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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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.
The Department of Teaching and Learning is looking for parents to represent their child’s school and school community. There are 2 seats available for the cities of Afton, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Grey Cloud Island, and Woodbury. This committee will meet from 4:00-5:30 on the following dates:
- Nov. 22, 2021
- Jan. 24, 2022
- March 21, 2022
- May 16, 2022
The Nov. 2 election will be critical in providing the stability needed to address other pressing issues. If the ballot questions are approved, we will continue planning for our next challenges - growth in our communities, overcrowded schools and uneven enrollment increases.
Help us learn more about how your family uses electronic devices at home by participating in the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Digital Equity Survey. It’s important that we gather accurate information so each student and family has the equipment, help and support they need.
Through the 2021 Advanced Child Tax Credit, eligible families can receive advance payments of up to $300 a month for each child under the age of six and up to $250 per month for each child older than age six. Families can benefit from the credit even if they don’t have earned income or do not owe any income taxes. Payments will be sent monthly from the IRS through Dec. 15, 2021.
SoWashCo Schools is experiencing some unavailable menu items or last-minute replacements due to the nationwide food shortage. We are working to replace items with similar options, however, menus are subject to change.
During its regularly scheduled business meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26, the School Board approved several policies including updates to the racial equity and inclusion policy and the adoption of a face covering resolution and policy.