by DeLaSalle | | Special Content

We are planning to a great start to our 120th year of Catholic, Lasallian education on Nicollet Island – and are excited to have you as part of our community. The 2020-21 school year will begin with the first day of classes on Monday, August 24, but there are several key dates and important steps you and your student can take to prepare for the year. We have provided these resources below.

Faculty and staff are meeting to plan what instruction and school operations will look like when we resume in the fall. Our planning is based on the latest public health recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education and subject to change. We will communicate periodic updates via email throughout the summer as we finalize our plans.

Please note these key dates as we begin the 2020-21 school year:

  • July 20-August 6
    Summer Bridging Academy
    An awesome opportunity to start building community before school starts, the Summer Bridging Academy is FREE for all incoming ninth graders. It’s a chance to brush up on your Math, English, and Science skills and learn about what it means to be an Islander. Click here for more information, and watch for a registration email next week!
  • August 17
    First Day of Fall Activities
    This is the first day that fall sports teams can practice. Sign up for fall activities will open the week of July 6; watch for upcoming communications for the opportunity to register.
  • August 24
    First Day of Classes
    Classes are in session from 8:30am-3:00pm. School bus service will begin this day. Students are in school uniform. Remember to bring your iPad, charged and ready to go! Each teacher will share course expectations with students and distribute course materials.

Students registered for some honors or Advanced Placement courses in 2019-20 are required to complete coursework before the new school year begins on Monday, August 26. The following courses require some type of summer work. Click the course to see the assigned activity.

Class Assignment
AP Calculus AB Assignment
Chapter 1
AP Calculus BC Assignment
AP Chemistry Assignment
Honors English 9 Assignment
Honors English 10 Assignment
AP English 11
Language & Composition
AP English 12
Literature & Composition
AP Government Assignment
AP U.S. History Chapter 1 and assignment
Chapter 2 and assignment
Chapter 3 and assignment
Chapter 4 and assignment

DeLaSalle encourages all students to have these supplies when they begin classes on Monday, August 24.

  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Folders
  • Backpack (for home to school use)
  • DeLaSalle cinch bag (for use during the day)

School Supply Reminders

Students in Algebra 1 and Geometry should have a scientific calculator. Students in Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics, and all Calculus classes should have a graphing calculator. Note: Casio and TI-Inspire graphing calculators are not recommended.

Each teacher and course may have specific requests for school supplies. Students will hear about this on the first day of classes.

The School Store will again sell draw-string bookbags this year that are the only approved bag for carrying items during the school day. Backpacks are to be used only to carry items from home to school and back.

Families should set up their student’s cafeteria account and then deposit money into the account in order for the student to purchase breakfast or lunch items from the DeLaSalle Cafe. Families are reminded that DeLaSalle uses an online portal called LunchTime for the student’s account.  Click here for instructions on how to create and manage your LunchTime account. You may deposit money electronically through the online LunchTime portal.  Bank account and credit card transactions are subject to a fee,charged by LunchTime. Online deposits will appear in the point of sale system within 30 minutes of completing the transaction. Families may also deposit cash or a check in the Main Office, and the same-day credit will be available if the cash or check is dropped off by 8:30am. Please contact with questions.

DeLaSalle offers school meal benefits through the Minnesota Department of Education. Interested families must complete and return an Application for Educational Benefits to Pam Beckman. The new application will be available here after July 1. Students must apply for the lunch benefits each year, even if they qualified for the program in the previous school year.