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Director's Message

Greetings Families,  
Whether you stayed close to home or traveled far away during summer adventures, you have been missed and we can't wait to welcome you and your students back for another year at STEM school!  A very special welcome to those who are new this year - we are so glad you are here!  
Dress for outdoor weather. 
Wear closed-toe, well fitting shoes that allow for students to run, jump and hike outdoors. 
Dress in layers.  It can be cool in the mornings and warm afternoons.  
Please make sure all loose items are labeled with your student's name.  
Pack a healthy snack & lunch.
Nourishing our bodies for sustained energy all day long is vital, and attached is our updated policy and ideas for what to bring.  
If you have any questions or are looking for additional ideas, please reach out to Julie at [email protected]
Monitor for symptoms and if your student is sick, please keep them home.  
As a school community we take care of one another and ourselves and therefore if children are showing signs of illness, please keep them home for monitoring.  
You can find our full health and wellness policy here, and the CDC isolation recommendations here, which we will follow for covid positive cases.   
Warmest regards & on behalf of the entire CRSS team, 
Julie Cohrs 
Interim School Director 

Recent News

CRSS Board of Directors Closed Meeting

There will be a closed meeting of the CRSS board of directors on June 8 from 6:00-7:00 PM (prior to the regular board meeting). The purpose of this closed meeting is to evaluate the executive director.
Earth Week

Earth Week

Earth Day at CRSS is the most important day of the year! That's why we celebrate it all week! Please remind your student to wear green or blue on Monday, April 17.

Postponement due to the predicted snow:

The enrollment lottery and board meeting has been postponed until Thursday, March 16. The enrollment lottery will take place at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria. The board meeting will take place at 7:00 in the cafeteria.

32 CRSS Students' Art Work Displayed

All Area Student Show opening reception will be held Friday March 3rd 5:00pm-7:00pm. Join us on the second floor of the Paradise Center for the Arts to celebrate youth art. Local participating schools include: Faribault Area Learning Center, Jefferson Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Cannon River STEM School, Faribault Middle School, Bethlehem Academy, and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown.
All Area Student show will be on display March 3 - April 8, 2023 during Paradise Center for the Arts open hours. Paradise is currently open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. Please contact Visual Arts & Education Director Julie Fakler with any questions, [email protected]
Location Change

Location Change

The regular board meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2023 has had a location change. The meeting will be taking place in the 3-2 classroom in Old Main.


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  • 500 Student Service Hours per Month
  • 300+ Outdoor Hours per School Year
  • 50 Pounds Composted per Day
  • 1+ Miles of Outdoor Trails