Updates for Friday, November 13

Fall 2020 National Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to our newest members of St. Croix Prep’s chapter of the National Honor Society!

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.

Give to the Max Day is Coming

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Give to the Max Day has become Minnesota’s annual giving holiday, raising millions of dollars for Minnesota causes.

St. Croix Prep is accepting donations for the “Together We Stand” bleacher campaign through Give to the Max

Together We Stand


Student Parking Permits are Now Available on SchoolPay

Upper School Students who will be driving to school must obtain a parking permit. Click here to purchase on SchoolPay. If you prefer to pay by cash/check, fill out the form and bring your paperwork and payment to the main office. Parking lots will be monitored daily for the required student parking permits. Reminder: student drivers are required to park in the back parking lot.

Upper School Yearbooks on Sale

$55 through 12/31/2020

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

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

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this school year, for both in-person and remote learning days. Families need not apply for free/reduced lunch to receive free meals.
On in-person learning days, students can pick up breakfast in the cafeteria between 9:15-9:25. In-person lunch will be ordered during first hour of class and available to students during their lunch period. No pre-ordering is required to receive meals on in-person learning days.
Breakfasts and lunches are available for remote learning days as well and is requested via the form linked below and picked up by families. The following is important information regarding distance learning meal pick up:
  • 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.
  • Students in the DISTANCE learning model will receive 5 days of meals. Students in the HYBRID learning model will receive 3 days of meals. 
  • 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.

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

MDH Update on Face Coverings

Recently MDH updated their guidance on Face Coverings. Here is a reminder on the face covering guidance, including the updates. The main update is the recommendation that all face coverings should be two layers of fabric. Single-layer fabric, usually found in certain types of scarves, neck gaiters or bandannas, may not be as effective.

Types of allowable face coverings include:
  • paper or disposable mask
  • cloth face mask
  • neck gaiter
  • scarf
  • bandanna
  • religious face covering
Face coverings should cover the nose and mouth completely, not be overly tight/restrictive, and feel comfortable. Face coverings are not meant to substitute for social distancing.

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!

Raise Money for St. Croix Prep - Box Tops are Digital!

We are collecting box tops for school. Please have your student bring them into the main office.

Athletics and Activities

Winter Sports Sign Up Starts Friday, November 13 on SchoolPay

  • Girls Basketball – $395
  • Boys Basketball – $395
  • Boys and Girls Alpine Ski – $295
  • Archery – $295
  • Boys and Girls Hockey (Co-op)

All students participating in a winter sport are required to complete the online MSHSL Eligibility Form and the MSHSL Annual Health Questionnaire. The SCPA COVID Waiver Form must be printed out and turned in. Forms are available on the Athletics/Activities page on the school website. Click here for the website.

Boys Basketball

Freshmen Team Tryouts will be held on November 16, 17, 18 from 7:30 am-9:00 am in the gymnasium. Players must be fully registered (payment and all three forms turned in) in order to be eligible to try out.

JV/Varsity Team Tryouts will be held on November 23, 24, 25 from 7:30 am-9:00 am in the gymnasium. Players must be fully registered (payment and all three forms turned in) in order to be eligible to try out.

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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