Updates for Friday, October 30

Debate Success!

Congratulations to our debaters competing in virtual tournaments at Lakeville High School and the University of Minnesota. Alexandriana Davis (9th grade) took home 3rd place overall and 4th best speaker in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate with a 4-1 record, debating the merits of compulsory voting; Liam Davis (7th grade) and Addison Erickson (7th grade) took third place in Novice Policy Debate with a 4-0 record, debating the merits of criminal justice reform.

Well done Debate Team!

Photo from L to R: Alexandriana Davis, Liam Davis and Addison Erickson.

Online Family Directory Available - Membership Tooklit

The online family directory is now available. All families were sent an email this week with the link and directions on how to access. A link to the Family Directory can be found on the Families page of the website under the “Parent Links” section.

Email Jessica Dykstra if you have any questions.

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 two classroom Education Assistants 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.

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. Permits will be issued starting on Tuesday, October 20. Enforcement of permits will begin on Monday, October 26 and 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!

Tommy Hilfiger 20% Off Sale Sale

Monday, October 26 Through Monday, November 2

This is the best sale Tommy Hilfiger has offered – 20% off all products and logos and free shipping over $50.

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.

Athletics and Activities

Upcoming Varsity Home Athletic Events

  • Varsity Volleyball Game vs. New Life Academy on Saturday, October 31 at 1:30 pm in the Gymnasium.
  • Varsity Volleyball Game vs. Concordia Academy on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:00 pm in the Gymnasium.

Attendance Policy for 2020 Academy Force Football Season

Attendance at all Academy Force Football Games will be limited to 250 spectators.

  • Masks will be required of all spectators in attendance at all times.
  • 150 spectators will be permitted inside the main fence area.
  • 100 spectators will be permitted to watch the game from outside the main fence area
  • No bleachers will be provided – spectators are asked to bring their own chairs or be prepared to stand.
  • Spectators will be required to maintain social distancing throughout their time on the SCPA campus.
  • NO tailgating will be permitted on SCPA property.
  • The Main Gate will open 30 minutes prior to kickoff for spectators to enter.
  • No dogs are permitted inside the main fence of the stadium.
  • No fee will be charged for admission.
  • The game will be livestreamed on the SCPA YouTube Channel.

Attendance Policy for SCPA Volleyball this Fall

Changes have been made to the MSHSL guidelines allowing spectators at indoor sporting events.

  • SCPA will also be livestreaming all home matches through the NFHS Network. In order to watch matches “Live” you will be required to subscribe and pay a fee. Fans are encouraged to sign up with this service to access all of our home matches.
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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