Updates for Friday, October 2

Three Seniors Named National Merit Commended Scholars

Congratulations to the three Prep Seniors, Maisie Beagan, Julia Garland, and Daniel Peterson, who have been named National Merit Commended Scholars in the National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit Commended Scholars represent the top three percent of all U.S. seniors who are recognized for their outstanding academic promise.

St. Croix Prep Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 pm in the PAC

The next school board meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 pm in the PAC. The agenda includes the following items: 2019-2020 Annual Report review, Covid-19 expenses, Parent Survey Results, Employee Survey Results, Learning Model Discussion, and Board Retreat Planning.

REMINDER - No More Drop Offs at School

In an effort to abide by the hybrid learning model/MDH guidelines, limiting traffic and contact within the school and to protect our students and staff, we are not taking ANY drop offs (no instruments, forgotten homework, lunches, etc.). Thank you for your cooperation.

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St. Croix Prep is Hiring!

St. Croix Prep is hiring substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and subs. Click here to learn how to get your MN sub license. Click here to apply for open positions.

All Students Eat for Free This Fall!

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this fall, 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 child age 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. 
  • 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.

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Tier 1 Essential Worker Distance Learning Support Registration

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.

A Message From the Health Office

From the Nurse – COVID Update
We are all COVID weary.

  • COVID is hard. 
  • Isolation because you have symptoms associated with COVID is hard. 
  • Quarantine because you are a sibling or household member of someone with symptoms associated with COVID is hard. 
  • Being in quarantine because you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID is hard.
Here at Prep our goal is that no one gets the virus. A lofty goal for sure but that is why we are being so diligent in following the MDH COVID Decision Tree.
Quarantine is not a punishment; it is protection for classmates and neighbors. It is another effort to stop transmission before we even know that a close contact is positive so that we can stop outbreaks before they can even happen.
 
The hardest symptom right now, because of allergy season, is runny nose or congestion. When it says “new onset” on the COVID-19 Decision Tree from MDH it is referencing if this is the first time the person has experienced this symptom this season or in recent weeks. So many COVID symptoms overlap we need to consider the possibility that it could be COVID infection rather than assuming it is allergies. If it is new (first time this season) or worsening, an evaluation by a healthcare provider needs to be considered. Again, not a punishment but a protection for others.
 
Thank you Prep Community for helping us keep everyone healthy and safe!

These are tools you can use but please continue to report any symptoms associated with COVID to the nurse. Thank you!

Mental Health Resources
  • For the Back to School Kit by Mental Health America, click here.
  • Change to Chill tips, click here.
  • For mental health resources and assessments by Fast Tracker, click here.

YSB Counselor, Amy Reidel, Available for Office Hours

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

We are excited to announce Ms. Reidel, 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.

Parent Group

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

It is even easier to raise money for school through the Box Tops program – simply download the Box Tops for Education app and scan your receipts.

Athletics and Activities

Soccer Teams Play for Conference Championships!
Both the Girls and Boys Soccer Teams will play for the Skyline Conference Championships on Wednesday, October 7. The girls’ record is 7-1-1 and the boys’ record is 9-0. Their final regular season matches are Friday, October 2 at 7:00 pm against Cristo Rey, which will determine the time and location of the Conference Championship matches. Good luck players!
Cross Country Conference Championship Meet
The Lions Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams will compete in the Skyline Conference Championship Meet on Thursday, October 8 at 2:30 pm at the Highland Park Golf Course. Good luck runners!
Upcoming Varsity Home Athletic Events
  • Girls Varsity Soccer Game vs. Cristo Rey on Friday, October 2 at 7:00 pm at Prep Stadium.
Volleyball and Football Seasons Start
Lions Volleyball and the Academy Force Football Team started their season this past Monday. Game schedules are posted on the school’s Activities Calendar. If there are students still interesting in participating in the football program, contact Mr. Dippel or Mr. Seim.
Football Game Attendance Policy
Based on current guidelines from MDH/MDE and MSHSL, crowd sizes for football games at Lions Stadium is limited to 250 people. We are limiting crowds inside the main fenced area to 150 to ensure adequate social distancing while watching the games.
  • There will be additional areas east or north of the stadium for watching.
  • All home games will be live-streamed (weather dependent) and additional information on this will be made available before the first home game.
  • Away game attendance policy is determined by the host schools. These policies will be shared once they are available.
Volleyball Game Attendance Policy
Based on current guidelines from MDH/MDE and MSHSL, there is no in-person attendance at games during the season.
  • All home matches will be live-streamed.
  • Access to our live-stream and live-streaming options for away games will be shared once they become available.
No Middle School Volleyball This Fall
Due to circumstances related to building requirements, there is no Middle School volleyball program this year. We apologize for this situation but ask for your patience and understanding during this time.

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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