Calendars

Non-Uniform Days

On Non-Uniform days, students may wear clothes other than their standard uniform. We ask that students be respectful, appropriate and demonstrate neatness, cleanliness, and modesty in their appearance on non-uniform days. No hats allowed. Non-uniform days for the year are:
  • November 27, 2019
  • December 20, 2019
  • March 6, 2020

Coupon Non-Uniform Days

Donate 3 used uniforms in good condition to school and earn one coupon to redeem for a non-uniform day on one of the designated Coupon Non-Uniform Days.
  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Friday, March 20, 2020

Spirit Wear Days

To enhance school spirit and build a closer community, St. Croix Prep will have days when students may wear Spirit Wear in lieu of their uniform. Blue or black jeans may be worn on these days. Students may wear all previously issued St. Croix Prep Spirit Wear attire, athletic participation shirts, and event clothing and all items noted in the Spirit Wear Store
  • September 20, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • February 7, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • May 15, 2020

Field Day - K-6 ONLY

  • May 29, 2020

Conferences

  • November 14, 2019

4:30pm - 7:00pm

  • November 15, 2019

9:30am -4:00pm (no school for LS students only)

  • January 30, 2020

4:30pm - 7:00pm

  • January 31, 2020

9:30am - 4:00pm (no school for LS students only)

Picture Day

  • September 10, 2019

Retakes on October 15th, 2019

Testing Calendar

October 2019

  • Benchmarks & STEP - October 23-29
  • Reteach/Review - October 29-31
  • Reteach/Review - October 29-31

January 2020

  • Benchmarks & STEP - January 6-13
  • Reteach/Review - January 13-16

February 2020

Access for ELL - Kindergarten

  • February 11
  • February 13

Access for ELL - 1st

  • February 11 - Listening
  • February 13 - Listening
  • February 14 - Reading
  • February 18 - Reading
  • February 19 - Speaking
  • February 21 - Speaking
  • February 24 - Writing
  • February 25 - Writing

Access for ELL - 2nd

  • February 12 - Listening
  • February 18 - Reading
  • February 21 - Speaking
  • February 26 - Speaking

Access for ELL - 3rd & 4th

  • February 10 - Listening
  • February 13 - Reading
  • February 19 - Speaking
  • February 24 - Speaking
  • February 27 - Writing

March 2020

Access for ELL - 2nd

  • March 2 - Writing
  • Benchmark & STEP - March 16-23

April 2020

MCA - 3rd & 4th

  • April 24 - Reading
  • April 27 - Math
  • April 27 - Make-Up
  • April 28 - Make-Up

May 2020

  • May 11-22 - Benchmarks & STEP
  • May 22-28 - Reteach/Review

MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) is the MN state required assessment to meet state and federal legislative requirements

Assessment Vocabulary

Formative Assessments

Include on-going assessments, anecdotal records, quizzes, and diagnostic tests, reviews, and observations in a classroom. Teachers use formative assessment to improve instructional methods and student feedback throughout the teaching and learning process. The results of formative assessments are used to modify and validate instruction.

Formative “Benchmark” Assessments

Are used intermittently (weekly, bi-weekly, or end of quarter) to determine mastery of MN standards. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Imagine It! Reading benchmarks, grades K-4
  • RIGGS orthography, phonics, writing,
  • Saxon Math, grades K-4,
  • STEP (Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress), grades K-4

Summative Assessments

Summative evaluations are used to determine if students have mastered specific competencies, identify instructional areas that need additional attention, and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs at the end of an academic year or at a pre-determined time. Summative assessments include statewide and national tests. The ACCESS and Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) are administered once per year.

  • ACCESS assessments for EL students, grades K-4
  • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA), grades 3-4

Activities

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.