Student Announcements

Spring Lake Park High School publishes daily student announcements during the school year. 

Announcements will also be sent via email to families on Wednesdays. If you are not receiving these emails, please review your contact information in Campus Parent Portal. If you still do not receive newsletter emails, please contact the High School at 763-600-5100.

In today's student announcements...

Senior Class Information

Class of 2021 - cap and gown update

The deadline to order a cap and gown through Herff Jones has passed. An additional 125 caps and gowns were ordered for those who missed the deadline and would still like to purchase a cap and gown. Please reach out to Michelle Johnson, mjohn2@district16.org to order or if you have any questions. 

Prom planning for May 22

Spring Lake Park High School prom will be Saturday, May 22 at Spring Lake Park High School. Prom will be limited to SLPHS juniors and seniors only (no students from other grades or other schools). We’ll have more information in the coming weeks. For now, simply mark your calendar. 

Graduation planning for June 11

We’re in full-on planning mode to offer in-person graduation on Friday, June 11. We are still working through capacity guidelines for onsite and offsite options. Watch for an update in the next few weeks. 

University, College and Military

Be sure to get a pass from the Student Services Department on the day of the visit. Visits are only for 11th and 12th-grade students. Students must sign up the day before the visit.

Click here to request a transcript

College and Military Rep Visits: Sign-up in Naviance if you wish to speak to a rep

Lunch and Learn: Career Development Program

For the first time ever, Anoka County Work Force Youth Program has partnered with Spring Lake Park High School to provide Career Development opportunities for our students all spring! The schedule is below and links to join each session are provided.  Students just log in at start time and join! Parents are welcome to attend but sessions are student focused. 

  • April 14 at 12:30 p.m. – Job Readiness – Presented by Kelly Kleppen  -- Finding a job can be the easy part but keeping is a different story. Do you have the skills to keep a job once you land it? Login to the WebEx here.

High School Student Job Board

Did you know that Spring Lake Park High School offers our high school students an opportunity to learn of current openings for their age on our Counseling Office Job board? This board is NOT virtual so have your students stop by and take a picture of the posted open Jobs in our community! 

Counselor Assignments for SLPHS Student Groups

Troy Willemssen twille@district16.org Teams 9A and 10A
Ikran Salat 
isalat@district16.org
Teams 9B and 10B
Lindsey Redmann lredma@district16.org Teams 9C and 10C
Julie Turchioe
jturch@district16.org
11th and 12th graders with last names A-He
Justine Malecha
jmalec@district16.org
11th and 12th graders with last names Hi-Pa
Tamiko Montgomery
tmontg@district16.org
11th and 12th graders with last names Pe-Z
Jennifer Blaido 
jblaid@district16.org
Counselor for College and Career Planning
Kadie Chlebeck
kchleb@district16.org
Dean of Students
Athletic and Activity Announcements

Athletics

Spring sport registration is now open

There is still time to register for spring sports. If interested, please register here.       

Community Education Department

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education offers teen driver’s education in cooperation with Safeway Driving School. Safeway Driving School has been graduating teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for over 40 years and their instructors are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.   

The State of Minnesota requires that driver’s education distance learning be conducted in a face-to-face platform, which requires that students have a video camera and audio capabilities on their devices. Safeway has chosen a secure Zoom platform to conduct the class.  Safeway’s only focus is creating safe, responsible teen drivers. Classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons emphasize defensive driving techniques tailored for the inexperienced teen driver while targeting to influence the invincible teen attitude.   

Full Course Fee of $370 is broken into three payments: 

$220 due at registration time, $150 ($75 on the first lesson and $75 on the second lesson); checks made payable to Safeway Driving School or call Safeway before behind-the-wheel to pay by credit card   

The next class sessions are: 

  • May 3-18
  • June 14-25
  • July 12-21
  • August 2-13

Register for Driver's Education 

The Need to Know

Student photos

Do you need a photo for your student photo ID card and/or for Campus? Students can get their photos taken in the Student Services Office on Wednesdays from 12:15-2 p.m.

Important Updates:

  • Prom: Spring Lake Park High School prom will be Saturday, May 22 at Spring Lake Park High School. Prom will be limited to SLPHS juniors and seniors only (no students from other grades or other schools). We’ll have more information in the coming weeks. For now, simply mark your calendar. 
  • Graduation planning for June 11: We’re in full-on planning mode to offer in-person graduation on Friday, June 11. We are still working through capacity guidelines for onsite and offsite options. Watch for an update in the next few weeks.  
  • Registration for 2021-2022 opened March 31: Students in grades 9-11 will work with counselors the week of April 5 to officially complete their registration for next year. Over the next few weeks, I encourage students and families to explore and discuss options. With new opportunities for how to learn – school-based, flex (hybrid) and online – there is a lot to consider. I hope you will join us for an info session – April 1 or April 6 to learn more. Learn more here.
  • SLP Schools Online: We have had a full-time online high school for 13 years. We’re now expanding and improving that experience for the 2021-2022 school year based on what we’ve learned in this year of pandemic. This also will be an option student have for consideration during registration. Learn more about SLP Online.
  • State testing for grades 10 and 11: Each spring, students across Minnesota take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) or the Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS). Our students in grades 10 and 11 take these tests. The tests measure how well schools are doing in advancing state standards for reading, math, and science. This year, we are being required to administer the tests in person, and we will do so in April and May. Families of students in grades 10 and 11 received a message earlier today with more information about the tests and the process to opt-out if you choose. 

New SLPHS schedule 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – SLP Support and Extension time: 

  • 8:10-8:40 a.m. - Students will use this time to receive academic supports and engage in extended learning opportunities. Students who ride the bus may access extension/support opportunities or have a quiet place to work until their first class begins. Students may arrive at the start of their first class if they do not need to access extension/support opportunities. Students will sign up each Friday for the following week’s sessions and will attend only those sessions they are signed up for. 
  • 8:45 a.m. – Regular 6-period day begins with 50-minute classes. Please be on time for classes. Anyone showing up late MUST show their student I.D. card to sign in.    

Schedule for Wednesdays (School starts at 8:10 a.m.) 

Our Wednesday schedule will look a little different starting next week (March 31), as we address a requirement in the state’s Safe Learning Plan to provide important planning time for teachers to effectively meet the needs and interests of students in the same class but learning in varying locations – some in school and some learning from home. 
 

On Wednesdays:  

  • Morning session – 8:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: Students will engage with three of their courses in extended block periods. 
  • Afternoon session — 12:20-2:55 p.m. Students may access programming for student supports, possibly clubs, and staff will engage in time for professional learning and planning. Students who ride busses will have access to afternoon programming. Students who self-transport, have transportation or walk may participate in afternoon programming options or may choose to leave after the morning session. All students will be offered lunch, whether they are staying for afternoon programming or leaving to work from home. 

Daily Health Self-Screen for Symptoms Reminder

All students and staff must self-screen their health before coming to school each day. Please stay home if there are one or more of the more common symptoms (fever greater than 100°, new cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste/smell) or two or more of the less common symptoms (sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, extreme fatigue, new severe headache, new nasal congestion or runny nose). View the Daily Health Self-Screen for COVID-19 Symptoms document.

Spring Lake Park High School Online Book Fair! Shop for new books until April 11, 2021

Book Fair Highlights:  

  • Hundreds of books hand-selected by our book fair vendor Junior Library Guild for quality content and ultra-readability  
  • A list of my book recommendations  
  • Teacher wish lists for gifting books to classroom libraries  
  • Detailed information about each book, including synopsis, reading level, genre, reviews, awards, potentially sensitive content areas, and more.  
  • Hard-cover, first-edition books starting at $5—with FREE shipping for orders over $30  
  • Direct-to-home delivery  

The book fair is open - shop here. Get ready to shop this selection of the best children’s and young adult books available! 

Earn Volunteer Hours by Joining the New Panther Buddy Program  

Do you love kids? Grab an application for the Panther Buddy Program in the Student Services Office. 

We are pairing up HS students with Park Terrace students to play games, go outside and more for a half hour once a week after school! You can earn volunteer hours through our new mentor program!  

Contact Whitney Booth for more information in room B115 or  at wfenne@district16.org 

Student Mental Health Information: Important Numbers

  • Crisis Text Line (TXT4LIFE): Text MN to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-4673 
  • The Trevor Project: LGBTQ+ 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 
  • Alexandra House: 763-780-2330 
  • Local Shelter/Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-866-223-1111 

Please contact Whitney Booth with further questions at wfenne@district16.org