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Dates Ahead


March 24
Early release day 1:15 pm


March 27-March 31
No School Spring Break

May 2
K-5th Grade Music Concert 6:00 pm

Elementary/Middle School Choir and 5-8 Band Concert 7:30 pm

April 20
Civitas Fair 5:30-7:30 pm

May 11
Fun Run




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Covid-19 Information and Resources

Lunch/Breakfast Menus

March 24, 2023

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From the Special Education Director

Greetings, Seven Hills Families!

It is with deep sadness that we inform our Seven Hills community about a former Seven Hills staff member. Laura Christoff-Doyle passed away on Wednesday, March 15th. Laura was a founding teacher at Seven Hills. She began teaching Special Education when the school opened in 2006 and retired in October of 2021. Laura worked for both Seven Hills Classical Academy and Beacon Preparatory Academy before moving into teaching full-time in middle school. Laura advocated for and taught many students throughout her years at Seven Hills and found joy in every student she met. She not only taught them but passed on her artistic and creative hobbies to many. Her kind and gentle nature made her the wonderful Special Education teacher she was. Although Laura retired last year, many of your students have known and worked with her over the years.  


So as you round the corner into spring break, remember to enjoy the extra time you have with your family over the next week. I hope you and your families have a safe and joyful break and we look forward to seeing you at conferences in April.

Have a great weekend!

Kate Docken
Special Education Director


Richfield Campus Civitas Fair: Help support and celebrate this year's Civitas Fair by ordering a special one time t-shirt designed by one of our very own students. Please click HERE to order. 

On Thursday, April 20th, we will be hosting our fourth annual Civitas Fair from 5:30-7:30pm! This is an event for families to share their traditions and cultures with the rest of the Seven Hills Richfield Campus Community. We encourage all of the Seven Hills Richfield Campus community to not only attend, but share about your culture and traditions with others. This opportunity is open to families, faculty, and students!

If you would like to operate a booth or host a demonstration at the SHPA Richfield Campus Civitas Fair on Thursday, April 20th, 2023, please fill out the form and submit to Seven Hills Richfield Campus, Martine Walker no later than April 7, 2023.
Feria de Civitas: un evento para que las familias compartan sus tradiciones y culturas con el resto de la comunidad del campus de Seven Hills Richfield. ¡Animamos a toda la comunidad de Seven Hills Richfield Campus a no solo asistir, sino también a compartir su cultura y sus intercambios con los demás.¡Esta oportunidad está abierta para familias, profesores y estudiantes!

Si desea operar un puesto o presentar una demostración en la Feria de Civitas SHPA Richfield Campus el jueves, 20 de abril de 2023, complete el formulario y envíelo a Seven Hills Richfield Campus, Martine Walker a más tardar el  7 de abril de 2023.
Link to Google Form for booth/demo sign ups: 
Civitas Google Form

COVID-19 Update: If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact Ms. Erickson, School Nurse, and follow the MDH COVID-19 Isolation Guide. Contact Mr. Barrios, COVID-19 Coordinator, with any questions and see the SHPA COVID-19 Webpage for resources and information. 

Updated Parent or Guardian’s Guide to School: This guide describes and explains the public school system in Minnesota and the role families can play in their child’s education. It is a practical guide to help parents or guardians understand their student’s rights as well as the opportunities and resources available to the families and students. The guide was updated in December 2022 and can be found on 
MDE’s English Learner Education page. MDE is working to get the document translated in the future.

School Dress Code: School uniforms reflect a proper school attitude, identity, and pride consistent with a Classical Education. All SHPA students wear a uniform. We are grateful to students and parents/guardians for their support of our clothing policy.

We have noticed an increase of students wearing legging-like attire as stand-alone bottoms. This falls under causal wear and is not approved under our dress code. If your child would like to wear leggings, a skirt or dress needs to be worn over the top. 

Lunch Volunteer Opportunity: We are looking for a parent or guardian volunteer to assist in our Elementary lunchroom every day, 11am-12pm. Duties would include working with the lead lunch supervisor, helping students with opening their milk or food items, and helping with clean up. If you are interested, please email Principal Farrell at

SHPA Middle School Band and Choir: Our SHPA Middle School band and choir program began October 1st, but there are still openings! In band and choir, we will develop our instrumental and musicianship skills and develop the voice, we will learn fundamental techniques, collaborate with others, and most importantly make music! For questions contact Mr. Schultz at

See Richfield Campus Document 2022-23 Activities Registration Catalog Registration Form by clicking 

Elementary School News

Elementary School Sprint Parent Teacher Conferences: SHPA Spring Parent Teacher Conferences Conferences will be held the evening of Thursday, April 6th, and during the day of Friday, April 7th, by appointment only. Emails were sent from your students teacher with instructions on how to sign up. If you did not receive an email, please reach out to your student's teacher directly. 

March VIP Winners:
K- Anders K., Piper R., Kunga O., London W.
1- Anishka S., Raksha R., Jorge E., Khloe M.
2- Aarush J., Harper R., Kamila M., Damian T.
3- Harshini P., Caleb K., Rose D., Idris A.
4- Alyssa M., Elijah Z., Arianna E., Evan B.
5- Elijah T., Danika M., Kerin M., Letsly O.
Music- Ms. Engesether's Class
PE- Ms. Smith's Class
Latin- Ms. Engesether's Class
Second Step- Ms. Smith's Class

Middle School News

Middle School Sprint Parent Teacher Conferences: SHPA Spring Parent Teacher Conferences Conferences will be held Thursday, April 6th, 4:10-8pm and Friday, April 7th, 8am-3pm by appointment onlyThe window to sign up for conferences will be March 23rd through April 4th. Click HERE for more information and to sign up. 

Middle School Library: Have you read a good book lately? The Middle School Library is open to all Middle School students every morning from 8:20 - 8:40 am.

Seven Hills Preparatory Academy has entered a Joint Agreement with Richfield Public School Athletics: Seven Hills Preparatory Academy has entered a Joint Agreement with Richfield Public School Athletics. This agreement is updated every season and the opportunities available may change from year to year. With sufficient notice, Richfield Public Schools or Seven Hills Preparatory Academy may discontinue this joint agreement at any time. For more information click HERE.

Middle School Homework Tracker: The Homework Tracker is an on-line school homework planner for our Middle School students. The planner is a quick but comprehensive way for you and your student to see homework that is assigned each day. Students will still be expected to complete their paper planner each day, but the Homework Tracker is another tool to double check the assignments. The link to access the Homework Tracker is below:
Sixth Grade:
Seventh Grade:
Eighth Grade:


Spirit Gear Online Sales -- Happening Now! Online sales are open now! Purchase SHPA spirit gear online via our Spirit Gear page on the PTA website. The PTA will coordinate the delivery of your purchase based on the time of your order. Thank you for supporting SHPA through our Spirit Gear!

Monthly PTA Meeting -- Thank you! So great to see so many new faces at our PTA meeting this past Monday! The minutes of our meeting are posted to the
 PTA website here, and our next meeting is set for Monday, April 24. Mark your calendars for 5-7p that day -- details of our agenda and location coming soon!

Want to serve on the PTA Board? Elections are open for the position of PTA Vice President and PTA Treasurer. Serving on the PTA board is an excellent way to grow your volunteer leadership experience, and influence how we spend our funds raised throughout the year. Not to mention, you'll spend time with an excellent group of genuine SHPA parents and teachers from both SHPA campuses. Interested in learning more? Email us at Elections will be held mid-May.

Mark your calendars -- Weekend of April 7: Shop to Donate! The PTA loves to support its local businesses! We're in the process of recruiting a set of businesses to participate in a dedicated shopping weekend for Seven Hills. Shop, say that you're from Seven HIlls, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our awesome school. See 
detail linked here, and watch for specifics upon your return from spring break.

Online Family Directory: Do you know another SHPA parent who wants to meet and be able to communicate with other SHPA families? Encourage them to join the Online Family Directory! Parents can go to the new SHPA PTA website and click "Sign In" at the upper right corner of the page, and create a username and password for themselves. Questions? Email the PTA at, and one of our board members will be happy to assist!

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