PRMS Grades Now Posted on Portal

Students and families: Distance learning has been a significant undertaking for teachers, students, and families. The impact on learning is hard to measure; assigning grades has been difficult as well. Eastern Carver County Schools is committed to ensuring that students are not harmed by grading procedures during distance learning. Teachers have been asked to assign grades of A – D that best reflect their measurement of student learning during this period. Students who have not been able to show learning at a minimum level will receive an NG (or No Grade) instead of an F. These grades are now visible through Parent Portal and Student Portal on the report card. To view your grades, follow the steps at this link. Students and families have the option of accepting letter grades (A – D) that have been assigned to you, or you may change any letter grade to a P (or Pass).  The P indicates that a student has met the minimum expectations for the course. Any class receiving a P... Continue reading PRMS Grades Now Posted on Portal

Food Benefit/Option for Families

In addition to keeping people away from work, shelter-in-place orders across the country have kept children away from school for nearly two months. This has been particularly devastating for the millions of children who receive free and reduced-price meals every day through the National School Lunch Program. In response, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized the implementation of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), a federal initiative to provide students age 5-18 that currently receive free and reduced-price meals with a replacement food benefit to pay for groceries while schools are physically closed. This new, temporary program provides a lump-sum food benefit to families to replace benefits they would otherwise have received during the school year. If you have children and were receiving SNAP or MFIP as of March 18, 2020, you will receive an automatic benefit on your EBT card.  If you weren’t receiving SNAP or MFIP but your child was receiving free or reduced lunch, you can... Continue reading Food Benefit/Option for Families

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)