FHS Newsletter

October 2020

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Dear Families,

9/15/20: Check back often as information below will be updated as soon as information is available. All information is subject to change. A campus messenger will also be sent out as a reminder to check this page often.


Sincerely,

Patty Hand - FHS Principal

10/13/20: As Fridley High School students have completed their first month, Fridley High School Principal Patty Hand would like to share some important academic reminders as we continue our school year. Whether you are learning at home or at school, our expectations for strong academic work and attendance remain the same. Our Fridley High School staff care deeply about your education, and we are all here to support, encourage and motivate you to make progress and successfully complete all your classes. Let's make it a great school year! GO TIGERS!
Important Academic Reminders from FHS Principal Hand

Important Message: Change in Schedule for October 19th & 20th

10/9/20: If you are a Paws senior student that is in need of bus transportation for the ACT on October 20th, please notify Darian Winslow (darian.winslow@fridley.k12.mn.us) by Tuesday, October 13th.


9/30/20: On Tuesday, October 20th, Fridley High School is providing a free ACT for senior students that missed taking the exam in the Spring as juniors due to the Coronavirus. Senior students who registered for the ACT will attend school on October 20th, while the rest of Stripe students will be expected to learn from home that day. To provide Stripe students the opportunity to attend all their classes for the week, on Monday, October 19th, we will run a 7-period school day.
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GoGuardian

10/6/20:

Dear Parent or Guardian:

All students will be using their Fridley Public Schools Chromebook this year. To support online learning at school and at home we use software program called GoGuardian.


GoGuardian will:

· Facilitate communication between teachers and students during class time.

· Provide assistance with troubleshooting technology issues.

· Help students stay more focused and engaged when learning online.

· Help assess students’ progress towards class assignments.

· Provide a safe digital learning environment for your scholar by protecting their information as well as blocking unsafe internet sites.

We ask that students use their school-managed Google account and school-managed devices for educational purposes within the boundaries of our Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

FHS Amazon Wish List : Donation Request #ClearTheList

9/9/20: A few families asked as they were going through our Kick Off/Open House event if they could donate items to the school. Attached is a wish list from our teachers and staff. We thank you in advance for any donation.

Communication Department: LINK

Click here for the most up to date District news.

Parent COVID Resources:

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Hybrid Students:

9/23/20: We are so glad to see you two days a week. On the other 3 days, you should be engaged in Distance Learning. We do take attendance on those days, so make sure you log into your Advisory Teachers Google Classroom to check in. If you don’t check in during your 3 Distance Learning Days, you will be marked absent. If you are sick, have your guardian let Sharon know at 763-502-5604. Questions? Contact your Dean or your Advisor.

Fridley Online Academy Students:

9/23/20: The Fridley Online Academy is for students who are full-time distance learners. These students have hit the ground running, working on their coursework with the support of their mentor teachers. If you have questions or concerns about the Fridley Online Academy, contact Chandra Hanke at hanke@isd14.org or 763-502-5609.

What to bring with you Daily:

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Conferences Update:

10/8/20: Conferences will take place on Tuesday, October 13th, from 4-8pm, and Wednesday, October 14th, from 7:15-11:15am. Conferences will take place virtually, with three options for families to connect with teachers, deans, administrators, case managers, etc. Please click on this link. to sign up for a time to talk with your student’s teachers/support staff members. In each teacher’s/staff member’s sign up form, you will have the option to receive a phone call, email, or opportunity for a Google Meet with the staff members you choose to connect with during the conference time over the two days. We ask that each conversation stay within a five minute time frame to allow for teachers to reach as many parents/guardians as possible. We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Parent Session Available: Supporting Your Child in the 2020-2021 School Year

10/8/20 -Dear Parents:

During conferences on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14, the academic deans will hold a virtual presentation and Q&A session titled: “Supporting Your Child in the 2020-2021 School Year” You are welcome and encouraged to join us virtually through Google Meets by clicking on the following links:


Tuesday at 6:00-6:30PM or Wednesday at 9:00-9:30AM

meet.google.com/xwo-edaa-akf


Please contact your child’s academic dean if you have questions or if you would like a recording of the video.

Thank you!

Jim Cummings (A-F)

Jim.cummings@fridley.k12.mn.us

Amy Engler (G-M)

Amy.engler@fridley.k12.mn.us

Darian Winslow (N-Z)

Darian.Winslow@fridley.k12.mn.us

Student Support Services:

9/23/20: If you know you received an academic or athletic award from last spring, please stop into the main office to see Sharon or Sue to collect your awards.


Also, if you have any English books from last year; please return to the main office as soon as you are able. Thank you!

Attention 9th Grade Students:

Did you pick up your locker belongings last spring from the middle school? If not, please stop over to the middle school main office before or after school to claim your belongings! We are working on cleaning the items out and will be donating all leftover items on October 15th. Please stop over before then if you would like them back!

-Principal Amy Cochran at Fridley Middle School

Athletic & Fine Arts Update:

10/6/20:
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10/8/20:
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Nutritional Services:

9/23/20: Fridley Public Schools Nutritional Services Department is currently providing free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and younger. This will continue till December 31, 2020 or until the federal funding is gone for this program. Come and eat breakfast and lunch with us. Reminder that we are offering meal pick up on for at home learning days.

Stripes (In school on Monday and Tuesday) pick up 3 days breakfast and lunch at Fridley High School 4:30-6:00 pm every Tuesday. Meals are for at home learning days of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Paws (In school on Thursday and Friday) pick up 3 days breakfast and lunch at Fridley High School 4:30-6:00 every Thursday. Meals are for at home learning days of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week.

100% Distance Learning pick up 5 days breakfast and lunch at Fridley Middle School 11:30-1:30 every Wednesday.

If you have not already completed the Application for Educational Benefits for the 2020-21 please complete prior to October 9, 2020. Paper applications are available in the High school Office or can be completed online in the Campus Parent Portal.

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Technology Update:

9/17/20: Please use the attached updated document when instructing your students on how to login to the Chromebook and Clever. Also, included are updated instructions (hopefully easier) for changing their passwords (this is a very important step in the process for the security of their account).

Binder Packs

8/12/20: Binder packs are still available for purchase. Bring $15 to the main office and ask to speak with Chelsie Wood.

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ACT Testing

9/23/20: On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, Fridley High School is offering a free ACT exam for all senior students. We strongly encourage all seniors to register for the ACT, as senior students are required to attend school on Tuesday. This is a great opportunity for our seniors to save money on ACT examination fees (usually $60-$70) and enhance their score by taking the exam in a familiar setting.

We are following CDC and Fridley Public Schools District safety protocols to ensure the safety of our students and staff. If you have any questions, please contact Darian Winslow darian.winslow@fridley.k12.mn.us


9/30/20: On Tuesday, October 20th, Fridley High School is providing a free ACT for senior students that missed taking the exam in the Spring as juniors due to the Coronavirus. Senior students who registered for the ACT will attend school on October 20th, while the rest of Stripe students will be expected to learn from home that day. To provide Stripe students the opportunity to attend all their classes for the week, on Monday, October 19th, we will run a 7-period school day.


10/9/20: If you are a Paws senior student that is in need of bus transportation for the ACT on October 20th, please notify Darian Winslow (darian.winslow@fridley.k12.mn.us) by Tuesday, October 13th.

Change to Chill

9/23/20: Change to Chill (CTC) is free, online resource offered by Allina Health that provides tools and resources to help teens figure out what stress is, what causes it, and, most importantly, how to manage it. The website offers a wide variety of activities and information for both teens and caring adults around topics such as mindfulness, guided imagery, practicing gratitude, resiliency building and more. For the 2020-2021 school year, your student's high school is continuing with the CTC School Partnership! This in-depth, school-based component of CTC provides sixteen middle and high schools across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin hands on support from Allina Health, specialized staff trainings, and funding to create a "Chill Zone" - all focused on creating and supporting a culture of mental well-being in the school community. Spend some time, either alone or with your student, familiarizing yourself with Change to Chill. www.changetochill.org

Talking with Teens about Stress & Mental Well-Being

Tips for Talking with Teens About Stress & Mental Well-Being Change to Chill talked with a group of teen interns about things that help and what things hurt when it comes to talking about stress.

American Indian Students and Families:

9/23/20: Boozhoo! (Ojibwe) Hau! (Dakota & Lakota). Welcome back to another school year. This year, Indian Ed is continuing to work with LeVi and MIGIZI facilitating weekly student groups online on Wednesdays via Google Classrooms starting in October. Specific information about groups and upcoming events and activities will be sent to students’ school Gmail accounts.

Attention parents/guardians of American Indian students: Fridley’s American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is eagerly looking for additional members. Our current members are parents of seniors who will be graduating this year. Your input is very important! Currently, we meet about two times per year – online or in person - with additional communication via email or phone. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you are able. Please contact: Jayna Gunderson, Indian Education Coordinator, at 763-502-5046 or Jayna.gunderson@fridley.k12.mn.us. Miigwech! Philámayaye!

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Class of 2021 Parents: Senior All Night Party

Next planning meeting will be held Tuesday October 13th, 2020 7pm at Fridley Community Center. For more information contact Kaye Severson at k13moshi@me.com or our Facebook page: 2021 Senior All Night Party

FHS Fall 2020 COVID Safety Video