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Important emergency food and childcare updates, grading and material return

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (9 a.m.)

Dear SSPPS staff and families, 

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. 


UPDATE: EMERGENCY SCHOOL MEALS

Due to the upcoming non-school days, emergency school meals will be delivered on the following schedule: 

  • Week of May 18: Delivery will take place Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Thursday delivery will include meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  
  • Week of May 25: Delivery will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note, there will be no meals provided for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25.


UPDATE: EMERGENCY SCHOOL-AGE CARE

There will be no emergency childcare on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25.


UPDATE: END OF SCHOOL YEAR MATERIAL RETURN

We are asking families to return all K-12 student devices, including internet hotspots, all K-12 library materials and secondary textbooks. Material return will be held at SSP Secondary (700 - 2nd Street North) for all grade levels on the following schedule.   

  • Seniors: Friday, May 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Kindergarten-grade 11: 
    • June 3, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. 
    • June 4, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
    • June 5, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Please note, all K-12 devices, books and library materials will be returned at SSP Secondary, not at individual school buildings. 


UPDATE: GRADING

In case you missed the email about grading, we’re sharing it again. We recognize the significant disruption to the school year and student learning caused by our shift to distance learning, which is why grading and report cards for SSP schools will look a little different this spring. Read more for specific changes to elementary, secondary and preschool grading for this spring. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher or principal. 

Thanks,

Dave Webb, superintendent
South St. Paul Public Schools