Updates for Wednesday, August 19

St. Croix Prep Community,

This communication will provide updated information related to our 2020-2021 school opening.

Apply for Child Care for the 2020-21 School Year

St. Croix Prep will offer child care/distance learning support during the 2020-21 school year to families who qualify as a Tier 1 essential worker. The YMCA will also offer on-site fee-based YCare child care before school, after school and on designated non-school days.  
To be eligible for no cost child care during typical school hours:
  • You must have a student enrolled in St. Croix Prep.
  • You must qualify as a Tier 1 essential worker (as defined below).
  • You must provide proof of your eligibility with employer information.
  • Your child must be in kindergarten through 6th grade.
 Once your application is approved, you will receive follow-up communication to complete your registration.
Tier 1 Essential Worker are limited to the following industries:
  • Healthcare and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first responders
  • Food and agriculture
  • Judicial Branch (essential services)
  • National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order)
  • Educators in pre-K through grade 12 settings
  • School staff caring for children of critical workers
  • Child care and school-age care providers
Priority Deadline: Apply by 11:59 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24 to be included in the initial placement process.
Please note: Distance Learning Support will be based on availability of staff and facilities.

YMCA Before and After School Programs

The YMCA school age child care is available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with flexible three, four, and five day options. Before and after school care and release day care will be provided on-site at St. Croix Prep. YMCA will also offer Full Day Distance Learning Support at their Woodbury location.

Chromebooks Available to Checkout

To improve students’ distance-learning experience, the school will checkout Chromebooks to families. A refundable damage deposit of $50 will be required and can be paid in the main office when the device is picked up. At this time, the school has a limited number of devices available to be checked out. To request a Chromebook, complete the Chromebook Request Form. You will be contacted when the device is available for pickup.

Internet Access Support

Access to adequate internet is necessary for children to succeed in Hybrid and Distance Learning Models. Please contact Chad Olson, St. Croix Prep’s Technology Director, if your family needs financial or logistical assistance in securing internet in your child(ren)’s place of learning. 

Distance Learning Day Meals

Our distance learning meal pick up begins Friday, August 28, to any child in our school

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 served on a first come/first served basis, with preference to those families that pre-register. You will be asked to pre-register here. 

Your child’s lunch account will be charged for the meals, $1.50 for breakfast (kindergarten students receive breakfast at no charge) and $3.50 for lunch. Families who qualify for educational benefits will receive the meals at no charge. 

Families can pick up meals Fridays between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at St. Croix Prep. Meals will be distributed from the north ‘back’ cafeteria door (the school’s ‘bus’ entrance).

Please email Marianne Thole, Food Service Director, with any questions.