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Important Resources During School Closure

Meals for kids during school closure During the district’s long-term closure, Nutrition Services is providing meals for children under the age of 19 who need them. Meals for the week are distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays at Clover Ridge Elementary and Riverview Terrace. More details can be found HERE. This is a difficult time for everyone, but it’s also a time of increased economic insecurity. If there has been a change in your family’s income, there are resources available to help support you. Please visit our ECCS strong page for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the office. Donations welcome to district’s Angel Fund A significant portion of the funding provided to support our meal program comes from private donations to the district’s Angel Fund. Donations can be made online HERE. Or they can be sent to the Nutrition Services Department, Attn: Julie Eklund, 11 Peavey Rd, Chaska, 55318. Parents who wish to donate funds that are... Continue reading Important Resources During School Closure

No School March 16-27: COVID-19 Update (03.15.20)

This morning, Governor Walz asked school districts across the state to temporarily close from Wednesday, March 18 – through Friday, March 27th to put in place plans for distance learning in the event a long-term closure is required.  Given our district is already on spring break next week, we will be closing schools to students starting tomorrow, March 16 There will be no school for students March 16th through March 20th.  In addition, Club Care is cancelled, half and full-day preschool and ECFE programs are cancelled. District staff will be in schools this week to put in place our distance learning plan.  You will receive communication early this week that outlines that plan and how we will connect parents and students with those resources to ensure education moves forward.  Buildings will be open if students need to retrieve anything from their lockers. We want to make sure our students continue to have access to food during this unplanned time off.  Free lunches will be available... Continue reading No School March 16-27: COVID-19 Update (03.15.20)

COVID-19 Update (03.13.20)

We wanted to provide you with an update of the current COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and our district’s efforts in response.  We know there is a great deal of anxiety in our community, about how this virus could impact us all, and we share your concern. This situation is changing rapidly, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to work with the MN Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), as well as our federal and local health agencies. At this time, there is no recommendation for widespread school closure. We are regularly communicating with MDH and MDE and should the recommendations of the state and local health agencies change, or should there be an impact to our school community, the district will immediately take action. The strategy currently being recommended is social distancing, which includes minimizing the gathering of large groups.  This slows the spread of the disease and is designed to increase protection of our most vulnerable... Continue reading COVID-19 Update (03.13.20)

Community input important in Superintendent search

The School Board has contracted with superintendent search firm School Exec Connect to assist with identifying superintendent candidates. Current superintendent Clint Christopher has accepted a superintendent position in the Muscatine School District with a start date of July 1. To begin the process, School Exec Connect consultants will meet with board members, school staff, parents, students, and community members individually and in focus groups. These meetings will identify the strengths, challenges, opportunities, and goals of our district, and the qualities or skills we would like to see in a superintendent. Complete online survey by March 6 District staff, parents, and community members have the opportunity to give written feedback to the search firm through an online survey. This feedback will be helpful in developing a profile of the desired skills and characteristics of the next superintendent. You may share your confidential feedback with School Exec Connect by completing... Continue reading Community input important in Superintendent search

Community of Belonging event – Nov. 16

Our community is comprised of people from many different backgrounds, countries, and cultures. We all belong here. Eastern Carver County Schools families and community members are invited to understand, embrace, and learn about our neighbors at a Community of Belonging event: Community of Belonging Saturday, Nov. 16  Open House:10 am – Noon  La Academia Elementary Schools  1800 N. Chestnut St., Chaska  This is a free event sponsored by Community Education. Enjoy fun family activities and sample numerous foods from around the world. Learn more about the Community of Belonging event... Continue reading Community of Belonging event – Nov. 16