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)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences Our final conference nights for the school year are Thursday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 10th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. These conferences will be held in an arena style format so no sign up is necessary.  Our teachers will be located in the commons area or in the gym. Stop at our check in table for staff placement maps, your child’s schedule and reflection form. Students may attend with you, but it is not required. All special education teachers will host conferences in their... Continue reading Parent/Teacher Conferences

Showcase of Talent – March 12th

Families you don’t want to miss another fun evening at CMSE! Teachers and students are excited to share their learning and appreciation of the arts, at our upcoming Showcase of Talent. Please mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, March 12th from 5:30-8:00 pm. Feel free to stop by or stay for the evening. There will be musical performances as well as displays of student work and  history day projects throughout the building. PTO will be selling food so bring the whole family for a night of fun! Click here for music schedule Also on this night, families will again have the opportunity test drive brand new vehicles for Drive 4UR School Fundraiser! It takes about 10 minutes, and for each test drive, Ford donates $20 to our school! No sales pitch is given or follow up marketing. It’s a fast and easy way to earn money for our school. We need a few volunteers before the event to help make it a success! Click here to... Continue reading Showcase of Talent – March 12th