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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, June 11, 2021

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Adjusts COVID-19 Protocols
  • DeLaSalle Announces Second Semester Honor Roll
  • Summer Coursework Required for Honors, AP Students
  • Islanders Advance to State Track and Field Meet
  • Islanders Will Be Featured in Spotlight Showcase on Tuesday
  • Islanders Compete at National History Day
  • Still Accepting Registrations for Summer Youth Camps
  • Sports Physicals Available This Summer
  • A Reminder aBout 2021-22 Key Dates
  • Families May Qualify for Emergency Broadband Benefit
  • Find Free Meals for Kids This Summer
  • Families May Volunteer through the Islander Foundation
  • Learn How to Drive This Summer
  • Support DeLaSalle When You Show on Amazon Prime Day
DeLaSalle Adjusts COVID-19 Protocols

DeLaSalle has adjusted its COVID-19 protocols in response to several developments, including the end of the statewide and Minneapolis mask mandates, the decline in the number of positive cases in the broader community, and the increased number of people who have received a vaccination. Please note these important changes:

  • While masks are no longer required, we strongly recommend unvaccinated individuals to wear a cloth face covering when indoors or outdoors where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Those entering the school building will no longer need to check their temperature.
  • Coaches and moderators will continue to take attendance at activities, as well as, continue to track practice plans for contract tracing purposes if a positive COVID-19 case were to appear.

Participants in school sponsored activities MUST stay home if they or a household member has:

  • Any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Had close contact with a positive COVID-19 case
  • Taken a COVID-19 test due to symptoms/exposure and is waiting for the result
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days

We encourage those who have not yet done so to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. We also encourage individuals who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to a positive case, or test positive themselves to report this information to the school by using this form.

You may find the latest information about DeLaSalle’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures in our Pandemic Preparedness Plan.

DeLaSalle Announces Second Semester Honor Roll

DeLaSalle congratulates all students for their academic accomplishments in the second semester. We especially recognize those students who earned a place on the Honor Roll or High Honor Roll with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. You can find the full honor roll here

Summer Coursework Required for Honors, AP Students

Students registered for some honors or Advanced Placement courses in 2021-22 are required to complete coursework before the new school year begins on Monday, August 23. You can find the assigned coursework here.

Islanders Advance to State Track and Field Meet

Two Islanders have advanced to the state track and field meet! Congratulations to Gus Langford ‘22 who finished first in the Section 6AA final on June 10 in both the 100 meter dash and 400 meter dash. And congratulations to I’Tianna Salaam ‘22 who also qualified for state in the 100 meter dash. They will run in the meet on Saturday, June 19 at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

Gus and I’Tianna were two of six Islanders who qualified for the section meet final. Congratulations to Isreal Moses ‘23 who finished third in sections in the long jump, Xavier Flemister ’21 who was sixth in the 200 meters and eighth in the 100 meters, Kai Anderson-Lantz ’21 who finished eighth in the 110 meter hurdles, Stewart Nelson ’21 who finished eighth in the 400 meters, Ayanna Zarlee ’25 who was seventh in the girls’ 100 meter dash.

Islanders Will Be Featured in Spotlight Showcase on Tuesday

Two Islanders who were active in DeLaSalle Theatre and graduated this spring will be honored at the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Showcase this Tuesday evening. The Trust named Kieran Rowe ‘21 a Triple Threat Finalist and Veronica Kostka ‘21 a Technical Theater Career Pathway Finalist in recognition of their excellence in performance and technical theater. Kieran and Veronica will continue to study theatre this fall in Chicago – where Kieran plans to attend Northwestern University and Veronica plans to attend Columbia College. The Spotlight Showcase will be held virtually on Tuesday at 6:30pm. RSVP here

Islanders Compete at National History Day

The National History Day competition is next week – and among the 18 qualifying projects from Minnesota, two are from DeLaSalle. Gus Langford ‘22 and Liam Neary ‘22 created a group documentary about how the Mayo Clinic pioneered the use of unified medical records. Their project earned first place in state in May. Meanwhile, Ava Krocheski-Meyer ‘22 qualified by earning second place at state for a website she made exploring the U.S. Dakota War of 1862. This year’s national competition will be held virtually and winners will be announced on Saturday, June 19, at 2:00pm here.

History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians by selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.” Students demonstrate their work through individual or group exhibits, dramatizations, websites, documentaries, or research papers.

Still Accepting Applications for Summer Youth Camps

Looking to re-engage your kids in this post-COVID summer? Send them to camp at DeLaSalle! Participants in our summer youth camps can learn how to create an app, develop their on stage persona, or build their skills on the athletic field or court. Camps are starting now – and we’re still accepting registrations. Sign up here.

Sports Physicals Available This Summer

Health care providers throughout the metro routinely offer sports physicals to students who need them in advance of participating in a school sport. Check with your health care provider to find when sports physicals will be offered near you. As a reminder, DeLaSalle requires all students to have a current physical (within the last three years) before a student can begin participating with a team, including practice. Twin Cities Orthopedics is among those providing free sports physicals. Learn more and sign up here

A Reminder about 2021-22 Key Dates

We are finalizing a few dates on the 2021-22 school calendar and will release the full calender in the next several weeks. In the meantime, please mark your calendars with these key dates:

  • First day of practice for fall sports: Monday, August 16
  • New Student Orientation for Class of 2025 and Transfers: Thursday, August 19
  • First day of classes for all students: Monday, August 23
  • Christmas Break: December 20-December 31
  • Second Semester Begins: Monday, January 3, 2022
  • Spring Break: April 4-8
  • Graduation for the Class of 2022: Thursday, May 19
  • Last day of school: Friday, May 27
Families May Qualify for Emergency Broadband Benefit

DeLaSalle families may qualify to receive a monthly discount on their broadband Internet bill through a program offered by the Federal Communications Commission. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides up to a $50 a month discount on broadband service and associated equipment rentals. To receive the benefit, families should check if they qualify, apply for the benefit, and find a broadband provider near you.

Find Free Meals for Kids This Summer

DeLaSalle families can find free meals for students this summer through the Free Meals for Kids mobile app. The app, which can be downloaded in the Apple or Google Play app stores, helps students 18 or younger find free serving sites in their community and provides location, directions to the site, and hours and days of distribution. No registration or prior sign-up is necessary. Learn more here

Families May Volunteer Through the Islander Foundation

Students and families may register to volunteer through the Islander Foundation. Volunteers typically sell concessions at local venues, including Target Field, US Bank Stadium, and Allianz Field – and venue operators have guaranteed that the foundation will have a stand to operate as the number of fans in attendance increases. Concessionaires contribute 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. Contact Islander Foundation coordinator, Carlos Villagomez, with questions at 612-676-7688.

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.

Support DeLaSalle When You Shop on Amazon Prime Day

Don’t forget to support DeLaSalle if you are shopping during Amazon Prime Day later this month. Amazon will hold the annual two-day sales event June 21-22. Make your purchases using Amazon Smile and the online retailer will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to organizations like ours. Simply designate DeLaSalle High School as your preferred charity and shop AmazonSmile, which offers the same products, same prices, and same service as Amazon. Learn more about AmazonSmile here

Around DeLaSalle

Islanders who serve in leadership roles in Student Council, on the retreat team, and as sports captains learned how to build character, foster team spirit, and motivate others during an exciting leadership academy this week. Performance coach Rick Rassier led the training and helped Islanders take their leadership to the next level.
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