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OUR MISSION

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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Due to ongoing supply chain issues, our milk vendor can only provide limited amounts of milk because of a carton shortage. The limited supply will be distributed to elementary schools for lunch beginning Jan. 4. This means milk cannot be provided to middle and high schools and is not guaranteed at all elementary schools.

Read More about Milk Shortage in January: Please Pack a Reusable Water Bottle for School, Water Bottle Drive

Like many school districts, SoWashCo Schools seeks to adjust its current calendar to help address a combination of challenges related to the ongoing pandemic. The changes to the remainder of the school year will provide flexible learning days for students. On flexible learning days, students will learn from home and connect and interact with their teacher and classmates. 

Read More about Proposed 2021-22 Calendar Adjustments go to School Board Dec. 16

All schools are closed today, Dec. 10, due to the wintry weather. Students should not report to school and all online learning activities are canceled and no new assignments will be posted.

For a list of cancellations during an emergency closure, visit sowashco.org/emergency and click on the emergency closure tab.

Read More about Emergency Closure: All South Washington County Schools are closed today, Dec. 10.

Last month, South Washington County Schools (SoWashco Schools) conducted a survey of families, staff and students (grades 6-12) about their ideal school-year calendar. The results of the open question “Do you have any additional information that you would like to share with SoWashCo Schools for the calendar committee to consider when creating future school calendars?” pointed to action steps that need to be taken for this school year.

Read More about Calendar Survey Points to the Need for Adjustments This School Year

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.  

Read More about ANNUAL NOTICE: E-Learning Days in South Washington County Schools (K-12)

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. 

Read More about Family Survey: Help Guide Future School District 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. 

Read More about Nationwide Food Shortage Affecting School Menus

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