Office Hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Phone: 701-727-3310 Fax: (701) 727-3318 School Hours 9:00 am to 3:45 pm

PRINCIPAL Kathryn Lenertz

SECRETARY Shelby Brown


Jade Feller

Preschool Hours

AM 9:00-1140

PM: 12:50-3:30

Boundary Realignment

Minot Public School District #1 is again seeking input on boundary realignment changes proposed by the committee.

Please take a few minutes to review the proposed maps on the MPS Boundary Realignment page. You are encouraged to leave comments in regard to these proposed changes. Feedback on the proposed changes will be accepted until Thursday, May 19 at 3:00PM.

Please visit MPS Boundary Realignment page for more information and how you can provide feedback.

Register your Kindergartener through our online enrollment. Check out Minot Public Schools Enrollment page for more information. Please note: Your child must be 5 years old before July 31, 2022 to attend school this fall.

If your PowerSchool Mobile App is having issues, try this:

  1. Uninstall the app and then restart your phone.

  2. Re-install the app by downloading the app from the App Store/Google Play Store.

  3. Tap the link that says “where is my district code?” Enter server address and hit submit.

  1. In the next step, you will need to enter your login credentials and this should load the data.

If the above steps do not resolve the issue, please use the Parent Portal in an updated browser.

May Upcoming Events


17 Orchestra Concert 4th & 5th grade students @ Memorial Middle School

20 Kindergarten Program @ 1:45 gym

27 Last day of school for students due to winter weather make up days

27 Awards Assembly in gym @ 10:30

27 Gr 3-5 eat lunch/Gr K-2 recess

27 Gr K-2 eat lunch/Gr 3-5 recess

27 Luau Dance Party @ 12:45-1:30 on blacktop outside

Principal's Message

Kathryn Lenertz

To help improve the teaching and learning that goes on in our school every day, Mrs. Lenertz is regularly in the classrooms and observing teachers.

If you need immediate assistance or to schedule a meeting, please contact the secretary at 727-3310. Thanks for reaching out to us.

Dakota Elementary Facebook Page!

Check us out on facebook, like our page Dakota Elementary to see what exciting things are happening in our school!

Summer School June 6-24 8:00-12:00

School Registration Link

Summer School is planned at four locations with one of the locations on the Minot Air Force Base. (See registration for school locations.) The dates of the program are June 6-24. Summer School is in session Monday-Friday from 8:00am-noon. Breakfast and lunch will be available at no cost to students through the summer food service program. Students eating breakfast should plan to arrive at 7:45am. Students eating lunch will be ready for pick up at 12:15pm

Watch for more information with additional summer school details. Registration is open through May 26. Please register as soon as possible to allow for program planning.

Summer School Enrichment Link

Minot Public Schools Summer School enrichment program. Link

Watercolor Art - relaxing watercolor painting

Creepy Crawlers - research, crafts, and a bug hunt!

3D Art - art that seems to *pop* off the page

STEM - projects that infuse Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Fairytale STEM - fairytale themed projects that infuse Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Artrageous - a range of different arts and medias

Outdoor Fun - outdoor games and activities

All classes cost $25.00 each and are payable upon registration. Classes will be open until filled. Space will be limited. All classes will be held at Longfellow Elementary (600 16th St. NW) Enter through Main Door

Register each child separately

Enrichment Summer School Link

Military Resources

Minot AFB Website:

Minot AFB School Liaison Website:

Military Interstate Compact Commission site:

Department of the Air Force, Education Services (provides list of all School Liaisons):

Military One Source:

FMP/Special Education Support for Military Students:

Military One Source Plan My Move:

Military One Source MFLC:

New Student Enrollment 2022-23

New student enrollment will open June 1st. All enrollments are online. Go to: Click on Enrollment

Free or Reduced School meals Application

June 10, 2022 the Free School Lunch program for students will end.

How to apply for Free or Reduced meals: One application per family.

Online: preferred method-link on MPS website

District website: Print "letter to Households and Application", fill out, turn in to your child's school or the district office.

Paper copy: Pick up application at your child's school or the district office.

All approved applications will have a 30 day grace period for the upcoming school year 2022-23 as the new application is being processed. Any questions please contact nutrition Services District Office at 701-857-8728.

Important Information!

If you moved houses either on base or downtown it is necessary for a proof of residence be taken to the MPS Admin Bldg as soon as possible. A POR is mandatory for addresses to be changed in PowerSchool.

Student PCSing or downtown moves!

If you are PCS'ing or moving your child to a downtown school. Please call the Office as soon as possible with the last day of attendance at Dakota. Thank you!

Parents Right to Know

Through federal regulation 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 office at 727-3310. Upon this request, you will receive detailed explanation of the licensing, education and experience of each of our teachers and paraprofessionals.

Dakota Title 1 Schoolwide Plan

Dakota Elementary School 2020/2021 Title I Schoolwide plan (also called a strategy Map) is in the office and can be viewed by staff and families. Please check with our office staff to make an appointment, if you are interested in reading through this document.

Web Page Accessibility

If you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please let us know Shelby Brown, Secretary at 701-727-3310. We will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format and/or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.

Positive Staff & Student Shout Outs!

Please click on the link below to leave a positive staff or student shout out. Wednesday mornings Principal Lenertz will go to classrooms and read the shout out to the staff or student who receives the shout out. Thank you!