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Lower School General

Lower School Announcements & News

SCPA Main Office – Summer Hours

  • During the months of June and August the main office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • During the month of July the main office will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.* The office will be closed on Fridays.
  • Division offices vary with their summer hours so please call ahead to make sure the office manager will be in prior to coming to school.
*The school building, including all offices, will be closed the week of July 1-5, 2019.

Paw Print

Read the latest Paw Print Newsletter.

2019-2020 Calendar

For a copy of the 2019-2020 Calendar, click here.

2019-2020 Lower School Supply Lists

The 2018-2019 Lower School Supply Lists are as follows:

2018-2019 Non Uniform & Spirit Wear Days

Non Uniform Day

Wednesday, November 21
Friday, December 21
Friday, March 8

Spirit Wear Day

Tuesday, September 4
Friday, September 28
Friday, October 12 (Marathon Day)
Friday, February 8
Friday, April 12
Friday, May 17 (K-6 Field Day)
Friday, May 31

2019-2020 Bus Transportation Forms

There will be changes to the Transportation Registration procedures for the 2019-2020 school year. Beginning April 15, 2019 the Stillwater Area Public Schools Transportation Department will no longer be directly accepting transportation registration forms for the 2019-2020 school year. These changes will streamline the information flow and speed the processing time of route changes immediately prior to publication. Note: Any families signing up for the current school year may still send forms directly to Stillwater Area Public Schools Transportation Department.

2019-2020 Busing Transportation Form

Upon completion, St. Croix Prep will provide an electronic file of this information to Stillwater Area Public Schools. The deadline to complete this On-Line Form is Monday, June 17, 2019. A form must be completed for each student.

Homework Expectations

All St. Croix Prep students, with the exception of Kindergarten students, should expect daily homework.  St. Croix Prep intends to make homework purposeful and aligned with the goals of delivering a college preparatory education.  As a general homework guideline, Lower School students may receive between 20 minutes and 1 hour of homework per night.  These are only guidelines.  Homework should be completed in a quiet environment free from technology distractions.  In addition, these guidelines do not take into consideration critical times of the year (e.g. mid or end of quarter) when additional time may be needed for project completion or test preparation.  These average estimates do not consider individual student learning styles, needs, efficiencies, or family educational goals (e.g. grades, college/university aspirations, etc.).  In the event a student is experiencing more homework than these guidelines, please schedule a meeting with the appropriate teacher and/or contact the School Principal for a homework log.  For St. Croix Prep’s Homework Philosophy, click here.

Peer Tutoring

These tutoring sessions are used to focus on a specific area that needs improvement.  The tutors are volunteering their time to help meet your student’s goals. For a copy of the Peer Tutoring Form, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Erin Richgels (erichgels@stcroixprep.org).

YMCA Before & After School Care Programs

The YMCA School Age Care is available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with flexible three, four and five day options. All the information and registration can be found here. Additional resources – FAQ.

2018-2019 Educational Benefits

For Application for 2018-2019 Educational Benefits, click here.  For answers to your questions, please call 651-395-5900.

Bus Transportation Contact Information

ISD 834 (Stillwater Area Public Schools) provides our bus transportation.  They contract with MN Central School Bus to provide the buses and drivers.  The following contact information may be helpful if you have questions regarding registration, routing, and problem resolution.

ISD 834 Bus Transportation Department 651-351-8377

MN Central School Bus 651-430-3311

The 2018-2019 Transportation Registration Form can be found here.

Reading Well By Third Grade:  Local Literacy Plan

MN Statute 1208.12 states that a school district must adopt a local literacy plan to have every child reading at or above grade level no later than the end of grade 3.  This legislation is commonly referred to as “Reading Well by Third”.  For a copy of St. Croix Prep’s 2017-2018 Reading Well By Third Grade — and Literacy Plan — click here.

Contact Information

Click here for a complete listing of Lower School faculty.  Click here for a listing of other school administrative personnel.

Lower School Principal
Joann Karetov

Lower School Office Manager
Christine Mehlhorn

School Nurse
Candace Westlund
Phone Number : 651-395-5906
Fax Number : 651-395-5901
Email : nurse@stcroixprep.org