Fridley High School Newsletter

MAY 2023

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MAY 6TH - Prom at US Bank Stadium from 8-11pm; Grand March at FHS at 4pm

MAY 23RD - Band Pops Concert at 7pm in the FHS Auditorium.

MAY 25th - Choir Pops Concert at 7pm in FHS Auditorium.

MAY 25TH & 26TH - Graduation item pick up/Chromebook Return for Seniors during One-Lunch in FHS Media Center

MAY 25th - Senior Class Meeting during 5th hour (starting at 1:00pm) in the FHS Auditorium

MAY 29TH - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

MAY 31ST - Last Day of School for Seniors & Commencement Practice from 12pm-3pm

JUNE 1ST - Commencement Ceremony in the FHS Sports Field at 7pm

JUNE 5TH & 6TH - Chromebook turn in for grades 9-11 (more details to come!)

JUNE 8TH - Last day of school for all students

Importance of a charged chromebook!


Please remind your student to plug in and charge their computer every night so that they are prepared for the following school day. Preparation helps academic progress and self-confidence.

Prom: A Night Under the Stars

Senior & Junior Prom tickets go on sale soon! Contact Ms. Burian at if you have any questions. More information about parking and maps will be given upon purchase of ticket.
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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.

Activities Newsletter

Click here to learn more about updates from out Activities office!

Mock Interview in Leadership Classes!

This year, students in Fridley High School’s Leadership elective course have been working to develop their professional leadership skills, create resumes, and reflect on their career values/goals. To culminate this project, all students will participate in an in-person Mock Interview Event on Friday, May 26th, during which they will practice their professional interviewing skills with an adult member of the Fridley community.

We are looking for adult volunteers willing to interview students and provide feedback. Interview questions and feedback forms will be provided. The event will take place in the Fridley High School Media Center. Click here to sign up!

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PSEO Participation Reminder!

Juniors and seniors intending to participate in the PSEO program, whether part-time or full-time, must have all paperwork including the FHS contract and the Minnesota state form turned in by May 30th, 2023. All required meetings, including parent meetings with deans, must take place before this date as well. Please contact your scholar's academic dean if you have any questions about the PSEO process or to schedule a meeting.

FHS Music Dept. 2024 NYC Trip

This opportunity is open to all band & choir students

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE for both students and chaperones!

First Deposit Due - May 1st, 2023

You can still sign-up after the deadline if you change your mind! Email Mr. Jeff Johnson if you intend on going by email at

Join Band/Choir next year to qualify!


Join the FHS Bands as they present their Pops Concert, "Cartoons and Animation" on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM in the District Auditorium! Come hear the Concert Band, Varsity Band, and Jazz Band perform famous songs from your favorite Saturday morning TV shows and iconic animated movies. This concert is free and open to the public, but freewill donations will be accepted.
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FHS Concert Choir & The Power Chords Presents The Music Awards Pops Concert!

Come hear award-winning songs from the Grammys, AMAs, Golden Globes, Oscars and more!

Featuring both ensembles, small groups, and soloists!

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12th Grade Required Vaccinations

Minnesota State Law requires all students enrolling in school to be immunized against certain diseases or file a legal medical or conscientious exemption. If these are not obtained, your child will not be able to start school in the fall.

For more information about this, please visit

Discounted At-Home Internet

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills (or up to $75 per month for households living on Tribal lands), as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 off an eligible connected device like a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. In many cases, households can get high-speed internet without paying a dime by choosing a fully covered internet plan.

This announcement serves as a reminder that a household is eligible to participate in the ACP if a child in the household receives free or reduced-price school meals. Therefore, under the ACP rules, every household with a child attending a school participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program is eligible for ACP benefits.

Households can learn more and apply for the ACP at​.

While this reminder is specific to schools that are participating in CEP, additional information about eligibility for CEP discount benefits can be found in the School Outreach Toolkit PDF (English) and School Outreach Toolkit PDF (Spanish). The toolkit provides information about ways households can qualify for the ACP, including through an individual student’s participation in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program providing free or reduced-price meals; through a household member’s participation in a wide range of other federal assistance programs like Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and many others; or based on the household’s income (up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level).

Metro Transit: Transit Assistance Program (TAP)

The TAP is designed to make public transit more affordable for people with lower incomes. TAP provides a year-long reduced fare pass on a Go-To Card. Customers can use a bus or train for just $1 per ride – even during rush hour – with a 2½ hour transfer.

Students who receive free/reduced lunch (and other members of their families) are eligible for this program and can apply online or in-person at one of the Metro Transit Facilities. Students can use their Fridley IDs as proof of identify and can use a Free/Reduced Lunch Approval Letter as the proof of eligibility for the program. Go to for more information or to apply. If you need help applying or need a new copy of the lunch approval letter, please contact Kelsey Knutson ( or Tara Finnesgard (

Mental Health Supports

Lee Carlson Center is here to provide mental health support for children and families all year. You can access our supports through our secure telehealth platform or in person. Check out the flyer below for more information.

Lee Carlson provides a variety of mental health services for adults, children, youth, and families.

Call 763.780-3036 to learn more or to schedule an intake appointment, or visit



Thursday, May 25th - Media Center during one-lunch (11:48am-12:32pm)

Friday, May 26th - Media Center during one-lunch (11:37am-12:26pm)

Seniors are to bring their Chromebook, charger, and case to the media center during one-lunch.

Graduation items (cap/gown/tassel) and tickets will not be handed to seniors until their Chromebook and accessories are returned and all fines/fees paid.


Seniors will gather in the Auditorium after lunch for final graduation preparation watch the senior slideshow, and practice commencement of the football field. This is required for all seniors, including PSEO.


Remember: to receive your graduation tickets, cap, gown, and tassel, this $40 fee needs to be paid, along with any outstanding fines and fees!

Please feel free to reach out to Fatima Alnizami at or 763-502-5602 with any graduation questions or concerns, or if you are unsure if you paid your scholar's senior participation fee.

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This is our final senior class meeting before graduation on June 1st!

We will be holding a senior meeting on Thursday, May 25th during 5th hour (1:00-1:30pm). All seniors (including PSEO) are expected to attend. This meeting will cover:

  • Scholarship Information

  • Graduation Information

  • Senior All Night Party Information

  • Credit recovery/extended day deadlines to graduate

We will share the slides in google classroom after the meeting if you are unable to attend.

2023 Senior All-Night Party Information

Check out this newsletter for more information about the upcoming Senior All-Night Party, including fundraising events, yard signs, and donating opportunities.

Senior Slideshow Photo Collection! Deadline is May 5th!

As graduation is fast approaching, it is time to begin the SENIOR SLIDESHOW. Using the link below, upload images of yourself throughout the years. You can include group photos, friends, hangouts, etc. Make sure you submit some photos of yourself, too! The link to add photos is posted in the senior google classroom.

12th Grade Families: Need help completing your student's FAFSA?

Matt Kiefer, the Get Ready Program staff at Fridley High School, is here to help you! Matt Kiefer is available to meet before/after school or through a google meet. If you still need to complete your student's FAFSA, the following documents are required:

  • 2021 Tax Forms (1040 tax forms)
  • Social security numbers, birthdates, and personal emails of Parents/Guardians and 12th Grade student
  • 2021 W-2 Forms for parents and student (if student completed taxes in 2021)
  • Estimate of current amount in savings, checking, and cash.
  • FSA ID created for student and for one parent/guardian

If you would like to schedule a meeting or have questions on the FAFSA, please contact Matt Kiefer at or 763-502-5790.


Thank you to all our students who are eating breakfast and lunch with us. We enjoy seeing everyone enjoying the variety of school made items daily. We continue to offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at each school. Pease check your child's lunch balance on the Parent Campus Portal. Cash or check is accepted at your school's main office or credit card payments can be made through the Campus Parent Portal.

If you have not completed an Application for Educational Benefits, these can still be completed on the district website here. Applications can be completed at any time during the school year, if you are approved for benefits and have an outstanding negative balance, you are still responsible for what is owed prior to the application being approved.

Summer P-EBT

For families to potentially qualify for summer P-EBT benefits, an Application for Free/Reduced priced meals must be submitted and approved by May 11, 2023, AND the student must be enrolled in the district the last month of the school year. Benefits are paid directly to eligible family's late summer using the same process as previous years. The district is still waiting for additional information and guidance from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Please continue to check the district website for any additional updates.

Bar Codes for Student Meals

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 App at the cashier station.


For the 2022-23 school year all students eligible for transportation MUST request by this form:

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.


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

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

Please read the documents below for our updated practices for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment in Fridley Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year.
With seasonal flu, RSV, and other respiratory illnesses on the rise, remember to keep your students home when they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, are throwing up, have diarrhea, or are generally not feeling well. Please teach your kids how and when to wash hands with soap and water, cover their cough, and how and when to use hand sanitizer, to help decrease the spreading of germs.


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!

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