. 14 - Early Out (1:00) Professional Dev.
Oct. 21 - End of Quarter 1
Oct. 22-23 No School Teacher/Admin conf.
Oct. 29 - Parent/Teach Conf 3:30-9:30
Oct. 30 - No School - P/T Comp Day
Nov. 6 - No School
Nov. 11 - No School Veterans Day
Nov. 26-27 - No School Thanksgiving
Dec. 9 - Early Out (1:00) Professional Dev.
Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 - No School Christmas
Jan. 15 - End of Quarter 2
Jan. 18 - No School M. L. King Day
Feb. 10 - Early Out (1:00) Professional Dev.
Feb. 15 - No School CREA In-Service
Mar. 5 - No School Class "B" Day
Mar. 10 - Early Out (1:00) Professional Dev.
Mar. 18 - Parent/Teach Conf 3:30-9:30
Mar. 18 - End of Quarter 3
Mar. 19 -No School Class "B" Day
Mar. 27 - Prom 8-11pm
April 2 - No School Easter
April 5 - No School Easter
April 14 - Early Out (1:00) Professional Dev.
April 23 - No School Comp. Day
May 7 - No School
May 26 - Last Day of School
May 27 - Storm Days (make-up if needed)
May 28 - Storm Days (make-up if needed)
May 30 - Graduation (1:00)