Updates for Thursday, August 27

St. Croix Prep Community,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. Please read through the following back to school details and we will see you soon!

Technology & Background Check Fee

 The Technology & Background Check fees totaling $25 per student have been approved for the 2020-2021 school year. This is listed as ’20/21 Class Fee’ when paying on SchoolPay. (These are fees which are not specifically permitted or prohibited by MN Statute; the fees were presented at a public hearing and adopted by the SCPA Board on June 23, 2020.) Fees for families with more than 4 students will be capped at $100 per family.

20/21 Middle & Upper School Community Consumables

This $30 per student contribution will allow us to purchase supplies when needed, in bulk at better prices, and to safely store and manage supplies. Items to be purchased will include, but not be limited to: pencils, pens, Expo markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, note cards, Kleenex, paper towels, sanitizer, and etc. Go to ‘Consumable Donations’ and then ’20/21 School Community Supply Contributions’.

Workbook and Consumables Donation

Contribution for student consumable workbooks, planners, Scholastic magazines and art room supplies listed by grade level on SchoolPay. Go to Consumable Donations’ and then ’20/21 Workbooks and Consumable Supplies’. 

Student Lunch Accounts

Deposit money into your student(s) lunch account.

Required Health Forms

The Health Office needs updated immunizations and medication forms each school year. All forms can be found on the Prep website under Health Services. For immunizations, either the website form or a print out of your clinic’s form is acceptable. If your student has medical exemptions to immunizations the website form must be completed and signed by the physician. If your family conscientiously objects to immunizations, the website form needs to be completed and notarized. Physical exams are encouraged according to your healthcare provider’s recommendations. Any changes to your student’s health should be reported to the Health Office. for students who have asthma, life-threatening allergies, diabetes, seizures or other chronic health issues, health specific forms must be completed each school year (asthma action plan, allergy action plan, etc). These forms must be completed by a physician and are on the website. All forms should be turned in to the Main Office where they will be immediately routed to the Health Office. You can email them directly to the school nurse or fax them to 651-395-5901.

Immunization Forms

Students must have the proper immunization form updated and on file in the Health Office in order to attend the first day of classes.
  • Lower School Immunizations – Kindergarten: be sure we have the kindergarten series of dates.
  • Middle School Immunizations – 7th grade: need Tdap and meningococcal. 
If you have any questions, please contact the Licensed School Nurse, Candace Westlund.

Reminders – Registration for Childcare, Chromebooks, YCare, and Meals

Please register for YCare, Chromebook needs, and pre-registration meal requests for distance learning days. Please complete these as it will assist us in our preparation for August 31. Thank you!

Important Upcoming Dates

First Week of Distance Learning Starting Monday, August 31. As we have previously communicated, school begins Monday, August 31 and will operate in a distance learning model for everyone for the first week of school. The hybrid learning model will begin on Tuesday, September 8.

Distance Learners may pick up textbooks/supplies and get their school photo taken in the PAC next week on either Tuesday, September 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or Wednesday, September 2 from 10:00 to 2:00 pm. Distance learner students need to wear their school uniform to get their school photo taken.

Hybrid Students will receive their textbooks/supplies on the first day of their in-person hybrid day, Tuesday, September 8(blue cohort) or Wednesday, September 9(gold cohort). Photo Day for hybrid students will be either Tuesday, September 15 (blue cohort) or Wednesday, September 16 (gold cohort).

Students should bring Chromebooks/Laptops & Accessories (earbuds, mouse etc) on in-person hybrid learning days.

For an updated school calendar to reflect the Blue/Blue/Gold/Gold/Distance learning days, click here.

Parent Resources

Please note: all of these resources are collected on the "Families" page of the website

Building Hours/Student Arrival and Dismissal/Visitor Policy
  • Main Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • YCare Drop Off – enter through Door 2 (Cafeteria Entrance) from 7:00-9:15 am.
  • Upper School Students with Zero Hour – enter through Door 19 (South Entrance) between 8:00-8:30 am.
  • Bus Students – enter through Door 5 (Back Cafeteria Door Entrance) between 9:15-9:45 am.
  • Parent Drop Off Students – doors will be unlocked at 9:15 am each morning. Students will not be allowed into the building until this time.
  • Lower School Students – enter through Door 20 (near Lower School Office)
  • Middle School Students – enter through Door 1 (Main Entrance)
  • Upper School Students – enter through Door 19 (South Stairwell Entrance)
  • Building closes at 4:30 pm except for scheduled activities including: YCare, athletics, activities or scheduled meetings.
  • Visitors – we will have a strict no volunteer/visitor policy during school hours including no drop off of student items (ie. homework, instruments, lunch, etc).
  • If you have a scheduled meeting with a Prep staff member, you will be required to abide by the mandatory mask and physical distancing policy.
Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures
Additional revised parent pick up and drop off procedures will be forthcoming.
School Supply Lists Available on Website
School supply lists by grade (KA-12) have been posted on the website. Click here to view.
Dress Code Guidelines for 20/21 School Year
Click here for our updated dress code guidelines for the 2020/21 school year.
Tommy Hilfiger and Donald’s School Uniforms
To order school uniforms from our uniform vendor, Tommy Hilfiger, click here. To order from Donald’s Uniform, click here.
Spirit Wear
Our Spirit Wear vendor, The Branding Wearhouse, has many new items available! Click here to shop their website. Orders will be delivered to school and will be sent home with your student or for a charge, items will be shipped directly to your home.
YMCA Before and After School Programs
The YMCA school age childcare is available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with flexible three, four and five day options. All of the information and registration can be found here.
Educational Benefits Application Available
The application for education benefits for 2020-2021 is available. To apply for free or reduced school lunches, click here for an application and information. Note: Families MUST fill out a new application for benefits at the beginning of each school year. The last day of the 30 day rollover period is October 12, 2020.
SchoolMessenger Opt In
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight
to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings,
safety alerts and more. Click here to learn more and/or opt in.
School Directory
Membership Toolkit is our online school directory. You will receive further communication when the directory is ready to view.
Notification of Family Educational & Privacy Rights
Every year we receive questions about student data, privacy issues, submission of student information to newspapers, whether parents can view educational files, etc. As a means of clearer communication, please click here to review this notification of your family and student rights.

School News

Want to Join Our Team? St. Croix Prep is Hiring!
St. Croix Prep is hiring paraprofessionals, substitute teachers and EAs. Click here to apply.

Athletics and Activities

Attendance Policy for Fall SCPA Home Events
For the coming fall season, SCPA has established the following policies regarding all events hosted by SCPA
 
If you are not feeling well, are waiting for a COVID test results, have been told you are a close contact of a positive case or have positive test result, please stay home.
 
1. No gate will be charged for home events at Lions Stadium
2. Masks are required to be worn appropriately by individuals attending events hosted by SCPA including events held off campus (Barkers Alps Park & Stillwater Jr. High)
3. All spectators will practice social distancing while attending events hosted by SCPA.
4. There are no bleachers available at Lions Stadium this fall. Please bring your own chairs.
5. No spectators will be permitted on the field at Lions Stadium at any time during an event hosted by SCPA.
6. The maximum attendance for any event held at Lions Stadium will be 250 people.
7. No concessions will be available during events at Lions Stadium this fall.
 
SCPA staff will be present during home events and will be enforcing the above policies during all events.
 
As an Activities Department we sincerely appreciate your support and compliance with these policies during this coming fall season. We are looking forward to a successful season and rewarding fall.
 
If you have questions related to these policies, please feel free to contact Rich Dippel.