Health & Safety Reminders as students return to in-person learning
We’re looking forward to seeing students back in our buildings as they begin to return to in-person learning in January and February. The health and safety of students and staff is our priority. Here’s a link to some important health and safety reminders.
Keep Your School Nurse Updated in Distance Learning
Even though we’re not physically in school it’s important that you still call in when your child is sick – especially if it’s a confirmed or suspected COVID case. Here’s why it’s so important:
- We need accurate data about the spread within our school communities as we make decisions on when, or how, to bring students back to in-person learning. Whether that’s bringing in students who need a higher level of support in small groups, or getting all of our students back in the buildings, we need to understand what our district numbers look like to make an informed decision.
- We also need data about who is being asked to quarantine at both the student and staff level to make sure our staffing numbers have stabilized when we want to bring students back into the buildings.
- Our public health agencies at the state and county level are overwhelmed given the number of positive cases. School nurses are playing a crucial role in helping them do contract tracing and investigating, and are far more likely to be able to answer your questions in a timely manner.
Our Health Services Team is here to help you even during distance learning to answer questions, work through guidance, and support you. Please help us by keeping us informed when your child is sick. You can find contact information for all of our Health Services staff here.
Reminders from Transportation Dept.
The district’s Transportation Dept. is preparing to begin the safe transport of students as students return to learn in-person beginning January 19. Bus routes remain in place from last fall -- parents can find student bus information on Campus Portal. Students who ride the bus must wear a mask and follow important safety and health guidelines. Find more important Winter 2021 Reminders on the Transportation webpage HERE.
Hooked on Books and the Arts too!!
Dear Families, Hooked on Books is going Virtual. I normally select a couple of artworks from each grade at CRE to put on display at the event in the Elementary Art Show. This year I will be doing the same. However, the works will not be in a physical show, rather a virtual presentation. Student artwork from around the district will be on display. Students from CRE are encouraged to participate by creating an artwork that represents this year’s theme, FRIENDSHIP. I will be presenting this in the next round of online art classes. Encourage your student to think about creating and submitting an artwork about FRIENDSHIP. Artwork will need to be submitted via the classroom art gallery or Artsonia (Code: MNZS-BFJD). Artwork needs to be submitted by Jan. 22nd.
Thank you for encouraging creativity in your homes during this time of Distance Learning. Please contact Mr. Lenzmeier if you have any questions.
A Message from Nutrition Services - Return to Learn:
Students in grades K-2 will have access to 1 day meal kits for two Wednesdays of distance learning, the 20th and 27th. Sign-up sheets for those kits will be sent out soon.
In addition, with K-5 returning in person, we will re-start Kindergarten breakfast and Kindergarten Snack milk.
If you have any questions, please contact
Kim Franta, Director of Nutrition HERE
Nominations for 2021 Teacher of the Year now welcome
Parents 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. Nominations are due by Feb. 26 and can be easily submitted online - learn more HERE
2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration
Do you know a child who is ready for Kindergarten?
Kindergarten enrollment is now open for all children who will be five years old by September 1, 2021. Visit the kindergarten webpage to learn more about the options for kindergarten and then complete the online registration process by January 15. Please pass this information on to your family, friends, and neighbors who have a child ready for kindergarten next fall.
We're looking forward to meeting you and your child at our Kindergarten Sneak-A-Peek experience in the spring. Until then, please contact the Welcome Center (952)556-6112 or WelcomeCenter@district112.org with any questions you might have. We are happy to help.