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2018-2019 Calendar

For a copy of the 2018-2019 Calendar, click here.

2019-2020 Calendar

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

2018-2019 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

2018-2019 Bus Transportation Forms

The 2018-2019 Transportation Registration Form was made available in March 2018.  Stillwater Area Public Schools provides bus transportation for St. Croix Prep students.  If you want to sign up for bus transportation, complete the Transportation Registration Form 2018-2019.  Please email the form to schoolbus@stillwaterschools.org or mail it to:  Stillwater Area Public Schools, Transportation Department, 1875 S. Greeley Street, Stillwater MN  55082.  If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department of Stillwater Area Public Schools at 651-351-8377.  The bus transportation processing and routing is handled by Stillwater (ISD 834), so do NOT return your completed forms to St. Croix Prep.  The form is due by June 15, 2018.   Thank you for your attention to this.

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