• Help Keep SPPS Open Safely

    Safety is everyone’s responsibility. What you do both in and outside of school helps our whole community stay healthy and learn safely. Review the SPPS COVID-19 Student and Family Guidelines for reminders about face coverings, health screenings, travel guidance, and how to report COVID-19 symptoms or close contacts.

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  • Gallery: First Weeks of In-Person Learning

    On February 1, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) welcomed back approximately 4,000 students for in-person learning. On February 16, students in grades 3-5 experienced their own “first day” of school. See pictures from the first few weeks in our photo gallery and submit yours here.

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  • In-Person Program Updates

    Following the Governor’s Executive Order, several SPPS programs and services are currently on hold. These include the Academic Support Center, athletics and activities, Discovery Club and Extended Day for Learning.

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  • Immunizations and Flu Shots

    SPPS is partnering with Children’s Minnesota to offer flu shots and other vaccinations in their mobile clinic on Thursdays at Washington Tech. Immunizations are also available at the Washington Tech Health Start Clinic on Mondays starting November 16.

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  • Kids Vote for President

    During the 2020 General Election, hundreds of SPPS students participated in the statewide Students Voting mock election. Find out who they elected to be President of the United States.

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  • Safe at Home

    Community Education is offering a free online course for fourth through sixth graders called Safe at Home. Students will learn how to make safe decisions when home alone for short periods of time.

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  • Reopen SPPS Updates

    As we continue planning to transition to hybrid learning in stages, families can find the latest updates on our website at spps.org/reopen2020. Important updates are also sent via email, robocall and text message, and directly from your student’s school.

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  • In-Person Supports

    During distance learning, several in-person supports are available to assist students and families with academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and nutritional needs.

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  • Hybrid Learning Updates

    SPPS determined on Oct. 14 that Stage 2 is not ready transition to hybrid learning at this time. Readiness targets will be revisited regularly to determine when students in each stage can begin hybrid learning.

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  • COVID-19 Guidelines

    Precautions that you and your family take in and out of school are important in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing risks to others.

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  • Application for Educational Benefits

    Families who haven’t filled out their Application for Education Benefits should do so regardless of their income. Families who qualify can also get discounts on Comcast internet, Metro Transit passes and other community services.

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  • SPPS Supports Essential Workers

    Essential Kids Care provides free childcare, meals and distance learning support for school-age children of Tier 1 essential workers.

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  • Bike and Walk to Anywhere Week

    October 5-9 is Walk to Anywhere Week in Minnesota. While many students aren’t walking to school right now, we encourage you to take a bike ride or walk around your neighborhood with these ideas.

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  • #SPPSFirstDay Photos

    Thank you for sending your first day of school photos! From Pre-K to 12th grade and teachers too, it was great to see so many smiling faces on our feed.

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  • Distance Learning 2.0

    As we all get into the groove of distance learning, SPPS is here to answer any questions you may have. Find iPad help, family support, the SPPS Virtual Library and other resources on our Distance Learning website.

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  • Submit Your Back to School Photos

    While it may look a little different this year, the first day of school is a time to celebrate. Have some fun, be creative and send us your first day photos.

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  • Grading Expectations

    Schools and teachers will return to their established grading practices for the 2020-21 school year, regardless of whether SPPS is in a distance learning, hybrid or in-person scenario. Schools will work to ensure grading practices are equitable.

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  • Meal Service

    SPPS will continue to provide free meals while students are in distance learning. Meal boxes will be delivered to homes and available for pickup at select locations. For more information, visit spps.org/fallmeals, and remember to fill out the Application for Educational Benefits.

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  • Remembering Marny Xiong

    The entire Saint Paul community is mourning the loss of SPPS Board Chair Marny Xiong, who lost her battle with COVID-19 earlier this week. Chair Xiong exemplified the very best of our schools and community and will be deeply missed.

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  • End-of-Year Virtual Meeting

    In case you missed it, Superintendent Joe Gothard addressed families and answered their questions in a virtual meeting earlier this week. Watch it on our website or on YouTube now.

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