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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SoWashCo Schools is hiring back-to-school positions right now. We have immediate interviews, quick hiring and comprehensive benefits packages.
SoWashCo Schools is offering families the option of purchasing a device protection plan to protect district-issued devices from accidental damage from ﬁre, ﬂood, natural disasters, or power surges; and theft (with a ﬁled police report).
As you prepare for the first day of school, it’s a good idea to review the programs and devices that will be used throughout the academic year. Learn more about the following topics on the SoWashCo Schools technology page.
Minnesota offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students through the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts. Purchases for most school supplies, field trips and musical instruments for school band are eligible.
For the 2022-23 school year, COVID-19 will require a response in the same way we address communicable diseases (flu, rotavirus, etc.). SoWashCo Schools will follow communicable disease procedures from local public health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The SoWashCo Schools Department of Transportation will post bus delays at sowashco.org/transportation once a driver reports route running more than 10 minutes late.
Due to nationwide shortages of certain food items, SoWashCo Schools menus may not accurately reflect what will be served that day. When possible, the Department of Nutrition Services will replace meals with similar choices and avoid any additional allergens. Please follow the guidelines below to remain aware of ongoing changes, especially if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Voters in the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) district did not approve the $462.6 million bond request.
SoWashCo Schools provides digital tickets and passes for all regular season, home athletic games. Online digital tickets will be the only way spectators can purchase their tickets to athletic events. Cash sales will NOT be available at the events. Our district has changed athletic ticketing prices for the upcoming 2022-23 school year for regular season home contests.
Starting fall 2022, there will be several important changes to meal services at South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools). School breakfast and lunches will no longer be free for all students due to the expiration of federal United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers.
South Washington County Schools is pleased to provide families with an easy way to complete online forms and review and update household contact information for the 2022-23 school year. All families must complete this update between July 15 and Aug. 1.
We did it! This year marked one of the most challenging school years that many of us have ever faced. I want to thank you for your patience, understanding and support of our school and program staff. Though we serve seven different cities and towns, I am amazed and proud of how we have all come together.
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Park High School’s spring musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid has earned numerous honors from the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education Program. Spotlight Education highlights Minnesota high schools and students by recognizing the achievements of artists on and off the stage throughout the state.