Join the Community Conversation – April 16

Join us for a Community Conversation focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion in Eastern Carver County Schools. Families, students, district staff, and community members are welcome to attend: Community Conversation on equity, diversity & inclusion Tuesday, April 16 6:30-8:00 p.m. Clover Ridge Elementary Community engagement and dialogue is critical to ensure that equity in our schools is more than just a concept. We must listen better, understand more, and create school environments that respect all backgrounds and beliefs. You’re invited to join the conversation as the district continues to develop a more coordinated commitment to equity. As a district, we still have a lot of work to do in our journey to be more equitable and inclusive. We are committed to this work and believe that it will make us a better school district – a district that has a deeper respect, understanding and appreciation for diversity, and a district that embraces and fosters inclusion. Clint... Continue reading Join the Community Conversation – April 16

MCA Testing Schedule

MCA Testing – MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) testing is coming up next month, see dates below: MCA Test Dates: Reading MCA Grade 3: April 16-17 Grade 4: April 17-18 Grade 5: April 15-16 Math MCA Grade 3: April 23-24 Grade 4: April 24-25 Grade 5: April 22-23 Science MCA Grade 5: May... Continue reading MCA Testing Schedule

JJ’s 2.5/5K Fun Run – May 17th

JES 5K on May 17th The 5th annual JES 5K will be held on Friday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m. Plan to celebrate the end of the school year with a 2.5K or 5K fun run or walk on the nature trail behind the school. All are invited to a post-race party including a DJ, food trucks, and more! JJ 5K Flyer & paper registration form ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! You can register for the race online HERE. Race registration and details will be sent home with students soon. Plan to join us at the JES 5K and finish the year... Continue reading JJ’s 2.5/5K Fun Run – May 17th

Will students need to make up time due to the school closures?

The short answer is no. After yesterday’s cancellation, all of our schools still meet the statutory minimums for instructional minutes. We are monitoring our current status by calculating days and minutes given the weather related cancellations/adjustments to schedules. Statute requires independent school districts to schedule at least 165 instructional days; we are fortunate to have a calendar with 173 student contact days as well as more instructional minutes than required. The decision to make up lost instructional time would be made by the school board, which sets the school calendar and has the authority to make changes. We will notify families should any days be added to the school... Continue reading Will students need to make up time due to the school closures?

Enrollment Growth and Funding Needs

Eastern Carver County Schools have been – and will continue to be – growing. We are honored that so many families choose our schools and want to live in our district. We also want to be sure we have appropriate spaces, ample staff and enough resources to provide the educational experience each student needs and deserves. In fall 2018, a Facilities Task Force was formed to provide recommendations that will preserve and maintain learning spaces for years to come and serve a student population that is projected to continue growing. After several meetings, the task force recommended a $110.5M bond referendum for a new elementary school ($35.5 million), deferred maintenance ($61.5 million), and a new, expanded bus garage ($13.5 million). In addition, district leaders are looking at funding needs. The district, like most Minnesota school districts, is facing increasing pressure on our operating budget. E. Carver Co. Schools also has a Security and Technology Levy that provides a separate... Continue reading Enrollment Growth and Funding Needs