by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, May 21, 2021

In this issue…
  • Class of 2021 Graduates from DeLaSalle
  • Last Week of Classes Begins Monday
  • Student-led March for Equity Planned for Wednesday
  • 2020-21 Yearbooks Will Be Delivered in July
  • 2021-22 Islander Leadership Team Applications Due Wednesday
  • Spring Sports Playoffs Begin
  • DeLaSalle Offers Free Summer Workouts for Grades 9-12
  • Islanders Invited to Register for Summer Strength & Conditioning
  • Register Now for a Summer Youth Camp at DeLaSalle!
  • How a Student Can Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Free COVID-19 Testing
  • SPRING SALE on Islander Spirit Wear
  • Metro Transit Offers Student Summer Pass
  • Learn How to Drive This Summer
Class of 2021 Graduates from DeLaSalle

Congratulations to the 175 members of the Class of 2021 who graduated from DeLaSalle. For the first time in school history, we hosted Commencement on the athletic field at school so that all graduates and their families could celebrate together. Hosting graduation this year at the Basilica of Saint Mary – like we have done for more than 100 years – would have restricted the event only to students because of capacity limits. In case you missed last night’s graduation ceremony, you can watch a rebroadcast of the livestream here (the procession begins at about the 25:15 mark).

Last Week of Classes Begins Monday

Students will begin the final week of classes for the 2020-21 school year on Monday.

Gold Cohort students will report to campus on Monday and Tuesday. Silver Cohort students will report to campus on Thursday and Friday. There will be an asynchronous learning day on Wednesday. There is no special schedule for final assessments; students will complete any final exams or projects in their regularly scheduled classes.

Students who have a school locker should remove all personal belongings on the last day their cohort will be on campus (Tuesday for Gold Cohort students and Friday for Silver Cohort students).

Return All School Materials

Students should return all textbooks and school materials to their teachers during the last week of classes. You may give the materials to your teacher during class. Teachers will also be available in their classroom before school starting at 8:00am or after school until 4:00pm. You will be charged for any materials you do not return.

Return all Library Books

Students should return all library books no later than Monday or may be charged for the replacement cost.

Cafeteria Account Balances

Students who will not return to DeLaSalle in 2021-22 may request a reimbursement or balance transfer of any remaining money on their cafeteria account. Families should indicate their preference using this form. Requests will only be processed if a student does not have any outstanding tuition payments and has turned in all school-issued materials. Cafeteria accounts for all returning students roll over to the next school year.

Student-led March for Equity Planned for Wednesday

The student-led Black.Liberated.Knowledgeable club will lead a peaceful “March for Equity” in memorial of George Floyd a day after the one year anniversary of his death. The nonviolent march will begin on the DeLaSalle athletic field on Wednesday, May 26 at 12:00pm. Students will walk to the intersection of East Lake Street and Chicago Avenue and hold a peaceful demonstration with speakers. Marchers will take school buses back to DeLaSalle after for a debriefing. BLK encourages students to RSVP for the debrief so they can plan enough transportation. Students may RSVP here

2020-21 Yearbooks Will Be Delivered in July

Capture the memories of this unique school year in the 2020-21 yearbook! Yearbooks are on sale for $60 and you can purchase one here. Books will be delivered in July – and will include coverage of year-end events like Prom and graduation. 

2021-22 Islander Leadership Team Applications Due Wednesday

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.

Spring Sports Playoffs Begin

Good luck to Islanders who will compete in the playoffs in their spring sports!

The boys’ tennis team is ranked fifth in their section. DeLaSalle will face the Academy of Holy Angels in the section quarterfinal on Monday, May 24, at 4:00pm at Holy Angels. The semifinal match will be held on Wednesday, May 26 and the section final is scheduled for Friday, May 28.

Individual sections will be held the following week on June 1 and June 3 at Breck High School.

Playoffs for other teams will also begin after Memorial Day.

DeLaSalle Offers Free Summer Workouts for Grades 9-12

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.

Islanders Invited to Register for Summer Strength & Conditioning

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.

Learn more and register here!

Register Now for a Summer Youth Camp at DeLaSalle!

Your child can learn a new skill or try a new activity at one of DeLaSalle’s exciting summer youth camps! Spaces are still available for the camps, which take place during June, July, and August. Camps are open to students in 3rd-12th grades and are led by DeLaSalle coaches and moderators. Explore the camps and register today!

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)
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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 employees (June 4).

SPRING SALE on Islander Spirit Wear

Need a new polo shirt for the golf course? Shorts for your run? Hat to keep you shaded from the hot summer sun? Stock up on Islander spirit wear and save 15% on your order during the surprise spring sale! Visit the spirit wear store to place your order today. Use the promo code SPRING15 when you checkout. Hurry now – the sale ends May 28!

Metro Transit Offers Student Summer Pass

DeLaSalle students may receive unlimited rides on Metro Transit buses and light rail trains this summer by purchasing a Student Summer Pass. Sales began May 18. Passes cost $30 and are valid June 1-September 6 from 5:00am-10:00pm. It’s perfect for summer jobs, sports leagues and all the other fun that summer brings. Continue reading

Learn How to Drive This Summer

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.

Around DeLaSalle

Each year, DeLaSalle honors seniors the night before graduation with the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Awards ceremony. The Class of 2021 gathered in the Main Gymnasium on May 19 to bless and highlight the end of their high school years in a Mass celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78. The DeLaSalle Alumni Association concluded the evening by sharing a gift with each senior.
“My eyes have seen your salvation” Luke 2:30
2020-21 Scripture Theme
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