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February 7, 2019

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Friday, Feb. 15

According to state required student contact hours and District Policy 307, school closing days of four days or more in one school year may result in a make-up day.

As the district has now canceled more than four days this school year, we will be making a formal recommendation to the SSP School Board in the coming days to change the previously scheduled non-student day on Friday, Feb. 15 to a regular student day for PreK-12. 

Please know that the district does not take such calendar changes lightly and do so because we are committed to providing as much face-to-face learning time for our students and teachers as possible.

The School Board is slated to approve this recommendation at a special meeting tomorrow. An email about staff reporting expectations for Feb. 15 was sent to all employees last week. Questions should be directed to your supervisor.  

SSP seniors honored on National Letter of Intent Signing Day 

Five SSP seniors were recognized for having been offered collegiate athletic scholarships, preferred walk on status or continuing to play at a Division I, Division II or III level.

  • Patrick Kelley - Saint John’s University - Soccer
  • Tessa Laska - Drake University - Track and Field
  • Jackson Luhrs - Saint Norbert’s University - Football
  • Ingri Ramirez Martin - Augsburg University - Cross Country
  • Leah Willenbring - Upper Iowa University - Soccer

Click here to read more.

Are you receiving notifications from the district?

The District utilizes BlackBoard Connect 5, a mass communication system capable of sending emergency messaging via phone, cellular phone, email, and text messaging. This system relies on the accuracy of information held within our student information system. To assist in keeping these records accurate, the District recommends all parent(s)/guardian(s) establish ParentVUE accounts to review and maintain current phone, cellular phone, and email records.

Don't have a ParentVUE account?
Click here for more information on ParentVUE and how to setup an account.

Click here for more information on school delay, closing and early release.

Family Events

National African American Parent Involvement Day

As part of the observation of Black History Month, South St. Paul Secondary will be celebrating National African American Parent Involvement Day on Monday, Feb. 11. This event is intended to provide parents with an opportunity to learn more about their student’s academic experience and to become increasingly involved with their education.

Parents are invite to the Parent-Student Breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. in the Stock Exchange. Following, parents may accompany their students to classes where they can witness instruction and activities throughout their student’s typical school day.  

Click here to RSVP for the Parent-Student Breakfast no later than Friday, February 8. 

Click here for more information.

Easy CPR for Babysitters and Teens 
(Ages 11 and up)

BREATHING or NOT BREATHING - this is all you need to know to determine how to care for your unconscious victim. This CPR class is very easy to learn and to remember!! You will learn how to care for an unresponsive person and will be certified for 2 years in Basic Adult/Child & Infant CPR and AED. You will have unlimited practice opportunities during your certification period and unlimited digital access to the workbook materials. You will be taught how to help a choking victim, how to recognize if there is a problem and gain confidence in your skills.  This class does NOT have a written test.

Friday, Feb. 15
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Central Square CC

Click here to register.

February Fix-It Clinic 

Dakota County is hosting a Fix-It Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon-3 p.m. at the Inver Glen Library. This is a free event for all residents of the County to bring household items and clothing needing repair to be fixed. Skilled volunteers will be present to help residents figure out what's wrong and help fix the broken items. This is an effort to reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash, while helping families get these items back in use. 

Click here for details.

Free Workshop for Parents

Family Adolescents and Children Therapy Services (FACTS) is hosting a spring parenting series focusing on the topic: Mindfulness and Meditation for Parents and Children. Learn how mindfulness and meditation can become a part of your parenting. When our adrenaline and heart rate increases, we lose our ability to think clearly and respond to our children appropriately. With just 5 minutes a day, you can train your brain to engage in mindful behaviors that improve your health, relationships and parenting!

Thursday, Feb. 21
6:30-8:00 p.m.
1385 Mendota Heights Rd., #200, Mendota Heights 55120

Visit for more information.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 11
National African American Parent
Involvement Day (Secondary)
SSP Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 13
Kaposia Food Distribution (rescheduled)

Friday, February 15
Student Make-up Day
Ed Foundation Scholarship application due

Monday, February 18
No School (district-wide)
Kids' Choice closed

Wednesday, February 20
Secondary Food Distribution

Monday, February 25
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
SSP Board Meeting

SSPPS Photo Highlights
Jan. 24 - Feb. 6

Special guest John Hunter came speak to the American Indian Middle School Affinity Group about the history of Native LaCrosse. Students learned the basic techniques and had a blast learning to play Native LaCrosse.
Mrs. Bauer’s second graders are focusing on completing 100 random acts of kindness for the month of February. They decided to put on their winter gear and help brush snow off all the vehicles in the Lincoln Center parking lot.
Kaposia students had the opportunity to learn from the Delphia Cello Quartet.
Congratulations to Tori, Graeme and Nick as the Geography Bee winners!
February is I love to Read month! Students and teachers are spending 15 minutes to participate in the all school Reading Train!
Students designing and painting face masks in art class.
Students in Comunidad de Latinos Unidos (CDLU) had the opportunity to tour Augsburg University. They spoke with the campus Latin student group and learned about scholarships as they prepare for their post secondary education journey.
Students in the Black Pride Organization planning events for Black History Month (February). Stay tuned! Students are taking over the district's Instagram to share some highlights of the events!

Join us in our social circles below!




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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