Our elementary school plans remain unchanged, and we look forward to welcoming back our pre-K through second graders on Tuesday, January 19. Our third through fifth graders will return on February 1. What has changed is an acceleration of the timeline for our high school students. On Thursday, February 18, all secondary students, grades 6-12, will return to in-person learning in a hybrid model.
Chaska Middle School East
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.
Students, parents, teachers, and principals are encouraged to nominate exceptional teachers within the Eastern Carver County School district for the District 112 Foundation’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. The award honors and recognizes outstanding teachers in the district who advance excellence and innovation in education.
As a nation, we have all been impacted by the troubling events that happened this week in our nation’s capital. Now more than ever it is important for us as parents, teachers, and community members to model and teach our children about civility and respect for our democracy.
If your child will be 5 years old by September 1, 2021, it's time to enroll in kindergarten. Kindergarten enrollment is open until January 15.
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.