Lower School

Office Staff

Joann Karetov

Lower School Principal

Christine Mehlhorn​

LOWER SCHOOL OFFICE MANAGER​

Candace Westlund

Licensed School Nurse

Marianne Thole

Food Service Director

Peggy Rosell

Director of Student Services

Office Staff

Joann Karetov

Lower School Principal

Christine Mehlhorn​

LOWER SCHOOL OFFICE MANAGER​

Candace Westlund

Licensed School Nurse

Marianne Thole

Food Service Director

Peggy Rosell

Director of Student Services

CURRENT YEAR

2020-2021 Enrollment Application

Online

Please fill out one form per child.

Hard Copy

Please fill out one form per child.

LOTTERY CUT-OFF DATE

January 10th, 2020

Students who submit applications after the January 10, 2020 deadline will be admitted if there are any remaining openings, or added to a waiting list. Applicant priority will be based on the order the applications are received.
 Any Minnesota child in the offered grades is eligible to enroll, but parents/guardians must complete the SCPA Enrollment Form to register their children. In addition, to accept a placement, we suggest that all families attend a welcoming orientation session.

UPCOMING YEAR

2021-2022 Enrollment Application

Applications will open in:

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Monday, August 31st at 12:00pm

Attendance Line

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.

GUIDELINES

  • Please list the symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, etc...)
  • If your student has been diagnosed by a healthcare provider with a specific illness please state that (doctor diagnosed strep, influenza A, etc....)

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.

Educational Benefits

Please contact the office if there is a need to fill out an Educational Benefits form. This confidential form may be filled out at any time during the year.

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:

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).

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, KARE-11 and FOX-9 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

Technology Access

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.

Homework Expectations

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.

Anti-Bullying

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.

Communication Process with Faculty

The communication procedure for issues with teachers is as follows:

  • Direct communication with the teacher.
  • Direct communication with the division if the matter remains unresolved.
  • Direct communication with the Executive Director if the matter remains unresolved.

Fall 2020 School Opening

Options

  • Distance Learning Model. This is how school operated from March 30 to May 31 with instruction being done while students remain at home.
  • Back to School as Normal. This would be bringing everyone back to school in full attendance.
  • A Hybrid Model. This is a model that is in between the two previously listed, where some students attend one day, others attend another, etc.

Please note:  Per MDE, given local pandemic circumstances, it is possible that schools could use all three models throughout the year.

Decision

  • The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will make the decision during the week of July 27.
  • All MN public schools will be required to adhere to this decision.

Masks

  • Current guidance from MDE is that masks will not be required, but their usage is strongly recommended.
  • We will let families make their choice based on this recommendation.

Please note: This guidance from MDE is subject to change.