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Request no-cost meal kits on distance learning days

En Espanol Changes effective Friday, Sept. 25 Note:  On Sept. 15, changes in Federal funding allowed Eastern Carver County Schools to begin offering breakfast and lunch to all students (preschool through grade 12) at no cost. The free meal program is scheduled to continue through the end of 2020, but Federal funding may end at any time. Because we don’t know precisely when funding may run out, families who feel they may qualify for free and reduced lunch services should apply online now using the Application for Educational Benefits.  Students have multiple ways to access meals this fall depending on their grade level and learning model choice. On days when your student is learning in their school building, they will visit our kitchens and cafeterias but with extra safety and physical distancing measures in place. For more information about how your student’s school is promoting physical distancing during meal services, please reach out to the school directly. School menus for those... Continue reading Request no-cost meal kits on distance learning days

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

Back to School 2020 Checklist

This week, the district welcomed back staff and focused on making final preparations to provide a quality education for our students, and to do so in a safe and healthy environment. Superintendent Lisa Sayles-Adams has shared a brief video message as we return to learning this fall. We also wanted to share a few reminders that will help you prepare your family for the start of the school year: First Day of School Learning Models Elementary: In-person learning for all students Middle School: Hybrid learning with Group A in school buildings and Group B distance learning High School: Distance learning for all students Online Learning Academy: Distance learning for all students. For students who won’t be attending school in-person on Tuesday, be sure to read the email(s) from teachers with the details for how to connect to ensure all students have a great first day of school. Face Covering/Mask policy  At a special meeting on September 1, the School Board approved Policy 808... Continue reading Back to School 2020 Checklist

Fall Meal Options For District 112 Students

En Espanol Students of Eastern Carver County Schools will have multiple ways to access meals this fall depending on their grade level and learning model choice. On days when your student is learning in their school building, they will visit our kitchens and cafeterias as they have in previous years but with extra safety and physical distancing measures in place. For more information about how your student’s school is promoting physical distancing during meal services, please reach out to the school directly. For in-person learning menus, please visit the Nutrition Services page. For meals on days when your student is leaning remotely, your student can utilize home meal kits, or they can choose daily meal pick up at The 112 Drive-In at Chanhassen High School. Elementary Schools: 1-Day Meal Kits: Elementary students will have the opportunity to take a 1-day meal kit home with them on Tuesdays to be enjoyed while distance learning on Wednesdays. The meal kit will contain one breakfast... Continue reading Fall Meal Options For District 112 Students

Final Return to School Learning Model – fall 2020

Mire más abajo para la traducción en español August 11, 2020 To our Eastern Carver County Schools Community: Over the past several weeks, district leadership have been working in partnership with local and state education and health agencies.  We have been running scenarios, poring through data, analyzing feedback from across our community, and consulting with experts.  All of this to determine how we can best start this school year while delivering on our two central commitments: to provide a quality education for our students, and to do so in a safe and healthy environment. Based on that data-driven, collaborative process, we have determined we will begin the year in a Modified Hybrid Model. Grades K-5 will return to school In-person four days a week, with Wednesdays as a distance learning day for students and a PLC day for staff. Grades 6-8 will return to school in a Hybrid Model, with students in-person two days a week and distance learning three days a week. Wednesdays will be a... Continue reading Final Return to School Learning Model – fall 2020

Return to School Update: July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 Dear ECCS Community: Like all of you, district leadership has been anxiously awaiting the Governor’s announcement about the start of the 2020-21 school year. As a public school district, we have two primary duties: to provide an exceptional education for our students, and to do so in a safe and healthy environment. Right now, our work is focused on how to do both of those things for our school communities. This is what we learned today from Governor Walz: Districts will decide what model they will start school with based on consultation with public health officials and data around the number of cases per 10,000 in a county over a 14-day period. Transition between models will also be based on that data.  Based on what we know right now through the data provided by the Minnesota Department of Health, we anticipate that Eastern Carver County Schools may return to school in some sort of a hybrid learning model. We will be working with the MN Department of Education, MDH,... Continue reading Return to School Update: July 30, 2020