IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE BEGINNING OF THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
We realize that families have been anxiously waiting for information on what school will look like this year at CRCS and we appreciate your patience. We have been very thoughtful in our decision on how to proceed. This decision was based on a number of factors, but most importantly the unique aspects of our school/community and the most up to date data available from the city, county, and state. Please see the two documents below for more information. These documents were approved by the CRCS Board of Directors on August 10th, 2020:
Please know that more information will be coming shortly AND some information is yet to be determined as we want to have conversations with many of you! As you will see the rationale was clear as to why Distance Learning was selected. We also felt it was extremely important for students, parents, and staff to have a clearly defined amount of time for Distance Learning at the beginning of the year. After that time, the date may change, but no matter what CRCS will be operating through a Distance Learning model until Monday, November 9th.
See the announcement video for more information on our distance learning plan:
Who We Are
As the fifth charter school in Minnesota, the United States, and the World, Cedar Riverside Community School opened its doors in the fall of 1993. We are celebrating our 26th year of continuous operation! Cedar Riverside Community School is a tuition-free charter PreK- Grade 8 school serving about 180 students.
Our primary goal is to work in partnership with families from the Cedar Riverside neighborhood and the surrounding communities who wish to take part in the education of their children in a rigorous educational environment. Cedar Riverside Community School ensures academic success through rigorous curriculum standards and specialized support for English Language Learners – all while setting high expectations for students.
Cedar Riverside Community School establishes strong skills in math, reading, literature, writing, science, physical education, art & technology – all of the essential areas of learning. We will also carry out a strong character education program to make sure students develop exceptional leadership skills and are well-rounded in all areas and ready for high school and beyond. Class sizes are small to accommodate personalized learning.
The doors of Cedar Riverside Community School are open to you. Please contact us to schedule a visit (612-339-5767). Translators are available.
Thank you for considering Cedar Riverside Community School!
Cedar Riverside Community School connects our students to the world by means of a rigorous, academic program with an emphasis on literacy and character development.
Our school’s vision is to empower our students with the academic excellence and moral fortitude necessary to make a difference in the world.
To provide a learning environment of the highest quality, Cedar Riverside Community School values…
Relationships: We are committed to relationships built on trust, respect and professional competence which contribute to the mission and vision of Cedar Riverside Community School.
High expectations: We set high expectations for students and staff. We demand excellence in teaching and learning. We believe strongly in the importance of educating the whole person and preparing students for lifelong learning. We value the cultivation of character and the modeling of honesty, integrity, compassion, fairness, respect and ethical behavior, both in the classroom and beyond.
Student-Centered: We are committed to education, inquiry and service in order to meet students’ changing needs. We foster lifelong learning, civic and social responsibility, leadership, and individual and career growth.
Community-centered: CRCS promotes involvement and provides experiences that foster a lifelong commitment to its community. CRCS strives to create and maintain effective channels of communication. We believe in the importance of sharing our human and academic resources with the community through partnerships and outreach activities.
Commitment: We value employees who are committed and engaged: staff who give of their best each day; who are committed to CRCS’s mission, vision, values and goals; who are motivated to contribute to the school’s success, who are committed to each other and the well-being of every student; and do what ever is needed to get the job done.
Collaboration: We promote effective communication and collaboration. We speak clearly and listen openly and actively. We are committed to a teamwork environment where every staff member is valued, treated with respect, encouraged to contribute, and recognized and rewarded for his/her efforts.