CHS 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 CHS Grades Now Posted on Portal

Requesting a refund on your senior student’s meal account

If your child is graduating, or your family plans to move before next year’s school year, the balance in your child’s meal account can be refunded. Refunds must be requested in writing by a parent or guardian by June 19. If your student is graduating and you have other children still in school, the account balance can also be transferred to a sibling’s food service account.  Balances may also be donated to the district’s Angel Fund. This fund assists families who need financial assistance for food. The deadline to request a refund, transfer of funds or to donate the balance of your child’s account is June 19. Refunds will be mailed to your home address. Please send your written request for a refund, transfer of funds, or donation, to: Julie Eklund, Nutrition Services Email:  EklundJ@district112.org Mail:  112 Nutrition Services, 11 Peavey Rd, Chaska, MN ... Continue reading Requesting a refund on your senior student’s meal account

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

PRMS science teacher, Nina Kirkman, named Teacher of the Year

Nina Kirkman was named the 2019 Teacher of the Year at the District 112 Foundation Excellence in Education Awards Banquet on April 28. Kirkman is a 7th grade science teacher at Pioneer Ridge Middle School. Although she’s a science teacher, she incorporates music, poetry, and other forms of learning to help bring the subject alive for her students. Kirkman also helps build a stronger school community through implementation and facilitation of the Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) program. This middle school transition program where 8th graders serve as mentors and work with 6th graders to help them feel comfortable in their new school environment. Her colleagues have identified her as a district-wide leader, helping other teachers while keeping a “kid lens” on curriculum writing and development. Her passion for science is infectious, and her students praise her ability to connect with them both in and out of the classroom, helping them achieve more than they think is possible. Read more... Continue reading PRMS science teacher, Nina Kirkman, named Teacher of the Year