Our weather can change quickly this time of year. In the event of a weather-related school closing or late start/early release, parents will be contacted as soon as possible by email and/or phone.
Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Eastern Carver County Schools students learn at their own pace — it’s part of personalized learning. Students can easily work above grade level in reading and math, and in a few cases some students have gone to a middle school or high school for what they need.
If your child will be 5 years old by September 1, 2022, it's time to plan for kindergarten. Kindergarten enrollment is open from November 15 - January 14. We invite you to visit the Kindergarten webpage for information and details about the upcoming kick-off events.
Did you know that Nutrition Services will provide meals for your child during a COVID quarantine? Meal kits can be ordered using this FORM.
La Academia, Kinder Academy, and our preschool program located at La Academia will shift to a distance learning model for a ONE week quarantine starting Monday, January 10. The La Academia building will be closed during this timeframe and all Club Care will be canceled in that building until January 18. This change only impacts LaAcademia and Kinder Academy.
We have seen a significant increase in cases since our return from winter break, and we are making these adjustments to support in-person learning while keeping our school communities healthy and safe to the fullest extent possible.
While the CDC issued new quarantine guidance over break, the district is still reviewing that guidance and for the time being our practices have not changed.
Teachers in Eastern Carver County Schools not only lead instruction but also facilitate learning for each student. They teach by guiding students towards mastery of content and instilling 21st century skills. Students have access to a variety of resources and tools, and teachers connect student learning beyond the classroom.
Engagement with Learning Tools
With teachers as facilitators, students use a variety of educational tools and resources to maximize learning. While technology will never replace the role of the teacher, it will shape the future careers of our students. Our goal is to prepare students for success beyond high school, wherever their aspirations take them.
Most living and working environments have changed dramatically over the last several decades. Design of spaces and their furnishings reflect purpose: how we live, how we work, and how we learn. We are redefining learning spaces with a variety of furniture, layouts and technology that facilitate collaboration, creativity, comfort, and safety. They also convey a sense of belonging and purpose. School should be a place where students feel welcomed and empowered to learn.
Learner Voice & Choice
Students have the freedom to design the way they showcase their learning based on individual styles, experiences, passions, and needs. Respected as capable co-designers, learner agency is cultivated throughout all learning experiences. As learners become increasingly self-aware they grow into their own best advocates: showcasing their learning based on their individual styles, experiences, passions, needs, and knowing “what’s next” for their ongoing development.