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

AA Family Day
Fun on African American Family Involvement Day! Click to see more images.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:30 PM

Great to see families join us for coffee and donuts, lunch and classroom visits!

Seniors win the Winter Gear Drive!
Seniors Win the Winter Gear Drive! Click for more photos!
Friday, February 09, 2018 6:00 PM

FAIR Seniors enjoy rootbeer floats after winning the Winter Gear Drive!

February Events in FAIRNATION
February Events at The FAIR School Downtown
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:30 PM

Important February Dates:

February 9 – FAIR Presents at 7:00pm.  FAIR PRESENTS is a new performance series for ALL FAIR students.  All forms of art are encouraged to be involved such as music, dance, theater, & spoken word.  Feel inspired to collaborate with other students or just perform solo. This is an opportunity for students to show off your talent!  

February 9  -  Achieve Minneapolis Step-Up Summer Internship Program 10:30 – 11:30am - A great opportunity for young people to explore careers, gain job and life skills, and earn a paycheck. STEP UP provides career exploration through paid summer internships for over 1,600 young people! Students ages 14-21 who reside in the City of Minneapolis are eligible. STEP UP recruiter Cara Luebke, will be visiting the FAIR School CCC on Friday, February 9th from 10:30 to 11:30 to assist in completing the application and answering questions. The application can be completed anytime before midnight on Friday, February 16th at steupupmpls.org. For questions please contact Ms. Dornacker at 612-486-2512

February 12 – African American Parent Involvement Day  - Come visit your student’s classes and join us for:

·      Donuts and Coffee with the Principal – 8:00 – 10:00am

·      Free Lunch with your student during their scheduled lunch time. FAIR will pay the cost of lunch with RSVP to Kalisha Wiggins at: kalisha.wiggins@mpls.k12.mn.us by February 9.

Families are welcome all day at FAIR!

February 12 –  Family Skating Part at Roller Garden - The Office of Black Male Student Achievement will be hosting a family Skating party at the Roller Garden in St. Louis Park from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

February 14 – Elementary and High School Honors Celebrations  - We celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing scholars.  Refreshments will be served.

Elementary Honor Roll and Reading Achievement Celebration – 2:30 pm

High School Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Pizza Party (By invitation) – 3:30pm

February 15 ­– Sweetheart’s Dance ­­– All High School students are invite to attend the dance from 6:00- 9:00pm.  Students may bring a guest from another high school with a complete dance permission form.

February 16 – Parent Teacher Conferences – All day, no school for students. 

To schedule conferences for your student, use these links:

Elementary: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BA9AE29A5F85-2018

High School: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BA9AE29A5F85-20181

February 16 – Post Secondary Education Options Meeting – 9:00 am. Information session for parents and students to learn more about Post Secondary Education Options and the application process for the 2018-19 school year. PSEO Advisors from the Minneapolis Community Technical College and University of Minnesota will be attending.

February 16 – Achieve Minneapolis Summer Work Step Applications Due at midnight!

February 19 – President’s Day No school for students

February 28 – African American History Wax Museum – 2:30pm. Elementary and High School students from our African American History Class will work together during the month of February to plan and present a Wax Museum of figures in African American History. Refreshments will be served.

 

FAIR+ Classes for Winter/Spring
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:20 PM

New Winter/Spring FAIR+ session has started - We are excited to start our 2nd semester of FAIR + after school activities with a mix of old and new classes!

Some of our new classes include:

-Boxing

-Barbershop: Hair Cutting & Entrepreneurship

-GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)

-Recording Studio

-ACT Prep.

Visit our website to view our current class offerings and flyer - http://youth.mpls.k12.mn.us/fair

Sign up online at mplscommunityed.com or get a paper registration from the FAIR + office.

Super Bowl Preparations at FAIR
Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:15 PM

Dear FAIR School Families,

 

You should have recently received information recently with important Super Bowl information (http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/super_bowl_lii.html) via the School Messenger system.  As a school in the downtown area, we want to provide some additional information for our families.

 

At The FAIR School, we are keeping our focus on learning and working to ensure student safety while the Super Bowl is in town. We invite you to be partners with us in this effort. At this link (http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/safety)  are some helpful tips to use as resources when talking with your student and traveling around town during this time. If you see something suspicious, say something. Together, we can make sure this exciting time remains safe for all.

 

Due to our school’s proximity to Super Bowl events, we expect to see a greater impact on transportation to and from school from January 29 through February 5. Please plan for significant delays—especially in the afternoons and on Monday, Feb. 5—and possible road closure  (http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/visitors/SuperBowl/WCMSP-195148) near our building. This is true whether your student rides the bus, Metro bus, or you drive them to or from school.   Traffic will be heavy in the downtown area, so please plan ahead for drop off and pick up.  We will do our best to let you know about delays and anticipated arrival times, but if your student rides the bus and is more than 15 minutes late getting home, please call MPS transportation to check on the bus status at 612-668-2300.

 

For our High School students who ride Metro bus to and from school, we encourage families to have conversations about the large number of out of town guests to our city and individuals who may look at the large convergence of people as an opportunity take advantage of.  Students should keep vigilant and focused walking to and from buses, avoid strangers who engage them in conversation and notify FAIR School personnel immediately with any concerns.  

 

We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and I have worked with the district to ensure we are prepared for the upcoming Super Bowl week.We have completed additional security measures this winter to increase student safety.  Video buzzer systems have been installed on our front and back alley doors, locks have been re-keyed and video surveillance has been updated.  

 

We would also like to remind families our standard attendance policy applies during this time. In order to be counted as an excused absence, you must provide notification to the school either in writing or by calling the attendance line at 612.668.1060, ext. #1. 

 

Please reach out with any questions or concerns you have.

 

In Partnership,

 

Mary Pat Cumming, Principal

The FAIR School

651-668-1063 (work)  or 612-442-9073 (cell for call or text)

 
Process
"Process a Skateboard Art Exhibition" Opens Tonight 1/18!
Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:00 AM

PROCESS-

A Student Skateboard Art Exhibition.

Rivard Art Education, with the support of the 21st Century Learners Center Grant, is thrilled to announce “PROCESS- A Student Skateboard Art Exhibition”. High school students from FAIR School Downtown and Venture Academy are on display in this unique, culturally inspired art show.

Please join us in supporting the youth arts, skateboarding, and the most talented young adults in the Twin Cities on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 from 6pm-8:00pm at Cal Surf!

The Gallery at Cal Surf (2nd Floor).  
Thursday, January 18th 6pm-8pm and throughout February 2018

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Attendance:  612.668.1060
Main Office: 612.668.1060
Principal Mary Pat Cumming: 612.668.1063
School Counselor: 612.668.1076
Transportation District: 612.668.2300
School Social Worker: 612.668.1077
Health Office: 612.668.1066
Food Service: 612.668.1072
Athletics: 612.668.1085
After School Activities: 612.668.1065
Fax (main office): 612.668.1099

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