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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

God, the seasons change, but you never do.
Make me like you.
Let my life reflect your beauty,
season after season,
as the calendar of my life turns and turns and turns.



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

Daily Digest

Today is the second day of the Gold Cohort schedule:

  • Period 5: 8:30-9:50
  • Period 6/WIN: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 7: 11:30-1:30
  • Period 8: 1:40-3:00

Students will participate in asynchronous learning and there are no formal classes scheduled. You should check your course pages in Canvas by 9:30am for any online assignments from your teachers. Students may also use the time for independent study, making up any assignments you may have missed, reviewing what you have learned, and studying for any upcoming quizzes or tests. Teachers will post scheduled office hours and be available for one-on-one or small group meetings to help students.



If you wish to order lunch, please complete this form in your first class period of the day so we can get an accurate count of how many lunches to prepare. Please enter your FIRST and LAST NAME on the form.

Which lunch wave am I in?

  • 4:00pm: Girls’ C soccer @ Visitation
  • 4:30pm: Girls’ JV soccer vs. Visitation @ Nieman Soccer Field
  • 4:30pm: Girls’ varsity soccer vs. Visitation @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Cross country meet @ St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity soccer vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle

Please note: Attendance at games and competitions is limited under Fall Approved Sports Fan Attendance Protocols approved by Tri-Metro Conference schools. Please review this document to learn more.


In the news…

Homecoming Week continues – and here’s what you need to know:

  • Today’s out of Uniform: Camouflage Day
    Dress up in green, brown or your best camouflage!
  • Tomorrow’s out of Uniform: Islander Day
    Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts. You may also want to wear your brand-new Homecoming T-shirt.
  • Gold Cohort students: Come play Bingo in the LL Gray Gym during lunches today. Get a BINGO and win a prize!

Don’t forget to sign up here if you want to be a fan at the boys’ soccer home game on Thursday at 7:00pm against Columbia Heights. Fan attendance is limited to those who sign up and are selected to attend. You will know if you are selected if you receive an email from the Student Activities office. Fans who are selected must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing. All others may watch the game on the Student Activities Instagram feed.

We will gather as a school community for our Homecoming Prayer Service this morning during the first part of the WIN period (from 10:00-10:30am). Seniors in the Gold Cohort will gather in the Main Gym, while everyone else may watch a livestream of the prayer service here.

Following our Homecoming prayer service, students in the Gold Cohort will participate in a Pepfest or class activity during the second half of the WIN period:

  • Juniors and seniors will report to the Athletic Field for a Pepfest from 10:35-10:55am, then from 11:00-11:20am to the LL Gray Gym (juniors) and Main Gym (seniors) for a class activity.
  • Freshman and sophomores will report to the Main Gym (freshman) and LL Gray Gym (sophomores) from 10:35-10:55am for a class activity before meeting up on the Athletic Field for a Pepfest from 11:00-11:20am.

Seniors and their families can learn more about benchmarks for the college application process and how to navigate changes in college admissions brought on by COVID-19 at a College Planning Night for Seniors on Wednesday, September 30. The virtual event is from 7:00-8:00pm. You can find the Google Meet code on the Guidance page in the Islanders course in Canvas.

DeLaSalle will offer the preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam at no cost to all 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 14, from 8:30am-12:30pm. Juniors,should complete this form to indicate your intent to take the PSAT and whether you need school transportation on that day. The deadline to sign up is this Thursday. There is no online option for the PSAT. The on campus scheduled date of October 14th is not flexible, because it is a standardized test taken by 11th graders throughout the nation

Eleventh graders take this test for three main reasons:

  1. Most importantly, the PSAT is considered a high stakes, standardized test.  Taking this test will prepare you well for all other standardized tests.   
  2. The PSAT prepares students for the SAT college entrance exam, one of the two college entrance exams. The other college entrance exam is the ACT. Juniors took the PreACT test, last year. Upwards of 85% of DeLaSalle students will take the ACT college entrance exam as seniors.
  3. The PSAT is considered a high stakes test because there is scholarship money attached to this test if a student scores exceptionally well. The PSAT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Award. This is a prestigious honor whether a student qualifies as a semi-finalist or a finalist and earns the scholarship money. Every year, DeLaSalle has an average of 2-3 students who will qualify.  

Students should watch for more information which will help them understand the logistics of the day and how to show up prepared. Students will receive a PSAT Informational Booklet, with a practice test included, in their US History classes. An online version of the booklet is available here.

College representative visits, like most things in this pandemic, have gone virtual. Students can sign up to meet with college representatives to learn more about a school you might be interested in. You can find a list of which colleges are visiting DeLaSalle in your Naviance account (9th graders will get their Naviance account later in the school year). After you’ve logged into Naviance, click on the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” and in the side bar, click on Visits. You can also find a schedule of college rep visits on the Guidance Twitter account (@beyonddls) College rep visits are held during the WIN time, during other class periods and also after school or in the early evening. For more about the visits, click here.

Though spring sports are several months away, students may begin participating in an optional training season this fall. The fall training season for baseball, softball, boys’ tennis, and boys’ and girls’ golf is October 5-24. Track and field will not have an optional fall training season. Students who wish to participate in the training must register for the sport:

Students who are registered will receive more information this week about dates, times, and locations for the fall training.

DeLaSalle families may order a supply of healthy breakfast and lunches for the days when their student is not on campus because they are participating via distance learning.

  • Students participating in hybrid learning may purchase a meal kit that contains three breakfasts and three lunches each. Families may use this form to order the meal kits. Orders must be placed by noon on the first day the student attends in-person instruction (Monday or Thursday) and picked up outside the kitchen at the end of the school day on the last day they attend (Tuesday or Friday).
  • Students participating in full distance learning may also purchase a meal kit that contains five breakfasts and five lunches each. Orders should be placed by noon on Thursday for pickup at 3:00pm on Friday. Families may use this form to place the order.