Welcome Back FHS Families

2022: Back to School updates and communication

Welcome Back from Principal Hand:

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Fridley High School! My name is Patty Hand, and I am the proud principal here at FHS. I am thrilled to serve as a member of this caring community whose focus is to support success for each and every student. I believe strongly in leading a culturally responsive community of learners, in which students, staff members, and families collaborate to support our climate to ensure it is a caring, inclusive community for all.


As we learned a lot these past few years about timely communication for families, we are going to follow the same format we used last year at Fridley High School; we are going to use the back-to-school family S’mores newsletter to share up to date information over the next month. The information will be time stamped in order for you to see there has been an update to the information. Please check out this link every week, and please scroll all the way through the newsletter as there is important information throughout.


A couple of key items to pay attention to in this newsletter:


  • Our student daily schedule
  • Our Open House date: Wednesday, August 31st, at Fridley High School, 1-6pm
  • Our first day of school dates:
    • Tuesday, September 6th for all NEW students and our 9th and 12th graders
    • Wednesday, September 7th for ALL students

  • Our LifeTouch pictures opportunities are:

    • Wednesday, September 7th during the school day

    • Thursday, September 8th during the school day

    • Thursday, October 6th – RETAKE Picture Day


Again, I am so happy to welcome you to this school year. I miss our students dearly and can’t wait to support them in their success!


Sincerely,

Patty Hand

Principal

Fridley High School

763 502 5601

patty.hand@fridley.k12.mn.us

FRIDLEY HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

FHS IMPORTANT DATES

PLEASE CHECK DATES COMING UP CAREFULLY, INCLUDING OPEN HOUSE AND 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL DATES.
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DAILY BELL SCHEDULE FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

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NEWS FROM GET READY (COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PROGRAM) OFFICE

The Get Ready Program is excited to be starting year 4 at Fridley High School! Get Ready, a federally funded college and career readiness program administered through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, will be supporting FHS 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students this upcoming school year. The goal of Get Ready is to help students explore, identify, and plan for their chosen postsecondary pathway. These pathways may include a 4-year university or college, community college, technical college, trade schools, apprenticeships, military, or going straight into the workforce. This year’s Get Ready activities include individual and group advising sessions, in-class workshops, FAFSA and financial aid nights, college tours, career field trips, career speakers, and much more. If you have questions or want to chat about the Get Ready Program at Fridley High School, please contact Matt Kiefer at kiefer@fridley.k12.mn.us or 763-502-5790.

September 6th: First Day of School for ALL 9th and 12th Grade Students (8:10am-3pm)

9th Grade Students and Families: On Tuesday September 6th, all 9th-grade students will participate in the Link Crew 9th Grade Orientation at Fridley High School. During the orientation, freshmen will meet current junior and senior Link Crew Leaders, participate in a whole-grade program, tour the building, and meet their teachers. We can’t wait to see you to kick off the school year!


12th Grade Students and Families: On Tuesday September 6th, all 12th-grade students will participate in “Get Ready For Your Senior Year” at Fridley High School. This day is designed to help all 12th-grade students prepare for their postsecondary plans! Students will be able to create their own schedules on September 6th, choosing from multiple workshop, presentation, and career speaker options throughout the day. Workshop options include 4-year colleges and universities, community colleges, technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, career speakers, and financial aid presentations. If you have questions about “Get Ready For Your Senior Year” on September 6th, please contact Matt Kiefer at kiefer@isd14.org or Christine Nalepka at cnalepka@isd14.org.

Check your grade-level Google Classroom throughout the school year for important information!

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Activities Newsletter

Click this link to learn all about the upcoming news and updates for Fall Sports/Activities.

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.

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

Please read the document below for our updated practices for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment in Fridley Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year.

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

22-23 CHROMEBOOK AGREEMENT FORM

Completion and submission of this form is required for all students prior to checking out a chromebook for usage during the school year.

CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL

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!

What to bring with you daily:

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NUTRITIONAL SERVICES NEWS

Nutritional Services Newsletter & Updates

Click this link to learn more about the our Nutritional Services program for all students, barcodes for breakfast/lunches, monthly menus, and more.

IMPORTANT: 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 here (be sure to have 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.

MEAL APPLICATIONS:

Apply Online! Click here for ONLINE Application for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Binder Packs For Sale: $15

Binder pack will be available for purchase at our Open House event on August 31st from 1-6pm. To purchase your binder pack, log into your Parent Portal account and find the School Store section.


Or pay with cash or check on the night of Kick Off.

*Limited quantities are available.

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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT NEWS

Transportation Request

For the 2022-23 school year all students eligible for transportation MUST request by this form: https://www.fridleyschools.org/-us/departments/transportation


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 for the first day of school.

  • Student who have requested transportation and are eligible will receive their bus schedule at student open house.
  • There are no stops added to routes after August 19th. We can only add students to existing stops.
  • Any new stop changes needed from August 19-Sept 9th will start Wednesday, September 21st. Parents will have to transport until notified by email of the change and bus schedule.
  • Request for changes made September 10th - 16th will be implemented on Wednesday, September 28th. Parents will have to transport until notified by email of the change and schedule.
  • New stop requested from Sept 10th - 16th will be implemented October 5th. Parents will have to transport until notified by email of the change and updated schedule.


FRIDLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

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

BACK-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCE FAIR on AUGUST 20TH

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FSF WALK 2022 - GET YOUR PAWS MOVING

Please join us and share with your friends! The Fridley Schools Foundation "Get Your Paws Moving" Walk 2022 will be held on September 28, 2022 at the FHS Football Stadium and surrounding neighborhood. Please read the flyer below for more information about registering and t-shirt ordering.


All funds raised will directly benefit Fridley students through:

• Educator innovation grants for classroom projects, field trips, etc.

• District initiatives

• Student Scholarships

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