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OUR MISSION

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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District News

Last month, South Washington County Schools (SoWashco Schools) conducted a survey of families, staff and students (grades 6-12) about their ideal school-year calendar. The results of the open question “Do you have any additional information that you would like to share with SoWashCo Schools for the calendar committee to consider when creating future school calendars?” pointed to action steps that need to be taken for this school year.

Read More about Calendar Survey Points to the Need for Adjustments This School Year

As we near the end of the first trimester, we are seeing a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases that have shifted a number of schools into higher mitigation and created staff shortages.

With the rise in positive cases, finding substitutes is increasingly challenging. We ask families to prepare for staff shortages that could temporarily shift a classroom into distance learning for up to 10 calendar days. Families will be provided with as much notice as possible while balancing health and safety requirements.

Read More about Higher COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts and Staff Shortages

During the school year, South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) may enter into an e-learning day (extended learning day) due to bad weather or other situations in which school cannot be held in-person. In 2017, the Minnesota Legislature created the opportunity for schools to hold e-learning days and is not related to COVID-19.  

Read More about ANNUAL NOTICE: E-Learning Days in South Washington County Schools (K-12)

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is seeking input from families, staff and students (grades 6-12) about their ideal calendar for the school year. Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey.

The information you provide will be used by the SoWashCo Schools calendar committee in its planning for future school calendars. 

Read More about Family Survey: Help Guide Future School District Calendars

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