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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.  

Need a Chromebook for Distance Learning?
Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:10 PM

Hello FAIR Families -

We have had a good start to Distance Learning this week at FAIR with students logging in and engaging with teachers!  We know that we have students who still need internet access and devices to fully engage - and we are doing everything we can to get students  what they need. 

Critical to this is having correct contact information for you and your emergency contacts in our system - including phones and email as available.  Our Student Support Coaches have been calling over the last two days to speak to families to verify contact information so that when internet access points and Chromebook Devices become available, we can  contact you regarding delivery dates and times.

If you have changes to your contact information, please call us at our Help Desk Number 612-486-2350 or our main school phone number 612-668-1060.

MPS Device Distribution for Distance Learning

Does your student need a device for Distance Learning?

For students who still need a device or internet access, please call The FAIR School at our Help Desk Number 612-486-2530 or our main school phone number 612-668-1060.

Please make sure and leave a message with your request along with the following information and Speak Slowly and Clearly:

● Your student’s first and last name.

● Your student’s current home address.

● The parent/guardian’s best phone number where they can be reached.

● The parent/guardian’s best email address where they can be reached.

FAIR School Staff will then route this information to MPS District Communications for distribution routing.  MPS will be attempting to deliver a device to households in need by April 17, 2020.

Computer Visual
Distance Learning Video Tutorial - Check it Out Here!
Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:25 PM

Distance Learning Video Tutorial  - Watch to learn how to navigate Distance Learning, daily expectations for students, accessing Google Classrooms and Resources for famiies.

In addition, our Distance Learning Webpage contains information that may be helpful for students and families.


Chromebooks for Distance Learning!
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:20 PM

FAIR Families -

If you are need of a Distance Learning Chromebook and have not completed the Technology Survey or heard from the district via email, please complete the form listed on the link below.
Be sure to include your student's ID number!
For all new or updated information coming in, please utilize this Qualtrics form:
You can also call the MPS DCC (District Communication Center) at 612-668-0000 if they need support completing the form.
Please include the student ID if at all possible in responses on the form – it will make the process go much more quickly because that helps us ensure that we have the correct student.


Video messages from staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:10 AM

As FAIR School staff, we miss all of our students — so we were excited to send out these video messages last week to reach out, share love, and stay grounded. In case you missed them, here they are: 

Video 1

Video 2

Resources for students and families
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:25 PM

These are difficult times for families, and we at the FAIR School want to do whatever we can to make sure you have the tools you need. To that end, we want to share three resources you might find helpful. 

United Way 2-1-1 is a useful general resource, while the other two on this list are most helpful to people experiencing homelessness. 

1. United Way 2-1-1. Just dial the number 211 on your phone number to connect. This free hotline provides confidential health and human services information to Minnesotans.

It's open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week — whether you're in a big crisis or just need small support, you can call or text with a highly trained specialist who will help connect you with the right resources. 

Operators are available in English, Spanish, and Hmong. 

Visit United Way's website for more information about accessing the hotline, and for their online resource directory.

2. Online information directory. Youth Services Network has the most up-to-date information on shelter openings, free food, toiletries, mental health, jobs and more. 

Check out their website for an in-depth directory of resources.

3. Handbook of the Streets. St. Stephen's Human Services offers a free book full of helpful information. You can get a copy of the handbook in person or online. 

Per the organization's website, "People experiencing homelessness may get a free copy by coming to our main office (2309 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis 55404, 8:30AM-4PM Mon-Fri)." 

You can also download free PDF copies on St. Stephen's webiste: 

Yearbook team needs your photos
Friday, March 20, 2020 8:40 AM

The following is a call to action from the FAIR Yearbook Team:


We are hard at work on the 2019-2020 Yearbook. We’ve made significant progress but we’re at the point now where we need your help. We’ve created 2 Google Forms so that you can submit content to be added to the Yearbook! Follow the instructions below to make your contribution.

For safety and quality you must be signed into your district Google account to make any contributions.

If families have content that they are able to submit, please either share it with your student so they can submit it or email it directly to

Once you are signed in, click on the hyperlinked text to submit your Senior Pictures and Baby Pictures in addition to any other photos you want included from this year like Projects, Activities, Concerts, Field Trips, or Candid Photos!

After that, go and vote for who you think is most likely to become president or win a gold medal using the Senior Superlatives Google Form!

Can’t wait to see what you all looked like as babies! Thank you for your support!

- Yearbook Team

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Contact Us

Attendance:  612.668.1060
Main Office: 612.668.1060
Principal, Mary Pat Cumming: 612.668.1063
Dean, Mychal Crowder: 612.668.1075

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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