Weather & emergencies: Where to get information

In the event of an emergency at a school, or in cases of weather-related changes to the school day, it’s important to know where to find accurate and up-to-date information. Here’s how you can stay in the know about urgent situations that may affect Eastern Carver County Schools: Check our website, The notice of a school closure, late start or early dismissal will appear on our home page and the home page of all schools as soon as the decision is made. Details about emergency situations are posted to the website. Enable text messaging from the district. You must configure this option in Campus Portal and we have outlined the instructions. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Not only will you get alerts, but you can catch glimpses of life inside our schools on regular school days. Automated phone calls: School closings or delays are communicated through an automatic phone calling service. Make sure you subscribe to 112Online. All parents are automatically enrolled... read more

Buses Delayed Due to Weather

Please be patient this morning as buses are delayed 20-25 minutes due to winter weather conditions. The safety of our students is our first priority. read more

Eastern Carver County Athletic Center raises its dome

On Wed., Nov. 29, the dome over the Eastern Carver County Athletic Center was raised for the first time. The new athletic center, located just west of Chaska Middle School East, will be used by middle school students for personal wellness class, school sports teams, and community groups who will rent the space after school hours. The size allows for three field areas of approximately 130 feet by 190 feet each. We are grateful to our residents and voters for supporting our students in this construction... read more

District to analyze enrollment and facility needs

Last year and this school year, student enrollment exceeded projections. On the first day of school this fall, enrollment was 9645, 200 students over last year and 100 students over prediction. Enrollment is crucial data for planning and so Eastern Carver County Schools will conduct a formal study. DeeDee Kahring, director of finance and operations, shared with the School Board at its meeting last week she will soon hire a firm to conduct an enrollment study. Enrollment projections help the district plan staffing at schools, provide curriculum resources for students, and identify facility needs, and long-term maintenance. The study is expected to be completed in the next few months. Kahring’s department will then conduct a study of district facilities to see how existing facilities match with projected student enrollment. Both reports will be shared with the board after they are completed. read more

Buses delayed due to traffic incident 11/28/17

Nov. 28, 2017: Buses will be delayed this morning due to a traffic incident on Hwy 41 and Hundertmark in Chaska. Buses are being rerouted during this 1st tier of busing, but delays are expected throughout the morning. If additional information becomes available, it will be shared at   read more

Thanking our colleagues with #ECCSGratitude

On Monday and Tuesday, Eastern Carver County Schools employees are encouraged to share expressions of gratitude for their school, their colleagues and the students and families they serve. Recounting the good things we have in life is a proven way to bolster our own happiness. And we can make someone’s day brighter by sharing our positive thoughts about them and their work. The district is running a social media campaign aimed at employees to let them know how much they are appreciated. Employees who use Twitter are encouraged to post their message/image of gratitude with the hashtag #ECCSGratitude. Communications Department staff will curate these messages to broadcast on TV monitors set up in our schools for this purpose. Employees who do not use Twitter can email their message to the Communications Department (include a photo, if you’d like) and staff will post to Twitter on your behalf. Next week, you may see TV monitors in school displaying these messages. The district will... read more