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Distance Learning
Distance Learning Begins Monday, March 30
03/25/2020
The State of Minnesota has ordered Distance Learning for schools to begin on Monday, March 30 and to continue through at least Monday, May 4.
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Emergency Meals
Emergency Meals Information
03/24/2020
South Washington County Schools is providing some meal options for families in our community including food delivery and meal pick-up sites.
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Emergency Child Care Information
03/24/2020
Following the closure of all schools in the state of Minnesota, South Washington County Schools is opening Emergency Child Care at no cost to families who qualify.
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Family Resources
Family Resources and Emergency Meal Information
03/24/2020
South Washington County Schools is sharing a number of community and online resources available to families in response to COVID-19.
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New Building Restrictions
03/18/2020
Beginning Thursday, March 19, all school buildings and district educational sites will be locked and closed to the public without an appointment.
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Planning for Distance Learning
Internet Accessibility for Families
03/17/2020
South Washington County Schools is preparing for the possibility of Distance Learning if a longer-term school cancellation is necessary. Our goal is for each middle and high school student to have access to a device and internet during Distance Learning.
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Planning for Distance Learning
Planning for Distance Learning (no earlier than March 30)
03/17/2020
This week, staff has been planning for Distance Learning in the event that longer-term school cancellations are needed due to COVID-19. Become familiar with our distance learning plans in this article.
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Planning for Distance Learning
Middle School Devices Available for Pick-Up March 25-27
03/17/2020
Our goal is for each middle and high school student to have access to a device and internet during Distance Learning. If your grades 6-8 child does not have a device to access Schoology while learning from home, please plan to check-out a district-issued Chromebook from your school during the following schedule.
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School Closed
South Washington County Schools Closed Until Monday, March 30
03/15/2020
Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order on Sunday, March 15, 2020, to close all schools in the state of Minnesota to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
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Preventing COVID-19
South Washington County Schools Extends Spring Break by One Day
03/13/2020
South Washington County Schools is taking the next step to ensure our schools are ready for students when they return from spring break. Spring break will now be extended by one day. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 18.
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Preventing COVID-19
Many District 833 Activities and Events Now Canceled
03/13/2020
South Washington County Schools continues to respond to the latest guidance regarding the prevention of COVID-19 from spreading in our communities.
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Preventing COVID-19: March 12 Update
03/12/2020
On March 12, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provided new guidance for schools on limiting crowds or large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the disease.
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South Washington County Schools Focused on COVID-19 Prevention
03/09/2020
Though we do not have any cases of COVID-19 in our school communities, South Washington County Schools continues to plan and prepare for the possibility. We are in close communication with the Minnesota Department of Health and will follow all guidelines of local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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UTSWC Negotiations Update
03/06/2020
During the March 5 board meeting, district administrators shared an update regarding negotiations with the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC).
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Four-Year Graduation Rate Continues Upward Trend
03/05/2020
The four-year graduation rate for South Washington County Schools continued its upward trend with 93.3 percent of students in the district graduating on time. The 2019 graduation rate is 1.2 percentage points higher than in 2018.
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Kari Lopez
Kari Lopez Honored as Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year
02/21/2020
The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) named Kari Lopez, principal of Woodbury Middle School, Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year.
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