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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Lord, as we prepare for the coming of a new semester, make us ready, attentive and available to hear you. Thank You for the gift of being able to rise each day with the assurance that You walk through it with us. Thank You for the gifts of creativity and uniqueness, and the energy to put them to good use. Amen

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


In the news…

Our first two days of instruction will occur online for all students, Thursday, January 7th with periods 1-4 meeting. On Friday, periods 5-8 will meet. Students received their second semester class schedule in their Islander Apps email. The class schedule will be as follows:

  • Period 1/5: 9:00-10:00
  • Period 2/WIN: 10:10-11:10
  • BREAK: 11:10-11:40
  • Period 3/7: 11:40-12:40
  • Period 4/8: 12:50-1:50

We have eagerly anticipated the physical return of students to campus when our hybrid model of instruction resumes on Monday, January 11. We have adjusted the makeup of our learning cohorts to give students an opportunity to learn with different classmates than they may have seen in the first semester. Students will be grouped by birth month rather than last name. The Gold Cohort will include students born from January through June and will attend in-person classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Silver Cohort will include students born from July through December and attend in-person classes on Thursdays and Fridays. Students will participate in distance learning on the three other days of each week they are not physically at school. Students in the Blue Cohort will continue in full distance learning five days a week.

Our annual Dodgeball Tournament returns! This year the tournament will be held Wednesday, January 13, at DeLaSalle from 1:00-3:30pm. Teams will be compiled of 10 students within your grade level (your class). If you want to participate and represent your class, please fill out this form.  Transportation will not be provided. Once teams are complete, a schedule will be sent out to each team. Sign up by Tuesday at 4:30pm.

Are you interested in e-sports? Come to the first meeting of the new eSports Club on Tuesday, January 12. We will meet during the second WIN session (from 10:40-11:20am). This will be an informational meeting to see what kinds of games you want to play and how we will run club meetings. Email Mr. Cote with questions.

Do you want to learn how to drive? Sign up for the next driver’s education class, which begins on Monday, January 25. The class costs $399 and features 30 hours of classroom instruction over 10 days. The class will be held virtually via Google Meet on Mondays-Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm. You can find the application here. You must turn in your completed application with a down payment by January 21.

Students may now register for a seven-week ACT test preparation class offered at DeLaSalle in January and February. DeLaSalle is partnering with Breakaway Test Prep to offer the 14-hour class starting January 12. The class will be taught on Tuesdays and Fridays during WIN sessions from 10:10-11:10am. The course includes unlimited full-length, proctored online practice exams and feedback on your student’s strengths and weaknesses. The course costs $645. Financial grants are available; contact Barbara McAdams at 612-676-7621 for more information. Learn more here and register here. The Guidance Office offers additional ACT test preparation resources, which you can find here.