How Do I...

  • How do I excuse my student for sickness or other absences?
    • Report a student's sickness or absence within 24 hours: 952-928-6045
    • Messages are checked several times each day between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    • Students are responsible for contacting their teachers or checking Schoology regarding missed work
    • Only legal guardians may excuse a student's absence
    • Questions? Please contact Jennifer Thomas at 952-928-6169
     
    How does my student sign out for appointments? 
    • Please call the Attendance Line at 952-928-6045 to report any upcoming absences, up to 2 weeks ahead of the absence. Your student may also bring a signed note from you into the Main Office. 
    • The excused hours will be recorded and visible to your student's teacher. Your student may leave the classroom at the indicated time. 
    • Parents DO NOT need to come into the building when picking up and dropping off students. 
    • Absences may also be excused within 24 hours of the appointment by calling the Attendance Line or providing a signed note from the Provider's Office or the parent/guardian.
    • Questions? Please contact Jennifer Thomas at 952-928-6169
     
    How do I check my student's grades and attendance?
    • PowerSchool is the online tool that allows parents/guardians and students to view attendance, grades and assignments
    • PowerSchool also has a mobile app that can be used after setting up an account
    • To set up a PowerSchool account or other questions, please contact Abby Schrader at 952-928-6106 or schrader.abby@slpschools.org

    How do I contact my student's teachers?

    • Email is the best way to contact teachers and staff.
    • Teachers' email addresses are available through PowerSchool, Schoology and the Staff Directory
    • Parent-Teacher conferences are held once per semester and as requested.  

    How does my student get academic support? 

    • Oriole Study Nest on Wednesdays is open for all students who would like a change of location, improved internet, one-on-one help, or needing more structure. Bussing, breakfast and lunch are provided. Learn More and register to attend HERE
    • Students can request to meet with teachers and other staff by using the Student Connect app
    • The Learning Lab is a place for all students to obtain academic support, guidance, and enrichment. Staff is available during school hours to assist with writing, math, AP, IB, conflict resolution and much more
    • Student Support Services offers a wide variety of resources including Counselors, Social Workers, class registration and schedule changes and access to the College & Career Center

    The Career and College Readiness (CCR) Program: This program assists a student in developing their individual career/post-secondary education plan and helps them navigate the process. The CCR website is full of resources for any post-high school planning and the CCR Center is located in Student Services Office on the first floor. Contact Kara Mueller at mueller.kara@slpschools.org or 952-928-6187 for more information. 

    Non-Traditional Academy (NTA): This program is available to invited seniors. Academic core classes and vocational guidance is provided in a team taught setting. Contact the Student Services Office for more information at 952-928-6123.

    College Possible: This is a non-profit organization working with students beginning sophomore year. 

    Multilingual Learners (ML): ML students receive specialized instruction. Qualified students whose primary language is not English receive additional support in instruction of academic English. This instruction assists ML students in acquiring skills that enhance their learning and progress in school. Interpretation and translation services are provided as families require them, enabling the parents to have an active role in supporting their child's education 

    PLATO: This is available to invited students and is an online learning program. PLATO provides courses in a wide range of core subjects and electives. Courses consist of integrated assessment; including pretests that allow learners to skip content they have already mastered and focus on the concepts that need additional work. 

    Special Education: If your child is attending school and your are concerned with his/her academic progress, suspect he/she may have a disability, which is impacting his/her progress, or have medical or mental health diagnoses, which may be affecting his/her learning, please contact a teacher or counselor. School staff members are familiar with the process for referral for a special education evaluation. Contact Katie Lee (lee.katie@slpschools.org) or Carly Rohlfing (rohlfing.carly@slpschools.org) for more information. 

    Gifted and Talented Services: The Gifted and Talented program offers students assitance with individual course selection, the college application process, as well as post-secondary options. Contact Al Wachutka for more information at 952-928-6284 or wachutka.alan@slpschools.org.

    HAP: This is a program designed to encourage and motivate students to achieve their highest level of success. Working with teachers, counselors, and parents, HAP is a support system for students throughout their high school career. Contact LeeAnn Stephens for more information at stephens.leeann@slpschools.org

    How do I request language translation assistance?

    St. Louis Park Public Schools employs three Multicultural Liaisons that can assistance with language translation:

    Carmen Rudin | Spanish | 952-928-6438 (Office) or 952-836-7237 (Mobile) | rudin.maria@slpschools.org
    Tarabi Jama | Somali | 952-928-6423 (Office) or 952-847-0446 (Mobile) | jama.tarabi@slpschools.org 
    Julia McBride-Bibby | Multicultural Liaison | 952-928-6xxx (Office) | mcbride.julia@slpschools.org 

    How do I locate lost belongings?

    • The lost and found is located in the Student Office (952-928-6169)
    • Items are kept up to 30 days and then discarded or donated

    How do I drop something off for my student?

    • If you need to drop off an item for your student during the school day, please come to the Student Office, Door #1
    • Medication should be brought to the Health Aide. Enter through the Student Office at Door #1. 

    How do I put money in my student's meal account?

    • Breakfast, lunch, salad and snack bar options are available for purchase
    • Students use their individual lunch number, which is newly assigned in 9th grade and remains the same until graduation
    • Learn how to set up and add money to lunch accounts HERE

    How do I learn more about testing dates and policies?

    • Visit the Testing Calendar page under the Parents/Community tab. This page includes all testing dates as well as opt-out information and forms. Contact Jamie LaPray for more information at lapray.jamie@slpschools.org

    How do I enroll to attend St. Louis Park High School?

    • For St. Louis Park residents: Contact the Student Services Office (phone: 952-928-6123) at the High School to make an appointment to enroll your student. Please bring a current copy of the child’s immunization record, birth certificate, a copy of their current transcript and proof of St. Louis Park residency (utility bill or a purchase or rental agreement).
    • For open enrollment: Non-residents of the St. Louis Park Public Schools can apply for Open Enrollment through the state of Minnesota's Enrollment Options Program. For further information about open enrollment or to obtain an application please email enrollment@slpschools.org or call 952-928-6023.

    How do I visit during school hours?

    • St. Louis Park High School is a closed campus. We do not allow visitors during school hours without an appointment. 

    How do I purchase a parking pass?

    • Parking passes are available for all students with a valid Driver's License and no outstanding obligations (missing books, lunch balances, etc.)
    • Parking passes are $50 and available at the start of each semester until they sell out.
    • Vehicles parked in designated lots without a valid parking pass may be towed. 

    How do I sign my student up for Driver's Education?

    How do I get involved at the High School?

    • Stay up-to-date by reading the weekly newsletter 6425 News
    • Join the Parent-Staff Engagement Group. To participate on the new parent/staff group, please contact High School Assistant Principal Jessica Busse at busse.jessica@slpschools.org or High School Volunteer representatives Julie Yakes and Lauren Weiser at slphspeac@gmail.com.
    • Attend the informal "Coffee with the Principal" conversations. For more information, contact Abby Schrader in the Principal's Office at 952-928-6106 or schrader.abby@slpschools.org
    • Join the Career Pathway Advisory Board, a group of community members working cooperatively with school officials to advise, assist and support the Academy Programs of Study. For more information contact Kara Mueller at 952-928-6187 for more information. 

    How do I request an academic transcript?

    • All requests for official transcripts for all former graduating classes can be made by completing this Google Form.

    • If you have any questions about requesting an official transcript, please contact the St. Louis Park High School Student Services Office at 952-928-6123. 

    Where do I find information about Athletics and Athletic events?

     Where can I get more information on the senior all night party (SANP)?