Thursday, May 20, 2021
Thank you for this graduation day, and for all the students who are assembled here. May they feel a sense of achievement in their qualification and great excitement about their future. Take their skills and gifts that we celebrate today. May each student know your presence in their lives and understand how to use their abilities for your glory. \And may they all continue to live lives of learning and discovery, and in doing so bring great blessings to the world.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever
Today is the second day of the Silver Cohort:
- 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
EGG SANDWICH, FRUIT
In the news…
There are no classes tomorrow as faculty and staff participate in professional development.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 as they graduate from DeLaSalle tonight. The graduation ceremony is at 6:45pm on the athletic field. You may watch a livestream of graduation here.
Please return all Library books no later than Monday May 24th or you may be charged for the replacement cost of the materials.
DeLaSalle is seeking students to join the Islander Leadership Team (ILT) for the 2021-22 school year! We need dedicated Islanders who can lead grade level retreats and Islander Pride Days, represent the school at public events, and help the Class of 2025 transition to De through the Summer Bridging Academy.
Leaders must be self-confident and self-directed juniors or seniors with strong communication skills and a willingness to lead others. An ideal ILT leader is also a positive role model, enthusiastic, and has respect for diverse ideas and personalities. Islander Leadership Team is a great way to get involved, learn valuable leadership skills, and be a part of something that is meaningful and fun! If you are interested, please submit an application by Wednesday, May 26th.
As part of the Minnesota State High School League Summer Waiver Period, DeLaSalle coaches are allowed to conduct trainings for high school student- athletes throughout June and July. The Summer Waiver Period is June 7-July 31, with a no-contact period of July 3-9. You may find what days and times our athletic teams will be hosting trainings at DeLaSalle here. Please note that some spaces are reserved for our summer youth camps.
Islander student athletes can build their strength, power, speed and other athletic qualities through DeLaSalle’s summer Strength and Conditioning program. The program is from June 7-July 30 (with no contact the week of July 4) and costs $50 per athlete. Athletes will sign up for a one-hour training period between 7:00-11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. In addition to building a robust athletic profile, the training program emphasizes injury risk reduction through exercise and other modes. Athletes will also learn more about recovery, nutrition, and the physiology behind athletic performance.
Incoming ninth grade students in the Class of 2025 can also build their athletic profile from the ground up in the Foundations program. With an emphasis on motor learning and teaching high-quality movement, 9th grade athletes will be laying the groundwork for a tremendous career on the Island. Initial summer sessions will have an emphasis on learning basic movements of sport, and then progressing to more advanced throughout the summer! This program also costs $50 with a one-hour training period between 11:00am-1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Do you want to learn how to drive? There will be two driver’s ed classes offered this summer – one in June, the other in late July/early August. 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-Fridays from 1:00-4:00pm. Learn more about the class and apply here.
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).
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.
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. This will be the last week to order meal kits.
- Students participating in hybrid learning may order 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 order 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.
The meals are provided at no cost to families through an extension of the federal Summer Food Service Program.