NEXT Staff News

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Submissions for staff news are due the Wednesday before Sunday's publication.

 

Operating Within our Budget
05/02/2021
The cost of education has continued to outpace the funding available to fully support our operations and programming. In addition, the pandemic has created additional unexpected costs, declining enrollment and uncertainty for state funding. Our challenges are not over.
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The Gift of a Pause
04/25/2021
This is the time of year when we are all under more stress as we work to wrap up the school year and to plan for what is ahead. As we enter the last six weeks of school, I offer to each of you, the Gift of a Pause.
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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. There is no coursework or professional learning that can replace the relationships with our students. Please take time to listen, to understand and to empathize.
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Educators: Take the Social and Emotional Learning Survey
05/16/2021
SoWashCo Schools educators are asked to complete a survey regarding the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) in our district. This is a follow-up survey to one sent to staff earlier this school year and the data will be used for planning and improving SEL implementation in the coming years.
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Take the Annual Employee Climate and Culture Survey
04/25/2021
The survey helps the district get a consistent, systemic view of the climate and culture among SoWashCo Schools employees. The survey also gives staff an opportunity to give feedback on their overall thoughts of the district, support and training that staff is given in their role.
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Nominate a District 833 All-Star
03/21/2021
Nominations are now being accepted for CAPE’s 2021 District 833 All-Star Awards through Thursday, April 1.
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New Websites Scheduled for the Summer
05/16/2021
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is in the process of changing website vendors to better meet the needs of families, staff and students.
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Staff HotSpot to be Discontinued Over the Summer
05/16/2021
The staff HotSpot will no longer be updated and will be discontinued over the summer.
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Face Coverings to Continue in Schools Through June 4
05/16/2021
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has shared that the end of the statewide mask mandate has no effect on schools.
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