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"Important: Barton Families" 

Please see the information regarding in-person learning registration:

Secondary Phase 5 Plan:Families of our 6-8 students, PLEASE READ!

On Tuesday, February 22nd, the MPS School Board supported the MPS Phase 5 plan for our secondary students (grades 6-12). Please see the important information as well as a timeline below:

**All 6-12 families must register their child for either In Person Learning or Distance Learning. Please complete the 2020-21 In-Person/Distance Learning Registration Form for each of your students in grades 6-12, as well as Transition Plus, by March 9 to indicate your choice of in-person or distance learning for each child. You can change your responses until registration closes on March 9 by submitting a new form. Your most recent response is the one that will be recorded.

If you do not complete the form, your student(s) will automatically be placed in in-person learning and receive communication accordingly with dates and next steps. If you need assistance completing this form, please contact your school or our district communication center at 612.668.0000.

Important Dates for Phase 5 Secondary:

Wednesday, February 24th: Phase 5 Secondary Registration forms going out to families.

Saturday, March 6th: Virtual information sessions for families.

Tuesday, March 9th: Phase 5 Secondary Registration closes.

March 29th-April 2nd: NO SCHOOL for 6-12 students. Secondary staff will be getting ready for in person learning this week.

April 5th-April 9th: NO SCHOOL for K-12: Spring Break

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

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