June 2, 2021 | Volume 1 • Issue 35
A Message from Superintendent Osei
Next Tuesday, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2021 during St. Louis Park High School’s One Hundred Twenty-Second Commencement Exercise.

This is such a special occasion for students, families, staff, and our entire school community. Any time a cohort of students reaches this important milestone, it is a testament to our entire school community as getting students to this point requires a tremendous amount of collaboration between parents/guardians and staff, support, encouragement, high expectations, hard work, and love.  

Some of the students who will be crossing the stage on Tuesday started in St. Louis Park Public Schools in Pre-K. I am thankful for all of the staff who have positively influenced these graduates along the way and for every parent/guardian who entrusts us with the education of their children.  

From Pre-K to commencement, a journey filled with learning, friendships, success, failure, and growth. The end of the Class of 2021’s junior and senior years have been filled with obstacles, challenges, and a pandemic. This class did not allow the pandemic or the impact that it has had on the end of their junior and senior years blur their vision for the future. I am proud of the resilience this class has demonstrated.  

As they enter the next stage in their lives, I pray that they continue to demonstrate the leadership, tenacity, and resilience that we have seen during their time in our schools. I also hope that they continue to interrupt systems and structures that diminish the humanity of others. 

I recognize that we would not be able to honor this class without the support of all of you along the way. Thank you for always putting children first in St. Louis Park and for your continued commitment and support of St. Louis Park Public Schools.

In community,

Free Meals Available to St. Louis Park Children This Summer
St. Louis Park Public Schools will once again take part in the Summer Eats Minnesota program that provides children 18 and younger with healthy and delicious meals throughout the summer months.

Meal pick up locations, dates and times are listed below. Click here to download a one-page flyer with more detailed information. All ages are welcome at all sites.

Aquila Elementary | 8500 West 31st St.
June 21 through August 26
Pick-up days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Lunch/snack pick-up: 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Park Spanish Immersion Elementary | 9400 Cedar Lake Rd.
June 28 through August 12
Pick-up days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Breakfast pick-up: 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.
Lunch pick-up: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Louis Park High School | 6425 West 33rd St.
June 14 through August 25
Pick-up days: Mondays (for Mon. and Tues. meals)
Wednesdays (for Wed., Thur., and Fri. meals)
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Please note that no meals will be available the week of July 5-9.
Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony Details
Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 at the High School Stadium. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Wednesday, June 9.

General Graduation Instructions
The ceremony will be similar to those prior to the pandemic with a few exceptions per Minnesota Department of Health guidance, most notably each graduate will receive eight tickets and there will be no general admission.

Seniors need to arrive for graduation at 6:15 p.m. to line up and prepare for the ceremony. The stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. for families to enter the stadium and find their seats. The celebration will begin at 7:00 p.m. Sign language Interpretation will be present at the event.

Click here for more complete details.
School-Issued Device Collection
Instructional planning for the 2021-2022 school year is underway. The collection of school-issued Chromebooks, iPads, mobile hotspots and associated chargers prior to the last day of school is essential to ensure digital tools are available for learning at the start of next school year. 

Please refer to the following one-page flyers for complete information: English | Spanish | Somali
Updated COVID-19 Dashboard
The dashboard will be updated every Wednesday and can be found on the District's COVID-19 News & Updates page at www.slpschools.org/covid19.
12+ Vaccine Clinic at St. Louis Park High School: Register Now!

CLICK HERE for details about parental consent and to register.
NOTE: Only 150 vaccine doses are available at this clinic, REGISTER NOW!

Other Vaccine Options for 12+
Minnesotan’s ages 12-15 can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at community sites in Oakdale, Lino Lakes, and at Roy Wilkins Auditorium as well: COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program.
Middle School Theater Program Presents James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Tickets are still available for the final two shows (June 3-4) of James and the Giant Peach Jr., the St. Louis Park Middle School Theater spring musical. Shows begin at 7 p.m., at the ROC, located at the St. Louis Park Rec Center. Tickets are $10 apiece and can be purchased by clicking here.

Please join us for this special return to live theater in this exciting outdoor performance space! 
Become a Summer Learning Academy Teacher
Open Your Eyes.
Renew Your Spirit.
Share Your Light.
Raise Your Voice.
Transform Education.

Join St. Louis Park Public Schools as a TEACHER in the Summer Learning Academy.

Students and Teachers will come together to:
  • Get excited about learning
  • Enrich their lives through literacy, math, wellness, global & social justice, and arts
  • Talk about race and racism
  • Become leaders
  • Enhance our spirits

Click here to learn more.
Last SLP Communicator will be Published June 9
The June 9, 2021 edition of the SLP Communicator will be the last of the 2020-21 school year. The publication will return to your inbox in late-August.