Fridley Public Schools is Returning Through Relationships. Across the district, schools dedicated their first days to welcoming back students and families through 1:1 orientations and relationship building activities.
To begin the 2021-22 school year, Fridley Public Schools dedicated its first two days of school to orientation activities. Knowing that many students have not been learning at school in a while, the orientation activities and open houses were intended to help students and families acclimate back into school buildings.
At Fridley High School, incoming 9th, 10th, and new students participated in two orientation days led by the school’s Link Crew leaders on September 7 and 8, 2021. The Fridley High School Link Crew, made up of juniors and seniors, serve as year-long peer mentors who lead and facilitate various events and activities to help their younger peers adjust to high school. The strategic and intentional program supports freshmen as they navigate transition into high school through advice, guidance and peer support.
Across the district, parents and students at Fridley Preschool, Hayes and Stevenson Elementary Schools, Fridley Middle School, and Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center attended individually-scheduled open house events to pick up Chromebook laptops, meet teachers and staff, and learn more about their school. Fridley High School also held open house events on September 2, 7, and 8.
In addition to returning to in-person learning this fall, Fridley Public Schools launched Fridley Online Academy, a full-time online school for students in grades 7-12, which provides a rigorous school experience with the flexibility of learning from home. All students across the school district began their first official day of school on September 9.