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COVID Tests Available for Students and Staff

Rapid-result COVID antigen tests are now available at sites for both staff and students. Tests can be requested at the front office of a student’s school or staff’s primary work location. Every home in the U.S. is also eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Go online to www.covidtests.gov and fill out a short form to order your tests today.


District Reduces COVID-19 Isolation Period to Five Days

In response to new recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and surging COVID rates in our schools and community, St. Louis Park Public Schools has updated quarantine and testing protocols. CLICK HERE to view complete information provided in English, Spanish & Somali.


School Board Approves 2022-23 School Calendar

The School Board approved the 2022-23 School Calendar and reviewed a preliminary version for 2023-24 at its Tuesday, January 11 Study Session. Click here to view and download the 2022-23 At a Glance Calendar. Also be aware that all calendar information for the District can be found online.


Information Regarding School Board Vacancy

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, then-School Board Chair Mary Tomback accepted the resignation of Board Member Laura McClendon, a member of the Board since January 2020. State statute requires the Board to fill the vacancy, but the process by which it does so is within its sole discretion. The Board has chosen a process that will allow for any interested and eligible person to apply for the open seat. Board Chair Anne Casey hopes that many people will research the role and consider applying, stating, “We encourage all members of the St. Louis Park community to consider applying to serve on the school board. Please don't hesitate to reach out to board members if you have questions or would like to know more about the role and responsibilities of the board." Click here to access a PDF that contains the full appointment process.


Middle School Theatre to Present "Back to the 80s" January 27-30

The St. Louis Park Middle School Theatre Program will present "Back to the 80s: A Risky,Goonie, Breakfast Tale of Totally Tubular Time Travel" in four showings on January 27-30 at the Middle School Performing Arts Center. Performances are January 27-29 at 7 p.m. and January 30 at 1 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance due to limited seating. Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Read More


High School Schedules Virtual Visit Days for Families New to the District

St. Louis Park High School has scheduled a series of "Virtual Visit Days" during the month of January for families who are considering having their students attend St. Louis Park High School for the 2022-23 school year. Please note that these Virtual Visit Days are intended for families and students who have not previously attended St. Louis Park Public Schools. There will be an Incoming 9th Grade Information Night for families who currently have 8th graders attending St. Louis Park Middle School. Read More


Online Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open

Online kindergarten enrollment and the Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School Lottery Request Form are now available. Please visit the Enrollment Center website for enrollment instructions. To learn more about Kindergarten in St. Louis Park Public Schools, visit www.slpenrollment.com

 

 

E-Newsletters

St. Louis Park Public Schools and the District's six schools regularly send communication to families via e-newsletters. Reading these newsletters is a great way to stay up-to-date on news and events happening in your child's school. 

SLP Communicator (weekly districtwide parent/guardian e-newsletter)

6425 News (weekly High School e-newsletter)

Aquila Communicator (weekly Aquila Elementary School e-newsletter)

¡LaPrensa! (weekly Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School e-newsletter)

Oriole Times (weekly Middle School e-newsletter)

Peter Hobart Communicator (bi-weekly Peter Hobart Elementary School e-newsletter)

Susan Lindgren Communicator (weekly Susan Lindgren Elementary School e-newsletter)

Social Media Channels

Following St. Louis Park Public Schools is another great way to obtain news and information from the School District. You can find us on a number of platforms by using the links below.

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YouTube | Flickr | LinkedIn

Submit a Story Idea

We want to hear what's happening in our schools and district! Share your story ideas with the Communications team for consideration to be published on our website and social media. Email your story ideas to communications@slpschools.org.

 

Video Library

We Are St. Louis Park Public Schools

Early Learning Programs Overview

Using Restorative Practices in St. Louis Park Public Schools

Work for St. Louis Park Public Schools

Access additional video content on the District's YouTube channel.

Superintendent's Corner

Astein Osei

January 20, 2022 (This message appeared in the 1/20/22 edition of the SLP Communicator)

Growing up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in the 80’s and 90’s, I became a huge fan of Chicago sports teams. As a child I fell in love with the Bears, White Sox and Bulls and in the 90’s there was a lot to celebrate when the Bulls won six NBA championships. During that time, Phil Jackson was the coach of the Bulls and one of his quotes that sticks with me to this day is that, “the strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each individual member is the team.”  

During my time in St. Louis Park Public Schools, I have experienced a level of support and togetherness that is unmatched. The manner in which staff, parents/guardians and community members have come together to support one another and our students during this pandemic is commendable. One of the strengths of our school district is our collective approach. I have observed countless examples of parents/guardians and community members volunteering their time, donating resources, and engaging in the learning environment to support students and staff. 

Thank you for your continued engagement and effort to support our students and staff.  I am humbled and honored to serve as the superintendent of St. Louis Park Public Schools and grateful to have the opportunity to team with each of you to meet the needs of each of our learners. 

With much appreciation,

Astein


St. Louis Park In The News

St. Louis Park Students Speak with Astronaut after Studying the Skies
December 28, 2021 | Sun Sailor

St. Louis Park School Resource Officers Discuss Their Work
December 16, 2021 | Sun Sailor

Girls Basketball Earns Split at Hamline's Pat Patterson Thanksgiving Tourney
November 29, 2021 | Sun Sailor

Academic Allies: Former Gophers Football Teammates (Astein Osei and Michael Lehan) Looked to as Leaders
March 29, 2020 | Star Tribune

St. Louis Park High School Ranks in Top 15% of Public High Schools in Minnesota
March 24, 2021 | Patch.com

District Calendar

January 2022
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Jan 2
Mon, Jan 3
Tue, Jan 4
Wed, Jan 5
HS Winter Orchestra Concert
Augsburg University
Thu, Jan 6
Fri, Jan 7
Sat, Jan 8
Sun, Jan 9
Mon, Jan 10
Tue, Jan 11
School Board Study Session
High School C350
Wed, Jan 12
MS Musical Theatre Class Performance #1
MS Performing Arts Center
Thu, Jan 13
MS Musical Theatre Class Performance #2
MS Performing Arts Center
Fri, Jan 14
HS Winter Play
HS Auditorium
Sat, Jan 15
HS Winter Play
HS Auditorium
Sun, Jan 16
HS Winter Play
HS Auditorium
Wed, Jan 19
Thu, Jan 20
Virtual Incoming 6th Grade Information Night
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slpenrollment.com/grade6-welcome-lobby/
Fri, Jan 21
Sat, Jan 22
Sun, Jan 23
Mon, Jan 24
Tue, Jan 25
Wed, Jan 26
Thu, Jan 27
Subscribe to Alerts MS Play
MS Performing Arts Center
Sat, Jan 29
Subscribe to Alerts MS Play
MS Performing Arts Center
Sun, Jan 30
Subscribe to Alerts MS Play
MS Performing Arts Center
Mon, Jan 31
Tue, Feb 1
Wed, Feb 2
Thu, Feb 3
Sat, Feb 5