Special District 6 | District eNewsletter
August 8, 2019

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Tips for getting ready for back-to-school
  • Buy any necessary school supplies and wardrobe essentials
  • Check and clean backpacks, water bottles and lunch bags
  • Plan your back to school morning, afternoon and evening transportation and routines
  • Schedule last minute doctor/dentist appointments or sports physicals
  • Mark your calendars with important back-to-school dates
  • Attend family connect days at your school
Important Back-to-School Information

Student Meal Payment System

SchoolCafé is replacing PayPAMS for your online school meal payments. Students' PIN numbers will remain the same and transferred over to the new system. Parents/guardians will need to create a new account with SchoolCafé to transfer funds into student's meal accounts. Click here for instructions on creating an account.

Apply for Educational Benefits
(free and reduced meals)

All families in the district are asked to complete the school meal eligibility form, regardless of income or eligibility. Applications for Educational Benefits for free/reduced priced meals are approved annually. If your family was approved for last school year, you will need to reapply to ensure no disruption of meal benefits for the 2019-20 school year. 

Parents can apply or opt out of the application online at Paper applications are still available at each school site, or click here to download.

Families who qualify for free and reduced meals also qualify for other educational benefits like discounted admissions to museums. 
Click here for details.


School Supply Lists

School supply lists for each school site is available at

School-Age Care

The South St. Paul Kids' Choice School-Age Care program provides before and after school, as well as non-school day, child care programs for children in PreK through grade 5. Click here to register.

Bus Passes

Bus passes will be mailed out to families around August 21. When you receive the postcard, please be sure to review the information and contact the Transportation Office 
( or 651-457-9474) immediately if the information is not correct. If correct, be sure to place the bus pass in your child’s backpack, as it will be required for your child to board the school bus.

What if my child does not need a bus pass?

If your student is eligible for District-provided transportation and will not be riding the bus, it is important that you inform the transportation office to change their transportation record for the 2019-20 school year. This ensures the district and transportation company have accurate student ridership records.

K-12 Education Tax Benefits

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has two tax relief programs for families with children in kindergarten through 12th grade called the K-12 Education Subtraction and the K-12 Education Credit. Both programs help lower taxes and may provide a larger refund when you file your income tax.

Click here for details.

Secondary Student Devices

Device Checkout and Insurance information and forms are mailed to families in early August. Forms should be returned during Registration and Family Connect Days. Click here for details.
Visit for more back to school information. 

Back to School Dates:

First Day of School (1-12)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

First Day of Kindergarten
Thursday, September 5, 2019

First Day of Preschool
Monday, September 9, 2019

Secondary Registration
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
12:00-7:00 p.m.

Secondary Family Open House (6-12)
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
12:00-3:00 p.m.

Elementary Open House
Thursday, August 29, 2019
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lincoln Center and Kaposia

CLC Open House
Thursday, August 29, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Kids' Choice Open House
Thursday, August 29, 2019
12:00-6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Center and Kaposia

Back to School Night for Parents/Guardians (9-12)
Monday, September 9, 2019
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Back to School Night for Parents/Guardians (6-8)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Family Connection Day
September 3-4, 2019
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lincoln Center and Kaposia

Preschool Parent Meeting & Orientation
September 3-6, 2019
Lincoln Center and Kaposia

SSPPS Photo Highlights
Summer Programs

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Show Off Your Packer Pride!

You might have seen some Packer Pride signs around our schools and neighborhoods.
If you spot one, take a picture with the sign! 

Share your Packer Pride picture with us using #SSPpride on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter and we will share your picture!

We look forward to seeing your Packer Pride!

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