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Equity, Innovation, Excellence and Creativity

The FAIR School is a public 9-12 fine arts high school located in downtown Minneapolis that is rooted in equity, innovation and creativity.  

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Go-To Card Registration August 15, 16, 17, 2018 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:40 PM

Greetings FAIR Families!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Go-To Card Registration and Pick Up:​​​​​​  August 15, 16, 17 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

 FAIR Students in Grades 10-12:

  1. Come to FAIR during scheduled times above
  2. Register and electronically sign off on rules and expectations for Metro Bus Passes 
  3. Receive Go-To Card

FAIR Students in Grade 9 or New Students:

  1. Come to FAIR during scheduled times above
  2. Register, have photo taken and electronically sign off on rules and expectations for Metro Bus Passes 
  3. Receive Go-To Card at Open House on August 23, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

If your student is not attending FAIR in the fall, please notify us by emailing our Secretary, Kalisha Wiggins: kalisha.wiggins@mpls.k12.mn.us 

Note:  If your student is not attending, you may still receive School Messenger Communication until on or about September , 2018 when updates are made to the system.

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:45 PM

FAIR Students and Families,

 
We are excited for the new school year in FAIRNATION.  We want you to stretch yourself this year by trying something new in FAIR+ or joining a student group. Your leadership and student voice will guide new students in understanding the opportunities FAIRNATION can provide.   
 
Enjoy your summer break, have some fun and get ready for next year.  Our school team at FAIR is here to support you and help you plan for your future and post-secondary plans. 
 
Ms. Cumming is available to meet with you this summer for any ideas you have to make it your best year ever!
Call 612-668-1063 or email  marypat.cumming@mpls.k12.mn.us.
 
Important summer dates:
 
August 15, 16, 17    9am-12pm      Go-To Card Registration 
 *All students must complete the Go-To Card registration process to have Metro Bus access on the first day of school.
Come during dates and time listed above.                                                        
                                                                        
August 23                 5pm - 7pm      Back to School Open House 
       Go-To Card & Schedule Pick Up
 
 
Looking forward to seeing you - First day of school is Monday, August 27, 2018!
 
Ms. Cumming             Principal 
Mr.  Kane                    Counselor
Ms. Dornacker            College/Career Counselor
Mr. Woods                  Dean of Students
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Graduation Photos from 2018!
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:40 PM

 Congratulations to The FAIR School Class or 2018! We wish you the best as you make your path through life!

Here is the link to access 2018 Graduation Photos:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KBCf1LRlzrskGihDBNlaxsx6md1mqOwi?usp=sharing

Senior Graduation Fees to Be Reimbursed
Friday, June 01, 2018 2:45 PM

June 1, 2018

Dear FAIR School Senior Families:

I am writing to inform you about a procedural change in our school that has resulted in a small reimbursement coming back to your family.

The FAIR School has traditionally assessed a small fee of $35.00 to be used for graduation related expenses. Minneapolis Public Schools learned recently that charging such a graduation fee is prohibited by law. Minneapolis Public Schools will be reimbursing this fee to families who have already paid it.

If your Senior has already paid, they will be reimbursed $35 fee during the week of June  4, 2018, prior to graduation.  We are working on the details of when we will have the funds (cash) back at FAIR to be paid out. 

We are sorry if this has caused any confusion for your family and look forward to a successful graduation ceremony on June 9, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Cowles Center for Performing Arts.

Sincerely,

Mary Pat Cumming

Principal, The FAIR School

Block Party - June 1
Friday, June 01, 2018 9:55 AM

Don't miss the Block Party on June 1, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:30pm!

Summer Reading Promotions, free book give aways, carnival games, entertainment and a Teacher Dunk Tank!

See you there!

Graduation Updates!
Friday, May 25, 2018 2:30 PM

In mid May, we held a senior meeting and informed students that they would not be able to wear ceremonial graduation stoles or additional items on their graduation gowns.  

Today, we received guidance from Michael Thomas, MPS Chief of Academics, Leadership and Learning, that in order to honor the diverse student body in MPS, graduates may wear attire that honors their heritage, ethnicity and customs for this life milestone.  These may include Native graduates wearing an eagle feather or our Black students wearing Kente cloths (these are just two examples).  Students at FAIR may now wear these items, with their graduation gowns as long as they relate to their culture and heritage.  Students earning GPA based honor awards or honor societies will wear traditional cords at graduation.  

Students at FAIR may decorate their caps as long as they are appropriate in language and symbols that align with our MPS district policies.  Let's get creative!

Our Graduation Ceremony will be lived streamed on Channel 15 and can also be live streamed by using this link: https://livestream.com/iDreamTV/MPSGRAD2018

In addition, families can order a DVD of the ceremony using this form: Graduation Ceremony DVD Order Form

We hope these resources will allow your family and friends, near and far, to share in this special evening!

We look forward to the final two weeks of high school for the Class of 2018.  Here are a list of the upcoming senior dates:

June 1 - FAIR Block Party Celebration 5:00 - 7:30pm

June 7 - Last Day for Seniors

June 8 - Graduation Practice - 11:00 am

June 8 - Senior BBQ Lunch - 12:30 pm

June 8 - Senior Walk and Community Meeting 2:00 pm

June 9 - Graduation!  Seniors arrive by 6:15 pm, Ceremony at 7:00 pm

If you have any questions in the next few weeks, please reach out to our school staff!

 

We look forward to seeing you at Graduation!

Mary Pat Cumming, Principal

The FAIR School

 

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Attendance:  612.668.1060
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Principal Mary Pat Cumming: 612.668.1063
School Counselor: 612.668.1076
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