by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Saturday, April 17, 2021

In this issue…
  • Restorative Circles Will Continue
  • Students and Families Encouraged to Test Regularly for COVID-19
  • Spring Musical Stages Final Performance Tonight
  • DeLaSalle Hosts ACT Test Today
  • Virtual College Exploration Series Next Week
  • Class of 2025 Enrollment Orientation Scheduled April 24
  • Nyah Massey ’23 Competes in State Speech Tournament
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Founder’s Day
  • Cheer on the Islanders This Spring
  • School Calendar Adjusted for Week of May 10
  • Families May Volunteer, Earn Grants Through Islander Foundation
  • Come Work at DeLaSalle!
Restorative Circles Will Continue

We thank those students, faculty, and staff who participated this week in restorative circles as a way to respond to the many events that are happening in our broader community. Students at all grade levels have expressed gratitude for the pastoral response offered by the staff at DeLaSalle. We will continue to offer the optional restorative circles at least once each week during WIN sessions. Students may find when circles will be offered and sign up to participate in the Student Support Time (SST) software.

Students and Families Encouraged to Test Regularly for COVID-19

Students and families participating in onsite activities are encouraged to seek regular COVID-19 testing as a form of screening for illness. Tests are available at free community testing locations or via free at-home testing kits.

At-home tests require students and families to access a UPS store to drop off their sample to shipped for testing. Those unable to access a UPS store may bring their test to DeLaSalle, and we can deliver to a UPS store at the same time we bring tests of employees who participate in voluntary testing. The next employee test date is Friday, April 23. You may bring your sample to a collection box in the Main Office. Order the test now to ensure it arrives in time.

Those taking an at-home test must complete their test before bringing the sample to school. Testers may schedule their Zoom appointment in the morning before they come to school or may take the test the evening before. Testers may not eat or drink in the 30 minutes before the test and the test must be monitored by Vault Health over Zoom.

Find more information in the “Screening Tests” section on the COVID-19 webpage.

Spring Musical Stages Final Performance Tonight

The spring musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” concludes this weekend. The final performance is tonight at 7:30pm on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center.

The musical features an eclectic group of sixth graders who are each eager to win the spelling bee for different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition.

DeLaSalle Hosts ACT Test Today

On Saturday, April 17, DeLaSalle hosts the ACT test for those students who have registered. We will follow our COVID protocols and require that all students socially distance six feet apart and wear face coverings. Doors open for check-in as early as 7:15am. The next ACT exam is June 12, with a registration deadline of May 7. Good luck!

Virtual College Exploration Series Next Week

DeLaSalle has partnered with counselors from Twin Cities Catholic high schools to develop a week of college planning programming for families. Learn from and connect with college representatives on a variety of topics, including two-year community and technical colleges, public and private universities, and highly selective schools. These virtual events replace the typical college fair week that would occur in the spring, but not this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are free, but space is limited, so register now!

Class of 2025 Enrollment Orientation Scheduled April 24

Registered students in the Class of 2025 are invited to the Enrollment Orientation on Saturday, April 24. The program includes a Student Activity Fair from 9:00-10:15am, where you can learn more about every one of De’s many student activities and meet coaches or moderators. Following the Activity Fair, all incoming students will take the Algebra Mastery Exam, which helps determine the best possible math course for you when school begins in the fall. The Algebra Placement Exam is from 10:30-11:45am. Throughout the entire morning program, administrators responsible for tuition and finance, busing, course scheduling, Islander Foundation, Global Advantage Program, parent engagement opportunities, and more will be on hand to answer individual questions from parents and students. Welcome to the Class of 2025!

Nyah Massey ’23 Competes in State Speech Tournament

Good luck to Nyah Massey ‘23 as she competes in the Minnesota State High School League state Speech tournament April 23-24. Massey qualified for state at the Section 6AA Speech tournament last month with an original 10-minute performance that she wrote for the Creative Expression category.

DeLaSalle Celebrates Founder’s Day

On Friday, April 30, DeLaSalle will celebrate the annual Founder’s Day Mass and program, which honors the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the namesake of our school and the Founder of the Christian Brothers. Our school chaplain, Father Kevin Kenney ’78, will celebrate the Mass at 10:00am, which will be limited to those students who are scheduled to be on campus that day. Others will participate in the Mass via a livestream. You are invited to honor our founder and join us virtually as we livestream the Mass on the DeLaSalle website.

Cheer On The Islanders This Spring

Spectators are allowed for home and away contests this spring. We ask that you continue to socially distance at a minimum of six feet from other family pods when attending contests. We also ask that you continue to wear masks when attending any events. Each spectator must complete the DeLaSalle Spring Sports Spectator Registration Form every time you attend an event so we can have a complete list for contact tracing purposes. Thank you for your cooperation and for cheering the Islanders on this spring. You may find an up-to-date athletic calendar here.

School Calendar Adjusted for Week of May 10

DeLaSalle is adjusting the school calendar for the week of May 10. Gold Cohort students will report to campus on Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11. Silver Cohort students will report to campus on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13. Friday, May 14 will be an asynchronous learning day for students in grades 9-11. We are making this change so that seniors can complete their last day of classes on Thursday, May 13 in advance of the Senior Prom on Friday, May 14.

Families May Volunteer, Earn Grants Through Islander Foundation

We’re excited to reopen the Islander Foundation program! Students and families may now register to volunteer selling concessions during Twins games at Target Field for the Foundation. The concessionaire at Target Field contributes funds to the Islander Foundation for the volunteers’ service and, in turn, volunteers may request grants to offset fees and expenses associated with attending DeLaSalle. Visit the Islander Foundation website to learn more about the foundation and how to register to volunteer. You may contact Islander Foundation coordinator, Carlos Villagomez, with questions at 612-676-7688.

Come Work for DeLaSalle!

DeLaSalle has immediate openings for transportation drivers. If you have a clean driving record and enjoy working with students, we encourage you to complete and submit an application. Drivers work flexible hours; morning and afternoon shifts are available.

Around DeLaSalle

Twelfth grade students participated Wednesday in their final class retreat at DeLaSalle. The retreat featured a mix of fun activities and reflection on their DeLaSalle experience.
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