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Summer News

  • Thank you for another great year of Flipside. I will be out of the office starting June12th though August 24th. I will check emails and voicemails when I return. Registration packets will be available the second week of school. Have a great summer! 

  • Welcome back middle school students and families!
    Our fall program will begin on October 19th

    Flipside would like to welcome you back to school and is excited to announce we will be offering our program through distance learning! This free program strives to provide engaging enrichment opportunities and academic support for middle school students. Flipside is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant and provide programming at the following schools:

    American Indian               Murray Middle
    Farnsworth Upper             Ramsey Middle
    Humboldt /OWL                Washington Technology

    Due to the district being in distance learning this Fall, we have changed our model to ensure we can still serve as many young people as possible. During distance learning, American Indian Magnet and Farnsworth Upper will serve students in grades 5-8. All other schools will serve students in grades 6-8.

    Free Virtual Classes: The entire fall session of Flipside will be done virtually, even if the district enters into a hybrid model. We will offer some programs that all students attending the schools listed above may attend, as well as programs that are specific to the school you attend. For example, there will be an art class that any student from our middle schools can attend, but at Humboldt, the Karen Club and Karen tutoring will only be open to Humboldt/OWL students.

    Watch your email and Schoology closely for upcoming registration for our programs.

    Free Activity Kits: Many of our classes require materials to complete the work or projects. Any materials needed will be delivered to students prior to the start of class. Youth participating in programs will also receive a family activity kit once a month to engage the whole family in fun activities!

    Flipside Program Advisory: We would love to get input from both youth and adults about how our program can improve or best serve your family. Please email your schools Coordinator or visit us during our office hours on Google Meets to learn more about this opportunity.

    Program Evaluation Information

    The Flipside afterschool program continually works to improve the program quality and experience for students in order to reach intended outcomes.  Parents are given the option to to have their child participate in evaluation activities upon registering for the program.  If you choose not to participate in program evaluation activities, please sign and email the form below to flipside@spps.org.

    Forms to opt out of participating in Program Evaluation Activities

    Flipside Data Privacy Notice -ENGLISH

    Flipside Data Privacy Notice - HMONG

    Flipside Data Privacy Notice - KAREN

    Flipside Data Privacy Notice - SOMALI

    Flipside Data Privacy Notice - SPANISH



 Vanessa Gill



Degrees and Certifications:

Vanessa Gill

Vanessa Gill joined Flipside in the Fall of 2015. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business from The Carlson School of Management and a Masters of Education from College of Education & Human Development, both from the University of Minnesota. She loves to travel, cook and workout.

651.744.5305 | Vanessa.Gill@spps.org

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Contact Us

  • For Youth Grades 4-8
    Monday through Thursday
    4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

    Fall Session: Oct. 9 - Jan. 25
    Spring Session: Jan 29 - May 10
    Programs held primarily at Linwood Upper


    TeenVenture questions can be directed to Sam Jewett at 651.283.7515 or sam.jewett@spps.org


Sponsored by

  • Flipside is sponsored by the Saint Paul Public Schools Alternative Education, Athletics, and Community Education Departments in partnership with the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, and Saint Paul Library. It is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.287, Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV B – 21 Century Community Learning Centers.  The contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy of the Federal Department of Education or the State Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.