Hidden River Newsletter

Week of September 5 - 9, 2022

Hidden River Mission

Empower students to become caring, inquiring, knowledgeable global citizens who honor communities and create a better world.

GO Otters!!!

Weekly Reminders


Mon., Sept. 5 - No School (No School)

Tues., Sept. 6 - First Day of School (A Day - Modified schedule)

Wed., Sept. 7 - (B Day - Modified schedule)

Thurs., Sept. 8 - (A Day - Regular schedule)

Fri., Sept. 9 - (B Day - Regular schedule)

Principal's Corner

Hello and Welcome to Hidden River Middle School!

It was exciting to meet so many families and students at our Open House and New Name Celebration this past Thursday! If you missed it, no worries! Hidden River MS staff are excited for opening week where we will spend a lot of time in our Foundation’s classes getting to know each other, the building routines and making sure students feel ready for academic success!

September 6:

  • AM – students in foundations class & Lunch
  • PM – students will rotate through their “A” day classes and end the day in Foundations

September 7:

  • AM – students in foundations class & Lunch
  • PM – students will rotate through their “B” day classes and end the day in Foundations

September 8: Students will experience a full “A” day

September 9: Students will experience a full “B” day

Student and staff safety is extremely important as we support student academic and social growth. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, via email Teresa.vibar@spps.org or 651-774-6702.

I look forward to partnering with you this school year,

Teresa M. Vibar


School Information

Office Information

Welcome Back!

- School Office hours are 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

- Office phone 651-293-8860

- If your child will be absent please call the school and leave a message with Sue Roach 651-744-4750


Buses - Please be patient with buses the first weeks of school. The Saint Paul Public Schools Bus Status app is now available for free download at the Apple App Store and via Google Play. Additional bussing information can be found at 651-696-9600.

First two days of school information

What to expect on the first day of school?

Students will arrive at school grab breakfast-to-go in the cafeteria then go to their Foundations teacher. Students can see who their Foundations teacher is by looking at their schedule on Campus. If your student doesn't know their Foundations teacher, staff will be in the hallway to support students. Foundations Tuesday and Wednesday will be from 8:30-Noon with lunch during Foundations. Foundations teachers will give students their schedules if they do not have them. Then students will go to their A Day classes, periods 1-7, on a modified schedule (image to left) and end again in their Foundations before being dismissed for the day.

Open House & New Name Celebration Highlights

9/1/22 Hidden River

Family Staff Organization (FSO) - formerly known as PTO

If you are reading this newsletter – you are a member of the Hidden River Family Staff Organization (formerly known as “the PTO”). We work to support Hidden River students, staff, families and the broader community and we could always use more help. There are many ways to be involved, you can:

1) COME TO A MEETING: Our meetings are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Hidden River library. Our first meeting will be hosted by Hidden River’s Literacy Team on Thursday, September 22nd from 6 – 7:30 PM. Food and childcare will be provided. Details about upcoming meetings will always be published in this weekly newsletter.

2) DONATE: Donations make our programs possible. Tax-deductible contributions, in any amount, are appreciated and can be made online through Give MN (https://www.givemn.org/organization/Hiddenriver) or by sending a check (made out to Hidden River Family Staff Organization) to

Hidden River FSO

c/o Hidden River Middle School

1700 Summit Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55105

3) VOLUNTEER: There are a number of opportunities to volunteer in Hidden River throughout the school year. They will be listed here in the newsletter and on our webpage (https://hiddenrivervolunteers.weebly.com). If you'd like to join our mailing list to be the first to know when help is needed, please fill out this form.

4) JOIN THE FSO LEADERSHIP TEAM: We have a number of open positions - from co-chair to social media coordinator to fundraising. If you are interested in helping, drop us a note at HiddenRiverFSO@gmail.com and we can invite you to our next planning meeting on Sunday, September 18th at 3 PM or answer any of your questions.

FLIPSIDE - After-School

Look for registration forms the week of Sept. 12th


Fall Sports (Volleyball, Flag Football & Soccer) information will be coming out next. Please check next weeks update for more information.