A Message From Our School Social Worker

Spring Greetings S.G. Reinertsen Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Sheila Stadstad  and I am the School Social Worker at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary.  I have worked for Moorhead Schools as a School Social Worker for fifteen years.  I continue to be excited and motivated about partnering with families and helping students finish this challenging school year successfully.

One of our goals at S.G. Reinertsen is to ensure that every student attends school regularly and arrives at school on time. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves.  We have two months left of this school year and we want to help families and students finish STRONG and attend daily! 

Here are some tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.

  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent. 

  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors/social workers, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.  

Used with permission from Attendance Works:

For more tips visit attendanceworks.org

Please let us know how we can best support you and your family. We want all students to be successful in school.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like help navigating community resources please do not hesitate to call (218) 284-5473 or email me at sstadstad@moorheadschools.org


Sheila Stadstad

School Social Worker

S.G. Reinertsen Elementary

Phone: (218) 284-5473