Fridley High School Newsletter

MARCH 2023

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March 1st - Open Mic Night Concert at FHS in the auditorium at 7pm (Free!)

March 7th - Blended Learning Day for 9th Grade, Pre- ACT for 10th Grade, ACT Testing for 11th Grade, "Get Ready to Graduate" Day for 12th Grade

March 9th - Parent/Teacher Conferences at FHS from 4-8pm

March 17th - Blood Drive at Fridley High School from 8:30am-2:30pm in the Gym

March 27th - FHS Band Spring Concert from 7-8pm in FHS Auditorium

Importance of a charged chromebook!


Please remind your student to plug in and charge their computer every night so that they are prepared for the following school day. Preparation helps academic progress and self-confidence.

Activities Newsletter

Click here to learn more about updates from out Activities office!

Student Support Services Newsletter

Click here for updates on Senior News, ACT testing, PBIS, and meet our new academic dean in the student support services office.

Open Mic Night on March 1st (Free!)

FREE! Complimentary refreshments available. Join us for a chill night of Fridley's finest singing solos, duets, and ensemble music of their choice

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Tuesday, March 7th, is ACT testing day at FHS. This day will look different for each grade-level.


Tuesday, March 7th is a required blended learning school day for all 9th grade students. All 9th grade students will be learning from home. To be marked present in their classes, 9th grade students are required to answer an attendance “check-in” question. These attendance “check-in” questions can be found in each of their classes' Google classrooms and can be answered during that class’s normal meeting time. Students should have work to complete in each of their Google Classrooms for each of their classes.


On March 7th, 10th graders will be taking the PreACT at Fridley High School. Students will arrive at school at the regularly scheduled time. Testing locations with student names will be posted in the high school cafeteria. Students will not be admitted to the testing room once the test materials have been distributed so it's very important to arrive at school on time. Please note: there is no date to make up the PreACT.

Students will be testing from 8:30-11:45am and will be served lunch after the test. Students will participate in structured afternoon activities following lunch and school will dismiss at its regular time. If you have questions about the PreACT, please reach out to your student's academic dean.


On March 7th, all 11th graders, including ALC and PSEO students, will be taking the ACT at the high school. Students will arrive at school at the regularly scheduled time. Testing locations will be posted in the cafeteria. Students must arrive to school no later than 8:10am. Students will not be admitted to the testing room once the test materials have been distributed so it's very important to arrive at school on time. Please note: there is no date to make up the ACT.

Students will be testing from 8:30-11:45am and will be served lunch after the test. Students will participate in structured afternoon activities following lunch and school will dismiss at its regular time. If you have questions about the ACT, please reach out to your student's academic dean.

12TH GRADE - Get Ready to Graduate Day

On March 7th, all 12th Grade students will be participating in a required "Get Ready to Graduate Day" at Fridley High School. Students should arrive at school at their regularly scheduled time. This day is designed to help 12th graders learn about and complete various college and career readiness objectives to prepare for life after graduation. 12th grade students will be selecting six workshops to attend on March 7th. Workshop options include: College Application Help, FAFSA Completion Workshops, Scholarship Workshops, Construction/Electrician/Plumbing Apprenticeship presentations, Community and Technical College Pathway presentations, employment opportunities in the Fridley area, a study hall, and much more!

Questions? Please contact Matt Kiefer at or 763-502-5790


Early Spring Conferences will be on Thursday, March 9th from 4-8pm at Fridley High School. Please come through Door 1 (main entrance) to receive your student's schedule and map. Conferences take place in the media center, media center hallway, and cafeteria.
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Blood Drive at FHS

Friday, March 17th from 8:30am - 2:30pm in the FHS Gym

MHS Students will be in lunch next week and going into advisories next Monday to promote as well! If you would like to donate you can reply to this email with your time or you can sign up directly with this link: Spring Blood Drive Sign Up.
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Please join us for the Spring Band and Choir Concert on Monday, March 27th at 7:00 PM in the FHS Auditorium, with performances by: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Varsity Band, Show Choir, and Jazz Band. This event is free and open to the public! Freewill donations also accepted.

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Metro Transit: Transit Assistance Program (TAP)

The TAP is designed to make public transit more affordable for people with lower incomes. TAP provides a year-long reduced fare pass on a Go-To Card. Customers can use a bus or train for just $1 per ride – even during rush hour – with a 2½ hour transfer.

Students who receive free/reduced lunch (and other members of their families) are eligible for this program and can apply online or in-person at one of the Metro Transit Facilities. Students can use their Fridley IDs as proof of identify and can use a Free/Reduced Lunch Approval Letter as the proof of eligibility for the program. Go to for more information or to apply. If you need help applying or need a new copy of the lunch approval letter, please contact Kelsey Knutson ( or Tara Finnesgard (


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FHS Language Acquisition

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Mental Health Supports

Lee Carlson Center is here to provide mental health support for children and families all year. You can access our supports through our secure telehealth platform or in person. Check out the flyer below for more information.

Lee Carlson provides a variety of mental health services for adults, children, youth, and families.

Call 763.780-3036 to learn more or to schedule an intake appointment, or visit


2023 Senior All-Night Party Information

Check out this newsletter for more information about the upcoming Senior All-Night Party, including fundraising events, yard signs, and donating opportunities.

Senior Slideshow Photo Collection!

As graduation is fast approaching, it is time to begin the SENIOR SLIDESHOW. Using the link below, upload images of yourself throughout the years. You can include group photos, friends, hangouts, etc. Make sure you submit some photos of yourself, too! The link to add photos is posted in the senior google classroom.


We will be holding a senior meeting on March 27th during advisory (9-9:30am). All seniors (including PSEO) are expected to attend. This meeting will cover:

  • Scholarship Information

  • Graduation Information

  • Senior All Night Party Information

  • Credit recovery/extended day deadlines to graduate

We will share the slides in google classroom after the meeting if you are unable to attend.



The application for Fridley Community scholarships will open on Monday, March 27th. The application will be posted on the Class of 2023 Google Classroom page. All Fridley High School and Fridley ALC seniors are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Last year, over $130,000 was awarded to seniors. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at an evening ceremony on May 18th. The application will close at 4:00pm on April 14th. If you have any questions about the scholarship application or the process, please contact your student’s academic dean.

12th Grade Families: Need help completing your student's FAFSA?

Matt Kiefer, the Get Ready Program staff at Fridley High School, is here to help you! Matt Kiefer is available to meet before/after school or through a google meet. If you still need to complete your student's FAFSA, the following documents are required:

  • 2021 Tax Forms (1040 tax forms)
  • Social security numbers, birthdates, and personal emails of Parents/Guardians and 12th Grade student
  • 2021 W-2 Forms for parents and student (if student completed taxes in 2021)
  • Estimate of current amount in savings, checking, and cash.
  • FSA ID created for student and for one parent/guardian

If you would like to schedule a meeting or have questions on the FAFSA, please contact Matt Kiefer at or 763-502-5790.

Senior Participation Fee

Graduation is coming! This year's commencement ceremony will take place on our very own Fridley High School Football Field!

We have started collecting the senior participation fee for any senior wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 1st at 7pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a 12th grader and have not paid this fee, please submit your $40.00 graduation fee to Fatima Alnizami in the main office as soon as possible.

Please feel free to reach out to Fatima Alnizami at or 763-502-5602 with any graduation questions or concerns, or if you are unsure if you paid your scholar's senior participation fee.

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Hello Families,

Nutritional Services is seeing an increase in the number of students who have a negative lunch balance. Please check your student's lunch balance using the Campus Parent Portal. Money can be deposited online using your Parent Campus Portal via credit card or echeck. Cash can also be turned into Kathy Backstrom in the High School Office. If you are having trouble paying for your student's meals, please complete the Application for Educational Benefits to see if you qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Applications can be completed at any time during the school year. If approved, you are still responsible for the outstanding debit.

The Application for Educational Benefits can be found at here. If you have any questions about the application, please contact Kathy Backstrom at 763-502-5021.

Nutritional Services is continuing to offer new menu items and taste testing new recipes. Please check out the menu for our daily options. If you have any feedback about the menus, please contact me at We look forward to seeing your students in the café.

Bar Codes for Student Meals

Middle and High School students will need to have their bar code card, student id, picture of their bar code or the bar code on the Campus Student App at the cashier station.


For the 2022-23 school year all students eligible for transportation MUST request by this form:

If we do not receive a form, your student will not be assigned to a bus. This process is new this year due to the driver shortage. Please submit the form as soon as possible to ensure your student(s) has a bus stop assigned.


Phone: 763-502-5151 | Email: transportation@fridley.k12.m

Updated COVID-19 and Illness Safety Protocols for 2022-2023 School Year

Please read the documents below for our updated practices for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment in Fridley Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year.
With seasonal flu, RSV, and other respiratory illnesses on the rise, remember to keep your students home when they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, are throwing up, have diarrhea, or are generally not feeling well. Please teach your kids how and when to wash hands with soap and water, cover their cough, and how and when to use hand sanitizer, to help decrease the spreading of germs.


Don't want to miss an announcement from us, or want to be alerted if your child is absent from class, as well as stay up to date on their coursework? Complete your Campus Parent Portal account. The Parent Portal is designed specifically for parents, providing school information at your fingertips with real-time access to announcements, attendance, assignments, Transportation, grades (if applicable), schedules and more. Parents can view all children they are assigned as guardian to and that are currently enrolled in Fridley Public Schools, grades PreK 12. Each parent/legal guardian should create their own account for their children.

Click to find out more information and for instructions on creating your account today!

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