Updates for January 8, 2021

Virtual Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir, under the direction of Mary Kate Maney, put together a virtual choir recording of Dona Nobis Pacem. We are thankful to be able to find creative ways to create music even in distance learning.

ATTENTION LOWER SCHOOL FAMILIES:

2nd Semester Learning Model Registration DUE

2nd Semester Learning Model Registration is required for K-4 Students. Based on the upcoming board meeting, students in grades K-4 may soon be returning to school in-person five days a week. In order to expedite planning (e.g. bus routes, classroom setup, scheduling, food service, etc.), we are asking parents of all K-4 students to complete the registration form linked below. This form will ask whether you will be sending your child back to the classroom in the event the board votes to begin five days a week in-person learning. Additional information regarding learning model options is included at the top of the registration form.

Meal Pick Registration for January 20-29 NOW OPEN:

Distance Learning Students only

Because the Learning Models are subject to change in the coming weeks, meal pick-up registration will be done in two week increments verses one month or more, as has been done to-date this school year. Please only register your students who will be in the DISTANCE learning model for the given week. Students in the IN-PERSON learning model are not eligible to receive free meal pick-up; these students will be served their meals at the school at no cost.

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!

Upper School Hangout

Does your child(ren) want some fun after school activities to participate in or want some help with homework? If so, look no further!

National Honor Society is hosting a ‘High School Hangout’ every week on Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm starting January 5.
 
During this time, Upper School students will be available to play games with your student(s), help them with their homework, or just talk with them. Students can drop in at any time and do not have to stay the whole time.

If you have any questions about High School Hangout, email Ms. Keller

We Need You! We Are Hiring NOW!

St. Croix Prep is Hiring NOW!

We need your help as we bring students back into the building for school. We are hiring EAs for Lower School, special education paras, and substitute teachers and EAs. Please consider applying for one of these positions or refer a friend.

Lower, Middle and Upper School Yearbooks Are Available

Yearbooks for the 2020-21 school year are available for purchase through Balfour

Click on ‘Shop My School’ to find St. Croix Prep Lower/Middle/Upper.

Health Resources

To make our return to school successful, healthy and sustainable we all need to report our symptoms and COVID test results to the attendance line starting Monday, January 11 even though we are currently still in distance learning.

COVID POSITIVE TESTS

If your student has had a positive COVID test while in distance learning/during the winter break please send an email to nurse@stcroixprep.org so we can add them to the 90 Day list. When sending their name please include their grade and the date of their positive COVID test. This list will allow us to adjust quarantine as appropriate if they are identified as a close contact. We appreciate your help in this.

Revised Covid-19 Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines

MDH has adopted the revised quarantine guidelines of the CDC, but maintains that the 14 day quarantine is still the safest option. In situations for close contacts, families may consider a shorter quarantine but the family will be responsible to complete the Shortened Quarantine Request form and submit it along with any required documentation to the Health Office PRIOR to actually returning to school. The Health Office will notify families of approval for shortened quarantine once the form and any documentation have been reviewed. Updated guidelines will be applied to staff quarantines as well.

Please contact Candace Westlund with any questions.

Updated MDH Information:

Mental Health Resources

Well Beings Minnesota

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

Kay Schwebach - Youth Service Bureau Counselor

Kay will be 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.

If you would like to request school counselor services for your student, please complete the Mental Health Referral Form and return it to your Division principal and to the nurse.

Athletics and Activities

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.
 
Follow us on Twitter: @scpaactivities