• Congratulations Class of 2021!

    The SPPS Class of 2021 will celebrate with in-person commencement ceremonies at the beginning of June. Celebrations will be different due to the ongoing pandemic. Our goal is to safely celebrate and honor this special day for our graduates.

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  • Thank You, Teachers!

    Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7. This year more than ever, SPPS teachers have gone above and beyond to keep students learning and engaged. Students are invited to submit a short video, photo, drawing or letter to tell their teachers how much they appreciate them.

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  • Spring Break in Saint Paul: Ideas & Resources

    Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, unnecessary travel is highly discouraged. Here are some ideas and resources for things to do in and around Saint Paul to help families have a fun and safe spring break.

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  • Travel Guidance

    Spring break is April 5-9. Unnecessary travel is highly discouraged. If you must travel, do what you can to protect yourself and your family.

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  • Winter Weather Plan

    SPPS continually monitors the forecast from the National Weather Service in order to make the best decision for students, staff and families. Our commitment is to keep the community informed of weather-related school closings and cancellations.

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  • New Meal Pickup Sites

    Free meal boxes can now be picked up at over 50 schools across St. Paul. Pre-orders are required to pick up meals at most elementary and middle schools. Find the full list of locations, pickup times and the pre-order form at spps.org/2021meals.

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  • It’s Time to Choose a Great School

    It’s time to enroll for the 2021-22 school year. The priority deadline for applications is Friday, March 5. There’s still time to attend a virtual open house, watch school tour videos or attend an enrollment workshop. Choose up to two schools and apply today!

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  • COVID-19 Testing and Community Resources

    Ramsey County residents can get free COVID-19 saliva tests mailed to their homes or in person at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Resources for mental health, food and other needs are also available through several community organizations.

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  • VIDEO: Serving Food Safely

    Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health, new lunchroom procedures include social distancing, plexiglass dividers, table signage and more.

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  • Thanksgiving Meal Resources

    SPPS will not be serving meals on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27. Please visit spps.org/fallmeals for more information on where to get meals before and during the holiday weekend.

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  • Virtual Learning School

    Families who are not comfortable with their student(s) returning to school should register for the SPPS Virtual Learning School. The deadline request for Stage 3 families is Wednesday, November 4.

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  • Returning to School Safely

    As SPPS prepares to welcome some students and staff back for hybrid learning, the Facilities Department has been busily preparing schools and buildings for staff and student safety.

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  • Extended Day for Learning

    The Extended Day for Learning/Extended School Support programs offer free in-person support for eligible K-8 students at the Academic Support Center.

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  • Non-School Days

    There is no school for students on October 15 and 16. On October 30, there is no school for elementary students; middle and high school students will have a distance learning day.

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  • Free Meals This Fall

    Breakfast and lunch remain free for all Saint Paul kids through December. Meal boxes are available for weekly home delivery or pickup at five high schools, Monday-Friday. Be sure to fill out the Application for Educational Benefits if you haven’t done so already.

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  • Attendance Reminder

    During distance learning, students and families should work together to mark their attendance every day on the Campus app. Attendance must be entered by 11:59 p.m. each day.

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  • Complete Your iUpdate

    Families should complete their annual iUpdate for each student to ensure SPPS has your current contact information and other required forms on file. Visit spps.org/onestop to complete yours now.

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  • Summer Is Here!

    Congratulations on finishing one of the most unusual school years ever. If your student is returning to SPPS in the fall, they will keep their iPad over the summer. Community Education has partnered with trusted youth organizations to create Saint Paul Connect.

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  • Planning for Fall

    Following guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Education, SPPS is considering three scenarios and planning how we can best meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students as we head into the next school year.

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  • Justice for George Floyd

    Community members, neighbors, and SPPS students and staff have come together to rally behind justice and against discrimination in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis last week.

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