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Barton Open School

6-8 Health & Safety Plan

Summer Session Programs 2021

Current Grade 8 Fast Track Scholars

Secondary Phase 5 Plan:

April 12th-April 16th: Distance Learning for 6-8 students.

April 19th: 6th Graders return to In Person Learning: 7th & 8th Graders are Distance Learning

April 20th: 7th & 8th Graders return to In Person Learning


Parent Guide and Opt-out information for Statewide Testing

Please see the information below if you would like to opt your student out of high stakes testing.

For more information you may contact Gayann Fleming, Barton's testing coordinator at or you can call her direct at (612) 668-3597

All School Morning Meeting 3-5-21
Friday, March 19, 2021 1:00 PM

Click here to enjoy our first ASMM of 2021

K-5 Schedules 2-8-21
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:40 AM

These are the current schedules for both Distance and In Person learning.

"We Are Made for Now" LAG & MPS
Friday, January 29, 2021 1:40 PM

During the Fall 2020 Staff PS MPLS Dance Teachers came together to brainstorm more solutions and innovative authentic ways dance can happen through Distance Learning that still align with the standards amid a global pandemic and racial disparities in our community. Our connection to each other we have through the love we have for dance, illuminating the moments of joy we still have, our gratefulness for life and reverence for those who are no longer with us rings loud in our hearts through this work. No matter how hard it seems, we must harness the opportunity in each moment and show up in our truth, show up in our brilliance, show up in our struggle, and with our joy. We were made to express these moments. We were made to move. We are made for NOW.

This project is a culmination of online classes, park meetings, and free-spirited choreography from our youth to share their joy and love for movement. Inspired by the message in the song "Made For Now", courageously performed by the young hearts who will one day take our places. The resilience these young people shared with us as Arts Educators despite the hardships of learning dance at home shines through this work. Thank you to everyone responsible for encouraging these youth. In a regular environment, we would never think to see our sister schools, watch performances or collaborate without taking a bus somewhere. We have been craving human connection. This project provided that much-needed medicine and then some. Here's to many more collaborative projects that bridge gaps in equity, access, efficacy, and FUN experiences.

Distance Learning Help
Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:15 PM
Hennepin County Library Homework and Tutoring Help
Leadership Council & PTO Minutes
Friday, September 11, 2020 3:20 PM
The Leadership Council and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be meeting Thursday, March 18th via Zoom meeting. Below are links to agenda and zoom invites.  All are welcome and invited and interpreters will be provided.  Thank you!
Leadership Council:  5:00pm-6:00pm.  Here are links to the Agenda and Zoom.  
PTO:  6:15pm-7:00pm.  Here are links to the Agenda and Zoom