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Dorothy Dodds Elementary

Dorothy Dodds Elementary

Phone: 218-284-1300
Fax: 218-284-1333

Attendance Office: 218-284-1301
Counseling Office: 218-284-1312
Health Office: 218-284-1310
Media Center: 218-284-1334

School Hours :
7:55 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Robin Grooters, Principal
Robin Grooters,
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Nancy Wilson, Assistant Principal
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Important Summer Contact Information

Moorhead Area Public Schools operates with limited staff during the summer months. The following information is provided to make it easier for the public to contact the district.

If you need further assistance regarding the following programs:

  • Dorothy Dodds Main Office is closed between June 15 and August 1. You may leave a message for Dorothy Dodds office staff at 218-284-1300 that will be returned after this date.
  • For EXCEL Jump Start Extended Learning Year, please call Peggy Simonson at 284-5364. Jump Start Elementary will be from 8-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday from July 23-Aug. 10 at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary.
  • For Elementary Special Education Extended School Year, please call Ashley Nelson at 284-3887 or Winifred Evensen at 284-3711. ESY is from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 19-28, July 10-19, July 31-Aug. 9 at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary.
  • For ESY bus transportation questions, please call Mike Steffen or Ruth Smith at 284-1400.
  • UPDATED: The 2018-19 grades K-4 school supply list is available here.
  • Pay for school activity and supply fees online through PayForIt.
  • Grades K-12 student schedules and teacher assignments will be available to view online through PowerSchool at 8 a.m. Aug. 22.
  • Elementary back-to-school sessions will be the afternoon of Aug. 30. Families and students will be assigned to a session, which will be posted in PowerSchool on Aug. 22. During this time, students and families can meet the teacher and tour the school. Back-to-School night will be Aug. 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. Families only need to attend one event so if you can make the assigned afternoon event, you do not need to attend in the evening. If the time you are assigned does not work for you, you can call the office to reschedule.
  • As part of the summer food service program, free meals for all children will be served at Arrowhead Park, Queens Park and Moorhead High School. See the Moorhead Schools summer meals schedule. Meals may be purchased at Horizon Middle School using student meal accounts.

If you need immediate assistance or assistance with other inquires please call Probstfield Center for Education at 218-284-3300. The district office is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 8. From June 11 through Aug. 10, office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7-11 a.m. Friday. Regular hours resume Aug. 13. 

Legacy Foundation awards eight impact grants to Moorhead teachers last year

Published August 10, 2018

The Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation granted its first round of eight $500 Spud Student Impact Grants last fall to teachers in Moorhead Area Public Schools. The foundation is currently accepting application from Moorhead Area Public Schools educators for the second round of grants to be awarded this fall. Read More »

Moorhead School District holding substitute training

Published August 7, 2018

Moorhead Area Public Schools is looking for interested candidates to apply for open substitute positions as teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians and food service workers for the 2018-19 school year. Read More »

Moorhead Area Public Schools holding new student registration in August

Published August 7, 2018

Kindergarten students who are not yet registered and students in grades 1-12 who are new to Moorhead Area Public Schools should register during August. Read More »

One-to-one technology initiative expanded to grades 5-8

Published June 28, 2018

With the expansion of the district’s one-to-one technology initiative, Horizon Middle School students in grades 5-8 are increasingly engaged in creative, authentic learning. Read More »

Welcome

Welcome to Dorothy Dodds Elementary School! Dodds Elementary School focuses on learning by using a results-oriented curriculum and instruction and by creating a culture of respect, acceptance and support for students in partnership with parents. Dodds Elementary is located in east Moorhead and has approximately 750 students in grades K-4.

Family Involvement

Family involvement is a critical link to student achievement, to achieving a high quality education and to a safe, disciplined learning environment. Parents and guardians have opportunities to become involved both at home and at school, and communication between parents/guardians and the schools is encouraged. Your participation in your child's education is important to us. Read more