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Grades 6-12 Scheduled to Return to the In-person Learning Model on March 18
02/25/2021
Based on new guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), we are happy to share that students in grades 6-12 currently in the hybrid learning model, will return to in-person learning beginning Thursday, March 18. Students who are in the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) for trimester three will remain in VLA.
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Practicing Patience During COVID-19
02/25/2021
As we approach a full year of the pandemic, there is a range of emotions that students, staff and families are feeling. I want to acknowledge that families have made many sacrifices to balance work and finances along with supporting their child’s education at home. Finding a balance in life also applies to our teachers, nutrition services workers, bus drivers, custodians and the entire staff who have been keeping our school district running.
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East Ridge High School Student Selected as 2021 ExCEL Award Winner
02/25/2021
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) is pleased to announce that Riya Bharti from East Ridge High School, has been selected as a 2021 Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) ExCEL Award winner. ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities, volunteer in their communities and are model citizens.
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Three SoWashCo Educators Nominated for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year
02/19/2021
Three South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) teachers are nominated for the 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. The winner will be selected from a field of 75 candidates.
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Share Your Stories: How My Cultural Identity Is Seen, Heard and Honored
02/16/2021
The virtual listening session, scheduled for 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, will be facilitated by Superintendent Julie Nielsen, Assistant Principal Ashley Ruka and Literacy Coordinator Leah Bulous, and will focus on cultural identity. The listening session is open for students in grades 6-12.
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Bus Reminders and a Return to School for Grades 6-8 and 11-1
02/15/2021
Due to the continued cold weather this week, please ensure that your child is dressed warmly when waiting outside for the school bus. Tomorrow, Feb. 16, we will welcome back grades 6-8 and 11-12 to the hybrid learning model.
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New Meal Pick-up Schedule For February and March
02/11/2021
To accommodate students shifting learning models, there is a new meal pick-up calendar for February and March. The new calendar will start the week of Feb. 15.
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Virtual Learning Interest Survey
02/11/2021
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) is conducting an informational survey about the interest in a full-time distance learning program next school year.
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