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April 10-13, 2020

Easter Weekend · from the Collect Prayer on Easter Sunday
O God, who on this day,
through your Only Begotten Son,
have conquered death
and unlocked for us the path to eternity,
grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection
may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever

 

 

In the news…

In celebration of Easter, there will be no online school on Good Friday (April 10th) or Easter Monday (April 13th).

Faculty will participate in professional development April 13 to evaluate their current methods and learn best practices from one another. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 14th with class periods 1-4.

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  ― 1 Peter 4:10

To learn more about “Spring into Action” and Young Lasallians in RELAN, visit http://lasallian.info/lasallian-family/young-lasallians/.

Participate in DeLaSalle’s 1st Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

13 eggs have been hidden around the Islander course in Canvas.The hunt will start Friday, April 10th and will go until 8am on Monday, April 13th.

In the Islanders course, find the “2020 Virtual Easter Egg Hunt” quiz. There, you’ll be able to see a list of eggs. After you find all of the eggs, return to the quiz and write the location next to the matching image.

Students that successfully complete the hunt will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Caribou gift card.

In an effort to engage our community virtually, the Student Activities Ofice has created the Islander Cup competition – and we invite you to participate!

Look in the Islanders course in Canvas for a daily challenge that will be posted by 8:00am each weekday from April 6-May 1. Islanders have until 11:00pm to complete and submit the challenge. Challenges include Mindfulness Monday, Transformation Tuesday, Workout Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, and Fitness Friday. Students can earn points for completing the challenge and those who submit photos or videos may be featured on the school’s social media channels or in the yearbook. (Parents – not on Canvas yet? Click here for instructions on how to create an account.)

DeLaSalle students and parents are invited to a virtual Navigating College Admission Testing webinar on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00pm.

Testing expert Adam Ingersoll will help students and families evaluate their test options and share how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted admission testing. The program, sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools, is geared toward 10th and 11th grade students, but 9th graders are also welcome to participate.

Click here to learn more and register for the free webinar.

Are you looking for a way to support your community? Lasallian Ministry is organizing a card writing campaign to provide some cheer for those residents at Catholic Eldercare who are unable to accept visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 150 residents, including several retired Christian Brothers, live at Catholic Eldercare in northeast Minneapolis. We encourage you to send a card with a thoughtful note, signed with your first name or “your friend from DeLaSalle High School.”

Joseph Rogers, a Lasallian Volunteer and Theology teacher, will collect the cards and deliver them after Easter.

Please mail your card to:
Joseph Rogers
Christian Brothers Community
27 Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tech support will be available by emailing studenthelp@delasalle.com or by calling 612.676.7678. When leaving a voicemail, please remember to include your name, a number at which you can be reached, and a brief overview of your question. Additionally, the Islanders Course has a new button on its home page, and we will house tips and reminders that will help you during Online School.

Several different applications will be pushed out to your iPad, including but not limited to: Google Meet, Flipgrid, Ed Puzzle, Genius Scan, and Khan Academy. If there is not enough space on your device, you must delete personal apps/photos and videos to make room for these school apps. Students should not delete any of these apps as you will be using them during DeLaSalle Online School.

The Tech Department will address any student issues as soon as possible, but please be patient as we work to support all students in having a successful online school experience.

Take some time to look at the Guidance Department‘s resources in Canvas. From your Canvas dashboard, click the Islanders course. Then, click Guidance.  Within this area, you will find 5 buttons that will redirect you. *These resources will have ongoing changes and additions.

  • Counselors – school counselor, and /or college advisor, as well as other support staff assignments.
  • Naviance – the login page
  • College Planning –  tasks that will help your student with college planning by grade level
  • Family Resources – specific to the stress and anxiety some may be experiencing during this time
  • Online Learning – resources to help with the online school transition

We are happy to continue to support those members of our community in need during this difficult time. DeLaSalle will provide meal assistance to those who need it, including students who receive free and reduced meal benefits. Cafe staff will prepare and transportation drivers will deliver meals next week to students. If you need additional assistance, please contact cafe@delasalle.com to let us know.

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has suspended participation in all spring activities until May 4. The suspension includes all practices, training, and competitions. Additionally, we are announcing updates to several scheduled school events:

  • The Enrollment Orientation for the Class of 2024 scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been postponed.  The activities scheduled for that program will still occur with details to be determined.
  • The Junior-Senior Prom scheduled for Saturday, April 25 has been postponed.
  • The Starry Night Prom scheduled for Saturday, May 2 has been canceled.
  • The Advanced Placement (AP) Board has announced that exams will not be held in person as scheduled in May, but they are looking into alternatives for students to still participate. Students who are or have been enrolled in an AP course this year will receive a separate communication with additional information.
  • As of now, Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 remain scheduled for Thursday, May 21, at the Basilica of Saint Mary. We continue evaluating the feasibility of this event and will share additional updates at a later time.

Green and Red Egg