South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.
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Watch the marching bands from East Ridge, Park and Woodbury High Schools collaborate for an all-in-one showcase for the community.
The state announced the launch of the “Kids Deserve a Shot” vaccine incentive program. The program encourages Minnesotans between the ages of 12-17 to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by offering a $200 Visa gift card once the vaccination series is completed by Nov. 30.
Watch a recording of the recent virtual information session and learn how to vote early for the Nov. 2 ballot.
The Department of Technology has seen an increase in damaged student devices. To avoid unexpected costs, families can purchase an optional device protection plan until Oct. 31, 2021. Families who do not purchase a device protection plan are responsible for the full cost of device repair or replacement.
Help make a positive impact on the lives of students. Please visit our careers site at www.sowashco.org/careers for a full list of open positions details. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Join us for one of two community information sessions about the levy questions on the Nov. 2 ballot. If approved by voters, increased school funding will allow us to focus on financial stability and technology for our kids.
Please see our revised criteria for COVID-19 decision-making that defines when increased health strategies will be put in place (including face coverings in our high schools).
Learn about free at-home testing options available to students and community testing options available to everyone.
To help keep children warm this winter, South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) Community Education is partnering with SoWashCo CARES (Community Action Reaching Every Student) to help match students in need with new winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats and gloves.
Five students from South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) are advancing as semifinalists for the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
The Department of Nutrition Services is still experiencing a staffing shortage and is hiring for a variety of positions over the lunch hour. Help make a positive impact on the lives of students. Please visit our careers site at www.sowashco.org/careers for a full list of open positions details. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
SoWashCo Schools is asking voters to consider a school funding increase with two questions on the Nov. 2 ballot.
SoWashCo Schools is sharing our criteria for COVID-19 decision-making that defines when increased health strategies will be put in place (including face coverings in our high schools) and when classrooms or schools would move to distance learning.
The Department of Teaching and Learning is looking for parents to represent their child’s school and school community. There are 2 seats available for the cities of Afton, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Grey Cloud Island, and Woodbury. This committee will meet from 4:00-5:30 on the following dates:
- Nov. 22, 2021
- Jan. 24, 2022
- March 21, 2022
- May 16, 2022
The Nov. 2 election will be critical in providing the stability needed to address other pressing issues. If the ballot questions are approved, we will continue planning for our next challenges - growth in our communities, overcrowded schools and uneven enrollment increases.