High Schools move to Hybrid Learning Model on Monday, Sept. 28

High schools students will transition from distance learning to the hybrid model on Monday, Sept. 28. Staff have been working hard to make sure we have everything in place to bring students back into the buildings safely. As a reminder, in a hybrid model, high school students will return to school buildings two days per week with enhanced health, cleaning, and distancing protocol at 50% capacity. Students will learn remotely on the other days. Limited capacity in the schools will allow for maximum physical distancing.  Students can find their “Hybrid A” or “Hybrid B” group assignments in Campus Portal. More information will be shared with high school families before Sept. 28. At this time, no changes will be made in the elementary and middle school learning models, or to the Online Learning Academy. We appreciate your patience and your partnership as we navigate this year together.  We can’t wait to see our high school students back in our buildings. ... Continue reading High Schools move to Hybrid Learning Model on Monday, Sept. 28

Welcoming visitors into our schools

We understand that parents and other family members may need to visit our school buildings during the school year. The district has made changes to our visitor practices and protocols to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.  In most cases, if parents are bringing an item to school for their child, they will be asked to leave it inside the secured entrance to the school. Office staff will communicate with parents using the intercom system inside the vestibule. If parents drop off a student after school starts, the parent should remain in the vestibule, and the child will enter the office area and will be brought to class. Parents picking up a child at the elementary or middle school level will enter the office area and current procedures will be followed (the child will be brought to the parent in the office.) If a parent is picking up a child due to a health-related issue, the nurse (or other staff member) wil bring the child to the parent in the office area.  At... Continue reading Welcoming visitors into our schools

Breakfast and lunch now available to students at no cost

En español Changes in guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture now allow Eastern Carver County Schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost.  Students in preschool through grade 12 enrolled in the district both in-person and in the Online Learning Academy are eligible.  While meals are free, students still have the option to purchase extra entrees or a la carte items, which will be charged to their accounts.  The free meal program is made possible through federal funding, and is only available while those funds last.  Because we don’t know precisely when the funding will run out, we will be able to provide limited notice when no cost meals are no longer available.  We encourage those families who feel they may qualify for free and reduced lunch services to apply now and not wait until that time. Students of Eastern Carver County Schools have multiple ways to access meals this fall depending on their grade level and learning model choice. On days... Continue reading Breakfast and lunch now available to students at no cost

Chaska Middle School West teacher named 2020 Teacher of the Year

Danielle Raabe, Special Education teacher at Chaska Middle School West, has been named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the District 112 Foundation. This year, a virtual celebration recognizing the efforts of each of the finalists was produced by the Foundation and shared via email and on the Foundation’s Facebook page. Raabe is a Center-Based Special Education teacher at Chaska Middle School West. Her teaching style enables her classroom to be a thriving community and students are excited to come to school every day, where Raabe’s enthusiasm and high expectations for achievement contribute to her students’ desire to learn. Raabe has served as a voice and advocate for students who are not always heard or recognized. She communicates effectively for and with her students to provide them with a solid education based on their individual needs and is committed to making a positive difference in each of their lives. The Excellence in Education Awards is a signature program of the District... Continue reading Chaska Middle School West teacher named 2020 Teacher of the Year