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We are looking forward to welcoming your child into our schools for the 2022-23 school year. Priority Enrollment for the fall is now open. Families are eligible for a number of opportunities within SoWashCo Schools from our early learning programs, elementary magnet programs (Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion and Multiage at Valley Crossing Elementary), to our new SoWashCo Online for students in grades K-5 and 9-12 debuting fall 2022.

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is seeking to hire bus assistants, bus drivers, crossing guards, Kids Club child care, maintenance and facilities staff, nutrition services workers, paraprofessionals, substitute paraprofessionals, substitute teachers and more.

Families can pick up two free meals (one breakfast and one lunch) for their child in middle or high school from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at the East Ridge High School activities entrance. Barcodes will not be required.

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the school board held its annual meeting for a swearing-in ceremony and election of officers.

Newly elected board member Eric Tessmer joined re-elected members Pat Driscoll, Sharon Van Leer and Katie Schwartz as they took their oath of office.

  • Join SoWashCo Schools virtually from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18 via Zoom for “Positive Advocacy and Self Advocacy: The Road to Independence” a parent education event. 
  • Parents will discover ways to support their child’s growth a strong and positive self-advocate

Woodbury and East Ridge High Schools both earned numerous honors from the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education Program. Spotlight honors Minnesota high schools and students by recognizing the achievements of artists on and off the stage throughout the state. 

Apply to the SoWashCo Schools Advisory Staff Development Committee (ASDC) to collaborate on the SoWashCo staff professional development plan, evaluate professional development efforts at the site and department level, ensure the representation of all employees and develop districtwide training ideas. 

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is now at a critical stage that will result in multiple cancellations or delays for bus routes in the mornings and afternoons. Families will be notified by phone and text, with as much notice as possible, if their child’s morning or afternoon route is expected to be impacted.