FIRST Lego League -Challenge: Cargo Connect Season 2021 (Gr. 4-6) We’re driving FIRST FORWARD: Full Speed Ahead. FIRST® is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through team-based robotics programs. FIRST merges the rigor of STEM learning with the fun & excitement of a team structure. Whether it’s finding their people or finding their path, students will gain the skills & confidence with FIRST to forge ahead & build their future. Friendly competition is at the heart of Lego League-Challenge, as students engage in research, coding, & engineering - building & programming a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of Lego League-Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify & solve a relevant real-world problem. Two-part registration process! Step 1: Register with Comm Ed online or 507-895-5150 Step 2: Complete Lego League Participation Survey (link will be emailed after reg.) KICK-OFF Meeting & Team Formation ~ WED. Sept. 22, 6:30-7:30 pm in MS Conference Room 4 TABLE BUILD (optional - just drop in) Fri, Aug. 23, 1:30-3:30pm - Lab 4 Middle School Leaders: Cyndy Reichgelt & Parent Volunteers. Dates & Times: TBD by teams & coaches. One weekday after school & opt. Sat. mornings. $85
CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR FRIDAY'S FREE FAMILY MOVIE: ONWARD will be shown at the La Crescent Fine Arts Center, 1301 Lancer Blvd., La Crescent, MN. Showtime is 8:30 pm. La Crescent-Hokah Community Education and Honor DiDonato, State Farm Insurance, are kicking off the Friday Family Night at the Movie Series with a Free Movie Looking for a fun family activity on a Friday night? Look no further! By popular demand, we are bringing back this fun family event series and we are kicking it off with a FREE movie! We show great family-friendly movies. Admission is FREE! Reasonably priced concessions will be available for purchase. We will be viewing the movie, ONWARD. Time: 8:30 pm Date: Friday, July 30 Location: La Crescent Fine Arts Center, 1301 Lancer Blvd., La Crescent, MN This event is co-sponsored by Honor Didonato, State Farm Insurance. Future movies at the La Crescent-Hokah Fine Arts Center are Beethoven (August 20) and UP (September 24). These movies will be at 6 pm.
Come out to Culver's on Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse, WI, next Tuesday June 22 from 5-7 PM to help out one of our own Lancer families. 10% of all sales during this time will be donated to Schroeder-Peterson family. Culver's is open for dine in and drive thru. Noah Schroeder is a middle school student here in La Crescent. His mother Lauren Peterson has worked for the La Crescent Hokah School District for many years. Noah just completed his 7th round of Chemo at Mayo in Rochester. When Noah has Chemo treatments his parents and younger brother stay in a hotel across the street so they can be close to him. He was in the hospital for 20+ days for this last round of Chemo and recovery. The money raised at this event will help the family with transportation expenses to and from Rochester, medical expenses and other bills they have accumulated. Thanks for your support!!!!
PSA: It’s time to think about Sports Physicals. At Mayo Clinic, we love seeing all of the students/athletes to make sure they are ready for sports and that they are up to date on everything they need to stay healthy. We have some dates/times set aside specifically for students but we will always work with families to schedule a time that works for them. Feel free to share the attached flyer with families and remind them that it’s not too early to be thinking about scheduling an appointment.
COVID-19 Preparedness Plan La Crescent - Hokah Public Schools The following plan must be followed by all learners, workers and visitors at La Crescent - Hokah Public Schools. La Crescent - Hokah Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers, students, community members, guests and visitors. To ensure that, we have developed the following Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers, workers and visitors are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces, and that requires full cooperation among workers, management and visitors. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workers and visitors in our schools. Please follow this link to view the La Crescent-Hokah COVID Preparedness Plan, which is also available on our website: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1334892/La_Crescent_-_Hokah_Covid_Preparedness_plan.pdf COVID Plan Community Input Survey Public Input on Safe Learning Plan: The public may provide input to help us improve our plan and procedures relating to response to COVID-19. We will review our plans periodically. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is greatly improving, we realize that the situation is fluid and ever-evolving. If circumstances change, we may also need to adjust. Please provide us input through this short survey. Our return to school plan will continually evolve as circumstances change and hopefully improve. To access the survey, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/BS6PxJen8BJNTgqPA Please submit responses by Monday, June 21st. La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools
Elementary school supplies lists are available now! You can access the lists by following this link: https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/browse/158894
NOTICE: The La Crescent-Hokah School District and Community Education office will be closed for cleaning on Wednesday, June 16th, Thursday, June 17th, & Friday, June 18th. Staff will be working remotely and can be reached via email.
The following students were honored by Viterbo University for their commitment to volunteerism and service: Ethan Balacek Mason Bills Megan Bubbers Madeline Danielson Jayden Frederick Nadeen Hill Viterbo put together a short recognition video and can be viewed by following this link https://ensemble.viterbo.edu/Watch/Ny2c7Z9D.
For Kindergarten registration, please follow this link! https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/page/kindergarten-registration--118 Be sure to check out our welcome video from Mr. Copp!!
Future Lancers Spring Basketball Skills Clinic for kids in grades 3-8. Contact La Crescent-Hokah Community Education to register at 507-895-5150. Clinic Dates: Mondays and Tuesdays, May 17, 18, 24, 25 Class # 0410-11: All girls and boys in grades 3-5 Time: 4:30-6 pm Class # 0410-12: All girls and boys in grades 6-8 Time: 6:15-7:45 pm Location: HS Gym Fee: $35 Instructors: Lancer Varsity Basketball Teams and Coaches Future Lancers Spring Basketball Clinic (individual nightly rate) Please specify the nights and times that you plan to attend. Please call 507-895-5150 to register. Location: HS Gym Fee: $10 per night
La Crescent - Hokah Public Schools - COVID 19 Update Learning Model Changes for Grades 5-12 May 6, 2021 Dear Parents and Students, This letter is to let you know that after taking a 14-day pause from in-person learning, we are planning to restart in-person learning next Tuesday, May 11th. While the spread of COVID-19 between our students has not stopped, it has slowed. It will be important for all students, families, and staff to follow safety protocols to minimize the spread and to allow us to stay open until the end of this school year. Our COVID-19 response team will continue to be in consultation with the MN Department of Health and Houston County Public Health to monitor COVID-19 spread and our ability to stay open. Elementary students will continue their current learning model of in-person learning, which is subject to change at any time. If a student is in the middle of quarantine, they must fulfill the quarantine before coming back to school. Please work with our school nurse if you have questions on quarantine expectations. Middle and high school students (5-12) will return to in-person learning starting Tuesday, May 11th. Wednesdays will be a distance learning for all students, grades 5 - 12. The Seniors’ last day of school is Friday, May 21st. All activities may resume practice on Monday, May 10th, after school. Competitions may resume on May 11th. It is important for families to know that if your child feels any symptoms of being unwell, please keep your child home and consider having a COVID test. It is important to continue to practice physical distancing, wearing masks, staying home if you feel ill, and avoiding large gatherings of any kind to help control the spread. Help us to allow for the school to be concluded in this way. If you have concerns about your child attending school in person for fear of getting COVID for the remainder of the school year, please contact your child’s grade level office to choose the option of doing distance learning. Nutrition Department Update: The Nutrition Department will be sending a new sign-up link to follow for meals for distance learning. Please watch for that email if you’d like to order meals. If you have any questions, you can contact any of the administrators below to help you find answers to your questions. Sincerely, Kevin Cardille - Superintendent Steve Smith - Secondary Principal Josh Mallicoat - Assistant Principal / Activities Director Jeff Copp - Elementary Principal Lauren Dodson - School Nurse/Covid Director Beth Theede - Community Education Director
Windy Ridge Ranch Day Camp June 5th, 9:00 am-3:00 pm Crafts, Games, Music, Horseback Riding Lesson Register by 5/28 507-894-2210 or email@example.com Box Lunch provided $60 fee Fun for Kids age 7-12!
The La Crescent Concert choir is proud to announce that half of the entrees into solo/ensemble contest achieved a superior ranking. Four other entries received high excellent rankings. In this year of covid restrictions, it was wonderful to sing once again and achieve such great results. Pictured below are the participants. Front row: Leo Delong, Abbey Spagl, Stephanie Le Seure, Dusty Grattan Back row: Kinlee Grattan, Allison Stotts, Nadeen Hill, Lillian Picha, Marlie Heichel, Eli McCool, Hayden Stegen NOT PICURED Mya Colbert, Jayden Giertych
La Crescent - Hokah Public Schools - COVID 19 Update Learning Model Changes for Grades 5-12 April 26, 2021 Dear Parents and Students, This letter is to inform you that the spread of COVID-19 is continuing through the high school and now the middle school. As a result, all 5th-12th graders will go to distance learning effective tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27, through at least Monday, May 10. All activities K - 12 are also closed during this time period. Activities and events scheduled for tonight, April 26, will still take place. Our COVID-19 response team will continue to be in consultation with the MN Department of Health and Houston County Public Health to identify a date to return to in-person and/or hybrid learning. We are hopeful this total pause will help to stop the spread so that we can finish out the school year either in person or hybrid and also be able to complete the spring sports season. Elementary students will continue their current learning model of in-person learning, which is subject to change at any time. Middle and high school students (5-12) will continue in distance learning through May 10. What will happen on May 11 will be determined and will be shared by Friday, May 7. We urge all families, as well as community members, to practice physical distancing, wearing masks, staying home if you feel ill, and avoiding large gatherings of any kind to help control the spread. Nutrition Department Update: The Nutrition Department will be sending a new sign-up link to follow for meals for distance learning. Please watch for that email if you’d like to order meals. If you have any questions, you can contact any of the administrators below to help you find answers to your questions. Sincerely, Kevin Cardille - Superintendent Steve Smith - Secondary Principal Josh Mallicoat - Assistant Principal / Activities Director Jeff Copp - Elementary Principal Lauren Dodson - School Nurse/Covid Director Beth Theede - Community Education Director
Dear Parents and Students, This letter is to inform you of our current COVID-19 status in the school district. As of 9 AM this morning, we have 17 positive COVID-19 cases. All are in grades 9-12, and these cases have been identified in the last four days. We had six confirmed cases this morning, and none of those students were part of the group of students who were quarantined earlier this week due to exposure. At this time, we have no positive cases in the elementary and middle schools. We have been working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health and the School Board regarding what is happening in our area with COVID. We are the hot spot of the County right now and asked for their recommendation as to what to do next for the safety of our students. Their recommendation is to move to distance learning immediately for 14 days in high school. The expectation is that we will stop the spread and be able to bring back students for the last couple of weeks of school. If you have received quarantine instruction from Mrs. Dodson this week, please continue those instructions until May 6th. Elementary and middle school students will continue their current learning model, which is subject to change at any time. High school students (9-12) will change to distance learning starting tomorrow, Friday, April 23, and continue through May 6. Students will come back starting Friday, May 7; likely, we will have students come back in a hybrid model on that day. More information regarding that will come out during the pause. Advanced Placement tests will be rescheduled for those students after the distance learning period. High School MCA Science tests will be rescheduled after the distance learning period. Prom will be rescheduled for May 22nd at the Event Center, and more information will follow. All graduation plans remain in place as is for the May 30th ceremony at this time. All outdoor activities for grades 9-12 will be allowed to continue at this time for students not on quarantine; There will be no open gyms. Teams will be expected to follow safe social distancing guidelines, including wearing masks and not sharing equipment. 7th and 8th-grade activities will still take place as much as possible. Coaches will be communicating with their athletes directly about practices. Nutrition Department Update: The Nutrition Department will offer meals to all distance learners, including 9-12 grade students during the distance learning period. Students/families will have the option to order meals for daily pick up OR a 5-Day meal pack that can be picked up on Friday afternoon. The first 5-day meal pack pick-up will be April 30th. Please look for additional details in the upcoming meal order forms. If you are interested in ordering meals for next week (4/26-4/30), please follow this link to place your order: https://lacrosse.co1.qualtrics.com/.../SV_5gAsYunLI9TaQ2W If you have any questions, you can contact any of the administrators below to help you find answers to your questions. Sincerely, Kevin Cardille, Superintendent Steve Smith, Secondary Principal Josh Mallicoat, Assistant Principal / Activities Director Jeff Copp, Elementary Principal Lauren Dodson, School Nurse/Covid Director
Free Reading & Math Tutoring from Scholar Squad Let’s face it. COVID-19 has made everything challenging this year, especially learning. Reading Corps and Math Corps have launched a new initiative to help! Scholar Squad offers one-on-one, online tutoring for Minnesota students in PreK-8th grade, and it’s easy to get started. Visit ScholarSquad.org to request help for your child. A literacy or math coach will be in touch to set up a time to learn more about your child and conduct a short screening. If the screening shows your child could use extra help to boost their skills, you’ll be matched with a tutor who will provide one-on-one practice and support. Powered by AmeriCorps, tutoring is provided at no cost to families.
ISD 300 GARAGE SALE! 4/8/21 10AM-4PM & 4/9/21 8AM-2PM Elementary School Gym & Secondary School Media Center - or outside, weather permitting. Call 507-895-5051 for additional information. Follow this link to view items for sale: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18bled3etjK2Mawtjk6jua0EVB_GA69KBlz7W8uvGTYA/edit?usp=sharing On Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9, La Crescent - Hokah Public School District will have a garage sale of old or outdated school furniture, equipment, and supplies. An incomplete list of items can be found on the District website with prices for the items listed. More may be added up to and on the day of the sale. The sale will take place at both the Elementary site and the Secondary site. All sales will be cash only and items are sold as-is with no expected or implied guarantees.
La Crescent-Hokah School Board Selects Eric Martinez as next Superintendent The La Crescent-Hokah School Board is proud to announce that Mr. Eric Martinez has been selected as the district’s next superintendent effective July 1, 2021. Current Superintendent Kevin Cardille will be retiring on June 30, 2021. “We were pleased to work with the Minnesota School Board Association’s Superintendent Search Program, utilizing their expertise in recruitment that ultimately attracted 15 qualified candidates. Using input from staff, administration, and community members to guide our decision making, the Board interviewed five candidates and then narrowed the field to two candidates. Mr. Eric Martinez emerged as the best fit for our district,” said Board Chair Eric Morken. Chair Morken added, “There were several quotes from Mr. Martinez’s interviews that stood out to me. They included, ‘People don’t perform well if they do not feel safe,’ ‘We need the best version of you,’ and ‘How can we work together to get staff and students where we need and want them to be?’” Mr. Martinez has served as a high school social studies teacher, an assistant high school principal, and has most recently served as the 4th-12th grade principal for Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Community Schools from 2012 until present. Mr. Martinez notes, “I am incredibly excited for this opportunity to grow with the La Crescent-Hokah Lancers. Creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication are very important to me, and I am excited to learn about all of the opportunities for growth in the La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools. I look forward to serving in such a great community.” The La Crescent-Hokah Board of Education approved the contract for Mr. Martinez at the April 6, 2021 special meeting.
Prom - May 1st at the Event Center - Prom tickets are now on sale during lunch in the cafeteria - Tickets are $20 - Sign up for the Grand March when you buy your ticket!
Culinary Arts Class just finished an Electronic Meal project! Their task was to design a new, fun, healthy meal idea that families could make at home. Students made and perfected the recipes and then made a website for their meals. Each group's website included pictures of the meal, the recipe, nutrition information, prep/ cooking time, and a grocery list. Check them out by following the links below!! Website 1: https://sites.google.com/students.isd300.k12.mn.us/pineappple-pork-meal/home Website 2: https://sites.google.com/students.isd300.k12.mn.us/emeals-bynadeenpipermichaeland/home Website 3 https://sites.google.com/students.isd300.k12.mn.us/saladmealjordanwolter/home Website 4 https://sites.google.com/view/taylors-home-recipes/home
To look at items that will be for sale at next week's garage sale (April 8 10AM-4PM & April 9 8AM-2PM at both of our facilities) follow this link! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18bled3etjK2Mawtjk6jua0EVB_GA69KBlz7W8uvGTYA/edit?usp=sharing Some items are available to be purchased now. Just follow the link to place a bid!
Two finalists selected for La Crescent-Hokah superintendent position La Crescent, MN— The La Crescent-Hokah School Board has selected two finalists to return for a second interview for the school district’s superintendent position. The finalists are: ■ Eric Martinez, Principal, Waubun-Omega-White Earth School District, Waubun, MN ■ Mary Morem, Principal, Triton Public Schools, Dodge Center, MN The finalists were selected from a pool of fifteen applicants based on criteria established by the school board. Five applicants were interviewed last week. The school board has scheduled interviews for the finalists beginning at 5:00 pm, on March 30th, 2021. All interviews will be held via Zoom. Please contact Brittney Eyman at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Six semi-finalists selected for La Crescent-Hokah Public School superintendent position. La Crescent, MN — The La Crescent-Hokah School Board has selected six semi-finalists to interview for the school district’s superintendent vacancy. The semi-finalists were chosen from a pool of 15 applicants and selected based on hiring criteria established by the School Board. The interviewees are: • Jeremy Frie • Mary Morem • Craig Mueller • Sarah Knudsen • Eric Martinez • Todd Felhofer The school board has scheduled interviews for the semi-finalists beginning at 5:00 pm on March 25, 2021 and continuing through March 26, 2021. All interviews will be held via Zoom. Please contact Brittney Eyman at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
On Monday, March 15, the top 9 students from the La Crescent-Hokah High School Math Team competed in the 37th annual State Math League Tournament. The day's events were all held virtually and included the Math Bowl (a fast paced competition of the top 10 math league students in the state of MN), individual events, and a team event. At the end of the competition, La Crescent students placed 6th out of the 11 teams in Class A! Congratulations on an incredible finish Mathletes!!
The School Nutrition Department is continuing to offer the option to order school meals for virtual learning days only. Beginning Monday, March 15th, 5th-12th grade students will all be transitioned to in-person learning on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesdays will continue to be a distance learning day from 8AM - Noon. Meals will be available at school for students on in-person learning days. You will have the option to order a 1-day meal pack for Wednesday. These meal packs will be given out on Tuesday at the end of the day (handout is from 2:50PM - 3:15PM at the Fine Arts Entrance). Meals may also be ordered for a daily pick-up from 1:00PM-2:00PM at the HS Dock for any student who has opted to remain distance learning for the duration of the school year. If you would like to place an order for the week of 3/15 - 3/19, please fill out this order form. https://lacrosse.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y9hCG0Qp8GLIF0 Orders must be submitted by NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10th. A preorder is required! *Meal Pack Prices: FREE! COVID CASE IN HOUSEHOLD: If anyone in your household is ill, has been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 and/or has tested positive themselves for COVID-19, please contact the School Nutrition Department to notify and receive further instruction regarding meals distribution. Thank you for helping keep the Nutrition Team safe during this time!
MS students and parents: Just a reminder that this Friday, 7th and 8th graders will not have classes as it will be a planning day for that staff. Grades 5 and 6 will run the regular schedule in the building that day. The next week all grades 5-8 will run regular schedules in the building on M,T,Th, and F. On Wednesday all grades will run a virtual schedule. See here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnKZIrSjGPBDDprJcT38LuxIlt4vUMxSII4oEH-fLaQ/edit Please be advised that there will be no hybrid schedules while we are now all in school. If you choose to remain a distance learner you do not have to do anything. If you are switching to distance learning please notify us by 3:00 pm today. We are looking forward to having everyone in the building and doing it safely! Thanks. Steve Smith 5-12 Principal
To view district communications regarding the changes to the learning model, COVID-19 resources, or other additional resources regarding planning for the 2020-21 school year, please visit the planning resources section of our website by following this link https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/page/planning-resources-for-the-2020-21-school-year--2
La Crescent-Hokah students benefit every day from the leadership and vision of our school board members. February 22-26 is Minnesota School Board Recognition Week, so please take time to thank these dedicated school leaders. School board members devote hours of their time each week to provide leadership for our school district! #CelebrateSchoolBoards @mnmsba #CelebrateMNSchoolBoards
Last Monday, the Math Team took 1st place in the final meet of the season, which resulted in a tie with PEM for 1st in our section. Our top 8 team members will be competing in the Math League State Competition on March 15! Our entire season was held virtually, and the state meet will be held virtually as well.
The School Board of La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools is searching for a new superintendent. The school board contracted with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist us with the search. The school board met on February 2, 2021, to plan the search. Community and staff input regarding the superintendent search is now being requested, and a public survey is available for staff and community members to fill out beginning February 5, 2021, to February 23, 2021. All responses to the survey are anonymous, and MSBA will summarize and provide an overview of comments for presentation to the Board. To complete the online version of the La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools Superintendent Search Survey, please follow the links below. English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuptSearchEnglishLCH Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuptSearchSpanishLCH Hard copies of the survey are also available at the District Office at 703 S. 11th St, La Crescent, MN. Please return all completed surveys to the District office by February 23, 2021. The application deadline for this position is March 15, 2021, and the new superintendent will begin work in the district on July 1, 2021.
There is no school today February 4th for all students in ISD 300. This is a non-school day, no online classes.
ATTENTION BASEBALL PLAYERS!! Every Sunday from February 7th through March 28th we will be having OPEN GYMS to prepare you for your upcoming season! All open gyms are at the La Crescent High School Main Gym. During your time you will learn the proper ways to hit, field, and throw a baseball from our High School Coaches, the High School players and LYB members. Please bring a water bottle, any equipment you may have (bat, glove, batting gloves, helmet), a mask to cover your nose and mouth, and a POSITIVE attitude!! We have set aside a 90-minute time slot to get your work in. If you can make only one Sunday or all the Sundays, it does not matter. We would love to have you!! The times are as follows: 11:30 – Noon = Set up by the Coaches and HS players Noon – 1:30 = Grades 10-12 1:30-3:00pm = Grades 7-9 3:00-4:30pm = Grades 3-6 4:30-5pm = Clean up Play Hard, Get Dirty, and Have Fun!! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact = Ryan Niedfeldt 952-937-2802 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary families, check out the Lancer Way Expectations video by clicking this link! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rGISn0HQCjqrot5U6Wx8tBVREyVzaaN7/view
We're looking for 2021 Kindergarteners! Are you planning to send your child to La Crescent-Hokah Elementary in the Fall of 2021? OR do you have other plans for your child's education? Either way, we want to make sure we provide you the best customer service we can, so we need your help. Please let us know your plans for your child for Kindergarten in Fall 2021. Follow the link below to a very brief survey: https://forms.gle/SQAry5MNVMF2LGtEA If you're planning to attend L-H Elementary, we'll use this information to make sure you know everything you need to know about registration. If you plan to attend elsewhere, we'll use the information ONLY to make sure we do not frustrate you with repeated contacts. We thank you sincerely for your assistance.
Please follow the link below to sign up for meals for the following week (1/11/21-1/15/21). https://lacrosse.co1.qualtrics.com/.../SV_6AbcZixuoZP0CnX
Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year. Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals is determined. To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible. What is P-EBT? Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available to Minnesota families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open. Families with eligible children received a lump sum payment of $325 per child on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the gap created by a loss of school meals. Families with eligible children also received a lump sum payment of $100 dollars per child to help feed their children during the summer when many summer meal programs were closed
We are happy to announce that Winter Sports for the 9th, JV, and Varsity levels will be starting practice on Monday, January 4th.. The 7th and 8th grade Winter Sports teams will be starting practice on Monday, January 18. More information regarding schedules, fan attendance, and event restrictions will be sent out via email in the near future. Sign up / Registration will be open tomorrow, December 18th through January 15th and will be done through INFINITE CAMPUS as it was in the Fall. The registration fees have been reduced by 50% to account for the shorter season. Information regarding sign up can be found in your Infinite Campus email. The office (in the Media Center) will be open on Mon & Tues (Dec. 21st & 22nd) and will be closed until Mon January 4th to DROP OFF YOUR FORMS. We will NOT be issuing "Green Cards" this year to the students...the coaches will have the completed rosters. Thank you for your extreme patience during these difficult times. I am excited to get things rolling again. Lancer Strong! Josh Mallicoat Assistant Principal / Activities Director
To view the World's Best Workforce/State of the School presentation given by Superintendent Cardille, please visit our website at https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/page/world-s-best-workforce-plan
Superintendent Cardille will be presenting the World's Best Workforce/State of the School tonight at 7pm. We encourage you to watch the presentation by following the link below. https://zoom.us/j/95576081561?pwd=L1RxSElrWXZnZ3p5cC9laDkwUkVrQT09 Meeting ID: 955 7608 1561 Passcode: 0j2Z2u
Superintendent Cardille will be presenting the World's Best Workforce/State of the School tomorrow, December 10th, at 7 pm. This presentation will be via Zoom. Please be on the lookout tomorrow for a link to the Zoom presentation.
Families, please follow the link below for meal orders for the week of 12/14-12/18 https://lacrosse.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1T6gkP90jrA0D2Z
When you send Mrs. Von Arx (email@example.com) pictures we can use in the yearbook, you will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $5 gift card! The more pictures you send, the more chances you have at winning. Drawings will be done weekly, so keep sending your pictures in. Pictures must include people from LaC High School. Currently we are in need of pictures of... - You in your learning space - You with your Pet(s)
The Book Fair is now virtual!! Use our ISD 300 EXCLUSIVE links to do your book fair shopping Today through December 10 for guaranteed delivery before Christmas! Every purchase benefits our school district. Share a love of learning! Elementary School Link - https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lacrescenthokah Middle School Link - https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lacrescentmiddleschool
ISD 300 Families: 11/20/20 As we continue to navigate our way through the challenges that this year brings, we wanted to update you on some timelines for planning purposes. All K-12 students will be in a full distance learning model until Monday, January 18th, 2021. Our hope is that all students will be able to return on that date to the hybrid model of learning at the secondary level and in-person learning at the elementary level. As we monitor all of the factors impacting our area weekly, it is apparent that the number of COVID cases is rising and are forecasted to continue to rise over the next several weeks. We will continue to monitor our local data, work with our public health officials to adjust as needed, and continue to be flexible in our response. Please continue to contact your building attendance offices with updates on illness, testing results, and quarantines to help our nursing staff determine our students’ and staff’s overall health. All lunch and meal information is updated on our district website and included in the weekly survey for your convenience. Continue to communicate with your students’ teachers with any questions you have related to learning during this time. Activities - We will not have any in-person activities until January 18th. Players/coaches are allowed to interact virtually. We are holding off on Winter Sports sign up until after the 1st of the year, and we know exactly when we'll resume practices. If things make a drastic positive swing, we'll revisit this topic and communicate via email / infinite campus. We know that all students are experiencing distance learning differently, but we want you to know that our Student Service Team is available to assist students. We know that distance learning has disrupted social connections, which can have adverse effects on mental health. Please know that they are available to address student needs; here is a link to their contact information. Student Services Contact Link Thank you for everything you have done and for your continued support to your child and our schools during this challenging time. Kevin Cardille, Superintendent Jeff Copp, Elementary Principal Josh Mallicoat, Activities/Asst. Principal Steve Smith, Secondary Principal
Thank you for your interest in ordering school meals. If you would like to place an order for the week of 11/23, please fill out this order form. A new order form will be sent out each week. You will pre-order meals for the following week for virtual learning days only. https://lacrosse.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5KaydQsQbfNebb Orders must be submitted by NOON ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18th. The week of 11/23, meal pick-up will be offered daily (Monday - Wednesday) from 1:00PM - 2:00PM at the HS Dock, as well as a 3-day pick-up on Tuesday only from 2:50PM-3:15PM at the Fine Arts Entrance. *Meal Pack Prices: FREE! COVID CASE IN HOUSEHOLD: If anyone in your household is ill, has been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 and/or has tested positive themselves for COVID-19, please contact the School Nutrition Department to notify and receive further instruction regarding meals distribution. Thank you for helping keep the Nutrition Team safe during this time!
Hello, With the announcement that Middle and High School will be moving to full time virtual learning, the Nutrition Department would like to offer the option to order schools meals for those who did not already sign up. If you have already submitted an order form for meals for this week (11/9 - 11/13), your meal pick-up time will remain the same. However, if you are now needing to order meals for pick-up, please reach out to Terri Williams, Nutrition Manager, via email or phone. firstname.lastname@example.org / 507-895-4484 x5065 Thank you!
Lancer Families: If you are looking to reference our bell schedule for grades 7-12, please go to our website, and click explore, MS or HS Documents, and Bell Schedule. Unfortunately, due to the recent decision to go virtual, we will have to reschedule our picture retake day. We will not be rescheduling as of right now, and I will be in touch with a future date. Stay healthy!
Families of current 7-8th graders, We are very excited to announce that we will be leading a select group of students and parents on an educational tour to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon on July 11-14, 2022. Please join us on Monday, November 16th at 6:00 PM via Livestream for a 25-minute informational meeting where each traveler will be eligible for an Early Bird Scholarship of $300! To join the meeting, simply click this link: https://vimeo.com/463896925/d1947c153a For any other questions, feel free to contact Mr. Braun at email@example.com or Ms. Schilla at firstname.lastname@example.org Don't miss out! https://www.facebook.com/worldclassrooms/videos/2373814996201746/
Families – You can help generate state aid for your school, benefiting students and teachers, by completing the Application for Educational Benefits and returning it to your school. La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools provides nutritious meals to children without charge to you. We receive assistance from the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) based on Household Income Statements completed by households. How do I complete an application? You can complete an application via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or request a paper application from either school building or the District Office. How does this generate state aid for my school? Students in households that meet the free or reduced-price meal income guidelines will generate compensatory revenue for their school. Schools must use compensatory revenue to meet students' needs who are behind their peers, such as remedial instruction, instructional materials including digital learning and technology, bilingual programs, and additional teachers and teacher aides. These applications may also make teachers in your school eligible for the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program if they have outstanding college loans. However, the household must complete and return the forms, or complete the online form, no later than December 15 so the school can calculate eligibility and report to MDE. This will not impact your students’ eligibility to receive free meals during the 2020-21 school year. What else do the meal benefits cover? Qualifying for meal benefits will allow other discounts for your student in areas such as athletic fees, ACT fees, course fees, select Community Education classes, and more!
VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS MEAL ORDER FORM Thank you for participating in school meals during on virtual learning days! If you are interested in receiving school meals for your student(s) for the week of 11/9/20 - 11/13/20, please complete the order form below! You are ordering meals for virtual learning days ONLY. You have the option to order meal packs for pick-up or as take-home meals. All meal packs include both breakfast and lunch. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUmKvXEtFBMck6FM9RbEadnuIBUrvvF2eUPFxox4eX18ngqA/viewform?gxids=7757 ALL ORDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th. A new order form will be sent out each week. You will pre-order meals for the following week for the virtual learning days only. A new order form must be filled out each week. Please submit a separate order form for each student. Meal Pack Prices for November: BREAKFAST & LUNCH - FREE!
VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS MEAL ORDER FORM Thank you for participating in school meals during on virtual learning days! If you are interested in receiving school meals for your student(s) for the week of 11/2/20 - 11/6/20, please complete the order form below! You are ordering meals for virtual learning days ONLY. You have the option to order meal packs for pick-up or as take-home meals. All meal packs include both breakfast and lunch. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGguLlAKrPt5roaFZwofZ5EmUtpawfKpWiOYF6LEDwNWirwQ/viewform?gxids=7757 ALL ORDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28th. A new order form will be sent out each week. You will pre-order meals for the following week for the virtual learning days only. A new order form must be filled out each week. Please submit a separate order form for each student. Meal Pack Prices for November: BREAKFAST & LUNCH - FREE!
The Board of Education will be meeting tonight at 7pm for a regular school board meeting. If you wish to attend this meeting, you can do so by following the link below. https://zoom.us/j/96378005319?pwd=ZWlrdG4wR1NmQVVjTWlseHRvcmVOUT09
VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS MEAL ORDER FORM Thank you for participating in school meals during on virtual learning days! If you are interested in receiving school meals for your student(s) for the week of 10/26/20 - 10/30/20, please complete the order form below! You are ordering meals for virtual learning days ONLY. You have the option to order meal packs for pick-up or as take-home meals. All meal packs include both breakfast and lunch. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2vzeULINFV6V48wQEk3XBNQOPHyNbtUx_WX8CYbEohHXhTw/viewform?gxids=7757 All order forms must be submitted by NOON on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st. A new order form will be sent out each week. You will pre-order meals for the following week for the virtual learning days only. A new order form must be filled out each week. Please submit a separate order form for each student. Meal Pack Prices for October: BREAKFAST & LUNCH - FREE!
VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS MEAL ORDER FORM Thank you for participating in school meals on virtual learning days! If you are interested in receiving school meals for your student(s) for 10/19 - 10/23, please complete the order form below! All meal packs include both breakfast and lunch. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwfggIBDi5QEW5yiTchPW_t_FWMATm7LeA019FrAdJQtBhfA/viewform?gxids=7757 **MEALS FOR 10/19 - 10/23 WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR DAILY PICK-UP! PICK-UP WILL BE FROM 1:00PM - 2:00PM (MONDAY-FRIDAY) AT THE HIGH SCHOOL DOCK! ***NEW!!! ALL ORDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH!! A new order form will be sent out each week. You will pre-order meals for the following week for the virtual learning days only. With all meals being distributed through pick-up for this week, we will only need one order submitted for the entire household (not per student). MEAL PICK-UP: DAILY FROM 1:00PM-2:00PM AT THE HS DOCK Meal Pack Prices for October: BREAKFAST & LUNCH - FREE!
Yesterday, Superintendent Cardille presented at the Lion's Club meeting and gave an update on the construction project and the impact of COVID to the district. To view the presentation, which includes pictures of the construction progress, please follow the link below. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/958612/Lions_Club_Presentation.pdf
October 7, 2020 Notice: Change in learning model for students in Grades 5 - 12 beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 8 through Friday, October 23. Parents and Students, Please note that this change in learning plan impacts only the 5 - 12 students at this time. Today our Secondary Administrators and District Nurse did contact tracing of a Covid positive individual in the secondary building. The trace led to the close contact of many staff in the secondary building. At the time of this letter, 10 staff members have been exposed. We have already had difficulty finding substitutes for our staff who need to be out, so this event will leave us no choice but to change our learning model to distance learning for students in grades 5 - 12. This change is at the secondary school only. At this time, we have not found a connection to the Elementary building or bus routes. The Elementary school will continue to operate as they have been, face-to-face, and busses will operate on a regular daily basis. It is imperative that we make this change starting tomorrow, October 8. All students in grades 5 - 12 will be changing to distance learning. While we are in a distance learning model, all students should be following their daily class schedule Monday through Friday. During the distance learning time, all co-curricular activities and after school activities are canceled. The school building is and will be closed to all unauthorized visitors. If any student needs any materials from the school building to do their work, they should contact the Middle / High School office to arrange a pickup or assistance to get what they need at 507-895-4484. This change in the learning plan is primarily due to the inability to obtain a large number of substitutes to carry on our current teaching model. The exposed staff will potentially need to quarantine for up to 14 days; they will be teaching online during this time, provided they are healthy enough to do so. It may be good for all students to consider this a quarantine so that we will be clear to start back again in our hybrid model on October 26. As a reminder, next week, we have only three days on our calendar, and those three days were scheduled as online learning days for all students K - 12. Since the inability to attain enough secondary teacher substitutes is causing the change in the learning plan, our preschool program in the secondary building will continue to operate as-is and until further notice. I want to remind everyone again that our ability to remain open is highly dependent on the positive Covid cases in the county and the spread of Covid in our community. Please do your part to control the spread and allow us to keep our school open. Please wear a mask, avoid crowded events, and always social distance from others. During this time, please notify our school nurse, Lauren Dodson, at the number above if your child develops Covid symptoms or tests positive for Covid. It is important that she is able to keep accurate records for tracing purposes. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Kevin Cardille Superintendent - La Crescent - Hokah Public School
VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS MEAL ORDER FORM Thank you for participating in school meals during on virtual learning days! If you are interested in receiving school meals for your student(s) for the week of 9/28/20 - 10/2/20, please complete the order form below! You are ordering meals for virtual learning days ONLY. You have the option to order meal packs for pick-up or as take-home meals. All meal packs include both breakfast and lunch. All order forms must be submitted by 8AM on Thursday, September 24th. A new order form will be sent out each week. You will pre-order meals for the following week for the virtual learning days only. A new order form must be filled out each week. Please submit a separate order form for each student. Meal Pack Prices for September: BREAKFAST & LUNCH - FREE! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNLWiqhlUgneZ1_q86oA8RgsPAGGECLqB1aGCMJ8lkWliJKQ/viewform?gxids=7757
http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/EVTCWPKKP Middle and High School parents - Use the link above to order your pictures! You do have 48 hours after picture day to still order! Group B is going today, and Group A will be going on Tuesday, September 22nd. Virtual STudents may call 507-895-5059 and set up a time for either day!
TO: Interested Snow Removal Firms FROM: Independent School District #300 RE: Snow Removal Quotes School District #300 is requesting written quotes on snow removal for the 2020/21 school year. Quotes will be accepted until noon, October 9 th , 2020, at the School District Office, 703 South 11 th , LaCrescent, MN. The following are specifications, by school, to be considered in your quote. *Please note that on occasion the sidewalks and other areas may be done by district personnel . Elementary - Parking Lots and Playground Area Dump Truck – Front End Loader Sidewalks – Bobcat/Pickup - W/ Front Plow Removal by 7:00 A.M. Secondary - Parking Lots and Playground Area Dump Truck – Front End Loader/Grader Plow Sidewalks – Bobcat/Pickup - W/ Front Plow Removal by 7:00 A.M. Separate quotes (by building) and combined quotes (all buildings) will be considered. Thank you. Cc: Kevin Cardille
Attention families, here are some further instructions for virtual learning day meals. The survey must be filled out, which will be sent out every week on Monday. The survey will close every Thursday at 8:00 a.m. You have three choices to get meals. Group A 1. Students can pick up three days of meals before they leave on Tuesday. These meals would be for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 2 Students or parents could pick up meals daily on the High School Dock between 1-2 p.m. 3. Students or parents could pick up their three days of meals all at once. On High School dock between 1-2 p.m. Group B 1. Students can pick up three days of meals before they leave on Friday. These meals would be for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 2. Students or parents could pick up meals daily on the High School Dock between 1-2 p.m. 3. Students or parents could pick up their three days of meals all at once. On High School dock between 1-2 p.m. In a nutshell, students either take them home on the last day they are with us, pick the meal up daily when they aren't with us, or pick up all three meals on one day. For families with students learning virtually every day, you can pick up your meals daily or once for the whole week. Here is the link to complete to place your order: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVY3SSH4wVt8Hr8hDhIfp9c8B35kXQbDo6oh03rqzRMLXLKg/viewform?gxids=7757
Lancer Gold Cards are for sale!! $20 per card with great deals at local businesses. Also, check out these Lancer masks on sale for $10 each (adult and youth sizes available). If you are interested in purchasing both, we offer a combo package (1 Mask + 1 Card) for $25. Contact Coach Nicki Johnson via email (email@example.com) and/or Coach Ryan Vinzant (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in purchasing and/or have questions. Or reach out to one of your favorite volleyball/football players and we’ll get a card and/or mask to you! All proceeds go directly into the two programs to purchase equipment and uniforms. Shout out to Summer at Thorson Graphics for the awesome mask design. Thanks for your support!
ELEMENTARY Lancer Families: We are planning 'in person' learning for the start of the school year (unless you've chosen distance learning). It is important for you to know that we may be required to switch to an A/B hybrid schedule if covid cases rise in our community or school. There is also the possibility of going to full distance learning during the school year. We are prepared for any of these three scenarios at school, and we want you to be ready as well. Our three plans are posted on the ISD300 website for you. Please click on the below link and watch the video with your student(s) https://5il.co/kqol
VIRTUAL LEARNING DAYS MEAL ORDER FORM Thank you for participating in school meals during on virtual learning days! HAVE YOU HEARD?! AS OF SEPTEMBER 1ST, SCHOOL MEALS ARE FREE TO ALL STUDENTS 18 & UNDER!! We are requesting that you pre-order school meals packs (which include both breakfast & lunch) for the virtual learning days ONLY. You have the option of either meal pick-up or take-home meals! If you are interested in receiving Meal Packs for the virtual learning days next week (9/14/2020 - 9/18/2020), please complete the following order form by 8AM Thursday, September 10th. Please use the following link to order: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvwturQ5h5ozM7_0YYrqBI9_Ouv5DDFJl29SsFa1qCaky4_g/viewform Order forms will be sent out each week. You will pre-order meals for the following week for the virtual learning days only. A new order form must be filled out each week. Meal Pack Prices for September: BREAKFAST & LUNCH - FREE!
Good Morning Lancers! Please see below for information that went out in our MS/HS back to school letter this year! As we all know, you are eagerly awaiting which group(or days) you get to see us; however, those placements were not in our back to school letter! We will be letting you know that information as soon as possible! Until then, we will see you September 14th, whether that be face to face or virtual! Principal's Back to School Letter - https://5il.co/kgst Chromebook Information - https://5il.co/kgss HS Yearbook Order Form - https://5il.co/kgsr MS Yearbook Order Form - https://5il.co/kgsq Picture Forms to order online -https://5il.co/kgsp Organization Club Information - https://5il.co/kgso
Open this link to get the information regarding the new procedures for soccer game attendance this fall. The first game of the season will be boys soccer vs PEM tonight at Seaton Field starting at 7:00 p.m. https://5il.co/kgot
La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools is now hiring for the following positions: *Coaching* *Custodial* *ECSE Special Education Teacher* *School Nutrition* *High School English Teacher* *Industrial Technology Educator* *Academic Supports Teacher 5-8 grade* *School Mental Health Worker* *Paraprofessional Positions* You can apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/isd300/onlineapp/
We are still running our weekly auction! Take a look at our auction items by following the link below. https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/page/silent-auction
FIRST Lego League - CHALLENGE REPLAY Season 2020 (Grades 4th-6th) For centuries, sports have played an integral part of our culture. We rally around our athletes. There is an athlete inside each and every one of us! The nature of traditional sports is shifting ~ thru this year’s theme, we have the power to be forces for change and to redefine the games. It’s time to be game-changers! FIRST® is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through team-based robotics programs. FIRST merges the rigor of STEM learning with the fun and excitement of a team structure. Whether it’s finding their people or finding their path, students will gain the skills and confidence with FIRST to forge ahead and build their future. Friendly competition is at the heart of Lego League-Challenge, as students engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering - building and programming a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of Lego League-Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. Two-part registration process! Step 1: Register with Community Ed online or by calling 895-5150 Step 2: Complete Lego League Participation Survey (link will be emailed upon registration) KICK-OFF Meeting and Team Formations ~ WED. Sept. 9, 6:30-7:30 pm HS Conference Room 2 TABLE BUILD (optional) Friday, Sept. 11, 1:30-4:00pm Lab 4 Class #3704-10 Instructors: Cyndy Reichgelt & Parent Volunteers Location/Time/Date:TBD by teams and coaches $85 Joan B. Wright Operations Coordinator La Crescent-Hokah Community Education ISD300 703 S. 11th Street, La Crescent, MN 55947 507-895-5150 *I am out of my office on Wednesdays during the school year. Messages will be returned as soon as I return! Like us on Facebook! http://facebook.com/isd300communityeducation
All families are encouraged to complete a meal benefit application for the 2020/21 school year. You can complete your application via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or by completing a paper application. To request an application please call 507-895-5051.
We have extended the deadline to sign up your students up for distance learning only to 3:00pm today. Please follow this link to sign up https://forms.gle/ZQxaarDBfXUqTKWb8
Parents and Guardians, On August 7th, you received an email from Superintendent Cardille with information regarding the plan for returning to school for the 2020/21 school year. In that email, there were two surveys for families to fill out. One survey was for transportation and child care services, and the second was to sign your student(s) up for distance learning only. Superintendent Cardille asked for families to complete the surveys by August 17th. If you have not done so already, please access the surveys by following the web addresses listed below. Sign up for distance learning: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehzGn5DvqhVVo9Da9Mdc2Nfa2bBGC-pJzY2XcC5k1IShWa-Q/viewform Sign up for transportation and child care: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLnhj0KtkAhmz5UnExfZxmhf7Si07M_FifP4uVAY7AzvpNGg/viewform Thank you, La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools
Please visit our website at https://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/o/lchps/page/planning-resources-for-the-2020-21-school-year to view the back to school plan for the 2020/21 year and other additional resources.
La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools Back to school update First, I want to thank all of you for your patience as we work through our directives and options. As you know, Governor Walz released the final direction for Minnesota Public Schools on Thursday. Since that time, we have been breaking down the expectations and cleaning up our final plans. As promised in an email on July 22, I will send out our plan within a week of the Governor’s decision. I am hoping to get that out by Friday of this week. We are working with our transportation company and private schools to determine how we can coordinate to provide the best education for all students. On Friday, you will get several messages from the District. One will be a survey that we will need you to complete for each child in your household. The survey will ask you for a definite answer about your student transportation needs and if your child(ren) will return to school this fall or if you will keep them home for distance learning. Right now, our plan includes having students in PK-4 come to school every day and learn face to face with teachers. In grades 5-12, we will use a hybrid plan likely with students in two groups. “A” group will come Monday and Tuesday to learn face to face in the classroom and will be distance learning with the classroom teacher on Wednesday through Friday. “B” group will distance learn Monday through Wednesday and be face to face with classroom teachers Thursday and Friday. Please watch for more specific details about these plans on Friday afternoon. The number of positive Covid-19 results in the school district counties determines our ability to have students in the school. This plan will be fluid and can change as we are provided with new data and positive counts for the counties. If we all exercise good practices to minimize the spread of Covid-19, we hope to have all students back in school soon. Please do your best to help keep these numbers down: wear a mask, wash your hands, and slow the spread. Kevin Cardille Superintendent
Mardi Gras Bead and Jingle Bell Donations July 27th - August 8th Due to COVID-19, our elementary students are will be unable to share musical instruments this fall. We are creating individual instrument packs for the students to utilize. These bells and beads will be used to fill 350 shakers, bean bags and be placed on rings to accompany our lessons. Drop off box locations: La Crescent-Hokah District Office 703 S 11th St, La Crescent. MN M-F 8 am - 4 pm La Crescent Public Library 321 Main Street, La Crescent, MN M/T/F: 10 am-6 pm, W/Th: 12-5 pm Hokah Public Library 57 Main St., Hokah, MN T: 2-7 pm, W: 11am -6 pm, Th: 2-7 pm, F: 2-6 pm, Sa: 11 am-3 pm
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.
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
Lancer Nation, We are seeking your feedback regarding distance learning! If the request alone is adequate for you, please follow the link below to complete this survey and accept our sincere thanks. https://bit.ly/EmergLancerSurvey