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A Time for Reflection as We Shift to Distance Learning
11/23/2020
Superintendent Julie Nielsen shares a message about prioritizing social-emotional health as we transition into distance learning.
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Elementary (K-5) Distance Learning Schedule Begins Nov. 30
11/23/2020
Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, all elementary students in grades K-5 in the hybrid learning model will shift to distance learning. Elementary students in the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) will remain in their class with their current teacher.
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SoWashCo Pauses All In-person Sports and Activities
11/19/2020
SoWashCo is pausing all in-person sports and activities in accordance with Gov. Tim Walz new executive order beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 18.
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UPDATE: Elementary Grades (PreK-5) Must Now Shift to Distance Learning Nov. 30
11/17/2020
Due to a surge in staff absences in key areas like transportation, nutrition services and teaching, all elementary schools must shift to distance learning beginning Nov. 30.
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Distance Learning for Grades 6-12 Set for Nov. 16, Elementary Families Urged to Prepare
11/06/2020
After receiving input and reviewing the data, Superintendent Julie Nielsen will continue with the plan to shift grades 6-12 to distance learning on Nov. 16. Due to the increased community spread of COVID-19 and staffing shortages, the team is urging elementary families and staff to prepare for the potential of moving to distance learning.
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Distance Learning Schedules for all 6-12 Grade Students Begin Nov. 16
11/03/2020
Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, all secondary students in grades 6-12 in the current hybrid learning model and in the Virtual Learning Academy will shift to distance learning under one schedule.
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Grades 6-12 to Shift to Distance Learning Nov. 16, Elementary Schools Remain in Hybrid
10/30/2020
Washington County, like many areas of the state, is seeing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. The SoWashCo Incident Command Team met on Friday, Oct. 30 to review the latest data related to COVID-19 in our community.
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Cottage Grove Elementary Opens Inclusive Playground
10/22/2020
This fall, students at Cottage Grove Elementary School (CGES) returned to a new inclusive and accessible playground. It was made possible after Ainsley K., a student at CGES, wrote a letter to Principal Theresa Blume, asking to make the playground accessible for her friend who uses a wheelchair.
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