Greetings Parents/Guardians,

We are writing to inform you that we will be adding teachers to elementary online academy due to a significant increase in enrollment over the last week.  We have been monitoring class sizes closely throughout the last several weeks, and many grade levels are nearing capacity.  At this point, we believe it is best to add teachers now to support smaller homeroom classes in some grade levels, as well as smaller math and reading classes in some grade levels.  We know this will cause some temporary inconvenience, but will believe this is in the best interest of your child, their teachers, and our shared commitment for high-quality learning experiences within the elementary online learning academy. Below is the additional staff we will be adding.

  • 1st Grade – Homeroom Teacher
  • 2nd Grade – Math & Reading Support Teacher
  • 3rd Grade – Math & Reading Support Teacher
  • 4th Grade – Homeroom Teacher
  • 5th Grade – Homeroom Teacher

Teachers have been identified for these roles, who are highly-qualified, experienced ECCS elementary educators.  They will be working side-by-side the current teachers this week to get to know your child while establishing common routines for the grade level.  We are also actively working on developing new homeroom sections in grades 1, 4, 5, and will provide more information on this at the end of the week.

We know that teacher assignments are important and making changes at this point is not ideal. Our administration and teachers also share this sentiment.  Our goal will be to minimize changes as much as possible, as well as ensure that students stay connected to building peers.  We may not be able to keep all students from a building together in this transition, and we will make sure there are several students from a building together in every scenario.  Again, we know this will cause some temporary inconvenience, but will believe this is in the best interest of your child and their teachers as we work to create a high quality learning experience for elementary online learning academy.

We are grateful for your support as we continue working hard to launch the school year during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Joan MacDonald, Principal

Bluff Creek Elementary, 2300 Coulter Boulevard, Chanhassen, MN 55317

952-556-6610 | macdonaldj@district112.org