Last night, the Eastern Carver County School District announced the cancellation of the Chanhassen-Chaska varsity football game, scheduled for the evening of Friday, October 16, and the Chanhassen-Chaska junior varsity game on Saturday, October 17. The 9th grade football game on Thursday, October 15, will continue as scheduled. The cancellation was necessitated by a COVID-19-related quarantine impacting the Chanhassen football program.
Bluff Creek Elementary
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.
This week flew by and our students have been busy! By now, Wednesday routines for distance learning have been established and most students have anywhere from 2 ½ to 4 hours of school instruction, depending on their grade level. Please check your child’s homeroom teacher’s Week at A Glance if you have any questions about classroom expectations for the distance learning day.
Family Literacy Programs are beginning soon.
Spectator capacity limited at upcoming home high school football games – community invited to watch varsity games live online.
It’s hard to believe October is underway, and that we have a month of school already behind us. In an uncertain and changing environment, that’s an accomplishment to be celebrated. I’d like to thank our incredible staff and our fantastic students and families for all you have done to get us off to a strong start.
Students have multiple ways to access meals this fall depending on their grade level and learning model choice. On days when your student is learning in their school building, they will visit our kitchens and cafeterias but with extra safety and physical distancing measures in place.
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.