HELLO
CHISAGO LAKES COMMUNITY ED UPDATE
Due to COVID-19 and our inability to obtain new revenue through programming, it is with sadness that we inform you that the majority of Chisago Lakes Community Education staff will be temporarily laid off. The final day for these employees (hopefully temporarily) was Thursday, April 16. On April 17 and on you will receive a message from your contact directing you to the Community Education Director, Michelle Kleist at mkleist@isd2144.org or 651-213-2601. Messages and emails will be returned as soon as possible, but please know response times may be delayed.
For any and all inquiries related to Community Education, please contact Director Michelle Kleist.
 
For more information about our district’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.isd2144.org/covid-19 .
EARLY CHILDHOOD
LITTLE WILDCATS PRESCHOOL, READY FOR KINDERGARTEN, ECFE CLASSES
We will be continuing to provide distance learning. Ms. Cinnamin is sending family emails weekly to support parents and children.   This communication will include activities intentionally planned to highlight the importance of learning through play and everyday activities which are tied to Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards.

We will also be creating a weekly chart of ideas for families to do at home with your young children. This will be emailed out on Mondays.

Connect
We do have a Chisago Lakes Early Childhood Parents Facebook page if anyone is interested in joining. Please send a request and we will approve you. Some of the Early Childhood teachers have already been posting tips and ideas there as well.

Little Wildcats Preschool
  • March 2020 tuition payments have been prorated to your account
  • No charge for April 2020 tuition
  • The Distance Learning model is in place until Tuesday, May 4th, 2020. Based on current State guidance, this would mean that students will return to school on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. Please keep in mind, this is subject to change as our educational response to COVID-19 continues to be fluid.

ECFE & Ready For Kindergarten Classes
  • We have provided Chisago Lakes Community Education vouchers or refunds for March 2020 ECFE and Ready For Kindergarten classes.
  • Onsite ECFE and Ready For Kindergarten classes will be canceled through the end of the year. No further tuition will be charged.
  • Ms. Cinnamin has set up a ClassDojo to support parents and families
  • Ms. Stephanie will continue to provide activities for families through her See Saw classroom

Parent Activities
Please view this parent letter to check out ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy, and Reading IQ. The three sites are offering free subscriptions to families with links to the sites and a redemption code.

Reminder - 20 minutes per day is an appropriate amount of time to spend on preschool skills

We are wishing you peace, rest, and play. Remember, YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher; you always have been! 

Early Childhood Screening
The March 19th and April 23rd screenings have been postponed. We are working on adding more dates. Those effected, we will reach out and get you rescheduled.

2020-2021 School Year
We are still accepting next school year enrollments. Our programs fill fast, enroll online now!

Questions
Feel free to contact Carmen via email or phone (651-213-2281) if you have questions or concerns. We are all doing our best to be present for you and your children and families.
EVENTS
FUN HAD BY ALL!
DayTrippers Theatre Show - Cancelled

B o oks Across the Parks - Rescheduled to May of 2021

Tour Of Lindstrom - May 5 at 1 pm

5th Grade Fun Night - Cancelled

Early Childhood Carnival - Cancelled and rescheduled to May 13, 2021

Wheels, Wheels, Wheels - Cancelled and rescheduled to May 13, 2021

Ice Cream Social - Still being held on May 20 at Taylors Falls & May 21 at Primary School

Preschool Track & Field Day - Cancelled


Fawn-Doe-Rosa - June 13 at 10 am

Summer Enrichment Week - June 18-22
FOREVER YOUNG
CLUB FOR OLDER, ACTIVE ADULTS
All events and activities have been cancelled through the end of June.

Questions
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Michelle at mkleist@isd2144.org.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
GED, ESL, BASIC SKILLS, JOB SKILLS 
Online learning is still available for adults wishing to study for their GED or Accuplacer tests; for basic reading, writing, and math skills brush-up; or for computer skills. Please contact Julie to start today!

Questions
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Julie at juliehawkinson@isd2144.org or call/text 612-875-5095.
STAFF
WHAT ARE WE UP TO?
Due to COVID-19 and our inability to obtain new revenue through programming, it is with sadness that we inform you that the majority of Chisago Lakes Community Education staff will be temporarily laid off starting Friday, April 17.

You may reach the Director Michelle Kleist with any questions or concerns.
YOUTH & ADULT PROGRAMS
AFTER SCHOOL & EVENING CLASSES
All classes and activities have been cancelled through May 4th. If your class starts on or before May 4th, it has been cancelled. At this time, we are working on providing full refunds for the class or session that was cancelled. If you have a question about your account, please contact Michelle at mkleist@isd2144.org.

Summer Classes
The summer catalog is only available online. Check them out!

Fall Classes
The fall catalog (September-December classes) will be mailed on August 7.

Questions
If you have any questions in regards to youth and adult programs, don't hesitate to contact Michelle at mkleist@isd2144.org.
KIDS CLUB
CHILDCARE FOR AGES 4-GRADE 5
2019-2020 School Year
If you are currently enrolled in our Kids Club school year program, refunds have been provided to those that were scheduled for care from March 16-31. No April charges have been made.

2020-2021 School Year & 2020 Summer Programs
Kids Club is still accepting next school year and summer enrollments. Given that we don't know when we are coming back, all contracts will sit in pending mode until further notice. Michelle Kleist will be contacting you if there will not be a summer program as soon as she knows.
In the meantime, you may enroll online now.
2020 Summer Registration Fee Deadline: May 11, 2020
2020-2021 School Year Registration Fee Deadline: August 1, 2020

Questions
If you have any Kids Club questions, don't hesitate to contact Michelle K at mkleist@isd2144.org.
WILDCAT COMMUNITY CENTER
MEMBERSHIPS
The WCC is closed until further notice. We will email you as soon as we know it will be up and running again.

If you are currently a paying member, we have paused your membership and all auto payments have been cancelled until further notice.

Annual Memberships
All annual memberships will be extended the appropriate amount of days.

Questions
If you have any questions about your membership, don't hesitate to contact Michelle at mkleist@isd2144.org.
DRIVER'S ED
CLASSROOM & BEHIND THE WHEEL
Behind The Wheel
All behind the wheel scheduling has been put on hold until social distancing has been lifted.

Classroom
We are accepting enrollments right now for our class in July. Enroll today!

Questions
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Michelle at mkleist@isd2144.org.