Lower School

Attendance Line

Please contact by 9:00am

For absences and late school day arrivals, please contact this line by 9:00am. Parents are reminded that Lower School students MUST be signed in at the Main Office by a parent/authorized adult if arriving late and MUST be signed out at the Main Office by a parent/authorized adult if leaving early.

Office

Joann Karetov

Lower School Principal

Christine Mehlhorn​

LOWER SCHOOL OFFICE MANAGER​

Joann Karetov

Lower School Principal

Christine Mehlhorn

Lower School Office Manager

Other Admin

Candace Westlund

Licensed School Nurse

Marianne Thole

Food Service Director

Peggy Rosell

Student Support Services Director

Candace WEstlund

Licensed School Nurse

Marianne Thole

Food Service Director

Peggy Rosell

Student Support Services Director

Lower School Hours

Before School

The school doors open at 9:00am. Students will be allowed to enter the building at that time. Any Lower School student arriving prior to 9:00 am will be required to attend the YMCA before-care program. All fees will apply in the event your child attends the YMCA program. All Lower School students MUST be supervised. Students with Middle/Upper School siblings are allowed to wait in the atrium with an older sibling if the older sibling is providing supervision. All other students need to be supervised in the cafeteria from 9:00am – 9:15am. Unless students have after school activities, they will not be allowed building access after 4:15pm.

During School

Classes operate from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

After School

Any Lower School student who remains after school without supervision will be required to attend the YMCA after-care program beginning at 4:15 pm. All fees will apply in the event your child attends the YMCA program.

Inclement Weather and School Closing

St. Croix Prep is dependent upon ISD 834 (Stillwater) for bus transportation. Because of this, St. Croix Prep will close when Stillwater closes its schools. 

St. Croix Prep and Stillwater currently provide WCCO-4, KSTP-5 and KARE-11 with school closing information. We recommend tuning to these TV stations and their websites for school alert information.

We also post our school closing information on our website.

ParentVUE

St. Croix Prep utilizes Synergy as its Student Information System. ParentVUE, within this system, allows a parent to view attendance, homework, grades, and much more.

If you have any questions about your access to ParentVUE, please contact:

Christine Mehlhorn

Lower School Office Manager

SchoolPay

SchoolPay is the school’s electronic payment system that allows a parent to electronically pay for school fees (e.g. lunch, field trips, and participation fees).

Learn more about SchoolPay, how to set up your account, fees and other helpful tips:

SchoolPay is the school’s electronic payment system that allows a parent to electronically pay for school fees (e.g. lunch, field trips, and participation fees).

K-4 Policies

St. Croix Preparatory Academy supports the use of school-provided technology assets and services (e.g. computers, mobile labs, laptops, access to the Internet, electronic information, programs, textbooks, services, and networks). SCPA’s goals in providing the SCPA Technology Assets and Services to students are to stimulate creativity and innovation; encourage communication and collaboration; promote research and information fluency; support critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making; and teach digital citizenship. Access to the SCPA Technology Assets and Services is a privilege and not a right. Any inappropriate, unauthorized or illegal use of the SCPA Technology Assets and Services may result in cancellation of some or all privileges and will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion and possible referral to law enforcement.

SCPA Middle School allows students to have cell phones, iPods and other technology devices, but they are not to be visible, turned on, or in use during regular school hours. Students may use their phones/devices before/after regular school hours. Students who violate the above restrictions shall be deemed to have created a disruption to the instructional environment and are subject to disciplinary action and confiscation of their phones/devices. St. Croix Prep shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss, damage or unauthorized use of a cell phone or other technology devices. Use of camera features on cell phones and other devices is prohibited without administrative approval.

SCPA curriculum is an academically rigorous and content rich language based program. Homework is important and must to be done on time. Late daily assignments receive zero credit. When completing assignments for any SCPA class, you will be expected to turn in your best-quality work. A student may be placed on Academic Probation for the Quarter if they receive a D or an F in one or more Core classes. Core classes include Math, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Reading and, Logic/Latin. If a student receives two or more D’s or F’s as Quarter grades, in two or more Core classes, he or she will be required to repeat the grade level.

St. Croix Prep does not tolerate bullying, cyber bullying, hazing, or harassment. Specific policies and procedures are noted in the Family Handbook. St. Croix Prep is committed to maintaining a safe environment for students to attain high academic standards and to promote healthy relationships.

The communication procedure for issues with teachers is as follows:

  1. Direct communication with the teacher.
  2. Direct communication with the division if the matter remains unresolved.
  3. Direct communication with the Executive Director if the matter remains unresolved.

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