Spring Lake Park High School

June 9, 2021 Newsletter

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A Message from Principal Boucher

SLPHS Families,

We’ve come to end of the year. Tomorrow, we say good-bye to students for this year. Friday, we celebrate the members of the Class of 2021 at graduation. Thank you for your partnership throughout this year. We navigated multiple learning model changes and responded to many emerging challenges. I am grateful and appreciative of how understanding, flexible, creative and adaptable our staff, students and families were this year while we continued to learn through a pandemic. Thank you.

Here are some important updates as we wrap up this school year and start working toward next:

  • Report cards will be mailed out to families during the week of June 21.
  • Summer programing will follow updated health and safety guidance…see more information below.
  • District Services Center is open all summer and available should you have questions or need help.
  • High school communication will resume in early August with information about meet and greet events, school supplies and the overall plan for the start of the year. As of now, we are planning to resume school in person next fall as typically as possible with the first day of school for new students starting on September 7 and for all students (new and returning) on September 8.

Everyone is invited to watch our high school graduation as we celebrate the Class of 2021. The graduation ceremony will be live streamed this Friday, June 11, 7 p.m. Find all the info you need at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/graduation.

Finally, please encourage your student(s) to keep learning this summer. The brain is the most powerful muscle in the body and we want students to continue to build and flex whether they are in school or not. Take care and be well.

Matthew Boucher


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Free meals available this summer

This summer, Spring Lake Park Schools is serving free grab-and-go meals to all children ages 0-18. Meals can be picked up at Spring Lake Park High School starting Monday, June 14.

  • Where: Pick up meals at Spring Lake Park High School (Door #32)
  • When: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • What: Grab and go breakfasts and lunches. On Mondays-Wednesdays, families will receive that day's lunch and the next day's breakfast. On Thursdays, families will receive that day's lunch, Friday's breakfast and lunch and Monday's breakfast.

Summer meal menus are available to view online. Find them on the Nutrislice app under Spring Lake Park High School.

Summer School Meals

Free meals will also be available for pick-up while summer school is in session at Centerview Elementary, Northpoint Elementary, Park Terrace Elementary, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion and Westwood Intermediate and Middle School.

Families can pick up meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:30 a.m. at the front entrance of each school. Students will receive two breakfast and two lunch meals on both of those days.

Questions? Please reach out to the Nutrition Services Department at 763-600-5041

Summer programs: Health and Safety protocols

Face masks will not be required in Spring Lake Park Schools buildings beginning Monday, June 14. This includes summer school, camps and clinics, athletics and other summer programming. The one exception is masks continue to be required for Learning Ventures (child care) students and staff until July 1, 2021, or until Minnesota hits 70% vaccination rate

We are following updated guidance from Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education. Minnesota Department of Health continues to recommend masks for unvaccinated people as well as three or more feet of physical distancing.

We remain committed to safe learning at school this summer and as we plan for the fall. A summary of our current health and safety plans and learning models can be found on our COVID-19 web hub.

Input, feedback and questions throughout the year have helped shape our plans and maximize safe, in person learning at school. To share questions or comments about the latest update to our safe in person learning plans, please email communications@district16.org.

District Services Center Summer Hours

During summer break, The District Services Center (DSC) will be open on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Families are invited to stop in with any questions at 1415 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 or to call the DSC at 763-600-5000.

One-page 2021-2022 School Calendar

With the school year wrapping up, we encourage families to check out the one-page 2021-2022 school calendar to plan ahead for the next school year and find important dates including the first days of school, no student days and more. Download the 2021-2022 calendar.

Additionally, families will receive a 2021-2022 print calendar from the district this summer. This calendar will provide families with important school and district dates, events, information and contacts.

Watch the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony live

Spring Lake Park High School will honor 346 members of the Class of 2021 graduating this year. We are incredibly proud of our graduates and wish them every success in their career, college and life.

The commencement will be live, in-person at Mariucci Arena on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. and live streamed on our district YouTube channel for those not attending the event in-person but would still like to watch. Tune in and watch as we celebrate our Class of 2021 graduates. You can find everything you need to know about this year's graduation on the high school graduation page.

Streaming will go live this Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

Spring Lake Park High School Graduation 2021
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Celebrating our retirees

This spring, 15 Spring Lake Park School staff members are starting their next adventure as retirees. As a learning community, we recognize their tremendous contributions to our schools and community and celebrate their next steps with them.

This year’s retirees will be honored at an event in September 2021. The retirees shared some words they wanted to convey to our Spring Lake Park Schools community about their journey and plans for the future. Read the retiree story.

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SLP Theater's Production of "Spamalot" receives Outstanding Overall Production Award

The SLP Theater Department has been participating in the Hennepin Theater Trust's Spotlight Education Program for eight years. This program provides feedback and recognizes excellence in the area of Musical Theater - it "honors and supports Minnesota high school musical theater students and programs." For the first time, their production of "Spamalot" received an Outstanding Overall Production award. This is a very elite award, only given to a very small number of productions each year.

In addition, the show also received a record (for SLP) number of other awards:

  • Outstanding Acting Performance
  • Outstanding Student Orchestra
  • Outstanding Run Crew
  • Outstanding Overall Technical Team

They also received numerous Honorable Mention awards and three individual Outstanding awards for individual performances in "Spamalot:"

  • Zach Wheaton as King Arthur
  • Hailey Herzog as The Lady of the Lake
  • Mady Bourasa as Patsy

Congratulations to all theater students and staff for this amazing accomplishment! #SLPPPantherProud

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Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight

We have asked our graduating seniors to share their plans for the future, favorite experiences and what makes them Panther Proud. In the coming weeks, we will continue to share student spotlights as we celebrate the Class of 2021. Read more about each spotlight's time at SLP here.
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Register for summer camps and clinics and find your SPARK!

With summer break just days away, now is the perfect time to find your SPARK by registering for summer camps and clinics with the Community Education Department. Football, tennis, band, speech, dance, strength training, basketball, volleyball and so much more. Camps start soon – so sign your child up today for an exciting experience this summer

June Adult Yoga Classes for Ages 18+

Connect with friendly faces to celebrate yourself at the end of this school year! Use gentle yoga, guided meditation, and affirmations to relax and rejuvenate. Stretch and gently challenge your body to release stress. No prior yoga experience necessary or special clothing required. All levels welcome.

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Register for the 8th Annual Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser

There is still time to register for the 8th Annual Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser taking place on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Victory Links. All proceeds support our world-class Athletics and Activities opportunities for our students. Spend the day on the links supporting a great cause, register today.
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In case you missed important information from last week's newsletter, check out the topics below and click to learn more.

iPads: Students may keep their school-issued iPad over the summer as long as they are going to return to an SLP school in the fall. If your student is moving to another district, please have them leave their iPad at school on the last day. Additionally, if your plans change over the summer, please update your status with the District Services Center at 763-600-5000.

Outstanding School Fees: To check if your family has any outstanding school fees and to pay for the fees, login to Campus Parent Portal and click on “Fees.” We are asking for families to pay these fees by June 30, 2021

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