I hope you and your families enjoyed a week off from school and enjoyed the sun! March was a busy month filled with celebrating students' college and career dreams and their hard work. Scholars also earned a school-wide pieing reward for showing our school core values and for building up their reading minutes! We teach our students to CARE!
Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your child be their best self and grow academically!
April Dates for the Calendar
- No School on WEDNESDAY, April 7th
- Material Pick-Up for Online Academy Students Thursday, April 8th 8:30 - 4:15 pm Door 2
- MCA Reading Testing: April 20th and 21st for 3rd and 4th grade In-Person Students
- MCA MathTesting: April 27th and 28th for 3rd and 4th grade In-Person Students
*Teachers will be sending out a sign-up the first week of April for Distance Learners. Students can opt-in to test and will do so at school in the beginning of May.
What's Cool in our Primary Year's Programme
- learned about different levels of education
- explored career options with each education pathway
- participated in Dress Up Like Your Favorite Career Day!
Dress Up Like Your Favorite Book Character Day!
Do you have a future kindergartener for 2021-2022?
- Call 763-502-5301 to reserve your Kindergarten Welcome Bag and schedule a tour.
- See our Fridley Kindergarten Handbook by clicking on the link below.
Help Raise Funds for our Art Program
You can order gifts with your child's artwork! With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundraiser, your child's artwork is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration. Nothing says “you’re loved” like “I made this art keepsake just for you!”
LAST DAY TO ORDER: 4/8/2021
Orders can be placed online, on paper, or over the phone. For online, click here.
Keepsakes arrive May 4th.
Distance learners can only place orders online or over the phone and will be shipped to students.
Congratulations to our April Star Staff!
Ms. Jensen is a PHENOMENAL teacher. She works incredibly hard to connect with her students. She encourages her kiddos to work as a team and do their best and holds them accountable for their actions. Abby puts in the extra time and work to help her students be the best they can be.
Ms. Ostman and Ms. Brown
Ms. Cait and Ms. Brown are always willing to do what it takes to help our students. Whether that means helping with teaching positive behaviors, connecting with families, and SO MUCH MORE! Cait and Becky are easy to talk to, brainstorm with, or lend a helping hand.
Ms. Elaine is a person who brings so much joy to our building. Whenever she sees you walking down the hall she is sure to give a smile and a hello. She works so hard for her kids and you can tell that she really loves them and has a passion for what she does.
Ms. Ostman and Ms. Brown
Safety Precautions at School
- All students and staff must wear masks indoors
- Students will get a new cloth mask
- Frequent sanitizing upon entry and throughout the day.
- Social distancing when eating lunch
- Students will have recess with only their class
- Students have option of moving to online learning for the remainder of the year.
Nutritional Services Update
- Wednesday distance learner meal pick up time is changing to 10:15-11:45 am at Fridley Middle School effective April 7th till the end of the school year.
- Tuesday distance learner meal pick up is 4:30-6:00 at Fridley High School door 15
- All breakfast and lunches are free this school year due to USDA funding. We hope that your children will take advantage of this and see what great food we offer.
- If your income has changed please complete an Application for Educational Benefits and you might be eligible of P-EBT money.
- Any questions about meal service or meal pick up please contact Renee Arbogast at 763-502-5022.
COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that all school-age youth returning to school youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. Students involved in any extracurricular activities or sports should get tested every week.
Testing, plus wearing masks and taking other precautions like social distancing and staying home (quarantining) when needed, are some of the best tools we have to limit the spread of COVID-19. By getting tested regularly until the end of the school year, we can help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep schools open and sports operating.
Anyone could have COVID-19 and not know it. Getting tested regularly is the best way to know you are still healthy. If you don't have symptoms and have not been close to someone with COVID-19, you do not need to stay home while you wait for your test results.
COVID-19 Testing for Students and Families
While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.
Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Student COVID-19 Testing Update
At Governor Walz’s direction, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is working with school districts to make it easier for students to send off their saliva test kits. Students will now be able to send their Vault-at-Home tests back to the lab through their schools.
How this works:
- Students or families order tests through the Vault-at-Home program (remember tests are free to Minnesota residents).
- Students complete their test at home.
- Students seal their sample tube and place it in the biohazard bag. The biohazard bag then gets sealed in the shipping bag that came with the test. The shipping label sticker is attached to the bag.
- Students bring their sealed shipping bag with the shipping label to school on designated onsite testing day.
To help students comply with MDH’s bi-weekly testing guidance and use at-home tests as a screening tool:
- Students should test on the same schedule as staff (see dates below)
- Students will need to have a Vault-at-Home kit on hand at home to complete and bring to school on staff testing day. Click here to order one.
- Once students receive notice that their sample is being processed at the lab, they can order another Vault-at-Home kit for the next screening day.
Saliva Test Drop-Off Dates
Any student who has taken a saliva test can drop off the test kit at any of our schools’ main office on the following dates:
· April 5, 2021
· April 19, 2021
· May 3, 2021
· May 17, 2021
· June 7, 2021