2018-19 Kindergarten Parent Preview Nights

2018-19 Kindergarten Registration If you know a family getting ready for kindergarten, registration opens Nov. 14 at eccs.mn/kindergarten. Children who will be five-years-old on Sept. 1, 2018 can enroll in kindergarten with Eastern Carver County Schools. Our personalized learning provides the right fit for all kindergarteners. Parents of soon-to-be kindergarten students can attend a Parent Preview meeting at one of the locations listed below (to find your neighborhood school, visit eccs.mn/attendance): • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:00 pm at Chanhassen Elementary, Clover Ridge Elementary, Carver Elementary or La Academia • Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:00 pm at Bluff Creek Elementary, East Union Elementary, Jonathan Elementary or Victoria Elementary Parent Preview Nights are informational meetings for parents/guardians. Children will be invited to a special kindergarten preview in May. Parents can attend any location – the same information will be presented at each... Continue reading 2018-19 Kindergarten Parent Preview Nights

Internet monitoring report now available to families

Internet monitoring report now available to families As part of our commitment to ensuring safe and effective use of technology, parents/guardians can now view a report of all web traffic on their student’s Chromebook. Look for an email summary report from support@securly.com on Wednesday nights. Or you may also logon to the Securly web portal anytime using your email address. First time users, enter your email address and click “Forgot Password?” to get an initial password. Eastern Carver County Schools monitors all internet access from any device that connects to our network at school, including personal devices. However, the district cannot and does not monitor personal devices outside of school. There is no report available for a personal device used at school. In the Securly web portal you have the option to permit/restrict Internet access when your student’s Chromebook is away from school. You have the option to block additional categories of websites along with... Continue reading Internet monitoring report now available to families

Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows and can apply. Too often in the past, traditional grades were goals to reach in order to stop learning. That’s not productive or a reflection of how people actually learn. Learning is a process — sometimes it comes quickly, sometimes it requires extra review and practice. And a final grade, especially at elementary, should reflect a year’s worth of learning. Here’s what’s different in Parent Portal: Subjects (math, reading, etc.) are organized by Power Standard and learning targets. Each subject has Power Standards and under each Power Standard are learning targets. Students show their teacher they have learned each target and once all targets are learned, we are... Continue reading Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

New district giving campaign coming in November

New district giving campaign coming in November The District 112 Foundation is a non-profit organization separate from the school district with an independent board of directors. For the first time in the district’s 112 years, the foundation will sponsor a charitable giving campaign. The foundation’s goals include supporting student activities, reducing students’ economic insecurity, building an alumni association and creating an endowment fund. Residents of Eastern Carver County Schools will be asked to consider supporting the District 112 Foundation in November. Watch your mailboxes for more information on how to support the foundation. Remember, the District 112 Foundation is separate from Eastern Carver County Schools — individuals have a choice whether to give to the foundation. One way your students benefit from the District 112 Foundation is through teacher grants. Individual teachers and staff apply for funds from the foundation. Supporting for the District 112 Foundation... Continue reading New district giving campaign coming in November