Frequently Asked Questions

What does my student need to bring on the first day?

  • A change of clothes. Shirt, pants, underwear and socks to leave in your child’s locker in case of accidents/spills.
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing - we go outside daily
  • A morning snack. We eat a small snack mid-morning between breakfast and lunch
  • Items for personal time (see below)

Should students have a blanket for rest time? 
Yes, there is personal time after lunch devoted to resting. Children are encouraged to rest their bodies; they do not have to nap. They will have their own cots to rest on so if they would like to bring a blanket, pillow and/or stuffed animal, they may. You can keep these items in your child’s locker. Please bring them home on a regular basis to wash.

Does my child need a snack? 
Yes, please bring a morning snack for your child from home. An afternoon snack will be provided.

What is served for breakfast and lunch and is there a menu?
Breakfast and lunch are catered to Discovery Days from the high school cafeteria. At this time, only one choice is offered for each; there is not an alternate. If there is something on the menu your child will not eat, you may send a cold lunch from home. (Please note that a bag lunch and beverage from home is needed on non school days for the Spring Lake Park Schools as the kitchens are closed on these days.) Click here to view the breakfast and lunch menus.

  • Breakfast is served from 7:45-8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is served at 12 p.m.

Should I send sunscreen with my student?
If you have a preschool or kindergarten student, please apply sunscreen on your child in the morning before arriving. As of November 1, 2018, our program was Certified by the Minnesota Department of Human Services as required by new federal laws.  Under Certification requirements, we cannot apply sunscreen for your child without written permission and a labeled bottle of sunscreen from home.  Please send a labeled bottle of sunscreen for your child and complete a Non-prescription Medication permission slip to give us authorization to apply it.