School-Parent Compact 2016-17 (pdf)
School Parent Involvement Plan 2016-17 (pdf)
CPE School Supply Lists for each grade level.
Contacting Staff Members
CPE Visitor Policy
Our goal is to provide students with a solid foundation of learning at school and at home. We value parent input and welcome inquiries about student learning. You may contact your child’s teacher via email, by phone, or by a visit to the school. Every parent is welcome at our school at any time.
Click here to be directed to the teacher contact information.
School Breakfast Information
Serving Time: 8:45 a.m. Every Day
*Price is determined by your confidential Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals.
If you need an application, please call the school office at (651) 605-2360.
April 2017 CPE Newsletter
March 2017 Newsletter
February 2017 Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter
December 2016 Newsletter
November 2016 Newsletter.pdf
Lunch letterhead (pdf)
Alternate Application for Educational Benefits (pdf)
CPE Wellness Policy
DHS Health Care Flyer English 2016 (pdf)
DHS Health Care Flyer Spanish 2016 (pdf)
CPE Compliant Internet Safety Policy (CIPA) (pdf)
Tumblebooks.com is a website that parents and their children can access from home to promote reading. http://www.tumblebooks.com
College Prep Elementary prohibits bullying and has adopted a policy prohibiting bullying pursuant to the Safe and Supportive Schools Act (See Anti-Bullying Policy, Appendix A). CPE believes that every student has the right to enjoy learning, free from intimidation. Our school community will not tolerate bullying behavior of any kind. Students are prohibited from engaging in any act of bullying on school premises, school district property, at school functions or activities, or on school transportation. School policy also applies to an act of cyberbullying that occurs on school premises or through the use of school resources as well as cyberbullying that occurs off school premises to the extent such acts substantially and materially disrupt student learning or the school environment. Retaliation for asserting, alleging reporting or providing information about an act of bullying or cyberbullying, as well as knowingly making a false report of bullying are also prohibited.
What is Bullying?
Per Minnesota law, bullying is defined as: intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and:
- there is an actual or perceived imbalance of power between the student engaging in the prohibited conduct and the target of the prohibited conduct, and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; or
- materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.
What Conduct is Considered to be Intimidating, Threatening, Abusive, or Otherwise Harming?
“Intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct” that constitutes bullying means, but is not limited to, conduct that does the following:
- causes physical harm to a student or a student’s property or causes a student to be in reasonable fear of harm to person or property;
- under Minnesota common law, violates a student’s reasonable expectation of privacy, defames a student, or constitutes intentional infliction of emotional distress against a student; or
- is directed at any student or students, including those based on a person’s actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, immigration status, sex, marital status, familial status, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, academic status related to student performance, disability, or status with regard to public assistance, age, or any additional characteristic defined in the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA). Prohibited conduct need not be based on any particular characteristic defined in this paragraph or the MHRA.
What is Cyberbullying?
“Cyberbullying” means bullying using technology or other electronic communication. The term applies to prohibited conduct which occurs on school premises, on school district property, at school functions or activities, on school transportation, or on school computers, networks, forums, and mailing lists, or off school premises to the extent that it substantially and materially disrupts student learning or the school environment.
What Happens if My Child is Accused of Bullying?
If there is a report that your child allegedly engaged in conduct that may be bullying under the above definitions, we will take the following actions:
- We will investigate the report;
- While the investigation is pending, intermediate steps may be taken to protect the alleged victim, the reporter as well as your child including, but not limited to, separating the parties involved and increasing supervision when the parties may be together (lunch, recess).
- Your child will be informed of the complaint and allowed to tell his or her side of the story both during the investigation and if disciplinary action is taken, before such action is taken.
- When a bullying incident is confirmed, depending upon the circumstances, parents/guardians will be given notice of the alleged bullying conduct to the extent permitted by data privacy laws.
- If your child is determined to have engaged in an act of bullying, he or she may be disciplined as set forth in the student discipline policy. A copy of the Student Discipline Policy is attached as Appendix B.
What Happens if my Child is the Victim of Bullying?
If you, your child or anyone else reports that your child may be the victim of bullying under the above definitions, we will take the following actions:
- We will investigate the report.
- While the investigation is pending, intermediate steps may be taken to protect your child and any other students who may have witnessed or reported the incident such as separating the parties involved and increasing supervision when the parties may be together (lunch, recess).
- We will ask to speak with your child to determine what conduct did or did not occur.
- Parents/guardians will be given notice of the alleged bullying conduct to the extent permitted by data privacy laws.
- We will take action to address a confirmed report of bullying including any actions listed in the Anti-Bullying Policy and/or the Student Discipline Policy. A copy of the Student Discipline Policy is attached as Appendix B. To the extent permitted by state and federal privacy laws, we will inform you of the remedial action taken in response to the report.
What Can I do as a Parent to Help my Child with Bullying?
Parents can help their children by being informed as to the behavioral expectations their child must meet at school and assisting their children in understanding the need to treat others with respect. Parents can also be alert to warning signs of bullying and talk to their children if they suspect bullying may be occurring. The Olweaus Bullying Prevention Program publishes common warning signs of bullying which may be found at http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/bullying_warning_signs.page. Finally, we can all address and prevent bullying by communicating with each other. If you know or suspect bullying is occurring in school, whether it involves your child or another student, it is important that school officials receive that information as soon as possible. Valuable information can be lost when investigations are delayed and action cannot be taken to address the situation if we do not know that an incident occurred.
What Resources on Bullying are Available to Parents?
Many resources on bullying can be found through the Minnesota Department of Education (“MDE”) at http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/JustParent/BullySafeSch.