Three Prep Students Competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament
Hans Gebauer, Avery DeWitt and Olivia Reeves competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Dallas, TX. While their final results were not enough to push them into the top 64, they performed admirably and grew as a team. Over the course of the tournament, our students debated over topics such as government control of social media, financial assistance to women in the developing world, the viability of a bipartisan ticket for the 2020 presidential election, vaccines, adversity scores, and mandatory organ donation. Needless to say, these students learned a lot about themselves and political issues facing our world. Congratulations to Hans, Avery and Olivia for their dedication and hard work!
School News
This will the first Parent Update of the new 2019-2020 school year. This weekly communication contains important information about the school, upcoming events and other news.
St. Croix Prep has an all new website!

We’ve been working for the last 10 months to build a brand new website that can:

  • more effectively tell the St. Croix Prep story
  • serve as a handy tool for our community

How the Site is Organized:

  • Home Page - Learn what makes St. Croix Prep Unique. This page can always be reached by clicking on the name of the school in the upper left hand corner of the site.

  • About - Learn more about St. Croix Prep, school board, school performance, facility rental and more.

  • Families - If you’re a parent or a student, this page is your "One Stop Shop" for everything you need.

  • Employees - A handy place for our staff to access everything they need.

  • Admissions - Apply to the school, learn about the enrollment process and apply for shared time services.

  • Give - Learn about our fundraising events and the other ways you can donate to the school.

Other Notable Features:

  • Search - Located in the upper right hand corner of the site. Just click on the search icon, type in a few words, and you'll instantly see results with friendly icons to help you find what you're looking for quickly and easily.

  • Footer - Located at the bottom of every page. We put the attendance lines and office contacts for quick access.

Website feedback/bug reports/feature requests? 

Please contact Chad Olson at
(this information is also in the footer for quick access)
New 'Fee' Portal "SchoolPay' Will Replace "FeePay" Effective August 2, 2019
FeePay, SCPA's current fee portal, was live through Friday, July 19. Outstanding fees will be transitioned to the new portal. Fall activities registration, lunch deposits, donations and class fees may be completed through SchoolPay, SCPA's new fee portal, beginning Friday, August 2. Links to and Instructions for this portal will be emailed to parents next week. Please watch for this email. 
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 a '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.) Class Fees for families with more than 4 students will be capped at $84 per family.
SCPA Main Office - Summer Hours
  • The main office will be open for the remainder of July Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Starting in August, the main office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm through Friday, August 23.
  • Starting Monday, August 26, the main office will resume its normal hours, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
First Day of School is Monday, August 26, 2019
The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is Monday, August 26 at 9:30 am. Click here for the full school year calendar.
Activities and Athletics
REMINDER - Fall Sports Registration Available Beginning Friday, August 2
In order to be eligible, the following must be completed prior to participation in practices starting on August 12:
  • Registration for all fall sports will open on August 2 on SchoolPay. All students participating in fall sports must complete the registration process prior to practices starting on August 12. If you have any questions, please contact either Rich Dippel or Keven Seim.   
  • Reminder – All students participating in an athletic program must have a valid Minnesota State High School League physical on file with the Activities Office. Physicals are required to be re-done every three years. Copies of the physical form can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact either Rich Dippel or Keven Seim. Please email Beth Grubisch if you are unsure if your child's physical is current.
  • MSHSL eligibility form/health questionnaire must be completed. This form must be completed once per school year. Complete form online through SchoolPay, SCPA's new fee pay portal, beginning Friday, August 2. 
  • Pay the participation fee which may be paid online through SchoolPay, SCPA's new fee pay portal, beginning Friday, August 2.
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.

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