by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In this issue…
  • We Are Preparing for 2021-22
  • School Uniform Orders Due by Friday, July 16
  • A Reminder aBout 2021-22 Key Dates
  • Sports Physicals Available This Summer, Must Be Current By August 1
  • Summer Coursework Required for Honors, AP Students
  • Islander Earns National History Day Honorable Mention
  • Veronica Kostka ’21 Wins Technical Theatre Spotlight Award
  • Families May Volunteer, Earn Grants Through the Islander Foundation
  • Find Free Meals for Kids This Summer
  • Families May Qualify for Emergency Broadband Benefit
We Are Preparing for 2021-22

We hope this message finds you healthy and enjoying a well-deserved summer break. As we pivot toward the 2021-22 school year, we ask you to partner with us by completing and submitting the required Back-to-School forms for your child. The primary contact in the household should check his or her inbox the week of July 5 for an email from DeLaSalle with a link to the forms. Thank you in advance for completing these forms as soon as possible.

School Uniform Orders Due by Friday, July 16

Students who need new school uniform items for the 2021-22 school year should place an online order with the DeLaSalle School Store by Friday, July 16 to ensure timely delivery by mid-August. The school intends to have the School Store on multiple dates between July 6-16 – follow DeLaSalle’s Facebook page for more information about summer store hours. The store has a large supply of uniform shirts available for purchase. We will also be able to help students and families with accurate sizing for online orders. Visit the School Store and place orders here

A Reminder about 2021-22 Key Dates

The 2021-22 school year is right around the corner. And, as you and your family prepare for the start of school, please mark your calendars with these key dates:

  • Independence Day (observed): Monday, July 5
  • Sports Physicals Due: August 1
  • 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
Sports Physicals Available This Summer, Must Be Current by August 1

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 (current is defined as 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

Summer Coursework Required for AP, Honors Courses

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.

Islander Earns National History Day Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Ava Krocheski-Meyer ‘22, who earned honorable mention at National History Day, for her documentary “Mini Sota: The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.” Honorable mention awards recognize projects like Ava’s that ranked in second place in the first round of judging, but were not eligible for the final round of competition. A documentary by Gus Langford ‘22 and Liam Neary ‘22 about the Mayo Clinic’s development of the unified medical record also qualified for nationals.

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.

Veronica Kostka ’21 Wins Technical Theatre Spotlight Award

The technical work Veronica Kostka ‘21 has done backstage for DeLaSalle Theatre has been just as important as the performance itself. Congratulations to Veronica for winning this prestigious honor and an all-expenses paid trip to New York where she will observe, meet and train alongside top technical theater professionals. Kieran Rowe `21 was also a finalist for the Triple Threat award in the performance category.

Families May Volunteer, Earn Grants Through Islander Foundation

Students and families may register to volunteer through the Islander Foundation. Volunteers typically sell concessions at local venues, including Target Field, Target Center, and US Bank Stadium – 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.

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 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.

Around DeLaSalle

Congratulations to two Islanders who qualified and placed at the state track and field meet this month. Gus Langford ‘22 (pictured at left) won the state championship in the 400 meter race and placed fifth in the 100 meter race. I’Tianna Salaam ‘22 placed fifth in the girls’ 100 meter race.
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