Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, July 27, 2018

In this issue…
  • Preparing Yourself for the 2018-19 School Year
  • Athletic Eligibility and Fall Sports Meetings
  • Fall Sports Practices Begin August 13
  • Parking Permit Sales Begin August 8
  • Limited Spots Still Available for 2018-19 School Year
  • Host An International Student This Year
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
Preparing for the 2018-19 School Year

DeLaSalle teachers, staff, coaches and moderators are excited to welcome students back-to-school for the 2018-19 school year. To ensure your family is ready for the first day of classes on Monday, August 20, please review the following essential items checklist.

Complete required back-to-school forms

Families must complete and submit required back-to-school forms. The primary contact in each household should have received multiple emails from communications@delasalle.com with a link to the forms; parents with multiple children will receive a separate email for each child. Families should check their email inbox for the message; look in your junk or spam folder if the message does not appear in your inbox. Thank you to the many families who have already completed these forms. If you have not yet completed the forms, please do so as soon as possible.

Participate in a required school orientation and collect school-issued iPad

The back-to-school email also includes important information about required school orientations for new and returning students. Families of returning students may sign up for an orientation on either Wednesday, August 8 or Wednesday, August 15. New Student Orientation for all ninth grade and new transfer students will be held on Thursday, August 16 and new families are invited back to DeLaSalle for New Family Orientation the evening of August 16. During the school orientation, families will receive the student’s iPad. Families may also deposit lunch money into their child’s account and meet with other important school personnel.

Order uniform apparel

The DeLaSalle School Store will be open several times in the weeks leading up to the first day of school for families who wish to purchase new uniform apparel. School Store hours are:

  • Wednesday August 8, 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, August 9, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, August 13, 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 15, 12:00-7:00pm
  • Thursday, August 16, 7:30-9:30am and 3:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, August 20, 7:30-9:30am and 3:00-6:00pm

Please take a moment to inspect your child’s school uniform to ensure it adheres to the uniform policy guidelines that are outlined on pages 9-11 in the DeLaSalle Student-Parent Handbook. If you would like to exchange any items for different sizes please contact the Dean’s Office at deansoffice@delasalle.com. New items can be purchased from the DeLaSalle School Store.

Purchase school supplies

DeLaSalle encourages all students to have these supplies when they begin classes on Monday, August 21

  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Folders
  • Backpack (for home to school use)
  • DeLaSalle cinch bag (for use during the day)

Learn more about specific supply needs on the Back-to-School webpage.

Have a current physical on file with Student Activities

Students who want to participate in a fall activity should note these key dates, make sure a current physical is on file (current is defined as within the last three years), and complete required MSHSL paperwork, including an Eligibility Statement. Please return doctor-completed physical forms to DeLaSalle and clearly mark “Student Physical” on the envelope.

Athletic Eligibility and Fall Sports Meetings

You and your child are strongly encouraged to attend the Athletic Eligibility and fall sports team meetings to learn about eligibility policies of DeLaSalle and the Minnesota State High School League for student-athletes. The meeting begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 8. Coaches of fall athletic programs will hold team meetings after the general session. New and transfer students may attend the Athletic Eligibility meeting but will learn even more information about DeLaSalle activities and athletics programs during New Family Orientation on August 16 at 6:30pm.

Fall Sports Practices Begin August 13

All fall sports begin practices on Monday, August 13. As a reminder, a student must have both a current physical and eligibility statement on file with the Student Activities office before they can participate in practice. Click here to find when, where, and at time practice will begin for fall sports.

Parking Permit Sales Begin August 8

Parking permits will be sold in the Main Office for $285 starting August 8. Seniors may buy permits starting August 8. Juniors may buy permits starting August 9. Other eligible students may buy permits, if available, on August 10. Sales begin each day at 9:00am. Students are responsible for buying their own permit and permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis with no line-saving or reservations allowed. A student may buy a permit if they meet the following requirements:

  • The student is enrolled at DeLaSalle (student must show school ID as proof)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Registrant must identify the make, model and license plate information for PRIMARY vehicle that will be driven to De
  • Fully agree to terms and conditions
  • Make payment (cash/check) at time of purchase

Once the number of available permits are sold out, other students may opt to keep his or her information on a waiting list.

Limited Spots Still Available for 2018-19 School Year

DeLaSalle is still accepting applications for the coming year.  Vice President for Enrollment, Mike O’Keefe `78, and Associate Director of Admission, Lourdes Bunay `11, have been receiving inquiries, leading family tours, conducting transfer interviews, and registering new students, provided the student meets admission criteria and a course schedule and tuition contract can be built this late into the admission cycle. Interested families are encouraged to contact either O’Keefe (612-676-7679) or Bunay (612-676-7665) as soon as possible to learn more about DeLaSalle, admission criteria, the application process, and potential placement.

 

Host An International Student This Year

DeLaSalle is looking for a family interested in hosting an international student in 2018-19. Yuan will be a sophomore this fall at DeLaSalle and enjoys science and math – and was part of a team this year that helped design an app. Hosting a student like Yuan offers a unique opportunity to build a special connection, explore new customs, and share American culture. Host families receive a housing stipend. Please contact the Office of Admission if you are interested.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

Find the most up-to-date school events on the School Calendar webpage

Driver’s Education

July 30-August 3, Aug. 6-10, 9:00am-12:20pm

Spots are still available for the final driver’s education course of the summer. Please complete and submit this application by Monday, July 30. The classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction costs $399. A mandatory parent meeting is scheduled for July 30 from 1:00-2:30pm for students enrolled in the class.

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Thursday, August 9, 5:30pm, Main Gym

DeLaSalle will induct nine individuals or groups into its Hall of Fame, recognizing inductees for their athletic and artistic achievements, significant contributions to the school community, and their representation of the Lasallian charism and highest ideals of being an Islander. Click here to register.

Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament

Friday, August 10, 1:00pm, Majestic Oaks Golf Course

Members of the DeLaSalle community are invited to participate in our annual Alumni & Friends golf tournament. The 2nd annual Tennis & Pickleball Mixer will be held prior to the golf tournament, from 8:00am-12:00pm, at Aquila Park in St. Louis Park. Register for the events here.

Alumni Class Reunions & Mass

Saturday, August 11

The Classes of 1958 and 1968 will hold their 60th and 50th class reunions, respectively, as our Alumni Weekend concludes with Mass, school tours, and reunions.

Availability Limited During Employee Orientation

August 13-17

As we prepare for the 2018-19 school year, faculty and staff will gather for employee orientation the week of August 13. Staff will be on campus, but there are some meetings that week in which all staff must be present, especially on Monday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 14. We suggest you call ahead as staff may not be immediately available to respond to a phone call or email. As a reminder, regular business hours of 7:30am-4:30pm resume on Monday, August 20. Click here to find an online directory of staff.

First Day of Classes

Monday, August 20

Classes are in session from 8:30am-3:00pm. School bus service will begin this day. Students are in school uniform. Remember to bring your iPad, charged and ready to go! This is the day that lockers are assigned (DeLaSalle provides the locks). Each teacher will share course expectations with students and distribute course materials.

“Be strong and courageous for God will be with you” Joshua 1:9
2018-19 Scripture Theme
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