Back to School


Parent Checklist

1. Pay Student Fees:

Technology & Background Check Fees

The Technology & Background Check fees totaling $25 per student has been approved for the 2022-2023 school year. (These are fees which are not specifically permitted or prohibited by MN Statute; the fees were presented at a public hearing and adopted by the St. Croix Prep School Board on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.) These fees are posted to each student’s account in SchoolPay.

22/23 MS/US Community Consumables

This $30 per student contribution will allow us to purchase supplies when needed, in bulk, at better prices, safely store and manage supplies. Purchased items will include, but not be limited to: pencils, pens, Expo markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, note cards, Kleenex, paper towels, sanitizer, etc. Thank you for helping offset the cost of community supplies. Go to ‘Consumable Donations’ and then ’22/23 Middle & Upper School Community Consumables’ to donate.

Workbooks and Consumables Donation

Contribution for student consumable workbooks, planners and art room supplies listed by grade level. Go to ‘Consumable Donations’ and then ’22/23 Workbooks and Consumables’. Contributions ensure that consumable workbooks will continue to be available to all students.

Student Lunch Accounts

We will return to the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program this fall. All students will be charged for breakfast and/or lunch unless they qualify for free or reduced pricing. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria daily from 9:00-9:25 am. You can deposit money into your child’s lunch account by clicking on ‘Food Services’ and then ‘Add Funds Now’.

2. Health Office Reminders:

Students with Health Concerns

If your student has life threatening (anaphylactic) allergies, asthma, or seizures please remember we need a new Action Plan signed by the healthcare provider at the beginning of every school year.

Students with Medications

All medications require forms on file in the Health Office and most medications need to be kept in the Health Office. Students in grades 5-12 may self-carry inhalers (still need an Asthma Action plan). Students in grades 7-12 may self-carry pain relief medication (Tylenol and Ibuprofen) but require a self-carry form on file. For legal reasons, we cannot accept other school district medication forms (a generic form from your clinic is fine).

Please Note:

All forms, immunization and medication, should be brought directly to the Main Office/Health Office. Please do not bring forms or medications to your Division Office. For your convenience, the Health Office will be present at Back to School Night to accept forms and medications. You can also drop them off before during school office hours when the main office is open.
Please contact the Licensed School Nurse, Jessica Skilling, if you have concerns or would like to schedule a specific meeting about your student and their health concerns/medication needs.


Per the Minnesota Immunization Law certain immunizations, a notarized conscientious objection OR a healthcare provider signed medical exemption are required to start on the first day of school. The Health Office is in direct contact with those families who are noncompliant. This requirement tends to affect kindergarten, 7th grade and 12th grade students the most.

3. COVID Masks Will be Based on Personal Preference

Community Levels

We continue to monitor the Covid-19 Community Levels (Low, Medium, and High). Washington County is currently Low.


We will continue with the CDC recommended procedures from last year. Positive individuals must stay home for at least 5 days from the start of symptoms and may return to school on day 6 if symptoms have improved and no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. On days 6-10 the individual must wear a well-fitting mask and go/stay home if any symptoms worsen/develop. No quarantine is required for a close contact at school.


Staff and students who have positive household members may attend school if their COVID vaccine is up-to-date (initial series and all eligible boosters). If vaccine is not up-to-date staff/student needs to stay home for 5 days and may return on day 6 if has not tested positive for COVID and has no symptoms associated with COVID. On days 6-10 the staff/student needs to wear a well-fitting mask and go/stay home if any symptoms develop. It is strongly encouraged that household close contacts test between days 5-7, and any time symptoms develop, regardless of vaccination. We will continue with the CDC recommendations from last school year.

Masks/Face Coverings

At all Community Levels (Low, Medium, or High), people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Covid Response Team

In the event the community level rises to Medium, the Covid Response Team will meet to monitor the situation.

4. Bus Transportation:

Register for Busing

If you have not registered your child(ren) for bus transportation, click the link below to sign up. The Stillwater Area School District Transportation office coordinates all busing arrangements. Note: if you did not register for busing by the July 15 deadline, confirmed bus registration may take up to 3-5 days.

5. Application for Educational Benefits Packet

2022-2023 Application

We will return to the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program this fall. All students will be charged for breakfast and/or lunch unless they qualify for free or reduced pricing. Click the link below for the 2022-2023 application for Education Benefits.

6. Student Parking Permits

Student Parking Permits

Upper School Students who will be driving to school must obtain a parking permit. The cost of a parking permit is $250. Deadline to submit an online application and payment is September 11. Students will be notified the week of September 12 if they will be issued a permit. All others will receive a refund.
Parking lots will be monitored daily for the required student parking permits. Enforcement of permits will begin on Monday, September 19. Permit applications are available on SchoolPay under ‘School Payments’ and then ’22/23 Student Parking Permit’. Please register online (no paper forms).
Note: Student parking permits typically sell out in September of each year. If you anticipate needing a parking permit mid-year, students should apply at the start of the school year. Additional permits will not be issued for students who get their driver’s license later in the year.
In the event more applications are received than spots available, priority will be given based on: seniority, residing out of District 834, zero hour, extracurricular involvement, and/or special circumstances.

7. Notification of Family Educational & Privacy Rights

Notification of Family Educational & Privacy Rights

Every year we receive questions about student data, privacy issues, submission of student information to newspapers, whether parents can view educational files, etc. As a means of clearer communication, please review this notification of your family and student rights:

Parent Resources

YMCA Before/After School Program

The YMCA school age childcare is available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with flexible three, four and five day options.

SchoolMessenger Opt In

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. If you have not already opted in previously, click here to learn more and/or opt in:

Spirit Wear

Our Spirit Wear vendor, The Branding Wearhouse, has many options available. Click here to shop their website. Orders will be delivered to school at no charge and will be sent home with your student, or for a delivery fee, can be shipped directly to your home.

Building Hours

Our building access and dismissal guidelines have been updated for the 2022-2023 school year.

School Directory - Membership Toolkit

Membership Toolkit is our online school directory. You will receive an email communication sometime this fall when the directory is ready to view.

Protection and Privacy of Student Records

This communication is to inform parents and students (18 years old or more) of the privacy and
protection of parent and student records consistent with relevant federal and state statutes and
regulations. Parents of students and eligible students have the following rights: