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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Governor Tim Walz made a special visit to Lake Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 29 to congratulate students and teachers for their distinction of being named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
This time of year serves as an opportunity for reflection and gratitude. We have had an amazing first trimester of school and it’s hard to believe that we are one-third of the way through the school year.
During the months of colder weather, we see an increase of students experiencing symptoms of illness including fever, cough and sore throat which are often seen in COVID-19, RSV and influenza. If your child is feeling ill, we request they remain at home until they are well enough to return to school.
Learn about the latest news regarding strategic planning, long range facilities planning and transportation.
View the school board action update for the Nov. 17, 2022 business meeting.
Learn about the SoWashCo CARES winter clothing drive, our Hmong New Year Celebration and a free children's concert and carnival!
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is excited to recognize that Tessa Campbell and Lydia Jang have earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.
Washington County is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, Nov. 14 at Pullman Elementary School.
SoWashCo CARES is a community-led non-profit that exists to support South Washington County Schools and its students. Consider donating during Give to the Max Day.
The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a tax benefit that helps families with the costs of raising children. While the CTC has existed for over two decades, it was significantly expanded in 2021. This year, you can get up to $3,600 per child under six and $3,000 per child ages 6-17 depending on income. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2022.
An overview of the school board workshop on Nov. 3.
Learn about what actions were taken during the School Board Business Meeting on Oct. 18, 2022.
We have a critical need for school bus drivers and nutrition services staff. Please learn more and apply to make an impact on student lives.
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) continues to gather feedback from staff, students, families and community members following the unsuccessful bond election in August 2022.
The Minnesota School Immunization Law (Minn. Statute 121A.15) requires that all students enrolled in school be protected from childhood diseases by receiving immunizations. This includes students enrolled in PreK-12 schools or programs, Kids Club, preschool, alternative programs and home school programs.