Hayes Highlights

Back to School Edition 2022

Principal's Place

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

We have missed our giraffe scholars and are very excited to have them back here at Hayes. Enjoy these last days of summer, see you soon!



Looking ahead...

Orientation Days - 9/1/22, 9/6/22 and 9/7/22

First day of school - 9/8/22

Spirit Day - Hat Day - 9/9/22

Better Together Parent/Guardian Meeting - 9/19/22 - 5:00 PM

Orientation Station

Sign up for one orientation session per student with your child's teacher at:

https://www.myconferencetime.com/hayes/

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Parent Portal Required

To begin using the Campus Parent Mobile App, download from the App Store or Google Play. Logging in using the Mobile App:

• The Campus Student and Campus Parent apps provide the same tools as the browser version, with the benefit of the option to Stay Logged In and receive push notifications.

• Download the app from the App Store or Google Play

• Search for your District Name and State, entering at least 3 characters of your district's name to search. Select your district from the list.

• Choose New User? below the login information.

• Your Activation Code will be sent to you in one of the following ways:

➢ New families to the district: an email will be sent with the approval of your child’s application

➢ Existing families without an account: emails are being sent to parents with their activation code. If you did not receive this email, please contact your child’s school for your activation code

➢ Existing families with an account: if you have forgotten your password, choose the ‘forgot my password’ option and your information will be sent to the email you designated when you setup your account.

• After entering your activation code and choosing submit, the app will have you create a Username and Password for your account. Fill in the fields and choose submit.

• The first time you log into your portal account you will be asked to provide a New Account Security Email. This will be an email account that you most often use and is how you will retrieve forgotten username or password information.

• If using a secure, private device, mark Stay Logged In to receive mobile push notifications, if enabled by your school.

Logging in using a Web Browser:

• Visit Fridley Public Schools Home Page: www.fridleyschools.org

• Choose CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL LOGIN from the top right header (students and parents have different login pages)

• Choose New User? The Activation screen opens.

• Your Activation Code will be sent to you in one of the following ways:

➢ New families to the district: an email will be sent with the approval of your child’s application

➢ Existing families without an account: emails are being sent to parents with their activation code. If you did not receive this email, please contact your child’s school for your activation code

➢ Existing families with an account: if you have forgotten your password, choose the ‘forgot my password’ option and your information will be sent to the email you designated when you setup your account.

• After entering your activation code and choosing submit, the app will have you create a username and password for your account. Fill in the fields and choose submit.

• The first time you log into your portal account you will be asked to provide a New Account Security Email. This will be an email account that you most often use and is how you will retrieve forgotten username or password information.

• Your Campus Parent account is now activated. Please write your information down and keep it in a safe place.

NOTE: You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed if you wish to view any of the online reports and report cards. This software is free and can be downloaded at www.adobe.com

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

Back to school supply lists

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News from Transportation

Please fill out your child's transportation information at the link below. This form is for all students. If you are a parent pick up, drop off, bussing or walking. Transportation needs this information, so our teachers have the correct information. You will receive your student transportation information at your orientation session.

This form needs to be submitted ASAP, thank you.


CLICK HERE to fill out all transportation information

From the MN Department of Education

What parents need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for their children

Children age 6 months to 5 years can now get their COVID-19 shots! Talk to your child’s health care provider and make a plan to get them vaccinated. Families can also search for vaccine locations on our Find Vaccine Locations map: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/index.jsp. The map will be updated as more appointments become available. Demand is expected to be high, so please be patient if an appointment is not immediately available. There will be plenty of vaccine to protect our littlest children from COVID-19.

Additional information for parents, including in Hmong, Somali and Spanish can be found by clicking on this link.

COVID-19 Protocols for school

COVID-19 Safety Protocols for 2022-2023 School Year


COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

Due to recent changes in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), we have updated our practices for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment in Fridley Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year.

Important things to know:

  • Face coverings are not required in district buildings or on school buses. We respect and honor our families’ decisions on masks and will make all of our students feel cared for.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will continue to be available in our buildings.

  • If your student is sick, please keep them home from school. Keep up-to-date on common symptoms of COVID-19.

  • If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please notify your school’s health office.

  • CDC recommends that if you test positive for COVID-19, you stay home for at least five days. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.

  • If after five days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving (or you never had symptoms) you may return to school.

  • CDC recommends continuing to wear a high-quality mask through day 10.

Find the latest information about COVID-19 in Minnesota at mn.gov/covid19/.

COVID-19 Vaccines Available for ALL Children

Children between 6 months and 5 years old can now get their COVID-19 shots! Talk to your student’s health care provider and make a plan to get them vaccinated. Families can also search for vaccine locations on the state’s Find Vaccine Locations map: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/index.jsp. The map is updated as appointments become available.

Additional information for families, including information translated into Hmong, Somali and Spanish, can be found by visiting the Minnesota COVID-19 Response website.

News from Hayes Cafe


Nutritional Services Information

Welcome back families and students. We are looking forward to having you back in the café for breakfast and lunch daily. We hope that your students enjoy our new menu items along with their favorite items.

Completion of Application for Educational Benefits

The school district will be mailing households an Application for Educational Benefits in mid-August. If you do not receive one, they are available on the District Website at https://www.fridleyschools.org/about-us/departments/nutritional-services/meal-applications , can be completed online at https://fridleymn.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/fridley.jsp (you will need your Parent Portal username and password), by contacting Kathy Backstrom at 763-502-5021 or your School Main Office. An Application for Educational Benefits must be completed every year. If you received free/reduced priced meals last year a new application must be completed for the 2022-23 year. If your income has changed due to job loss or change, please complete an application. These applications also help the district receive additional funding for support staff and teachers. As a household, you may also be eligible for discounted internet services and reduced metro transit fares. When completing the application, please include all people living in the household including infants or young children, college students, and older adults who may be living with you.

Use of Bar Codes at Breakfast and Lunch

The district will be using bar codes to record student purchases in all schools. Elementary students will either have a lanyard with the bar code or we will have a list of the students' bar codes at the cashier station. 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 Ap at the cashier station.

NO Free lunches for all Students

The USDA waiver for free lunches for all students has ended. Any student who does not qualify for free/reduced price meals will need to pay for lunch starting the first day of school. The cost for Elementary lunch is $2.75 and Secondary lunch is $3.00. Fridley Public Schools will continue to provide breakfast at no cost for all students.


Additional Milk or Milk for Cold Lunch

Students purchasing just a milk will be charged $0.55 and must have money in their lunch account. Students are not allowed to have negative lunch balances to purchase these items. Students who are bringing lunch from home or want an additional milk can purchase them for $0.55.

Online Meal Payments

To add money to your student’s meal account please go to Infinite Campus Parent Portal https://fridleymn.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/fridley.jsp If you are paying online, we ask that the minimum payment be at least $10.00. Money can also be sent to school with your student if you choose to pay with cash or paper check. Please include your student’s name, teacher’s name and lunch pin on the envelope. If you are having trouble accessing the parent portal please contact your School’s Main Office for someone to assist you.

Monthly Menus

Monthly student menus will be available on the Nutritional Services website at https://www.fridleyschools.org/about-us/departments/nutritional-services/lunch-breakfast-menus. Our menus will look different this year, we will continue to purchase locally grown produce, provide student favorites, and school prepared meals. We are continuing to return to more school prepared meals. We are committed to providing your children with health meal options for them to be successful in the classroom.

Food Allergies

If your student has a medically diagnosed food allergy or is lactose intolerant, please contact Katie Joyce RD, Nutrition Coordinator, at 763-502-5028 to discuss your child’s needs. There is some additional USDA forms that must be completed.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for Elementary Schools

Both Hayes and Stevenson Elementary Schools will be participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program. This grant provides a fresh fruit or vegetable as a snack to students 3 days per week. We try to provide students with new and different fresh produce including papaya, mango, jicama and kohlrabi. Besides the snack, student receives some education about the produce. This grant program will start in October 2022.


If you have any questions regarding Nutritional Services, please contact Renee Arbogast at 763-502-5022, thank you!



Renee Arbogast RDN SNS

Director of Child Nutrition

Fridley Public Schools

6000 West Moore Lake Drive

Fridley, MN 55432

Office: 763-502-5022

Get your Paws Moving 2022

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Help at Hayes!

We love our volunteers

Fridley School District requires a background check for ALL VOLUNTEERS, helping in and out of our school. Complete the online background check, free of charge, before you volunteer or chaperone.

Click this link: https://www.applitrack.com/fridley/onlineapp/

Under the Categories (on the left) click on Volunteer, fill out the Field Trips/Classroom Volunteer section by clicking on Apply. If you do not have access to internet, please call our Hayes office and our staff will assist you.

Thank you!