by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, July 24, 2020

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Seeks Parent Feedback on 2020-21 School Year
  • Athletic Physicals Due August 1
  • Registration for Student Activities Opens August 3
  • Still Time to Register for August 7 Golf Tournament
  • ACT Exams Offered This Fall
  • Class of 2021 – Save the Date for College App Seminars!
  • We’re Accepting Applications for Fall Enrollment
DeLaSalle Seeks Parent Feedback on 2020-21 School Year

Thank you to the many parents who participated in a listening session July 16 as we continue to plan for how we will deliver instruction for the 2020-21 school year. We invite parents to share feedback using this survey. Results will help inform our planning and we expect to share more details with you after the Minnesota Department of Education releases guidelines July 30 for the upcoming year.

Athletic Physicals Due August 1

All students who wish to participate in a sport this year must have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office. Physicals must be current within the last three years. Please submit your updated physical by August 1. Students without a current physical file will not be allowed to practice with a team.

The first day of practices for all fall sports is Monday, August 17. Before a student can participate in a fall sport, he or she must first sign and complete the Minnesota State High School League eligibility brochure, have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office, and register for the sport. Students can learn more on the Athletic Programs webpage.

Registration for Student Activities Opens August 3

 

We encourage all students to participate in an activity to broaden their interests and connect with their classmates. DeLaSalle offers multiple student activities, which you can learn more about here. Students may begin registering for activities on Monday, August 3.

Still Time to Register for August 7 Golf Tournament

We’re excited to have so many Islanders join us for a fun afternoon on the links as we support DeLaSalle student scholarships. Our annual golf tournament is Friday, August 7 – and this year we will play the course at Theodore Wirth in Minneapolis. We are also excited to offer the opportunity to play disc golf at the same venue. Reserve your space today!.

ACT Exams Offered This Fall

This fall, many colleges will not require an ACT/SAT score for admission. For an updated list, go to www.fairtest.org.  Instead, grade point averages, application essays, and co-curricular interests will be the foundation of the admissions process. Seniors, if your schools are listed and you have a solid GPA, you should strongly consider working on your Common Application form and writing thoughtful application essays during August and skipping the ACT test altogether.

If you decide to take the ACT, you should register next week at www.act.org.  There will be a limited number of available test sites on the following dates: September 12, 13, and 19; October 10, 17, 24, and 25.  DeLaSalle is also making tentative plans to provide the ACT on campus on a weekday later in October.  Please watch for additional information from the Guidance Office regarding ACT testing this fall.

Class of 2021 – Save the Date for College App Seminars!

Attention all seniors – would you like to get a head start on the college application process? The Guidance Office is planning two days of seminars August 12 and 13 that will help you prepare to apply to schools and will provide you with answers in these unique and confusing times.

  • On Wednesday, August 12, the Guidance Office will offer two seminars, the first on navigating Naviance and the CommonApp and the second on essay writing, featuring advice and personalized instruction from an expert in the field.
  • On Thursday, August 13, sign on to learn about some excellent scholarship opportunities and to get tips on what you need to prepare in order to be highly competitive for scholarships in general.

All three sessions will be online, and the Guidance Office will send more information, including how to RSVP for the seminars, in the coming weeks. Save the date; we hope to see you there!

We’re Accepting Applications for Fall Enrollment

The Admissions staff has fielded a large volume of online inquiries and application materials – and have been registering new students at all grade levels for August enrollment. We thank our many current families for spreading the good word about DeLaSalle. We are again conducting on-campus tours for prospective families, in addition communicating with families via phone, email, Facetime, Google Meet, Zoom, and all means available.  To learn more about admission, please visit here or contact Mike O’Keefe at 612-676-7679.

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