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  • RE: PreK-12 School Calendar Adjustmen

    On December 12, 2022, a proposal was brought forth to the Shakopee Public Schools board to recommend a one-time change to the school calendar for Wednesday, December 21, 2022. 

    In light of a very unique set of circumstances, the recommendation to change December 21, 2022 to a no school day for students (all students E-12) was approved by the School Board. This includes Pearson Early Learning Center, Saber Online, Tokata Learning Center and all K-12 schools.  Winter break will remain unchanged with no school for all E-12 students and staff December 22, 2022 - January 2, 2023. Pearson Early Learning Center’s no school day for students on December 16 will also remain unchanged. Activities, Athletics and Community Education classes will operate as normal on December 21. 

    To assist families with childcare needs, the YMCA will adjust the start of their winter break K-5 child care programming to begin on December 21, rather than the previously scheduled December 22 start date. Additional details will be sent via email to families tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13 by 1pm. Details will include a YMCA registration link and information, SWMetro services and other applicable items.

    This change allows for all students and staff who may wish to attend Doug Keddie’s Celebration of Life, that has been finalized by his family within the constraints of their situation and per his CaringBridge, on December 21 at 11am (Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie, MN).  As a Shakopee Public Schools educator since 2004, Mr. Keddie worked in multiple school buildings and in a district-wide capacity. 

    We appreciate how staff continue to support students and each other during this difficult time as well as the support of YMCA, Palmer Bus Services and our greater community in this one-time school calendar adjustment.

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  • Saber Family Update

    It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Shakopee Public Schools Media Specialist, Doug Keddie, as shared by his wife on a public CaringBridge page early this morning.

    Doug joined Shakopee Public Schools in August of 2004 as a Third Grade Teacher at Red Oak Elementary and then served in the same role at Eagle Creek Elementary from 2008 to 2010. During his time in the district, he also served in Technology Integration and Media Specialist roles, providing support to various buildings, students and staff members. Most recently, Doug served as a Media Specialist for Eagle Creek and Red Oak Elementary Schools.

    Support staff will be available at various building locations throughout the day for staff and students. 

    A GoFundMe was created on behalf of the family a week ago and can be accessed here

    At our elementary schools, and across the district, we have support staff available for any individual who may need assistance surrounding this loss and difficult time. We encourage you, as parents/guardians, to also feel free to use our resources listed below. 

    We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as needed.

    Shakopee Public Schools and the Elementary Principal Team

    Additional Resources 

    Resources for parents after a crisis, in multiple languages:

    https://nyssswa.org/crisis-response/resources-for-parents/

    Resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

    https://www.nctsn.org/resources/all-nctsn-resources

    Resources for parents and children, translated into multiple languages: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/translated-safety-and-crisis-resources

    Sesame Street resources related to traumatic experiences – videos, articles, activities for young children and their families

    https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/

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  • Back to School Materials Sent Home

    Starting Thursday, August 18, all Saber Online families will receive a back to school mailing with teacher assignments (elementary), device pick up information and more. Select elements from this mailing can also be found online by clicking here.

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  • Now Hiring

    Shakopee Public Schools is looking for various part-time and full-time positions - come join our school team! Many of these positions have flexible hours, and all are extremely rewarding. Click here for a full list of positions and to apply today.

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