Updates for Friday, December 18

Prep National Honor Society Members Giving Back to the Community

St. Croix Prep National Honor Society Members spent the fall working on service projects including collecting seeds from the prairies at Belwin Conservancy, raking leaves for our school community and organizing a food drive to donate to our local food shelves. Thank you NHS students!

High School Student Unemployment Benefits

If your high school student lost their job due to Covid, they may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

Distance Learning Support

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Learn how you can protect your kids when they’re online. *Note: St. Croix Prep will not be providing tech support for this product.

District Distance Learning Support Coordinator

Medora Benson

Medora Benson is available to assist our families related to the items listed in the Family and Student Resources page including essential worker childcare and SCPA’s Chromebook loan program.

Class or Schedule Questions

Questions related to this should follow our standard communication protocol, namely contacting the appropriate teacher and/or principal.

Health Resources

Please Report Positive Covid Tests and Close Contact Information to the School Nurse

To make our return to school successful, healthy and sustainable, we all need to report our symptoms, Covid Test Results and close contact information to our school nurse even now when we are in distance learning. This will be especially important after the Winter Break.

Safer Holiday Celebrations by Minnesota Department of Health

UPDATED COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines from MDH

Recently the CDC updated their guidance on quarantine. Quarantine is for those individuals who do not have symptoms but are a close contact to someone with symptoms or to a positive case. This week MDH updated their quarantine guidance to reflect the CDC changes. The science has not changed; there is no change in the Covid incubation period but they did look at the risk and behavior science in making these changes. 
 
  • The safest option is still a 14 day quarantine and this is the required timeframe when the close contact is a household contact or you live in a building with other people where it is hard to stay away from others (long term care, shelters, etc). 
  • IF the contact is not considered a household contact AND you have no symptoms you can consider doing a 10 day quarantine. You must be diligent about watching for symptoms through day 14 and if you have ANY symptoms, even mild ones like a runny nose, you must stay home, separate yourself from others, and get tested right away. 
  • IF the contact is not considered a household contact AND you have no symptoms AND you get a Covid test (must be a PCR test) 5 days or later from your last contact with the positive person AND the test is negative you can consider a 7 day quarantine. You must be diligent about watching for symptoms through day 14 and if you have ANY symptoms you must stay home, separate yourself from others, and get tested again right away. 
 
These changes mean some changes for how we handle the quarantine situation at school. We will need more specific and accurate information from staff and families as well as documentation of the negative test result before returning to the building. 
 
Please continue to check our website frequently for updates and contact Candace Westlund with any questions.

Mental Health

Well Beings Minnesota - Mental Health Resources

Well Beings is addressing the critical mental health needs in America. Click here to download the Minnesota Mental Health Resource Toolkit.

Kay Schwebach is the New Youth Service Bureau Counselor

We are excited to announce Ms. Riedel, the YSB counselor, is available for office hours and individual sessions with students. She will be seeing students virtually between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Athletics and Activities

In alignment with Executive Order 20-103 announced by Governor Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League will begin in-person practice for winter sports and activities on Monday, January 4, 2021.

  • What does that mean for our school?  Our school will follow the directives of the MSHSL and start tryouts and/or practices on Monday, January 4. You should expect an email from your coach/advisor with more details regarding specific athletics and activities.

  • Winter Sports Registration. All students interested in participating in the following winter sports: Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Hockey, Alpine Ski, and Archery, need to be fully registered before January 4 in order to be eligible. This includes paying the Registration Fee, completing the MSHSL Eligibility Form and Health Questionnaire, having a current physical form on file, and a signed covid-19 waiver form. Click here to sign up on SchoolPay. 
If you have any questions please contact Rich Dippel or Keven Seim.
For a list of all upcoming activities at St. Croix Prep, view the Activities Calendar here. Sign up for alerts for any last minute cancellations or changes to the schedule.
 
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Upper School Play "Midsummer's Night's Dream"

If any students in grades 9-12 are interested in being involved with the Upper School Play “Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” email Ms Mittag.

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