Spring Lake Park High School
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AUGUST 23, 2023 - NEWSLETTER
This week, we welcome new staff to Spring Lake Park High School. We have a great group of engaged and enthusiastic adult learners and learning designers joining us this year. I have enjoyed our time with each of our new colleagues and look forward to watching them engage with students in the coming weeks. Please join me in welcoming these new SLPHS staff.
- Melanie Abreu (Main Office)
- Beatrice Bruyers (English Language Arts)
- Paige Condie (Science)
- Jessica DeGennaro (Math)
- Eve Hanson (Social Studies)
- Kim Harris-Robinson (Assistant Principal)
- Justin Lange (Math)
- Hailey Lachinski (Physical Education)
- James Lewis (Science)
- Shaeley Martinson (Social Studies)
- Marissa Olinger (Social Studies)
- Tresa Reuter (Spanish)
- Sophia Ross (Business)
- Harrison Schmidt (English Language Arts)
- Elaine Seekon (Behavior Specialist)
- Angie Shea (Counselor)
- Kelly Woods (Athletics & Activities Office)
Next week, all our teaching staff will be here preparing for the launch of the new school year.
Reminders to help you get ready:
- First Days of school: The first day of school for our incoming 9th graders and any new students is Tuesday, September 5. This is an orientation day. The first day of school for all returning 10th-12th graders is Wednesday, September 6.
- Find schedules and get ready: Final student schedules for the first trimester will be available on Student Campus Portal beginning August 25.
- Meet teachers and visit the building on August 29: We hope your student(s) and family can come by and visit the building before the first day of school. We will host an open house for all grade levels on Tuesday, August 29. Families with 10th – 12th grade students should come 3-5 p.m. Families with 9th grade students should come 5-7 p.m. Our teachers will be available in their classrooms during the times listed for the students they teach. If you are unable to attend an open house and have questions about schedules, please reach out to your counselor.
- New iPads for incoming 9th graders: Students transitioning from 8th grade at Westwood Middle School should bring their current SLP school-issued iPad, case and charger to Meet and Greet. Incoming 9th graders will exchange these for a new iPad and accessories. Any students new to the district will be able to pick up their school-issued iPad, case and charger.
I look forward to reconnecting with families and students over the next few weeks. I hope you are able to capture some peaceful moments with family and loved ones prior to the start of the school year. If you have questions please contact our main office at 763-600-5000.
One school, one community, #SLPPantherProud!
For 9th grade families: iPad replacement at Meet and Greet on August 29
As a reminder, our 9th grade students will be receiving new school-issued iPads. This iPad replacement event will take place during the Spring Lake Park High School 9th grade Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 29, 5-7 p.m.
Please plan for this so your high schooler's iPad is set up and ready to go for the new school year.
To get your student's new iPad, bring the current school-owned iPad, case, charger, and cord to Meet and Greet. If any data is needed off the current iPad prior to the replacement, please review the backup instructions. If you cannot make the Meet and Greet, iPad replacement will be available once school starts.
For any questions, email the help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at 763-600-5555.
Lifetouch Picture Day
During Meet and Greet on August 29, Lifetouch photography will be here to take your students Yearbook photo. If you would like to order a picture packet, go to my.lifetouch.com using Picture Day ID, EVT4734FD.
Only students in Grades 9-11 will have their photo taken by Lifetouch. Students in Grade 12 should have either gone to David Banks Studios this summer or will have an opportunity for a yearbook photo in October here at the high school.
Student Parking Permits are available
This school year, students who plan to park on the Spring Lake Park High School parking lots will need to purchase a permit in order to do so. Permits will be available to all licensed drivers, as space allows.
Student parking permit option:
- $140 - full year permit
- $50 - per trimester permit
- $3 - daily pass
PSEO students who attend class on-site for 3 hours or less can pay a reduced fee. OEC (Opportunities in Emergency Care) students from other school districts are eligible for reduced fee or waived based on the purchase of a parking permit at their home school. Verification documentation will need to be provided when picking up permit:
- $60 - full year permit
- $20 - per trimester permit
For more information and a link to purchase permit, visit the Student Parking page.
New this year - online tickets only for athletics
All athletic tickets will be available for purchase online only this year. There will not be a cash option. Staff will be available at events to assist with ticket purchases.
Getting your tickets online is as easy as 1, 2, 3
Purchase your athletic tickets online via your computer, smartphone or other mobile device.
Show your confirmation email/QR code on your smartphone or print out a paper copy and bring to the event.
Grab a seat and enjoy the game. Go, Panthers!
Please note, you can still use cash for concession stand purchases.
Back to School hub
If you haven't done so already, make sure you check out the Back to School hub to find important information and resources as you prepare for the year and answers to your frequently asked questions to help you stay on top of your back-to-school to do list.
- School Supply Lists
- How to prepare your iPad for the new school year
- How to update your contact information to ensure you receive communication throughout the school year
- and more!
Get Ready to "Start Your Engines!"
The 2nd Annual "Start Your Engines" Big Trucks, Food Trucks & Automobiles event is Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at Spring Lake Park High School.
This family/community event will feature a variety of exhibits with engines – think big trucks, automobiles, and recreational vehicles. Lunch from the food trucks will be available for purchase. The event is free to attend and no registration is required - just show up!
Featured Food Trucks:
- Turkey King
- Brick Oven Bus
- Milk Mart (Ice Cream)
Other event features:
- Panther Store Pop-Up Sale
- We are accepting bike donations for Bikes4Kids
- There will be a booth that showcases all of our Community Education fall offerings for youth, families, and adults. Make sure to stop by and sign up!
Fall programs available for all!
The start of a new school year brings new and exciting fall Community Education programming options for the entire family! As we kick off the new year, now is the perfect time to explore interests, discover passions, learn a new skill and connect with others within our Panther community. Registration is officially open. Browse and register for a variety of enrichment and learning youth, adult and family opportunities.
- Thursday, August 24 - Native American Parent Advisory Committee: Back-to-school event, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion playground, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 29 - Meet and Greet, 5-7 p.m. along with Lifetouch picture day. Families with 10th – 12th grade students should come 3-5 p.m. Families with 9th grade students should come 5-7 p.m
- Tuesday, September 5 - First day of school for grades K-8 and Lighthouse students, orientation for grade 9 students and grade 10-12 students new to the high school
- Wednesday, September 6 - First day of school for returning grades 10-12 students who are not new to the high school
- Thursday, September 15 - Native American Parent Advisory Committee event, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 16 - Start Your Engines - Community Outdoor Event, Spring Lake Park High School, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
- Monday, September 18 - Grupo de Padres Hispanohablantes de SLP reunión, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, 5-6:30 p.m.
Pantherette Dance Team Sneaker Drive
What: We are partnering with an organization called Got Sneakers? We will collect used sneakers/tennis shoes and will be paid up to $7/pair based on the condition of the shoes. Got Sneakers will then either recirculate and sell the shoes to people who want quality, reusable footwear at affordable prices, or repurpose the shoes into new surfaces such as playgrounds and tracks. Our sneaker drive fundraiser keeps sneakers out of landfills and reduces toxic chemicals from being released in our air and soil.
Why: We are raising funds to help cover various operating fees the team needs to run each year: costumes, coaching, transportation, overnight stays etc
Where: there will be several dates where shoes can be dropped off at the high school:
- Tuesday, September 19 - outside main entrance of SLP High School, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 30 - during the Fall Dance Showcase, 10 a.m.-end of show at SLP High School Athletic Doors
- Friday, October 6 - during the SLP Homecoming Tailgate, stop by our booth!
- Tuesday, October 24 - outside main entrance of SLP High School, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
If you need to make arrangements to turn in the shoes you collect outside of the above times, please reach out to the booster club: email@example.com
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