Updates for Friday, November 20

World's Best Workforce Meeting

Wednesday, November 25 at 9:30 am

The annual World’s Best Workforce meeting will be on Wednesday, November 25 at 9:30 am. The meeting will take place via Zoom.

Distance Learning Support

Prep is committed to our families to help them through the upcoming weeks in Distance Learning. We care about you, we value you and will be here to listen to suggestions and offer support. Medora Benson, our District Support Coordinator, will be your point of contact to support our families during Distance Learning.

As always, you are encouraged to contact your students’ teachers and/or division principals at any time.

We Need You! We Are Hiring NOW!

St. Croix Prep is Hiring NOW!

Do you know someone who loves to work with kids and is available during the school day? We would welcome your referrals. We are hiring a classroom Education Assistant for Lower School and Special Education Paras for all schools. If you or someone you know has a willingness to work with children in classrooms and support students on site, we would love to talk with you! No special certification required.

We are also in need of substitute EAs and teachers.

Order Prep Spirit Wear!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale!

The Branding Wearhouse will run their annual 15% off everything on orders placed between November 26 and through November 30. This applies to new orders only. Items will ship/deliver in time for the holidays.

Use promo code BFW15OFF

Upper School Yearbooks on Sale

$55 through 12/31/2020

The 2020-2021 Upper School yearbooks are available to order through Balfour.  These yearbooks are $55 through 12/31/2020. Get yours now before the price goes up!

All Students Eat Breakfast and Lunch for Free Through the School Year

Families need not apply for free/reduced lunch to receive free meals

Breakfasts and lunches are requested via the form linked below and picked up by families. 
  • Meals are available to any childage 18 or younger in your family. 
  • Meals will include lunch as well as breakfast items for the following week. Meals will only be provided for scheduled school days. Meals will not be provided on holidays or scheduled days off. 
  • Meals will be distributed on a first come/first served basis, with preference to those families that pre-register. You will be asked to pre-register here.  
  • Cut off time for requesting meals for the following week is 7:00 am on Thursday.
  • Families can pick up meals between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at St. Croix Prep on the Friday preceding the week for which meals have been ordered. Meals will be distributed from the north ‘back’ cafeteria door (the school’s ‘bus’ entrance – Door 5).  
  • Only families who qualify for free/reduced meals may elect to have meals delivered to their home. 
Note: Due to NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 27, meal pick up for the week of November 30-December 4 will be on Monday, November 30 from 11:15-12:30 pm.

Please email Marianne Thole, Food Service Director, with any questions. And, please stop by to pick up your child(ren)’s meals. We’re expecting you!

Registration for Chromebooks

Please register for your Chromebook needs for distance learning days. You will be notified as soon as we have a Chromebook available for your use.

Tier 1 Essential Worker Distance Learning Support Registration

If your family has two Tier 1 Essential Workers in your home and need to register for childcare/distance learning support.

MDH Guidelines for the Holidays

Important Message from the Health Office

As we enter into distance learning we would like to remind families to continue to notify the Health Office of student illness, including Covid test results. We will continue to track
this data as it will help us when returning to in person learning (full or hybrid) in January. We appreciate you helping us with this endeavor. Take care and be safe and healthy!

~ Nurse Candace

Celebrate Thanksgiving During COVID-19

An article from the CDC on suggestions for celebrating the upcoming holiday:

How to Travel During COVID-19

YSB Counselor, Amy Riedel, Available for Office Hours

8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays

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.

Tips for Self-Motivation

Amy Riedel, our Youth Service Bureau Counselor, shares some helpful tips to encourage self-motivation in children.

How Do Kids Become More Self-Motivated?

Autonomy. Plain and simple.

How do we support kids in developing a healthy sense of control and autonomy?

So much of it comes back to us, as healthy adults and role models, being willing to give up some control. We must realize that it is not our job to fix our kids’ problems, but instead, give them skills to learn how to solve their own problems, and give grace when they make mistakes.   We want to help them to feel empowered to make choices that are meaningful for them. Stress is contagious, so another important thing we can do is manage our own stress and anxiety, especially around students.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Shop Now Through November 22

Shop online and support our Lower School and Middle School. Orders over $25 ship home for free!

Athletics and Activities

Per Governor’s Executive Order, MSHSL Sports/Activities on “4 Week Pause”

Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-99 yesterday. In that order he paused all MSHSL activities and athletics for four weeks.
What does that mean for our activities and athletics at St. Croix Prep?

Unfortunately fall athletics and/or activities that were still participating are now finished. You should expect an email from your coach/advisor with details about a possible virtual banquet and how to turn in equipment.
Winter sports and activities that were prepared to start within the next couple of weeks will plan on resuming in person activities on December 19. Please understand that schedules including tryouts, practice times, and competitions that were already in place are subject to change. Individual sport coaches and advisors will be reaching out with scheduling updates as soon as that information becomes available to us.

If you have any questions, please contact:

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