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    We Are SPPS: Chef Bono & the Nutrition Center Kitchen

    When you think of school lunch, you may not think about homemade breads, specialty sauces or ingredients sourced from local family-owned businesses. But that’s exactly what SPPS students get to eat every day thanks to Chef Bono and his hard-working team in the Nutrition Center Kitchen. Better yet, all of this delicious food is free starting this year!

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    Bus Status App Update

    The Bus Status app has up-to-date bus information for SPPS families and students. The new and improved app is ready just in time for the new school year! The app will not automatically update to the new version on your phone, and will end notifications after September 29. Download the new Bus Status app for free at the Apple App Store or via Google Play.

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  •  Mayor Carter and Superintendent Gothard giving students high fives as they get off a school bus.

    Happy First Day of School

    Happy First Day of School This week was filled with excitement as SPPS staff, principals, Superintendent Joe Gothard and Mayor Melvin Carter welcomed students back to school. Watch a video capturing some of the highlights from the first day of school.

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    Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year!

    The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Tuesday, September 5. Students in Pre-K and kindergarten start on Thursday, September 7. Watch this fun video of Superintendent Joe Gothard talking to some of our elementary students about the new school year!

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    Celebrate Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day

    SPPS invites families and schools to celebrate the first Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day of the 2023-24 school year on October 4. Not only are walking and biking to school fun, they're also healthy and good for the environment. Schools might choose a different day in October to host this event, so check with your school to see what day they plan to celebrate.

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    September Is Attendance Awareness Month

    Establishing good attendance habits can help set your student up for a successful school year. Learn more about healthy attendance habits and school attendance policies at spps.org/attendance.

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    First Day Photo Gallery

    All of our schools were thrilled to welcome back students this week! It has been so fun to see all of your “first day” photos.

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  •  Application for Educational Benefits on phone

    Apply for 2023-24 Educational Benefits

    While all in-person students will receive free breakfast and lunch under Minnesota’s Free School Meals program, it remains critical that all families complete an Application for Educational Benefits each school year.

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  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15. In SPPS, Hispanic students represent approximately 15% of our student population, with 10% of families speaking Spanish at home. We are proud to celebrate our Hispanic students, staff and families this month and every month. Hispanic Heritage Month resources are available on the Office of Equity website.

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    Do You Have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare?

    MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance members must go through the annual renewal process to determine if they are still eligible for services. Services include medical care, mental health care and therapies that are part of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Renew your coverage and your children's coverage to avoid gaps in insurance.

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    Register for Fall Activities through Community Education

    The Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education Fall 2023 Catalog is online now! Registration for ECFE, after-school activities and more is open now.

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    2023-24 School Calendar

    View other important dates on the 2023-24 school year calendar at spps.org/calendar.

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