BACK TO SCHOOL 2016-17

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    YOU CAN STILL ENROLL! Contact Student Placement Center at 651-632-3700.

    HAVE YOU MOVED?
    If you moved or changed child care providers, call your school with your new address so the bus driver knows where to pick up your child. If you need to change schools after moving into a new Community School Zone or Area, call the Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760.

    SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
    School supply lists are available on most school websites and at the following stores near all SPPS schools: Target, Walmart, Kmart, Office Depot and Staples.

     

    LOOK FOR A YELLOW POSTCARD WITH BUS INFORMATION

    BUS POSTCARD

    Yellow postcards with your child’s school bus information will arrive in your mailbox beginning on August 26. Each postcard includes your child’s bus stop, pick-up and drop-off times. If you do not receive your child’s school bus information by Wednesday, August 31, please contact your child’s school.

    Students who attend Johnson Senior and Creative Arts grades 9-12 will also receive a postcard with information about Metro Transit. Find your Metro Transit bus route today at metrotransit.org/spps.

     

    MEDICATIONS and HEALTH
    If your child requires medication at school or has a health condition, please talk with the school nurse.

    IMMUNIZATIONS
    Now is the time to plan for a healthy start to school. Make sure your children are up to date on their immunizations and bring immunization records to your child’s school. Learn more at spps.org/studentwellness.

    EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING
    All students entering kindergarten need an Early Childhood Screening. Screenings help identify vision, hearing and developmental needs and are provided free of charge for children, ages 3 to 5, who live in St. Paul. For more information, call 651-632-3746.

    ATHLETICS
    Students in secondary schools need a physical every three years to participate in sports. Download a copy of the physical exam form from sports.spps.org and take to your health care provider.

    ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
    Children eligible for free or reduced price meals may qualify for other assistance programs, including Minnesota health insurance (Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or MNsure); Women, Infants and Children (WIC); or food support. Talk with your school nurse if you have questions.

    STAY CONNECTED
    Update your phone number, email and other contact information with your school’s lead clerk. This information will be used to alert you about important school events or emergencies through email, phone and text.

    CHILD CARE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
    Discovery Club is a fun and nurturing child care program that supports learning and development before school, after school, on non-school days and during summer. For a list of fees, more information and to apply, call 651-632-3793 or visit discoveryclub.spps.org.

    BREAKFAST
    SPPS is proud to offer Breakfast to Go at no cost. As students arrive at school, they can grab their breakfast and eat in class. Breakfast includes breakfast burritos, pancakes, cereal, fresh fruit and more.

    LUNCH
    School meals are made from scratch with a focus on local ingredients and a wide selection of fruits, vegetables and salads. Diverse menus include recipes from our own community, including beef fried rice and chicken suqaar.

    2016-17 LUNCH PRICING*
    Please note that the cost for regular-priced meals has increased 10 cents.

    • PreK-5: $2.25
    • Grades 6-8: $2.40
    • Grades 9-12: $2.60
    • All Grades Reduced-Price No Charge

    *Some schools offer all students breakfast and lunch at no cost.

    SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION
    At the beginning of the school year, practice walking with your child to and from their bus stop so they don’t get lost. Be sure to track the status of your child’s bus at spps.org/ bus or through the new MySPPS smartphone app.

    Transportation may be available for:

    • Students who live in the Area that each Community School, Regional or District Magnet school serves.
    • Elementary school students (K-5) who live more than a half-mile from their school.
    • Middle and high school students (grades 6-12) who live more than one mile from their school.

    Please note: Morning Pre-K students are picked up at regular bus stops and dropped off at or near their home. Afternoon Pre-K students are picked up at or near their home and dropped off at regular bus stops. 

    Not sure if you’re eligible for school bus transportation? Review transportation guidelines at spps.org/transportation, or contact your school after August 19.


     

2016-17 CALENDARS

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