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Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at Duncombe Elementary

Duncombe Elementary third graders in Shannon Grossnickle’s class have been celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the achievements and contributions Hispanics have made to our society as well as participating in projects that align with their heritage. One of their projects was making Ofrendas. An Ofrenda is a home...
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Annual Asbestos Notification

October 16, 2020 Dear Parents and Staff: The Fort Dodge Community Schools in compliance with AHERA (The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) must yearly notify parents and staff of completed jobs regarding schools with asbestos. Located at the Central Administration Building, 109 North 25th Street, the District Plan booklets and...
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FD Schools Financially Stable - from The Messenger

Despite challenges caused by a global pandemic that closed schools for five months, the Fort Dodge Community School District is financially sound, district Director of Financial Services Brandon Hansel told the Board of Education on Monday night. "2020 has been a year unlike any other and it has impacted every...
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FD Schools to Require Masks - from The Messenger

Wearing masks while in class will no longer be optional for students in the Fort Dodge Community School District starting next week. The district’s Board of Education approved the new requirement for students to wear masks at all times when social distancing is not possible during Monday night’s school board...
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FDCSD Names October Students and Employee of the Month

October 2, 2020, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for October. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Chloe Simpson...
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FDSH Choirs Don "Singers Masks" - from The Messenger

No, those aren't ducks on stage at the next Fort Dodge Senior High a cappellaCQconcert - they're students, they just kind of look like ducks. To help choir students avoid spreading the novel coronavirus, while still allowing them to sing mostly unhindered, the Fort Dodge Community School District purchased specially-designed...
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Early Childhood Center Moves Forward - from The Messenger

A local construction company has secured a sizeable contract with the Fort Dodge Community School District to complete the remodel of the former Arey School and Central Administration Office building. The FDCSD Board of Education awarded a contract for $5,964,000 to Jensen Builders Ltd., of Fort Dodge, on Monday night....
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Getting Kids on the Right Path - from The Messenger

Kids who get busted for vandalizing property or possessing tobacco are going to be in trouble with the legal system and, often, with their school. But will throwing the book at those youths deter them from a life of crime? Maybe not. Faced with mounting evidence that putting young people...
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USDA to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch to All FDCSD Students

The USDA recently extended the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Due to this extension, beginning Monday, September 14, the Fort Dodge Community School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students. The program is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020, or when funds run out, whichever...
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