MyStop gives parents and students access to live bus GPS info

MyStop is a web-based application available to all Eastern Carver County Schools parents and students that lets them access live bus GPS information. Using a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, parents and students can view the current location of buses on routes and the estimated time of arrival at their neighborhood bus stops. This simple and informative tool gives parents, guardians and students the ability to know approximately where the school bus is on its route. MyStop displays the school bus’s approximate location on a map, as well as the estimated time of arrival (ETA) to a specific student’s bus stop. The school bus’s location is automatically updated every few minutes, and the ETA is recalculated to accommodate any delays due to traffic while the bus is en route. Please note: does not work for after-school activity routes since there are no students assigned to them and no set stops. Learn more about MyStop and how to download the app on the district’s Transportation... Continue reading MyStop gives parents and students access to live bus GPS info

Planting Seeds for Life-Long Learning: Our School Garden

Our school garden has blossomed into a fruitful outdoor classroom, thanks to the dedication of students, parents, staff, local businesses, and Carver County Master Gardeners! Four years ago, the first seeds were planted with the goal of establishing an outdoor focal point for learning. At the start of every garden year, students start seeds inside the school and keep them watered while making observations during STEAM classes. In May, we have a planting day where Carver County Master Gardeners and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture guide students through planting and agricultural education sessions. Families volunteer to water the garden throughout the summer and often bring the fresh produce to local food shelves. When students come back to school, they spend time in STEAM classes exploring the garden and the changes they’ve observed since spring. Teachers from a variety of studies, including science, social studies, math/engineering, etc., often creatively incorporate the... Continue reading Planting Seeds for Life-Long Learning: Our School Garden

Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Bus schedules for the upcoming school year will be posted online on your child’s Campus Portal account in late July. With the exception of Special Education students, no letters will be mailed to student homes. Transportation forms and important information for the next school year will be posted on the Transportation webpage. The first day of school for grades 2-12 is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Kindergarten and 1st grades start on Thursday, Sept. 6,... Continue reading Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

K-1 assessment days Sept. 4 & 5 – their first day is Sept. 6 Beginning fall of 2018, families of K-1 students will schedule a 30- to 40-minute assessment conference on Sept. 4 or 5. The first day of school for kindergarten and grade 1 will be Sept. 6. Eastern Carver County Schools elementary schools are building off of a current practice where kindergarten students have an assessment time with the teacher before the start of the school year. Parents/guardians should plan for an hour in order to prepare information or complete forms prior to the conference. A large portion of time will be devoted to the student to complete assessments with the teacher or a paraprofessional. This conference has three goals: Students will be on track with their learning earlier in the year. Teachers get to know their students individually right from the start and can plan more personalized instruction earlier in the school year. Parents/guardians can have one-to-one time with the teacher before... Continue reading 2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

Join us in a neighborhood near you this summer for free fun and learning! All children and families are welcome to join Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education staff as we play games, enjoy a healthy snacks, complete an art project and many other educational activities.  The weekly events are free and offered one afternoon each week in the following neighborhoods: June 18 – August 2 (no program during the week of July 4) Mondays – 2:45 – 4:15 pm Brandondale / Heritage Park Tuesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Carver Crossings / 1593 Hartwell Dr, Carver Wednesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Riverview Terrace / main park area Thursdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Chaska Community Park / east of Clover Ridge Elementary Need more information? Talk with an Intercultural Specialist or call Community Education at... Continue reading Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!