Welcome Back - the 2019-2020 School Year Has Begun!
School News
No School on Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2
There is no school on Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2 due to the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. The main office and division offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Bus Transportation Questions
  • If you have already registered your child for busing for the 2019-2020 school year and have questions about bus routing, contact ISD 834 Bus Transportation at 651-351-8377.
  • For specific questions about bus incidents, contact MN Central School Bus at 651-430-3311 AND the appropriate division office manager (Lower School 651-395-5920, Middle School 651-395-5950 and Upper School 651-395-5970).
Important Reminders
  • Parent Pick Up: Please note the Parent Pickup Procedures. The first couple of weeks are busier than normal as everyone gets settled into their routines. Please follow the directions of those directing traffic and know that the process may be a bit slower than normal.
  • Student Late Drop-Off/Early Pickup: Click here to review the procedures for dropping your student off late or picking them up.
Tommy Hilfiger Uniform Issues
We are aware that there have been numerous issues and frustrations with ordering uniforms from Tommy Hilfiger. We are working diligently to resolve these issues. If you have a concern that has not been addressed, please email Susan Peterson your Tommy Hilfiger order number and a description of the issue(s) and she will contact our uniform provider as soon as possible for resolution.
Please Fund Your Child(ren)’s Classroom Workbooks, Planner and Art Supplies
St. Croix Prep believes classroom consumable workbooks, planners and art supplies enhance childrens' learning; therefore, are provided to every student. Click here to see what your child has received to support her/his learning this year. The cost of these consumables are funded by the Parent Group. Please consider a donation to the Parent Group to support this important component to student learning. 

Technology & Background Check Fees: The Technology & Background Check fees totaling $21 per student have been approved for the 2019-2020 school year. This is listed as '19/20 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 July 23, 2019.) Fees for families with more than 4 students will be capped at $84 per family.

Click below to donate (only donation options that pertain to your child(ren) will be listed within your SchoolPay account).
School Board Approves Three (3) e-Learning Days in Grades 5-12 for the 2019-2020 School Year
On August 20, the Board approved three (3) e-Learning days which may be utilized in the event of school closure due to inclement weather. These e-Learning days apply specifically to St. Croix Prep students in grades 5-12. Per state statute, e-Learning days serve as student contact days. Other relevant information is noted below:
  • State statute requires a minimum number of instructional hours by grade.
  • St. Croix Prep’s current 2019-2020 calendar has a two (2) days of instruction beyond state requirements – for students in grades 7-12. 
  • Approval for grades 5 and 6 is to maintain continuity within the Middle School.
  • Attendance, instruction, and interaction will be done via phone, email and on-line classrooms already utilized by the School (e.g. Google classroom).
  • Parents and students will be notified at least two hours prior to normal school start time that students need to follow the e-Learning plan for that day.
  • Accommodations for students lacking sufficient technology (e.g. internet access, hardware, software, etc.) will be developed.
  • Accommodations for students with disabilities will be developed based on individual student needs.
  • Attendance is taken on e-Learning days and those students choosing not to participate are reported as absent.
Health Office - Immunizations
Per the Minnesota Immunization Law, the school needs up-to-date information. This can be in the form of a clinic print-out of the dates, a doctor signed medical exemption or a notarized conscientious objection for the student to attend school.

You can check the status of your student's immunizations on ParentVue. If the immunization is highlighted and/or there is an exclamation point please check to see if it says there are up-to-date/complete or if the immunization is needed. The system highlights those immunizations that may currently be up-to-date but will need a booster dose in the future.

Please turn all immunization information directly into the Main Office where the Health Office is located. You may fax information to 651-395-5901 or email it to nurse@stcroixprep.org.
School Picture Day is Coming - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
All school picture day will be on Tuesday, September 10. Picture forms will be going home with your student(s) next week. Photos can also be ordered online.

We are looking for 4-5 parent volunteers to assist the photographers on picture day. Each parent volunteer will receive one complimentary basic photo package.
ALiCE Parent Informational Meeting on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm in the PAC
ALiCE is an options-based response to a violent intruder that meets the Homeland Security guidelines which St. Croix Prep adopted last fall. Last school year several Prep staff became certified trainers of which two of our staff, Dustin Vincent and Candace Westlund, became the trainers for our school. Almost all staff have been trained. This school year the trainers will work on training the students.

For more information regarding ALiCE, click here.

Attend the informational presentation on Wednesday, September 25 to find out some basics about ALiCE. If you have questions, click here to email the ALiCE training directors.
Next Informational Meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria
St. Croix Preparatory Academy will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, September 26 to discuss the history, mission, philosophy and educational objectives of the school. The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria.
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. 
Want to Join Our Team? St. Croix Prep is Hiring!
We are hiring a Lower School classroom EA and SPED paraprofessionals. Click here to apply.

We are also hiring coaches for girls basketball. Email AD Rich Dippel if you are interested.
Branding Wearhouse Sale Going on Now Through September 4, 2019
Get 15% off on all Spirit Wear Apparel. Order on a Thursday and your apparel will arrive at school Friday of the following week. Use code B2SSCP at checkout. Click here to order.
9th Annual Prep Marathon on Wednesday, October 16
Mark your calendars for our annual All-School Marathon on Wednesday, October 16. This event will be held at Prep Stadium.

We are looking for sponsors for this fun, engaging, community building fundraising event. Click here for sponsorship information.
Non-profit Legal Assistance Needed
Do you or someone you know have expertise in non-profit law, and more specifically as it applies to the establishment of endowments? We are looking for a volunteer to help us advise us on a special project at SCPA. If you would like to help us and you have the expertise – we’d like to hear from you. Please contact Kelly Gutierrez for more information.
Parent Group
Parent Group Social and Introduction on Wednesday, September 4 from 9:45-11:00 in the PAC
Parents are invited to the Parent Group Social to learn about their events and activities throughout the school year and the many volunteer opportunities available. Everyone is welcome!
Annual Lower School Root Beer Float Party on Friday, September 13 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Socialize with other St. Croix Prep families as you enjoy root beer floats and your child(ren) play on the playground!

All Lower School families are invited to attend.
Athletics and Activities
Boys Traveling Basketball Tryouts
Boys traveling basketball tryouts will be held in the St. Croix Prep gymnasium on Sunday, September 15 and Sunday, September 22 at the following times. Players are expected to attend both sessions. Please contact Coach Seim if you have any questions.

5th Grade - 1:30-3:00 pm
6th Grade - 3:00-4:30 pm
7th Grade - 4:30-6:00 pm
Upcoming Home Varsity Games:
  • Girls Varsity Soccer Game vs. St. Croix Lutheran on Tuesday, September 3 at 5:00 pm at Prep Stadium
  • Boys Varsity Soccer Game vs. St. Croix Lutheran on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 pm at Prep Stadium
  • Academy Force Football Game vs. St. Paul Humboldt on Friday, September 6 at 7:00 pm at Prep Stadium
For a list of all upcoming activities at St. Croix Prep, view the Activities Calendar here . Sign up for alerts for any last minute cancellations or changes to the schedule.

Follow us on Twitter: @scpaactivities