To show unity within our communities as we battle the COVID-19 crisis, Sartell-St. Stephen schools will be participating in #BetheLightMN. The lighting will be held on Wednesdays in April at 8:20pm (which when converted to military time is 20:20); lights will remain on for 20 minutes. Our communities have shown tremendous support for each other, and there is no doubt that it will continue in the coming days and weeks of the crisis. This is a symbolic gesture of support for each other. Students and community members should not gather on district property as we follow social distancing protocols. #StayHomeMN We light our fields as a commitment to solidarity and unity as we fight this disease together.
We miss seeing you, Sabres! We know it is disappointing that many important end of the school year activities have been cancelled. We especially sympathize with the seniors - Our hearts go to out to the Class of 2020!
March 23, 2020
2020-2021 Start and Dismissal Times
- Pine Meadow Primary 7:50am-2:20pm
- Oak Ridge Early Learning 8:00am-2:30pm
- Riverview Intermediate School 8:10am-2:40pm
- Sartell Middle School 8:50am-3:35pm
- Sartell High School 8:55am-3:40pm
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own admissions requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders are eligible to enroll in PSEO on a more limited basis (see note below). Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO on a term by term basis.
By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year, schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year.
There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; however, students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify the district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.
Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, access the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions.
Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school.
School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether online or on campus.
Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.
All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding the number of credits will be final.
Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses.
Tenth-grade students may initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course if they receive a reading proficiency score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional CTE PSEO courses. If the student did not take the MCA in 8th-grade, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative option to demonstrate reading proficiency.
For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.
Join us for our New Family Meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 7-8 pm at Pine Meadow Elementary (1029 5th St N, Sartell, MN 56377).Childcare is available for children 1 year and older. We request that you RSVP children's attendance so we can adequately prepare adult supervision. Thank you!
rdians new to the Sartell-St. Stephen School District are invited to join us for an informational meeting designed to give a brief overview of the school district, introduce district leadership and offer support to families new to our school community. This meeting does not replace information that will be shared at Open House nights in our schools.
The presentation is designed with adults in mind to provide information related to various District departments. Childcare is available for children aged 1 year or older. We do ask that families RSVP by August 14th via the District website so we can ensure adequate supervision is provided.
The following departments will be available:
tics and Activities
- Community Education
lum, Instruction, and Assessment
- Early Childhood
- Food Service
- Health Service
- Special Education
At the school board meeting on Monday, February 25, the school board approved the recommendation of a staff committee resulting in reconfiguring Oak Ridge Elementary and Pine Meadow Elementary to serve students in Grades Pre-K-Grade 2. One school site would serve as an Early Learning Center for Pre-K and Kindergarten and the other school site would house Grades 1-2 beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. The PK-2 committee will continue to work on the logistics of this new configuration. The reconfiguration of current school buildings was part of the Community Schools Planning Committee’s long-term facilities plan. To learn more, please visit our School Building Reconfigurations webpage.
Monday, April 22 will be a school day for students. The date was originally scheduled as a teacher professional development day.
Update: One of the school days will be made up on President’s Day - Monday, February 18. We are still discussing options for the other date.
Sartell-St. Stephen Schools will be closed the following two days:
- Tuesday, January 29 AND
- Wednesday, January 30
The following will also be cancelled on both Tuesday and Wednesday:
- Before-school activities
- After-school activities & athletics
- Community Education classes
- Community Schools Planning Meeting - Rescheduled to February 6 at 6:30pm in the SMS Hub
- Kindergarten Information Night - Rescheduled to February 5 in the ORE Media Center
- Sartell Middle School Conferences - rescheduling information will be sent from Principal Stumpf
All buildings will be closed both Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30.
**One of the school days will be made up on President’s Day February 18. We are still discussing options for the other date.**
January 16, 2019
We are excited to launch our mobile app for the District!
Community members may subscribe to calendar feeds, select News to follow, and more.
Parents/Guardians may do the same in addition to accessing the password-protected Student Info portal.
- The STUDENT INFO icon may be on the second page of your mobile device in the app (depending on your device).
- Parents/guardians who typically have Skyward access will receive their credentials to log in.
- the "gear shift" in the upper right corner is where you can follow a school/calendar feed/etc.
- the "Home" in the upper left corner returns you to the main home screen
- we are updating the app, so be sure to check back for Spring & Fall Athletics, Activities, and more
Fall 2019 Registration - Important Dates
Little Sabres Preschool
- Forms available February 4 in office
- Due date – open until filled
- Parent/Guardian Information Night – Monday, January 28 from 5:30-7p at DSC Door #2
- Forms mailed January 3
- Due February 1
- Parent/Guardian Information Night – Tuesday, January 29 from 5:30-7p at ORE (both schools)
Current 8th graders
- Parent/student information night – Monday, January 14 at SHS Auditorium at 6 or 7p
- SHS Registration takes place January 31 (4-8p) and February 1 (8:30a-2p)
Visit our Enrollment page for materials and contact information.