Prep Forward Reopening Plan
Prep Forward Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Welcome Back Forum – Recording from August 17th, 2020
Health & Safety
COVID-19 Updates and Information
Minnesota Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control
Working Together to Reduce the Spread of Disease
Protecting yourself and others
Mask Usage and Care
The Importance of Handwashing
When should I Quarantine?
Attendance & Absences
If a student will be absent from in-person instruction, a parent or guardian must report the absence by 7:30 a.m. on the same day. Absences must be reported by calling the main office at 320-363-3315 or e-mailing the main office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may not excuse themselves. Students may attend school through eLearning, due to COVID-19. If a student is unable to attend in-person instruction, a parent must inform the office through the main attendance line.
Guidance and Counseling
We know that school can present many challenges under normal circumstances. Our current reality may heighten some of the challenges our students face during this academic year. Please contact one of the following members of the Guidance Department should you have questions or concerns throughout the year.
Academics: Jen Whitehead
Social/Emotional Health: Kim Brown
College Counseling: Sara Zimmerman
International Student Advising: Anne Hershberger
Our residential life team is here to provide the best care for those students under their care. Should you have question or concerns about your child or matters related to residential life, please feel free to reach out. We are here to support you and your child.
Director of Residential Life: Ryan Brandon
As a school rooted in the Catholic Benedictine tradition, we seek to provide support for all students’ spiritual well-being and growth regardless of one’s faith tradition. Please feel free to contact our Director of Campus Ministry Br. Lucian Lopez, OSB if you wish to speak with someone about resources we have available to support one’s spiritual journey.
Director of Campus Ministry: Br. Lucian Lopez, OSB
While Prep School students do have access to dining services at Saint John’s University, we highly recommend that students bring a lunch from home when possible. Students will have access to the Prep School snack bar for pre-packaged food items (sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc.). There will not be hot meal options to begin the school year. For more information about SJU Dining services, you can check out their webpage – SJU Dining Services.
We recognize the financial and economic implications of a time like this and how families may be impacted. We want to assure you that our desire is to work with families in every possible way to address changes in financial situations as they occur. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Director of Finance, Sherry Krebsbach with any questions or concerns.
Executive Director of Finance & Facilities: Sherry Krebsbach