ISD 544


Here are some resources that will help you kick off the new school year the right way!

This page changes periodically; check back again for updates.

Our Mission, Values, and beliefs

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Fergus Falls Public Schools is to prepare productive and engaged members of society by creating an environment where all students reach their full potential.

VALUES: Integrity, Respect, Empathy, Responsibility, Commitment, Enthusiasm, Persistence, Resilience, Innovation, Creativity



The District will measure its effectiveness by:

voluntary student accident insurance

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Help fund classroom projects! Check out the Classroom Wish List coming soon).

This spreadsheet (coming soon) will show you which of the Wish List items have been funded, or partially funded.

If you wish to fully or partially fund a project, contact Mindy Fuder at the 544 Foundation.


Fall 2024 District newsletter (pdf - COMING SOON)


Click HERE to order! (Middle School: uniforms required for grades 7 & 8 only!)

Student handbooks/policies:

K-12 Student Handbook (updated August 2023)

Chromebook info:

Click HERE!


open houses 2024

Lincoln School: Otter Preschool/ECFE 

Grades K-4 (McKinley, Adams, Cleveland):

KSS (5-8): Open House 5pm - 8pm

Area Learning Center:

KSS (Grade 9):

We will have a 9th-grade Open House for our incoming 9th-grade students and parent/guardians in the Auditorium with Mr. Anderson (Principal) and Mr. Thielke (Asst. Principal).

We feel it is important to meet with our 9th graders and their parents to review the schedule, Otter Time, attendance, and other school-related information to make the 9th graders successful as they enter High School. 9th graders will also be able to pick up their schedules that evening.

KSS (Grades 10-12):

All 10-12 grade parents are invited to attend a meeting with Mr. Anderson and Mr. Thielke to review the new schedule, Otter Time, updates to attendance, and other important information.

Grade 10-12 students and parents are invited to attend and stop in to meet your classroom teachers, get questions answered, and get additional information that will be important for the school year. Students will be able to pick up their schedules at this time

Calendars and Schedules

 2023-24 District calendar

 Districtwide calendar (online, subscribable)

Kennedy Secondary calendar (online, subscribable)

 Middle School Activities calendar (online, subscribable)


Miscellaneous Forms and Applications

Bus Transportation Change form

Application for Educational Benefits

Kennedy Secondary School floor plan

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