Community Education Program Update

Community Education Program Update July 22, 2020 As a district, the question on everyone’s mind, staff, families, and students alike, is what will school look like when we return this fall. While school districts around the state await a decision by Governor Walz – expected the week of July 27 – Eastern Carver County Schools staff have been busy working on plans for three possible learning models: in-person, distance, or a hybrid combination of the two. Learn more about these possible school scenarios at The learning model that the district chooses to proceed with this fall will determine what Preschool, Early Childhood, and Club Care programs can be offered through Community Education. As soon as district decisions are made, we will be able to share more information. We appreciate your patience as we continue to plan for safe, enriching and engaging programs for you and your child. Please visit for updates. Jackie Johnston Community... read more

Summer 2020 Camps/Class Update

A message to our Summer 2020 Community Education participants–youth and adult camps and classes: As Summer quickly approaches, we wanted to connect and let you know that Community Education is still planning to offer Summer 2020 classes and activities!  We are following guidelines from the State of Minnesota and CDC to ensure that we can offer safe learning opportunities for you and your family. We are working with our instructors to ensure that our camps and classes include important new health and safety procedures including the following: Smaller class sizes or classes held in larger spaces Encouraging and reinforcing social distancing Utilizing individual supplies; reducing the need for shared supplies Increased cleaning of classroom spaces before and after each class As we learn more about exactly what each class or camp looks like, we will keep you informed.  Thank you for choosing to share part of your summer with Community Education! We can’t wait to see you and your... read more

ECCS Robotics Team advances to World Competition

PrintFebruary 14, 2020  Eastern Carver County Schools Robotics Team Makes it to State for the 2nd Year and advances to World Competition St. PAUL, MN – The top 48 of 205 Minnesota High Tech Kids FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams competed on February 7-8 in the Minnesota High Tech Kids FIRST Tech Challenge Stratasys State Championship held at Washington Technology Magnet School. Nine of those teams now have the opportunity to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, to be held April 29-May 2, 2020 at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. “Wrench Dressing”, Minnesota FTC Team #9415 represented Eastern Carver County Schools at the state tournament, and is one of the 9 Minnesota teams advancing to the World Championship. “Wrench Dressing” is excited to represent our community at the World Championship, but FTC is about more than just success on the competition field, “What I love about this program is that it teaches us gracious professionalism not only with our own team,... read more

StormHawks Preschool Open House

The StormHawks Preschool Open House scheduled tonight, 1/23/20 is canceled. The FLC has a water main break. The building is closing at 4 to allow for repairs. Families wishing to tour the preschool and learn more may schedule a tour or call. Full Day Care + Preschool: Rita 952-556-6401 Halfday, Taste, K Connect: Carol 952-556-6407 Registration for the 2020/2021 school year is open. Preschool information can be found... read more

Celebrate! A community feast and conversation

Join us on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for Celebrate! a feast and conversation about the holidays. Come and enjoy this unique and engaging opportunity to be together as one community as we share our favorites and learn about the holidays our community members celebrate during this time! This event is hosted by the City of Chaska, Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education and Marnita’s Table.  Come dressed in your holiday best! What should you wear? Come how you feel most comfortable! Wear your favorite holiday or winter sweater. Wear your favorite cultural attire. It’s up to you! Date | Thursday, December 5, 2019 Time | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location | Chaska Event Center 3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318 RSVP via email to   You may also call us at 612.928.7744. Yes! This event is free and open to the public! Yes! Children and families are welcome! Yes! Transportation is available! What to Expect: Expect to be enlivened and... read more

Celebrate a Community of Belonging

Our community is comprised of people from many different backgrounds, countries and cultures. Eastern Carver County Schools families and community members are invited to understand, embrace, and learn about our neighbors at a Community of Belonging event. Saturday, November 16  10a-12 noon  La Academia  1800 N Chestnut  Chaska, MN 55318 Enjoy family activities Sample authentic foods from around the world Learn about numerous cultures Open house style. Come and go as you please. This event is free.... read more

Join the Community Conversation – April 16

Join us for a Community Conversation focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion in Eastern Carver County Schools. Families, students, district staff, and community members are welcome to attend: Community Conversation on equity, diversity & inclusion Tuesday, April 16 6:30-8:00 p.m. Clover Ridge Elementary Community engagement and dialogue is critical to ensure that equity in our schools is more than just a concept. We must listen better, understand more, and create school environments that respect all backgrounds and beliefs. You’re invited to join the conversation as the district continues to develop a more coordinated commitment to equity. As a district, we still have a lot of work to do in our journey to be more equitable and inclusive. We are committed to this work and believe that it will make us a better school district – a district that has a deeper respect, understanding and appreciation for diversity, and a district that embraces and fosters... read more

2-hour Late Start Monday, Jan. 28

Eastern Carver County Schools will start 2 hours late tomorrow, Monday, January 28, due to winter weather conditions.  Buses will run 2 hours later than usual. Morning Club Care is cancelled Full-day preschool will open 2 hours late at 8:30 a.m. Morning Half-day Preschool and morning E.C.F.E. are cancelled Find updates on the district’s website, read more

Fall 2018 activities available for enrollment

With 30 new classes and many of the favorites returning there is something for the entire family! Take a look through the pages of the fall course offerings and enroll today. Flip through the catalog here. See something you like? Click on the course number to go to the online enrollment page. Questions? Give us a call or email: 952-556-6400 or read more

ECFE registration for Fall 2018 opens July 16

ECFE online registration will open Monday, July 16 at 8 a.m.   Enroll Here This year, registering for ECFE classes in the fall will secure your space for the entire school year (no need to re-renroll for winter/spring). At the time of registration families will pay an initial payment (which includes a registration fee) and then pay a recurring monthly payment through May 2019.  Take a look at the course schedule and register beginning Monday, July 16. We are excited to see you for another school year! 952-556-6207   read more