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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness.
Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace.

Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!

Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever

 

Daily Digest

Students will participate in online learning and there are no formal classes scheduled. Please review these student expectations for online learning days.

  • 1:00pm: Track and field all conference championship @ Richfield
  • 4:15pm: JV softball vs. Mound Westonka @ Bryn Mawr Meadows Park
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. Mound Westonka @ Bryn Mawr Meadows Park

 

In the news…

Today is an asynchronous learning day for all students. Silver Cohort students will report to campus tomorrow and Friday.  Students who have a school locker should remove all personal belongings on the last day their cohort will be on campus (Friday for Silver Cohort students).

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.

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.  

Learn how to drive this summer through a driver’s ed class offered at DeLaSalle. 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.

The student-led Black.Liberated.Knowledgeable club will lead a peaceful “March for Equity” today in memorial of George Floyd. The nonviolent march begins on the DeLaSalle athletic field 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. 

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 today.

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.

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. 

Learn more and register 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.

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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.