Past Director's Messages » February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021
Dear CRSS Families,
Inclement Weather
Although the days are getting longer and this week we have been in a warm streak, we are not out of the woods yet in terms of inclement weather. March has been known to bring Minnesota heavy snowfalls. Our school calendar follows the Faribault Public School calendar. Both Faribault Public Schools and CRSS have two snow days built into the 2020-2021 academic year. We have not had to use either snow day yet. In the event of school closure due to severe weather, you will be contacted through School Messenger via email, text and phone. 
Please make sure that your child continues to come to school with a winter jacket, snow pants, boots, hat and mittens. We go outside for recess everyday that the temperature and wind chill allow. We also spend time outside for gym class, with our school Naturalist and to participate in environmental education activities. 
March 11 and 12 Will Be Distance Learning Days
Please mark your calendars that Thursday, March 11 and Friday, March 12 will be distance learning days for all students K-8. Twenty of our teachers and staff members are scheduled to receive their second vaccine on March 10. They could experience side effects requiring them to stay home for one or more days. This would leave our school understaffed and not able to adequately supervise all of the students. We are switching to distance learning on March 11 and 12 to ensure the safety of your children. 
Childcare for Tier 1 Employees
On March 11 and 12 childcare for Tier 1 employees will be offered at CRSS. We will be sending out a survey to Tier 1 families to find out how many students will be present at childcare on those days. 
Spring Break Is Fast Approaching!
As you know, Cannon River STEM School's spring break is March 15-19. That's just two weeks away! We hope your family will be able to rest and spend time together during your spring break vacation. 
Annual Meeting
Our school's Annual Meeting took place virtually last Thursday night. The new Board Members introduced themselves, we shared pictures and short videos of student projects and activities, and we learned about the state of our school over the past year. Thank you to all who were able to join us. If you would like to review the information that we covered during the meeting, you can do so by reading our World's Best Workforce Report. 
Facemask Reminder
Although students have been doing a very good job wearing face masks, please have a conversation with your child about the importance of continuing to wear a facemask at school. Please check that your child has a facemask every morning before leaving home. Students who ride the school bus must wear a facemask on the bus. 
Clark Taynton Is Student Teaching in 2nd Grade!