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How to enable text messages from Eastern Carver County Schools

Families can change their settings in Infinite Campus to begin receiving text messages. Text and data rates may apply depending on your wireless service provider. Follow these simple steps (illustrations below): Log into Campus Portal Go to Contact Preferences under User Account menu Check the “Text (SMS)” boxes for the phone number(s) on which you want to receive texts We recommend you choose Emergency, General Notification and Priority Notification Save your changes & that’s it! Illustration for step 2: Illustration for steps... 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

Students Paint Mural at La Academia

Working with Greta McLain, of GoodSpace Mural Studio, La Academia students helped design and create a bright, lively mural for their school. The students started by sharing their visions for themselves, their school and the community. With these stories and visions, the artist-in-residence made a plan, and with guidance, the students designed and painted sections of the mural using traditional patterns found in Latin American art. The artwork that now lives on the walls of the front entrance of the school is a beautiful symbol of community and collaboration and warmly welcomes students, staff, and visitors to La Academia.... read more

Kindergarten Parent Preview Nights

Registration for 2018-19 kindergarten opens Nov. 14 at eccs.mn/kindergarten. Children who will be five-years-old on Sept. 1, 2018 can enroll in kindergarten with Eastern Carver County Schools. Our personalized learning provides the right fit for all kindergarteners. Parents of soon-to-be kindergarten students can attend a Parent Preview meeting at one of the locations listed below (to find your neighborhood school, visit eccs.mn/attendance): Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:00 pm at Chanhassen Elementary, Clover Ridge Elementary, Carver Elementary or La Academia Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:00 pm at Bluff Creek Elementary, East Union Elementary, Jonathan Elementary or Victoria Elementary Parent Preview Nights are informational meetings for parents/guardians. Children will be invited to a special kindergarten preview in May. Parents can attend any location – the same information will be presented at each... read more

High School Parent Preview Night Nov. 9

Join us for High School Parent Preview Night Chaska High School Parent Preview Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska • Blue Forum OR Chanhassen High School Parent Preview Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. 2200 Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen • Forum Find the school boundary for your home at eccs.mn/attendance Any high school can give your student a diploma, but not every high school will teach your student to succeed in life after graduation. At Chaska and Chanhassen high schools, your student is not just a number – the small sizes of our schools put more students in the spotlight. “Exceptional, personalized learning” means your student will experience courses, lessons and projects that develop 21st century skills and prepare him/her for future careers. The result is life-long learners who are ready for the road ahead. Meet our staff, tour the school and get answers to any questions you have. Learn how our high school program connects your son or daughter to... read more

District 112 Foundation 1st ever annual campaign

Each year, the District 112 Foundation awards grants to individual teachers and classrooms, and it sponsors the Teacher of The Year program. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support excellence and innovation in Eastern Carver County Schools. Where there are gaps for which the school district cannot provide, the District 112 Foundation is there. But more could be done. This year, to expand and enhance to reach of the foundation, all residents will receive a mailing in November from the foundation asking for a charitable gift. Gifts to the foundation support services and programs for your neighborhood students, teachers and classrooms. When considering the District 112 Foundation in your charitable giving plan, remember it is separate from the school district with independent leadership and management. Lear more about the Foundation HERE. read more

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Named

Five seniors from Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. This achievement puts them among the top high school scholars in the country. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award, which are announced in the spring of 2018, the students must fulfill several requirements. Finalists are chosen based on their academic records, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. Chaska High School National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:  Kayla Lyman and Austin Wu. Chanhassen High School National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: (left to right) Katelyn Lydeen, Matthew Reich and Nathan... read more

Alexander Hamilton exhibit at Chaska Middle School East

The critically acclaimed musical, “Hamilton” captured the imaginations of Americans, young and old. Now, Chaska Middle School East is offering students and parents a chance to learn more about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his contributions during the American Revolution and beyond. Chaska Middle School East will host The Gilder Lehrman: Institute of American History exhibit entitled “Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Patriot, Visionary” in the media center. We are fortunate to be chosen as one of the few locations to host this national exhibition. The exhibit features reproductions of photos, letters, maps, notes, and more from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Library of the New-York Historical Society. It is expected that over 1200 students will take this opportunity to experience a part of American history and learn about the statesman and visionary, Alexander Hamilton, whose life shaped the America we live in today.... read more

Internet monitoring report now available to families

As part of our commitment to ensuring safe and effective use of technology, parents/guardians can now view a report of all web traffic on their student’s Chromebook. Look for an email summary report from support@securly.com on Wednesday nights. Or you may also logon to the Securly web portal anytime using your email address. Look for a link in the email from Securly to complete your enrollment. Eastern Carver County Schools monitors all internet access from any device that connects to our network at school. This includes personal devices, however, the district cannot and does not monitor personal devices outside of school. There is no report available for a personal device used at school, only for district-provided Chromebooks. In the Securly web portal you have the option to permit/restrict Internet access when your student’s Chromebook is away from school. You have the option to block additional categories of websites along with specific sites. You are not able to... read more

New this year! Improved Chromebook Insurance

Eastern Carver County Schools offers a damage waiver Protection Plan to defray the cost of replacement or repair of district Chromebooks. This is plan is an optional purchase. It covers accidental damage, liquid damage, fire, flood, theft, natural disaster and power surge due to lightning. Theft is covered with a police report. Without protection, families are responsible for the full cost of Chromebook repairs or replacement. Starting this school year, the Protection Plan covers three incidents of repairs or replacement. The cost is $25 for coverage from the date of purchase through the summer of 2018. This protection must be purchased prior to any incident of damage, loss, or theft of the Chromebook for 2017-18 school year. For families that have more than one Chromebook, a maximum of $50 will be charged to cover the multiple devices (Families with more than one Chromebook should go online and sign up for two insurance purchases. For each additional child, contact the tech... read more