News and Information

  • Summer Learning, Activities, Meals, Child Care and More

    Summer 2020 may look a little different than years past, but we are still finding ways to support student learning. Find more details about summer learning, meals, child care and what we know about the 2020-21 school year below.

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  • A message from Superintendent Dave Webb about the death of George Floyd

    These past few days have been extremely difficult for our community, our state and our nation. The tragic killing of George Floyd, and the subsequent violence and unrest has been scary and deeply upsetting. As an adult, I know how difficult it has been to process all I have seen on the news. I am continuing to struggle with the tragic death of George Floyd, the events that have followed and the hurt of so many. I also struggle for words to describe my feelings, my emotions and how to best support all of you in this extremely difficult time.

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  • Information on CLC and high school virtual graduations

    Next week is the end of the 2019-2020 school year and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 and all their accomplishments. We hope you and your family will join us virtually and we’re encouraging all graduates to wear their caps and gowns while viewing the graduation ceremony with their households. Principal Ochocki and Assistant Principal O’Reilly will take the seniors through the traditional Tassel Ceremony, so graduates can move their tassels together as a class at the end of the ceremony. Read below for more details about the virtual graduation ceremonies.

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  • Important emergency food and childcare updates, grading and material return

    We are in the home stretch for the last few weeks of distance learning and wanted to share a few important updates. As a reminder, there are two previously scheduled non-student days on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25. Students will not have distance learning on those days and emergency school meals and school-age care is also affected. Please read below for more information about these days, end of year material return and grading.

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  • Grading Modified During Distance Learning

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to distance learning, grading and report cards for SSP schools will look a little different this spring. The district recognizes the significant disruption to the school year and student learning caused by our shift to distance learning. Throughout this time teachers have been gathering evidence of learning, however it is difficult to assess the many benchmarks and standards teachers are typically able to do in a normal school setting. Read below for specific changes to elementary, secondary and preschool grading for this spring.

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  • Packer Pride “Turn the Town Maroon” Month

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives in many ways and the SSP School Board wants to recognize and support our students, staff and community during this difficult time. At the May 11 School Board meeting, the SSP School Board unanimously approved a resolution declaring the next four weeks Packer Pride “Turn the Town Maroon” Month. The resolution, shared below, encourages all South St. Paul residents to help “Turn the Town Maroon” by displaying their Packer pride at their homes and businesses as a show of support and encouragement to our students and staff, especially the graduating Class of 2020.

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  • Preschool and elementary locker clean-up and material pickup information

    When schools closed in March, nobody thought it would be the last time we would see our students in person this school year. With the announcement last week from Gov. Walz that distance learning will continue through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we are beginning to prepare for another month of distance learning and end-of-year activities. Click to read more.

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  • Secondary/CLC locker clean-out, materials pickup and graduation update

    I hope you are all staying healthy and safe. After letting the announcement last week from Gov. Walz sink in that distance learning will continue through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, I wanted to touch base about a few important upcoming events. Click to read more.

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  • Schools remain closed and distance learning continues

    This afternoon Gov. Walz ordered all Minnesota public schools to continue distance learning while schools and buildings remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

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