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 return the form below to your school office. The student survey is also listed below for your review.
The after school program is a voluntary program and unacceptable behavior will result in dismissal from the program. The After School Program Coordinator reserves the right to dismiss students from the After School Program for the day as the result of unacceptable behavior. This will result in the loss of their transportation privilege and therefore may need to be picked up from the After School Program by a parent/guardian. Parents will be notified by phone or mail if a discipline referral occurs. Students who are dismissed on three different dates will be dismissed for the remainder of the current session. Students may enroll in the following session, assuming that the behaviors have been corrected.
- Students are expected to attend ALL DAYS of programming.
- Students who have more than three unexcused absences can be removed from programs. Written notes are due to the after school coordinator upon return to the program for excused absences. Excused absences include any school related overnight field trips.
For Youth Grades 5-8
Monday through Thursday
4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Fall Session: Oct 19 - Jan 28
Spring Session: Feb 1 - May 14
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.