• Happening Now | Feb. 11, 2016 

     

    FAMILIES
    New this school year SPPS now offers Parent Academy Seminars -- one-time classes that offer deeper learning in topics including Digital Citizenship, Parent Advocacy, Middle School Communication and more. 
    Students, Families Invited to Thinking College Early Fair at Harding on Feb. 27
    SPPS students in grades 5-12 and their parents are invited to the 12th annual Thinking College Early Fair on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Harding Senior High School.
    The Buzz
     
    The safety and well being of students and staff is always a priority, and the decision to close school or cancel activities is no simple matter.
     
    Before deciding to close school due to extreme winter weather conditions, Superintendent Valeria Silva consults with experts both inside and outside of the district, including assistant superintendents, city officials, weather experts and the SPPS Transportation Department. The department monitors road conditions before making any final recommendations to the Superintendent.
    As a general guideline, students should wait 10 to 15 minutes for their bus. However, parents should use their judgment when allowing their child to wait for the bus past the scheduled time, especially on cold days. We make every effort to provide on-time bus service and we are always working to make improvements.

    Update Your Family Contact Information
    Our commitment is to keep families, staff and the community informed of weather-related school closings and cancellations.

    In the event that school is canceled due to severe weather, SPPS will contact families and staff through its mass notification system as early as possible. Notifications include email, text messages, phone calls, media updates, school websites, and social media sites Facebook and Twitter.
     
    If you did not receive an email, phone call or text message on Monday, Feb. 1 about after-school cancellations it could mean that your contact information is inaccurate or hasn't been updated. Please call your school to update your information.
    STAFF AND FAMILIES
    Five Saint Paul Public Schools teachers are among the 114 Education Minnesota nominees for the 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
    From a performance by an American Idol finalist at Farnsworth Aerospace to the singing of the Black National Anthem at Battle Creek Middle School SPPS celebrated NAAPID throughout the district. 
    No School Monday, Feb. 15; No Pre-K, ECSE on Friday, Feb. 12
    There will be no Pre-K or ECSE on Friday, Feb. 12, for teacher professional development. There will be no school for all students on Monday, Feb. 15 for the President's Day holiday. All classes will resume Tuesday, Feb. 16.