Information for Families
The information on this page will help you and your student be successful throughout the year.
FIT Academy’s calendar is based on the District 196 calendar with a few modifications.
Our 2021-22 school day will be as follows:
- 7:30am to 2:45pm, Academic Day for All Students
- 2:50pm-5:00pm, After School Care (fee will apply)
- 2:50pm-5:00pm, After School Sports & Clubs for grades 6-12. (fees may apply)
FIT Academy offer free and reduced lunch priced meals to the children of families who qualify. Please refer to the information below to determine eligibility and apply.
After School Care
FIT Academy will offer after-school care everyday from 2:45pm to 5:00pm for grades K-5. Please check with the school for information on rates.
After School Activities
FIT Academy offers a number of after-school activities for students. Please contact the school for additional information.
Students at FIT Academy will be required to wear uniforms. Black or navy shorts (seasonal), skirts, or slacks with no writing, logos or decals may be purchased by parents at any retailer (i.e. Target, Macy’s etc.). School polos and school sweatshirts will be available through the school year.
We are pleased to announce that FIT Academy will be providing bus transportation to students who reside throughout the District 196 boundaries. We also offer an independent bus route throughout Burnsville.
Students who live beyond the district’s boundaries will be allowed to catch their nearest bus on the edge of those boundaries. Under this plan, FIT students will catch a district bus to their nearest middle school and will then take a transfer bus routed directly to FIT Academy.
Use the resources below to see the district 196 transportation maps. Feel free to call Tamra Paschall at 952-847-3798 if you have any additional questions regarding transportation.
FIT Academy is committed to limiting the amount of time spent on standardized assessments while meeting state and federally established testing requirements. We will also perform reading and math diagnostic assessments the first and second weeks of school to ensure that we best serve our students academic needs early on in the school year.
April 5, 2022 – Grade 11
MCA State Assessments
Requiring Authority: State of Minnesota
Content Areas Tested: Reading, Math, and Science
Reading MCA and MTAS (Grades 3-8 & 10) April 11-15, 2022
Math MCA and MTAS (Grades 3-8, & 11) April 18-21, 2022
Science MCA and MTAS (Grades 5, 8, & 10) April 25-29, 2022
MTAS Alternate Tests, May 2-6, 2022
Estimated Duration: Reading: 2.5 to 3 hours. Math: 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Science: 1.5 to 2 hours. Note that these are estimates as students are not limited in how long they take to complete a test.
Reporting of Results: Individual Student Reports (ISR’s) are generated and printed by the state and sent to schools in the Fall. FIT Academy will review the ISR’s with parents at parent-teacher conference or mail to parents. Parents may request to have them mailed at an earlier date.
State Requirement: FIT Academy is required to administer the MCA state assessments. We are also required by law to post the following document:
Requiring Authority: This is a school requirement
Content Areas Tested: Two separate tests, one for reading and one for math
Who Will Be Tested: All students in grades K-9
Testing Dates: September, January, & May
Estimated Duration: 45 minutes to 90 minutes per content area. Note that these are estimates as students are not limited in how long they take to complete a test.
Reporting of Results: Results will be reported to parents at the trimester 1 conferences November 2-3 as well as end of trimester 1 report cards mailed home.
ACCESS Testing for English Language Learners
Requiring Authority: Federal Government
Content Areas Tested: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
Who Will Be Tested: Students who qualified based on pre-screening and received parent permission
Testing Dates: February 15-25, 2022
Estimated Duration: Total of 3 hours
Reporting of Results: Individual Student Reports (ISR’s) are generated and printed by the state and sent to schools in the Fall. FIT Academy will review the ISR’s with parents at parent-teacher conferences or mail to parents. Parents may request to have them mailed at an earlier date.
Spring Carnival Friday May 13th
Download the flier for additional information and for information on ordering wristbands
FIT Family Fitness Day – Saturday May 14 (Grades 3 & 4) and Saturday May 21 (Grades 5-7)
Staff member Mr. Shane will be offering Family Fitness Days for FIT Families on Saturday May 14th and May 21st from 10:00am to 11:15am. This will consist of participating in aerobic and strength training type activities so dress appropriately! Please note that older siblings and parents may attend and at least one parent or adult sibling must accompany each student. This activity will be free to families who qualify for free and reduced lunch, otherwise the registration fee will be $20 for a family. To register, pick-up a registration form from the front desk and send a check for $20 per family made out to FIT Academy or use the payment link below. Please click here to register and pay electronically.
Field Day at the Minnesota Twins, Target Field, Wednesday May 25
One Wednesday May 25th, all students in grades 3 to 12 will attend a Minnesota Twins game at Target field as a school field trip. The Twins will be playing the Detroit Tigers at 12:10pm and tickets are $12. Please send $12 to school with your student to pay for their admission to the game or pay using the payment link below (coming on Friday). We will also need students to return a permission slip to school. Students who are on the free and reduced lunch program will receive free admissions. Busses will leave FIT Academy around 11:00am and return in time for bussing home and carpool. FIT Academy has secured just enough tickets for students and staff so we are unable to extend tickets to family members. Note that students will be served a boxed school lunch at Target field but feel free to provide them with cash for concessions items. Please click here to pay for your student tickets. You may also send a check for $20 made out to FIT Academy to school.
2019-20 Spring Sports at FIT Academy
We are offering Boys/Girls track, Boys/Girls Golf, and Boys/Girls Volleyball.
Boys/Girls track will start the week of March 2 and conclude the week of April 27. Practices will be twice a week (TBD) with up to 4/5 track meets once a week starting in April. Practices will be held here at FIT or area District 196 middle school tracks. The meet schedule will be out sometime in the next couple weeks.
Boys/Girls Golf will start the week of March 30 and conclude the week of May 4. This will be an introductory approach to the sport with an emphasis on fundamentals, rules, safety, and etiquette as well as learning the golf swing and knowing the different clubs. Some time will be spent at a local area golf course working on the practice green and the driving range.
Boys/Girls Volleyball will start the week of March 2 and conclude the week of April 27. Practices for 5/6 grade team will be Mondays and Fridays with matches once a week on Wednesdays. Practices for the 7/8 grade team will be Tuesdays and Thursdays with matches once week on Fridays. The game schedule for both teams will be out next week.
To register for any of these sports activities, please email email@example.com or contact Mr. Cassidy.
Spring Sport Information 2019-20
2020-21 High School Sports & Activities
FIT Academy will continue to coop with United Christian Academy (UCA) for those who wish to participate in varsity and advanced junior varsity participation in Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Track.
FIT Academy will develop our own developmental programs or B level teams to be hosted at FIT Academy. We are exploring offering the following sports: Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Tackle Football, Basketball, Golf, Badminton, Track
FIT Academy will work with the HS student council to develop additional social and arts related activities that appeal to our student body.
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