Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, August 7, 2020

In this issue…
  • School Uniform Order Pickup Available Monday, August 17
  • How to Deposit Money into Your Student’s Cafeteria Account
  • Students Can Apply for Free, Reduced Lunch Benefits
  • Parking Permit Sales Begin August 17
  • Student Registration Open for Fine Arts Programs, Clubs, and Other Activities
  • Virtual Workshops Help Students with College Applications, Essay Writing
  • A Reminder to Return Missing Materials
School Uniform Order Pickup Available Monday, August 17

Families who placed school uniform orders by mid-July may begin to pick up their orders at the school the week of August 17. The School Store will be open Monday, August 17, from 2:00-7:00pm. We will announce additional school store hours in the August 14 edition of “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle.” Families picking up a uniform order should enter through the A building entrance. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and practice physical distancing protocols while inside the school.

How to Deposit Money into Your Student’s Cafeteria Account

Students must have money in their cafeteria account in order to purchase breakfast or lunch items from the DeLaSalle Cafe. DeLaSalle uses LunchTime to manage cafeteria accounts. Families may create an account and electronically deposit money into that account for their student. DeLaSalle this year will not accept cash or check payments at the school to prevent the handling of currency. Click here for instructions on how to create and manage your LunchTime account. Bank account and credit card transactions are subject to a fee,charged by LunchTime. Online deposits will appear in the point of sale system within 30 minutes of completing the transaction. Please contact cafe@delasalle.com with questions.

Students Can Apply for Free, Reduced Lunch Benefits

DeLaSalle offers school meal benefits through the Minnesota Department of Education. Interested families must complete and return an Application for Educational Benefits to Pam Beckman. Click here for the application (click here for instructions on how to create a LunchTime account). Students must apply for the lunch benefits each year, even if they qualified for the program in the previous school year.

Parking Permit Sales Begin August 17

 

Student parking permit sales will begin the week of August 17. This year, a student parking permit costs $320. Students may reserve a parking permit using a Google form. Only 90 permits will be sold and the form will be emailed first to seniors on Monday, August 17, then juniors on Tuesday, August 18, and sophomores on Wednesday, August 19. DeLaSalle will send a follow-up email August 19 to those students who have reserved a permit with a link to pay for the permit. Payments must be made by Friday, August 21 via credit card or electronic funds transfer, or a student forfeits their permit reservation. New this year, the cost of the permit will be divided by semester – and may not be charged if DeLaSalle transitions to a full distance learning model for an entire semester.

If student parking permits for the DeLaSalle lot are sold out, students may purchase a parking permit for the overflow parking lot on the south side of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. These passes are sold in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and cost $280 for the school year.

Student Registration Open for Fine Arts Programs, Clubs, and Other Activities

There’s something for everyone at DeLaSalle, and our students do get involved!  Hundreds of DeLaSalle students participate each year in fine arts programs, academic clubs, and other organizations through our robust Student Activities program. Some groups compete and others do not.  Some are seasonal and others meet throughout the year.  These co-curricular activities provide students with opportunities to connect with their classmates, enrich their skills, and pursue topics that interest them. We encourage students to explore the many activities we offer here. And we invite students to register here to participate in a club or organization. 

Virtual Workshops Help Students with College Applications, Essay Writing

The Guidance Office hosts two virtual workshops on Wednesday, August 12, that will help students navigate online college applications and essays. The Online Application workshop is from 10:00am-12:00pm and the Essay Writing workshop is from 1:00-2:30pm. All twelfth grade students should check their student Islander Apps email for a message sent August 5 with login information. A scholarship searching seminar has been postponed and a new date and time will be announced soon.

A Reminder to Return Missing Materials

Thank to the many returning students and families who returned school materials when students retrieved their locker belongings in June. Some students still have missing items, such as textbooks or other class materials. Please look around your house for any missing materials. DeLaSalle has communicated these missing items to families and the replacement cost of these items will be added to the September tuition invoice if the materials are not returned to the school.

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