by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, May 7, 2021

In this issue…
  • Important Reminders about This Month’s School Calendar
  • Two Projects Advance to National History Day; Unprecedented Total of 29 Earn State Recognition
  • Watch the Spring Fine Arts Festival Tonight!
  • Advanced Placement Exams Continue Next Week
  • Seniors Must Return iPads and School Materials Next Week
  • Senior Prom is Next Friday
  • How Students Can Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Free COVID-19 Testing
Important Reminders about This Month’s School Calendar

As the 2020-21 school year draws to a close, please note the following changes to the class schedule:

  • For the week of May 10, Gold Cohort students will report to campus on May 10 and 11. Silver Cohort students will report to campus on May 12 and May 13. The last day for 12th grade students is May 13. Friday, May 14 will be an asynchronous learning day for students in grades 9-11.
  • For the week of May 17, Gold Cohort students will report to campus on May 17 and 18. Silver Cohort students will report to campus on May 19 and May 20. Faculty and staff will participate in professional development on Friday, May 21 and there are no classes that day.
  • The week of May 24 marks the last week of classes for students in grades 9-10-11. Gold Cohort students will report to campus on May 24 and 25. There is an asynchronous learning day on Wednesday, May 26. Silver Cohort students will report to campus on May 27 and May 28. The last day of classes for all students is May 28.
Two Projects Advance to National History Day; Unprecedented Total of 29 Earn State Recognition

Congratulations to all of the DeLaSalle students who competed in the Minnesota History Day contest last weekend. Two De projects qualified for national competition and an unprecedented 29 projects earned state recognition, ranging from placing in the top five to earning honorable mention or topical prizes. The two De projects are among a total of 18 from Minnesota that advance to the virtual National History Day, which will be held June 14-20. Continue reading

Watch the Spring Fine Arts Festival Tonight!

Join us tonight at 7:00pm at delasalle.com for the annual Spring Fine Arts Festival. We are excited to showcase the talent and hard work of students in the music and fine arts programs. The pre-recorded event features performances by the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Gospel Choir, and Symphonic Band, as well as the art work of students in visual arts classes.

Advanced Placement Exams Continue Next Week

Students have been busy all week completing Advanced Placement (AP) exams for the chance to earn college credit. AP exams will continue next week. The exams measure how well students have mastered college-level coursework. You may find the exam schedule here (requires login to Canvas). Please note start and end times for some exams.

Seniors Must Return iPads and School Materials Next Week

Seniors will complete final assessments in their classes on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13. There is no special exam schedule and students will participate in classes with their assigned cohort on these two days. May 13 is the last day of classes for all seniors.

Seniors must return all school materials, including their iPad, during the week of May 10. All materials must be returned by graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, May 19.

  • Starting Monday, May 10, students may turn in their iPad to the IT office if it is no longer needed for finals. iPads may be returned before and after school, during lunches, free periods, and WIN. The iPad, keyboard, case, power adapter and power/sync cable must be returned. Please complete the iPad Return Checklist, signed by a parent/guardian, and return it with the iPad. iPads must be returned before graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, May 19.The IT office will be open to receive iPads on May 10 from 8:00am-4:30pm, May 11 and May 12 from 8:00am-3:00pm, and May 13 and May 14 from 8:00am-4:30pm. Students may also return their iPad before graduation rehearsal on May 19.
  • Students must also return school materials such as textbooks. Students in the Gold, Silver, or Red Cohorts should return materials to their teacher during class once they no longer need it the week of May 10. Blue Cohort students may return materials to their teacher(s) before or after school. During the school day (8:30am-3:00pm), Blue Cohort students may return materials to the Main Office with a note attached to the material indicating the student’s name and which teacher should receive it.

Clean school uniform items in good condition may be donated to the school’s loaner program by dropping them off in the Principal’s Office.

Senior Prom is Next Friday

The Senior Prom will be held at the Nicollet Island Pavilion on Friday, May 14, from 6:00-9:00pm. Ticket sales have ended. This year’s Prom theme is “Unmasking the Future: Masquerade Ball.” There won’t be a dance because of COVID restrictions, but prom goers will enjoy a catered meal and the crowning of Prom royalty. They will also have the opportunity to take a carriage ride around Nicollet Island and enjoy yard games and the company of their classmates and friends.

How Students Can Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

DeLaSalle encourages all individuals who are eligible to seek a COVID-19 vaccine to get one. You may sign up for a vaccination through Minnesota’s Vaccine Connector, which is available online or by calling the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053. The Vaccine Connector website is available in multiple languages (select language at top right) and translation is available for phone calls. You may also seek vaccination opportunities through local health clinics and pharmacies. Please contact Caroline Sell, Health Services Coordinator, with questions or to receive additional information and resources.

Free COVID-19 Testing

Students and families participating in onsite activities are encouraged to seek regular COVID-19 testing as a form of screening for illness. Now that the State has greatly increased testing capacity at free community testing locations (in addition to the free at-home testing kits), getting a COVID-19 test is quick and easy. Students and families who have no symptoms or exposure are encouraged to get tested regularly.

  • Free community testing locations (saliva tests through Vault Health, run by the State)
    Scroll to find your city. Locations include Minnneapolis (Convention Center), St. Paul (Roy Wilkins), MSP Airport (Terminal 1), Anoka (Armory), Bloomington (Creekside Community Center), Brooklyn Park (Starlite Center)

  • Search all testing locations (saliva or nasal swabs, includes pharmacies, clinics, etc.)
    Search by city or zip code

Order your free at home testing kit (saliva tests through Vault Health, run by the State)
Drop off completed tests at a UPS store. Or, take the test the night before and drop off the completed/sealed test kit in the main school office on the same morning as on-site tests for DeLaSalle employee (May 21, June 4).

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle celebrated students in the Class of 2021 as they announced their post graduation plans in connection with National College Decision Day. Seniors signed a class banner with their name and their plan, wore a t-shirt or sweatshirt representing their plan, and enjoyed a special treat during lunches. The Class of 2021 and their families will celebrate the end of high school with the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 19. Commencement is scheduled on Thursday, May 20 on the DeLaSalle athletic field.
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