South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.
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Throughout the school year, SoWashCo Schools may enter into an emergency closure or an e-learning day (extended learning day) due to bad weather or other situations in which school cannot be held in person.
During the school year, South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) may enter into an e-learning day (extended learning day) due to bad weather or other situations in which school cannot be held in-person. In 2017, the Minnesota Legislature created the opportunity for schools to hold e-learning days and is not related to COVID-19.
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is seeking input from families, staff and students (grades 6-12) about their ideal calendar for the school year. Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey.
The information you provide will be used by the SoWashCo Schools calendar committee in its planning for future school calendars.
Due to nationwide shortages of certain food items, SoWashCo Schools menus may not accurately reflect what will be served that day. When possible, the Department of Nutrition Services will replace meals with similar choices and avoid any additional allergens. Please follow the guidelines below to remain aware of ongoing changes, especially if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions.
The Department of Nutrition Services is still experiencing a staffing shortage and is hiring for a variety of positions over the school lunch hour. We are looking for candidates who want to be part of a team making a meaningful impact on students' lives.
Voters have approved the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) operating levy request for stability. The capital projects levy for technology was unsuccessful by a slim margin.
Watch a recording of the recent virtual information session and learn how to vote early for the Nov. 2 ballot.
The Department of Technology has seen an increase in damaged student devices. To avoid unexpected costs, families can purchase an optional device protection plan until Oct. 31, 2021. Families who do not purchase a device protection plan are responsible for the full cost of device repair or replacement.
Help make a positive impact on the lives of students. Please visit our careers site at www.sowashco.org/careers for a full list of open positions details. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Join us for one of two community information sessions about the levy questions on the Nov. 2 ballot. If approved by voters, increased school funding will allow us to focus on financial stability and technology for our kids.
Please see our revised criteria for COVID-19 decision-making that defines when increased health strategies will be put in place (including face coverings in our high schools).
Learn about free at-home testing options available to students and community testing options available to everyone.
To help keep children warm this winter, South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) Community Education is partnering with SoWashCo CARES (Community Action Reaching Every Student) to help match students in need with new winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats and gloves.
SoWashCo Schools is asking voters to consider a school funding increase with two questions on the Nov. 2 ballot.
SoWashCo Schools is sharing our criteria for COVID-19 decision-making that defines when increased health strategies will be put in place (including face coverings in our high schools) and when classrooms or schools would move to distance learning.