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Statement and Resources Following the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial
04/20/2021
The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial has brought strong emotions from students, staff and families. To help students process their feelings on the verdict and what is happening in our communities, our schools will provide spaces for constructive and age-appropriate conversations. Whether in the classroom or another identified safe space at school, our social workers, counselors, psychologists and cultural liaisons will be available this week to support students.
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SoWashCo Schools Team Up with South Washington Watershed District to Help Improve Our Environment
04/18/2021
For several years, seven South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) have partnered with the South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) for projects that help improve our groundwater, environment, and create habitats for birds and pollinators. The projects also offer unique learning opportunities for students.
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Woodbury High School Teacher Named Air Force Association’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year
04/18/2021
Woodbury High School Teacher, Thomas Patzold, Senior Aerospace Studies Instructor for Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) was chosen as the Air Force Association’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
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Virtual Learning Academy Not Planned for 2021-22 School Year
04/08/2021
In February, parents had the opportunity to complete a VLA survey. The results showed that there was low interest in VLA for the next school year with only 482 families indicating they would consider it. The responses were spread out across all grade levels (elementary, middle and high). Based on this survey information, staffing timeline requirements and the availability of a vaccine, South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) is not planning to continue the VLA option next school year (2021-22).
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Statewide Tornado Drill Held on Thursday, April 15
04/08/2021
The statewide tornado drill will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Teachers will talk to students about staying safe, where to go in the school during a tornado and other safety procedures.
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Six SoWashCo Students Participate in All-State Honor Band
04/08/2021
Six South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) students were selected to perform in the Minnesota Band Directors’ Association All-State Honor Band. Students will take lessons, rehearse and perform virtually on April 17, 2021.
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East Ridge High School Student Selected as 2021 Triple "A" Award Winner
04/08/2021
Congratulations to Allison Benjamin on being selected as the top female Triple “A” Award winner. The award recognizes high school seniors for academics, arts and athletics.
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A Reminder About COVID-19 Quarantine Procedures
04/01/2021
A 14-day quarantine remains the safest recommendation from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for the greatest protection against spreading the virus.
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