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With current national attention being focused on children’s health and wellness issues, Mandan Public School District’s Child Nutrition Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a web site called By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.

Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child’s eating history report. This history report will show you all dates and times that your child has purchased a breakfast and or lunch within the past thirty days.

To access these services:

Click on the link above. From this site you will create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. All you need is your child’s name, student ID number ( if your child does not know this number you can find their student ID # in your Power School Parent Portal) and school ZIP code. The instructions listed will guide you through the easy online account set up process.

Things to know:

> If you have more than one child in the District you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.

> Payments can be made with a major credit or debit card.

> The convenience fee of $1.95 will be paid by the Mandan School District. Mandan Public School District will not profit from the use of this site.

We are very excited to offer these new services. However, if you choose not to take advantage of the online prepayment service you may continue to make advance payments via cash or check, which should be made payable to the Mandan Public School District. Please write your child’s full name on the check.

If you have any questions about these new services, please feel free to contact Becky Heinert at 751-6500.    
Five of our Red Trail students delivered coffee to our guests, Officer Raugust and Officer Hanson, who stopped by from the Mandan Police Department!
Two of our wonderful Red Trail students celebrating Veteran's Day with Mrs. Dykema. Thank you for your service Mrs. Dykema!
School Information
Whether you are a student, parent, community member, or just checking out our website, we welcome you to explore Red Trail Elementary School. We are committed to knowing every student, and meeting the needs of each individual child by building upon their strengths and honoring their learning styles. The staff at Red Trail Elementary School believes that all students can learn and they strive to make this happen.

Red Trail Elementary School is our newest school in the community of Mandan. It was built during the 2013-2014 year. We continue to be excited about the opportunities that this 21st Century School will bring. We currently serve kindergarten students through grade five with the 2017-2018 enrollment expected to be around 325 students.

Red Trail Elementary School will embrace the challenge of excellence and we will emphasize these areas:

• High achievement in academic standards that is based on direction, alignment and commitment.
• Positive school climate
• Relationships
• High expectations
• Instructional leadership
• Parent involvement
• Excellent teaching

As a parent and principal, my top priority is providing the best education possible in a nurturing environment for our students. I encourage you to explore our website and access the individual links to learn more about our facility, staff, programs, curriculum, activities, partnerships and other informative topics. We have provided e-mail addresses for all staff in order to be readily accessible and responsive to your concerns.

We want the parents and guardians of our students, like the students themselves, to feel at home at Red Trail Elementary School. It is important that our students feel proud of who they are and believe that they can accomplish anything they desire. The staff at Red Trail Elementary School wants the students to embrace the love of learning and have academic success.

Please join us in working together to ensure that each child at Red Trail Elementary School will reach their potential.
Book Fair
The Red Trail Book Fair will be held in the school library during both conference nights from 3:30 to 7:00 and Wednesday October 17 from 9:00 to 3:30.

We have lots of great books, school supplies and posters for sale. Profits from our sales go toward new items for our school library.
Directions to Our School
Mission and Vision
The Mission of Mandan Public Schools is to provide students with rigorous and personalized learning experiences and to help them develop the social and emotional skills to become productive citizens.

The Vision of the Mandan Public Schools is that every student will graduate Choice Ready; ready for college, career, and life.

Slogan: Where the Best Begin!

We Believe:

• All students are entitled equal access to a free and appropriate public education.
• Schools should promote scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
• Schools should provide students with a quality core curriculum, along with opportunities to pursue interests in the arts, career and technical education, and physical education.
• Schools should equip students with communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills.
• Schools should provide a system of support services that will allow all students to succeed.
• Schools should provide students with a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment.
• Schools should inspire students to succeed.
• Parents and the whole community are partners helping schools to achieve the mission and vision of the District.

School Dashboard

3 months ago

North Dakota has launched a new website designed to allow patrons to learn more about the schools in their school district. The site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success highlighting a variety of different areas. 

The NDInsight web page, or more commonly referred to as the “Dashboard,” is part of North Dakota’s new accountability system. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing, and placed the focus on equity for all students. To learn more about the state’s accountability and continuous improvement, visit North Dakota’s ESSA website. To find out more information,, click the link below, select “Find My School,” and search alphabetically for our school.

Parents Right to Know
Federal law allows parents the right to request information on the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals in the school. Parents may request a detailed explanation of the licensing, education, and experience of each of our teachers. Parents may request teacher or paraprofessional qualifications information under the Parents Right to Know provisions by contacting the Human Resources Department of the Mandan Public Schools at 701-751-6500

If at any time during the school year a child is taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable state licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned, parents must be notified by the school in a timely manner.
Opening Day Ceremony
Opening Day Ceremony
Red Trail Elementary opened School Year 2014 - 2015.