Lighthouse School Newsletter

September 8, 2021

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Hello to our Lighthouse Families,

The school year is off to a great start! It is fun to see students and teachers reconnecting. I enjoyed meeting the students and look forward to getting to know each one. It is clear that Lighthouse is a close community, and I am so excited to be a part of it.

Student learning plans are beginning to take shape and will continue to solidify over the coming days. Please take time to help your child(ren) figure out what they may want to study this trimester for their inquiry. Typically, an inquiry starts off broad and narrows through the inquiry process.

A couple of reminders:

  • Face masks are required for all students grades 1-12 at Lighthouse as Anoka County COVID-19 transmission remains high.
  • Students can be dropped off each day after 7:45 a.m. with school beginning at 8:10 a.m.
  • At the end of the day, students who ride the bus will be dismissed at 2:55 p.m., and parent pick up will begin at 3 p.m. Students being picked up will come outside to meet their parents.
  • If there is a change in transportation for your child(ren), please make sure to call the Lighthouse office and let us know.

We’re excited to be back in school and looking forward to what comes next. We will be in touch with updates as routines and learning get underway. Have a great week!


Lisa Cisewski

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Voluntary, free COVID-19 testing

Voluntary COVID-19 testing will be offered every other week at Spring Lake Park Schools. Students whose families wish them to complete a test may stop by the health office in their school building on scheduled test days to pick up a test kit. Saliva tests will be taken home and completed online via Zoom with a Vault supervisor. Test kits will then be returned to the health office the next day for shipment to the lab. Late test kits cannot be accepted. Instructions on how to login to Zoom are included with each test kit. The first test day is Monday, September 13.

Please contact the Lead Nurse, Becca Williams, with any questions.

Printed Newsletter Request

The Lighthouse School newsletter will only be distributed electronically this year. If you would like a printed copy sent home with your student each week, please contact Sheri Koehn at

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Fall Elementary Programs Starting Soon - Register today

Each elementary school is offering a variety of after-school classes. Refine your chess skills with Twin Cities Chess Club, investigate some urban legends with Science Explorers, or learn to draw a rainbow giraffe and stylized Eiffel Tower with Young Rembrandts. These programs are starting soon, register today.

Pantherette Petite Dance Clinic 2021

Students in grades K-6 are invited to register for the 2021 Pantherette Petite Dance Clinic. The Community Education Department is partnering with the Spring Lake Park High School Fall Dance Team to put on a fall dance clinic where participants with work with the Panther Dance team to learn a routine that will be performed at a SLP Varsity Football game. Learn more and register today.

Adults - Play Badminton at Westwood this Fall

This fall, the Community Education Department is pleased to offer Open Badminton to adults in our community. Join us at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School to learn the sport or refine your badminton skills. Rackets and shuttlecocks will be provided. Register here.

Matthew 25 Free Food Distribution

Matthew 25, a nonprofit organization, is holding a free monthly food distribution drive-thru on the second Sunday of every month from noon-2 p.m. at the Coon Rapids United Methodist Church. There are no requirements, and no data will be collected. Everyone is welcome. The next distribution date is this Sunday, September 12.

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Lighthouse School Extended Learning Day

September 24, 2021

Lifetouch Picture Day October 11, 2021

More information will be shared as picture day approaches.
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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Spring Lake Park Schools has recently updated its processes related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which provides protections to individuals with disabilities. The updated Notification of Procedural Safeguards and Grievance Policy and Procedure can both be found on our website. Additional information about Section 504 plans can be addressed to Anthony Mayer, Student Services Director.
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