Friedell Middle School

January 17 - 21 Newsletter


This week:

  • Monday is no school for MLK Day
  • Tuesday is a "B" Day
  • Tuesday starts Distance Learning for all students (See below)
  • Wednesday is an "A" day
  • Thursday is a "B" day
  • Thursday is the last day of the quarter/semester
  • Friday is no school for teacher work and grading

Upcoming dates and events:

  • January 24th is the start of quarter 3 and students will switch classes
  • January 27th "LIKE" movie - see info below!

General Information:

  • As we move to Distance Learning (DL), we will be following our Bell Schedule. We have included that here so all have it available at home!
  • We will be maintaining the A/B Day Calendar as well during DL
  • We will be using Google Classroom, and Google Meets for our live class instruction. Teachers will instruct and remind students how to use this feature by Friday January 14th, so they are all ready for Tuesday the 18th.
  • We understand technology issues may arise. Please see below for information on the Student/Family Technology Helpdesk! This should be a first point of contact if issues arise.
  • Students, and parents, may also call our office for tech support and help on how to access classes if needed. Our number is 328-5650


To better serve our families, Technology Helpdesk for families and students called 'Remote Distrance Learning Technical Support, has returned for the 2021-2022 school year!

The Remote Distance Learning Technical Support Team for families and students will solve for issues like:

  • Support for standard softward like Microsoft Office, Adobe, G Suite
  • Support for some hardware like printers, Internet, and Wi-Fi Connectivitie

Families and students will be able to receive support from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). Simply call 1-800-789-0051

This information can also be found on our district website by following this link.

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We will be viewing a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives. This is a virtual event on January 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Look for the link in the upcoming newsletter and communication from school!

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Friedell Families -

We are looking for your input on creating Safe Routes To Schools. This is a way to give feedback on how we may encourage more kids to walk or bike to school (when not so cold outside!) Feel free to check out these resources and surveys below!

Online Interactive Map:

  • This interactive map lets parents, school staff, and other community members share suggestions and concerns about transportation infrastructure in Rochester, as well as to record the different routes they walk and bike on.
  • Please share this with all members of the school community, including staff, students, caregivers, and others familiar with transportation to, from, and around the school.

Caregiver Survey :

  • This online survey, which is available in Spanish, Somali, and English, allows caregivers of students to directly report and share about their child/ren's travel behaviors to and from school, as well as about the various factors that influence how their child gets to and from school.

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We would like parents and students to know that Friedell 7th and 8th graders are eligible to register for High School Sports! Here is some information that may help you register if interested!

  • Online registration for Spring sports opens February 21st, 2022 and closes March 4th, 2022.
  • Registration will only be open for two weeks so please plan accordingly.
  • Physicals need to be on file in your athletics and activities office. Physicals cannot expire prior to June 11, 2022. Our registration software will not allow you to register if a physical is not on file or due to expire.

Please visit your respective school’s website for the registration link and more information:

Thank you,

DeeAnn Fritz | Email
Athletic and Activities Office Manager
Century High School

Kim Griffin | Email
Athletic and Activities Office Manager
John Marshall High School

Robin Erickson | Email
Athletic and Activities Office Manager
Mayo High School

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