South Washington County Schools

Enrolling Your Student

The district encourages all families with school age children to register for school as soon as possible. To determine what school a student would be assigned to based on their address, visit the school boundary calculator.

Elementary enrollment that occurs during the summer months is subject to students having to be re-routed based on capacity with the grade-level enrolling. Should a grade level reach the district threshold, families will be offered a nearby attendance boundary school. The district will provide transportation to that school. Should an opening occur at the neighborhood school, students who were re-routed would be the first to have the opportunity to return to their neighborhood school. Enrollment is reviewed throughout the summer to determine schools that are above capacity and those that still have space.

Forms required for enrollment: Enrollment form, one for each student, Address form one per family, Data Request form one for each student.

Please have available the previous school address and fax number, a copy of the birth certificate, current immunization record and two forms for proof of residency.

Acceptable items for proof of residency include:

Primary Proof of Residency: Current Purchase/Lease Agreement signed and dated), Current Property Tax Statement, Current Student Loan Statement, Current Payroll Statement, Current Bank Statement.

Secondary Proof of Residency: Current Federal/State/County Benefits Statement, Current Healthcare Bill, Current Major Utility Bill (Xcel Energy or Water Bill), Confirmation Letter of Change of Address with USPS,

Not Accepted for Proof of Residency:  Updated Driver’s License, Cell phone Bills, Cable Bills Sanitation or Department Store/Credit Card Bills are not accepted as they may be billed to any address.

Any current families with changes in their child’s legal guardianship or residence are also asked to contact Student Information at 651-425-6236

Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten and need to enroll the preceding school year. Kindergarten Packets are sent out mid-January and are due back by mid-February. Early Childhood Screening does not enroll your child for kindergarten.

To register, you may fax the forms listed below to 651-425-6320, scan/email the forms to dmaki0@sowashco.org, or visit the District Service Center (7362 E. Point Douglas Rd. S., Cottage Grove).

Enrollment Form Address Form Welcome Flyer

Minnesota Language Survey

Data Request forms

NOTE:  The district continues to experience growth, and in particular in the northeast quadrant of the district. Parents looking in this area or at Liberty Ridge should be aware that new attendance boundaries will take effect in the fall of 2017-18. Even with these adjustments, there are certain grade levels that may not be accommodating new students. 

Valley Crossing Elementary 

Any family within District 833 is able to apply for an intra-district transfer to Valley Crossing, the district's recently acquired elementary school. For the 2016-17 school year and beyond, the district plans to maintain the programs and opportunities that are in place at Valley Crossing, including the multiage choice program and Gateway, the district’s Gifted Education program for students in grades 3-5. With the completion of the north elementary attendance boundaries, those students residing in neighborhood groups W10, W11, W12, W27 and W29, will be assigned to Valley Crossing in the fall of 2017.

Enrolling in the multiage choice program for 2017-18

The multiage choice program will continue to be an option for families across District 833. Families should submit an intra-district transfer request if they are interested in the multiage choice program for their child. The requests will be accepted based on space available, first-come first-served. 

Identification as a Gifted Learner in a Prior District

If your child received gifted education services in their prior district, after enrolling your child in District 833, please send assessment results and any additional information used for placement to: Gifted Education Services, 7362 E. Point Douglas Rd. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016.

These assessment results may include a Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), an Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT), a Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT), or an IQ test as well as achievement tests (such as MAP or state testing). The Coordinator of Gifted Education will review the information that you submit to determine appropriate instructional placement in District 833. Families will be contacted after the information has been reviewed. For further information regarding gifted services, please see the Gifted Education website.


If you move within District 833 boundaries, please call 651-425-6236 to have your family census data updated. You will also need to complete an Address Change Form. Proof of Residency is required before changes can be considered.

If you are planning to move OUT of District 833 boundaries, please call 651-425-6236 to have your family census information removed. This information is vital in helping school district administration maintain current records and plan for future program needs. This data will remain confidential and will be used only to assist administration in determining future building and facilities needs; improving the efficiency of transporting public and private school students; help in projecting future revenues and program expenditures; assist in development of programs for preschool children, special education students, regular instruction, athletics, community education, senior citizen programs; and generally serve the needs of District 833 students and citizens.


Please call Student Information at 651-425-6236 to add your preschool children, or children attending out-of-district public or private schools or one of the in-district private schools. If you prefer, a census form can be mailed to you to complete and return. This information places your children on the district mailing lists to ensure all relevant information is shared with you. The data will remain confidential and will be used only to assist with district projections and needs.