Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of August 26, 2019

SAHS E-Newsletter

August 30, 2019

first day of school sahs

Tell us about your back to school experience!

The 2019-2020 school year is officially underway! Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on how the start of the school year has gone for your family. You can access the short online survey here.

Parents must review, sign off on District Handbook

Each school year, parents/guardians are required to sign off that they have reviewed the policies, procedures and required notices in the District’s Policy Handbook. The handbook includes a variety of information about parental and student rights, expectations and more. Log in to Skyward Family Access to sign the District Policy Sign-Off form.

Please also read the School Handbook, located online under Student & Family Resources. Here you can find specific information pertaining to arrival/dismissal, school procedures, etc.


Is your contact information up-to-date?

If you haven't yet completed the new online Emergency Card process, please take the time to do so today!  It is important for us to have the most up-to-date information for you and your family. Login the Skyward Family Access to verify your address and contact information, update emergency contacts, and provide any important health information about your child. You’ll also be asked to complete the new state-required ethnicity form and sign-off that you’ve reviewed the district handbook. 


SAHS theatre department earns international acclaim

The Stillwater Area High School performance of HAMLUKE was voted Best Play and Best Technical Production at the 2019 International Festival Fringe in Edinburgh,Scotland. Twenty-eight students from the SAHS theatre department traveled to Edinburgh this summer to perform under the direction of Grif Sadow, Theatre Coordinator and Brian McTier, Technical Director. They were among 40 high schools invited to represent the best in high school theatre at the prestigious festival. Thousands of performers take to 300 stages all over Edinburgh to present close to 4,000 shows. Read more

Pony Posse

Join the Pony Posse!

Join the Pony Posse! Pay a flat fee ($40) and get in to regular season conference home contests for all SAHS sports, except hockey. SAHS students in grades 9-12 are eligible. Sign up on FeePay. For schedule information visit

Swim Coach

SAHS coach named to state hall of fame

Stillwater Swim and Dive coach Brian Luke has been named to the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Luke is being recognized for his more than four decades of positive impact on athletes and the tremendous achievements by the girls and boys swimming and diving teams. Read more

Nutrition Services updates


Nutrition Services offers breakfast and lunch daily at SAHS. Breakfast is offered in the Pony Market before school until the 1st bell rings. It is offered again in the rotunda between 1st and 2nd hours. Breakfast is $1.50 with a variety of daily offerings. Lunch is offered in both the Pony Market and the Pony Café daily. The Pony Market offers salads, sandwiches, pizza and burgers or chicken sandwiches daily. The Pony Café offers a wide variety of items, including pasta bar, taco bar, orange chicken and pizza. Lunch is $3.00. Please see School Café for full menus.

Reimbursable meals are available in both cafes daily. A reimbursable meal must include a fruit or veggie or will be charged a la carte pricing. If a student does not have any money in their account, they must take a full meal. We also have two a la carte lines that students can choose to eat from, however, the student MUST have money on their account to participate in the a la carte program. We do NOT take cash on the line, so money must be deposited prior to service. You can make payments through Feepay or by depositing cash or check in the drop box in the cafeteria.

Fees to be added to some FeePay transactions

If you make online payments using FeePay, you may see an extra fee incurred on some of your transactions this year. The fee will only be assessed when paying for things like sports, field trips, and school activities. These new fees will NOT be charged to the purchase of any school meals. 

The transaction fee (program fee) is being implemented as part of the school board-approved budget reductions made last spring. 

NOTE: District staff will be re-evaluating FeePay this year and considering other online payment systems that may cost less and provide a similar or better user experience.