Dear parents, La Crescent School district requires students in grades 5-12 to utilize a device (Chromebook) for instruction. All students entering 5th or 9th grade and any student new to the district in grades 5-12 for the 2020-21 school year has two options for his/her student device. Students may choose the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) option or purchase one of the four recommended devices from Best Buy online store August 3-October 31, 2020. If you choose the BYOD option, the student’s device should have a minimum of 10-inch screen size, wireless access, and be capable of running the Internet. Please note iPhones/Android phones/Ipad Mini/7 inch Nexus tablet does not meet this requirement. iPad is not recommended either, due to some issues with Google apps integration and state testing needs. The Best Buy option is only available to students entering 5th or 9th grade and any student new to the district in grades 5-12 for the 2020-21 school year. A detailed procedure, along with a unique code per eligible student for ordering your student Chromebook, will be emailed on August 3rd. If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, the district will order the Chromebook for you, and it will be available for pick up from the Secondary School office during the first week of school(if the school is onsite at that time). If you think you qualify for Free/reduced lunch, be sure to submit necessary forms posted on our website or through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal: www.isd300.k12.mn.us. Go to Families>School Nutrition. La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools
Attention Families: Minnesota is now offering funds for families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. The new program, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), will provide up to $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Approximately 350,000 Minnesota children could benefit. Learn more at: www.mn.p-ebt.org
Now hiring! Custodial Staff Apply Online Category: CUSTODIAL/Custodian Date Posted: 7/30/2020 Location: La Crescent High School Apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/isd300/onlineapp/
The filing period is now open for School Board Member Candidacy. The filing period will close on August 11th. Filing is $2 and you can file at the District Office, 703 S 11th St. Call 507-895-5051 for additional information.
ISD 300 La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools has a vacancy for your consideration. Please find the details below. ECSE (3-5yr old) Special Education Teacher Apply Online Category: Elementary School Teaching/Special Education Date Posted: 6/30/2020 Location: LaCrescent-Hokah Elementary Date of Availability: 09/14/2020 Date Closing: 07/17/2020 ECSE - Age 3-5 Special Education Teacher. Successful applicants will be collaborative, team players, with experience and teaching licensure in Preschool Special Education. We are a Pyramid Model PreSchool, and support trauma informed and trauma responsive practices. Special Education is individually programmed, and collectively planned and delivered, and our ideal candidate will be willing to work with a team to teach skills, help students reach goals, and collaborate with our Preschool Staff as well. ISD 300 La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online at https://www.applitrack.com/isd300/onlineapp/.
La Crescent - Hokah Public Schools July 22, 2020 This notice is a reminder that sometime next week the Governor and Minnesota Department of Education will be notifying schools on which of the three plans we are to enact. It is our expectation that we will release to the public our plans for their direction within one week of their announcement. The plans will be posted on our website and parents will receive an email with the most current plans. Currently, you can find documents on our school website that provide information to parents on some of the safety precautions and our procedures for handling the facilities, students, and visitors this fall concerning Covid-19. Please take the time to look them over. I am sure that once we are given which plan to use, we will develop additional plans to get students active and involved. I ask for your cooperation and patience as we move forward in these very difficult and challenging times. Sincerely, Kevin Cardille Superintendent
The candidate filing period begins on Tuesday, July 28th, for the school board election. Are you interested to learn more about becoming a school board member? Follow the link below to watch a video provided by the Minnesota School Boards Association. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhUZMzM2Vmo&feature=youtu.be Call Brittney Eyman at 507-895-5051 for additional information.
ISD 300 Community, we are beginning to provide resources on our website regarding returning to school for the 2020/21 school year. You can find these resources by following this link, https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/page/planning-resources-for-the-2020-21-school-year. We will update the information provided continuously, so please be on the lookout for additional information to come. As we have seen throughout these past few months, operations and processes quickly change as we learn more about the virus.
Congratulations to Isaac Peterson and Katy Steffes for being selected as the 2020 La Crescent-Hokah Male and Female Athletes of the Year!!
Principal Smith took us on a tour of the construction progress at the Secondary School. Take a look by following this link https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYiIDm58ke
The La Crescent-Hokah School Board has four available board seats. The filing period begins July 28th and ends on August 11th. Candidates can file at our district office located at 703 S 11th St. Want to learn more about becoming a board member? Watch this video provided by the Minnesota School Boards Association https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhUZMzM2Vmo&feature=youtu.be
We have updated minimum bid requirements on select items for our silent auction. Check out the auction by visiting https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/page/silent-auction
Parents and Guardians, We will be closing the Return to School Survey tomorrow at 10 am. Be sure to get your responses in by following the link below. https://forms.gle/xi7xiin4Z7aucj1s5 Thank you for your feedback!
The 2020/21 Educational Benefits Application is now available. You can complete the application by visiting the parent portal at https://mncloud3.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/lacrescent.jsp or by following the link below https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/787485/2020-21_Application_for_Educational_Benefits_Packet_-_English_055492.pdf
Parents & Guardians, We are asking for your feedback regarding the 2020/21 school year. Please complete the following survey by clicking the link below. https://forms.gle/agH6D3fg6oYh3fdz7
Mental Health Support from the State of Minnesota: The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a tremendous amount of stress, fear and anxiety for many people. It’s important that Minnesotans have access to the mental health care resources they need to stay well during this challenging time. State agencies are working together to ensure these services are available, and they are also connecting people with private organizations that can provide support. This includes telemedicine resources (which replace clinic visits) and other well-being supports to help families and individuals cope. Please visit https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/get-help/mental-health.jsp for additional information.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Families with children who received free or reduced-price meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, may qualify. Benefits are available to two groups: • Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020. These families do not need to take any further action. • Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a P-EBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded. Families in need of assistance accessing or using their P-EBT benefits are urged to contact the P-EBT Hotline at 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698. If your family or someone you know needs additional ongoing assistance accessing healthy foods, please contact your local tribal or county human services office, visit ApplyMN, or call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 888-711-1151.
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Class of 2020 Students and Families: We have been holding out hope for the opportunity to gather as a class on July 25th. Unfortunately, in the last 4 weeks there has been very little change to the guidelines we need to follow to ensure a safe, healthy environment. We do not anticipate in the next 4 weeks anything else will change relative to the number of people that can safely gather. As a result of this, we are going to cancel any type of formal gathering on the 25th of July. We hope this allows each of you to move forward with any other planning that you may need to do. Steve Smith - Principal Abby Kemp, Martha Hollenbeck - Senior Class Advisors